Friday, February 15, 2013
"What About These?" : THE WEEKEND MIX
My first exposure to Al Stewart was "Year Of The Cat" and then "Time Passages." Back then, I hated both songs. It was by chance recently, that I acquired his entire catalogue on vinyl and noticed one record featured Jimmy Page on lead guitar. I listened to that record, "Love Chronicles," and that was it. It was nothing like the two hits, so I started from the beginning and now I love Al Stewart. I still don't love the aforementioned hits, but I mind them less. I also didn't mind giving these records a shot. I mean...if you haven't heard it before, it's new to you, right?
This same sentiment is what prompted yesterday's pro-Foreigner post. If "I Want To Know What Love Is" is all you've got, then you just don't have a fighting chance...according to the naysayers. (For the record, I like that sappy Foreigner ballad with the choir more than I like "Year Of The Cat.")
And so we have The Weekend Mix. Some tunes you may or may not know by some artists you may or may not like.
I love them all.
You can't judge a book...blah blah, so dig in to some under the radar shit, including the fab Harry Connick Jr. backed by some Meters, my fave Black Crowes b-side, a Dennis Wilson classic...I think, a McCartney gem from a McCartney lemon (thanks AWITW for the reminder), and Phil Spector's Wall Of Sound via Queen, among others.
It's all better than the ferkakte Lumineers.
(Spotify playlist is edited because not everything is on Spotify.)
She- Harry Connick Jr.
Might Just Take Your Life- Deep Purple
Angel Come Home- Beach Boys
Ordinary Dream- Electric Light Orchestra
Idol- Elton John
Beyond & Before- Yes
Steal Your Heart Away- Bonnie Raitt
Grows A Rose - The Black Crowes
Some People Never Know- Wings
Coming Apart- Bread
Summer '68- Pink Floyd
Grounds For Separation- Hall & Oates
Funny How Love Is- Queen
Lost It- Boz Scaggs
Black Muddy River- Grateful Dead