Thursday, January 3, 2019

I Went...SIRIUS...All The Way Home

(a short jaunt)

"First Names" - Lee Michaels / "Space And First Takes" (1972)

This is a great late night driving song.  Long churning jams with intent just suck me right in.  The added psych trippage hitting the sweet spot is bonus.  And along with Lee Michaels is Drake Levin (Paul Revere and the Raiders) bending strings as well.  Surprised, I am!  The jam carries you along until your car becomes one with the highway.  Killer deep cut!

"Comin' Back To Me" - "Jefferson Airplane / "Surrealistic Pillow" (1967)

This might not be Marty Balin's best song...but it certainly is my favorite.  Beautifully sad. And it haunts like hell.  The song always wants to take me somewhere...and sometimes I let it.

"A Day In The Life" - Jeff Beck / "Live at Montreux Jazz" (2001)

I'm a snob when it comes to hearing Beatle covers.  It's a hard bitch for many to scratch.  But occasionally, someone gets it right.  Jeff Beck plays this Lennon classic like he's holding John's head in his lap.  Beck is taking care of him with tribute and respect. And what I had first expected to be just another throwaway song to add to the “covers” pile..became a gift to everyone who ever loved him.  Wow!


Good stuff.

Casey Chambers

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