“Turn My Way”
by New Order w/ Billy Corgan
from Get Ready 2001 Buy the album on Amazon
The final entry in #AprilDuets (though I certainly have more I could post) comes from New Order. This was a bit of a comeback album after they hadn’t released anything in 8 years, and though I never gave it enough of a proper listen, this song pretty immediately jumped out.
“Time After Time”
by Cyndi Lauper w/ Sarah McLachlan
from The Body Acoustic 2005 Buy the album on Amazon
Cyndi Lauper, or at least my appreciation of her, is in the fine wine/better with age category for me. I didn’t have MTV growing up, but this song is one of the songs I associate with the times I got to watch it at a relative’s, and it was always my favorite of her hits.
by Suzanna Choffel & Alejandro Escovedo
from the album All ATX (Volume 1) 2013 Buy the album on Amazon
I guess I’m not big on duets, or I just can’t remember any that stand out in an obvious way. I dig on harmonies, but does that count as duets (e.g. most Alice In Chains songs from the Dirt era)? However, this track has been making the rounds in my playlist lately. It’s a modern track (gasp!). Continue reading April Duets: “Hello Goodbye”→
“Judy Staring at the Sun”
by Catherine Wheel w/ Tanya Donelly
from Happy Days 1995 Buy the album on Amazon
Lance posted a Catherine Wheel song, and it made me realize that though we know much (far, far too much) about each other, there are still things to be learned. Like the fact that we’re both big Catherine Wheel fans, which has never once come up in conversation.
by Slayer & Ice-T
from Judgment Night 1993 Buy the album on Amazon
There were a couple of other more mellow duets I had been thinking of posting first for the next #AprilDuets entry, but I wanted to be kind to Lance and completely scrub Thom Yorke out of his head. If Slayer and Ice-T can’t do it, I don’t know what can.
I’ve never gotten in to PJ Harvey – nothing against her, just never owned any of her stuff or listened to her, but man, I love this song. I think out of the three Thom Yorke duets, this is my favorite. The interplay between the two singers is awesome, and I dig the part where PJ is talking while Thom sing-repeats bits of what she’s saying. The song has a bit of an epic, end of the world feel.
by Drugstore w/ Thom Yorke
from White Magic for Lovers 1998 Buy the album on Amazon
Sorry Lance – this is post 2 of 3 of Thom Yorke duets for the #AprilDuets assignment. This is a song that I came across randomly I think as far back as the Napster days. I used to sometimes do searches for things I wouldn’t otherwise know about, like “Thom Yorke duet”.
“I’ve Seen It All”
by Björk ft. Thom Yorke
from Selmasongs 2000 Buy the album on Amazon.
I keep thinking of more and more choices for the monthly theme – #AprilDuets. And a warning, this may start a string of duet postings featuring Thom Yorke. This one’s got two of my favorite singers, especially around the time that this soundtrack came out.
“How I Could Just Kill a Man”
by Rage Against the Machine w/Cypress Hill
from the album Renegades 2000 Buy the album on Amazon.
I was never a Cypress Hill fan, and listening to the original of this doesn’t change that. But there are definitely times I love me some RATM. The regular cover of this (sans Cypress Hill) is just as good. I go back and forth between which version I like better, but ’tis the month for duets.
by INXS w/Jimmy Barnes
from the soundtrack to The Lost Boys 1987 Buy the album on Amazon.
I was really worried about this month’s theme when Chris suggested it, but I’ve adopted a new policy of not questioning a creative group decision – just go with it. Of course it helped when this track came up on shuffle. Plus, Chris will love the irony. For my first #AprilDuets section, I’ve chosen “Good Times” featuring the vocal stylings of Michael Hutchence from INXS and a dishwasher* named Jimmy Barnes.