Posts filed under: Weird Counts

Drive-By Truckers “The Perilous Night”

It’s not that I don’t care about lyrics; I mean, I do, but only if the song drives them. I’ll take a hard rocking tune over a lot of prose every day. To me, that’s why it’s called music and not poetry (and why, sorry, I never could really get into Bob Dylan). And it’s...... Read More

Creedence Clearwater Revival “Tombstone Shadow”

There are so many incredible things about Creedence Clearwater Revival. Let’s just start with this: Despite all the swampy iconography of the deep South portrayed in so many of their songs, the band was actually from northern California, near the San Francisco Bay area. Very few green rivers and riverboat queens up there, and they...... Read More

Rockpile “Heart”

What band/artist not only had the best debut album, but arguably never produced another one as good throughout long careers to follow? A lot of interesting possibilities but I’m going with the following list (in no particular order): The Cars, Boston, Pearl Jam, The Police, Joe Jackson, The Go-Go’s, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, B-52’s, The...... Read More
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