Songs from the Vault - 9/21/2008
First - geez, Barry, you can do so many different types of music (I've had "The Night That Tito Played" on the brain for a couple of weeks now) and incorporate different styles into straightforward pop, let's hear more of it! This one is in the same vein as "Some Kind of Friend" but the melody (as he says in his notes) is much darker. MMMmmmmmmmmmm.........
Second - the timing on this song was eerie.
Here's an excerpt from Barry's notes from the page:
"Friend of the Devil" is very far away from the feel-good songs I'd been
recording. Adrienne Anderson's lyric is angry and outraged. My
melody represents the ups and downs of being betrayed.
Just a few days ago I blogged on a recent event where my family and I felt betrayed by someone we didn't think was capable of it, and in a way we dared not imagine. Yes, the visual of Lucifer falling crossed our minds.
"Golddigger" was my previous favorite of the Vault songs, this one has replaced it. The lyrics are perfect - hey, how about putting those up in a frame on the Vault page? (Someone tell me if it's kosher to transcribe them here....? Please?)
If this song were available as a special on iTunes, I'd buy it in a shot, no kidding.
Muchos gracias to B & TPTB - this one is really great and (for me) the timing was perfect.