Tag Archives: 70s
Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right… Full lyrics at The Annotated Grateful Dead.
This song is stuck in my head. I suppose it could be considered a precursor to rap, but I don’t know that it was really influential; just fun. I like the way it opens with a deep breath. 😀
I need someone to show me Illumine my consciousness Remove the dark from in me And give me that which I have lost… The melody is so bouncy and playful that the richness of the lyrics sneaks up on you. It’s one of my favorites of his. Full lyrics HERE.
It was plain to see that a small town boy like me Just-a wasn’t your cup of tea It was wishful thinkin’… A lot of their songs have a small-town feel to them, not really surprising since they formed in a small town in Alabama. Full lyrics HERE.
When I was nine-years-old I thought this was the greatest song ever written. I had never heard a baseline like that before. I loved it and played it over and over and over, until one day the 45 mysteriously disappeared. Full lyrics HERE.
Full lyrics HERE. It’s easy to forget how expressive Alice Cooper could be on the slow songs. The makeup and goofy anthems like School’s Out came to define him, and he is so much more than that. I’m sure the song above is largely autobiographical, whether or not he realized it at the time. If …
When I was a boy, I wanted to be a Pip when I grew up. The suits, the style, the moves, the silky-smooth vocals; they enchanted me.
One thing I miss about the 70s is the songs that were little character sketches, like this one. I’m not sure why they fell out of fashion, but you just don’t hear these anymore. Full lyrics HERE.
Sunshine, come on back another day, I promise you I’ll be singing This old world, she’s gonna turn around, brand new bells will be ringing… Full lyrics HERE. Jonathan Edwards is still touring and putting out albums, and is on the web HERE.