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We have arrived at Thursday. For the daily "theme" today, I decided upon the term, "Throwback Thursday"... honestly, I'm surprised no one has come up with this sooner.... I even came up with a hashtag (#tbt) for it. Clever aren't I?
I think the concept is pretty self-explanatory. I hope to show that music in the past was extremely diverse and varied - in spite of what "Classic Rock" stations may lead you to believe....
"You Don't Give Up" (live) by Blake Babies
From a 1989 radio concert recording. This track includes announcements of upcoming shows including one with the awesome Boston band Buffalo Tom. It ends with a station identification.
"Directions" by Miles Davis
A thirteen minute live recording from a 1971 Newport Jazz Festival Europe performance. Taken from the album: Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4.
"Run Like Hell" by Pink Floyd
From the 1979 album, The Wall.
"Colors" by Minutemen
Clocking in at just over 2 minutes (rather lengthy for a Minutemen tune). This is from the band's second full-length album, What Makes a Man Start Fires? and was compiled on the 1987 release Post-Mersh Vol. 1.
"Fearless Heart" by Steve Earle
From Guitar Town - one of my favorite albums of all time. A major part of my willingness to give "country music" a try.
"Rusholme Ruffians" by The Smiths
Our final track from Meat is Murder - the second album by The Smiths.
"Never Really Been" by Soul Asylum
Another tune from Made to Be Broken - the second studio album by Soul Asylum (the one with Humpty Dumpty on the cover).NOTE:
There was a heavy 1980s vibe (with the exceptions being the Miles Davis track and (just barely) the Pink Floyd song). That will not always be the case for #tbt, but it may frequently be the case, just because that was the time when I first came of age musically.