Two from Blue Öyster Cult’s 1979 album Mirrors.

In Thee – Blue Oyster Cult (1979) HD FLAC ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“In Thee” was released in June 1979 on the sixth studio album by Blue Öyster Cult, Mirrors. This is the first Blue Öyster Cult album not produced by long-time producer and manager Sandy Pearlman. The album was not highly regarded by many BOC fans upon release, but I’ve always loved it and back in the day it probably got more than it’s fair share of time on my turntable and in the car cassette player. I think it still sounds great today!

Allen Lanier was an excellent musician and his contributions (especially that signature keyboard sound) were a big part of what made BOC special. He wrote some very good songs as well, including this one.

I’ve been thinking about updating my ancient video for great track from Mirrors “The Vigil” https://youtu.be/l55NbooeUVY and it seemed a good excuse to upload a couple/few other favorites from the album. Hope you enjoy!

The album is notable for a collaboration with British fantasy/science-fiction author Michael Moorcock, who co-wrote a song based on his novel The Fireclown. “The Great Sun Jester” is the first of several Moorcock co-writing credits with the band.

After the success of 1976’s Platinum Agents of Fortune, 1977’s Gold Spectres and 1978’s Platinum live effort Some Enchanted Evening, the fact that Mirrors struggled to reach Gold status was disappointing to band and label alike. According to interviews with the band and the production staff, the intent for this album was to make a high charting record with glossy production; however the backlash felt from this attempt was a reason for their future pairing with Martin Birch, and their attempt to return to a darker sound.

“In Thee” was written by Allen Lanier. It went into the charts at No. 74. A live version is featured on their 1998 album Heaven Forbid, it features two acoustic guitars and was a popular “in concert” moment from this era. The line “Jim says some destinies should not be delivered” references the Jim Carroll Band song “Day and Night.”

[Lyrics]
Maybe I’ll see you again,
Maybe
And maybe I won’t
Maybe you bought your ticket going back to Detroit
Air-o-plains make strangers of us all
Give us distance
Much to easily
Jim says some destines should not be delivered
But you and I see now
Baby
That still they are
Winning it makes losers of us all
Gives us distance
Much to easily
Well I wrap myself in cities I’ve traveled
I wrap myself in dreams
I wrap myself in solitude
But I wish I could wrap myself in thee
Tonight it’s hot
Without you tomorrow be cold
Winter will come along
Driven by snow
Love it makes strangers of us all
When we fall
Oh so thoughtlessly
Well I wrap myself in cities I’ve traveled
I wrap myself in dreams
I wrap myself in solitude
But I wish I could wrap myself in thee
Once we breathe the breath
Of sweet surrender
Pure, pure air of air
Filled our atmosphere
But night it makes stars of us all
until we fall
For everyone to see
Well I wrap myself in cities I’ve traveled
I wrap myself in dreams
I wrap myself in strangers arms
But I wish I could wrap myself in thee
Well I wrap myself in cities I’ve traveled
I wrap myself in dreams
I wrap myself in solitude
But I wish I could wrap myself in thee

You’re Not the One (I Was Looking For) – Blue Oyster Cult (1979) HD FLAC

“You’re Not the One (I Was Looking For)” was released in June 1979 on the sixth studio album by Blue Öyster Cult, Mirrors. This is the first Blue Öyster Cult album not produced by long-time producer and manager Sandy Pearlman. The album was not highly regarded by many BOC fans upon release, but I’ve always loved it and back in the day it probably got more than it’s fair share of time on my turntable and in the car cassette player. I think it still sounds great today!

This song was written by Albert Bouchard (and Caryn Bouchard) one of BOC’s pimary songwriters (though all the band members wrote and contributed songs on the group’s albums).

I’ve been thinking about updating my ancient video for great track from Mirrors “The Vigil” https://youtu.be/l55NbooeUVY and it seemed a good excuse to upload a couple/few other favorites from the album. This is the second after “In Thee” https://youtu.be/IDM-X047emk Was experimenting with effects over some video clips and found some interesting ones I liked. Hope you enjoy!

The album is notable for a collaboration with British fantasy/science-fiction author Michael Moorcock, who co-wrote a song based on his novel The Fireclown. “The Great Sun Jester” is the first of several Moorcock co-writing credits with the band.

