Alice Cooper – Go To Hell (1976)

Go To Hell – Alice Cooper (1976) Remastered Audio

Help I’ve fallen into 1976 and I can’t get out! ;-) “Go To Hell” the opening track from Alice Cooper’s ninth studio album Goes To Hell, which was released in the summer of 1976. Wow, three videos from songs released in 1976 in a row….and I’d be happy to video about 500 more….such a great year for music!

Goes To Hell was a continuation of his previous album (Welcome to My Nightmare) as it continues the story of Steven, this concept album was written almost exclusively by Cooper with guitar player Dick Wagner and producer Bob Ezrin.

Welcome To My Nightmare and Goes To Hell were two HUGE sounding records, the production is just seriously epic…..Bob Ezrin is a genius at getting monster sound…one of the all time greats….he has produced many of my favorite records, especially Catherine Wheel’s Adam and Eve (1997), and that little Pink Floyd thing from 1979! ;-)

I wanted to vid some Alice Cooper since the beginning of starting this hobby, but there were some things in the way….it’s fun to play around with his tracks, because they are all so damn theatrical! My original concept was a bunch of horror scenes edited similar to what I did for “I’m Your Boogie Man” http://youtu.be/M8XxTvaw5R0 …but decided to do something different. I couldn’t resist doing one of the extended openings to the video (The Bad Seed….endlessly re-watchable and jam packed with memorable quotes, and some wicked-brilliant performances from (especially) Eileen Heckart, Henry Jones…and yeah Rhoda (Patty McCormack)…I remember some years ago they were doing a remake of The Bad Seed, and I thought “WHY”? ;-) My tracking in the big zoom shot in the beginning is crap and I really needed to redo it…I’ve never really been able to master this technique…anyone with any tips…HELP! ;-)

And a kinda weird coincidence!?! So, in researching the album for the video description I was very surprised to learn two things; first that Dick Wagner had just passed away a couple of months ago, and second, that he co-written one (“Shine Silently”) of two Nils Lofgren songs that I had just begun to work up videos up for! ….it was just wow!….anyway, a very talented songwriter and excellent guitarist!!!!

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible….THANK YOU!!!!!!

‘Special HUGE THANKS for the two videos of of Alice Cooper performing the song live which I edited clips into the video:

Photoguy
Go To Hell Live at Roundhouse London 31-10-10
Lots of really good live performance videos!

https://www.youtube.com/user/photoguy

and

BenAndHisGuitars
Go to Hell, Cropredy 2013
More great Alice Cooper clips!

https://www.youtube.com/user/BenAndHisGuitars

[Lyrics]
For criminal acts and violence on the stage
For bein’ a brat, refusin’ to act your age
For all of the decent citizens you’ve enraged
You can go to hell

For gamblin’ and drinkin’ alcohol constantly
For makin’ us doubt our parents authority
For choosin’ to be a living obscenity
You can go to hell

You’re something that never should have happened
You even make your grandma sick

You’d poison a blind man’s dog and steal his cane
You’d gift-wrap a leper and mail him to your aunt Jane
You’d even force-feed a diabetic a candy cane
You can go to hell

You’re something that never should have happened
You even make your grandma sick

For criminal acts and violence on the stage
For bein’ a brat, refusin’ to act your age
For all of the decent citizens you’ve enraged
You can go to hell

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After all it was a great big world

American Girl – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1976) (HQ Vinyl)

“American Girl” was released in the winter of 1976 on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ eponymous debut album by the band of the same name.

Not much to say about this record, ‘cept it sounded amazing in 1976….pure unadulterated rock and roll unlike anything I’d heard….it definitely spent it’s share of time spinning ’round on the turntable!

This is my second vid for a track from this album as one of my very early ones was for another favorite track from the album “Mystery Man” (one of my old especially clunky vids that is screaming for an update!)

For “American Girl”, I spent some time trying to clean up the Midnight Special source video to look good in HD….and the audio source is from original vinyl (still I think the best sounding version of this album).

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible….THANK YOU!!!….and yes! Thank YOU for checking it out!

