The Life asked columnist Duff McKagan to give us some music recommendations. Here's what he had to say:
Being in England always jogs my musical memory a bit. Do any of you remember just how good Badfinger
was? Put it this way: Badfinger was the first band that The Beatles
signed to their own Apple Records label. So, yeah, Badfinger impressed the best of the best, and for good reason.
Most of the guys in this band have passed on … and rather tragically in their youth. Fascinating story, really.
"Come And Get It" from "Magic Christian Music" (iTunes | Amazon) -- The truest sense of great rock songwriting (Paul McCartney
wrote this one, after all). Great hook. Great lyrics. As well as instrumentation and vocals.
"Day After Day" from "Straight Up" (iTunes | Amazon) This is a song that you have heard a million times, and always probably wondered who did it.
"Baby Blue" from "Straight Up" -- Every song these guys wrote was a radio hit. But you can tell, that these guys wrote songs for themselves first, and the fact that they were "hit" songs, just spoke to the fact of what a common chord they struck throughout the rest of the world out there. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/thelife/music/news/story?id=7206545