This week’s Spill blog letter challenge asks for an eclectic mix of songs by bands and singers who start with the letters X,Q or Z.
Mike Zito – The Dead Of Night: A top modern bluesmen
Natalia Zukerman – Little Bird: Great guitar; angelic, Raittish voice
Quaker City Night Hawks – Fox in the Hen House: New 70s southern rock
Queen – Keep Yourself Alive: My first stereo record! The guitar going between speakers delaying me learning there were not miniature people inside
Quiet Loner – The First To Fall: aka UK’s Matt Hill. On the funeral of a friend who committed suicide l, from his 2010 five-star thoughtful folk album Spectrology.
Sam Quinn – Suite Motown: Everybodyfields still going strong solo
Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy: No one sounded more like a novelty act and was one.
X – Your Phone’s Off The Hook, But You’re Not: What a debut by a great overall band. Gotta have punk the week the last Ramone dies
XX – : Whatever their sound is, it’s gripping and rousing.
Zaz – Dans Ma Rue: What’s she saying? Je suis un personne ne pas savoir; it sounds a bit naughty and so, so Parisian. *rouges*
Zombies – Tobacco Road: Classic British Invasion cover of John Loudermilk classic
ZZ Top & John Lee Hooker – Boom Boom: A perfect blues rock pairing