[Lyrics]
Well, she was an American girl
Raised on promises
She couldn’t help thinkin’
That there was a little more to life somewhere else
After all it was a great big world
With lots of places to run to
And if she had to die tryin’
She had one little promise she was gonna keep

O yeah, all right
Take it easy, baby
Make it last all night
She was an American girl

Well it was kind of cold that night,
She stood alone on her balcony
Yeah, she could hear the cars roll by,
Out on 441 like waves crashin’ on the beach
And for one desperate moment
There he crept back in her memory
God it’s so painful when something that’s so close
Is still so far out of reach

O yeah, all right
Take it easy, baby
Make it last all night
She was an American girl

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From a dead beat to an old greaser, here’s thinking of you

From A Deadbeat To An Old Greaser – Jethro Tull (1976) HQ Audio

“From A Deadbeat To An Old Greaser” was released in the spring of 1976 on Jethro Tull’s ninth studio album, Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die!.

***Warning: As I’m feeling even more nostalgic than usual for some of the great music we grew up with in the 70’s, an even more rambling ramble than usual starts here! :-)***

This is one of those albums that I always relate to listening to the 8-track of frequently during a period of my youth when I had one of my first vehicles (an old mail delivery jeep)….this album, George Harrison’s Extra Texture, Rod Stewart’s Tonight’s The Night, Bob Dylan’s Desire, Eric Clapton’s No Reason To Cry, Neil Diamond’s Beautiful Noise, Alvin Lee’s Rocket Fuel (man, that one was obscure even then!), Gordon Lightfoot’s Summertime Dream and Black Sabbath’s Technical Ecstasy are strongly connected to this little jeep and a very rainy year, but other biggies from ’76…strange how my memory associates certain albums to the place they made the most impact….Destroyer, Jailbreak, Frampton Comes Alive, Sad Wings, Leftoverture, I mostly associate playing in a pickup truck I got right after the jeep….wow! it was an orange Ford with some really cool surfing decals on the doors and a tropical window reflecting decal that took up the entire back window….that truck ROCKED (even when I rolled it into a little creek, four of us crammed in the cab….Alice Cooper’s Goes To Hell in the deck as we went underwater (My first Alice Cooper video very soon!!!)..and some others BOC’s Agents Of Fortune, Steve Miller’s Fly Like An Eagle, and UFO’s No Heavy Petting in a wicked Plymouth Fury III I had between the two…and others from that year Bob Seger’s Night Moves, Al Stewart’s Year Of The Cat, ELO’s A New World Record, Genesis’s Wind And Wuthering and most other things from that year,I recall my room and turntable…..a couple of biggies Boston’s debut, Rush’s 2112, and Aerosmith’s Rocks I associate with my friends little car….man, there was so much time for music back in those days….and there was so much GREAT music to fill the time! Great cars and great music…..what do they got now? Music? Flavor of the week. Cars? OMG…..I can’t even name one!….there is the one that used to have the cool video of the hamsters dancing, but can’t think of the name….anyway, that car would have been decidedly UNCOOL back in the day!!! ;-)

Whatever, this video was another that I began years ago….it’s not the video I started and planned to make which was mostly a black and white beat generation affair, but when I finally found the perfect video footage to add in, I decided it would be better in a longer video so I chopped it all out and just repeated the color effects that I’d made…kinda cheated and just repeated some transitions from my last video (I try not to repeat the same effects in videos that are next to each other…but it happens! LOL!). Wow…it’s been a long time since I did some Tull up in here!? Gotta get a few more out of the pipe into the now! ;-)

I’ve always loved the lyrics to this track, and Ian’s double tracked vocal. This album was not very well received when it was released…

(***start Wiki) Rolling Stone complained about the “muddled story” of the album, saying that “Ian Anderson should stick to music, because he most definitely is not a storyteller.” The same review praised Anderson’s skill at musical composition, and the guitar solos of Martin Barre.(***end Wiki)

…but it has always seemed an underrated, unique and beautiful record. It was the first Jethro Tull album I ever bought on release date (first on that 8-track, and a couple of weeks later on LP) and though back then it was hard not to compare it to Minstrel In The Gallery, Thick As A Brick, or Aqualung (and find it “minor” in comparison) today it sounds just like classic Tull! (Funny how time can elevate once non-worthy albums right into the thick of an artists “classic” sounding records?)

