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FlinterFile: Billy Joel- Goodnight Saigon

Billy Joel wrote a political song in 1983. Read the rest of this entry


FlinterFile: The Rolling Stones- Gimme Shelter

This Stones song never was a single, but has become a classic. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Heart- Magic Man


The sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, who formed Heart, released their first top 10 hit in 1976. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Yardbirds- Shapes of Things

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In 1966, the Yardbirds wrote one of their greatest hits. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Stan Ridgway- Camouflage


I probably already told you that I’m busy investigating the link between music and the Vietnam War. Last week, I was just listening to the radio, as happens often when I’m working (or not working, but that doesn’t matter). This song came by and normally I don’t listen closely to the lyrics. This song came in like a rocket. I stopped working and just sat there, staring at my radio, listening to the lyrics. Clearly, it was about Vietnam, since he sang Jungle Wars of ’65. A great eighties song for the research! Enjoy

Stan Ridgway- Camouflage