He can make you love…He can get you high…He will bring you down…Then he’ll make you cry

The Guitar Man – Bread (1972) Remastered FLAC Audio HD 1080p

“The Guitar Man” was released in October of 1972 on Bread’s fifth album, Guitar Man. Bread have always been a guilty pleasure, well maybe there was a time back in the day I thought of them in that term (since we hardcore prog/rock lovers weren’t supposed to be listening to such bubblegum pop)….at one point it seemed uncool to love Bread, now I realize it’s very cool indeed to just float away on the cool, sweet melodies they seemed to so effortlessly nail. If you have doubts, just put on either Best of Bread (2001’s Expanded Edition) and see if you don’t make to the end?! 😉

Thanks for watching!

[Lyrics]
Who draws the crowd and plays so loud
Baby it’s the guitar man
Who’s gonna steal the show
You know, baby, it’s the guitar man

He can make you love
He can make you cry
He will bring you down
Then he’ll get you high
Somethin’ keeps him goin’
Miles and miles a day
To find another place to play

Night after night who treats you right
Baby, it’s the guitar man
Who’s on the radio
You go listen to the guitar man

Then he comes to town
And you see his face
And you think you might
Like to take his place
Somethin’ keeps him driftin’
Miles and miles away
Searchin’ for the songs to play

Then you listen to the music
And you sing along
You want to get the meaning
Out of each and every song
Then you find yourself a message
And some words to call your own
And take them home

He can make you love
He can get you high
He will bring you down
Then he’ll make you cry
Somethin’ keeps him movin’
But no one seems to know
What it is that makes him go

Then the lights begin to flicker
And the sound is getting dim
The voice begins to falter
And the crowds are getting thin
But he never seems to notice
He’s just got to find
Another place to play

Either way
Got to play
Either way
Got to play

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Countdown – Pulp (1992) Remastered FLAC Audio HD 1080p Video

Countdown – Pulp (1992) Remastered FLAC Audio HD 1080p Video

“Countdown” was released on Pulp’s third album, Separations, in the summer of 1992. Pulp is still one of my favorite bands and even though their last few records are straight out masterpieces of rock, their earlier, more techno influenced records were also brilliant. I think I mentioned it in the comments of my last Pulp video (“Dishes” https://youtu.be/MghP9VTl1pI ), but it bears repeating….if you’ve not listened to this band before, dig in…..for me, few acts were able to achieve the “epic” feel were able to accomplish on nearly everything they ever recorded. As the years go by, their last three albums; 1995’s Different Class, 1998’s This Is Hardcore, and especially their last, 2001’s We Love Life continue to climb higher in my “desert island” choices…..I can’t praise these records highly enough! (Videos have been in the pipe for numerous tracks from all three for way too long….hang in there with me for more Pulp soon!) 🙂

This was very very quick vid effort with not a whole lot of thought or effort. I didn’t really even take the time to balance the color, saturation, contrast and adjustment levels and gradients aren’t right…..really just thrown together (kinda like this sentence? LOL!), but it’s the kind of tune that just really doesn’t need much to work….Pulp did all the heavy lifting…just throw in some time-lapse and good to go! 🙂

I always listen to Pulp LOUD! Try it…if you haven’t already! 😉

Hope you enjoy…..thanks for watching!

[Lyrics]
Oh I was seventeen,
When I heard the countdown start, it started slowly,
And I thought it was my heart but then I realised,
That this time it was for real there was no place to hide,
I had to go out and feel,
But there was time to kill,
And so I, I walked my way around town,
I tried to love the world,
Oh but the world just got me down,
And so I looked for you,
In every street of every town I wanted to see your face,
I want to, I want to see you now.
I want to see you now.
Oh and so it went,
Oh so it went for several years I couldn’t stand it
No, oh it must be getting near now that,
You just don’t know,
Oh no you, you just don’t understand how many people have seen you,
In the arms of, of of some other man,
I’ve got to meet you, and find you,
And take you by the hand, oh my God,
My God, you’ve got to understand,
That I was seventeen.
I didn’t, I didn’t know a thing at all.
I’ve got no reason,
I’ve got no reason at all, Oh no.
The time, of my life,
Oh I think you came too soon,
Yeah you came too soon then,
Oh and it could, it could be tonight,
If I ever leave this room,
(I never leave this room no)
Oh I wasted all my time on all those stupid things that only get me down,
Get down, oh.
Oh and the sky,
Is crying out tonight,
For me to leave this town,
So I’m gonna leave this town.
Goodbye.
O.K.
Yeah you can leave me,
Oh you, you can go some other place,
You can’t forget it.
Yeah, you know, you know that’s O.K.
’cause, ’cause I own this town,
Yeah, I brought it to its knees,
Can you hear it crying?
Can you?
Can you hear it begging to me “Please?”
I know it’s coming,
So soon now
Oh, oh it’s on it’s way.
Oh no, oh no, oh I can hear them say,
They say I can’t survive,
They say I, I’ll never leave the ground,
They say it’s all a lie,
And now, and now it’s coming down,
Oh baby now,
Time, of my life, oh I think you came too soon.
Yeah you came too soon now,
Oh and it could, oh it could be tonight,
If I ever leave this room,
(I never leave this room now)
Oh oh oh
I wasted all my time on all those stupid things that only get me down.
Get down, oh
Oh and the sky, is crying out tonight,
For me to leave this town,
So I’m gonna go, gonna be there,
I’m gonna go.
Bub-bye.
It’s O.K,
You don’t have to care.
Really.
Oh, oh really, I swear,
No, no you owe me nothing,
You owe nothing to me,
And if I messed it up baby,
Then, that’s all up to me.
And if you go, then, then I won’t follow, no, no
’cause so many times I’ve been,
I’ve been thinking maybe, oh maybe I should
No, I, I’m gonna stay
I, I’m gonna make my way
Oh, I’m gonna get on through babe
I’m gonna make it all some day
Oh, time, of my life,
No I think you came too soon,
You came too soon then.
Oh and it could, it could be tonight,
If I ever leave this room,
(I never, I never leave this room, no)
Oh oh oh
I wasted all my time on all those stupid things that only get me down
Get down, oh
And the sky, is crying out tonight,
For me to leave this town.
So I’ll leave this town.
The sky, is crying out tonight,
For me to leave this town,
Yeah I’m gonna leave this town
Time
Is crying out tonight
For me to leave this town
So I’m gonna go yeah
I’m gonna go
Yeah
Bub-bye
I’m gonna leave this town
You’re not gonna have me around
Oh
The sky and stars and God will never ever laugh
Me and stars and moon are falling down.

