Oh, Morrissey. His lyrics are at his most vulnerable here, and he’s not being witty or over the top on purpose here, so it’s a rare sincere plea without being purposefully overdramatic.. This was towards the end of the Smiths 5 year career, which gifted us with MANY songs, especailly in such a short period of time.
This is not really that way back, but I heard it earlier today and just felt compelled to post!
I was lucky enough to see Buddy Guy at Springfest back in…2002 or so. He plays his heart out, and this song, “Where is the Next One Coming From?” just hits the bluesrock bone. The lyrics are funny blues….I like when blues songs have over the top, amusing lyrics. I mean, sad and tragic statements that are still funny because of exaggeration (not in all cases, but in this case, yes).
Does that make sense? I hope so. Either way, enjoy Buddy Guy, everyone!
I went to the best Bookstore ever in L.A., called The Last Bookstore (there is a tunnel of books leading upstairs as you walk through, into a labyrinth of rooms crammed with books, sweet Jesus). I bought The wonderful Saga of The Smiths called “A Light that Never Goes Out” -The Smiths have affected my life in ways I can’t overestimate. Johnny Marr is an incredible guitarist, who purposely never played solos, much like Stewart Copeland’s drumming in The Police; both played FOR the songs. Marr is also a talented producer and is so skilled at layering his guitar tracks…I have been so caught up in this book that I have been waking up daily with Smiths songs already in my head.
And Morrissey’s lyrics, again, well, he has a controversial rep, but his words have touched so many people’s lives. Did you know their album Meat is Murder pushed Bruce’s Born in the USA out of the #1 spot? I didn’t, even though I love The Smiths AND Bruce.
I have been itching to post them for weeks now, and I am too biased because I love every frickin song! But this is one favorite that highlights Marr’s great guitar and Morrissey’s always resonating lyrics.
Apparently the words, although cryptically, are a jab at their label, Rough Trade, and the (perceived) frustrations created by the head of Rough Trade at the time.
"Jackson" by Lucinda Williams….I picked up this CD at the best music store I’ve been to in a very long time, maybe the best one ever! I used to have it, but it was lost in the infamous hurricane almost 10 years ago. Getting a headache here trying to get it to play from my music library, so I humbly turn to good old Spotify for now because I’m too excited to wait.
The store is called Amoeba Music, and there are 3 locations in the L.A. area…if you ever have the chance, I suggest you visit!!
It’s been a while since I’ve seen Kate Bush posted, and I just noticed that lately there have been more than usual posts featuring female artists.
So, I thought I’d join in the fun and post a song that I am extemely fond of but have not heard in years..here is Kate Bush with The Man With the Child in His Eyes…I hope you all enjoy! :)