Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Al Stewart: On The Border

I'm feeling the need to revisit this bumrocks via cracklin' chim heater from '06. Best snare-drum-on-2-but-not-on-4 tension since the intro to this one.

From Year of the Cat. Produced by Alan Parsons. Sleeve by Hipgnosis.

3 comments:

ib said...

"Year Of The Cat" was the LP in constant rotation to demonstrate in store HI-FI at a certain point in the 70s. That and "Captain Fantastic" by Elton John, I remember.

Always liked the title track and single.

Jude said...

he pretty much can do no wrong in my book. i'm probably wrong about that, but i sincerely don't care... if that's my malfunction, i'll gladly wear it.

emmett said...

About 70% of his songs have nautical themes, which is a plus.

This song is really a stone-cold killer. Double tracked vocals on the bridge = Beatlesque magic