Thursday, January 28, 2010

Song of the Week (Roxy Music - Jealous Guy)

OK...personally, I'm not a Blogger. I've probably read about 2 blogs in my life. Also, this post will no longer make sense after I post my old SOTWs, however for those of you who have been in this from the beginning...fair warning. Now that I've qualified this biz...I hope all of you will join me in exploring the blog-dacious blogosphere. This guy knows what I'm talkin' about!

Without further ado, I present to you the first blog entry of Song of the Week.

Back in the late 70s and 80s there were a ton of sweet bands. Can we all agree on that? 60s Purists will argue that the 70s was the death of Rock. 70s Purists will argue the same thing. I would argue that good music happens everyday (except in the recording studio of Big and Rich). When most people think of Brit rock, they think of the Stones, Beatles, Bowie, etc. One of the unsung heroes of the Mod/Glam movement back in the 70s/80s was a band by the name of Roxy Music. I'll be honest...3 years ago, I had never heard of these guys. But you cannot question the dominance of this band. People in the UK f'ing worship Bryan Ferry and another young Synth-genius named Brian Eno, who all but invented modern electronica. Well, these guys teamed up to create some pretty serious jams. Jealous Guy is one such jam.

At first run through, one should notice all of the necessary elements for a successful 80s song:
Guitar solo - Check
Saxophone solo - Check
Serious facial expression - Check
Awesome clothes (notice the skinny ties) - Check
Freestyle whistle solo - Hold the f'ing phone! Whistle solo?! That is some next level sh!t! Bernie Lomax himself could not pull this off. But Bryan Ferry on the other hand, effortlessly rattles off the most baller whistle solo of all time.

I've touched on this before, but why were girls in the 80s so difficult to deal with? I mean, it's not like guys weren't sensitive. In this song, Bryan Ferry goes on to apologize to his minx of a girlfriend who was obviously catting around. Maybe he wouldn't act so jealous if you weren't all over every dude wearing makeup with a motorcycle!...SERIOUSLY! (that's my interpretation of Bryan Ferry's girlfriend's voice of reason). this one goes out to all the Jealous Guys / Gals out there...a word of advice: chill're making a scene!

Oh yeah...John Lennon wrote this...including the whistle (Thanks John).

Hope you Dig,