(a short jaunt)
"Heterosexual Man" - Odds / "Bedbugs" (1993)
Hearing this song on the radio makes me talk like Beavis and Butthead all the way home. That's where a lot of us heard the song for the first time. Me, anyway. And once Buthead gets a hold of a song...ya just never forget it. A friend told me he also heard Dr. Demento giving the song a ride or two. I told him, "Shut up, Beavis!" This was Odds second studio album. (NEED)
"Wasted On The Way" - CSN / "Daylight Again" (1982)
Graham Nash extends the olive branch gently, but firmly. And those CSN harmonies are so sweet. The song was obviously written about the old gang getting back together again, but how easily Nash's lyrics transcend into our very own private Idaho. But I always thought Stills' "Southern Cross"...from the same album...strikes a little closer to the bone and for that reason, I give Stills the edge. (NEED)
"Living In A Ghost Town" - Rolling Stones / Single (2020)
For a while...when we had to jump into the car for something...the streets looked like a Sunday morning on a Saturday night. It felt like being an extra in a black-and-white Twilight Zone episode. "The Year of the Covid Scare." And The Rolling Stones got out in front...sleazing it and funking it and then reporting it in Rolling Stones fashion. What everyone was feeling. Was it necessary? Maybe not. But the song is a far cry from being a throw-away. And I'm glad they did it. (NEED)
"WILMA, I'M HOME!"