Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Another Great Dane
I have fallen in love with Tim Christensen and prior to this week, I hadn't heard a single note of music by this man who has been making music for almost 30 years.
It all started when my friend gave me a copy a DVD called "Pure McCartney," which was a live concert by Tim, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham and Tim's band the Damn Crystals performing McCartney's "Ram" in its entirety, along with some fave Macca solo hits. I was blown away, officially.
You really need to see the "Ram" portion of the show to understand why I'm swooning.
My friend also gave me two of his records, which made me track down two more. But let me not get ahead of myself. Read a bit about Tim. This is from All Music:
Tim Christensen is a Danish singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who experienced remarkable success during the 1990s in the alternative rock band Dizzy Mizz Lizzy before making his solo album debut in 2000. Produced by Nick Foss, the eponymous album Dizzy Mizz Lizzy marked the band's full-length debut. The album was a remarkable success, spawning a long string of hit singles ("Barbedwired Baby's Dream," "Love Is a Loser's Game," "Waterline," "Silverflame," "Glory"), winning four Danish Grammys (including Best Danish Group), and going five-times platinum. While the follow-up album, Rotator (1996), failed to rival the success of its predecessor, it was fairly successful nonetheless, spawning a few singles ("Rotator," "11:07 PM," "When the River Runs Dry"), winning the band additional Grammys, and going two-times platinum. Dizzy Mizz Lizzy disbanded in 1998 and Christensen in turn embarked on a solo career. In association with EMI, he made his full-length album debut in 2000 with Secrets on Parade, a Top Ten hit on the Danish albums chart. His second album, Honeyburst (2003), was an even greater success, reaching number one in Denmark and the Top Ten in Norway. His third album and first release in association with Sony Music, Superior (2008), was similarly popular, reaching number two in Denmark and spawning the Top Five hit "Superior" and the Top 20 hit "Wonder of Wonder."
Tim Christensen has got the goods. He's the McCartney you've been wanting McCartney to be since 1973. He's Harry Nilsson before Harry met John Lennon and Alice Cooper. He's Neil Finn but occasionally rocks harder. He is hook, harmony and heartbreak with captial H's!
Go in and hopefully you will hear what I hear.