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2010 Top 30 New and Old #19

Another late entry to my Top 30 this solo album from Swimmer One singer Andrew Eaton was only released at the end of November but made an immediate impact with me.

An album of piano based songs it lives in a world somewhere between The Bathers and The Blue Nile though it doesn’t have the polish of the latter or the complexities of the former it is the perfect soundtrack to those maudlin Sunday’s we will all experience come January.

“Hanging” – Seafieldroad

The album is only currently available for purchase as a download from the Swimmer One  website HERE or from eMusic by clicking HERE

Tom Waits is another of my artists of the year and will feature in Christmas and New Year holiday posts as well.

I have always been a big fan of his earlier albums with “Closing Time” being a particular favourite, this year however I have delved further and deeper into his later works.

My choice for this post is however from the 1985 album “Rain Dogs” and in particular the song chosen was due to it being covered by James Grant at his recent concert at The Fox and Hounds in Houston (see HERE).

“Clap Hands” – Tom Waits

To buy the music of Tom Waits click HERE

December 12, 2010 Posted by | New Music, New Releases | , , , , , | Leave a comment

I’ve Had Enough

“I’ve Had Enough” – The Who

“You were under the impression
That when you were walking forwards
You’d end up further onward,
But things ain’t quite that simple

You got altered information,
You were told to not take chances.
You missed out on new dances.
Now you’re losing all your dimples”

My jacket’s gonna be cut and slim and checked
Maybe a touch of seersucker with an open neck.
I ride a GS scooter with my hair cut neat
I wear my war time coat in the wind and sleet.

Love reign o’er me.
Love reign o’er me.
Love.

Had enough of living,
Had enough of dying,
Had enough of smiling,
Had enough of crime,
Taken all the high roads,
I’ve squandered and I’ve saved,
I’ve had enough of childhood,
I’ve had enough of grades.

I’ve had enough of living,
I’ve had enough of dying,
I’ve had enough of smiling,
I’ve had enough of crime,
I’ve taken all the high roads,
I’ve squandered and I’ve saved,
I’ve had enough of childhood,
I’ve had enough of grades.

“Get a job and fight to keep it.
Strike out to reach a mountain.
Be so nice on the outside,
But inside keep ambition.

Don’t cry because you hunt them.
Hurt them first they’ll love you.
There’s a millionaire above you
And you’re under his suspicion.”

My jacket’s gonna be cut and slim and checked
Maybe a touch of seersucker with an open neck.
I ride a GS scooter with my hair cut neat
I wear my war time coat in the wind and sleet.

Love reign o’er me.
Love reign o’er me.
Love.

I’ve had enough of dancehalls,
I’ve had enough of pills,
I’ve had enough of streetfights,
I’ve seen my share of kills,
I’m finished with the fashions,
And acting like I’m tough,
I’m bored with hate and passion,
I’ve had enough of crime and love.

To buy the music of The Who click HERE

December 12, 2010 Posted by | Fiona, Mrs D, Old Music, The Who | | Leave a comment

   

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