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Recently a co-worker commented on a "Men At Work" song on the loop at a local FM robot station and I told her it was sad that a better Aussie band "Goanna" wasn't ridin' the residual bandwagon (bandwagon...get it?) as well. Everyone of a certain age will remember the great tune "Solid Rock" which got massive play time on early MTV (you young-uns will find it easy enough if you wish). But the tunes I'll post here today (Goanna and others) I hope will be a little less familiar and so fresher to the ear.

For those who didn't buy the album here is a beautiful tune by Goanna "Razor's Edge".


Another gorgeous Goanna song..."Every Passing Day"

My Older sister bought Me a "Mason Profitt" album when I was fifteen... "Two Hangmen"

Poking around I found this great version of "Can't Find My Way Home" - Bonnie Raitt, Lowell George & John Hammond...(they start playin' at 2:45)

Speakin' of 'Feat... "Willin"..

And "Time Loves a Hero"

And to close a few by the Heart and Soul of "Goanna" Shane Howard.

Here's "Back In Time"

"Let The Franklin Flow"...

and... "If The Well Runs Dry"

Got some lesser known jewels you'd like to share?

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    "Fascism is attracting the dregs of humanity- people with a slovenly biography - sadists, mental freaks, traitors." - ILYA EHRENBURG

    by durrati on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:08:19 PM PST

  •  that early to mid 70s (3+ / 0-)
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    sfbob, Brecht, mookins

    bonnie raitt stuff is gang busters. she's great, and/but in addition to that, she always had such killer players tag in for her studio sessions.

    i recall that she enjoyed quite a bit of radio airplay in new england when i was growing up in the 70s / 80s, even before she really blew up big with "nick of time." i guess her time in the cambridge / regional folk scene set her up with a strong regional following.

    "i hear you're mad about brubeck ... i like your eyes. i like him too." -donald fagen

    by homo neurotic on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:31:48 PM PST

  •  Thanks for posting this -- T&R (0+ / 0-)

    I love "Can't Find My Way Home," written by Little Stevie Winwood. A great songwriter. I remember the Blind Faith and Traffic Versions.

    I also love "Willin'," by Lowell George. Another great songwriter.

    Your diary started me thinking about my favorite songwriters. People who write great songs (maybe popular, maybe not, maybe covered and made popular by someone else).

    Here's a few great songwriters, off the top of my head:

    Mark Knopfler (from "Dire Straits")

    Mark Goodman (wrote "City of New Orleans" and "You Never Even Called Me By My Name")

    John Prine ("Hello in There")

    Ry Cooder, John Hartford, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Waits.

    Randy Newman. Here's a video ("It's Money That Matters") with the great line,

    "All of these people are much brighter than I.
    In any fair system they would flourish and thrive,
    But they barely survive. They eke out a living,
    They barely survive."
    And that's Mark Knopfler on guitar, by the way:

    I also love Warren Zevon. Here's a song from his first or second album, "Hasten Down the Wind." On this album, he had vocals or instrumentals from Jackson Browne, Lindsey Buckingham, Phil Everly, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, J.D. Souther and many others.  On this track, Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers sings harmony. And David Lindley is on slide guitar:

    “If you misspell some words, it’s not plagiarism.” – Some Writer

    by Dbug on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 10:59:00 PM PST

    •  One more (1+ / 0-)
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      I forgot to mention Elvis Costello, a brilliant songwriter, who traveled from new wave to country to Burt Bacharach to jazz to whatever he thought was interesting.

      Here's "Veronica," which is basically about an woman who might have Alzheimer's or some sort of dementia, but she remembers her youth.

      And other great songwriters that I forgot to mention: Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochrane, Lennon/McCartney, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Cole Porter, W.C. Handy, and many more.

      “If you misspell some words, it’s not plagiarism.” – Some Writer

      by Dbug on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 11:13:09 PM PST

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      •  Love 'em all (1+ / 0-)
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        especially Newman..

        I don't love the mountains
        And I don't love the sea
        And I don't love Jesus
        He never done a thing for me
        I ain't pretty like my sister
        Or smart like my dad
        Or good like my mama

        It's Money That I Love
        It's Money That I Love

        "Fascism is attracting the dregs of humanity- people with a slovenly biography - sadists, mental freaks, traitors." - ILYA EHRENBURG

        by durrati on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 04:55:08 PM PST

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