Friday, March 8, 2019

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

(a short jaunt)


"Terrifying" - Rolling Stones / "Steel Wheels" (1989)

It has that dated 80s mix but, dang it, this song rocks.  Bill Wyman is playing one-man ping pong underneath.   And Keef is playing odd guitar chords.  I really like the muted horn minimally dancing in and out on the outro. I've never given the album a fair listen,  but I imagine this tune is a pretty underrated song in their catalog. I'd never heard it.  This was their 21st American studio album.



"Key To The Highway" - Derek and the Dominos / "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" (1970)

A lot of people have covered this.  This is the version my ears are most familiar with.  It's a good blues rock jam. Clapton and Duane.  It's like, "Okay, watch what I can do!”  Like I said, it is good.  But I always thought the song was too long and...meh.  The song just gets lost when surrounded by so many other great ones on the album.  I probably play that side the least because of "Key..."  However, once it's spinning, I seldom lift the needle.



"Beside You" - New York Rock & Roll Ensemble / "Roll Over" (1971)

Gentle...like wisps of smoke.  Haunting ghosts.  Beautiful melody.  Who were these guys?  Never see any of their albums floating around...but will keep an eye out.

"WILMA,  I'M HOME!"

Casey Chambers
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