Monday 8th of August 2022 So sadly often when I add a new song to the post Covid Island Discs section it is because a famous singer has passed away. As I write this post I have just heard that... View Article
Now this song fits the psychedelic sci-fi pop genre perfectly. A complete classic from the rather “out there” band the B52s. This is their third appearance in Covid Island Discs. Enjoy Kate’s continuous singing of a single note being electronically... View Article
Countdown to the year anniversary of Covid Island Discs T -6 So this song was a hit from Kate Bush’s album Lionheart. Is is a particularly intense and musically dramatic song and the accompanying video has all the Kate Bush... View Article
Wow how could I have left this song for so long. What an absolute rock classic. Love the upstroke guitar strum throughout the song. Probably one of the best Police songs ever.
Time for another Bob Seger song. This song reminds me of the Gambler song by Kenny Rogers. I sometimes like to imagine that the gambler subject of both songs is the same person What I mean by this is the... View Article
A very pretty and very wise song by Billy Joel. Sadly the sound quality of the video is a little poor.
As everyone will be well aware there are plenty of Christmas classics that fill our radio stations every year. While I have included some I am also on the hunt for less well known ones for Covid Island Discs. I... View Article
Another timeless classic. One of those pieces where the saxophone really become the key instrument in making the song so distinctive.
I remember falling in love with this piece by Elton John when I first heard it as a child (released in 1978). I just love the piano chord progression with the clever use of synthesizer and the gentle castanet percussion... View Article
One of those songs everyone has heard and knows. Surprise they didn’t use this song for the American Werewolves in London movie.