Monday, 15 April 2013

A-Z '13 - Madame Butterfly is in Trouble & Mr. Charisma


During April a bunch of bloggers are participating in the A-to-Z blogging challenge of 2013. My theme for 2013 is an A-to-Z list of classic Aussie tunes - either classic or just plain songs I like. Today we're up to "M" and I have chosen the following songs:

Madame Butterfly Is in Trouble - Deborah Conway



Mr. Charisma - Frenzal Rhomb


There aren't any "official" vid clips for the two songs I've chosen today, and the first one is not the greatest audio quality, but you get the gist! I don't know Deborah Conway that well, except her 1991 hit "It's Only the Beginning", but I love "Madame Butterfly". I've been told she has been unfairly overlooked with her later albums so I intend to investigate those further as well. As for Frenzal Rhomb, well "the Frenzals" as they're more affectionately known are just a crack-up with songs like "My Girlfriend's a Man", "Mum Changed the Locks" and my personal favourite, "Go Frenzal Go" (about a racehorse called Frenzal who always comes in last but still gives it a go ;) ).

Honourable mentions:

21 comments:

  1. Love the titles of the songs on the second video clip!

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  2. Madame Butterfly--I like that one!

    Thanks for sharing these.

    Mary Montague Sikes

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  3. You come up with the best songs! I haven't heard of most of these. I need to expand my horizons. :)

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  4. Lots of great songs here, and a few that I've never heard. Cool!

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  5. Haha, I love the Frenzals' songs, how funny. :D

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  6. The Frenzals were definitely unique and funny!

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  7. Wow, that's a long list of M songs. The Frenzal's titles are hilarious.

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  8. Apparently I am wholly lacking in my music appreciation skills. I only recognized one -- Midnight sunshine. But now I am listening to them one by one, so thanks for turning me on to some great tunes!

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    1. It's quite impressive that you recognise "Midnight Sunshine" - that band isn't all that well known :)

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  9. those are funny titles for songs! I can just imagine how much fun they are to listen too:)

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  10. The Frenzals sound like a hoot!

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  11. The second was a blast, with quite the colorful cast.

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  12. Audio quality shmaudio quality. At least you have it! :D

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  13. Sometimes unofficial clips are the best. I see you included Icehouse. Love Wolfmother too.

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  14. I like Deborah Conway. Anyone who can get up in front of a huge crowd with just her guitar and no back up band or singer has... nipples!

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  15. Very interesting Madame Butterfly Is in Trouble, hurt sound quality!

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  16. Frenzal sounds like the toad in the toad and hare story.

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  17. It's been a while since I've heard Madame Butterfly.
    The other one isn't quite my thing though.

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  18. Can't argue Deborah Conway and Frenzal!
    Good to see Man of Colours get a mention.

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