Friday, October 12, 2007

After getting a letter from Hoplophobes-R-Us, it is time for something to lighten the mood; so I've loaded a playlist with ladies of rock; I don't know how familiar everyone is with them, but here is the first ten of the list:

"Holding Our for a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler
"Sometimes It's a Bitch" by Stevie Nicks
"I Only Want to Be With You" by Dusty Springfield
"Kiss Me Deadly" by Lita Ford
"Summertime" by Janis Joplin & Her Kozmic Blues Band
"Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
"Promises in the Dark" by Pat Benatar
"As Tears Go By" by Marianne Faithfull
"Both Sides Now" by Judy Collins
"What's Love Got to Do With It" by Tina Turner

Any thoughts, observations, or opinions on this group?

9 comments:

AlanDP said...

I have the "Faster than the Speed of Night" album by Bonnie Tyler. Originally purchased on vinyl, later bought the CD at a used CD store.

I have several Stevie Nicks albums, but that song isn't on any of them. I don't think I've ever heard it. My favorite song of hers is "Enchanted."

"Bette Davis Eyes" is a song I downloaded way back when dling songs was easy (probably with KaZaa). Reminds me of high school.

I also have a couple of Pat Benatar songs downloaded the same way, but not that one. Of course, Benatar also reminds me of high school.

skywriter said...

What about love. Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart).

Ambulance Driver said...

Good list, but you missed Heart, and Joan Jett.

BobG said...

Scully and AD -
Heart is also on the list; they just came up later on the shuffle. I have everything they have ever done, some of it in vinyl.
Alan -
I have quite a bit of Stevie and Fleetwood Mac; "Sometimes It's a Bitch" has great lyrics, and she does them well, even though she didn't write it.

JDP said...

How could you leave out Linda Ronstadt?

JDP

BobG said...

JDP-
Silver Threads and Golden Needles was also in the full playlist.:-)

Debbie said...

Good list, and yes "Silver Threads and Golden Needles" is a good one too. So much better than some of the more recent music.

Sir Philip Johnston-Higham said...

Bob, just how do you construe "As Tears Go By" as cheerful?

BobG said...

I always enjoyed hearing Marianne Faithful sing. About half of those songs are sad, listening to content. What cheers me up is hearing the ladies sing; there aren't too many these days who have the talent of some of those in the list. Janis, for instance, had character and feeling; her voice sounded like the morning after too much whiskey and cigarettes, but she had style.