Monday, June 1, 2009

i can't explain

you know when you hear part of a song that you heard years and years ago, but you don't know what it's called or who it's by ? you don't know any of the lyrics, so you are forced to wrack your brain for anywhere you might have heard it ? you search far and wide for the elusive name of the song, which you may stumble across by a stroke of luck, or never hear again ?

that totally just happened with the song baba o'riley by the who. i was listening to a friend of a friend's mixtape, and i heard a snippet of a song that sounded very familiar. i had only the synth portion at the beginning to go by while trying to find it. thankfully i managed to figure it out after searching for about fifteen minutes. turns out i first heard the song when i was 9 or 10, in the trailer for a bug's life back when vhs tapes had previews at the beginning. who knew ?


bobb said...

I've had that happen a bunch of times. it's great when you FINALLY know what the song is after years of wondering.

Baba O'Riley" is a great song, from "Who's Next", which is a really good album. The LP you have pictured here is my favorite Who record. There's actually a terrific acapella cover version of the entire "Who Sell Out" album by Petra Hayden.