Sex and candy

sex and candy

Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy

Sex and candy (Marcy Playground – 1997)

Sex and candy è la brillante prima hit dei Marcy Playground, semisconosciuta band americana che si rivelò al mondo nel ’97 proprio con questo brano. Contenuta nell’album che porta lo stesso nome del gruppo, Sex and candy volò in testa alle classifiche americane (8 settimane al numero 1 nella U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks, da dove fu scalzata da un’altra hit notevole: The Way dei Fastball!). In Italia godette di una discreta notorietà grazie alla rotazione su Mtv e (!) Videomusic… Il cd era praticamente introvabile, se non ricordo male sono riuscito a trovarlo solo quando sono andato all’università. Da anni, in ogni caso, presenza fissa sul mio lettore.

Annunci

"(Mono).X.tensioni" del 19.01: The Cure

  1. 10:15 saturday night – 1979
  2. Fire in Cairo – 1979
  3. Grinding halt – 1979
  4. Killing an arab – 1979
  5. Boys don’t cry – 1979
  6. Boys don’t cry (demo version) – 1979
  7. A forest – 1980
  8. Siamese twins – 1982
  9. One hundred years – 1982
  10. The last day of summer – 2000
  11. Fascination street – 1989
  12. Love song – 1989
  13. The caterpillar – 1984
  14. In between days – 1985
  15. Close to me – 1985
  16. Why can’t I be you? – 1987
  17. Catch – 1987
  18. Burn – 1994
  19. Dredd song – 1995
  20. Lullaby – 1989
  21. Primary – 1981
  22. Let’s go to bed – 1992
  23. The love cats – 1982
  24. Dear Prudence (Siouxsie and the Banshees) – 1983
  25. Perfect blue sky (Junkie XL) – 2003
  26. All of this (Blink 182) – 2003
  27. Da hype (Juniorjack) – 2003
  28. Wrong number – 1997
  29. Never enough [edit mix] – 1990
  30. Friday I’m in love – 1992
  31. The 13th – 1996
  32. Hello, I love you (The Doors cover) – 1990
  33. Young americans (David Bowie cover) – 1992
  34. World in my eyes (Depeche Mode cover) – 1998
  35. Close to me (demo version) – 1985
  36. Close to me (Paul Oakenfold radio edit) – 1990
  37. Close to me (acoustic) – 2001
  38. Just like heaven – 1987
  39. Pictures of you – 1989

"Radio.X.tensioni" del 22.12: Christmas/Our best of 2006

  1. Happy Xmas (War is over) – John Lennon and Plastic Ono Band
  2. Madre Terra – Carmen Consoli ft. Angelique Kidjo
  3. Sei nell’anima – Gianna Nannini
  4. Un grande abbraccio – Fiorella Mannoia con Gilberto Gil
  5. Merry Christmas baby – Bruce Springsteen
  6. Rollin’on – Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
  7. Break the night with colours – Richard Ashcroft
  8. Dear God please help me – Morrissey
  9. Thank God it’s Christmas – Queen
  10. Snow (Hey oh!) – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  11. Infra-red – Placebo
  12. Starlight – Muse
  13. Broken city – Audioslave
  14. Joy to the world (rmx) – Mariah Carey
  15. This is what you are – Mario Biondi
  16. Venere – Neffa
  17. La mia isola – Luca Carboni con Pino Daniele
  18. Stop! Dimantica – Tiziano Ferro
  19. We are the world (demo version) – Michael Jackson
  20. Harrowdown hill – Thom Yorke
  21. Do the whirlwind – Architecture in Helsinki
  22. Rudebox – Robbie Williams
  23. Please come home for Christmas – Eagles
  24. Occhiali rotti – Samuele Bersani
  25. Ovunque proteggi – Vinicio Capossela
  26. Te amo corazon – Prince
  27. Maxine – John Legend
  28. Last Christmas – Wham!
  29. Crystal ball – Keane
  30. Suffer well – Depeche Mode
  31. I don’t feel like dancing – Scissor Sisters
  32. The dark of the matinée (spanish version) – Coco Freeman ft. Franz Ferdinand
  33. The saints are coming – U2 and Green Day
  34. We ride (I see the future) – Mary J. Blige
  35. The blues are still blue – Belle and Sebastian
  36. Do they know it’s Christmas? – Band Aid

