Sunday, July 31, 2011

You're My Best Friend

My final song from 1976

8tracks mix here.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Welcome Back

Did you know the theme from "Welcome Back Kotter" was written and sung by the guy from the Lovin' Spoonful? That blew my mind when I was 12!

And the guy who wrote the "Mary Tyler Moore" theme also wrote "I Fought The Law".

Friday, July 29, 2011

Our first stop is in Bogota

I think this song is about DRUGS..No way DUDE!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bust out at full speed

It's difficult to name your "favorite song ever", but here's mine

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Roadrunner Once

Better than the original? I like it more!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Tattoo fingers shy away from me

Radio Ethiopia is an underrated album dragged down by an overlong title track.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

From the phone booth across the hall

Forgot to post this song last week.

Any 1976 rundown is incomplete without it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The sun is shining in the sky

Because it's a living thing

Monday, July 18, 2011

Just trying to tell a vision

I saw Television on their early 90s reunion tour and was mindblown by their performance of this song, which I only recognized because Siouxsie & The Banshees covered it.

It was their debut two-sided single (first part on the topside and second part on the flipside, just like "American Pie"), but the original studio version wasn't commercially available until the second Cd reissue of Marquee Moon.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Memories, good days, bad days.

They'll be with me always

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tonight there's gonna be trouble

Interesting to see the UK charts from 35 years ago this month, but Phil Lynott & Co. still look like the coolest dudes in the room.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Girls Girls Girls

Nothing to do with Mötley Crüe

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fool To Cry

More '76. Black and Blue is uneven and unnecessary as Rolling Stones albums go, but I've always liked this song.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Everyone's in love with you

What can I say about a Beach Boys album where Mike Love wrote the best song?

Not much. Still singing that same song.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mas cencerro por favor

I saw this band last week at the fair.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Forming in a straight line

Who expected this song to be a stadium anthem 35 years after its release?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Let's be American

One of my favorite patriotic songs from the year of the Bicentennial

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Like waves crashing on the beach

My first song from 1976 is the last song from Tom Petty's debut,
which has been in the news recently.

This sounds like a Byrds song because TP wrote it for Roger McGuinn, who recorded it around the same time on his solo album Thunderbyrd..

Friday, July 1, 2011

Always 1976

Back to doing "Songs From The Year X" in July.
This month it's 1976, which this song isn't from, but is about.