Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Tuneage
Thunderclap Newman - "Something In The Air"

This tune from the late sixties is a dreamy, well-constructed song that is a power pop parallel to The Who’s anthemic efforts from the same period. Unsurprisingly, Pete Townshend played bass for Thunderclap Newman and produced their only (brilliant) album, on which this appears. What is surprising - to me at least, and I’ve been hearing this song for years - most famously in the Almost Famous trailer - is that this tune calls for armed revolution. But lyrics have always been my blind spot.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday Tuneage
Neil Diamond - "Solitary Man"

'Nuff said.