Thursday, December 27, 2012
MORE STUFF DANCED TO LAST SATURDAY NIGHT
For years, nay make that decades, I was never someone who rushed out and bought music that pre-dated from when I really took an active interest in music. So anything pre-76/77 was ruled out.
This meant I never got into The Velvet Underground. Even at Uni when folk implored me to listen without prejudice, the stubbornness that is such a big part of me came to the fore. OK, I got to know a few of the songs thanks to them being covered by a number of my favourites, but I never succumbed to going out and buying any of the original stuff.
That changed about 10 years ago when I picked up a 'Best Of' CD for £3 in a post-Xmas sale and gave it a few listens. I'm not going to say that I love everything on the record, but I can happily sing and dance along whenever something comes on the i-pod.
Last Saturday, John played one of my favourites of theirs:-
mp3 : The Velvet Underground - What Goes On
That he followed up with these turned it into a very very special 12 minutes:-
mp3 : The Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
mp3 : Morrissey - You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side
A long cold drink was needed immediately afterwards.