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“Can’t you come out to play?” Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) – Elton John (1982) Remastered FLAC HD 1080p

Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) – Elton John (1982) Remastered FLAC HD 1080p

“Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)” was released on Elton John’s 21st album, Jump Up!, in April of 1982.

Jump Up! was (and remains) the first Elton John album where I cannot instantly recall the melody of each track on the album, but as with all of his albums, there are always gems to be found. In this case, “Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)” was the diamond…a beautifully realized tribute to his friend John Lennon. This has always been a very special song for so many of us. I’ve wanted to try something for it for so long….I hope you enjoy it.

I hesitated to have any reference to “he who’s name shall not be uttered”, but in the end I wanted to recognize that still painfully ironic moment in time where John’s kindness and love for his fans was captured as he signed the album for the man who would hours later gun him down in front of his home at the Dakota….I plugged in another effect to highlight the photo, but not the nightmare that robbed us all of nearly 40 years of new John Lennon music. John Lennon released every song he ever recorded with The Beatles and solo in around 17 years…he’s been gone more than twice that time…..still hard to wrap the mind around the monumental immensity of how much we lost because of one insect on that night in December 1980. Wow.

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible….THANK YOU!!!! …and of course THANK YOU! for visiting my videos!

[Lyrics]
What happened here
As the New York sunset disappeared
I found an empty garden among the flagstones there
Who lived here
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop
And now it all looks strange
It’s funny how one insect can damage so much grain

And what’s it for
This little empty garden by the brownstone door
And in the cracks along the sidewalk nothing grows no more
Who lived here
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop
And we are so amazed we’re crippled and we’re dazed
A gardener like that one no one can replace

And I’ve been knocking but no one answers
And I’ve been knocking most all the day
Oh and I’ve been calling oh hey hey Johnny
Can’t you come out to play

And through their tears
Some say he farmed his best in younger years
But he’d have said that roots grow stronger if only he could hear
Who lived there
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop
Now we pray for rain, and with every drop that falls
We hear, we hear your name

Johnny can’t you come out to play in your empty garden

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“Well, can’t you just let it ring a little longer, longer, longer…let it ring forevermore”

Telephone Line – Electric Light Orchestra (1976) FLAC Remaster HD Video

“Telephone Line” was released in the September of 1976 on Electric Light Orchestra’s sixth studio album, A New World Record. This album spawned a couple of major hits and jettisoned the band to the greatest commercial and critical heights they ever attained.

The cover art features the famous ELO logo, designed by Kosh, for the first time. This logo would be included on several of the group’s subsequent releases.

The album included the hit singles “Telephone Line”, which became the band’s first gold US single, “Livin’ Thing”, and “Do Ya” (US); and “Rockaria!” (UK). The focus is more on shorter pop songs, a trend which would continue throughout the rest of ELO’s future albums.

In 2006, the album was remastered and released with bonus tracks.
The band’s frontman Jeff Lynne regards his own songwriting at this point to have reached a new high. “The songs started to flow and most of them came quickly to me. To have all those hits, it was just …I mean amazing really. Going from doing okay for probably three or four years to suddenly being in the big time, it was a strange but great thing.”
— Jeff Lynne 2006; A New World Record remaster

A New World Record was the first Electric Light Orchestra album I ever bought. After the needle drop, the first thing you hear is the synth/strings introduction of the record’s first track, “Tightrope” and from these first notes to the fade-out of the album’s closer, the beautiful “Shangri-La”, this is a record filled with stunningly gorgeous, hook-filled beyond reason, alternately driving and lilting rock and roll music.

