Thursday, September 27, 2007
The Modern Folk Quartet- This Could Be the Night
I'm among the thousands of observers of the Phil Spector trial who are stunned today. That takes nothing away from the man's genius. One of the songs I hadn't heard until I bought Back To Mono, the Phil Spector box set, was "This Could Be the Night." It's a brilliant song about frustrated sexual desire. If you choose to listen to it with a dirty mind- as I suspect songwriters Spector and Harry Nilsson intended- it's really filthy. Spector's 1965 wall-of-sound production adds immeasurably to the tension. Incidentally, Amazon is practically giving it away.
Breaking news: Garth Brooks will perform a one-off show November 14 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
Kansas City Click: Texas country-rockers Reckless Kelly are at Knuckleheads tonight.