Friday, January 9, 2015
The Weekend Mix, 1/9/15
There have been many "lost" albums. Some of the most famous that come to mind are The Beach Boys "Smile" and Prince's "Black Album," for starters. Most recently, David Bowie's unreleased "Toy" was leaked in stellar quality. I bring this up because I had an idea for a Weekend Mix.
The idea came to me after I gave Alice Cooper's "Welcome To My Nightmare" a spin. I love this record and hadn't heard it in ages. One song specifically, really did the trick. I thought about why I loved this particular song and then a dozen more songs came to mind, all similar in style. When I compiled the mix, it was twice as long as it needed to be and though 16 songs were included, only 8 artists were represented. And when I looked at these 8 artists, I thought "Burning Wood readers will never listen to this."
To complicate matters a bit more, in the recent Uncut Magazine's Ultimate Music Guide which features Paul McCartney, a writer refers to the song "Band On The Run" as a "pop-opera in 13 parts." Of course, I had to listen and count. (This mix was really coming together.)
To further (maybe) pique your interest, 6 of the 8 artists are some of my faves of all time. Still, I wasn't feeling confident.
It's been shelved.
In its stead, please enjoy this collection of songs that have been rotating heavily this week.
Who knows if you'll listen to this and like it? I did and I do and I feel a bit more confident that you might, too.
Making Time- The Creation
Treat Her Like A Lady- Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
Takes A Lot Of Loving- Roscoe Gordon
Not The Girl You Think You Are- Crowded House
Jupiter Hollow- The Band
If Sugar Was As Sweet- Joe Tex
My Girlfriend Is A Waitress- The Iguanas
Mean Ol' Wind Died Down- Noth Mississippi All-Stars
Lost My Drivin' Wheel- Tom Rush
She's My Baby- The Traveling Wilburys
And So Is Love- Kate Bush
You Used To Drive Me Around- Jon Auer