The Listening Booth: Week #11

“ The taxman’s taken all my dough.”

Hello and Happy Friday to you, dear reader.

Welcome to Week #11 of The Listening Booth.

To participate, share your thoughts on this week’s selection or submit your answers to the song lyric quiz and music trivia quiz questions in the Comment Box below.

Answer to last week’s song lyric quiz:
Title: Back For Good
Artist: Take That


Title: African Herbsman
Artist: Bob Marley & The Wailers
Album: The Collection

As far as I’m concerned, The Wailers are probably the best backing vocal group of all time. Discuss.
With all due respect to Bob, but their contribution just adds depth, highlights and splendour that make the tracks shine out time and time again. Here’s one fine, fine example.



Title: Lay Your Lovin’ On Me
Artist: Bobby Womack
Album: The Poet

A CLASSIC soul track!



Title: Lights Out, Words Gone
Artist: Bombay Bicycle Club
Album: A Different Kind Of Fix

Just a catchy tune.



Title: Creature Fear
Artist: Bon Iver
Album: For Emma, Forever Ago

You’ll either like it or not; but give it a tryout.



Title: Raise Your Hands
Artist: Bon Jovi
Album: Slippery When Wet

There was a time when Bon Jovi liked to rock. This is one of their best albums and definitely one of the best examples of just how good they can be.



Title: If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
Artist: Bonnie Raitt
Album: Give It Up

Listen. Just trust me and listen.



Title: Faster Than The Speed Of Night
Artist: Bonnie Tyler
Album: Bonnie Tyler Greatest Hits

I like Rock Opera and this just presses that button.



Title: D Song
Artist: Bonobo
Album: Dial ‘M’ for Monkey

I’ll admit it now: I basically checked out this album because it had the word ‘monkey’ in the title. It’s just one of those words that bring me joy and over the years, I have found some really rather interesting books/music/films/artists using this principle. As it turned out, Bonobo is right up my street.
P.S.: If you’ve never read “The Imaginary Monkey” by Sean French, you really ought to.



Title: I Don’t Like Mondays
Artist: Boomtown Rats
Album: VH1 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders Of The 80s

Just because it’s frivolous fun.



Title: More Than A Feeling
Artist: Boston
Album: Greatest Hits

Forget the summary. Grab your microphone substitute and let’s just get to it.

Now it’s YOUR turn. Aural pleasure or just a load of noise? Share your thoughts on this week’s selection in the Comment Box below.

To add a little spice

This post opened with a song lyric. Can you identify the song and artist/band from which the lyrics are taken? No Googling now!
Use the Comment Box below to submit your answer. All will be revealed in next week’s post.

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AUTHOR: I am might war. I have a love of music, the written word, travel, Anime, polar bears, people and “sticking and colouring”.

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