Tuesday, July 27, 2010
"......cuz people out there turn the music into gold...."
This song brings back memories. It's not a great song, just a piece of fluff from the 70's.
And it totally cracks me up.
Some background: The song is by some dude named John Stewart. No, not from the Daily Show. This guy was from the Kingston Trio, and all I know about them is they're probably a band my parents listened to.
Anyhoo, Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks appeared on the track. Lindsay's guitar work is obviously apparent – and probably a large part of why I like this song - and Stevie Nicks lends her voice. It's not credited as a duet, but it might as well be – you can't miss her vocals.
However, every time I hear this song I get the vague feeling Miss Stevie is singing a completely different song than Stewart.
It's like she's singing along to something in her head, and it doesn't quite match up. Quite possible – it was during her drug addled years.
Still, it works.
I went YouTube-ing hoping to find a live version of them performing this song, but instead found Mr. Stewart's 1979 appearance on Solid Gold.