The Dandy Warhols released Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia, and a classic rock song was born.
No, it’s not the David Bowie version.
I love that version as much as anyone. But there’s another artist that has a different take on the song, one that I think deserves attention as well.
I heard Shawn Colvin in the 1990s but I didn’t listen enough. She’s good.
I’m not a big fan of Paul McCartney and Wings. They were okay, but the falloff from the peak with the Beatles made listening to them feel somewhat hollow. They just never clicked with me. Except with this song.
When I first started this list, I probably would have bet that there wouldn’t be a Styx song here. But here’s The Grove of Eglantine.
Tense, longing, sad and pained in both sound and lyrics.
Is there a more evil song than Possum Kingdom by The Toadies?
My friends from high school will tell you, I am not a Grateful Dead fan. But there’s no way to deny the beauty of Box of Rain from the American Beauty album of 1970. The vocal harmonies alone make it stand out, but it’s a great tune as well. I’m no deadhead, but I am Box of Rain sane.
Yeah, I love a lot of Oingo Boingo’s music. Danny Elfman was a musical genius for a long, long time. Might still be, I just haven’t heard anything from him in a while.
Death Cab for Cutie’s “Plans”, released in 2005, had a lot of great songs on it. But sometimes you hear…