Monday, November 3, 2008

200 Lost Gems & Forgotten Diamonds:-->Pt 2


"After silence...that which comes nearest
to expressing

the inexpressible...is music."

~ Aldous Huxley


This personal list of "lost gems & forgotten diamonds" continues - part 2.

A reminder...songs will be from the 70s decade...but not exclusively.
And there is no ranking or countdown. Only a number keeping track of how far along I've gotten.
I strongly encourage everyone to purchase the albums for an even better understanding.

Part 2 - Let's begin...

190:-->UFO----------------------"Mother Mary" (3:48) ------------------Force It (1975)
"Mother Mary,
could you ever really feel the same?"

Guitar wiz Michael Schenker is a freight train on this one.

189:-->
James Gang ---------"Standing In The Rain" (5:07) --------- Bang (1973)
"Curly hair and lashes,
And the cheek of a red velvet rose."
Exciting opening track with Tommy Bolin making quite an entrance.

188:-->Jackson Browne ----"Road And The Sky" (3:08) --------------Late For The Sky (1974)
"When we come to the place where the road and the sky collide,
Throw me over the edge and let my spirit glide."
A terrific driving song from a wonderful heart-cracking album.

187:-->Tommy Tutone ----"Which Man Are You" (2:57) --------Tommy Tutone 2 (1981)
"Are you a man...who's been well-advised?
Are you a man who's been misguided?"
Totally mislabeled as new wave. This is roots and good stuff. Tommy deserved better.

186:-->Walter Egan --------"Hot Summer Nights" -------Too Shy (1978)
"We shared our hopes, our dreams, and our goals...
And the fundamental roll."
A catchy jangly number about lost youth w/ Buckinham & Nicks offering their support.

185:-->Van Morrison -------------"T.B. Sheets" (9:39) -------------off T.B. Sheets (1974)
"So open up the window and let me breathe."
An epic and fiercely intense song about a sick friend above a cliff-dropping groove.  Van the Man, indeed.


184:-->Robin Trower -----------"Caledonia" (3:41) ---Long Misty Days (1976)
"Your simple little greed
make an inch of a loser's wing."
Gliding guitar from Trower with underrated vocalist Jimmy Dewar tearin' it up.

183:-->Foreigner ---------"At War With The World" (4:35 )----------Foreigner (1977)
"Never had no need
for any military aid."
The stand-out track and maybe their best.

182:-->Triumph -----------"Movin' On" (4:10)-------Just A Game (1979)
"I may be right or wrong
The story's in my song
."
Underrated rocker from the boys from Canada. Great introduction.

181:-->BTO -----"Stayed Awake All Night" (4:07)------------------BTO (1973)
"In the cool, cool, cool of the morning...
that's when I'm coming home."
A rowdy 'pardy-hardy' jam.


All good stuff!   To be continued...

Casey Chambers
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good choice on that BTO cut. Nice work on the series. Keep on keepin' on, man!

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