Saturday, November 6, 2010

I never saw Lynyrd Skynyrd, but I sure saw AC/DC

It's Saturday and time for my weekly earworm roundup. Yes, earworms all through the election and beyond.


Here is a 70s song I've always identified with, particularly on a religious/spiritual level. Yep, I know just what he means.

I've always loved the line "and I nearly died from hospitality"... ohhhh, me too.

Couldn't Get it Right - Climax Blues Band


In the US, the hit version stopped right after "funny how tiiime fliiiies"--but the British version goes on about 45 seconds longer. I like the original better.

Head over Heels - Tears for Fears


For my beloved Mr Daisy! "I never saw Lynyrd Skynyrd, but I sure saw Molly Hatchett..."

It's a righteous song indeed, that genuflects at the name of the late Bon Scott. (My spouse goes through periods of playing this over and over, hence the unavoidable earworm.) If you ever see the Truckers play this live (we did), you will witness a giant crowd of hopped-up rednecks screaming in unison "With Bon Scott singin LET THERE BE ROOOOOOOCK!!!!!" which I bet is scarier than shit. (But what a lotta fun.)

Let there be rock - Drive By Truckers


Wait, why don't I just show it to you?

Let there be rock - Drive By Truckers (live)

Repeating my goal: to come back as Shonna Tucker in my next life!

Have a great weekend!


JoJo said...

I LOVE "Couldn't Get it Right" and anything by Tears for Fears too. Did you ever hear "Sowing the Seeds of Love"? GREAT tune that.

Hey I saw a killer tshirt in a catalog that says, "I may be old, but I got to see all the cool bands." Ain't dat the truth?!

word verif: bawlizit

sheila said...

Wonderful tunes...but I always feel a lot older when you post these. No wait....more CLASSIC! :o)

mikeb302000 said...

Great ones. thanks

YogaforCynics said...

I never saw Lynyrd Skynyrd, either...and certainly wouldn't want to see the right-wing-crap-spouting outfit (with a total of one original member) currently touring.... I do like the Drive By Truckers, though. Thanks for posting them.

Ann O'Dyne said...

I met Bon Scott in 1969. He was wandering along a Sydney beach wearing black leathers and knew the people I was with. god bless his soul. I feel sorry for all the people who just don't get it.

Ann O'Dyne said...

oh Thank you JoJo above - I am stealing that yes indeed.
Dylan & The Band in 1966, The Rolling Stones 1965, AC/DC in 1976, Bruce Springsteen in 1976 too.
Le3t there be rrrrroooooooooockk!