Thursday, January 17, 2019

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

(a short jaunt)

"Turn The Page" - Rush / "Hold Your Fire" (1987)

I'm not much of a Rush follower, but I can certainly understand those who are.  I'm mostly a cherry pick kind of guy when it comes to this band.  That's just me.  But this one rawks hard.  It rawks...and without overstaying its welcome.  I swear Geddy's bass is on a mission from God!  But it was extra nice hearing Alex Lifeson's guitar driving around a bit.  Pretty underrated in the guitar world scheme of things.  I don't know how this song shakes out with “true” Rush fans.  Or this album for that matter.  But "Turn The Page" sure hit the cherry pick sweet spot for me.

"Better Days" - Graham Nash / "Songs For Beginners" (1971)

Graham's debut album with this awesome song was released shortly after his break-up with his then-girlfriend, Joni Mitchell. I found this album at an estate sale buried in the middle of at least 70 gospel records.  I was only half-way looking. Just killing time really.  It's an awesome album and a quarter took it home.

"Love In Vain" - Rolling Stones / "Let It Bleed" (1969)

Robert Johnson did it first, but I like this version a lot.  However, I hated that the song followed "Gimme Shelter" on "Let It Bleed." It's just too early to slow it down.  But when I'm in the mood for some, this is good.  Here's Mick Taylor working slide on the stage. (It was Keef playing slide on the album)  "The blue light was my baby.  The red light was my mind."


Good stuff.

Casey Chambers

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