|Roxy Music - Avalon|
(Sep 18, 2011 - 09:36)
| BKardon wrote:|
Beautiful song, so textured.
Interesting choice of words. I really enjoy songs and movies that have "texture". I can't define it but I know it when I hear/see it.
|Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street|
(Sep 17, 2011 - 08:05)
| BikeCoachDave wrote:|
What an iconic sax solo. Interesting how sometimes the simplest of progressions can land itself in music history.
The best description of this I've ever heard was many years ago when a DJ described this song as the sound of God coming down from the heavens with a 6 shooter. It's an image that is forever linked to this song.
|The Cure - Just Like Heaven|
(Aug 28, 2011 - 08:17)
|This is the only song I've ever heard that made me smile and cry at the same time. A timeless vision of a magical relationship that simply evaporated, or perhaps was never really there.|
|Redlight King - Old Man|
(Apr 26, 2011 - 13:45)
|I don't care for Neil Young's music or for Hip-Hop, but oddly I liked this and wouldn't mind hearing it again.|
|Over The Rhine - The Laugh of Recognition|
(Feb 26, 2011 - 13:52)
| jeaster wrote:|
I like the music, but can barely listen to it, and cannot stand to hear her actually speak. I listened to the story on NPR a few weeks ago, and all I could hear is how she adds an "SH" to every word that starts with an "S". Starts becomes shtarts, simply shimply, serious becomes sheriously. Sheriously drives me up a shtupid wall.
A Cincinnati accent also often replaces the "s" with a "rsh". For example Washington becomes "Warshington". You get used to it eventually.
|Rod Stewart - Reason To Believe|
(Feb 20, 2011 - 16:15)
|I had only heard his top 40 stuff when I saw him in concert some 30 years ago. Was pleasantly surprised at how much of a rocker he was and how much more there was to him. Still, this isn't his best effort.|
|Bryan Ferry - Reason Or Rhyme|
(Jan 27, 2011 - 12:27)
|Didn't know he had any recent releases; very nice track. His recent picture on wikipedia though is not very flattering. Funny how his musical style and voice has aged well but the rest... It's tough to get old, trust me.|
|The Cars - All Mixed Up|
(Oct 18, 2010 - 11:13)
| WonderLizard wrote:|
Hmm, don't know about that. I saw them at the old Capital Centre in 1980, and they just brought the place down. Great show.
I didn't see that show but somewhere around that time I saw them at an outdoor venue, probably at the Merriweather Post Pavilion (it seems the venue names change almost every year). That was a very good show also. But nothing compares with the first time I saw them. They had just released the first album and "Just What I Needed" was starting to get airplay. We heard they were playing at the Anchor Inn on Cape Cod, a local nightclub with a decent stage. A co-worker and I waited "a whole hour" before the club opened to be sure we got good seats. We sat at a table literally next to the stage. The show was awesome to say the least. They played a long set that included most everything on their album. Then they played an encore which interestingly contained songs which now seemed familiar. We screamed until they came out for a 2nd encore and again the songs seemed familiar but nobody cared. After the show I picked up their playlist (which was written on the back of a paper place mat and taped to the stage floor). Then I realized that they only had one album's worth of material and were playing the same 9 songs over again all night. I came across that old place mat a couple years ago. Made me smile. Those were good times.
|Interpol - Summer Well|
(Sep 30, 2010 - 18:22)
|Decent tune, but sounds just like every other Interpol song. The most interesting thing about it was that it was played on RP.|
|Emerson Lake & Palmer - Stones Of Years|
(Jul 13, 2010 - 15:46)
| Propayne wrote:|
Wow - reminds of cruising in the mid '70s in my XR-7 Cougar.
Yeah they were... I got to see them play in Boston Garden back in the late 70s. At one point during the show Keith Emerson began playing solo. I had heard all their albums but I just couldn't figure out what he was playing. In fact it sounded like random notes. Then he started playing a bit faster, then faster. It still didn't sound like a song but it became apparent he was repeating certain notes. Eventually he was playing so fast the repeated notes became the melody and it was the Nutcracker. I have no idea how many notes he played in between the repeated ones but it was damn impressive.