Seems like Gerry Rafferty's musical reputation has only gotten stronger over the years and all the more since his death. Anyway, his two big hits "Baker Street" and especially "Right Down the Line" bring a certain time of my childhood back with a Proustian rush.
Other than our beloved film scores, the conversation about other types of music--yes, kids, there are other types--is rare and those posts are typed in hushed, shameful tones.
God, I'm a cynical and sarcastic bastard! LOL!
A song that I've "finally" appreciated after all these years is Fleetwood Mac's 1975 song, Landslide. Maybe it's because I was in the right frame of mind--or the right stage of my life--to recognize its beauty.
Bill Withers (again) in a fantastic live version--dig the drummer--of the aforementioned Ain't No Sunshine, from 1972. Great, great stuff. The strings are absent here, so listen to the nice guitar parts too, kids.
Where the heck have you been, Johnson? Keeping a folk-pop thread afloat in this musical ghetto is a Herculean task!
Hey, I'll try to do my part!
I've just come off several straight weeks of listening to almost nothing but Tangerine Dream, re-ripping everything lossless into my HD, and I felt I needed something to cleanse my aural palete.
So I put on Horslips' Belfast Gigs CD. I'd forgotten how excellent this group was/is. For my money they're one of the top three outfits to come out of Ireland. More folk-rock than folk-pop, I'll grant you--but terrific nonetheless. And that album rocks!
(All of which has nothing to do with "Taxi", but... there ya go. )
How come this song never gets played on the radio anymore? Probably the same reason why "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits gets censored whenever it is played on the radio: People have the inability to comprehend satire.