Category Archives: Video

Introducing KC Music Tube

Writing about music is fine, but to experience the true essence of music, you need to listen to it or watch a performance. So I’ve started a new feature that I’m really excited about: KC Music Tube.

KC Music Tube collects the videos of KC music artists that are scattered all over the Internet (YouTube mostly). With video, you can see (and hear) what makes them so special.

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Video: “Woman in Chains” by Tears for Fears Featuring Oleta Adams

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I think that Tears for Fears has held up pretty well over the years, and this song is no exception.

Woman in Chains is the opening track and the first single from Tears for Fears’ third album, The Seeds of Love. Although not exactly a duet with Roland Orzabal, the song features Oleta Adams in prominent role on the recording and in this video. Phil Collins and his big drum sound also played on the record but he did not appear in the video.

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Today in KC’s Music History: “The Seeds of Love” by Tears for Fears

Video: “Get Here” by Oleta Adams

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There are songs I never get tired of hearing, and this is one of them. This is one of the outstanding recordings of the last 20 years. Oleta Adams is not a flashy singer, but she’s a masterful one, and you can hear it from the moment she opens her mouth to sing.

This is a live performance that was broadcast on the BBC in 1991. The audio is not particularly good (it sounds like it was originally recorded on VHS tape and then transferred to a digital file), but it’s worth hearing the interplay between the band.

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Today in KC’s Music History: “The Seeds of Love” by Tears for Fears

Video: Trailer for “Cowtown Ballroom: Sweet Jesus”

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If you’re interested in Kansas City’s music history, then Cowtown Ballroom: Sweet Jesus is required viewing. It’s a loving look at this important concert venue, as well as an examination of the cultural factors that helped lead to its creation.

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