Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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

(a short jaunt)

"Maybe I’m A Leo" - Deep Purple / "Machine Head" (1972)

If the song had been called...“Baby I'm a Leo” instead of "Maybe I'm A Leo"...it would've sounded like some sorta macho bullshit.  Would've been an easy mistake, but the right choice was made.  This is a funky, kick-ass underrated song.  And we would probably think more of it, but the song had to follow “Highway Star” so whaddyagonnado?   Blackmore and Lord were a helluva team.  They still liked each other.  It's almost become chic now to cast aspersions on “Machine Head”...but this 1972 barnburner still rocks harder than Zeppelin's 1973 “Houses of the Holy” offering.  (Oh, no he didunt!).  “Machine Head“ was Purple's sixth studio album.

"Time Out Of Mind" - Steely Dan / "Gaucho" (1980)

Never heard this album all the way through, but I'm certainly very familiar with “Hey Nineteen” and “Babylon Sister” which are both great.  How can one not enjoy all the jazzy Steely Dan conundrums and briefcase cynicisms?  Still, I can't say I've ever heard ”Time Out Of Mind” so that makes for a nice drive home.  “Gaucho“ was Steely's seventh album.

"Gimme Some Water" - Eddie Money / "Life for the Taking" (1979)

“Smack that horse in the ass with my last dying gasp...”.  Sort of like a “Take The Money And Run” song...except the desperado doesn't get away.  One of my favorites.  This was from Eddie's second album. r.i.p.


Good stuff.

Casey Chambers

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