It's the return of "...and it sounds good altogether!"
It must be, what, 34 years since I last put together a selection of songs with no obvious connection, other than my digging them. Okay, maybe only a year, but it feels like 34. And truly, these mixes are never truly random, though the following notes are.
That Genesis track is actually a demo from their first album sessions. I've been a fan for years, though I finally got off the bus with "Illegal Alien" and that Michelob commercial. But it was only recently that I really appreciated the early baroque pop material.
That Michael Penn track remains my very favorite of his. I'm sure this is not the first time I've shared it here.
Don't know much about Clearlake, except their 2002 CD "Cedars" was a pretty popular release in my shop and I always loved this track. Some lazy research shows their last release was 2005.
Well, have at it.
Elevator Man- Kaleidoscope
Like A Fly- Cheap Trick
Helen Wheels- Paul McCartney
Try A Little Sadness- Genesis
Pretty Flamingo- Manfred Mann
It's A Beautiful Day Today- Moby Grape
Almost The Same- Clearlake
Fire & Brimstone- Link Wray
I Only Want To Be With You- The Tourists
All That That Implies- Michael Penn
Heavenly Day- Patty Griffin
Any King's Schilling- Elvis Costello
Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody- Joni Mitchell