A day early, I know – but I’m not going to be able to get near a computer tomorrow and I thought a day early was better than a day late! (Hope I’m right…)
Mull Historical Society – Watching Xanadu
Some songs that I love will never make an RR list because I don’t have a clue what they’re about. This is one of them. A summery anthem, possibly about a relationship breakdown, but maybe not, from the Brian Wilson of the Inner Hebrides. – barbryn
AC/DC – Back in Black
The back story to this one is that we went down to the Bristol Bike Show on Saturday, Nicky is a member of the VRA (Kawasaki Vulcan Riders Association) and she was showing her 800cc Vulcan classic cruiser with the other VRA bikes.
Anyway, there was a band performing and they did a pretty average cover of this tune but it lodged it into my head and it just keeps coming back. It is the intro really, one of the most compelling and well-known guitar intros of all time. – caroleB
Gregory Isaacs - Storybook Children
From the 1977 album ''Mr. Isaacs'' with The Revolutionaries and vocal backup by the Heptones. Possibly the most popular artist after BMW in Jamaica. If you only buy one Gregory album, this would be a good one, it includes "Sacrifice," "Storm," "Smile," and "Slavemaster," all great early Gregory cuts. - goneforeign
Los Espiritus - Pacifico Atlantico
I often fall for a slightly saccharine melody in an unexceptional voice. Added to semi-oedipal lyrics I haven't quite made out, the lo-fi quality and a pared down reggaeton beat, it's been one of my songs of the summer: - ejaydee
Flamin' Groovies - I Can't Hide
When I first heard this on the radio mid 70s I thought it was a song I had somehow missed in the 60s. Couple nights later same DJ played it again & introduced it as new & I thought maybe it had been kept in the can for years. But no, the Groovies were just doing their part to make the world feel good. Spill pints if you can guess which RR topic I almost nommed this for. Makes a better earworm. - fintan
Marlango - Hold Me Tight
Actress Leonor Watling also sings in the Jazz(y) trio, Marlango. I love the way this song just flows along, not really going anywhere. I think sometimes an earworm is like that - it starts off and you think it's going to take you somewhere, but it doesn't really. Maybe that's why it sticks around. Your mind's ear has detected unfinished business... - maki
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