From Let It Bleed… The year was 1969, and the 1960s were winding down… As we all do, the children of the revolution lost their innocence… “If you try sometimes, you get what you need…”
“Burden” by J.R. Wyatt
From the Empty Room Sessions… As the only recent song in today’s shuffle and surrounded by some of my favorite songs and artists of all time, this song held its own… A well written song, and the sparseness of the sound (recorded in an actual empty room) was spot-on perfection.
“Little Doll” by The Stooges
From their self-titled album. Like Let it Bleed, The Stooges was also released in 1969. The Stooges were not the only predecessor of what would become Punk Rock music, but they were certainly one of the best.
“Take a Chance With Me” by Roxy Music
It is kind of hard to believe that Avalon was the last Roxy Music studio album, but man what a way to go out! Avalon remains one of my all time favorite albums, and it seems like whenever I write about the aftermath of a night of some sort of debauchery, I always have the characters listening to Avalon (usually the title track or More Than This). Although vastly different, like The Stooges, Roxy Music had an influence of their own on the development of Punk and New Wave music especially in the UK.
“Make a Little Love” by Alex Chilton
From his album High Priest, Alex Chilton brings it on down in all the best ways… This is a cover of a 1967 song by Bluesman Lowell Fulson.
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