JIMMY'S HANDY HINTS #33
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God damn!! One of the grooviest records I’ve ever heard.
What a band!
What a songwriter!
What a voice!
What a freakin' funky fest!
I dig her like an old soul record!
I was somewhere awhile back and I overheard two young guys talking about Elvis Costello. They were talking about how he'd been nominated for some award or something.
One of them said to the other,
"I mean, Elvis Costello? What did that guy ever do?"
And I wanted so badly to approach these two strangers and lead them gently by the ears on a whirlwind trip through the history of Elvis.
I could've told them how Elvis pretty much saved my life, and inspired me to write songs.
And I wanted to say to them,
"What did that guy ever do? Are you kidding?"
and play them about 60 cool albums that he's done.
Instead I wandered away and muttered,
"You ignorant, fucking ass wipes..."
Everyone seems to have a favorite Bob record.
This one's mine.
When I was younger I wasn't so into Bob. But one day while working at a record store in LA, I was suddenly darkened by some long, inexplicable shadow of criminality, and I stole this record.
Why THIS record out of the entire store I don't know, but that's what happened. I wrote it down in the ledger as a 'return' and walked out with it.
No one ever asked about it and that was that.
Anyway, not knowing much about Bob and really having nothing to compare it to, this record completely floored me.
The best part was that It took me by the hand and led me through the rest of the Bob catalog. Holy Crow!
The great Sly and Robbie are the rhythm section here, and Mark Knopfler produced (if it's at all possible to produce Bob) and played guitar.
Terrific songs throughout, but my picks are:
SWEETHEART LIKE YOU, LICENSE TO KILL, IANDI.
Happy 80th, Bob.
Sorry I stole your record.
I picked this up at the Glendale Library many years ago and fell in love with it.
I can't remember where this woman is from, but her music sounds like the soundtrack to the world ending.
Hmmm, where the devil is she from anyways?
The album is raw, tense, and very unique, showcasing her incredible voice along with gamelan.
Put it on and go on a little journey..or maybe a long one.
Damn, I can't remember where she's from though...
Oh yeah! She's from Java!
The first album released by the band after the original lead singer, Bon Scott, died.
The band had replaced Bon with enhanced tonsil-shrieker, Brian Johnson, and at my high school the debate raged:
Could Brian possibly fill Bon's vomit-soaked shoes?
(pardon that image)
The mullet-headed, stoner kids I hung out with at my high school's dedicated 'smoking area' (can you imagine such a thing these days?) treated this issue with absolute seriousness.
This was very important stuff!
In the end though there wasn't much to discuss, just two mighty singers who both kicked much ass....apples and oranges really.
Besides, with titles like GIVING THE DOG A BONE who really gave a good god damn?
TEN SONGS A-SHUFFLING:
Here are the ten most recent songs that shuffled at my house.
1. Indigo Sparke
2. Twenty Five Fingers
Paul McCartney / Elvis Costello
THE MCCARTNEY / MACMANUS COLLABORATIONS
3. Revelation (Mother Earth)
BLIZZARD OF OZZ
4. I'm No Angel
5. Slippin' Into Darkness
ALL DAY MUSIC
7. My God
8. The Warning
WHAT'S WRONG WITH RIGHT?
9. Whatever It Takes
10. Cry Of The Wild Goose
ON THE TRAIL