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Bands of the 1980s: The Call (Michael Been)

Posted by pharland on December 4th, 2007 filed in 1980s, Alternative / Experimental, Band, The, Call, The

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HM0b_M-ToU The first time I heard the band The Call, it was a tape of Modern Romans (1983) that my friend Sue lent to me. The tune you are listening to now, if you pressed play above, is “The walls came down” from that second album (and, yes, that is Garth Hudson, seated, on keyboards). [...]

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U2 collaborations: Robbie Robertson’s “Sweet Fire of Love” (1987)

Posted by pharland on November 21st, 2007 filed in 1980s, Band, The, Dylan, Bob, Lanois, Daniel, U2

Robbie Robertson’s debut solo album of 1987 is significant for several reasons, including his team-up with U2.First of all, the album reflects Robbie Robertson’s first substantial musical contribution since the dissolution of The Band, whose final performance of 1976 was captured in Scorsese’s The Last Waltz. Over ten years had passed, and this length of [...]

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