Song of the day: Richard Clapton – "I Am An Island"

September 22, 2010

Here’s songwriter Richard Clapton with one of his rockier numbers:

Richard Clapton – “I Am An Island” (1982)


I love the drumming on that track, as well as the whole rhythm section – it sure has some oomph. I like oomph.

Richard Clapton official website

Song of the day: Richard Clapton – "Girls On The Avenue"

June 29, 2009

If you’re hearing this song for the first time, you’re in for a treat. It’s the superb “Girls On The Avenue” (1975) by Richard Clapton, one of Australia’s finest songwriters. I love, love, love this song:

If you find “Girls On The Avenue” too wussy (rhymes with “pussy”), try “I Am An Island” (1982) – and turn it up: