Tag Archives: 80s

I’ve lived to see the sun break through the storm…

Joe Cocker was nominated for a Grammy for this song in the early 80s, but somehow it never made it onto one of his albums and I don’t think it was performed in concert.  It’s a pity- it’s a beautiful song. Full lyrics HERE.

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Eyes On

I think this video appeals to me because it’s the 80s viewed through the eyes of a 70s guy– like me.  I also like the way he wails like an air raid siren at about the  2:43 mark.  🙂 Full lyrics HERE.

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Let There Be Songs To Fill The Air

 And that, of course, reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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The Other End

 This song was cowritten by Elvis Costello and Aimee Mann, and they both used it on their respective albums.  You can hear Costello singing in the background of Mann’s version. Full lyrics HERE.

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Crimson, White, and Indigo

  A beautiful rendition of a beautiful song.  I love the interaction between Phil and Jerry (bass and guitar) at the end. Full lyrics available at The Annotated Grateful Dead, HERE.

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And forgetting the love we bring

This is Deadhead (and former Senator) Al Franken’s favorite version of Althea: Full lyrics HERE.

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Night Fever

I was surprised at how much I liked this! Full lyrics HERE.

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The Sun Will Shine If We Let It…

This was not a big hit (or even a small one) for Joe Cocker, but it’s one of my favorites; just a sweet, gentle love song: Full lyrics HERE.

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Are we the masqueraders?

Full lyrics HERE.

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Do you wonder?

Full lyrics HERE.

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Alliteration

When I was growing up the local pizza place, DeLios, had a jukebox, and I would always bring a few dimes to play this song. If I hadn’t told you it’s by ZZ Top you might think it’s a Bob Seger song. The vocal style is similar. (Of course, if you’re not Of A Certain …

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Brokedown Palace

Lyrically, I think this is one of the Grateful Dead’s very best.  You can read them HERE.

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