The Band / The Band
- Across the Great Divide
- Rag Mama Rag
- The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
- When You Awake
- Up On Cripple Creek
- Whispering Pines
- Jemima Surrender
- Rockin’ Chair
- Look Out, Cleveland
- The Unfaithful Servant
- King Harvest [Has Surely Come]
Across the Great Divide – a friend of mine (Kent, you should know better) called this a weak track. I’d say it’s one of The Band’s best. I love it.
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – Man, this is a classical song. The horns, the melody, the lyrics, everything is there. I remember listening to this song when they showed The Last Waltz on TV. Pure magic.
Virgil Caine is the name, and I served on the Danville train,
‘Til Stoneman’s cavalry came and tore up the tracks again.
In the winter of ’65, We were hungry, just barely alive.
By May the tenth, Richmond had fell, it’s a time I remember, oh so well,
King Harvest – Great song. Excellent lyrics.
Then here come a man with a paper and pen
Tellin’ us our hard times are about to end.
And then, if they don’t give us what we like
He said, “Men, that’s when you gotta go on strike.”
Although the album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath contains the best heavy metal song ever (more on that issue another day) this album is the best Sabbath album. And obviously the fourth best album ever, all categories. Why?
- Wheels of Confusion/The Straightener
- Tomorrow’s Dream
- Laguna Sunrise
- St. Vitus Dance
- Under the Sun/Every Day Comes and Goes
Snowblind – the riff is so heavy and the meoldy of Ozzy’s song is so Â¤%& beautiful. Easily a candidate for the best heavy metal song. If it wasn’t for XXX, it would have been the best song.
Wheels of Confusion – Can’t say what it is. Probably it is (again) Ozzy’s singing. just love this song.
Tomorrow’s Dream – Masterpeice…. man there’s no word.
I am beginning to see an end to a very busy and frustrating period of my life. I really do think it’s been one of the worst experiences in many ways, of course not counting the periods where life and death were part of the game. I will not go into any details, but I will mention that I will now focus my work on FSF Europe, SELF, IT University, GnuPG.se and GNU Xnee. I will not start or join any project in a long time, apart from the one here below.
When listening to Black Sabbath’s album ‘Sabbath bloody sabbath’ I realised that it is my mission to gather my friends for a project called
Top 10 Heavy Metal/Hard Rock songs ever evening
I have promised to write a draft for the rules on what songs/artists allowed in the list.
When thinking about my list I will probably end up with 7 out of 10 songs from a band from Birmingham, England.
Apart from that little project I will now take two steps back and focus on the work I am supposed to do and also I will focus on my family and myself.
This is yet another Swedish singer song writer. Allan is probably most known for his acting in some Astrid Lindgren movies. He should be better known for his music and his fantasic lyrics. The album is: Allan Edwall / Vetahuteri .
Songs on the album:
- Den lilla bÃ¤cken
- En krÃ¥ka flÃ¶g
- En rektig kÃ¤r
- BestÃ¤m dig
- Hamburg -46
- Den svenska solen
- En egen hjÃ¤rtevÃ¤n
- Liksom stjÃ¤rnorna
Allans music is typically nordic. I’ve read that he could not play any instrument so he sang the songs from his head to the musicians. I think Allan’s lyrics are the lyrics that touches me most.
I will not try to translate his lyrics so this is for the Swedish speaking audience:
Och i himlen sitter Fader VÃ¥r
liksom fÃ¶rr pÃ¥ Elyseums fÃ¤lt.
Och pÃ¥ jorden mÃ¤nniskorna gÃ¥r.
En av fetma dÃ¶r och sju av svÃ¤lt .
Some more words from one of the best songs ever written by anyone:
Och jag blev man med hatt och stÃ¶vlar tunga
och lÃ¤rde tyglarna av lÃ¤mplighet och sed
och lÃ¤rde le nÃ¤r marken tycktes gunga
av tyngd frÃ¥n fiender som hÃ¶ggos ned.
Den lilla bÃ¤cken
GIck och sÃ¥g CJ Vallgrens julkonsert pÃ¥ Stenhammarsalen i GÃ¶teborg.
OK, jag har gillat skivorna lÃ¤nge och Ã¤lskat bÃ¶ckerna sÃ¥ jag Ã¤r inte rÃ¤tt person att skriva en recension. Men, vem bryr sig om det?
IklÃ¤dd tjusig rÃ¶d kostym och sin sedvanliga keps intog han scenen. Ã–msom sÃ¥ng, Ã¶msom historier. Jag tycker att musiken Ã¤r bra. Men med tanke pÃ¥ hur rolig och vÃ¤lformulerat mellansnacken Ã¤r blir det nog Ã¤ndÃ¥ det som jag kommer minnas bÃ¤st. Skit samma, det var kul att vara dÃ¤r och jag kommer nog gÃ¥ pÃ¥ nÃ¤sta konsert. SÃ¤kert Ã¤r att jag kommer gÃ¥ pÃ¥ en stÃ¥-upp-show om han beslutar sig fÃ¶r att gÃ¶ra en enbart sÃ¥dan. En ny bok, skulle sitta Ã¤n bÃ¤ttre.
I remember Swedish National Television broadcasted the Last Waltz with The Band. I really liked their music, but I clearly remember being hypnotized by Dr John. Still, every time I listen to this album I really really enjoy it and it makes me feel good.
The songs on the album are:
1. Right Place Wrong Time
2. Same Old Same Old
3. Just The Same
5. Traveling Mood
6. Peace Brother Peace
8. Such A Night
9. Shoo Fly Marches On
10. I Been Hoodood
11. Cold Cold Cold
If you want to get into the mood of this record, check out Qualified. And listen to the lyrics!
Your social life ain’t no better than my hot dog stand
Your edumacation ain’t no hipper than what you understand
Yes, another Swedish (and Dutch) singer song writer. This is a superb piece of work.
- Rosenblad, rosenblad
- Generalens visa
- Hajar’u de dÃ¥ Jack?
- Morbror Frans
- HuvudlÃ¶sen fÃ¶r aftonen
- MÃ¤rk hur vÃ¥r skugga
- Blues fÃ¶r Inga-Maj
- Ett brev
- Cool water – pÃ¥ den gyldene freden
- Ett gammalt bergtroll
- Sonja och Siw
- En visa til Gagga
- HopplÃ¶s blues
- Skulle iagh sÃ¶ria sÃ¥Ã¥ wore iagh tokott
- Transkription till D’Artagnan
- Anna sjÃ¤lv tredje
- En viss sorts samba
I’ll quoute a few songs starting with Rosenblad, Rosenblad:
Allting Ã¤r maskerad
Allting Ã¤r ingenting
Translating that would be troublesome.
And proceeding to the song FÃ¥glar (Birds):
SjÃ¤lv kan ingen flyga nÃ¤r man vill
FÃ¥glarnas farfar Ã¤ter upp rÃ¥a Ã¤gg
FÃ¥glar som Ã¤r sorgsna odlar skÃ¤gg
Birds that are mellow grow a beard…..