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#329: Shoot Out the Lights by Richard and Linda Thompson

7.28.2011


Shoot Out the Lights by Richard and Linda Thompson (1982)

Favorite Track(s): "Walking On A Wire" and "Just the Motion" and "Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed?"

Thoughts: (Pre-Listening) So, I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight was sooooo low on the list (#471!) for how amazing it is. So Shoot Out the Lights must be terrific and will blow my mind. The title is sad though, considering the other title's name. Apparently this was the couple's last album together, and their best-selling.

(Post-Listening) Hmm. Linda's songs (with her vocals, I mean) got my attention, but I just sort of breezed throughout the rest of the album, unmoved. Maybe I just prefer 70s music to 80s, so it makes sense that I would have responded to their 1974 album more than one from 1982?

Also, in "The Wall of Death" when they were singing let me take my chances on the wall of death I thought they were singing let me take my chances on the water bed and that made me chuckle.

Is This Better Than A Hard Day's Night?: Sorry, guys, but I was unimpressed. Give me I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight every time.


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