October's Statement Songs For The Weekend: Cream, Richie Havens, Robert Plant & The Breeders
Did you get that candy corn out yet? You're really an awful person if you like candy corn, I'm sorry. 12 more tracks for you.
"Found Out About You" by Gin Blossoms - Dusted
Probably the greatest alt-rock song about creeping on someone ever invented.
"Willy Wonka" by Macklemore - Gemini
I love Gene Wilder, the first play I was in was Willy Wonka as Grandpa George (the one that stayed in the bed and didn't go on that magical journey) and sometimes you need a different song to realign the humors (does that make sense? Probably not.)
"Just Like A Woman" by Richie Havens - Mixed Bag
From The Beatles to Bobby D, Richie Havens is the king of cover songs. The intensity and uniqueness he brings to his renditions of classics songs are poignant in their own right. Nothing carbon copy about them. This version of a classic Dylan tune is the most beautiful one in my opinion.
"The Rain The Park And Other Things" by The Cowsills - The Cowsills
Always makes me think of Dumb & Dumber when Lloyd beats up nd rips out the heart of that Asian chef.
"White Room" by Cream - Wheels of Fire
Makes me feel like I should be high in a room filled with black curtains.
"A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum - Procol Harum
This song always makes me think of The Wonder Years for some reason. Not even sure if it ever played in that show, but it’s got a very nostalgic feel like the show does.
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"The Straight And Narrow" by Spiritualized - Let It Come Down
piritualized makes elegant psychedelic music, like the Floyd at their best. This song speaks to my junkie soul.
"Hidden Treasure" by Traffic - The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
From Low Spark the best Traffic LP and just one of those that needs to be played on vinyl. Not for the sound but the vibes & spirits that live in the grooves
"London Song" by The Breeders - Title TK
And here's from an album I never want on the LP. Because the first song sucks so I would have to keep putting the needle down on this the second song and you never get it right and who needs that? Other than the first song this album Title TK rules.
Robert Plant released a new album and I have to say that I have really been diggin’ it. The album is called Carry Fire and he is teaming with The Sensational Space Shifters again. Robert Plant is 69 and he seems to still reinvent himself with every album. He is a brilliant song written and composer. Much of the credit of Led Zeppelin's final album goes to Robert Plant and John Paul Jones since Jimmy Page and John Bonhom were practically unable to function because of debilitating drug abuse.
"A Way With Words" by Robert Plant - Carry Fire
"Fortune Teller" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
"Ramble On" by Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II