Some of their stuff was a bit too poppy for my taste but there is no doubting the quality of Squeeze’s songwriting, this being a prime example from 1981.
Unusually melodic cut from the 1980 album Heartattack and Vine. And here’s the Boss doing it live not so long ago.
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I prefer this simple demo version to the full-band outtake from the Rendezvous sessions.
The first song Ry played when I saw him for the first time, in Manchester in 1977. Taken from his eponymous first album released seven years earlier.
IT WAS in the spring of 1968 that Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson stopped his car for two attractive girl hitch-hikers in Malibu, Los Angeles. He invited them back to … Continue readingThe Beach Boy and the Evil Wizard
This lady says she don’t want no watch dog, she needs a man right now. Hmm, no accounting for taste.
From her last album of original tunes, 2007’s Shine.
Suggested by Andy Marshall, this is from her 2004 album The Tigers Have Spoken. Backing vocals are by her trusty pardner Kelly Hogan.