Saturday, May 06, 2006

[music][random] The song remains the same

[updated 9 May 05 11:28A PDT] Or not. 39 64! versions of Stairway to Heaven, courtesy of the radio station at my alma mater. Mind you, this was (and evidently still is) the sort of station where you could go from Patsy Kline to Tuvan throat singing to Black Flag to Public Enemy to Thai Buddhist chants to Russian folk songs without (the DJs at least) missing a beat. It's also the station where I once heard a DJ announce "Well, this is an all request show - but it's also our policy to never play any top-40 songs. A caller has just requested Dream Academy's Life in a Northern Town, so... we're going to play it. (pause) At 78 rpm instead of 45." And play it they did. [thanks, Patrick]


Blogger Brian Dunbar said...

I'm this close to downloading a few of those. For some reason I really dug the Dolly Parton version when it was on the radio a few years back.

5/06/2006 08:09:00 PM  
Blogger protected static said...

The Leningrad Cowboys backed by the Red Army Chorus is absolutely hysterical...

Dhere's dis lay-dee who's sure all dat glit-ters is gold (solemn polyphonic chant joins in here) Und she's buying dhe stairvay to hea-uh-van.

5/06/2006 08:59:00 PM  

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