Thursday, September 26, 2019

I Went...SI--SI--SIRIUS...All The Way Home (again)

(a short jaunt)

"Dogs" - Pink Floyd / "Animals" (1977)

I mean...who doesn't like that long stretch of echos that fade into what sounds like a hurt and frightened dog?  Like echoes calling from a long and empty hallway.  It's all very ominous.  Great lyrics.  And David Gilmour's soloing.  Wow!  “Animals" is my third favorite Pink Floyd album ahead of even “Pipers..." and “The Wall”  But let there be no doubt, I love all things Floyd.  This was Pink Floyd's 10th album.

 "All The Children Sing" - Todd Rundgren / "Hermit of Mink Hollow" (1978)

This lead-off track and everything else on the album for that matter is all Todd Rundgren.  The vocals.  All the instruments.  The man is a control freak and a perfectionist in the studio.  His long discography has always been a little hit or miss for me and my pocketbook.  But I own this one, his 8th album, and love it as much as his highly touted "Something/Anything."  This is pop perfection, but, ugh, I hate song titles like this.

 "Rougher Road" - Spirit / “Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus" (1970 - Rei bonus track - 1996)

This was a previously unreleased song that Spirit left in the hat while recording this album.  It was later added to the 1996 reissue of “Twelve Dreams..."  It has a little Randy California fuzz I like and would have been a nice fit on the original...but what song would you kick off to fit it in?


Good stuff.

Casey Chambers
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