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There isn’t much I can add to how great Emitt Rhodes is. I discovered him while in the middle of recording my album “Let’s Be Poor Together” and it couldn’t have happened at a more appropriate time. His production sense greatly influenced the sound of my album and helped me define what I was looking for in myself as a musician.
Anyhoo,Click Here Now and get the amazing, yet sad story of this man.
Live Till You Die You Should Be AshamedEver Find Yourself Running
I love British Music. Britain is quite possibly the last country that truly gets what it means to Rock and or Roll. America is lost…very lost. I can’t even spend time writing about why cus I will just get upset. So instead I will write about the good coming from across the pond. I think what disturbs me is that most Americans really don’t know anything about music overseas.
Kasabian is a classic example of why British music rules. America needs to wake up and pay attention. Just watch this video and be amazed. Then go buy the album “Empire”. You can thank me later. (Warning! Shadowy, almost nude figures. Actually, you can thank me for that too.)
You may remember Roger Miller from the hit “King Of The Road”. I remember him as the voice of a rooster in Disney’s “Robin Hood”.This dude is my hero. Seriously.
Oo-De-Lally Dang Me
After the Pretty Things were kicked out of the original Rolling Stones lineup, they spent the next 4 decades ripping off everyone from ELO to Pink Floyd to the Beatles. Despite being a knockoff band, they did have some notable moments:
#1. They invented the first rock opera long before the Who’s “Tommy”. The album “S.F. Sorrow” is a typical 60’s psych-out album but has a much broader scope than many other artists could pull off at the time. The track that got my attention the most was “Baron Saturday”. It has a great heavy vibe and reminds me alot of what Kasabian just did on their last album.
#2. “Parachute” was named album of the year by Rolling Stone in 1970. I found it to be more of a mixed bag and not really worthy of such praise. But then there are moments that outshine anything off Abbey Road or Dark Side Of The Moon. “She’s A Lover” stands out as something to introduce to people so they can get a real taste of what the Pretty Things are all about. The main melody has a Zombies feel but the pickup from the middle 8 to the verse is what does it for me.The Pretty Things greatest asset (sounding just like or better than their contemporaries) ends up being their downfall, but what a fall it is. Listen to “Over The Moon”, pretend its ELO, and then you will see what I mean.
She’s A Lover Over The Moon