One of Lennons best songs and an early “music video”.
The genesis of the lyrics is found in three song ideas that Lennon was working on, the first of which was inspired by hearing a police siren at his home in Weybridge; Lennon wrote the lines “Mis-ter cit-y police-man” to the rhythm of the siren. The second idea was a short rhyme about Lennon sitting in his garden, while the third was a nonsense lyric about sitting on a corn flake. Unable to finish the ideas as three different songs, he combined them into one.
Lennon received a letter from a pupil at Quarry Bank High School, which he had attended. The writer mentioned that the English master was making his class analyse Beatles’ lyrics. (Lennon wrote an answer, dated 1 September 1967, which was auctioned by Christie’s of London in 1992). Lennon, amused that a teacher was putting so much effort into understanding the Beatles’ lyrics, wrote the most confusing lyrics he could.
The Best songs: Bruce Springsteen – Lost in the flood
Lost in the Flood is a song by Bruce Springsteen. It was released on his debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. in 1973.
Lost in the Flood is a sparse, piano-driven song, seemingly about a Vietnam War veteran. This is the first of many epic Springsteen songs that elicit strong emotions, usually of despair, grief, and small glimpse of hope. The treatment of veterans in the United States has always been important to Springsteen. The lyrics tell a loose story, invoking a series of images that tell three different stories for each of the three verses.
LOST IN THE FLOOD was recorded during the Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. album recording sessions, sometime between early July and early September 1972. Springsteen sings vocals on this track, and is backed by Vini Lopez on drums, David Sancious on piano and organ, and Garry Tallent on bass. The track also features dubbed sound effects courtesy of Steve Van Zandt added later in the sessions, including the opening “thunder crack” which Steve created by dropping an amplifier on a concrete floor. That was Van Zandt’s sole contribution to the recording of the Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. album.
According to Sony’s database of Springsteen recording sessions, LOST IN THE FLOOD was cut on 27 Jun 1972 at 914 Sound Studios.
Videos of the day: Bruce Springsteen – Prove It All Night 4 great versions
The live version of “Prove It All Night” from Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ. 19-9-1978 … is my fav Bruce song (along with “Thunder Road” from “live/ 1975-85” box). But I need to show 4 versions in this post.
Before any formal facts.. lets start with a great versions from Barcelona – 2002
(from the DVD – Live In Barcelona)
Superb pro-shot concert of the Muddy Waters Blues Band at the Blues & Jazz Festival, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany, on 29 October 1976.
Sound and picture quality is great. The band is fantastic and look great!
Muddy Waters: Vocals, Guitar Bob Margolin: Guitar
Luther Johnson: Guitar Jerry Portnoy: Harmonica
Pinetop Perkins: Piano
Calvin Jones: Bass
Willie Smith: Drums
Guest: Junior Wells: Vocals, Harmonica
01. Intro & After Hours
02. Soon Forgotten
03. Howlin’ Wolf Blues
04. Hoochie Coochie Man
05 Blow Wind Blow
06 Can’t Get No Grindin’
07 Long Distance Call
08 Got My Mojo Workin’
09 Got My Mojo Workin’ (First Encore)
11 Got My Mojo Workin’ (Second Encore)