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A special GUEST post

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Ok Ok OK Ok I know the Modern Lovers links are taking a while just one of those things, you'll get
em....but for now, yet ANOTHER of the many GUEST posts that have long been a grand tradition of this world reknown blog.....what? you didn't know about this glorious tradition? Where have you been? Because this blog is open to ALL "guest" posters, you probably just forgot my stating that over the decades. IF you have an interesting album artist you wish to share with the world, OR if you create an imaginative themed compilation (ala today's guest) OR even if you are in a band and want to pimp your demos or live tape or whatever, bring it on.....just please nothing TOTALLY ridiculous, not "hey how about the greatest hits of Foreigner" (now, if it is REALLY AND TRULY TOTALLY ridiculous like Pat Boone's metal album or something like that bring it on)...anything you guys want! send it to me and write a brief commentary or whatever, so I don't have to do anything, let's do this! I'm getting all giddy thinking of you guys doing all the work......send your artwork, your poetry, your short stories, your photography, ANYTHING you want to put on here! Doesn't even have to be musically related, this can be the Facebook of "the dregs of humanity" or something. By the way, I am truly being TOTALLY serious!

So today's guest post is a homemade comp, at least I guess it is homemade, from longtime Friend of the Blog Jonman.....he contribures "The Songs Three Dog Night Taught Us", and I will let him tell you all about it......I have not even listened to it yet, so if it sucks the big one, do not blame me, blame my decades-old "open-blogger" policy! Take it away Jonman:

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Three Dog Night is one of those bands that (like their contemporaries Chicago) unfortunately gives off the wrong impression to casual radio listening fans. Thanks to some of their biggest hits(Old Fashioned Love Song, Black & White, In The Country) they have been written off by serious rock audiences as an adult contemporary act. On the other hand, they also had big hits with some of their most heavy tracks(Liar, Eli's Coming, One). This compilation is an attempt to showcase that heavier side by giving you the source material, in chronological order by when they appeared on the albums. While there are a few of the lighter moments here(Easy To Be Hard, Never Been To Spain) I tried to stay away from the more obvious things. What you get here are 11 hits and 10 album tracks from the likes of Traffic, Free, Argent, Moby Grape, The Band, & Bush(future James Gang & Guess Who guitarist Domenic Troiano's band from 1970). For the most part these are all the original studio recordings, with a few notable exceptions. I included a Live recording of Otis Redding's Try A Little Tenderness because that one comes across better in a live environment, as does Three Dog Night's version. I first saw them in the mid-eighties and the build up they did at the end of this just blew me away. They revved it up so hard that by the end of it, it was as intense as any hardcore Punk band I had seen(believe it or not).
Shambala was one of those songs that was written by an outside songwriter who wasn't a performer, so while B.W. Stevenson's version heard here did come out first, it was only about a week before TDN's version came out. While his version was released as a single both here and abroad, it didn't really take off here like the Dogs version did. However the title track of his album (My Maria) managed to secure his place in history. And the version of Brickyard Blues heard here was recorded live at New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1976 because Allen Toussaint never recorded a studio version himself. So, I recommend that fans and haters alike check this out, you may find yourself reassessing the band either way.

http://www5.zippyshare.com/v/25278666/file.html

I'll get the artwork up soon hopefully, but I want the get the Modern Lovers stuff finished first.....once again thanks to Jonman for thi contribution, and if YOU also seek the long-lasting fame and riches that can be had from appearing on such a prestigious web site, make sure and contribute YOUR hard work today!
 
You will notice that I have incuded several pictures of Laura Preppon also. My reasoning? I like Laura Preppon.


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