"Radio.X.tensioni" dell’ 8.12: Le Cover/2

  1. Neon lights – Kraftwerk (U2-2005)
  2. Eye in the sky – Alan Parson Project (Noa-2002)
  3. How deep is your love – Bee Gees (Portrait-1995)
  4. Crazy – Seal (Alanis Morrissette-2005)
  5. Enjoy the silence – Depeche Mode (Failure-1998; Lacuna Coil-2006)
  6. Word up! – Cameo (Korn-2004)
  7. Kiss – Prince (Age of chanche-1986; Art of noise feat. Tom Jones-1988)
  8. I don’t wanna grow up – Tom Waits (Non voglio crescere più,
    Fiorella Mannoia-1994)
  9. Libertango – Astor Piazolla (Anime d’autunno, Viola Valentino-1998; I’ve seen that face before,Grace Jones-1981)
  10. Things – Bobby Darin (Baci, Remo Germani-1962; Robbie Williams-2001)
  11. Bongo Bong/Je ne t’aime plus – Manu Chao (Robbie Williams-2006)
  12. Make me smile [Come up and see me] – Steve Harley & Cochney Rebel
    (R.Williams feat.Tom Jones-1998)
  13. Nessuno – Mina (Fiorello-1995)
  14. Mi vendo – Renato Zero (Mina-1999)
  15. Oggi sono io – Alex Britti (Mina-2002)
  16. Dentro Marilyn – Afterhours (Tre volte detro me, Mina-1997)
  17. Gioia e rivoluzione – Area (Afterhours-2004)
  18. La canzone di Marinella – F.De Andrè (Afterhours-2004)
  19. Mio fratello è figlio unico – R.Gaetano (Afterhours-1995)
  20. La guerra di Piero – F.De Andrè (Il parto delle nuvole pesanti-2004)
  21. The love cats – The Cure (Tricky-2003)
  22. Don’t you [Forget about me] – Simple Minds (Impedance-1990)
  23. Wordy Rappinghood – Tom Tom Club (Chicks on speed-2003)
  24. Under the boardwalk – The Drifters (Tom Tom Club-1983)
  25. You make me feel [Mighty real] – Sylvester (Jimmy Somerville-1988)
  26. Confortably numb – Pink Floyd (Scissor Sisters-2003)
  27. Born to be alive – Patrick Hernandez (Born to be Abramo, Elio e le
    storie tese-1997)
  28. Go West – Village People (Pet Shop Boys-1993)
  29. Miss you – Rolling Stones (Mirwais feat. Craig Warden-2003)
  30. Last Kiss – Wayne Cochran (Pearl Jam-1999)
  31. All along the watchtower – Bob Dylan (Jimi Hendrix-1968)
  32. Riders on the storm – The Doors (merengue, Senor Coconut-2003)
  33. Jealous guy – John Lennon (Lassigue Bendthaus-1998)
  34. Imagine – John Lennon (Immagina un mondo, Gino
    Paoli-1996)
  35. Let it be – The Beatles (Nick Cave-2004)
  36. Only you – Yazoo (Flying Pickets-1983)

"Radio.X.tensioni" del 24.11: Queen/Freddie Mercury.


  1. It’s a Hard Life – 1984
  2. Keep Yourself Alive – 1973
  3. Seven Seas of Rhye – 1973
  4. Killer Queen – 1974
  5. Misfire – 1974
  6. You’re My Best Friend – 1975
  7. Death on Two Legs – 1975
  8. Bohemian Rapsody – 1975
  9. Tie Your Mother Down – 1976
  10. Good Old Fashioned Loverboy – 1976
  11. Somebody to Love – 1976
  12. We Will Rock You – 1977
  13. We Will Rock You (Paul Dakeyne remix – DMC) – 1991
  14. Spread Your Wings (live) – 1979
  15. One Vision (live) – 1992
  16. A Kind of Magic (live) – 1992
  17. Another One Bites the Dust – 1980
  18. Under Pressure – 1982
  19. I Want it All (“The Miracle” album version) – 1989
  20. ’39 – 1975
  21. I’m in Love With my Car – 1975
  22. Time (Freddie Mercury) – 1986
  23. Made in Heaven – 1995
  24. Innuendo – 1991
  25. Hammer to Fall (live with Paul Rodgers) – 2005
  26. Princes of the Universe – 1986
  27. Friends Will Be Friends – 1989
  28. Radio Ga Ga – 1984
  29. The Show Must Go On – 1991
  30. Who Wants to Live Forever – 1986
  31. Barcelona (Freddie Mercury with Monserrat Caballè) – 1985
  32. Imagine (live with Paul Rodgers) – 2005

"Radio.X.tensioni" del 10.11: La luna, lo spazio.

