Friday, 13 March 2015

What we've been listening to this week. Randy Newman 'Little Criminals'.


We put this on because we were still in that 1970's vibe, this from 1977.

When we now think of Randy Newman in here, the 'Lion King' gets mentioned (!) but he is an extraordinary songwriter. 

On this album, all of The Eagles play on the tracks (betcha' didn't know that) who were probably America's biggest band at the time, having just released 'Hotel California'. Ry Cooder also plays on it as does guitarist Waddy Watchtel. He was known for his association with Jackson Browne so we guess that's The Eagles connection here?

'Short People' always gets a smile on 'Little Criminals' but 'Jolly Coppers on Parade' and 'Baltimore' are superb nevermind the chilling song about a child killer, 'in Germany before the war' (check out Ireland's Freddie White's superb version of this).

Anyway, it's been a lovely listen all week in Streamabout. Really has.

Here's 'Baltimore' as a taster......."man it's hard just to live"....