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“Music” in me – John Miles, Helloween, Pride of Lions

Posted in Almost the same title different artist, Helloween, John Miles, Pride of Lions with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by fliker1970

“Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul”

John Miles – Music
Album: Rebel
Released: 1976

Music was my first love and it will be my last
Music of the future and music of the past
To live without my music would be impossible do
In this world of troubles my music pulls me through.

Music was my first love and it will be my last
Music of the future and music of the past
And music of the past and music of the past.

Music was my first love and it will be my last
Music of the future and music of the past
To live without my music would be impossible do
In this world of troubles my music pulls me through.

John claims it only took him half an hour to write.
Although he originally thought it would be the basis of other songs,
he later decided that it stood up very well on its own.

‘Music’ is a milestone in the history of popular music, and John Miles is one of my favorite singers, and I am honored that I have been able to put my mark onto his great music, yet you shouldn’t put all of the credits in my direction alone.”  Alan Parsons produced this song

Helloween – Music
(M & L – Roland Grapow)
Album: Chameleon
Released: 1993

When I was a young boy, I had no aim
Neither experience, it wasn’t a shame
Most of the time it satisfied me
But some day I realized, music is like a rising sun
 
Times are now changing and memory fades
I gaze at the photos, a look in the haze
You cannot imagine how many friends I’ve lost
It’s much too late for calling them back

Music is like sunrise for me
It’s joyful like a trip in a time machine
Music is like sunrise for me
It’s like coming home
 
I was always insecure, sometimes I still am
But I made up my mind now and look here I stand
I ask myself sometimes, is it all worth it?
To fly over mountains makes you fall down again

But music is like sunrise for me
It’s joyful like a trip in a time machine
Music is like sunrise for me
It’s like coming home

Music is like sunrise for me
It’s joyful like a trip in a time machine
Music is like sunrise for me
It’s like coming home

Pride of Lions – Music and me
Album: Pride of Lions
Released 2003
(Jim Peterik/Toby Hitchcock)

Rock and roll became my first impression
Before my lips could make a word
Those scratchy memories from those old “Sun” sessions
Are still the sweetest sound I’ve ever heard

I’d tuck my radio beneath my pillow
So no one else could hear the minstrels play
I soared the heaven on a magic carpet
I’d catch the currents and drift away

BRIDGE
Then suddenly I could be everything
I always dreamed I could be
Suddenly alone in my fantasy
Everything inside of me was singing

CHORUS
Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul
A technicolor vision on a black and white screen
It will always be, yeah
Music and me

As I traveled on a young man’s journey
I would sing to chase the storms way
The only thing that seemed to stop my worrying
Was on the stage when I would start to play

BRIDGE
Then suddenly I could be everything
I always dreamed I could be
Suddenly the audience was at its feet
Everything inside of me was singing

Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul
A technicolor vision on a black and white screen
It will always be, yeah
Music and me

(Solo)

Sing yourself a blue sky when it rains
Write yourself a symphony from the pain

Here’s a friend who’s every word rings true
So if you’re down and lost for a song
It’s time to find someone to bring out the music in you

Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul
A technicolor vision on a black and white screen
It will always be, yeah

Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul
A technicolor vision on a black and white screen
It will always be, yeah
Music and me

Pride of Lions is a melodic rock group fronted by former “Survivor” guitarist/keyboardist Jim Peterik and vocalist Toby Hitchcock.
Formed in 2003, the group, according to Peterik is “my vision of the best elements of the great melodic rock era of the 80’s,
updated of course with more modern production sounds”

Goodbye!

 

Camel

Posted in Camel with tags , , , , , , , on September 11, 2012 by fliker1970

Mystic Queen from “Camel” – 1973 (Peter Bardens)

Have you seen the Mystic Queen
Riding in her limousine
Over hills and dales ’til morning…
If you like I’ll take you there
Find some colours you can wear
Colour that you’ve only seen while sleeping.

Learn how to play «Mystic Queen».

Camel are an English progressive rock band formed in 1971.

Andrew Latimer – guitar, vocals on “Slow Yourself Down” and “Separation”
Peter Bardens – organ, mellotron, piano, VCS 3 synthesizer, vocals on “Never Let Go”
Doug Ferguson – bass guitar, vocals on “Mystic Queen” and “Curiosity”
Andy Ward – drums, percussion

Camel Timeline

Such an amazing gig!

