Daily Archives: August 27, 2012

27th August 2012

T Rex* – Cosmic Dancer

Classic track #3.

This is, to my mind, a perfect 70’s track. It is languid and eclectic yet  there is also something quite quaint about the whole thing. It is taken from the 1971 album Electric Warrior, which is well worth a listen.

I danced myself right out the womb. Is it strange to dance so soon?…

*Artist #509

26th August 2012

Dion* – Runaround Sue

Another classic tune, following on from yesterday’s post.

Dion is not who I expected him to be. The fist time I heard this I certainly didn’t picture the singer as an Italian guy from the Bronx! His was an interesting story, in that he managed to become a successful musician despite having been addicted to heroin since his mid-teens.


*Artist #508

25th August 2012

The Beach Boys – Barbara Ann

I think the past week’s music might be my favourite of 2012 so far. However, as I have mentioned before, like a magpie I am naturally drawn to that which is shiny and new. It was pointed out to me that despite my enthusiasm recent selections have been a little esoteric and that I shouldn’t neglect the classics. Well, it doesn’t get much more classic than The Beach Boys.

If you give me half a chance I will be sure to tell you that The Beach Boys are much more than sunny pop tunes like Surfing’ USA (Pet Sounds takes my breath away). However when it comes to sunny pop tunes I don’t know many better, and Barbra Ann is a perfect example.

Expect a few more old favourites over the coming days…