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible….THANK YOU! And thank YOU for sticking around! :-)

[Lyrics]
From a dead beat to an old greaser, here’s thinking of you
You won’t remember the long nights;
Coffee bars; black tights and white thighs
In shop windows where blonde assistants fully-fashioned a world made
Of dummies (with no mummies or daddies to reject them)
When bombs were banned every Sunday and the Shadows played FBI
And tired young sax-players sold their instruments of torture
Sat in the station, sharing wet dreams of Charlie Parker,
Jack Kerouac, René Magritte, to name a few of the heroes
Who were too wise for their own good left the young brood to
Go on living without them

Old queers with young faces who remember your name,
Though you’re a dead beat with tired feet;
Two ends that don’t meet
To a dead beat from an old greaser
Think you must have me all wrong
I didn’t care, friend I wasn’t there, friend,
If it’s the price of pint that you need, ask me again

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I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations

I Am That I Am – Peter Tosh (1977) 2011 Legacy Edition Remaster

“I Am That I Am” was released in the summer of 1977 on Peter Tosh’s second album, Equal Rights.

Peter Tosh always seems to get lost somewhat in the shadow of Bob Marley, but as great as Bob Marley was, he was an equally brilliant artist.

I actually came to reggae through Peter Tosh’s Bush Doctor album in 1978….browsing “The Record Hole” record store in North Star Mall in San Antonio, I saw that wild cover and (as good album art would do back in the day) bought the record immediately…..I had no idea what to expect, but when I finally got home (2+ hours from the record store to my house….man I spent some anxious drives back home after picking up some record that I was especially excited about! ;-) and put the record on, somehow the music was exactly what that cover promised it would be…..and was officially INTO reggae. Bush Doctor is still probably my favorite reggae album, since it was such a powerful experience (I got a couple of vids coming from it one day if I can ever get them finished……I’ll talk way more about that record when those vids drop….such strong memories with that one!)

So as with all serious music lovers back in those days, a new favorite artist meant a sometimes long search for back catalog….eventually I picked up Peter’s first two records, but not until way after Mystic Man in late ’79….being a rabid music collector in a tiny Texas town in the 70’s was rough! :-)

I continued buying Peter Tosh albums until they stopped coming….hearing about Peter’s death (and in particular the manner in which he died…tortured and murdered by some thugs) was another of those surreal, sad moments that occur when a favorite artist is suddenly gone…..it was hard to believe, still is….a seriously underrated artist.

“I Am That I Am” is one of my two favorite tracks from Equal Rights and I’m happy to have finished something to look at behind it.

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible….THANK YOU!!!!…..and THANK YOU! for watching!

[Lyrics]

I’m not in this world

To live up to your expectations

Neither are you here to live up to mine, yeah

I don’t owe no one no obligation
No I don’t mean none
So everything is fine, fine

I said, “I am that I am, I am, I am, I am
I am that I am, I am, I am, I am
I am that I am, I am, I am, I am
I am that I am, I am, I am, I am”

Don’t underestimate my ability
Don’t definate my character
Don’t belittle my authority
It is time you recognized my quality

I said, “I am that I am, I am, I am, I am
I am that I am, I am, I am, I am”
I said, “I am that I am, I am, I am, I am
I am that I am, I am, I am, I am”

Learn to love to love your brother
Don’t covet your neighbor
Flee from the city it’s getting shitty
It is full of out-a-quity

I said, “I am that I am, I am, I am, I am
I am that I am, I am, I am, I am
I am that I am, I am, I am, I am”

I am the rock of the ages you cannot move I at all
I am the son of lightning you cannot move I at all
Son of Jacob cannot be moved at all

I am the son of Moses you can’t move I at all
I am the son of David you cannot move I at all
I am a firm ripe diamond you cannot move I at all
You could a shed more tears you cannot move I at all

You could a full of evil you cannot move I at all
You could a try more nuttin’ you cannot move I at all
And you can try make a something that can’t move I at all
And could a come with ism you can’t move I at all
And could come with skism that can’t move I at all

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Jolie Jolie – Graham Parker (1980) Remastered HQ Audio HD Video

Jolie Jolie – Graham Parker (1980) Remastered HQ Audio HD Video

“Jolie Jolie” was released on Graham Parker’s fifth album, The Up Escalator, in the spring of 1980. During my first year of college, one weekend as one of my dorm suite-mates was getting ready to head home for the weekend, he threw a cassette at me and (knowing my love for music and that I worked at the record store) said something to the effect of; “i bought this cassette, but it’s shit…i don’t want it…..you can have it if you want”. I looked down into my hands to see a brand-new cassette, Graham Parker’s Squeezing Out Sparks. It only took a single listen for me to become a serious Graham Parker fan for life! I probably bought the vinyl within a day or so (as my medium of choice) and then spent the next couple of months searching out his earlier albums (his first two albums, Howling Wind & Heat Treatment are indisputable masterpieces) and remember the thrill of finding his next record (The Up Escalator) when I opened a box of newly shipped records at the record store.

