Something in music: origin
One evening at a hot, trendy L.A. night club on a rare solo outing, yours truly found himself standing alone at the bar preparing to review the upcoming act. Before he had taken more than a few notes, however, he was bookended by a pair of vivacious vixens who insisted on engaging your rockin’ writer in cozy conversation. Strangely, the subject of “marriage” arose.
One of the young ladies noted that when a gal is about to get hitched she needs “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.” Your provocative penman was immediately inspired. After all, those very same terms could be applied to music too: “Something old” or classic, “something new” or recently released, “something borrowed” (a cover), and “something blue” (a blues song or a song with “blue” in the title.) The rest is history.
“Something old” this time is the song “Rock You Like a Hurricane” by the German heavy metal band the Scorpions. It’s the lead single from their 1984 platter Love at First Sting. The song was co-composed by Klaus Meine, Herman Rarebell, Rudolf Schenker. It is the band’s signature song.
Our “something new” this edition is “Black Crow Moan.” It’s by Detroit native and blues-rock artist Eliza Neals. The track is the premiere single and music video off her new disc of the same name.
Neals is said by some to be “the voice of the new blues.” On social media, Neals thanked her fans and “music lovers” and added: “Stay safe. Stay home so we can party soon!”
Our “something borrowed” this edition is “Sound Of Silence.” This is a cover of the classic cut by Simon and Garfunkel. The Paul Simon song first appeared on their 1964 debut disc, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. This memorable version is by Annie Boxell.
Finally, the “something blue” this time is “Falling in Love for All the Wrong Reasons.” The track is co-credited to Chris Pati and John Tabacco. The song is off Tobacco’s Unfulfilled Shopping Cart Syndrome. The platter dropped in 2017. It features Tabacco (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, bass, and drum programming) and Pati on lead guitar. Tabacco said: “I wrote the song and the multi-instrumentalist Chris Pati played the lead guitar in the appropriate style.”
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