7-Inch History – STEELY DAN 50 Years Ago

Great 7″ inches/sleeves/vinyl from the past

2 August 2022

‘Do It Again’ by STEELY DAN
The duo’s debut single released
50 years ago next November.
Score: #6 in the US and Canada.

The song was credited on the sleeve as a traditional
song even though it was written by Becker/Fagen.

Fagan said: “You should never believe anything it ever says
on a Steely Dan record. It’s mostly a bunch of lies and bullshit
that we write just to confuse the listener.”

The lyrics are sung to a man who is addicted to nightlife. His addictions
include sex (hence a prostitute’s street on the front sleeve) and gambling.
The narrator describes the man’s addictions and the consequences of his
actions but emphasizes that he goes “back, Jack, do it again“, implying
that it is an addiction.

In the mornin’ you go gunnin’ for the man who stole your water
And you fire ’til he is done in but they catch you at the border
And the mourners are all singin’ as they drag you by your feet
But the hangman isn’t hangin’ and they put you on the street
You go back, Jack, do it again, wheel turnin’ ’round and ’round
You go back, Jack, do it again

STEELY DAN: Bio – Discography

WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 15/17 August 1969 – Rain, Mud, Drugs, Chaos and Some Mad Music Moments

17 August 2021

By the time we got to Woodstock
We were half a million strong
And everywhere was a song
And a celebration

(from the song Woodstock
by Crosby, Stills Nash And Young)

Despite the awful weather, the mud, the drug casualties, the lack of enough food and drinks, the chaos, and the whatever mindset some great stuff happened on that small stage. Here are three mad moments…




If you can remember attending the festival
it means that you weren’t there…

THE VERVE – Stellar Second Album ‘A NORTHERN SOUL’ Released 25 Years Ago

20 June 2020

Band: The Verve (Wigan, UK)
Active: 1990–1995 / 1996–1999 / 2007–2009
Album: A Northern Soul – second LP
The title is a reference to the popular soul
movement in Britain during the 1970s.
Released: 20 June 1995 – 25 years ago today
Score: No 13 in the UK

NME wrote: “A knife-twisting snapshot of a band on the brink… The Verve
exude such a sense of astounding self-belief that they can almost convince you
that even their more nonsensical moments should be cast in gold, carved in
stone and treated with the utmost artistic respect.”

Keywords: Drugs in motion, towering anthems, doped reveries,
Richard ‘Mad’ Ashcroft, handclaps by Liam Gallagher on ‘History
Key tracks: A New Decade / History / On Your Own / Life’s An Ocean



Full album…

THE VERVE: Facebook – All Albums

Back sleeve

T.REX Scored No 1 Album In The UK 48 Years Ago Today With ‘ELECTRIC WARRIOR’…

18 December 2019

48 years ago today, on 18 December 1971, legendary glam rockers T.REX scored their first No 1 album in the UK with their sixth release ‘ELECTRIC WARRIOR’. The LP was a huge hit as it became the best-selling longplayer of that year in Great-Britain. Here are the two successful singles off the record…

(No 1 on the UK Singles Chart)

(Peaked at #2 on the UK Singles Chart)

Album in full here…

T.REX: Discography

THE CLASH Released Their Double Masterpiece Album ‘LONDON CALLING’ 40 Years Ago Today…

14 December 2019

Legends THE CLASH released LONDON CALLING, their best album – a double one – on
14 December 1979, 40 years ago today. A monumental record with the band mixing a
lot of different musical genres such as reggae, rockabilly, ska, New Orleans R&B, pop and lounge jazz. Lyrically, the songs were about social issues like inequality, unemployment, racial conflicts, drug abuse and our climate’s ugly future. The final result was a bold, multi-faceted and overall astonishing achievement. The double longplayer scored big time, worldwide, with sales of over five million copies.

Three of the many highlights



(Live version)…

THE CLASH: Facebook

Album in full…

THE CLASH: Facebook

Back sleeve