Song Lyric Sunday: Country – ‘Lay Lady Lay’

Yee haw. Genre of the week for song Lyric Sunday this time is ‘country’. I think I have a basic understanding of what that is. However, on further reflection there is a whole range of sub-genres, as with last week’s ‘Metal’ (but not like metal obviously). I would not say that I’m a great fan…

Song Lyric Sunday: Punk – ‘Pretty Vacant’

This week’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday is ‘punk’. At least I didn’t have to resort to Google (other search engines are available) to determine what that was. In fact. punk was about the last musical ‘wave’ – for want of a better word – that really interested me. Come the late seventies, I had…

Song Lyric Sunday: Power Pop – ‘Born To Run’

Another confession this week, after admitting to my only hazy idea of what constituted Indy rock last time. When I saw that this week’s prompt was ‘power pop songs’ I thought perhaps Jim meant the kind of thing (not usually my thing) that is often referred to as a ‘power ballad’. Fortunately, however, I availed…

Song Lyric Sunday: Indy – ‘Blue Monday’

Confession time: when I saw that Jim’s theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday was Indy rock (or pop), I had to make sure that I really knew what it was. Of course I was familiar with the expression but a bit hazy on the details. 1980, after all, was getting pretty close to being…

Song Lyric Sunday: Motown – ‘Baby Love’

When I saw a while ago that this week’s topic for Song Lyric Sunday was going to be Motown, I was immediately faced by a difficult choice between two obvious (for me, at any rate) candidates. I really couldn’t decide, so I was quite glad when Jim himself took first dibs on ‘You Can’t Hurry…

Song Lyric Sunday: Name that tune – ‘Paranoid’

This week’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday is songs with recognisable intros. There is a TV show that runs at teatime on Saturdays (when it’s on) on the BBC and it’s called ‘The Hit List’. Its basis premise is that four teams of two – whether members of the public or ‘celebrities’ that I’ve never…