One of my fave blasts from the past…..

Why is it that we find a song we love and then forget about it?  I do it all the time.  I am constantly finding new music, so things from a while ago tend to get lost in the shuffle.  I think it is that way for many people.  Then, we hear it again on the radio, or someone brings it up, and we’re hit with a wave of nostalgia and are left saying to ourselves “How could I ever have forgotten?”  I find that happens a lot with this band.  Remember this?

Yep.  It’s Concrete Blonde.  Everyone remembers that song and I’ve never come across anyone that didn’t love it. Yet, it’s a song that is often forgotten in some dark corner of the CD closet in our minds.  It’s a shame, really, because Concrete Blonde was an all around great band.  Johnette Napolitano is, in my opinion, one of the most distinctive and amazing female voices out there.  I love her singing and always will.  They had great musicianship. Their lyrics were interesting and meaningful.   

One of my favorite songs of theirs is called “God Is A Bullet”.  Crank it!

Concrete Blonde reunited for a short time in the early 2000’s, but have officially retired, leaving behind this message:   “Thanks to everyone who heard and believed in the music. Music lives on. Keep listening. Keep believing, keep dreaming. Like a ripple, the music moves and travels and finds you. Drive to the music, Make love to the music, cry to the music. That’s why we made it. Long after we’re gone the music will still be there. Thanks to everyone who helped us bring the music to you & thanks to every face and every heart in every audience all over the world.”

Yes, the music is still here.  We are still listening to it and love it.  Thank you for making it and let’s not forget what we loved about it in the first place. 

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~ by musicloveaffair on April 17, 2011.

2 Responses to “One of my fave blasts from the past…..”

  1. Bloodletting is one of my top 15 favorite albums. A true classic band!

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