Mark Lanegan Memoir – Sing Backwards and Weep

Lanegan had promised a friend, Kitchen Confidential writer Anthony Bourdain, that he would write his memoirs. Bourdain had encouraged him to do a preface to his 2017 lyric collection, I Am the Wolf, loved his writing, and pressed him to do more. “Anthony said, ‘There needs be a level of honesty beyond what you’ll be comfortable with for it not to be some crappy rock autobiography.’ That was the last thing I wanted to do, ever.

Jude Rogers, Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/apr/30/mark-lanegan-screaming-trees-kurt-cobain-death-liam-gallagher-sing-backwards-and-weep

Black Sabbath Plays Before the Queen

Backstage before the gig I stood outside talking to Paul McCartney and some other people. It was great, but there were all these signs saying ‘No Drinking’, ‘No Swearing’, no this, no that. That terrified Ozzy more than anything, because with him everything is fucking this and fucking that, so he was practising not swearing. He walked up and down in the dressing room going: ‘Raise your hands, come on, raise your hands . . .’ instead of his normal: ‘Raise your fucking hand, you fuckers!’ I thought, no way he’s going to keep that up! But he did.

Iommi, Tony. Iron Man

Classic Rock – Top 50

Selection from:
Rock n Roll America’s
Top 1,000 Classic Rock Songs

Rank Song Artist
1 Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin
2 Hey Jude Beatles
3 All Along the Watchtower Hendrix, Jimi
4 Satisfaction Rolling Stones
5 Like A Rolling Stone Dylan, Bob
6 Another Brick In The Wall Pink Floyd
7 Won’t Get Fooled Again Who
8 Hotel California Eagles
9 Layla Derek And The Dominos
10 Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
11 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
12 Riders on the Storm Doors
13 Rock and Roll Led Zeppelin
14 Barracuda Heart
15 La Grange ZZ Top
16 Dream On Aerosmith
17 You Really Got Me Van Halen
18 More Than a Feeling Boston
19 Sultans of Swing Dire Straits
20 You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC
21 Kashmir Led Zeppelin
22 Lola Kinks
23 Carry on Wayward Son Kansas
24 Tiny Dancer John, Elton
25 Locomotive Breath Jethro Tull
26 I Still Haven’t Found U2
27 Magic Carpet Ride Steppenwolf
28 Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd
29 Purple Haze Hendrix, Jimi
30 Tom Sawyer Rush
31 Let It Be Beatles
32 Baba O’Riley Who
33 The Joker Miller, Steve
34 Roxanne Police
35 Time Pink Floyd
36 It’s A Long Way to the Top AC/DC
37 Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
38 The Chain Fleetwood Mac
39 I’ve Seen All Good People Yes
40 For What It’s Worth Buffalo Springfield
41 Black Magic Woman Santana
42 Nights in White Satin Moody Blues
43 While My Guitar Gently Weeps Beatles
44 Gimme Shelter Rolling Stones
45 Gold Dust Woman Fleetwood Mac
46 Fortunate Son CCR
47 American Pie McLean, Don
48 Bad Company Bad Company
49 Waitin’ For The Bus/Jesus Just Left ZZ Top
50 Over the Hills and Far Away Led Zeppelin

CTRL f  *analysis* on the whole 1000 list
Love – 41
Baby – 6
Money – 8 (Includes Eddie Money)
Car – 22 (Includes The Cars)
Rock – 27
Get – 14
Summer – 2
Night – 31

Woman – 13:

948 Rock And Roll Woman Buffalo Springfield
910 Just Like A Woman Dylan, Bob
779 A Woman In Love Petty, Tom
717 Kentucky Woman Deep Purple
519 Woman From Tokyo Deep Purple
496 Pretty Woman Van Halen
310 Evil Woman ELO
307 Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress Hollies
245 L.A. Woman Doors
204 American Woman Guess Who
180 Witchy Woman Eagles
45 Gold Dust Woman Fleetwood Mac
41 Black Magic Woman Santana

Hot Patootie – Meat Loaf, Rocky Horror Picture Show

He joined the high school choir in order to avoid study hall, and from then on, singing became his main passion. After completing high school at 15, he travelled around with a number of bands. By the time he settled down in New York, live rock music was no longer in so much demand as before. “That’s one reason I went into theatre,” he remarks. “Another reason was because someone hired me and I didn’t have a job.” As a singer and actor, Meat performed in some 10 Broadway and Off Broadway productions, including Hair and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in which he also appeared in the 1975 film.

100 New Yorkers of the 1970s, Max Millard

Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride – Solid Gold

Last night I had the strangest dream
I sailed away to China
In a little row boat to find ya
And you said you had to get your laundry cleaned
Didn’t want no one to hold you What does that mean
And you said

Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down, oh no
I got to keep on movin’
Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I got to keep on movin’

You’re on the road and now you pray it lasts
The road behind was rocky
But now you’re feeling cocky
You look at me and you see your past
Is that the reason why you’re runnin’ so fast
And she said

Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down, oh no
I got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I got to keep on moving

Never let another girl like you work me over
Never let another girl like you drag me under
If I meet another girl like you, I will tell her
Never want another girl like you, have to say, oh

Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down
Oh no, oh no, I got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I got to keep on movin’

Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
Nobody’s gonna slow me down, oh no

You Really Got a Hold on Me – The Miracles

I don’t like you, but I love you,
Seems that I’m always thinking of you.
Oh, oh, oh, you treat me badly,
I love you madly, you really got a hold on me.
You really got a hold on me, baby,
I don’t want you, but I need you,
Don’t want to kiss you, but I need you.
Oh, oh, oh, you do me wrong now,
My love is strong now you really got a hold on me.
You really got a hold on me, baby,
I love you and all I want you to do is just hold me,
Hold me, hold me, hold me.
I want to leave you, don’t want to stay here
Don’t want to spend another day here.
Oh, oh, oh, I want to…