The Music Thread

Now for something completely different:

Actor Jerry Orbach is probably best know for playing Detective Lennie Briscoe in "Law & Order".

Before all that, in 1968, he starred in the Broadway musical "Promises, Promises" that featured music and songs from the team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and he won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Dionne Warwick recorded a pop version of the song that went to #19 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.


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I can't figure out how I know this song.

Looking at the "In Popular Culture" section of its Wikipedia page, we didn't listen to NPR, wouldn't have read the San Francisco Chronicle, and never visited any laser shows.

We lived in rural Wisconsin, and only listened to classic rock, "pop/rock" and polka radio stations.

My mom worked at a grocery store with piped-in music, but there wouldn't have been a way to know the name of a song.

I just can't figure how how it got into my brain 3-4 decades ago.

The remainder of the Sleep Token album dropped just over 24 hours ago in Australia.

It’s another band you either adore or you don’t. Clearly I adore them, and I can easily say I was not emotionally ready for this.

Sleep Token and Scar Symmetry are in the same gap for me, where I like all individual elements, but the whole package hasn't fully "hit" me yet. But clearly there's something there, as I keep returning to both.

New Scar Symmetry album release is still 3 weeks away, but new stuff has been dropping steadily.

New song, featuring Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly from Type O Negative (was/am a big Type-O fan), as well as two members from Crowbar (who I never really listened to)

Has a bit of an old-school Soundgarden vibe that I dig.

"Money", on its own, isn't my favorite Pink Floyd song, but is so goddamn good in the context of the rest of the full album. So I'm reserving judgement on Roger Water's new re-recording of the song until I can hear it within the context of the rest of the album's concept. If every song sounds like this? Meh...but if it's a down-tempo interlude amongst other higher-energy tracks? It could be a real mood-creator.

Goddamnit, who's chopping onions? (an oldie, but a goodie, and I was reminded of it by a "What’s a song that emotionally breaks you every single time?" reddit thread).

If you're unfamiliar, it's a song written by the performer on the day Jim Henson died, written from the perspective of Kermit the Frog.