Monday, August 11, 2008

home on the range: the way it is



bread line after the 1937 louisville flood. photograph by margaret bourke-white.

Forget Tupac Shakur's shameless (as ever) cash-in. This original slice
of FM AOR from 1986 is a lot more beguiling than Virginia born pianist, Bruce Hornsby - one time musician with the Grateful Dead - had any credible right to expect.



welfare line, 1975. photograph from "the new york times".


If you're in any way determined to purchase a copy, go buy this one.
Do your level best to ensure Marion "Suge" Knight doesn't get a dime.

BRUCE HORNSBY & THE RANGE: THE WAY IT IS from "The Way It Is" LP (RCA) 1986 (US)

THE WAY IT IS

2 comments:

Any major dude with half a heart said...

Love Hornsby. Though you could've used a bit of Curtis Mayfield to soundtrack that stunning Depression pic. Or is that just me being a bit too obvious?

ib said...

Nah, not too obvious. Curtis would've been great with the pic, as would a couple of others I can think of. Trouble is, the song came first then I had to source the pic... It was that line from Hornsby, "Standing in the Welfare Line..." that clinched it, of course. The Depression pic was just too good to skip on, and I'm way to impulsive to sit on it for a rainy day!

Bless you for the comment, AMD. I was beginning to feel suspiciously like somebody screaming from a soundproofed cell...