ALAN PARSONS - Oh Life (There Must Be More)
One of the most haunting songs I’ve ever heard. Back in ‘93 when this came out, I was still anticipating Alan Parsons albums…and this one had a very Pink Floyd feel to it (especially the art work). Remember, of course, that Alan Parsons produced “Dark Side of the Moon”.
I was absolutely floored when I heard this last song on the CD. Alan Parsons had been known to put an emotionally heavy track on an album from time to time, but this one blew me away. Its a song about a woman who is contemplating suicide. The ebb and flow of the music and the build to the end will give you chills.
By the way, Parsons liked to use guest vocalists on each of his albums. Can you pick out who this singer is and what 70’s/80’s band he sang for?
UNTIL I WAKE UP - DISHWALLA
One of my favorite bands of the last 20 years, Dishwalla took the feeling of longing and put it into a powerful sound. The rest of this album was unusually grungy for the band…so its no surprise this song has an edge, but it is spooky, desperately melancholy and you can feel the emotion in J.R. Richard’s voice.
This ain’t no “Counting Blue Cars”…I think its better and possibly the best song this gem of a band ever did.
BLACK BALLOON - GOO GOO DOLLS
Its amazing how many of these videos I’m seeing for the first time. Might be because Music Television only plays music under programs or at 4 am.
This is off of a great album “Dizzy Up The Girl” and I loved this song so much, I actually made an extended version of it, back when I had Cool Edit Pro.