This track uses the 2006 remaster and I gotta say, you’ve never heard this album until you hear the added depth and clarity which the music received with the sonic improvement of the the remaster! It is amazing. If you love ELO, listen to the lossless remaster through headphones! Trust me on this. 😉

This is the third video for a song from “A New World Record” that I’ve made, the first for the album opener “Tightrope”, and then for the closing track, “Shangri-La”. This was a pretty quick rework of the video of the band performing the tune…..layered with some effects and video adjustments to make it look nice in 1080p, encoded to the FLAC remaster. Remember to listen to my videos in HD 1080p…not only for the video, but to receive the highest quality audio as well.

Till next….hope you enjoy this one!

[Lyrics]
Hello, how are you?
Have you been alright through all those lonely,
Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely nights?”
That’s what I’d say, I’d tell you everything
If you pick up that telephone, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Hey, How you feelin’?
Are you still the same, don’t you realize the things we did,
We did were all for real, not a dream.
I just can’t believe they’ve all faded out of view, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, oo.

Doo da wop, doo bee doo da wop, do wah doo lang.
Blue days, black nights, doo wah doo lang.
I look into the sky, the love you need ain’t gonna see you through,
And I wonder why, the little things you planned ain’t comin’ true.
Oh, oh, telephone line, give me some time, I’m living in twilight.
Oh, oh, telephone line, give me some time, I’m living in twilight.

O. K. so no one’s answering,
Well, can’t you just let it ring a little longer,
Longer, longer oh, I’ll just sit tight,
Through shadows of the night let it ring forever more, oh, hoh hoh hoh.

Doo da wop, doo bee doo da wop, do wah doo lang.
Blue days, black nights, doo wah doo lang.
I look into the sky, the love you need ain’t gonna see you through,
And I wonder why, the little things you planned ain’t comin’ true.
Oh, oh, telephone line, give me some time, I’m living in twilight.
Oh, oh, telephone line, give me some time, I’m living in twilight.

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By MetalGuruMessiah

Fylingdale Flyer – Jethro Tull (1980) HQ FLAC Remaster HD Video

Fylingdale Flyer – Jethro Tull (1980) HQ FLAC Remaster HD Video

“Fylingdale Flyer” was released on Jethro Tull’s 13th studio album, A, in September of 1980. The album was recorded in the summer of 1980 using Maison Rouge Mobile and Maison Rouge Studios in Fulham, London. Eddie Jobson guested on the album, playing keyboards and electric violin.

A was recorded as an intended Ian Anderson solo album before Tull’s record label, Chrysalis, asked that it become credited to the group to help the label get through overall slow record sales. This is the reason for the album’s title, as the tapes were marked “A” for “Anderson”. It is noted for its more synthesiser-based sound, a fact which creates controversy among many of the band’s fans. On the other hand, it features a folk-influenced piece “The Pine Marten’s Jig”.

A features a dramatically different line-up of Tull from the band’s previous album, Stormwatch (1979). Former keyboardist John Evan and organist David Palmer were de facto fired from the group, and former bassist John Glascock died soon after the recording of Stormwatch, which caused drummer Barriemore Barlow to leave the band due to depression.

The only members of Tull to appear on both Stormwatch (1979) and A (1980) are Ian Anderson and Martin Barre. This is also bassist Dave Pegg’s first appearance on a Tull studio recording, but he had become a member of the band during the Stormwatch tour in 1979, replacing the deceased Glascock. Conflicting reasons have been given for the line-up change. Anderson has stated that he wanted to take the band in a different direction from the folk rock and progressive rock of the 1970s. Barriemore Barlow was unhappy with the direction the band was taking and later stated that he would have left anyway. However, biographer David Rees reports in his book Minstrels in the Gallery: A History of Jethro Tull (2001) that Anderson had never intended to replace Jethro Tull’s previous line-up with the musicians who recorded A, but was forced by Chrysalis Records, which had decided to release his ‘solo’ album under the name Jethro Tull. This claim was further evidenced by Anderson’s note in the 2003 re-release of the album.

There is an actual video for this track but while it’s pretty artsy and well made, it’s also kinda a snoozer and I really like this more dramatic and rocking live clip and wanted to play with the ‘toon look I seem to do for so many Tull tracks. Have been working on two tracks from the A album…..stand by for the second soon. Till then hope you enjoy this one….and THANKS FOR WATCHING!

[Lyrics]
Through clear skies tracking lightly from far down the line
No fanfare, just a blip on the screen
No quick conclusions, now everything will be fine
Short circuit glitch and not what it seems

Flyingdale flyer, you’re only half way there
Green screen liar for a second or so we were running scared

On late shift, feeling drowsy eyes glued to the display
Dead cert alert, lit match to the straw
One last quick game of bowls, we can still win the day
Fail safe forget the things that you saw

Flyingdale flyer, you’re only half way there
Green screen liar for a second or so we were running scared

They checked the systems through and they read a okay
Some tiny fuse has probably blown
Sit back, relax and soon it will just go away
Keep your hands off that red telephone

Flyingdale flyer, you’re only half way there
Green screen liar for a second or so we were running scared

Flyingdale flyer, you’re only half way there
Green screen liar for a second or so we were running scared

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