Today in Music History:
In 1974, Canadian Singer songwriter Gordon Lightfoot scored his only US No.1 single with 'Sundown'.Just two more weeks and things will be back to normal in Good Rockin' land. Miss broken wrist is healing nicely and will be back to work soon and I'll finally have more time to irritate my readers. Depending on where you live, you could be bitching about the heat, the rain, the flooding, the fires or whatever. I recently had occasion to bitch about the heat. Vancouver Island is pretty moderate and we don't get many hot days or cold days. A few days back we set a record here with a temp of 30(86 for you Yanks). For three days it was this warm and everyones moaning and groaning about the heat and I had to break out my umbrella hat. Normal temps for this time of year is 20(68 for the Yanks again). We are so spoiled here with our wonderful weather that we actually were bitching about the heat. Then I see some of those 90 and 100's in other parts of North America and I realize we got it pretty darn good. For all youse guys that are suffering from real heat, a couple of heat related songs may cool you down.
From the album Lace and Whiskey, this is the opening track. Some consider this to be one of Cooper's less than stellar albums. It was recorded back in when Alice was boozin pretty hard. The album seems to be all over the place, but for myself I rather enjoy the album. Could it have been better? Yeah, but it's not a bad album either.
This next track from Generation X was originally only available as a B side to Fridays Angels. For you younger folks a B side opposite side of a released single on a small flat, round thing, with a big hole in the middle called a 45 record. In some cases you bought little plastic thingys to put in the big hole so you could play it on a record player.