Happy 25th birthday to Rose Elinor Dougall who celebrates her special day on March 13. Formerly the lead singer of The Pipettes, Rose Elinor Dougall is also a member of Mark Ronson’s super group The Business Int’l. She lends her voice on the fantastic album “Record Collection,” singing on tracks such as “You Gave Me Nothing” and “The Night Last Night.” Rose’s 2nd solo album will be released in 2011. Happy birthday Rose!
I’m so happy that 2010 was a great year for music! Last year, I struggled to find 10 albums I liked enough and this year, I had to stop myself at my favorite 12. I was fortunate enough to meet 11 out of the 12 artists in 2010 (Arcade Fire being the exception) and I saw 11 out of the 12 albums performed live (with Kele being the exception) and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the artists again for making my ears so happy in 2010. I’ve listened to all of these albums so many times this year and I love them all dearly.
I love Mark Ronson. I love MNDR. I love when they sing together. This is the title track from Mark Ronson and The Business Int’l's amazing album “Record Collection.” The studio version’s chorus is sung by Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon.
On October 12, 2010, I attended a very exclusive performance by Mark Ronson and the Business Int’l at New York’s Greene Space. The show was recorded live for a webcast. Mark Ronson was interviewed about his fantastic new album “Record Collection,” and he talked briefly about the irony of Simon LeBon of Duran Duran singing the lyrics “I only want to be in your record collection,” on the title track as Duran Duran were one of the most successful bands of the 1980s so the chances of his music being in your record collection are great! Speaking of Duran Duran, I asked Mark Ronson after the performance about the new Duran Duran album and he said that it’s hopefully going to be out at the end of 2010 or early 2011! I am so excited!! The band performed “Bang Bang Bang” (with vocals by MNDR and Spank Rock),
“Hey Boy” (with vocals by Rose Elinor Dougall and Spank Rock),
Rose Elinor Dougall
and “The Bike Song” (with vocals by Alex Greenwald and Spank Rock).
Alex Greenwald and Spank Rock
After seeing the band several times in the last couple of days, I am already having withdrawls! I love them all so much. Speaking of Mark Ronson, watch the video for “Somebody To Love Me” (featuring vocals by Boy George and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow) here.
“Bang Bang Bang” is an international smash! The Mark Ronson produced track features vocals by MNDR as well as Q-Tip on the studio version but on October 11, 2010, Spank Rock filled in for Q-Tip. This performance is from Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York and it was so great!