Monday, January 23, 2012
Here Comes Terry
I wanted to stay on NRBQ just one more day while I'm still on the high. You know how that can happen after you see a live show?
This is a 3-pack featuring the great Terry Adams.
First up, we have Terry covering Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. I mean really, how often does a person get to type that? This brilliant little cover of "Indian Love Call" can be found on Terry's "Holy Tweet" CD, which I think everyone should own.
(Ya ever hear the Q's cover of the Sammy Cahn penned, Mario Lanza staple, "Be My Love?" I mean, these guys really CAN play anything.)
"Umbrella umbrella, oh wella wella wella/can you tell me why/umbrella umbrella, oh wella wella wella/you never keep me dry."
(I'll be checking in at the end of the week to see just how many of you are still singing this one.)
We finish with an NRBQ classic that is just as much about Big Al's solo as it is about Terry's vocals and clavinet. From one of the great records of all time, "Tiddlywinks," we have "Want You To Feel Good Too."
I love this band. Always have. I can't imagine any lovers of music not owning at least 3 or 4 of the Q's records. The stretch of albums beginning with their debut in 1969 to 1983's "Grooves In Orbit," contain some of the finest music this side of the Pecos. And Terry Adams' last few solo projects, the two mentioned here, as well as "Louisville Slugger," a record made with NRBQ's original guitarist, the late great Steve Ferguson, and "Crazy 8's" are all worth exploring. What I'm saying is, BUY THEM ALL!