The Cure – “Disintegration”

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Minions Perform a Kiss Classic

Two star Minions of the hit ‘Despicable Me‘ movies can be seen singing the Kiss classic ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’ in an impressive and entertaining new fan-made video short.

The duo, decked out in full makeup as Gene Simmons‘ Demon and Paul Stanley‘s Starchild, hit the stage with tongues wagging while cranking out a rather Chipmunk-ized version of the band’s most famous anthem. But things very quickly start to go wrong for our minions.

This clip was animated by Norman Lemes for a Minion-themed CG MeetUp challenge. CG MeetUp is a place where people who are waaaaay better with computer animation than we could ever be get together to “exchange ideas, knowledge & job opportunities.”

The Doors – “The End”

The End” is a song by The Doors from the album The Doors. Released in 4 January 1967, it was written by Jim Morrison. The Doors developed this song during live performances at the Whisky a Go Go, a Los Angeles club where they were the house band in 1966. They had to play two sets a night, so they were forced to extend their songs in order to fill the sets. This gave them a chance to experiment with their songs. This started as a short song about a farewell to a girl, and developed into an 11 minute epic. The band would perform the song to close their last set. It was first released in January 1967. The song was recorded live in the studio with no overdubbing. Two takes were done and the second take is the one that was issued.

In 1969, Morrison stated:

Everytime I hear that song, it means something else to me. It started out as a simple good-bye song…. Probably just to a girl, but I see how it could be a goodbye to a kind of childhood. I really don’t know. I think it’s sufficiently complex and universal in its imagery that it could be almost anything you want it to be.

Interviewed by Lizze James, he pointed out the meaning of the verse “My only friend, the End”:

Sometimes the pain is too much to examine, or even tolerate….That doesn’t make it evil, though – or necessarily dangerous. But people fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah – I guess it is a friend…

This is supposedly the last song Morrison heard. The night he died, he was playing old Doors albums, ending with this one. This was the last song on that album. This was recorded with the lights off and only one candle burning next to Morrison.

The Beach Boys – “Feel Flows”

Feel Flows” is a song by the American rock band The Beach Boys from their 1971 album Surf’s Up. Released in August 30, 1971, this song was written by Carl Wilson and Jack Rieley. Carl Wilson’s lead vocals were recorded using reverse echo.

We have Beach Boys guitarist Carl Wison and their manager at the time, Jack Rieley, to thank for this ethereal song packed with lyrics like “Encasing all embracing wreath of repose.” While his brother Brian Wilson wrote most of The Beach Boys classics, Carl had a big part in the Surf’s Up, doing a lot of production work on the album and also co-writing “Long Promised Road” with Rieley – Carl sang lead on both tracks as well. Explaining the spiritual nature of his songs, Carl said, “We believe in God as universal consciousness. God is love, God is you, God is me, God is everything here in this room.”

Lyrics:
Unfolding enveloping missiles of soul
Recall senses sadly
Mirage like soft blue like lanterns below
To light the way gladly
Whether whistling heaven’s clouds disappear
Where the wind withers memory
Whether whiteness whisks soft shadows away
Feel flows (White hot glistening shadowy flows)
Feel goes (Black hot glistening shadowy flows)

Unbending never ending tablets of time
Record all the yearning
Unfearing all appearing message divine
Eases the burning
Whether willing witness waits at my mind
Whether hope dampens memory
Whether wondrous will stands tall at my side
Feel flows (White hot glistening shadowy flows)
Feel goes (Black hot glistening shadowy flows)

Encasing all embracing wreath of repose
Engulfs all the senses
Imposing, unclosing thoughts that compose
Retire the fences
Whether wholly heartened life fades away
Whether harps heal the memory
Whether wholly heartened life fades away
Whether wondrous will stands tall at my side
Whether whiteness whisks soft shadows away
Feel goes (White hot glistening shadowy flows)
Feel flows (Black hot glistening shadowy flows)
Feel goes (White hot glistening shadowy flows)
Feelings to grow (White hot glistening shadowy flows)

White hot glistening shadowy flows
White hot glistening shadowy flows
White hot glistening shadowy flows

The Four Seasons – “Beggin'”

Beggin’” is a song by the American band The Four Seasons also known as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. It was released in February 1967. This song was composed by Bob Gaudio and Peggy Farina.

The second single from the Four Seasons’ New Gold Hits album in 1967, “Beggin’” marked Gaudio’s “return” as the Seasons’ songwriter, with a combination of Valli’s impassioned soul singing and the band’s more contemporary instrumentation. It reached the #16 position on the Hot 100 charts, continuing the group’s string of Billboard Top 20 hits.

Lyrics:

Put your lovin’ hand out, baby
I’m beggin’
Beggin’, put your lovin’ hand out, baby
Beggin’ you, put your lovin’ hand out, baby
Ridin’ high when I was king
Played it hard and fast cause I had everything
Walked away, wonderin’ then
But easy come and easy go and it would endI’m beggin’ you, won’t you give your hand out, baby
Beggin’, put your lovin’ hand out, babyI need you to understand
That I tried so hard to be a man
The kind of man you’d want in the end
Only then can I begin to live again

An empty shell I used to be
Shadow of my life is hangin’ over me
Broken man that I don’t know
Will leave it standing, devil’s dancing with my soul

Beggin’ you, won’t you give your hand out, baby
Beggin’ you, put your lovin’ hand out, baby

I’m fightin’ hard to hold my own
No, I just can’t make it all alone
I’m holdin’ on, I can’t fall back
Now that big brass ring is a shade of black

I’m beggin’ you, give your hand out, baby
Beggin’, won’t you put your lovin’ hand out, baby