Graham Parker remains in my top 20 artists of all time (lyrically he’s top 10), I have purchased every album that he ever released, and I can honestly say that he hasn’t made a single record that I don’t love. His music has been a huge part of my life and I listen to his stuff all the time…..and as such it’s unusual that this is only my second video (after a very early “Waiting For The UFO’s”

…..though I do have many started, yet unfinished videos for his tracks scattered around. I hope to get around to some more of my favorite Graham Parker tracks….in the meantime watch some Graham Parker videos or buy some of his tracks and support this great artist!

Anyway, “Jolie Jolie” has always been one of my favorite tracks from this great album….I hope you enjoy & thanks for watching!

[Lyrics]
There’s no remedy
I just keep yearning for the sound of your voice
I don’t use teardrops as a weapon by choice
They’re just a fall out of my eyes

Keep reminding me
Every last touch is buried under my skin
Every caress keeps up the hunger within
Now I’m in a feeding frenzy of loving you
Loving you

Jolie Jolie gets my attention
Jolie Jolie don’t have to mention
I know what you want
And you know what I need
And don’t you ever forget it
Jolie Jolie Jolie Jolie

In the Mexican Quarter now
The women so hungry that they eat their own kids
I feel out of place in making takeover bids
But when you get that hungry, rock steady, yeah
And you giving all that love
Nothing so much has ever been mine before
I tried to disguise it in these words for sure
It’s just an idiot’s way of telling you
Telling you

Jolie Jolie gets my attention
Jolie Jolie don’t have to mention
I know what you want
And you know what I need
And don’t you ever forget it
Jolie Jolie

Always in the bitter end
Lovers just become good friends
Not with you I always want to go for it,
And another thing
I’m not losing any sleep
When I stay awake waiting up for you
In the end I get something to show for it
go for it,
go go go go

And there’s no remedy
I just keep yearning for the sound of your voice
I don’t use teardrops as weapons by choice
They’re just a fall out of my eyes

Jolie Jolie gets my attention
Jolie Jolie don’t have to mention
I know what you want
And you know what I need
And don’t you ever forget it
Jolie Jolie gets my attention
Jolie Jolie don’t have to mention
I know what you want
And you know what I need
And don’t you ever forget it
Jolie Jolie
Jolie Jolie
Jolie Jolie
Jolie Jolie
Jolie Jolie
Jolie Jolie

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Oh, that’s what the little girls do

That’s What The Little Girls Do – The Knack (1979) 2011 Remaster

“That’s What The Little Girls Do” was released on The Knack’s debut album, Get The Knack, in late spring 1979. The Knack were/and remain, an extremely underrated act. When this album was released, they were blasted by some who thought they were trying to mock/imitate/whatever The Beatles….yeah, yeah, yeah…the similarities are there in the grooves, the cover art, and the way the presented themselves as a band….but damn, it was all in great fun, and they had the chops to make some really special music!

I was as huge a Beatles fan as there was, and never could understand why some were so down on this band (From Allmusic.com “critics cried “foul” when millions sold after Capitol’s pre-release hype (it went gold in 13 days and eventually sold five million copies, making it one of the most successful debuts in history”)….the second album in particular was ripped to shreds critically…and I love it every bit as much as the first!). I think that the band never fully recovered from the characterization that they had one great song and/or they were ripping off The Beatles (who wasn’t)….they had so many on every album they ever released….great power pop, rockers, and some gorgeous ballads! Anyway, I’ll get of my soapbox now, but if you didn’t listen to The Knack albums, you missed some seriously great music…it’s not too late! ;-)

This is one of my favorite songs from the debut (I like them all, of course none can hold up to that MONSTER hook of “My Sharona”….very very few songs can really?!), wanted to do some The Knack, and it was hard to decide, but the theme for this one was easy.

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible…..THANK YOU!!!!

Special thanks to The Knack from Live From The Rock ‘n’ Roll Fun House: http://www.amazon.com/The-Knack-Live-Rock-House/dp/B0000639GI &
YouSpot…for the clip of the pretty Japanese girls by pool: https://www.youtube.com/user/YouSpott.

