Friday, 28 April 2017

Now That I’ve Made It Don’t Want To Fade It

Man, can you ever get lost in Status Quo’s 4500 Times.

You're enjoying the groove, and suddenly you realize it's changed but it's still the same song - then it happens again- and again after that …  over and over again, and each change is seamless.

What a tight band, Status Quo was.

Monday, 17 April 2017

The First Cut Is The Deepest

When you’re huge, you’re huge, and after you’ve been around a while, your entire body of work tends to morph into one, uh, huge, thing.

So it begs the question, who would we still view – years later - as huge if they had stopped after only one album?  Hendrix, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, The Cars, Buddy Holly  

After that, I dunno.  Adele?  The Band?  The Byrds?  Crosby Stills and Nash?  Dire Straits?  Eagles?  Elvis?  Jeff Beck?  Steely Dan?  Maybe.

There are a lot of names from the rock pantheon missing, a lot of acts that took a couple or three albums to really establish a place in music history.  The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, U2, Pink Floyd, Chuck Berry, AC/DC …

Maybe we’d remember them all, but more as flashes in the pan than big influencers.  But not many artists nailed it the first time out.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

I Can’t Explain

And it took me a pretty long time, but I finally figured out that, before Led Zeppelin came along, the second best band in the world was The Who.

Why do I keep forgetting that?