Thursday, May 28, 2020

Song of the Day: 'The Air That I Breathe' by the Hollies

Of the Hollies' post-Graham Nash material, I'm a "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" man -- released in 1972, natch! But this one from two years later has been on my mind ever since I heard Belinda Carlisle warble it as part of her weekly pandemic covers series on Instagram -- where apparently she BLOCKED ME(!) even though I didn't follow her. (I only found out when someone sent me a link to this song, so logged out to watch it!) 

And how about this: When I played this the other night, Damian said to me: "Is this Radiohead?" I had no idea what he was talking about -- I barely knew what Radiohead is -- but just discovered that their 1992 song "Creep" was determined to have too much in common with the Hollies track, resulting in a copyright settlement and writing credits for the old-timers being added to "Creep." 

1 comment:

James Dwight Williamson said...

I love you Duke Masons Mother!