This is a less frenetic Jerry Lee Lewis. The song was written by Hank Williams who recorded it on July 11, 1952, the day after his divorce from his first … Continue readingJerry Lee Lewis: You Win Again
Another psychotic selection from the kings of Queens on their 1978 Road to Ruin album. This is their official video. And here’s a live version.
I HAVE become rather fascinated by the tendrils which a number of floppy plants use to hoist themselves up on stouter vegetation. Examples include peas, passion flowers and cucumbers. I … Continue readingLove me tendril
This was originally a 1965 Italian song, Lo Che Non Vivo (Senza Te), by Pino Donaggio and Vito Pallavicini. The English lyrics, which have nothing to do with the original, were written … Continue readingDusty Springfield: You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Recorded live at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on May 1, 1977.
This was written by the group’s co-founder Roy Wood. It was recorded on January 7, 1967 and released on March 31, reaching No 5 in Britain. Wood has always denied … Continue readingThe Move: I Can Hear the Grass Grow
One of REM’s best-loved songs, from 1992’s Automatic for the People. This is live in Hyde Park, 2005.
Cleverly illustrated with scenes from the movie My Friend Dahmer, about mass murderer Jeffrey, David Byrne’s signature tune from the 77 album.
Van Morrison’s voice is a taste I have never acquired, but Them had a good rocking sound. This is a traditional American blues number recorded by Them in 1964, when … Continue readingThem: Baby Please Don’t Go
Suppose I could have picked anything from 1979’s Unknown Pleasures album as part of my ‘going doolally’ season. Here it is with a ‘reimagined’ video.