“Freefall”  by Kids for Kids:

The Wizard – Black Sabbath vs Uriah Heep

Posted in Black Sabbath, Challenge, Same Title Different Song, Uriah Heep with tags , , , , , , , on May 12, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song

I  poor
II  average
III  good
IV  very good
V  excellent

The Wizard – Black Sabbath
Album: Black Sabbath – 1970

Musicanship: III

Vocals: III

Emotions: III

Lyrics: II

Some Words:

“Evil power disappears
Demons worry when the wizard is near
He turns tears into joy
Everyone s happy when the wizard walks by”

Outstanding instrument: harmonica

Groovie – fresh – catchy

Final Score: XI

The Wizard – Uriah Heep
Album: Demons & Wizards – 1972

Musicanship: III

Vocals: IIII

Emotions: IIII

Lyrics: V

Outstanding words:

“Why don’t we listen to the voices in our hearts
’cause then I know we’d find that we’re not so far apart.
Everybody’s got to be happy. Everyone should sing,
for we know the joy of life, the peace that love can bring”.

Outstanding instruments: voices – acustic guitar

Epic – Dreamy – Beautiful

Final Score: XVI

 

And…Today’s winner is: URIAH HEEP

Stevie Wonder

Posted in Stevie Wonder with tags , , , , , , , on March 17, 2012 by fliker1970

Blame It On The Sun – from “Talking Box” – 1972

 

 

 

Where has my love gone?
How can I go on?
It seems dear love has gone away

Where is my spirit?
I’m nowhere near it,
Oh yes, my love has gone astray

But I’ll blame it on the sun,
The sun that didn’t shine,
I’ll blame it on the wind and the trees

I’ll blame it on the time that never was enough,
I’ll blame it on the tide and the sea,
But, my heart blames it on me

Who poured the love out?
What made this bitter doubt?
Is peace not here for me to see?

Wish I could tell you,
What I am feeling,
But, words won’t come for me to speak

But I’ll blame it on the sun,
That didn’t fill the sky,
I’ll blame it on the birds and the trees

I’ll blame it on the day that ended once too soon,
I’ll blame it on the nights that could not be,
But, my heart blames it on me

[Background]…Yeh, yeh, yeh, ooh,
Your heart blames it on you this time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was intended for Jeff Beck. Wonder played all instruments on the album except horns and guitars, and Beck was brought in to play some guitar parts in exchange for a song. At one of the sessions, Stevie came up with the riff and wrote some lyrics, and they recorded a rough version of the song that day for Beck. It took Beck a while to record the song, and by the time he released it, Wonder’s version had been out for a month and was a huge hit. Beck felt shortchanged, and made some statements in the press that Wonder didn’t appreciate. In 1975, Beck released an instrumental version of Wonder’s “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” on his album Blow By Blow. The album was a hit and helped solidify Beck’s reputation as an elite guitarist.

 

 

 

 

 

Pearl Jam

Posted in Pearl Jam with tags , , , , , , , on January 12, 2012 by fliker1970

Pearl Jam – Just Breathe

Yes, I understand that every life must end, uh-huhAs we sit alone, I know someday we must go, uh-huhOh I’m a lucky man, to count on both hands the ones I loveSome folks just have one, yeah, others, they’ve got none.

Stay with me…Let’s just breathe…

Practiced all my sins, never gonna let me win, uh-huhUnder everything, just another human being, uh-huhI don’t wanna hurt, there’s so much in this world to make me believe

Stay with meYou’re all I see…

Did I say that I need you?Did I say that I want you?Oh, if I didn’t I’m a fool you seeNo one knows this more than me

As I come clean…I wonder everyday, as I look upon your face, uh-huhEverything you gaveAnd nothing you would save, oh no

Nothing you would takeEverything you gave…

Did I say that I need you?Oh, did I say that I want you?Oh, if I didn’t I’m a fool you seeNo one knows this more than meAnd I come clean, ah…

Nothing you would takeEverything you gaveHold me til I dieMeet you on the other side…

Vedder described this to the Canadian radio station The Edge as “as close to a love song as we’ve ever gotten.” He added to the Toronto Globe and Mail: “There’s never a dull moment on the road – every day it’s something. Maybe that’s why my goal is the dull moment. That’s what this song is: It’s saying, ‘Just stop, and be together. Don’t talk now, just breathe and feel each other’s presence – now that the kids are in bed.'”

