It started as a not-so-random selection of tunes that popped up in a week's worth of iPod shuffle, turned into a possible mix of pop tunes with "strings," floated a bit in a "rarities" mode, made a right turn into a John Cale thing, (thanks to "ME" and his brilliant link in the chat box), but is now "September Songs," which is a little of everything.
I like it.
I guess I'll find out soon enough if you do.
The Macca track is one of six "Chaos & Creation" b-sides I just got hold of thanks to some fine friends and BW supporters.
The Todd Rundgren cover is from the super-rare Colin Blunstone release "Late Nights In Soho," courtesy of my pal Don over at ASH. Nice to hear the exquisite vocals of one legend covering another without having to shell out $200.
The Raisins? This was an odd discovery some years ago by my old roommate and current pal Rich. Hailing from Cincinnati, The Raisins turned into The Bears who were Adrian Belew's powerpop with artrock stylings quartet. Find it HERE, but it ain't cheap. Those savvy will find it "cheaper." Highly recommended.
The Donovan track was a long time obsession. Read about it in Trouser Press many moons ago, and finally found a white label 45 at Downstairs Records in Times Square sometime in the early 80s. Mr. Leitch covers Bowie in a BIG way.
The Cookies. Any opportunity to listen to this perfect piece of pop music, you know? It just brings you back there...even if you were never there. That's good work.
"The Electrician," a super-weird SINGLE (?) from the Walker Brothers' mega-rare "Nite Flights" album that leaves me frozen every time.
The Kinks track is currently my favorite Kinks track ever, taking over at least temporarily for "Scattered," which knocked "Waterloo Sunset" out of the top spot, though that will no doubt change.
Not sure who wrote the Willie & Ryan track, but I love the lyrics.
"Our song will never have
A final verse
Our hearts just finally
Settled back to Earth"
Enjoy. Comments welcome.
Mr. Wilson- John Cale
Art School Canteen- Godley & Creme
Strange Things Are Happening- Rings & Things
Mary Jean- Marshall Crenshaw
Summer Of '59- Paul McCartney
Can We Still Be Friends- Colin Blunstone
Get Back In The Line- The Kinks
The Bends- The Raisins
Pretty Girl- The Easybeats
The Land Torments The Sea- Finn Brothers
Even If You Don't- Ween
I Never Dreamed- The Cookies
The Electrician- The Walker Brothers
Rock & Roll With Me- Donovan
Back To Earth- Willie Nelson & Ryan Adams