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The country/rock band “Silver” never released a studio album. This single, a hit for them in 1976, is their only claim to fame. Their keyboardist, Brent Midland, went on to become the longest-tenured keyboardist for the Grateful Dead.
I don’t particularly like the song, but the lead singer is mesmerizing. I wonder if he intended to mimic Mick Jagger’s moves, or if it simply manifested spontaneously?
I prefer this cover version to Don Henley’s original. One notable difference: since the drummer isn’t singing lead, he’s free to give a more energetic performance. He doesn’t have to conserve his breath. Full lyrics HERE.
What I love about Marianne Faithfull is that she never stops changing and evolving. She has never been afraid to try something completely different. Not every swing connects, but she hit this one out of the park.
You’ll enjoy this more if you’re old enough to have actually had a broken record. Full lyrics HERE.
I’m sure I’ve posted this before, but it’s such a happy song I’m posting it again. If you only know Hugh Laurie as an actor, you’re in for a treat. Full lyrics HERE.
Jerry Lewis said that comedy always has an element of sadness to it. Knowing the life that Townes Van Zandt led, characterized by mental illness and drug dependency, I think the tragedy overwhelms the comedy this time: Now this man down at the used car lot Tried to sell me four wheels and a trunk. …
“We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness…. We are monkeys with money and guns.” ~Tom Waits (source) And that reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.
I was surprised this was never covered by the Grateful Dead. Jerry Garcia’s voice lends itself to this type of song, and the San Francisco connection makes it a natural choice.