This introspective track was triggered by a song from Eddie Vedder’s Into the Wild soundtrack. He explained to Billboard magazine that it “uses the first chord from an instrumental called “Tuolumne.” There was a lyric or something that hit me, and I picked up the guitar and played that chord. I thought, well, I’ll just go with it and make something different out of it. It was a shorter song, and then I wrote a bridge to it while the other guys were working on something else.”

 

The Kinks

Posted in The Kinks with tags , , , , , , , on December 15, 2011 by fliker1970

The Kinks – Preservation: Act 2
Released May 8, 1974 (Act 2)

Ray Davies – vocals, guitar
Dave Davies – guitar, vocals
John Dalton – bass
John Gosling – keyboards
Mick Avory – drums

“Scum of the Earth”

Flash:
They call me the scum of the earth.
They say I’m the scab of the nation.
But deep inside I’m only human.
Just an ordinary man.
With ordinary plans.
They say I’m crooked and bent,
They call me a rogue and a villain,
But if they could see deep inside me
They’d see a heart that once was pure
Before it touched the evils of this world,
For if I cut myself I bleed
And if I catch a cold I sneeze.
Have I not eyes to help me see?
Have I not lungs to help me breathe?
Have I not hands, organs, senses
And affections just like you?
Stop the music.
Well ain’t I human
Like everybody else?
Before you condemn me my friends,
I suggest that you look deep inside you
For good and evil
Exist in all of us,
And no man is a saint
And each creates his heaven and his hell.

Chorus: We know that he’s only a man.
He’s got feelings and faults
Just like everyone else.

Flash: So don’t put me down because I’ve done well,
For even wide boys, hoods and spivs
Have got the right to live.

Chorus: We know we’re the scum of the earth,
We know we’re the scab of the nation,
But we’re your enemies and your brothers
And no man is a saint
And deep down we’re all the same as one another.

Preservation was not well-received by critics and sold poorly (peaking on the Billboard 200 at #177), though the live performances of the material were much better received. Many hardcore Kinks fans were alienated by Ray Davies’ melodramatic songwriting during the Preservation project era, resulting in albums that played more like the soundtracks to a piece of musical theatre than rock albums

Simon and Garfunkel

Posted in Simon & Garfunkel with tags , , , , , on September 22, 2011 by fliker1970

Simon and Garfunkel

The Sound Of Silence (3:08)
P. Simon, 1964

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turn my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never shared
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
“Fools,” said I, “you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sound of silence

“The Sounds of Silence” or “The Sound of Silence” is the song that propelled the 1960s folk music duo Simon and Garfunkel to popularity. It was written on February 19, 1964 by Paul Simon in the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Simon conceived of the song as a way of capturing the emotional trauma felt by many Americans.
The song features Simon on acoustic guitar and both Simon and Garfunkel singing. It was originally recorded as an acoustic piece for their first album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., but was later overdubbed with electric instruments and re-released as a single in September 1965. The single slowly climbed the charts until it reached number one on New Year’s Day 1966. The song was included in the 1966 album Sounds of Silence. (Songfacts)

This was used in the movie The Graduate. The film’s director Mick Nichols put it on as a work track and was going to replace it, but as the film came together it became clear that the song was perfect for the film. Nichols didn’t just use this song, but felt Simon & Garfunkel had a sound that fit the tone of the movie very well. They commissioned them to write “Mrs. Robinson” specifically for the movie, and also added “Scarborough Fair” and “April Come She Will” to the film.

Simon & Garfunkel did not write this about the Vietnam War, but by the time it became popular, the war was on and many people felt it made a powerful statement as an anti-war song.
In the US, this hit #1 on New Year’s Day, 1966.
The opening line, “Hello darkness, my old friend,” came from Simon’s time as a boy when he would sing in the bathroom with the lights out, enjoying the acoustics from the tiles that provided a doo-wop reverb sound. (Songfacts)

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