Baxter’s Attic

Baxter’s Attic, Steely Dan “Bodhisattva”
This morning in the Attic a classic from Steely Dan's "Countdown to Ecstasy" album released in 1973.  "Bodhisattva" is kind of a tongue in cheek song about how the West simplifies Eastern religion.  Bodhisattva is a human that has reached an enlight…
Baxter’s Attic, REO Speedwagon “157 Riverside Ave”
In the Attic this morning, one of the most rocking songs Reo ever did.  After this album, their debut, they seemed to move into the ballad thing.  157 Riverside Ave was the Connecticut address the band stayed at while recording their debut album...
Baxter’s Attic, Black Sabbath “Sweet Leaf”
In the Attic this morning, Black Sabbath's marijuana anthem "Sweet Leaf".  Written by the entire band, "Sweet Leaf" got its name from an Irish cigarette slogan.  The band thought that would be a good name for marijuana.  This video is pret…
Baxter’s Attic The Kinks “Destroyer”
This morning in the Attic we chose a song from a band that had more influence on punk rock than any other.  The Kinks were the first with the 3 cord punk rock sound.  The song "Destroyer" is actually a sequel to "Lola".  The subject of the song is b…
Baxter’s Attic Gerry Rafferty “Baker Street”
In the Attic this morning a song by former Stealer's Wheel member, Gerry Rafferty.  "Baker Street is about a guy who dreams of owning a house and having a life away from his neighborhood, not realizing that his drinking is holding him where he is...
Baxter’s Attic Amboy Dukes “Journey to the Center of the Mind”
In the Attic this morning we did a song that was the only hit for the Amboy Dukes.  Amboy Dukes was founded by Ted Nugent.  It's a song about hallucinogenic drugs which were a big thing in 1968.  Ted Nugent, who has always been anti any drug, claimed he had no idea what the song …
Baxter’s Attic, Jackson Browne “Redneck Friend”
Jackson Browne wrote this song about his alter ego.  It's about his wilder, more exciting alter ego he needed to keep up with his wild girlfriend.  Elton john played keyboards on this recording but because he had no work visa yet for the U...
Baxter’s Attic, The Doors “Crystal Ship”
Nice recommendation for the Attic this morning. "Crystal Ship" from The Doors was originally a poem written by Jim Morrison.  Many speculate the song was about drugs but it was actually written about a girlfriend Morrison broke up with in 1965 and never really got over her...

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