After the success of 1976’s Platinum Agents of Fortune, 1977’s Gold Spectres and 1978’s Platinum live effort Some Enchanted Evening, the fact that Mirrors struggled to reach Gold status was disappointing to band and label alike. According to interviews with the band and the production staff, the intent for this album was to make a high charting record with glossy production; however the backlash felt from this attempt was a reason for their future pairing with Martin Birch, and their attempt to return to a darker sound.

 

[Lyrics]
I used to lie in my bed
Sleep wouldn’t come
Thinkin’ ’bout things that they said
They led me on
All of the fancy ladies
Oh they could talk and talk
I shot for the highest star
But I aimed too high
You wanted a rich rock star
But he made you cry
Now that we have each other
We can laugh about it
You’re not the one I was lookin’ for but
You’re the one for me (you’re the one)
I’m not the one you were lookin’ for but
You can’t go wrong with me
You’re not the one I was lookin’ for but
You’re oh so good for me
Now I can’t make it without
I can’t go on
We can make beautiful music
And prove them wrong
We’ve been put down by the best
And now we laugh about it, ya
You’re not the one I was lookin’ for but
You’re the one for me (you’re the one)
I’m not the one you were lookin’ for but
You can’t go wrong with me
You’re not the one I was lookin’ for but
You’re oh so good for me
You’re oh so good for me (You’re so good)
You’re oh so good for me (You’re so good)
You’re oh so good for me (You’re so good)

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3 from Ronnie Wood’s classic 1979 album, Gimme Some Neck!

Seven Days – Ron Wood (1979) HD FLAC ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Seven Days” was released on Ron Wood’s third solo album, Gimme Some Neck, in April 1979. I remember being deep into Some Girls when this album appeared on the shelves and playing it quite a bit back when. There were three standout tracks of the record for me, of which “Seven Days” was the very best. I still love the song and Ronnie’s work on this album.

From Ultimate Classic Rock: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/ronnie-wood-gimme-some-neck/
In his memoir, Ronnie, Wood tells a story of hanging out one night in 1975, in the studio with Eric Clapton, who was working on his album No Reason to Cry. Bob Dylan was also taking part in the sessions, which took place not far from his home in Zuma Beach, Calif.

“[Dylan] was writing a song at the time called ‘Seven Days,’” Wood recalled. “I know he liked me because, out of the blue he just gave it to me. He said, ‘You can have this one, Woody.’”
That song stands out on the record as a true tour de force, a rollicking and rambling road ode that almost feels like Wood is channeling Dylan throughout.

Produced by Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, the Cars) and featuring cover art by the guitarist himself, the album had a more polished feel than the more organic, basement qualities of Wood’s previous work. Wood had also evolved by this time into a more formidable guitar player and singer since earlier in the decade. While still a ragtag wild boy of rock ‘n’ roll, he now possessed a depth and maturity best illustrated on songs like “Lost and Lonely” and “We All Get Old.” (My other two favorite tracks! Uploads coming soon.)

[Lyrics]
Seven days, seven more days she’ll be comin’
I’ll be waiting at the station for her to arrive
Seven more days, all I gotta do is survive

She been gone ever since I been a child
Ever since I seen her smile, I ain’t forgotten her eyes
She had a face that could outshine the sun in the skies

I been good, I been good while I been waitin’
Maybe guilty of hesitatin’, I just been holdin’ on
Seven more days, all that’ll be gone

There’s kissing in the valley
Thieving in the alley
Fighting every inch of the way
Trying to be tender
With somebody I remember
In a night that’s always brighter’n the day

Seven days, seven more days that are connected
Just like I expected, she’ll be comin’ on forth
My beautiful comrade from the north

There’s kissing in the valley
Thieving in the alley
Fighting every inch of the way
Trying to be tender
With somebody I remember
In a night that’s always brighter’n the day

We All Get Old – Ron Wood (1979) FLAC Audio Remaster HD 1080p Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“We All Get Old” was released on Ron Wood’s third solo album, Gimme Some Neck, in April 1979. I remember being deep into Some Girls when this album appeared on the shelves and playing it quite a bit back when. This track was one of my favorites on the album. I still love the song and Ronnie’s work on this album.

Produced by Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, the Cars) and featuring cover art by the guitarist himself, the album had a more polished feel than the more organic, basement qualities of Wood’s previous work. Wood had also evolved by this time into a more formidable guitar player and singer since earlier in the decade. While still a ragtag wild boy of rock ‘n’ roll, he now possessed a depth and maturity best illustrated on songs like “Lost and Lonely” and “We All Get Old.”

