So this classic from Creedence Clearwater Revival reminds me of the Twilight Zone movie which was released in 1983. The Movie of course was taken from the classic series
8th — 14th of May 2021
This is a great little song by REM. I remember when it came out I was working as a PhD student at the University of Manchester. I have a very distinct memory of doing tissue culture work with another scientist Juliet while this song was blaring out of the radio. The lyrics to this song …
Time for another song from Radiohead. This is the third time I have cited them in Covid Island Discs. This is one of those mellow songs I guess you would listen to over a bottle of red wine after you have just broken up with the love of your life.
So this is the second time Panic at the Disco has appeared in Covid Island Discs. This is Gospel is certainly quite an interesting song lyrically and Brendon’s voice is of course exceptional given his huge vocal range.
OK this video clip is a bit of unusual find where Paul Simon and Willie Nelson duet on the Simon and Garfunkel classic Homeward Bound. Willie Nelson certainly brings a unique sound to this classic song as no-one has the vocal tonality of Willie’s unique signature voice.
Time for another Madness classic: Our House. Madness always wrote about very pedestrian subjects and yet lyrically this song is still interesting. The other great thing about Madness classics was the brass section.
To open week 60, I shall start with probably one of the most famous Neil Young songs of his very large repertoire which is Heart of Gold. This concert was recorded for the BBC all the way back in 1971 when Heart of Gold was just fresh of the press; hence why he says it …