Carrying on from my previous post, here are some other rock songs which deal with the issue of the deaths of close friends/contemporaries and the passing way of close family members.
Will begin with two songs from recent albums by Kevin Hewick, which included fine tributes to close associates of his like Tony Wilson of Factory fame and that much under-rated songwriter, Jackie Leven.
The first is ‘Fac501’:
A sample can be heard here at https://pro.beatport.com/track/fac-501-original-mix/3488421
Next up is ‘A Young Man’s Dream of Revolution’ from his excellent Heat of Molten Diamonds cd:
That album also features the excellent song, ‘Elegy For Jackie Leven’, but there doesn’t seem to be even a sample of it available on the net.
To conclude this post, here are some of my favourite songs dealing directly with the death of a parent.
Will begin with Lucy Kaplansky’s beautiful song about her dad:
and follow it with Guy Clark’s beautifully crafted song about his father, ‘The Randal Knife – another song which proves his mastery of the ‘story’ song;
Will conclude for today with Johnny Duhan’s superb, ‘The River Returning”;
A sample can be heard here at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GOAPI8/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp