Thin Lizzy is an often forgotten true rock and roll artist. Sure we all know the song “The Boys are Back in Town” and you may even know that it’s a Thin Lizzy song, but that’s probably it. “Cowboy Song” is a great song with rockin’ guitar lines. Enjoy!
Captain Beefheart passed away a few days ago. Since then I haven’t been able to stop listening to “My Head is my only House unless it Rains”. It’s the weirdest love song I have ever heard, but it catches me.
To quote Bob Lefsetz in a letter he sent to his followers about Captain Beefheart’s death:
“I read the news today, oh boy. And I was emotionally affected and needed to reach out to you. They’re rewriting rock and roll history and getting it all wrong. They want you to think that Patti Smith was more important than Alice Cooper, that Top Forty radio ruled in the late sixties and early seventies, that everybody was always in it for the money. But that’s wrong. We know the truth. It’s incumbent upon us to keep the flame alive. Beefheart was part of the firmament. He may not have been dead center, but he had a place. And we took notice. And his death leaves an emptiness. There’s a hole in the sky tonight, a black one, where Don Van Vliet used to live and create.”
Whether it’s Rock, Folk, Soul, or Early Modern English carols, Jeff Buckley can do it all very well. Having drowned at age 30, he only released one official studio album, Grace, although there have been several posthumous releases from an unfinished album and some demos.
“I Want Someone Badly” was released on the Legacy Edition of Grace in 2004.
This is a little bit unusual and a bit of a departure from the usual DSF routine, but it’s too good to pass up! This happened two days ago at a charity fundraiser in St. Petersburg. Apparently, Putin was merely a guest at this event, but was asked to sing by the hosts and-after a little bit of encouragement-made it up to the stage and belted out the Fats Domino classic. It’s definitely a little slow and awkward, but the audience eats it up. Well done, Vladimir!
For comparison purposes, I’ve included the Fats Domino original. Which is better? You be the judge.
They Might Be Giants have come a long way. They’re a band that have been constantly reinventing themselves from day one-although they’ve consistently delivered catchy pop songs with deceptively dark lyrics, along the way they’ve grown from a two guys and a drum machine to a full-on rock band, recording albums that touch on everything from dancy electronica to kids music to a Grammy-nominated recording that’s all about science. If you don’t know them, GET to know them! I guarantee you’ll find something you’ll like.
I love the dancing and the beat in this video. Francis Farewell Starlite (I hope that’s his real name) puts on an addicting performance that leaves you wanting more. And if you want it, just check out their awesome website with more videos right on the home page.