From her debut solo album Obadiah, released ten years ago. Time, surely, for a Be Good Tanyas reunion.
I doubt if this would be acceptable today. It was written by Jiles Perry Richardson, better known as The Big Bopper, and recorded by Johnny Preston in 1958 with Richardson … Continue readingJohnny Preston: Running Bear
Mournful final track from their classic 1970 LP Highway.
Wonderfully relaxing passage from his 1977 album One World.
One of the all-time great records, and an early portent of Phil Spector’s wonderful talent. He was inspired to write the song by the words on his father’s gravestone, ‘To … Continue readingThe Teddy Bears: To Know Him Is To Love Him
TODAY the funeral of George Layton, 78, the father of TCW commenter Tina (Tee2), is being held at Horsham St Faith crematorium in Norfolk. Tina will be with her partner, … Continue readingLord of All Hopefulness
As one of the commenters on this clip remarks: How can anyone not like the Pixies?
Standout track from his debut solo album, 1970’s Vintage Violence. What a creepy cover.
LAST week we left Robert Fripp in 1972, resolved to take King Crimson in a radical new direction and replace every member of the band (with the obvious exception of himself). … Continue readingLong Live the King Crimson Part 2
Live version of the classic song by Judee Sill (1944-79). She was the first artist signed to David Geffen’s Asylum label and was half way through making her third album … Continue readingJudee Sill: Jesus Was a Crossmaker