Friday, August 5, 2011
"More Latter Day Gems" : THE WEEKEND MIX
Yet another rock and roll debate took place yesterday. This one was on the pages of Facebook and was started by a friend who posted a link from The Atlantic. The article asked, "Did U2 just surpass the Rolling Stones as the greatest rock band ever?" Of course, the comments were fast, furious, and plentiful.
My two faves:
"Of course, the Stones haven't put out much worth listening to since "Exile on Main Street."
(I am really tired of that one!)
"That "Atlantic" piece is just about the most embarrassing, illogical, poorly-argued, extra-musical shite ever foisted upon us by a magazine with a glossy cover. Heinous doesn't come close to capturing sheer idiocy of that caliber! And, as ever, "Eff The Beatles!"
Ah yes! Opinions. We all got'em, but only the loyal readers of Burning Wood know, it's what I say that counts. (~ahem~)
So to continue with what I started on this post, here is a "WEEKEND MIX" of some of my very favorite songs by my very favorite artists, all of which came long after the alleged peak years. I realize this mix doesn't prove anything. Loving anyone of these tunes won't necessarily make you love and appreciate any of the albums they are from, or suddenly make those albums better than "Exile On Main Street" or "The Who Sell Out." But, I would still put up a fervent argument that just because our legendary rock and roll heroes had more to say when they were younger, doesn't make what they have to say now any less musical or worthwhile.
Weight Of The World- Ringo Starr (1992)
Scattered- The Kinks (1993)
Mississippi- Bob Dylan (2001)
How Many Friends- The Who (1975)
Bedlam- Elvis Costello (2004)
Great Day- Paul McCartney (1997)
She'll Drive The Big Car- David Bowie (2003)
For Your Life- Led Zeppelin (1976)
Angel Come Home- The Beach Boys (1979)
Heaven's Falling- Cheap Trick (1983)
Past- Todd Rundgren (2004)
Girls In Their Summer Clothes- Bruce Springsteen (2007)
Leaving New York- R.E.M. (2004)
Slipping Away- Rolling Stones (1989)
Brainwashed- George Harrison (2002)