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PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION: EROTIC CITY

Prince Erotic CityOnce again it’s Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead, except in this case the figure is already dead because they were the inspiration for the recurring segment. It’s Prince with Erotic City Continue reading

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THE BLACK CROWES: HARD TO HANDLE

Another installment of Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead finds Balladeer’s Blog giving a shoutout to the Black Crowes and their song Hard to Handle

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THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES: THE IMPRESSION THAT I GET

It’s Balladeer’s Blog’s Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead, featuring the Mighty Mighty Bosstones with their song The Impression That I Get

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ADAM ANT: RAZOR KEEN

Adam Ant (Stuart Leslie Goddard) was the very first figure featured in Balladeer’s Blog’s Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead segment last year. For the first time in months here he is again with Razor Keen

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ELVIS COSTELLO: PUMP IT UP

Balladeer’s Blog’s segment Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead returns with Elvis Costello’s Pump It Up

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THE NEW MONKEES (1987): FORGOTTEN TELEVISION

New MonkeesThe New Monkees are remembered as the most pointless re-launch of a band in history AND as one of the worst television shows in history. I’ve never listened to their one and only album so I can’t say if they make it a Hat Trick with one of the worst albums in history, too. 

The premise sounds like a comedy sketch from the glory days of SCTV but unfortunately this thoroughly bizarre attempt to recapture the flukish charm of the original Monkees was 100% real.

Here’s the debut episode of The New Monkees‘ 13 episode run in 1987. Everything you’ve heard is true: We get Rocky Horror Picture Show lips voiced by a black lady, a weird sci-fi mansion home for the title foursome, a built-in diner and their annoying butler, Manford.

The laugh track does NOT go off during the few things that seemed funny, like a couple of apparently ad-libbed jokes by the New Monkees during their screen test footage, but instead goes off during lame, obvious jokes that not even small children would laugh at. Continue reading

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THE BANGLES: IN YOUR ROOM

Balladeer’s Blog’s Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead returns with a shoutout to the Bangles with their song In Your Room.

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