R.I.P. Paul Martin Raymond (16 November 1945 – 13 April 2019) UFO keyboardist/guitarist. Thanks for all the memories, Paul!

Love To Love – U.F.O. from Lights Out album (1977)

Been picking on an update for this old video, but doubting the effort will be worth it because updating a very popular video means the new one isn’t ever really seen.  Anyway, posting it in all it’s faded glory (the video that is…the beauty of this song will never fade)….for a musician I’ve listened to for 45 long years.  Thank you for the joy your music brought so many, Paul. R.I.P.

The rock epic “Love To Love” was released on U.F.O.’s sixth studio album, Lights Out, in the spring of 1977.

This 7+ minute song was just one of the great things about U.F.O.’s classic and critically acclaimed Lights Out album. It’s just a seriously epic rock ballad, with some absolutely brilliant guitar work from Michael Schenker and Paul Raymond (rhythm).

I wanted to create videos for some of my favorite U.F.O. songs, and although I was already pretty far along with videos for two other U.F.O. tracks, I just couldn’t get “Love To Love” out of my mind…..so I halted the other two and began work on it.

I wanted to work a couple of clips of the band performing into the song. Actually, there is only about 3 very brief clips used over and over. A few more clips would have helped, there were obvious spots that called for them, but I never got around to plugging them in.

I’ve worked as hard, or maybe even harder, on this song as on any of my previous videos…..and it never really cooperated and worked the way i had hoped. I struggled to make it find any cohesiveness. I achieved some eventually, but this was surely one of the most difficult videos I’ve ever attempted.

If you don’t like it…….just close your eyes……and enjoy the tune…….cause that’s one thing that is perfect! LOL!

Love To Love – U.F.O. (1977)

Oh it’s been too many times and I can’t go back
Night bars, guitars, rundown motels like shacks
What it mounts up to I don’t want it at all
Lost you and I want you today
(1) Misty green and blue
Love to love to love you
Misty green and blue
Love to love to love you
To be something, to be near you
Don’t say that you’ll never know
Love to love to love you
[INSTRUMENTAL]
Half the time it could seem funny
The other half is just too sad
This west bound moon’s only rise and fall
Lost you and I want you today
(1) Repeat
To be something, to be near you
I don’t know where I’m goin’ to
I’ve tried and I need you to stay
[INSTRUMENTAL] vinnie moore msg ufo band

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Just another classic late period Graham Parker tune….there are many.

Bullet of Redemption – Graham Parker (2007) FLAC Audio HD Video

“Bullet of Redemption” was released in the winter of 2007 on Graham Parker’s 18th album, Don’t Tell Columbus. This is my second vid for a track from this album, after “The Other Side Of The Reservoir” https://youtu.be/9UzN7jT3YfI

Not much time for vid stuff, but Graham Parker released a new album (which is unsurprisingly simply another strong and excellent effort!) and I’ve been listening to it quite a bit as I do with each of his releases….(buy it now!! Cloud Symbols is the album, here’s a great review typical of the album: https://www.allmusic.com/album/cloud-symbols-mw0003206845) …..and it made me think about finishing up one of the numerous unfinished vids I have sitting around for his songs. I found this old short, processed it with effects and re-purposed a portion of it to the vid with a new edit. I love this track! Listen to it at least 4-5 times and deal with the ear worm later! 😉 Hope you enjoy it as well! Thanks for checking it out!

Graham Parker remains one of my very favorite songwriters and has produced consistently brilliant and strong albums from his very first up until his newest one this year (Cloud Symbols from October 2018).

Buy Cloud Symbols: https://www.amazon.com/Cloud-Symbols-Graham-Parker/dp/B07FT6DTVX/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1541260725&sr=1-1&keywords=cloud+symbols

OR

Don’t Tell Columbus: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Tell-Columbus-Graham-Parker/dp/B000MR9C1Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1541260795&sr=1-1&keywords=don%27t+tell+columbus

***From Allmusic.com: Depending on which album you get from Graham Parker these days, he’s either set on reminding us that he’s still capable of serving up the sort of lean and feisty rock & roll that made him a cult hero years ago, or demonstrating that he’s matured into a pithy and very gifted singer/songwriter with the passage of time. 2007’s Don’t Tell Columbus falls into the latter category (and follows his 2005 studio set Songs of No Consequence, which happened to fit into the former scenario), and while there are several examples of his acerbic side on display (most notably “England’s Latest Clown,” which concerns someone quite a bit like Pete Doherty, and “Stick to the Plan,” a witty but poison-penned meditation on George W. Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina), Parker’s more gentle side dominates Don’t Tell Columbus, and it serves him well on these tunes. The title cut is a cautious celebration of his adopted home in the guise of a road story, “The Other Side of the Reservoir” and “Suspension Bridge” are richly detailed slice-of-life stories, “Love of Delusion” is an intelligent but uncompromising story of a relationship gone sour, and “Somebody Saved Me” is an equally honest story from the other side of the coin. While Parker doesn’t rock especially hard here, the arrangements are taut, concise and full-bodied even when the electric guitars fade into the backdrop, and Parker handles the lion’s share of the guitar work himself with an easy confidence, while Mike Gent shines on drums and Ryan Barnum adds some well-placed keyboard textures that give the tunes welcome color and balance. If Don’t Tell Columbus doesn’t sound like it’s markedly superior to such recent Graham Parker efforts as Your Country and Songs of No Consequence, those were both strong albums and so is this, and what impresses most at this stage of Parker’s career is his consistency — he’s writing first-rate songs and putting them on record with heart, soul and conviction, and he hasn’t sounded this reliably inspired since the mid-’80s. It’s a fine thing he’s still around.
***End AllMusic.com.

