Monday, October 13, 2008
Jeff's Jukebox: D-2
D-2: "Mercury Blues," David Lindley
Let's start the week on an upbeat note. El-Rayo X, the debut album by genius instrumentalist David Lindley (Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills and Nash, others) was in heavy rotation on the 2nd floor of Cheney Hall at UC Berkeley in the spring of 1982. The album belonged to Eric, and it was a surprising choice given his normal musical tastes - Brian Eno, Talking Heads, Psychedelic Furs...but it had a groove that was inescapable, and this song made the perfect party song, especially after a couple of beers.