Wednesday, May 31, 2017

3606. Jethro Tull - Driving Song

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From: Living in the Past; Year: 1972 (1969); Genre: Blues Rock
Yesterday I was on the road for most of the day or at least away from home and I had this track on my mind; thought I'd go ahead and pick it.
This was originally a single release from the end of their time as a hard rock blues band and was added onto the compilation album Living in the Past with many of their other singles at the time that were without an album.
Driving Song is a definite blues written around a triplet on a driving bass line provided by the late-great Glenn Cornick.

Hear Driving Song on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Bon Jovi - Dry County

My song pick two years ago today: Soundgarden - Storm

My song pick three years ago today: Megadeth - Go To Hell

My song pick four years ago today: The Scorpions - Loving You Sunday Morning

My song pick five years ago today: Paul Mauriat - L'amour est bleu "Love is Blue"

My song pick six years ago today: Blue Öyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper

My song pick seven years ago today: The Grateful Dead - Ripple

My song pick eight years ago today: Eddie Rabbitt - Step By Step

My song pick nine years ago today: Rush - Between the Wheels


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

3582. Ian Anderson - Rupi's Dance

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From: Rupi's Dance; Year: 2003; Genre: Progressive Rock/Folk Rock
Was listening to this song yesterday and really enjoyed hearing it again; when I realized I had yet to pick it I knew I had today's pick.
Rupi's Dance is another one of his songs written about one of his cats, which was a kitten at the time, now Rupi would be about 14; hope she's still alive and kicking.
Anyway, Ian's playing on the bamboo flute is the main reason I love this song the way he slides into notes to add emotion is masterful and the entire song was definitely arranged and put together the same way.

Hear Rupi's Dance on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Barenaked Ladies - It's All Been Done

My song pick two years ago today: Woody Guthrie - Hobo's Lullaby

My song pick three years ago today: David Bowie - Fame

My song pick four years ago today: Van Der Graaf Generator - Aquarian

My song pick five years ago today: Elvenking - Your Heroes are Dead

My song pick six years ago today: Mr. Big - Still Ain't Enough for Me

My song pick seven years ago today: Steve Vai - Celluloid Heroes

My song pick eight years ago today: Toto - Africa

My song pick nine years ago today: Santana - Stone Flower