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Autumn

September 17, 2021

I’m a big fan of the Winter brothers, Johnny and Edgar, and I listened to them both, Johnny probably more than Edgar, a lot when I was growing up. And then came Edgar’s They Only Come Out at Night album which I thought – and still think – is one of the best rock and roll albums ever put out.

(Sorry Rolling Stones fans)

I spent the better part of a year listening to this album weekly. And when I made mix tapes for my good old 8-track player just about everyone song on that album was included.

I loved everything about They Only Come Out at Night except for one song: Autumn. The first reason is because the first line is dumb. “Autumn, the wind blows colder than summer” Well, duh. The second reason is because it was way, way too slow. Not that slow songs are bad, but when the other nine songs on the album are as good as they are and rock as much as they rock, a person (translation: me) doesn’t have time for a song like Autumn.

But then I got older and paid closer attention to the lyrics and got past that (still) dumb first line and started to like Autum.

Here’s to autumn, a pretty cool season (pun not intended). And here’s to Autumn, a pretty cool song after all.

Thanks to eschudel at Ragtag Daily Prompt for bringing this album back to me today.

And yes, I’m listening to the album right now and I’m on Round & Round which is still one of my favorite songs of all time.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 17, 2021 2:52 pm

    Wow. I had this album, too. When I was moving from NJ to FL, I couldn’t afford to spend too much on moving so left my record collection home. My mother was very proud to let me know she had sold all my stuff as she and my dad prepared to sell the house and move to a retirement community. I was devastated. So much good vinyl gone…

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    • September 24, 2021 4:08 pm

      Not only vinyl but the album covers and artwork too. And what’s with the prices of albums? The first album I bought was $3.99. I remember reading “Steal This Book” by Abbie Hoffman and he gave instructions on how to steal albums but I never had the guts to try it. Especially when cassette tapes were so much easier!

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  2. September 17, 2021 3:07 pm

    Have you ever made any synth sounds of your own on the computer ❓

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