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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Songs That Move Me, 80-71

80. The Ostrich - Steppenwolf.
I discussed this song here.
Feeling: ticked off.
It's HERE.

79. (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone - Aretha Franklin.
One of the things I hated about AM radio when I was growing up is the fact that disc jockeys would talk over the instrumental opening. I swear that this intro was designed specifically to avoid that. Highlight musically is the sweet crescendo of the horns.
Feeling: joyful.


78. 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson.
An intriguing song. Starts of like a loud dirge, then breaks into an almost jazzy center. Quite odd.
Feeling: a little schizo.
OR HERE.

77. Face the Face - Pete Townsend.
Those big drums almost always surprise me, not in this live version, but in the video below.
Feeling: like dancing.

Miami Vice!


76. I'm So Glad - Cream.
It has to be the live version from the Goodbye Cream album; no other version excites me like that one. It's the Jack Bruce vocals and especially the instrumental breaks.
Feeling: well, glad.


75. Fame - David Bowie.
Besides the hook, I most appreciate the descending line of the vocal near the end.
Feeling: like dancing.


74. King Harvest - The Band.
From "the brown album", the second album, it's the last song on the LP. It's the vocals and the lyrics: "My horse Jethro, well he went mad." A song of my high school days.
Feeling: like having a piece of grass between my teeth.


73. I'm Free - the Who.
The beginning of this song is out of sync with the rest. There's a drum fill before the first time you hear "And freedom tastes of reality." The live versions never compare to this because they're usually played correctly. I like the descending line vocal at the end and the instrumentation in the middle. BTW, I have no idea what this video is.
Feeling: Tension until it gets back on track musically.


72. Celtic Rock - Donovan.
The druids are coming. Last song, first side of the Open Road LP.
Feeling: spooky.


71. Twist and Shout - the Beatles

It's John shredding his voice and those ascending thirds.
Feeling: Joyous.

ROG

2 comments:

Scott said...

Nice to see some "old school" Crimson on your list.

Roger Green said...

More Crimson to come, oddly.