[Lyrics]
Maybe I’m right
And you’re wrong it doesn’t matter
In the course of our lifetimes
You’ll surely start running away
We’ll wait and see about that
But if you don’t stay with me, baby
Well, if you don’t stay with me baby
I’ll be right there in your mirror
When you get old
And we all get old
Time washes it in
And the high tide takes it out again
I’ve seen you trying to bail out
Trying to cast your stone
I seen you trying to flag that cab
But if you don’t stay with me, darling
If you don’t stay with me baby
I’ll be right there in your mirror
When you get old
And we all get old
I may not like to be rushed ?
And I don’t like to be hurt (cursed? purged?)
And you I don’t like to be turned into anything
Why don’t you keep my phone number in mind
Why don’t you keep my phone number in mind
For I’ll be right there in your mirror
When we get old
And we all get old

Lost And Lonely – Ron Wood (1979) FLAC Audio 1080p Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Lost And Lonely” was released on Ron Wood’s third solo album, Gimme Some Neck, in April 1979. I remember being deep into Some Girls when this album appeared on the shelves and playing it quite a bit back when. This track was one of my favorites on the album. I still love the song and Ronnie’s work on this album.

Produced by Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, the Cars) and featuring cover art by the guitarist himself, the album had a more polished feel than the more organic, basement qualities of Wood’s previous work. Wood had also evolved by this time into a more formidable guitar player and singer since earlier in the decade. While still a ragtag wild boy of rock ‘n’ roll, he now possessed a depth and maturity best illustrated on songs like “Lost and Lonely” and “We All Get Old.”

[Lyrics]
Don’t find them online…no time to do them myself at the moment…maybe later….anyone?

 

I just can’t find nobody, nobody, nobody In the world today Ooh

Nobody – Eddie Money (1979) SACD FLAC Audio 1080p Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Nobody” was released on Eddie Money’s second album, Life for the Taking, in January of 1979. The album includes the singles “Can’t Keep A Good Man Down”, “Gimme Some Water” and “Maybe I’m A Fool.”

This on one of my favorite songs on the album and the original intent for the video was for it to be the first in a new template I’m working on to be able to push out many more of the songs I love (using the highest quality audio source) in videos that share the much of the same style and visual elements, but with the template to keep them quick….of course it ended up with too much customization (and feels overdone!)…but I’m working towards the ability to find an interesting and effective “cookie cutter” approach for many videos that I don’t want to have to think about much. Wish me luck! 😉 Hope you enjoy the song…..it’s really a great one!

With Money seemingly endlessly on the road promoting his previous debut album, this effort was primarily written in hotel rooms with a variety of band members and worked up during sound checks prior to performances. The final track, “Call On Me” was often interjected into the set lists prior to the release of this album and received a strong response in spite of its more soulful, less frantic composure.

This album also marked a conscious effort to expand Money’s audience with the inclusion of several more pop and dance oriented numbers. This direction would continue to be expanded upon with the subsequent release “Playing For Keeps”. The album was met with less enthusiastic critical response than its predecessor with a number of the pundits citing a weakness of quality songwriting and the inconsistency of style as pitfalls.

Money resumed his frantic promotion and touring schedule upon the release of this album. The cover shot plays on a rendition of the artist mocking his debut album artwork but with an obvious worn and tired appearance.

As with the previous release, both singles were issued in promotion only edited versions, while the retail releases featured tracks from the album as B-sides. By now, the artist was headlining mid sized venues and a number of the dates featured the then up-and-coming Pat Benatar as support.

[Lyrics]
I said nobody in the world was home today
Well, I called up my friends ’cause I needed someone in a bad, bad way
You see, my baby, mmm, she done gone away
And I just can’t find nobody now in the world today

I said nobody (Nobody)
Nobody (Nobody)
In the world was home today
Nobody (Nobody)
Nobody (Nobody)
In the world was home today

Well, I rang all the bells and I knocked on all the window panes
A policeman told me that I better get home while I still have my brain
Well, I ran down the street with your words in my head
And I had nothing at all to say
And I just can’t find nobody, nobody now
In the world today, hey
Let me tell you people, now

I said nobody (Nobody)
Nobody (Nobody)
In the world was home today
I said nobody (Nobody)
Nobody (Nobody)
In the world was home today
Ooh, yeah

I talk to the walls
There’s no one at all I can talk to, no, no
I’m all by myself
There’s nobody else I can tell
And I gotta say