  1. Il mondo visto dallo spazio (Delta V) – 1998
  2. Luna (Gianni Togni) – 1980
  3. L’ultima luna (Lucio Dalla) – 1979
  4. Moon blue (Stevie Wonder) – 2005
  5. Moondance (Michael Bublè) – 2003
  6. Moonlight shadow (Mike Oldfield) – 1983
  7. Figli delle stelle (Alan Sorrenti) – 1977
  8. 2010 (Andy Summers) – 1984
  9. Spaceman (Verdena) – 2001
  10. Starman (David Bowie) – 1972
  11. Rocket man (Elton John) – 1972
  12. Extraterrestre (Eugenio Finardi) – 1978
  13. Walking on the moon (The Police) – 1979
  14. E la luna bussò (Loredana Bertè) – 1979
  15. L’astronauta (Stragà ft. Bobby Solo) – 2000
  16. Dillo alla luna (Mia Martini) – 1996
  17. Money (Pink Floyd) – 1973
  18. Satellite of love (Lou Reed) – 1972
  19. Stella cometa (Lorenzo) – 1999
  20. La mia luna (Gerardina Trovato) – 1993
  21. Stars (Simply Red) – 1991
  22. Astro storm (Rockets) – 1981
  23. Moon walk (Rockets) – 2003
  24. Man on the moon (R.E.M.) – 1992
  25. Donna Luna (Alan Sorrenti) – 1977
  26. Lady Stardust (David Bowie) – 1972
  27. Space Cowboy (Jamiroquai/Dave Morales rmx) – 1994
  28. Kalimba de luna (Tony Esposito) – 1984
  29. The same moon (Phil Collins) – 1996
  30. La luna (Angelo Branduardi) – 1980
  31. Harvest moon (Neil Young) – 1992
  32. Starlight (Muse) – 2006
  33. Altre forme di vita (Bluvertigo) – 1996
  34. Tintarella di luna (Mina) – 1959

"Radio.X.tensioni" del 27.10: Le Cover/1

  1. Ritornerai – B. Lauzi (F.Battiato)
  2. Pugni chiusi – I Ribelli (P.Pelù)
  3. Solo tu – Matia Bazar (O.Vanoni)
  4. Can’t help falling in love – Elvis (UB 40)
  5. In the ghetto – Elvis (Cranberries)
  6. The man who sold the world -D.Bowie (Nirvana)
  7. Sexual healing – Marvin Gaye (Ben Harper + Soul Asylum)
  8. Keep on pushin’ – Curtis Mayfield (Tevin Campbell)
  9. Living for the city – Stevie Wonder (Bonnie Tyler)
  10. The bottle – Gill Scott Heron (The Christians)
  11. Heroes – D.Bowie (Quintorigo)
  12. I will survive – Gloria Gaynor (The Cake)
  13. Mrs.Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel (Lemonheads)
  14. You shook me all night long -AC/DC (Bing Ji Ling)
  15. Se stasera sono qui – L.Tenco (Roy Paci & Aretuska ft. Meg)
  16. Ciao amore ciao – L.Tenco (Giuni Russo)
  17. La stagione dell’amore – F.Battiato (Marina Rei)
  18. Fiume Sand Creek – F.De Andrè (Ligabue)
  19. A che ora è la fine del mondo? – R.E.M. (Ligabue)
  20. Ragazzo Triste – Patty Pravo (Ivan Cattaneo)
  21. Volare [Nel blu dipinto di blu] – D.Modugno (D.Bowie)
  22. L’amore verrà – Diana Ross & The Supremes (Diana Ross & The Supremes)
  23. You can’t hurry love – Diana Ross & The Supremes (Phil Collins)
  24. If I should fall behind – Bruce Springsteen (Alexi Lalas)
  25. Can’t get you out of my head – Kilye Minogue (Carmen Consoli)
  26. A chi [Hurt] – Fausto Leali (F.De Gregori)
  27. Il tempo di morire – Lucio Battisti (Litfiba)
  28. Relight my fire – Dan Hartman (Take That)
  29. Come together – Beatles (Aerosmith)
  30. Strawberry fields forever – Beatles (Candy Flips)
  31. Imagine – John Lennon (Khaled ft. Noa)
  32. Roxanne – The Police (George Michael)

"Radio.X.tensioni" del 13.10: Il Brit-Pop.

  1. Charmless Man” – (Blur)
  2. “A Design for Life” – (Manic Street Preachers)
  3. “2:1” – (Elastica)
  4. “Beautiful Ones” – (Suede)
  5. “The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death” – (The Housemartins)
  6. “Ask” – (The Smiths)
  7. “Standing on My Own Again” – (Graham Coxon)
  8. “Modern Way” – (Kaiser Chiefs)
  9. “The Fallen” – (Franz Ferdinand)
  10. “Move on Up” – (Primal Scream)
  11. “Do It Better” – (Happy Mondays)
  12. “Fool’s Gold” – (Stone Roses)
  13. “Don’t Look Back in Anger” – (Oasis)
  14. “Disco 2000” – (Pulp)
  15. “Catching the Butterfly” – (The Verve)
  16. “Atomic” – (Sleeper)
  17. “Love Won’t Work” – (Gene)
  18. “Laid” – (The James)
  19. “Brimful of Asha” – (Cornershop)
  20. “The Sun Hits the Sky” – (Supergrass)
  21. “End of a Century” – (Blur)
  22. “The Drugs Don’t Work” – (The Verve)