Song obsessions are those songs that we listen to on repeat. I noticed that my obsessions are often a week long. I also thought that other people might have similar obsessions. I’ve collected a panel of a few like-minded individuals and gotten their “song obsessions of the week.” Quite often it’s easy to explain why the song is good; it’s much hard to explain why we’re obsessed. Maybe you’ll become obsessed with one of these.
I picked up this album on the recommendation of Soul Sides a couple months ago. Recorded in 1971, but shelved until it was released in 2004, it’s a solid album that makes me wonder why it didn’t get released immediately.
Some songs hit me immediately–like the cover of “I Want You Back” or “Heaven Help Us All”. This song has been smoldering and growing in my mind. While it’s not a full blown can’t-get-it-out-of-my-head obsession, it’s been just under the surface for weeks now and every time I hear it, I want to hear it again. From the stutter-start drum opener to the fast strummed stop-and-go guitar to the grooving bass, this is post-60s Motown production at its most classic and best.
Also, it’s a bit of a coincidence that I had a song obsession by David’s Brother three weeks ago.
Over the past few weeks Iâ€™ve been enjoying the Thin Lizzy Live & Dangerous DVD â€“ spectacular to be able to see the show and the interviews with the band members are rather insightful as well. As such Iâ€™ve been bulking up the collection with their studio work as well, including their first album with the dual lead-guitar setup that made them so powerful. Hereâ€™s the leadoff track.
tuareg band from mali. i can’t remember the last time that somebody has personally shared music with me that i really dug, so thank you eric if you ever read this.
Wow, what a cool set of songs this week. Good work, guys.