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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Set List - Always There

There are a select few who withstand all categories of time - classic, decade, contemporary.  These few are always there, always a must in my music collection.  The following are some of my always there favorites.

U2.

There truly is nothing to say here.  More songs and favorites than I know where to begin.  U2's following is as incredible as that of The Police and Duran Duran.  These three are awe-inspiring.  U2 is timeless.  U2 is always there.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

All-American. . .that is all I need to say.  "Refugee" and "Runnin' Down a Dream" (the latter just Tom Petty) are just a few with positively influential lyrics and upbeat tone.  I am not sure if any other American band can come close to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. . .

Paul Simon.

. . .On his own, Paul Simon could.  Case in point: Graceland the album and namely the song "You Can Call Me Al."  An addictive song for its time with a goofy music video that left positive memories then and now.  This span of time makes Paul Simon timeless.  He is always there.

Robert Palmer.

"Addicted to Love" and "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" just to name a few.  And then there is The Power Station.  Robert Palmer is incredible.  He offered so much to the music world in his time.  I honor him in this Set List entry.

I honor all of these musicians and so many more as timeless and always there.  They definitely know how to play it. 

2 comments:

  1. I am glad you wrote about Robert Palmer and the Power Station. I just heard "Some Like it Hot" on the radio yesterday. I thought it still held up. Anyd Taylor showed an unknown side to his guitar playing with them. Robert is sadly missed.

    what can I say about U2? Been a fan from the start, with "Boy", the first album.

    I have seen quite a few concerts and one of the best ever was Paul Simon, sometime in the mid 90's. He was fantastic with an incredible band.

    Nice choice of musicians to write about!

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  2. Thank you! My music blog would be entirely remiss if these musicians went without discussion.

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