Week 53

20th — 26th of March 2021

Day 371: Lithium, Evanescence

Another classic from Evanescence. This song kind of reminds me of my father because lithium is the main drug they use to treat bipolar disorder. Lithium is a mood stabiliser removing both the highs of hypomania and the lows of depression in bipolar disorder. This song of course piqued my curiosity so I did a …

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Day 370: Californication, Red Hot Chili Peppers

This is the first time The Chili Peppers have appeared in Covid Island Discs. I must confess some of their music is a little to rappy and syncopated for my taste but I do like this particular number and it is probably one of their most famous hits.

Day 369: Death on two legs, Queen

So yesterday I cited “Cold as Ice” by Foreigner and when writing about this song I said that its intense anger reminded me a little of the Queen classic “Death on two legs”. Here is a live version of the song from 1977. I wonder who this song was about?

Day 370: Cold as Ice, Foreigner

I am always surprised that even after a full year citing songs for Covid Island Discs I suddenly discover absolute classic rock tunes which I have yet to cite. The band Foreigner certainly deserves its place in Covid Island Discs and have produced some really great hits over the years. This one is probably their …

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