Tuesday, January 5, 2010

TVD | We Could Be Heroes

A few weeks back we posted the trailer for the new Runaways movie which had me thinking about Joan Jett ultimately. Odd that she's become a hero of sorts - although she's eminently worthy. She just seems to be a bit of a contemporary in a sense which took me back for a sec.

I started to extrapolate a bit. Why, if this was the case...who would my musical 'heroes' be? Although I'm not prone to hero worship...the mental trail I went down was a bit enlightening and dispiriting all at once. They were all dead.

Lennon, Marley, Bolan, Lynott, Nilsson, Hendrix, Bonham, Moon, Borland, Mercury... "All dead/all dead..."


So, I thought this week to kick off the new year and the new decade, we'd begin with a reminder that there are more than a few hero-worthy types out there one could grab a beer with. If you could get so lucky.


Right - he was a Beatle so he's garnered a bust in the Hall of All Time Greats. But hell, we'd have so much to talk about (Or, I would...) and not just the obvious stuff either.

The sessions beyond the Beatles he played on. LA in the 70's with the aforementioned Lennon, Nilsson, Alice Cooper, Mickey Dolenz. Hanging with Bolan. His 70's singles which I think were damn great with great acknowledgement of George's contributions.

He was just there, man. Through it all.

So Ringo - get in touch please? I'm buying. Ok, thanks.

The Beatles - I Wanna Be Your Man ['Live at the BBC' Version] (Mp3)
The Beatles - Boys ['Anthology One' Version] (Mp3)
Ringo Starr - It Don't Come Easy (Mp3)
Ringo Starr - Back Off Boogaloo (Mp3)
Ringo Starr - You're Sixteen (Mp3)

1 comment:

Uncle E said...

Like the way you worked an obscure Queen lyric into your post. And I am in total agreement on Ringo's underrated status in the 70's. Spot on.