Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sunday Music: Gold

John Stewart, California kid and once 1/3 of the Kingston Trio, had a solo career in which he recorded more than 600 songs and released 48 albums, and even wrote the Monkee's last #1 hit "Daydream Believer".

This track was the pinnacle of Stewart's solo success at #5 on the charts, as the first cut on his 1979 album Bombs Away Dream Babies, also the peak album of his solo career. He got a little help on this one, with Lindsey Buckingham co-producing it and playing guitar, and with some killer background vocals from one of Buckingham's friends. 


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Nori said...

Wikidiki sez Stewart did’nt care for this song much.
First heard him on the radio with “Mother Country”.
“Whatever happened to those faces in the old photographs?
I mean,the little boys
Boys,Hell,they were men,
Who stood knee deep in the Johnstown mud
In the time of that terrible flood
And they listened to the water,that awful noise
And then they put away the dreams that belonged to little boys”

RandyGC said...

I think the first time I heard this song was playing it during my stint as a DJ on the campus radio station.

Another good one Aesop

Bezzle said...

This song should be considered an honorary inclusion within the Fleetwood Mac discography.

Cliffdweller said...

I had completely forgotten that GREAT song. Gonna check out more Stewart cuts. Thanks!