Sharing this playlist took me longer time than expected but I have a very very good excuse for that. With Grooveshark’s going down, I had a lot of work to be done around this blog and its playlists. And now finally, I’m all set to continue sharing music with you again.
The song was originally written by the Isley Brothers and was titled “Shake It Up, Baby”. That one came out in 1961. The Beatles came out with this cover of theirs in 1963.
Listening to The Isley Brothers’ original track right now, I realize that it is a beauty just by itself. The Beatles picked theirs up a notch or two in tempo if anything.
You should definitely listen to this version of Are Friends Electric which was recorded at the AllSaints Spitalfields Basement Sessions. The piano work is teasingly simple and yet just perfect. As a pianist at least, I CANNOT get enough of it and would have it no other way.
Aside from the piano, the whole track is a simply brilliant rendition. The acoustics are terrific. If I were to use only one word to describe this track, I’d choose ‘Haunting’.
This is another track I heard on stereo recently and decided to share on a playlist. Since it fit in so perfectly on this one, I decided to have it here. I’m giving you a really classic track, one of my favourites by The man Eric Clapton- Bad Love.
From his 1989 album ‘Journeyman’, Bad Love was the second single. Here’s something I only just found out- the track was composed by Eric Clapton and Foreigner lead guitarist Mick Jones. It also features Phil Collins on drums and backing vocals, Alan Clark (from the Dire Straits) on keyboards, and Pino Palladino on bass guitar.
I just found three more reasons to love this song.
When this song came out sometime in 2007, I remember enjoying watching the video and listening to the song no matter how many times. From the Red hot Chili Peppers’ 2006 album Stadium Arcadium, Desecration Smile was the fourth single.
The album was critically praised for integrating musical styles from several aspects of the band’s career. It gained the band seven Grammy Award nominations in 2007. Winning 5 out of 7 Grammy Awards, it was the most nominations that the band had garnered in their 28-year career.
All those statistics put aside, it is a really really nice song, from one hell of an album.
In an interview conducted in November 2008, Simon said that what he had in mind when writing the song was to call it “Going Home”. However, finding this would have been “too conventional”, he came up with “Kodachrome”, because of its similar sound and larger innovative potential. He also refers to its first line as the “most interesting” part of the song.
It’s been fun sharing this playlist with you. I hope you enjoy the songs as much as I do. Also, I hope the whole new playlist layout is convenient. Let me what what you think.
Until next week then.