Swingin' Utters, "Here We Are Nowhere"
A while back, I wrote some code to pull data from Discogs for my collection to see what year albums were released for another project that I was working on. That project might still see the light of day! But I'm wondering if there's some way I could pull data for genres. Discogs doesn't have genre tags in their structured data, but I could scrape the band description for specific words, I suppose. It would be neat to see what percentage of my collection is, say, punk.
The Temptations, "I Wish it Would Rain"
Right, right, forgot about Motown. AKA "the original punk", so still 100%.
McKinley Dixon, "Make a Poet Black"
Sorry, can't keep that bit going. Feels wrong, disrespectful. Although I suppose I should interrogate why I'm willing to poke gentle fun at the Temptations but not a contemporary artist. Probably not good!
The Housemartins, "Hopelessly Devoted To Them"
In the pre-Discogs, pre-Allmusic era, the excitement of discovering about the existence of something like an import-only album for a favorite band was truly electric. Now That's What I Call Quite Good, a comp that was never released here in the US, was one of those discoveries, and one that I couldn't wait to special order. After weeks of waiting, I was absolutely charmed to my core, it was absolutely worth all the hassle to hear some new (to me) Housemartins tunes.