—  J u k e b o x  —  
‘ H U R T ‘
a song written by Trent Reznor, first released on
Nine Inch Nails’ 1994 album
‘The Downward Spiral’.

In 2002 ‘H U R T’ was covered by JOHNNY CASH
to critical acclaim; it was one of Cash’s final hit releases before his death.
The song clearly includes references to self-harm and heroin addiction, although the overall meaning of the song is disputed. 

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—  J u k e b o x  —
‘DEVIL or ANGEL’
by  LOU DOILLON
Acoustic inspiration from the album
P L A C E S  

© Copyright 2012 CorbisCorporationFrench actress, model and now singer Lou Doillon the 31-year-old daughter of Jane Birkin and the half-sister of singer-actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, spent her bohemian childhood entirely in the spotlight.
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 — T u e s d a y  T u n e s —
SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES  
  B O B  D Y L A N  
 was originally released in 1965. 
 It was Dylan’s first Top 40 hit in the U.S.

BOB DYLAN

 The first line is a reference to codeine distillation and politics of the time —
“Johnny’s in the basement mixing up the medicine / I’m on the pavement thinkin’ about the Government”…
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“Words are my weapon but they’re also my ruin”

Seavera, Singer/Songwriter, Handsome Citizens, Not So Ordinary Citizens, Musician —  Not So Ordinary
Citizens Interview  —

Singer/Songwriter
T o r i  Z i e t s c h
of SEAVERA
chats to us about her inspirations; recently being featured on Triple J’s Unearthed; the release of Seavera’s debut Single ‘Caving’ and new project; the upcoming EP due to be recorded in Melbourne..

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— J u k e b o x —
JIMI HENDRIX
CASTLES MADE OF SAND

JimiJimi Hendrix was arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music. Hendrix helped usher in the age of psychedelia with his 1967 debut, ‘Are You Experienced?’ and the impact of his brief but meteoric career on popular music continues to be felt.

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E L V I S  P R E S L E Y
– ONE NIGHT WITH YOU –
On the Jukebox this week we’re heading
all the way back to ’57.

elvispresley.handsomecitizens.jukebox The song was originally written and recorded under the title “One Night (Of Sin).” Both Elvis’ manager and record company had reservations about the suggestive lyrics. 
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“Take your protein pills 
and put your helmet on”

  J u k e b o x
—  D A V I D  B O W I E  —
   ‘SPACE ODDITY’   

e5e6afb7166b3b5c92688181e5dc033c“Space Oddity” came out in 1969, the same year American astronauts landed on the moon, prompting many to think the lunar landing inspired the song.
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— J u k e b o x —
Serge Gainsbourg et Jane Birkin
Je t’aime… moi non plus

serge-gainsbourg-actor-with-actress-jane-birkin-in-their-chelsea-home (French for “I love you… me neither”)
is a French duet written by Serge Gainsbourg.
It was written for and sung with Brigitte Bardot in 1967
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  J U K E B O X
J I M I  H E N D R I X
” L I T T L E  W I N G ”

jimi-hendrix-2 According to Hendrix, “Little Wing” came from an idea he had originally developed while playing in Greenwich Village, when he was fronting his band Jimmy James and the Blue Flames in the summer of 1966.
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J u k e b o x
— TALKING HEADS —
PSYCHO KILLER
written by David Byrne, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth and first played by their band ‘The Artistics’ in 1974, and as new wave band Talking Heads in 1975.

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The name Talking Heads originated from: “A friend had found the name in the TV Guide, which explained the term used by TV studios to describe a head-and-shoulder shot of a person talking as ‘all content, no action.’ It fit.” 
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 R.I.P
— t u e s d a y  t u n e s —
S T A R  M A N
D A V I D  B O W I E

Yesterday, January 10th 2016, we lost a true musical genius. In tribute to the legendary David Bowie aged 69 years …

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J u k e b o x 
 — BOB MARLEY —
COULD YOU BE LOVED 

 inspired by the global day of Love just passed and the god-like devotion to Marley, we witnessed on the Gili Islands, Indonesia.

“My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.”  ― Bob Marley

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H I L L T O P  H O O D S 
 — The Nosebleed Section —
 A U S T R A L I A  D A
 J U K E B O X 

  Any true blue Aussie will tell you, our favourite way to honour our Homeland on Australia Day is with your mates around a BBQ, some icy cold beverages, and the radio blaring Triple J’s Hottest 100.
We’re  revisiting
2009’s
Hottest 100 of All Time, 

such an epic playlist
featuring this favourite Aussie Tune of ours.

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J U K E B O X 
N Y E  2015

— COME AS YOU ARE  —
N I R V A N A
Kurt Cobain described this song as
“About people, and what they’re expected to act like.”
The lyrics are intentionally contradictory and confusing, with one line rebutting the next:
“As a friend, as an old enemy”
“Take your time, hurry up”

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J u k e b o x
— RICHARD CLAPTON —
CAPRICORN DANCER
one of Clapton’s major hits recorded over his impressive career, was used on the soundtrack to Highway One, a long-forgotten classic surf movie featuring surfers riding waves along Australia’s East Coast.

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“SYMPATHY  FOR  THE  DEVIL”
written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards,
Ranked at No. 32 in their list of ‘The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time’ by Rolling Stone Magazine.  It is sung by Jagger as a first-person narrative from the point of view of Lucifer… 

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 —  J U K E B O X  —
P E A C E  T R A I N 
 CAT  STEVENS  

 The lyrics to this song from 1971,
speak of coming out of a war-torn world together on a quest for peace.

Although the tune was written and released in the thick of the Vietnam War era, the lyrics ring just as true these days as they did 40 years ago.

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   t u e s d a y   t u n e s
—  t r i b u t e  —
October 27 2013
the day the World said
good-bye to
L O U  R E E D.
Not at all a Perfect Day, the loss of an icon:
American Musician Singer/Songwriter/Poet.. 

 “My God is rock’n’roll. It’s an obscure power that can change your life. The most important part of my religion is to play guitar.”
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—  t u e s d a y   t u n e s  —
 I  WONDER 
RODRIGUEZ

Wonder at the extraordinary talent of this revolutionary and iconic musician. The mystique and enigma of the little know artist: Sixto Rodriguez — an American folk-rock singer/songwriter in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens.

Rodriguez

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—  t u e s d a y   t u n e s  —  
    FOOL TO CRY
T H E  R O L L I N G  S T O N E S

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