Tag: This Is Not A Love Song Blog

3AM Eternal: Paul McCartney & Wings “My Love” (1973)

Even during the midst of his creative nadir, Sir Paul could still produce a rare jewel of a song.

3AM Eternal: Everything But The Girl “I Didn’t Know I Was Looking For Love” (1993)

This number, the “bonus” song on the band’s somewhat prematurely-issued greatest hits record, Home Movies, sums up the month’s selections quite well, doesn’t it?

3AM Eternal: The Hollies “The Air That I Breathe” (1974)

  A fine, airy, slightly psychedelic pop offering from one of England’s finest and most underrated bands.    

3AM Eternal: Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (1987)

Sure, they became a parody, and sure, their lifestyle was a bit on the, erm, disgusting side, but I cannot begrudge them this, one of their greatest songs, and one of the best love songs of the 1980s.

3AM Eternal: Exile “Kiss You All Over” (1978)

Exile’s an interesting group. Started off as a beat group in the early 1960s, dabbled in psychedelic rock, then went LA singer/songwriter, but scored their first major hit with a disco number…and then became a country band. That hit was a hit for a reason; it’s a great song.

3AM Eternal: Tim Buckley “Look At the Fool” (1974)

Tim Buckley’s last stand. As far removed from his folk-singing days as you could possibly get, this track from his final album is a funky R&B ballad, complete with his angelic singing and back-up singers. And twenty years later, the equally-damned son would pick up where this album left off…

3AM Eternal: The Staple Singers “Love Comes In All Colors” (1973)

Galatians 3:28: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  

3AM Eternal: Mel Carter “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” (1965)

A stone-cold soul/pop classic ballad. Dig it for all its amazing properties: the singing, the choir, the orchestration, the lyrics. (Pardon the lyrical video; the only other versions I found of this were rather terrible 1970s/1980s rerecords)

3AM Eternal: Red House Painters “All Mixed Up” (1996)

That Cars number yesterday was great…here’s a superior cover by Red House Painters, and one of Mark Kozelek‘s most powerful interpretations.

3AM Eternal: The Cars “Drive” (1984)

A seminal 1980s number, and a classic high-school prom slow-dance number. Note: If your band is gonna split up, might as well do so while you’re at the top of your game.