Monday, November 24, 2008

200 Lost Gems & Forgotten Diamonds:-->Pt 5

"If music
be the food of on.

~ William Shakespeare 

This personal list of "lost gems & forgotten diamonds" continues - part 5.

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 5 - Let's Begin...

160:-->Ozark Mountain Daredevils ----"Standing On A Rock" (3:54) -- The Quilt CD (1973)
"I been standin' on the rock, waitin' for the wind to blow.
I been standin' on the rock, waitin' for my seeds to grow."
A simple front porch number delivered in a way that makes this sweetcorn...very cool.

159:-->Nils Lofgren --"Keith Don't Go"(4:23) -- Nils Lofgren (1975)
"This is a right-away letter, I've got to mail it today.
Straight to my main inspirer, says urgent from the USA."
Future Springsteen guitarist throws down a biting gauntlet of his own with this rockin' tribute to Keith Richards. Solid.

158:-->Billy Squier -----"Whadda You Want From Me" (3:43) ------Don't Say No (1981)
"Down in the dungeon I'm having a hard time.
I get my love on condition and my Dewar's without lime."
Crushing drums and 'catch me later' guitar. Vocals that sound like vintage Humble Pie. Where do I sign up?

157:-->Wings ---"Medicine Jar" (3:37) ---Venus & Mars (1976)
"There's more to life than blues and reds.
I say, I know how you feel, now your friends are dead."
This song packs a surprising sack of kahonies. Love that 2nd guitar entrance.

156:-->Derek & the Dominos ------"Anyday" (6:35) --------...and Other Love Songs (1970)

"To bring your woman back home after she's left you for another...
You've got to be've got to be a man."
Sliding guitar from Duane is sharp as a Randall. And Whitlock screaming.." gotta be a man". Too real.

155:-->Greg Kihn ---- "Remember" (6:42) ------Next Of Kihn (1978)
"Nothing...Nothing will ever be the same.
Some of the best things fade. Some of the worst remain."
Haunting epic of love's sting. Great guitar work.

154:-->Budgie -------"Parents" (10:25) ------- Never Turn Your Back On A Friend (1973)
"Put my trust in god.
Who is he, I know not what."
Jaw-dropping killer. A battle of no return. Sprawling foreboding sound. Perfect in every way.

153:-->Black Sabbath -- "Dirty Women" (7:09) --Technical Ecstasy (1976)
"The neon lights are shining on me again.
I walk the lonely streets in search of a friend."
Riff-meister, Iommi delivers the groceries in what arguably was the 'original' Sabbath's last great jam.

152:-->UFO ----"Queen Of The Deep" (5:48) ----Phenomenon (1974)
"If I'd been so much wiser then...
I would have known which path to choose."
Gorgeous and powerful. Nearly six minutes of classic rock abduction.

151:-->New Riders of the Purple Sage--"Death & Destruction" (8:39)-Gypsy Cowboy (1972)
"Will you wish you had a friend...
when it all comes round again?"
Awesome. Apocalyptic & Psychedelic in tone.
New Rider's ..."Freebird".

All good stuff! be continued.

Casey Chambers


whiteray said...

Oh man, "Anyday" is one of those songs that can put me square into blathering idiot fandom! Maybe the perfect song, if there is such a thing.

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