Paul McCartney is one of the most gifted musicians to have graced our planet in the last 100 years. His music has been diverse, inspirational, humane and uplifting. He continues to make great music in both pop/rock and classical genres.
My favourite McCartney song is of course BlackBird and my favourite McCartney album is Flaming Pie – which I feel captures him in his relationship with Linda and life just perfectly !
The Presidents of the United States of America were an Seattle threesome – Christopher Ballew, Jason Finn and Dave Dederer (Andrew McKeag replaced Dave in 2005) who formed in 1993. The Presidents of the United States of America were one of the coolest bands on the planet in their hey day ! I think their first album was the best but all their albums have something special. PUSA band members have each pursued their own side projects and those are well worth exploring as well. PUSA arose out of Grunge scene and ironically, were a wonderful antidote to Grunge.
One of my favourite bands from the early-mid 90’s was the Crash Test Dummies. There was so much to like about this unique Canadian rock band !
Kari Rueslåtten has a beautiful and exquisite voice and is a brilliant song writer !