HOTEL CALIFORNIA – ‘You Can Check-Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Leave!’ 22 February 1977

Top singles from the past…

22 February 2021

Band: EAGLES
Active: 1971–1980, 1994–2016, 2017–present

Single: HOTEL CALIFORNIA
Released: 22 February 1977 – 44 years ago today
Score: #1 in the USA and Canada, #8 in the UK

Album: HOTEL CALIFORNIA

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
“Relax,” said the night man
“We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave!”

LIVE

Full lyrics

EAGLES: Facebook

Epic Masterstroke ‘DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER’ By OASIS Released 25 YEARS Ago Today

19 February 2021

Band: OASIS
Active: 1991 – 2009

Single: DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER
Released: 19 February 1996 – 25 years ago today

B-sides: Step Out, Underneath The Sky
and Cum On Feel The Noize (Slade cover)

Score: No 1 in the UK, Ireland, and Scotland

Album: (What’s The Story) Morning Glory

I like this masterstroke
better than Wonderwall.

And so Sally can wait
She knows it’s too late
As we’re walking on by
Her soul slides away
But don’t look back in anger
I heard you say

Awesome live version…

OASIS: Facebook

JOHN LENNON Topped The UK Charts 40 Years Ago Today With ‘WOMAN’

7 February 2021

Artist: JOHN LENNON
9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980

Single: WOMAN
Released: 18 January 1981

Score: Topped the UK Singles Chart 40 years ago today,
on 7 February 1981, two months after he was killed.

Album: Double Fantasy

John Lennon: “‘Woman’ came about because, one sunny afternoon in Bermuda,
it suddenly hit me what women do for us. Not just what my Yoko does for me, although
I was thinking in those personal terms… but any truth is universal. What dawned on me
was everything I was taking for granted. Women really are the other half of the sky, as
I whisper at the beginning of the song. It’s a ‘we’ or it ain’t anything.”

R.I.P. John

JOHN LENNON: Facebook

YOKO ONO – Her Tribute Single ‘WALKING ON THIN ICE’ Came Out 40 Years Ago

6 February 2021

Artist: YOKO ONO (88)

Single: WALKING ON THIN ICE
Written: by John and Yoko
Released: 6 February 1981 – 40 years ago today

Note: the song was covered by Elvis Costello in 1984
Score: #35 in the UK, #1 on the US Dance Charts

John Lennon was clutching a tape of a final mix when he was shot.

Whatever you may think of Yoko,
this is a 24 Karat dance classic

YOKO ONO: Facebook

GOSSIP Released Debut Single ‘STANDING IN THE WAY OF CONTROL’ 15 Years Ago

24 January 2021

Band: GOSSIP
Who: Indie trio out of Searcy, Arkansas led by
the charismatic diva Beth Ditto
Active: 1999-2016, 2019-present

Single: STANDING IN THE WAY OF CONTROL – debut 7″
Released: 24 January 2006 – 15 years ago today
Score: #7 in the UK

Album: Standing In The Way Of Control

Standing in the way of control
You live your life
Survive the only way that you know

Go for it, Beth

GOSSIP: Facebook

For BUZZCOCKS Addicts

16 January 2021

Domino Records just unleashed a 7” BUZZCOCKS box-set containing the 12 singles
that the legendary Manchester punk band released for United Artists between 1977 and 1980. Re-mastered from the original tapes and in the original Malcolm Garrett designed sleeves. It also contains a 36-page booklet written by acclaimed punk chronicler Clinton Heylin.

All order info here.

BUZZCOCKS: Facebook

R.I.P. Pete Shelley