Music today has been the amazing Scott Walker’s Scott 3 (1969) because we were listening to Walker’s interpretation of Belgian artist Jacques Brel’s If You Go Away in a break today. The lyrics were translated by Rod McKuen in the sixties. Included here is Brel’s harrowing original French language version, Ne Me Quitte Pas (Don’t […]
Music today was native Welsh speaker Mary Hopkin’s Post Card (1969), a lovely album with the famous song Those Were The Days, a bonus digital track is McCartney’s Goodbye. Who knew that she would go from Wales to Opportunity Knocks (a British TV talent show) to being signed to The Beatles‘ Apple label and having […]
Music today has been a record I regularly return to, The Groundhogs‘ classic Split from 1971. You don’t need a reason. Music Of The Daze The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. Read the full blog post here.
Music today has been Bill Withers‘ classic, his debut, Just As I Am (1971). This is the album with the famous song Ain’t No Sunshine (count how many times he sings “I know”). This album also has Withers’ soul versions of Everbody’s Talkin’ and Let It Be and the appropriate song for Brian, Do It […]
Music today has been Van der Graaf Generator’s The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other (1970), their second album. Despite being released 52 years ago for me it never gets old. The mood, the songs, the instrumentation, Peter Hammill’s incredible voice. The band at this time was David Jackson on sax, Guy […]
Music today has been in honour of Keith Levene who passed yesterday at the age of 65. John Lydon spat himself out from Sex Pistols with the help of Keith Levene’s guitar and an irreverent narrative on the first Public Image album released in 1978, not for the faint-hearted. A classic single also called Public […]