[Lyrics]
That’s what the little girls do
To you, to you
Oh, that’s what the little girls do
To you, to you

When you hold her tight
Whisper in the night
Tell her she’s the one
But you’ll never know
Why she wanna’ go and run

That’s what the little girls do
To you, to you
Oh, that’s what the little girls do
To you, to you

Does she tell you lies
Then apologize
Does she make you crawl
When you’re on your knees
Then you’re really not a man at all

That’s what the little girls do
To you, to you
Oh, that’s what the little girls do
To you, to you

And she says she’s sorry
As she looks into your eyes
But you bite your own sorrow
‘Cause she makes you pay the price

She’s the virgin queen
Dancing in your dreams
Yes she plays her part
If you let her go
She will break your ego
And your heart

That’s what the little girls do
To you, to you
Oh, that’s what the little girls do
To you, to you
Yea, that’s what the little girls do
To you, to you

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It Doesn’t Work Out If You Don’t Work At It. (One more from Sir Paul and I promise to stop….for awhile….maybe!? ;-)

We Got Married – Paul McCartney (1989) HQ Audio Remaster (Full Album Version w/David Gilmour solo)

“We Got Married” was released on Paul McCartney’s eight solo album (16th if you count the Wings albums…and who was Wings, really?….so yeah, I’ll say his 16th solo album! LOL!), Flowers In The Dirt, in the late spring of 1989.

Flowers In The Dirt Upon was considered a major return to form for McCartney because he was embarking on his first world tour since the Wings Over the World tour in 1975–76. The album was also celebrated due to its musical quality, which earned McCartney some of his best reviews in years. The album gained number 1 status in the United Kingdom.

The album was moderately successful, and produced several hit singles (particularly “My Brave Face”, the last US top 40 hit by any ex-Beatle).

This album was easily the best thing Paul had done since Tug Of War, seven years earlier. It was somewhat startling to hear Paul back to such strong form when this album was released and this is still one of my favorite McCartney albums. “We Got Married” was always my favorite song on the album….does David Gilmour’s guitar solo break have anything to do with that? What do you think?! ;-)

I saw Paul for the first time when he was on this tour….it was incredible. Is there anyone who consistently gives more of themselves to their fans at every single show than Paul McCartney? I doubt it.

So anyway, it’s not been a good couple of weeks for videos……I FINALLY finished my first video for a Led Zeppelin track (yeah, I hear ya guys! LOL!) and was disappointed to realize that it isn’t going to happen right now…..so I needed to find a nearly finished video to upload. I had wanted to do a video for “We Got Married” which would use the full album version of the song (the official video is nearly a minute shorter and misses some of the best bits of the song!). My original video featured some nice video clips of wedding/couples edited into the original video which I’d created new effects for, but it still had some work to do. I decided to just take out the wedding stuff and use the original video with the new effects, with a few edits to fill out the album version (and to repeat Paul and Hamish duo on the outro).

Hope you enjoy it….thanks for checking it out!

[Lyrics]
Going Fast, Coming Soon
We Made Love In The Afternoon.
Found A Flat, After That
We Got Married.

Working Hard For The Dream,
Scoring Goals For The Other Team,
Times Were Bad, We Were Glad
We Got Married.

Like The Way You Open Up Your Hearts To Each Other,
When You Find A Meeting Of The Minds.
Just As Well Love Was All We Ever Wanted,
It Was All We Ever Had.

Further On In The Game,
Waiting Up Till The Children Came.
Place Your Bets, No Regrets,
We Got Married.
We Got Married.
We Got Married.

Nowadays Every Night Flashes By
At The Speed Of Light,
Living Life, Loving Wife,
We Got Married.

I Love The Things That Happen
When We Start To Discover
Who We Are And What We’re Living For,
Just Because Love Was All We Ever Wanted
It Was All We Ever Had.

It’s Not Just A Loving Machine,
It Doesn’t Work Out
If You Don’t Work At It.

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Solo Beatle 2fer! 1 from the “funny” one & 1 from the “cute” one (well…kinda)!

Lady Gaye – Ringo Starr (1976) HQ Audio HD Video

Lady Gaye” was released in the fall of 1976 on Ringo’s Rotogravure, Ringo Starr’s fifth solo album and his last to involve all his old bandmates before John Lennon’s death in 1980.

This has always been my favorite Ringo Starr album, and it still holds a special place in my memory because I used to listen to it so much when it was released…and I still do frequently today! Ringo had some other really good solo records in my opinion, Stop and Smell The Roses (1981) and, especially Time Takes Time (1992)…and most of his releases after that one, up to today, are actually quite good….but more often than not, when I listen to a Ringo album, it’s Ringo’s Rotogravure.

