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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

"If dreams were thunder..."

Much as I'd prefer to keep my mystique, here's what was in those pills you took:
Hewn From The Living Vinyl:
Wings: "Let 'em In", Dennis Wilson: "River Song", The Heptones: "Country Boy", T-Bone Burnett: "The Sixties", The Animals: "Club a Go Go", Bryan Ferry: "Shame Shame Shame", Modern Lovers: "Pablo Picasso", Shirley Collins and The Albion Band: "As I Went Out One Morning", The Passions "I'm In Love With A German Film Star", Peter Gabriel: "Here Comes The Flood".
Crackles On Wax
Arthur Alexander: "You're The Reason", Toots: "Dreams To Remember", Little Feat: "New Delhi Freight Train", Bonnie Raitt: "Angel From Montogomery", Andy Pratt: "Avenging Annie", Colin Blunstone: "I Don't Believe In Miracles", Beach Boys: "Kiss Me Baby", Otis Redding: "Hard To Handle", Bryn Haworth: "Let The Days Go By".
By the way, Bonnie Raitt's "Angel From Montgomery" is one of the great covers of all time. It's a John Prine song but she does it way better. For the way she sings "if dreams were thunder and lightning was desire this old house would have burned down a long time ago" she should be carried shoulder high for the rest of her life.


  1. Go on Dave, Put them up again.

  2. I was listening to Crackles on Wax this morning and John Denver's Annie's Song came on near the end. I thought you'd blown it until I checked my itunes and realised that your mix HAD ended and Annie's Song is, in fact, in my library. I don't know how that ever got in there. Honest. Needless to say I've sat myself down and had a long talk.. Great mix by the way and you're spot on about Bonnie Raitt..Although John Prine's a good 'un too.

  3. You're damn right about Bonnie Raitt. Street Lights & Give It Up are wonderful albums. Also, 'Stayed Too Long At The Fair' is equally as good as a cover. Joel Dorn wrote it, I think. Who was he?

    I like them so much, I won't buy them on CD. Figure that out. Same goes for Little Feat.

    I will confess that I once went to see Bonnie Raitt & America at the New Victoria(?), down in the one-way system. Had a seat way up in the gods - and for the only time in my life, ever, I nodded off at a gig.
    America were to blame.

  4. Thanks for that Dave! there MUST be an article for the mag somewhere in this new-found love of vinyl. i for one look forward to reading it!

  5. Anonymous7:43 am

    Hey John Connelly

    I'm not John Denver. Thanks Dave for including me in your blog. Everyone please Google me (I'm the singer.songwriter,and I don't own or approve of
    rock steady
    Love, peace, and power to all

    Andy Pratt