Thursday, February 20, 2020

I Went...SI--SI--SIRIUS...All The Way Home (again) #30

(a short jaunt)

"Ships Don't Disappear in the Night (Do They?)" - 10cc / "10cc" (1973)

"Better be nice to Vincent Price"   This is a little like McCartney's "Helen Wheels" dipped in Adam Ant sauce.  And the 10cc boys beat Mac by a full month.  Often what 10cc serves-up is so firmly tongue-in-cheek and clever, you almost forget the witchery they conjure up in the studio.  I admit sometimes they clever themselves right over my head, but I don't care.  Their songs are always recorded at a high bar, it just doesn't matter.  This was from 10cc's debut album

"All Along The Watchtower" - Brewer & Shipley / "Weeds" (1969)

No studio wizardry going on here.  Still, it's deceptive in its simplicity.  Just when you let your guard realize the duo has struck your ears in a familiar, yet curiously wonderful and different way.  Brewer and Shipley's sophomore album.

"Whiskey Man" - Molly Hatchet / "Flirtin' With Disaster" (1979)

Opening track.  I have a fondness for 70s southern blue-collar rock.  No clever time-changes or lyrics to ponder.  Just jamming guitars wailing away while Danny Joe Brown fronts his ass off.  Not as good as the title track, but it still keeps my windshields from fogging up in February.  Molly's second album.


Good stuff.

Casey Chambers

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