Nobody in the world was home today (Nobody)
Well, the streets were all bare
Just like nobody cared
What I had to say

You see, my baby, you see, my baby
She done gone away
I just can’t find nobody, nobody, nobody
In the world today
Ooh

I said nobody (Nobody)
I said nobody (Nobody)
In the world was home today
I said nobody (Nobody)
I said nobody (Nobody)
In the world was home today

I couldn’t find no, I couldn’t hear no
I couldn’t see no, no, no, nobody
(Nobody, nobody)
Nobody
I said nobody (Nobody)
I said nobody (Nobody)
No, no, nobody in the world was home today
Ooh

“He’s the master of going faster”

Faster – George Harrison (1979) FLAC Remaster HD Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Faster” was released in the winter of 1979 on George Harrison’s seventh, self-titled solo album, George Harrison.

This is the 3rd video I’ve made for a George Harrison song (George must be the artist I’ve made the most videos for!) from this album ….after “Your Love Is Forever” https://youtu.be/pY9TX_Q7j-o and “Blow Away” https://youtu.be/C5jY0w-wS_o

This video is the promo video with color adjustments and clean-up, presented in widescreen and synced to a FLAC remaster of the track from the Dark Horse Years box set. It sounds great and the video is now officially the best on YouTube! Yah! 😉

I’ve rambled on about the album on the other videos I’ve made for songs from it, so I’ll just say….it’s another classic George Harrison effort full of classic George Harrison sounding songs! 😉 Hope you enjoy another great George Harrison track!

From Wiki: With Harrison’s penchant for leisure and travel following Thirty Three & 1/3’s release, he had not started recording a follow-up until mid-1978, although he had been writing songs during his hiatus. Teaming up with a co-producer for the first time in years, Harrison decided to use Russ Titelman to help realise the music for George Harrison, which was recorded at his home studio, entitled Friar Park, with string overdubs being effected at London’s AIR Studios. Special guests included Steve Winwood, Gary Wright (who co-wrote “If You Believe”) and Eric Clapton.

The album was previewed by the single “Blow Away”, which reached No. 51 in the United Kingdom and No. 16 in the United States. George Harrison received positive reviews upon its February 1979 release. It reached No. 39 in the UK and it peaked at No. 14 in the US, going gold. “Blow Away” as a single was also successful in Canada, peaking at No. 7 on the singles chart. Harrison’s increasing efforts, however, were being directed towards the film industry, having formed Handmade Films in order to help his friends in Monty Python complete Life of Brian.

Three of the songs from the eponymous album were included on Harrison’s Best of Dark Horse 1976–1989 compilation: “Blow Away,” an edited version of “Here Comes the Moon,” and the single edit version of “Love Comes to Everyone.” “Blow Away” was also included in the career-spanning compilation Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison.

In 2004, George Harrison was remastered and reissued both separately and as part of the deluxe box set The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 on Dark Horse with new distribution by EMI, adding the bonus track demo version of “Here Comes the Moon”, recorded just after it was written in Hawaii.

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

[Lyrics]
Chose a life in circuses
Jumped into the deepest end
Pushing himself to all extremes
Made it, people became his friend

Now they stood and noticed him
Wanted to be a part of it
Pulled out some poor machinery
So he worked ’til the pieces fit

The people were intrigued
His wife held back her fears
The headlines gave acclaim
He’d realized their dreams

Faster than a bullet from a gun
He is faster than everyone
Quicker than the blinking of an eye
Like a flash you could miss him going by
No one knows quite how he does it
But it’s true, they say
“He’s the master of going faster”

Now he moved into the space
That the special people share
Right on the edge of do or die
Where there is nothing left to spare

Still the crowds came pouring in
Some had hoped to see him fail
Filling their hearts with jealousies
Crazy people with love so frail

The people were intrigued
His wife held back her fears
The headlines gave acclaim
He’d realized their dreams

Faster than a bullet from a gun
He is faster than everyone
Quicker than the blinking of an eye
Like a flash you could miss him going by
No one knows quite how he does it
But it’s true, they say
“He’s the master of going faster”

No need to wonder why
His wife held back her fears
So few have even tried
To realize their dreams

Faster than a bullet from a gun
He is faster than everyone
Quicker than the blinking of an eye
Like a flash you could miss him going by
No one knows quite how he does it
But it’s true, they say
“He’s the master of going faster”

No one knows quite how he does it
But it’s true, they say
“He’s the master of going faster”