My humble homage to songs & artists that have inspired me along the way. 'Songs Borrowed Vol#1' to be followed by a second installment in due course!
Originally featured on Ron Sexsmith's 1997 release 'Other Songs', I was actually drawn to this song by a bootleg live version. These are lyrics I only wish I could have written.
A little ditty made available on the Deluxe Edition of the 'The Sophtware Slump'. Original album released in 2000 but re-issued with this track and others in 2011. I think Jason Lyttle sings it with more irony than I can muster, it remains a very wry take on life on the West Coast.
Covered by Saint Etienne and Stephen Stills amongst others, this is a classic from Neil Young's second solo album 'After The Gold Rush' released in 1970.
It isn't quite the same feeling of female empowerment and independence coming from my lungs, it is however a truly great song that I had to try. Available on the double album 'Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind'.
The Shangri-LA, the final haven of an Englishman, from the acclaimed 1969 Kinks concept album 'Arthur'. It was between this and 'Australia' and there were far less guitar solo's to learn on this one.