Well I never thought I would be doing a second Covid Island Disc post on Good Friday. Given it is Good Friday, it seems only appropriate to share a song that is related to the Christian story of the creator God who redeems humanity via the death of his son Jesus of Nazareth around AD […]
27th March — 2nd of April 2021
I really like Jackson Browne’s song “Stay” with the female vocalist doing one verse and then Jackson Browne doing the next voice in falsetto. In this live version, “Stay” is preceded by another song called “The load Out” however, in this performance, the two songs are knitted together in a medley. Enjoy!
One thing about getting old is you begin to recognise song covers. This song by the Beautiful South which was released in 1994 but is actually a cover from a much older hit from by Harry Nilsson which has a lot of more a country cowboy feel. I have put the original song below The
Well this band is well overdue to make its first appearance on Covid Island Discs. This song reminds me of happier times in sunny Australia in the 1980s. I had a really good friend who was very into Madness and introduced me to their songs. “It must be love” is probably Madness’ most famous song
Another new band to join my long list in Covid Island Discs. This song by Snow Patrol is a nice little number. There is a line in this song which is very similar to an REM song Losing my Religion which has already been cited in Covid Island Discs. The line is: Those three words
So this song is particularly interesting lyrically for it covers a disturbing theme of a guy who hits a woman in his car while driving home. Out of fear he doesn’t stop but continues on his way. It is clear from the song that the woman is not killed but remains in a permanent coma.
So I start week 54 by citing a new band that is yet to appear in Covid Island Discs. The Reason is a song by Hoobastank. The video opens with him hitting a girl in his car and this reminds me of a Genesis song which will be my tune for tomorrow.