More songs from the playlist I would have played on the Deep River Music Vault.
6. Adrian Belew and David Bowie, “Pretty Pink Rose” (Young Lions, 1990)
The followup to 1989’s “Mr. Music Head,” “Lions” continued to present a more accessible, single-friendly Belew and included covers of tracks by King Crimson (“Heartbeat”) and Traveling Wilburys (“Not Alone Anyore”). This track is one of two Bowie collaborations on the album, the other being “Gunman.”
7. Chicago, “Make Me Smile” (Chicago II, 1970)
The minimally edited version. Simply brilliant.
8. Gil Scott Heron, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” (Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, 1970)
I was 20 years old, living in Iowa and working in a chain record store in a mall. Suffice it to say my tastes and experience were limited. My boss put on “The Best of Gil Scott-Heron” and I still can’t find words to talk about it.
9. Steely Dan, “Daddy Don’t Live in that New York City No More” (Katy Lied, 1975)
Just cooler than shit.
10. The Cars, “Take What You Want” (Live at the Agora, Cleveland 1978)
The best live version of this track I’ve heard. A double vinyl release of this show was a 2017 Record Store Day release; maybe it will spread the word that in the early days, the Cars really were loose and edgy live. Check out Elliot Easton’s solo – fans will recognize a few bars that later found their way into “Dangerous Type.”