Monthly Archives: October 2014

October 30

Elvis Costello – (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding (music video)

A great Nick Lowe song, Elvis Costello’s version is the best. This is the music video. Advertisements

October 29

Genesis – Mama (music video)

“Mama” was the first single off of Genesis’ 1983 self-titled record. It’s a pretty bad ass song, especially for a Genesis song. It’s got that creepy laugh thing Phil Collins does, plus he does a lot of screaming at the end. So I have to admit I was a bit surprised when I read that […]

October 28

Bill Withers – Hope She’ll Be Happier (Live in Zaire in 1974)

Except for maybe the Nixon resignation in August, the Foreman-Ali fight in Zaire – “The Rumble In The Jungle” – was the event of 1974. And Don King made sure it was an Event. A whole cadre of musicians came along as part of the show. James Brown, BB King, the Spinners, Bill Withers, and […]

October 26

The Rolling Stones – Miss You (music video)

“Miss You” has always been one of my favorite Rolling Stones songs. And what we have here is the “official promo video” for “Miss You”. Which must be what they called music videos before MTV.

October 24

Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls (music video)

I’m taking us back to the 80s today. 1986, to be exact. That was the year “West End Girls” was released as a single (for the second time), and reached number one in both the UK and the US. I’ve always loved this song, even though it didn’t fit into the strict rock and roll […]

October 23

Tom Waits – Way Down In The Hole (music video)

I think this version of “Way Down In The Hole” is from Tom Wait’s concert video Big Time, but I’m not sure. Whatever it’s from, it’s awesome. I love the album version, but Waits injects even more emotional gravitas into this live version. If you don’t know this song from his album Frank’s Wild Years, you might […]

October 22

Gov’t Mule – Since I’ve Been Loving You (Live in 2013)

I know what you’re thinking. “That’s odd. He usually doesn’t post two Gov’t Mule videos in the same week.” Well, we’re breaking all the rules this week. Why? I’m going to see The Mule on Halloween – Mule-O-Ween – in Cincinnati. With special guest Jackie Greene, The Mule is doing an evening of Neil Young […]