Time for another Queen classic. This song opened the B side of their Night at the Opera album and in some ways has the same intense rock opera theme of Bohemian Rhapsody which closed the B side. Amazing really to have two such intense songs on the same side of the same album. In some […]
Well here is a rock and roll classic that is yet to appear on Covid Island Discs. This song certainly was a hit back in 1975 and dominated the airwaves when it was released.
Surprised I have not cited this Eagles classic before now. This song was the 5th track on their One of these nights album and is certainly one of their classics. Apparently the inspiration for this song came about as follows: The title and idea for the song came when Glenn Frey and Don Henley were
Given I seem to be in a more country music theme this week, I think it is time for another Eagles classic. This was the title song their hit album of that name released all the way back in 1975.
So poor old Little River band has thus far only be cited once in Covid Island Discs and that was all the way back in April 2020 when it was my 20th wedding anniversary. The song I cited that day was Happy Anniversary Baby which I must confess is not what I would call one
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?
This little number appeared on Queen’s “Night at the Opera” album which in my view was by far their best album. I really like this little ditty as it captures the wise truth that it is very easy to lose friendships with the progression of the years. In my own life I can think of
Time for another old one from an American band that makes its first appearance in Covid Island Discs. As I’ve said a few times since starting blog, it is strange how you can mine so much music and yet forget about bands that brought you lots of joy when you were a twenty something year
Funny how after so many weeks of posting I have yet to put a song by the band America. I think this is one of their best songs. One lyric in this song contains a very clever use of the nightmarish number of homophones that exist in the English language, which always trip people like