Monday, July 06, 2015

music music # 13

Seventies is the golden age of reflexive rock - rock that tells you what it is going to do to you

Whattagroove...  Blew my mind when I saw this on Old Grey Whistle Test repeats some time in the late Eighties.

Very disappointed when it turned out  that Little Feat's songs didn't all sound like this.

More about the lifestyle of music - being a musician - than music per se.  The three-and-half minutes that redeems Grand Funk Railroad's existence. "The hotel detective, he was out of sight" - does that mean he was a cool rules-waiving kind of dude, or literally just not around to interfere with the shenanigans?

Also more about being a rock star, than rocking, as such.

About the Fifties, yet nothing could sound more (first half of the) Seventies.

Well, when you think about it.. .nearly everything from Mott is about either the salvation-power of R'n'R or the tribulations of being a rock'n'roller by calling.

And finally, this -  about the rock biz

"He just doesn't understand the rock media"  -- would that lyric would be improved as "he just doesn't understand the rock medium"?

old bit on the drummage in this tune

It was kind of his thing, David Essex - reflexivity

The studio version of "Good Ol' Rock and Roll" is triffic but unavailable on YouTube