There a bunch of songs that would work for today – chose this one as I have always loved it and it’s not super well known (at least to the masses). Off X‘s 1987 album See How We Are. Written by Dave Alvin who brought it with him from his previous group The Blasters.
Happy 4th to all my fellow American music bloggers! And happy Thursday to everyone else!
Been having some great discussion with Rich at KamerTunesBlog about Boston’s first album so thought it appropriate to feature my favorite song from it today. While by my current tastes the production on this album may be a bit slick and self indulgent, listening to it takes me right back to 8th grade and a lot of great times and the beginnings of my life-long love of music in general. And production aside, its just a great kick ass song!
Chuck Berry, Tupac And More: Taking Stock Of The 2008 Universal Fire : NPR
— Read on www.npr.org/2019/06/12/732096858/from-chuck-berry-to-tupac-shakur-taking-stock-of-the-2008-universal-fire
I was absolutely shocked when I heard this story on NPR this week – it’s beyond comprehension the scale of the loss. It’s was a gut punch to realize that the original masters for so many legendary artists are gone forever. And for Universal to keep it quiet the extent of the loss borders on criminal.
I’ve mentioned before that my eighth grade son plays in his middle school orchestra. I love how his orchestra director always tries to include a pop or rock song as part of their concerts. Here’s Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir from their end of the year performance.
Going way way back for this classic from the rock and roll cannon. Stating the obvious, but what a incredible tragedy that Holly died so young. Just think of all the fantastic music that he may have gone one to make.
Classic track from the highly influential but under-appreciated (at the time) band. I first became aware of them from the Replacements song Alex Chilton.