Saturday, March 1, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: Texas Flood
Thanks to Matt for the nice comment yesterday. The "ribbon of continuity" (nice phrase) is the goal, but we hit a dead end yesterday. So today we are starting a new ribbon with some hard-ass 1980s blues. Dig it.
Well there's floodin' down in Texas, all of the telephone lines are down
And I've been tryin' to call my baby, Lord and I can't get a single sound
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The Jam: In The Crowd
The Jam are one of the great rock bands of the 1970s/1980s, but you don't hear much about them anymore. Too bad. Maybe they'll have a resurgence like The Kinks?
Speaking of The Kinks, the section of this song from 0:45 to 0:55 (and repeated later) really reminds me of a Kinks song, but I can't place which one it is. Am I making this up? Or do you know what song I'm thinking of? Help me out Kinks fans...
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Lucinda Williams: Crescent City
[out of print]
Lucinda Williams has one album that I really love, her self-titled album from 1988. The songwriting is sharp and the delivery is heartfelt without going over the top. The only "problem" is the 1980's-style production in spots, but it's definitely worth tracking down.
This town has said what it has to say. Now I'm after that back highway, and the longest bridge I've ever crossed, over Ponchartrain...
Monday, February 25, 2008
Elvis Presley: If You Talk In Your Sleep
We don't need much of an excuse to play the Fat Elvis card here at Six Songs. Culture Bully's comment last week in favor of the 1970's version did the trick. So kick back in your jungle room and enjoy Elvis at his peak.
Love is so much sweeter when it's borrowed...