Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Re-Discovered Classics - End October...

Once again I'm throwing the gauntlet down for all of my merry men and women out there will Spotify to update their play lists with some of my favourite tracks that they might have missed before. Some are newer than others, some are dead and some are living..in my life I love you more....

You Don't Understand Me - The Raconteurs (from their 2ND album)

Cornerstone - Arctic Monkeys (yes you all probably all have this song already but its such a stone cold classic I couldn't take the risk of you not)

Past - Todd Rundgren (from his more recent album "Liars", slow 70s style Philly soul is what he does best, great production too)

Call My Name - Prince (no god babble or pointless funk jams, give him piano and a sympathetic band and he can still pull the goods from his royal purple behind)

Both Sides, Now - Joni Mitchell (a beautiful track originally from Clouds in 1969 but then re-recorded in 2000 an octave lower with an orchestra on the album of the same name) Both are amazing which is the proof of a great song that the arrangement and key can change and the song still hits the spot.

Are You Passionate? - Neil Young (a criminally underrated album post 9/11, Neil young playing his bluesiest since "This Notes For You")

Rock And Roll - The Velvet Underground (Lou Reed left the Velvet Underground for a solo career but in a classy act of kindness crammed his last album "Loaded" with a ton of "hits" and commercial tracks, here's one of his best.

Shapes Of Things - The Yardbirds (with Eric Clapton off with John Mayall the guitarist duties baton was picked up by Jeff Beck and thrown about a mile over the finish line.

A Kiss Before I Go - Ryan Adams (Here is the Gram Parsons influences coming to the forefront, a 4 star record from start to finish)

Soothe Me - Sam & Dave (Stax legends backed by Booker T and the Mg's, whats not to like?)

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