[Lyrics]
That bullet of redemption
Didn’t strike me well
Others are left bleeding
Other people fell
That little sphere of metal
Keeps barreling along
Spinning round the chamber
And triggering this song

You know it never quite got rid of you
I keep seeing you around
No one ever disappears
Not even when they’re in the ground
That bullet of redemption
Didn’t quite redeem
It doesn’t really work that way
If you know what i mean

You know it moved at some velocity
Faster than the speed of sound
But just like buckshot
It scattered all around
We have to follow its trajectory
Like a poison dart
And it never stops moving
And now it’s stuck inside my heart

Well i wish i’d known better
Instead of turning you away
I wish i’d said something
But there was nothing i could say
That bullet of redemption
You know it missed the mark
It might kill a person
But it can’t kill their spark

Cos that’s like an angel
Hovering around
Hanging on my shoulder
With a whispering sound
Weighing down my conscience
Like a piece of lead
Ripping through my cortex
And talking in my head
That bullet of redemption
Well you can hear the ricochet
Cos it never really vanishes
Just keeps blowin’ me away

Walk it down. Talk it down.

Walk It Down – Talking Heads (1985) 96kHz/24bit FLAC 1080p Video

“Walk It Down” was released in June 1985 on Talking Heads’ sixth studio album, Little Creatures. I love every track from this album (it’s tied with Fear Of Music as my favorite by the band)….and I’ve been wanting to make some vids using the 96/24 DVD-A source tracks. I’d found this video short awhile back and after working it up to look better full screen HD, I’d been experimenting with it for a few tunes…..I liked it best with this track. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for watching!

I haven’t yet been able to source the clip I worked up as there was no title, and very little information in the short credits. After processing the whole video, I edited out a couple sections to use with this song and then edited a mix to fit this video. I’ll post title information on the video short film if I can find it. It was wonderful and I’d love to credit it to the original creator. If it’s familiar to anyone, please let me know! Thnx!

The album examines themes of Americana and incorporates elements of country music, with many of the songs featuring steel guitar. It was voted as the best album of the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll and is the band’s biggest-selling studio album, with over two million copies sold in the US.

The cover art was created by outsider artist Howard Finster, and was selected as album cover of the year by Rolling Stone magazine.

In 2005, it was remastered and re-released by Warner Music Group on their Warner Bros./Sire Records/Rhino Records labels in DualDisc format, with three bonus tracks on the CD side (early versions of “Road To Nowhere” and “And She Was” and an extended mix of “Television Man”). The DVD-Audio side includes both stereo and 5.1 surround high resolution (96 kHz/24bit) mixes, as well as a Dolby Digital version and the videos of “And She Was” and “Road to Nowhere.” In Europe, it was released as a CD+DVDA two disc set rather than a single DualDisc. The reissue was produced by Andy Zax with Talking Heads.

[Lyrics]
I…I am just a number
I…hang on to what I got
You…say what you want to
I…I…I…I just try to stay alive
I…put myself together
People say, get away, somebody will turn you in
Life, life without surrender
Togetherness…ecstasy is what I need
I can laugh, but I should cry
When love and understanding are the ultimate crimes
Walk it down. Talk it down.
(oh, oh, oh) Sympathy. Luxury.
Somebody will take you there.
Walk it down. Talk it down.
(oh, oh, oh) Sympathy. Luxury.
Somebody will take you there.
She…says she remembers.
Time…long time ago.
We…belong together.
I…I…I…I turn up the radio
Lies, lies and propaganda
I…gonna tell you what I need
Life, life, without surrender
Togetherness…ecstasy is what I need
I got yours and you got mine
And I can swim, but I should fly
Walk it down. Talk it down.
(oh, oh, oh) Sympathy. Luxury.
Somebody will take you there.
Walk it down. Talk it down.
(oh, oh, oh) Sympathy. Luxury.
Somebody will take you there.
Ain’t no crime to believe
I took my money, I bet my life
What you see is what you get
But it sure ain’t what we need.
Walk it down. Talk it down.
(oh, oh, oh) Sympathy. Luxury.
Somebody will take you there.
Walk it down. Talk it down.
(oh, oh, oh) Sympathy. Luxury.
Somebody will take you there. 1080p video flac