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Tripping Along The Ledge



October 4th, 2009.

8 Responses to “DAVID WATTS (1967)”

  1. Peter81 Says:

    Cool…I saw Billy Childish in Whelans a few months ago, he opened the show with another Kinks gem a bit like that – ‘Misty Waters’, terrific stuff.

    I’m a big Kinks fan. Autumn Almanac from that same album is just about perfect.

  2. Eoin Says:

    Love that one too. My absolute favourite part is the “I go to Blackpool for my holidays…” bit when the horns come in. Sublime.

  3. Peter81 Says:

    Yeah, if I remember right the song is within the 3min mark, bursting with great melodies that most songwriters would use for a whole song, Davies practically writes a new song for each verse.

    It’s probably a hodge podge of bits he had — joined together. But its seamless, and its brilliant!

  4. Eoin Says:

    Pop quiz Peter (if you’re still there) – which hit single of the (I think) 1950s or possibly early 1960s is famous for not repeating a single melodic line over the course of four verses?

  5. Peter81 Says:

    Hahah..I haven’t got a clue! I’m imagining some weird mongrel of a song but its probably Buddy Holly or somebody obvious. Do tell.

  6. Eoin Says:

    This is a star-studded recording of the song from 1987. Listen the whole way through… Brilliant, brilliant stuff!


  7. Peter81 Says:

    Oh yeah, of course! Good clip. You know you’ve got serious clout if Tom Waits will sit in an all star band for you.

  8. Eoin Says:

    Springsteen, Elvis Costelo, T Bone Burnett… Really nice tribute and timely too – Orbison died less than a year later.

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