“Lady Gaye” is one of my favorite tracks, it’s just a really cool song, and I think a beautiful message…with a standout arrangement and great guitar solo Jesse Ed Davis. Jesse played on several George, John and Ringo solo records and his work was always special….this is my favorite solo he contributed to any of their work….tasty! ;-)

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art contributed to this new art….THANK YOU!!!

…and Special HUGE THANKS to:

https://www.youtube.com/user/SillyconDropMUA

for the really cool clip and pic!

[Lyrics]
Lady gaye,
I know you’ll never, ever change your way,
There is no one who’s been through more than you
And still come through with love to spare,
You really care,
You lovely lady, you.

Lady gaye,
You’re really not the woman you portray,
Well, i don’t mean that disrespectfully,
For you have always shared your home
With all who’ve come to love you like i do,
To love you like i do.

It’s time that all you people turned to look,
And take a leaf out of this lady’s book.

Lady gaye,
When morning comes there’s nothing left to say,
But you have shown me what life’s all about.
It’s time to shout your praises ’round,
They’ll never knock you down,
We love you, lady gaye.

Well, it’s time to shout our praises ’round,
They’ll never knock you down,
We love you, lady gaye,
We love you, lady gaye,
We love you, lady gaye, (love you)
We love you, lady gaye, (love you)
We love you, lady gaye, (love you)
We love you, lady gaye. (love you)

(i love, i love, i love, i love, i love you,
I love, i love, i love, i love, i love you,
I love, i love, i love, i love, i love you,
I love, i love, i love, i love, i love you)

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And since it was on Youtube way before I started this blog….here’s my first Ringo video (for another track from Rotogravure) ….”Pure Gold”

Ringo Starr – Pure Gold (1976) [1080p HD]


Again And Again And Again – Paul McCartney & Wings (1979) HQ Remastered Audio

“Again And Again And Again” was released in the spring of 1979 on Wings’ seventh and final studio album, Back To The Egg. It was written by and sung by Denny Laine.

Each solo Beatle record release has some strong memory for me….in the case of Back To The Egg, I remember hearing the single “Getting Closer” before the album release and thinking that we were in for a really special record.

The album itself proved to be something less than I had hoped. In addition to the album, as was often the case, I also purchased the cassette (yeah, I did more than my share to support the music!)….and it was in my car that I probably listened to this particular record the most….and I remember spending more time fast-forwarding and fast-reversing Back To The Egg, than was the case with most albums.

Really although I listened to it alot, it never seemed to stick as an album…it was just too disjointed, there was too much variation, the thing didn’t seem to fit together….and it always seemed extremely slight. Even then it seemed that the whole was somehow less than the parts that made it up? Anyway included in the bits that I never fast-forwarded through (“Getting Closer”, the two medleys, “Old Siam, Sir” and “So Glad To See You Here”) was Denny’s “Again And Again And Again”….it’s still one of my favorite track on the album.

This video was something I started quite awhile back when I was experimenting with lower resolution video and some things that might make it look better. I cleaned it up as best I could and worked in some effects that I thought would work best with this video….mainly to highlight the yellow field around the band.

Anyway, although parts of the video look pretty good, the sky (in some portions worse than others) was a problem. I was so busy experimenting with the video I didn’t realize that I actually had a slightly better quality version of this video that might have worked better, and I considered a re-do with the better quality video, but by then I was ready to move on to something else, and didn’t want to take the time to re-render and match the audio from the higher quality version….I’m sure as usual, once it’s been up awhile I’ll regret not taking the extra time to make it better! ;-) Watch it at 720p on smaller screen for best effect!

[Lyrics]

No you don’t want to be the little woman
I love. No, no, no, no. I love.
Now you don’t wanna stay in my school
You don’t wanna be the one that’s cool.
You don’t wanna be the little woman I love.

You’re up all night and we can let it hang out right. (Yeah!)
I said good-bye to all my expectations the day you walked out of my life.

Winter time is coming now
Gimme a sign if you can somehow.

Make it clear where you’re heading for
Will I see you someday at my door?

Taking it all into consideration
Love’s a game I never win.
I’ve been in very simil’r situations,
Again and again and again.

Oh, no. Now you don’t wanna be the little woman
No, you don’t want to be the little woman
I love. No, no, no, no. I love.

