Friday, 19 May 2017
SethSwirsky seems to be a man that all the things - in this case songs - turn to gold. In the purest sense of the word. This guy wrote more songs who reached the Billboard Top 40 charts and in many countries all over the world the upper places f the charts that ten fingers aren't enough for counting all these songs. Maybe his biggest success were the hit songs for Taylor Dayne in 1988 i think. Howoever this guy is GIFTED with the things he do in music business. The album Instant pleasure is his first solo album and provide real fine Power Pop. Later he made two further solo albums. Watercolor Day in 2010 and 2016 Circles And Squares. All are wonderful Power Pop efforts. This guy seems to do only one thing in 24 hours a day and that's making music. I could count more and more things but for now only this. I will post The Red Button albums in the next dfays here. It's a collaboration with Mike Ruekberg and together they released two albums. First in 2007 and the second in 2011. Also very cool stuff.
Enjoy Instant Pleasure
Cheers Frank Flac part1 & Flac part2 - mp3@320
Despite, or perhaps because of, his success with America, Beckley did not release any proper solo material until 1995's Van Go Gan. A cheeky conflation of the names of painters Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, the album featured Beckley backed by a bevy of longtime friends and collaborators, including Bunnell, trumpeter Mark Isham, the Eagles' Timothy B. Schmit, and others. The album was followed by the companion remix album Go Man Go. Away from America, Beckley next delivered 2000's Like a Brother, his collaboration with Chicago singer/keyboardist Robert Lamm and the Beach Boys' Carl Wilson, who died from lung cancer after completing the album in 1998. The album featured a mix of originals from each member, as well as a cover of Harry Nilsson's "Without Her."
In 2006, Beckley returned with his third solo album, Horizontal Fall. A year later, he was back with Bunnell for the America album Here & Now, which featured production from Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha. The compilation album Happy Hour appeared in 2009. Two years later, Beckley was back to his solo work with the studio album Unfortunate Casino. Also in 2011, he paired with Bunnell for another America album, Back Pages, which included guest appearances from Mark Knopfler and Van Dyke Parks. America's 18th studio album, Lost and Found, followed in 2013. In 2016, Beckley released his fourth full-length solo album, Carousel, featuring "No Way I'm Gonna Lose You," a collaboration with Semisonic's Dan Wilson.
Some people here asked me for more from Gerry Beckley after i posted two albums by him. Van Go Gan is his first solo effort and it is really a great american Pop album and i hope you will enjoy.
Frank Flac part1 & Flac part2 - mp3@320
Good evening, Good day or Good morning Folks. I am a little late but here are the promised mp3 links for the Popsike/British Psychedelia small 4 part series. You will find the links in the posts of the different volumes.