Tag: This Is Not A Love Song Blog
Even during the midst of his creative nadir, Sir Paul could still produce a rare jewel of a song.
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?
A fine, airy, slightly psychedelic pop offering from one of England’s finest and most underrated bands.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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)
That Cars number yesterday was great…here’s a superior cover by Red House Painters, and one of Mark Kozelek‘s most powerful interpretations.
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.