Monday Night Music Byte
Lynnrockets recently watched the film Julie & Julia about a thirty year old New Yorker who decided to cook every dish in one of Julia Childs’ cookbooks and to blog about it. It was a novel idea so we decided to copy it. No, we will not be cooking in the usual sense (that could start a fire). Rather, we will adapt the recipe a day concept to our nightly music bytes. From now to infinity (didn’t somebody else coin that phrase?) we will post a music video and brief description of the artist or song in a sort of alphabetical order as culled from Tom Moon’s wonderful reference book, 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die (A Listener’s Life List). The book describes both whole albums (remember those) and individual songs from all music genres that are essential listening. Do yourselves a favor and purchase this book. Where the book deals with an individual song, we will post that song, but when an entire album is the subject, we will exercise judicial discretion and post a single song therefrom. So what do you say, let’s get cooking…
x Wild Gift – “When Our Love Passed Out On The Couch” (1981)
Wild Gift time-machines fifty years of rebel music into one mighty squall. Recorded quickly in 1981 as the follow up to X’s incendiary debut, Los Angeles, its songs have the twitchy blues guitar arpeggios of Chuck Berry and the death-ray stare of underfed New York punk. At the same time, the tunes carry hints of 1950’s girl group innocence and traces of the woozy raunch of The Doors. Sometimes the music sounds like primal anarchy. Sometimes it veers close to rec-hall rockabilly.