Let's do the Pandora Shuffle...
...and see what the fates allow.
Excitable Boy (1978)
I think God created Warren Zevon to help us all learn a bit of history and geography. You know he's going to drop a name or place in somewhere...and I've come to appreciate his cultural awareness. In this instance...the Spanish Civil War...delivered in an achingly beautiful Zevon way. Also, I believe he drops a pennywhistle into the arrangement.
Plays For Lovers (1953-1988)
I have never met anyone that didn't like Barney Kessel...except for those who have not had the pleasure of hearing him play. And that's a shame.
Sufficiently Breathless (1973)
The title track has aged surprisingly well. Great arrangement. Has a groovy acoustic thing going on with a dusting of some tasty fuzz guitar. The group included members of Deep Purple and Iron Butterfly.
I Got A Name (1973)
Most everyone has heard everything by Jim Croce. This song was from his final studio album..."I Got A Name". Sometimes you just have to shake your head and wonder...what if?
"I Can't Keep From Talking"
Weird Tales (1998)
Another supergroup side-project with Jeff Tweedy (Wilco)...Gary Louris (The Jayhawks)...Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) and swinging-door other ones. Makes for a "feel-good heading out-the-door" kind of song...and if I could play the guitar worth a lick...I'd play it.
"Fuel To The Fire"
Photo Finish (1978)
What a forgotten gem. Pandy did me right shuffling this number to my ears. Only 47 when he died, Rory was never a media darling like many others of his ilk...but my ears hear the truth.
Till next time...
"Say goodnight, Pandora."
(( "Goodnight, Pandora!" ))
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