Sunday, November 24, 2019

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

(a short jaunt)

"Shanghai Blues" - Robbie Robertson / "Sinematic" (2019)

All right. Some new stuff from The Band legend...Robbie Robertson.  And he sounds like he's on a mission.  This has one of those cool sort of a spoken word recitations goin' on.  About a mob boss in Chinatown you don't even want to think about crossing.  Robertson is just someone easy to pull for.  I'm not the biggest fan of The Band...but I always thought he was a pretty cool hoss.  "Sinematic" is Robbie Robertson's 6th solo album.

"Thoughts And Words" - The Byrds / “Younger Than Yesterday” (1967)

“I thought I was on top of it all
Everyone else was so small
Then I knew what you wanted to do
I knew what you wanted to do.”
Chris Hllman penned this hot little biscuit and it's a sexy psychedelic monster.  The solo break is killer and waaay too short.  And doesn't it sound like McGuinn and Crosby are enjoying themselves?  A good song brings a band together.  This was The Byrd’s 4th album.

"Out The Blue" - John Lennon / “Mind Games” (1973)

This song sounds like a leftover outtake from The Beatles White album.  It certainly would not have been out of place.  Just a beautiful song that seems to brush the soft shoulders of regret.  That's what I hear anyway.  "Mind Games" was John Lennon's fourth studio album.


Good stuff.

Casey Chambers

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