Thursday, November 15, 2007
Listening Post: Something Old, Something New
Two of my favorite songs from two different eras.
Great Northern is a fantastic band out of L.A. which features Solon Bixler, one of the early members of 30 Seconds to Mars.
From their full-length album Trading Twilight for Daylight, which was released last May, here's Home.
When I was growing up, there were few bands I loved like The Waterboys.
Mike Scott, Karl Wallinger and company recorded some of the most powerful, passionate and, as it would turn out, enduring music of the 80s or any other decade.
This song is not only brilliant from start to finish, but it features one of the greatest singular moments in recorded rock and roll. When Scott sings, "You came like a comet, blazing your trail" and the sound of that triumphant shot echoes across the vocals, I get chills.
Here's the live version of Whole of the Moon.