I took a long-ish train trip yesterday and (mostly) enjoyed 90 minutes of random play on the iPod.
Got to hear The Eagles "New Kid In Town" for the first time in ages. Say what you want about Henley and Frey and their gigantic, punchable heads, but that song is gorgeous.
Heard a tune from Fleetwood Mac's "Mystery To Me." What a shitty sounding record that was.
Heard "It's Breaking Me Up" from Tull's "This Was," which prompted me to play the whole damn album when I got home. When was the last time you played that record? Do yourself a favor--give yourself an "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind" swipe so you can forget every time you heard "Aqualung" and "Locomotive Breath" and listen to Clive Bunker's swinging drumming and Mick Abrahams guitar playing on what is one of the best and most unique albums of the 60s.
Heard a tune called "A Man Without A Woman" that I did not recognize. I finally had to look, about two minutes in. A Pete Townshend demo. Meh.
Heard some goofy, disco-fied rock number, very 70s sounding with a voice I couldn't place and some really bad over-drumming. It was "Child Of Flames" by the Walker Brothers. (Boy, they were really hit or miss, weren't they?)
But the biggest surprise was the "Kinks Kontroversy" outtake above. "And I Will Love You" knocked me out. So simple and yet so beautiful. And what a strange little arrangement, to boot.