Jen Kehl at My Skewed View hosts Twisted MixTape Tuesday, a blog hop that’s all about music. The premise is to create a five song mix based on the week’s theme. (You can click on the button above if you’d like to play along).
Here’s Jen’s instructions for today’s topic: If you were going to make a mix for a friend in the SIXTIES what would it contain? This is NOT a best of. This is If You Were You, in the Sixties, and You Were Making A Mix Tape For A Friend (on any topic) What Would It Be?
I can so do this. The first step was narrowing down which genre . Folk? Motown? Beach? Nah, its gotta be my favorite Rock songs (if you couldn’t tell from the title). These are the songs I’d want my 60’s friends and I to be listening to as we chilled out at home with great music, great booze and getting a bit “altered” *ahem*.
1. All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix. This version wins my heart for best overall 60’s song, Best Rock Song of all Time and Best Cover Song (original written and sung by Bob Dylan). I could totally see myself in the 60’s, rocking a dashiki, headband and beads and stoned out of my mind jamming out to this song. Oh wait, that was yesterday.
2. Roadhouse Blues – The Doors. Anyone that saw my blues list from last week can’t be surprised by my second choice. And Jim Morrison *swoons*
3. A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum. That intro is so smooth and mellow. And I’ve spent so long trying to decipher the meaning of the lyrics and just keeping coming back for more.
4. Come Together – The Beatles. This song seemed to be a bit of a departure from their original boy band style. Rougher, tougher and in-tune with what was going on in the late 60s.
5. White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane. Shrooms anyone? Plus Grace Slick’s voice. And you can’t really beat a song that was able to get so many drug references onto mainstream radio.
I’m so glad Jen has opted to spend two weeks on the 60’s and I can’t wait for next week to share more of my favorites from that decade!