The title was a gift for reviewers ill-disposed to the band but this track from The Garden of Jane Delawney has some lovely guitar from Barry Clarke. How many axe … Continue readingTrees: Nothing Special
Following my piece about Bowie the other day, a reader suggested that Heroes owes a strong debt to this song, and he’s not wrong.
From the album The Crux of the Biscuit, featuring outtakes from 1974’s Apostrophe. This is a longer version of the title track, Frank’s guitar combining wonderfully with Jack Bruce’s fuzz … Continue readingFrank Zappa: Energy Frontier (Bridge)
From Brian’s superb album Apollo, which is now 37 years old.
. . . might get you killed. Live version of Dwighty’s uncompromising warning to his errant piece of skirt.
Wonderful opening verse: ‘Silk scarf and a napkinHidden in a drawerTwo hundred bucks in an envelopeLabelled Lenore.’ Another selection from the excellent Greendale album.
Chosen purely for the title, one for Brexit Day.
From her 1994 album Cover Girl, a terrific version of the Talking Heads song first heard on the Speaking in Tongues LP.
From the 1999 album 69 Love Songs, of which by my reckoning 23 are great. First is If You Don’t Cry. Then Not That Crazy. And finally the wonderfully non-PC … Continue readingThe Magnetic Fields: Three Love Songs
I include this not just because it’s good, but it links to the great Frank Zappa Helsinki concert which forms You Can’t Do That On Stage Any More Vol 2. … Continue readingThe Allman Brothers Band: Whipping Post