Sunday, September 13, 2020

Forever In Blue Jeans



  1. Hmmm. I'm sorta conflicted on this one. I will admit - however uncool this may make me - to being a Diamond fan. And I have seen him 2-3 times (TCC: 1976-7?; Reunion Arena: Sometimes in the '80s).

    This song isn't intrinsically a bad one, only made so when it's turned into a 10-minute audience sing-along.

    Of late, in preparation for bike rides in the cooler weather, I've been ripping my CD collection to MP3 format for my handlebar-mounted BT speaker. While I cherry pick tracks that go onto the shuffle-playlist, I will download Hot August Night in its entirety - it is, in my estimable judgment, one of the finest concert recordings, of any genre, made. In those shows he was absolutely at the top of his game.

  2. One of the great performances on HAN, as well as Holly Holy, Crunchy Granola Suite, Brother Love's...Show, and Done Too Soon. A few years ago, well after Algore invented the internets, I undertook to research several individuals from that song, with whom I was not familiar: Rousseau, Aleichem, Chessman.

    One curious omission from HAN is Kentucky Woman, which, one supposes can be forgiven, as Gold - recorded at the at the Troubador, has an excellent version (better than the original single release, IMO). I prefer ND's version to the Paice, Lord, & Blackmore version, although it's OK.

  3. Jimmystartled@gmail.comSeptember 19, 2020 at 12:24 PM

    There is only one Neil Diamond, but I'm pretty sure there are dozens of bitches rapping about social justice and racism.