I come from the land of ice and snow … with laryngitis and a snuffly nose … welcome to this week’s Earworms on the theme of “warmth” – mostly – no matter, no matter, all worms welcome. If you have an Earworm you’d like to share, please send an .mp3 or a link to [email protected], together with a few lines about why you’ve chosen it. Many thanks to all; next week’s theme, should you choose to accept it, is: birds.
EMA – Down and Out – Vanwolf: Been listening to this album I got late last year. Quite atmospheric with a sort of fuzzed up sound to it.
The Beach Boys – Warmth of the Sun – Magicman: written by Brian Wilson the morning after Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Nov 23rd 1963. “What good is the dawn that grows into day?” Stunning next level harmonies for the era, somehow given the bleak moment there is still beauty and warmth, a reason to live. It probably helped that Brian lived in Hawthorne, Los Angeles where November is reasonably warm. We sang it a few times, but it’s quite difficult. Even The Beach Boys live efforts are wobbly. This is from “Keep An Eye On Summer : Beach Boys Sessions 1964” compiled by Alan Boyd …
Funkadelic – Sunshine of Your Love – Ravi Raman: first song that I thought of was this, which had popped up, after a long time, when Sarah posted the Shuffle challenge. A more than decent cover of the Cream classic.
The Stranglers – Always the Sun – AliM: From their 1986 album, Dreamtime. “How many times has the weatherman told you stories that made you laugh? / You know it’s not unlike the Politicians and leaders, when they do things by half / Who gets the job of pushing the knob? / That sort of responsibility, you draw straws for it if you’re mad enough.”
The Beach Boys – Warmth of the Sun – Magicman: … and this is the Stereo mix, you lucky people.
Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real – Just Outside Of Austin – tincanman: Sweet (some would say overly) love ballad in the vein of those Webb Pierce 70’s songs labels didn’t know what to do with. It’s a fine line with these, and I think he falls on the right side of it. Chip off the old block (yes, THAT Nelson) that way.(Reminds me of “Gentle on my Mind” Ed.)
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