What bands/artists or otherwise are inspiring you this year? What have you got into recently that might reflect on your output this summer?
I recently had a rush of musical inspiration when I put on Who's Next, an album I've listened to twice in the past, a few weeks ago and felt my soul go into overdrive during "Won't Get Fooled Again". A song I've heard many times but it was different that night. My fuse was lit and for 16 minutes (had to bring back the needle and listen again) I felt a pure happiness and an overwhelming feeling of passion. Mostly because of the drums, but everything else as well. Than I realized the other songs were great to! I have never really gotten all that into The Who, and I've tried before, but now I'm becoming obsessed with them and feeling highly inspired by songs like So Sad About Us, Substitute, The Kids Are Alright etc.
It's the kind of music that makes me feel a burning to create, it gets down to my soul. "So Sad About Us" is the best new to me song I have come across all year. I was up until 3 AM the day I listened to the Quick One album last week because I was so revved up thinking about how amazing this song is and how I have to do something as good myself. Here we have this great song that sounds like other stuff from the day especially The Byrds and Keith Moon turns it into something out of this world with his insane drumming. So perfect.
Thin Lizzy is the other end of this double barrel shotgun that has exploded me into a new wave of musical passion. I was utterly struck when I listened to the Jailbreak album a few weeks ago. My mind was blown by songs like "Angel From The Coast" and "Romeo And The Lonely Girl". I had the record for 9 years and never put it on! I never gave these guys a listen even though diehard Rock fans always talk about them. The Bad Reputation album destroyed me, especially the song "Opium Trail" which is so incredible. I have listened to four albums from them so far and they are super charging me.
Well now I'm revved up just talking about this! Anyway, share the things that are inspiring you lately!