Robert Palmer – Mercy Mercy Me [Marvin Gaye’s Cover] / I Want You

1990’s Don’t Explain lp finds Robert Palmer in an ambitious mood, attempting to highlight both his love of world music and jazz standards on an album featuring trademark hard rock. Essentially, this 18 song collection comes across like three separate mini albums, lacking a sense of cohesiveness when played as a whole, a jarring juxtoposition of divergent musical styles instead of one record. However, there are plenty of gems among the 18 tracks featured. Palmer showcases his love for African influenced melodies with the uptempo “Housework”, complete with clever humorous lyrics, and does a credible reggae version of Bob Dylan’s “I’ll Be Your Babt Tonight” with help from UB40 believe it or not. Actually, that song was a major hit single in the UK!! The first third of the album is dominated by the rock material, especially on the fast paced guitar driven metal songs “You’re Mother Should Have Told You” and “Can’t Get Enough Of A Good Thing”. The highlight is a rock power ballad version of Otis Redding’s “Dreams To Remember” where Palmer has to flex some vocal muscle and invoke some soul not present in the faster paced rock songs. “You’re Amazing” is a pleasant rocker (and a Top 40 US Hit Single), milder than the previous mentioned songs and similair to the singer’s 1988 hit “Simply Irresistible”, although not as good. The last third of this set sees the singer in full romance mode, alternating between inspired original compositions such as “Aeroplane” and “Not A Word” and
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AC/DC- long way to the top if you want to rock n roll lyrics

AC/DC long way to the top Ridin’ down the highway Goin’ to a show Stop in all the by-ways Playin’ rock ‘n’ roll Gettin’ robbed Gettin’ stoned Gettin’ beat up Broken boned Gettin’ had Gettin’ took I tell you folks It’s harder than it looks It’s a long way to the top If you wanna rock ‘n’ roll It’s a long way to the top If you wanna rock ‘n’ roll If you think it’s easy doin’ one night stands Try playin’ in a rock roll band It’s a long way to the top If you wanna rock ‘n’ roll Hotel, motel Make you wanna cry Lady do the hard sell Know the reason why Gettin’ old Gettin’ grey Gettin’ ripped off Under-paid Gettin’ sold Second hand That’s how it goes Playin’ in a band It’s a long way to the top If you wanna rock ‘n’ roll It’s a long way to the top If you wanna rock ‘n’ roll If you wanna be a star of stage and screen Look out it’s rough and mean It’s a long way to the top If you wanna rock ‘n’ roll Lineup: Bon Scott-Lead Vocals/Bagpipes Angus Young-Lead Guitar Malcolm Young-Rhythm Guitar Mark Evans-Bass Guitar Phil Rudd-Drums
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