Now you don’t wanna stay in my home
You just wanna be on your own.
You don’t wanna be the little woman I love.
Take it away!
[guitar solo]
Ah, yeah!

Well things were fine all the summer long
Then things changed, so where did we go wrong?
We can run but we cannot hide
In the greener grass on the other side.

Taking it all into consideraton,
Love’s a game I never win.
I’ve been in very simil’r situations,
Again and again and again.

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Oh no….there goes Tokyo!

Another classic from Blue Oyster Cult’s Spectres album, which was released in the winter of 1977, “Godzilla” is an prime example of the awesome guitar rock that this band was famous for. In this song, the Buck Dharma’s stun-guitar work is…..well, stunning! LOL! The song has become one of the band’s most popular songs and it a staple of their live performances.

***This was a very old video (#56) that was one of a few that had to come down for various reasons. I made some really quick edits to make it move a bit faster, but resisted a completely new video….if you remember the old one, you’ll recognize this one!

*****A quick re-edit including a few things that were bugging me…titles and album art now “running” in direction of people and fire trucks, a few more instances of the fast loops at the end of the sequence for balance, and the end titles now feature the drive-in effect as in the beginning (not that anyone watches them! LOL!)….for those curious as to the changes.

“Godzilla” is my second BOC video for a song which has been done numerous times before, but the obviousness of the match and fun that can be had in making a video, is just too hard to resist. These other versions of videos created from BOC’s “Godzilla” and the famous reptile monster of the same name, have done a fine job….but like I said, it’s just too much fun to resist…..so…..here ya go….”Godzilla”!

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible….THANK YOU!!!

Special thanks to Directed by Ishirō Honda’s Godzilla vs. Mothra from 1964….man, I used to love these movies!

Hope you like the effort.

[Lyrics]
With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting(CITY’S) high tension wires(LINES) down, Godzilla!

Helpless people on subway trains
Scream BUG-EYED(MY GOD) as he looks in on them, Godzilla!

He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town, Godzilla

Oh no, they say he’s got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla, yeah

Oh no, they say he’s got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla, yeah

Rinji news o moshiagemasu!
Rinji news o moshiagemasu!
Godzilla ga Ginza hoomen e mukatte imasu!
Daishkyu hinan shite kudasai!
Daishkyu hinan shite kudasai!
(Attention, emergency news!
Attention, emergency news!
Godzilla is going toward the Ginza area!
Immediately escape, catch up, find shelter please!
Immediately escape, catch up, find shelter please!)

Oh no, they say he’s got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla, yeah

History shows again and again
How nature points up(OUT) the folly of men
Godzilla!(4x)

I also did a couple of other tracks from this great album:

“I Love The Night”

“Nosferatu”

I know the way…I can see by the moonlight clear as the day

“Follow Me Home” was released on the Dire Straits’ sophomore album, Communiqué, in the summer of 1979. This is my favorite Dire Straits album and the second I’ve done for a track from it (the first being one of my very first videos, (and somehow still by far my most popular one)….”Once Upon A Time In The West”….the vid is too clunky for me to bear now, but the song is as classic and timeless as ever…gotta get around to a reboot on that vid someday!) This song has always been another favorite from the album, I just really love the smooth tropical-like groove that the band finds and stays in for the track….Knopfler’s guitar is as stylishly stunning as always, and Pick Withers’s restrained style, favoring spare snare drum and hi-hat combinations sound are perfect for the track.

I tried to capture the images that this song always conjures when I hear it….beaches, stars, fires, tiki torches, chimes…got it all (couldn’t quite get the “meat” part right! LOL!)….it’s not quite the way it plays in my head, but then they never are. Hope you enjoy the effort….thanks for watching!

I hope the video helps to take another amazing song to a higher level and opens it up for some new fans. As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art contributed to this new art….THANK YOU!!!!

[Lyrics]
Oh well the sun go down
Celebration in the town tonight
All day long
They been slaughtering upon the stone
Share out the meat
Yeah, you really like to eat
Come on woman, come follow me home

Well, the priest he cries
Virgin ascending to the skies tonight
All day long
I have passed my time alone
And when the church bell rung
I stayed out on the tower
In a dying sun
Now come on woman, come follow me home

Well I don’t need no priest
But I love all of the people
Yes I share the feast
So I drink up my wine
Yes and the song in my bones
I know the way
I can see by the moonlight
Clear as the day
Now come on woman, come follow me home

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