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Day 463: The prophet song, Queen

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... View Article

Day 439: Lyin’ Eyes, The Eagles

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:... View Article

Day 405: One of these nights, The Eagles

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.

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... View Article

Day 353: Keep good company, Queen

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... View Article

Day 335: Only Sixteen, Dr Hook

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... View Article