This Record of the Week takes another look at the music that inspired me.
I discovered The Beatles late, not until I was fifteen. As I mentioned in the previous ROTW I became a Monkees fan early on by inheriting my sister's records, but she didn't have a Beatles collection.
My Beatles passion can be directly traced back to my mom. One day she brought home this shiny silver album. It was the just-released Beatles compilation Rock and Roll Music and I was hooked. Sure, the cover with all of its fifties imagery is a joke, but the music within is a perfect intro to The Beatles. That album totally rocks. Though I doubt we'll see it again, that is a record that needs to be re-issued.
So, what does this have to do with Blow Away? Not much, other than the fact that those tunes on Rock and Roll Music and the albums I picked up shortly thereafter made George Harrison my favorite Beatle. This single came out when I was in high school and I still have a lot of fond memories associated with it. It was a hit, but just barely, eking into the top 20 on Billboard. Today it's one of George's often overlooked songs, but I encourage you to seek it out, and the album it came from, this is classic George Harrison here and worth a listen.
George Harrison - Blow Away
George Harrison - Soft Hearted Hana
The Blow Away video:
'til there's more George on the radio
Keep the Adventure Alive,