Song of the day: Stevie Wright – "Hard Road"

June 1, 2013

I don’t know why the chorus of this song just popped into my head, but it did, and I’m absolutely fine with it.

Stevie Wright – “Hard Road” (1974)

“It’s a hard, hard road that I travel / It’s a hard, hard road that I travel…”

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Song of the day: Stevie Wright – "Twenty Dollar Bill"

June 25, 2010

Here’s Stevie Wright with a “Twenty Dollar Bill” (1975):

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It might not be a great song, but I think it has a great beat.

By the way, that beat is one of the reasons this is one of my favourite Paul McCartney songs:

Paul McCartney – “Ballroom Dancing” (1982)

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Fabulous.


Song of the day: Stevie Wright – "Black Eyed Bruiser"

March 17, 2010

Sometimes all you want is a pummelling riff…

Here’s Stevie Wright with “Black Eyed Bruiser” (1975). Crank it up, baby:

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The fool-proof equation:

Easybeats Singer Goes Solo + Vanda/Young Composition + Vanda/Young Production = You Can’t Go Wrong


Song of the day: Stevie Wright – "Evie"

June 6, 2009

Let’s get back to the rock.

Today’s effort is “Evie” by ex-Easybeats singer Stevie Wright.

“Evie” was a monster hit in 1974, reaching #1 in the Australian charts. This isn’t particularly surprising, because it’s excellent. What is surprising is the song’s structure and length – it’s in three parts and lasts 11 minutes. (According to Wikipedia, it’s the only 11-minute song to have ever charted at #1 anywhere in the world.). Parts 1 and 2 were originally released as the A-side, with Part 3 on the B-side.

“Evie” was written and produced by Vanda and Young, that amazingly productive pair of ex-Easybeats who were responsible for virtually every Australian hit single in the Seventies.

So, without further ado, turn up the volume ‘cos it’s time to rawwwk: