Saturday, July 05, 2008

Saturday Rock Show

I was never a huge Todd Rundgren fan, but this song, "Hello, It's Me" was one I always liked. Why? I guess it recalls a time I remember dimly but fondly - women with long straight hair, men with long curly hair and beards, the on-going cultural and political struggle between youth and authority - still idealized in my head. At the same time, it is a tad over-produced (by Rundgren himself) even as it relies on a simple hook and chord change.

I'd been thinking about this particular song for a while, and yesterday when I went looking for it on YouTube, I found a great cover by the Isley Brothers, who take the song and make a beautiful 1970's soul ballad out of it.

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