Yeah, I know it’s been forever since my previous post; and since this isn’t the first, second, or even the third time I’m delaying, there’s just no point in me trying to explain my absence. I’m not even going to.
Here’s what I’ve put together for you this week-
First off is Aerosmith with a classic from the 70s and also one of my favourite Aerosmith tracks. The song is called Train Kept a Rollin’.
This song was actually first written and recorded by American Jazz and Blues artist Tiny Bradshaw. There have been several covers of this track over the years, Aerosmith’s being one of the more popular covers.
This second track that you’re listening to is called Autumn Hill and is by English electronica and dance music composer Jon Hopkins. I think I found Jon Hopkins in a chillout collection of music that I recently acquired, and I’ve enjoyed listening to this particular track a lot.
It’s really not much- a small track by duration, and teasingly simple piano work; but there’s just something about that melody that’s very soothing. That “something” is exactly the reason I’m sharing this track with you right now.
This next song, Breathing Underwater, will be the second Metric song I’m sharing with you so far.
There’s just something about this Canadian indie-rock band and Emily Haines’ voice that makes me keep going back to listen to more of their music.
This track is from the band’s 2012 album ‘Synthetica’, which debuted at #2 on the Canadian Albums Charts.
Here’s another classic song from the 70s that was made even more popular by the countless number of covers that came after.
The version of Cat’s in the Cradle that I’m sharing with you on this playlist is by American hard rock band Ugly Kid Joe.
This song was originally written by Harry Chapin as a folk song in 1974. It went on to become his most famous piece of music.
If you pay close attention to the song, especially to Chapin’s version, there’s a lot of emotion and a perfectly conveyed message in the song.
I can never get enough of some music; Led Zeppelin’s Moby Dick is one of those.
Recorded as part of the band’s ’69 album ‘The Song Remains the Same’, what’s unique about this one is that it is an instrumental featuring mostly the drums. And John Bonham sounds like perfection all through the track (which happens to be 15 minutes long).
The song was named after the whale in novel “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville. (You probably already had that figured out).
I hope you enjoy these tracks I’ve put together for you. I’ll make no promises, but you’ll definitely hear from me just when you start to miss me.