Sunday, May 04, 2008

Number 503 - Seal


Number 503

Seal

"Crazy"

(1991)
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Genre: Contemporary R&B
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Hopefully, this person on the left is not a school teacher. As George Bush once said ... "The Internets", is a great source for humour (yes, it's actually spelt with a U).So I thought for this post I would share some of the sites I visit that keeps me amused or interested first thing in the morning with a durrie and coffee. Normally, www.digg.com gives me what I need to know what North America is thinking on any given day, at the moment they are anally infested with Ironman/Batman. Usually that means the world is OK. ie: They haven't blown up anything or petrol is not $200 gallon. After that I go to pressdisplay.com, now this is cool, there I can get any front page of any newspaper in the world and read it for free, except, all the best stories are on page 2. Now, because I really like bad weather, I wanna make sure its not my lucky day and a cyclone is heading my way, I check the maps at www.metvuw.com. Once I find out its going to be a sunny day, I then can plan on being miserable for the rest of the day. Other noteables is www.popurls.com, there you can find most sociable network information on just one page, this website will make most people happy just on its own.
If you are REALLY bored and need a definitive chuckle, search ebay for "penis de-enlargements" and make sure you bid on a few that you will know you will lose. Also make sure your user name is your mobile phone number. Oh ... and be prepared to take a sick day of work.... cos you will be busy, wink. I'll be back next song, but first there's an auction I just cant miss ~ crowbarred [alias 555 5555]
the real seal
London singer/songwriter Seal certainly made a name for himself with his eponymous debut despite the comparison to fellow London mate, the raspy soul Terence Trent D'Arby. But Seal is more relaxed, and his craftsmanship is delicate and well defined. Lyrical depictions are light, songwriting is personal, and production credits are most impressive. With star-studded work from both Trevor Horn (Tina Turner, the Art of Noise, Rod Stewart) and Trevor Rabin (Yes, John Miles), Seal is surely a critical hit. Becoming a mainstream radio mainstay for the summer of 1991, the single "Crazy" carried heavy notoriety for Seal and instantly made him a household name. His collaborative effort with Adamski for "Killer" was a massive club hit thanks to its Hi-NRG strength, but house elements are showcased other album tracks such as "The Beginning."
Mosaic seal
Seal is not necessarily a dance innovator, but he makes for a select crossover artist with impeccable talent worthy of heavy acclamation and critical recognition. The general mood captured on his debut album is refreshing for the early-'90s mediocrity of post-hair metal and manufactured synth bands. His music was a major force throughout the decade and well into the new millennium. With Trevor Horn at his side, it's undeniable. Together they go for exactly what Seal is looking for: the beauty, desire, and simplicity in creating a new sound. Seal is the face and Horn is the face behind it all. ~ [MacKenzie Wilson, All Music Guide]
For Tina Turner see Number 756
For Art of Noise see Number 740
Rolling Stone said .....
(Greatest Hits) Star producer Trevor Horn's ornate arrangements and sonic sweets have always been a big part of Seal's musical identity. On the "Acoustic" disc of this two-CD greatest-hits package, singer and producer deliver re-sung Seal hits and favorite album tracks with tune-flattering folky accompaniment. Any move that accentuates the English pop-soul singer's mawkish lyrics sounds like a bad idea, but Horn's new, simpler settings reinvigorate the dramatic crooner. Hammering out the acid-house synth hook of "Killer" on a marimba works way better than it should, and the hand claps of "Get It Together" reframe the lyrics in a perfect Sixties-style gospel groove. Seal's dippy poetry now suits the acoustic guitars' hippie vibe, and even overplayed corn such as "Kiss From a Rose" sounds groovy again. ~ [BARRY WALTERS RS 2005]

Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (we wanted to) and the Album ranked at Number (just winding you up, we didnt give a shit)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 75.1 out of 108

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great site! Finally a little respect for a great artist. have not seen Crazy on many best lists. Thanks
Buy the way, this man could have been in the top echelon if he wasnt so commercial. You need to listen to his album "Human Beings" (very dark), did poorly in sales, is an unreal album.

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