The Masters’ Apprentices — Wars or Hands of Time. I’ve loved this one since the first time I heard it, not least because of the tight, almost closed feel of the drum fills (probably just high-hat sizzle, but still a cool sound.)
King Crimson — Elephant Talk. This is a live version from the ABC series Fridays, which I watched because they showed edgier bands than SNL in the early 80s, and because I lusted after Melanie Chartoff.
Blue Oyster Cult — Joan Crawford. Simultaneously sinister and goofy, thanks to the songwriting of the late, great David Roter. I’ve seen these guys numerous times over the years, and they’re still the thinking person’s hard rock band as far as I’m concerned. No wire hangers!
And since we’ve slipped into an 80s vibe here…
Devo — Uncontrollable Urge. Another one from Fridays, though the song is older.
Marillion — Kayleigh. Another group I’ve seen several times, this was the song that turned me onto them, and I was delighted to discover how progressive they were when I bought the album. A stalwart of my undergrad years.
Hope your weekend is going well.