Saturday, March 1, 2008


The Pretty Things: Get The Picture?


According to All Music Guide, The Pretty Things are the most under-appreciated British Invasion band. Do you agree?


Friday, February 29, 2008


Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: Texas Flood


Thanks to Matt for the nice comment yesterday. The "ribbon of continuity" (nice phrase) is the goal, but we hit a dead end yesterday. So today we are starting a new ribbon with some hard-ass 1980s blues. Dig it.

Well there's floodin' down in Texas, all of the telephone lines are down
And I've been tryin' to call my baby, Lord and I can't get a single sound


Thursday, February 28, 2008


The Kinks: Mr. Churchill Says


Here is a great song about some great speeches.

All the garden gates and empty cans are gonna make us win...


Wednesday, February 27, 2008


The Jam: In The Crowd


The Jam are one of the great rock bands of the 1970s/1980s, but you don't hear much about them anymore. Too bad. Maybe they'll have a resurgence like The Kinks?

Speaking of The Kinks, the section of this song from 0:45 to 0:55 (and repeated later) really reminds me of a Kinks song, but I can't place which one it is. Am I making this up? Or do you know what song I'm thinking of? Help me out Kinks fans...


Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Lucinda Williams: Crescent City

[out of print]

Lucinda Williams has one album that I really love, her self-titled album from 1988. The songwriting is sharp and the delivery is heartfelt without going over the top. The only "problem" is the 1980's-style production in spots, but it's definitely worth tracking down.

This town has said what it has to say. Now I'm after that back highway, and the longest bridge I've ever crossed, over Ponchartrain...


Monday, February 25, 2008


Elvis Presley: If You Talk In Your Sleep


We don't need much of an excuse to play the Fat Elvis card here at Six Songs. Culture Bully's comment last week in favor of the 1970's version did the trick. So kick back in your jungle room and enjoy Elvis at his peak.

Love is so much sweeter when it's borrowed...