What’s Stuck In My Head – 23 September

I really don’t want to post this song, but it’s been stuck in my head now for 2 days. The title is misleading, as is the chorus, which is why I am reluctant to post.

But the verses are very positive. Of course, nobody knows the verses, just the chorus. It the way of pop music since, well, since there was pop music. It’s called “the hook”. It draws the listener in and keeps them there (hopefully).

But take the chorus on it’s own and it sounds like a lament;

I’ve had enough bad love
I need something I can be proud of
I’ve had enough bad love
No more bad love

Bad Love ~ Eric Clapton

Geez – how depressing! Good thing the verses tell the true story.

The recording is very star studded. From the Wiki page;

Bad Love” is a rock song recorded by the British rock musician Eric Clapton, who co-wrote it with Foreigner‘s lead guitarist Mick Jones. The track was released as the third single from Eric Clapton’s 1989 studio album Journeyman on March 10, 1990 for Reprise Records a sublabel of the Warner Music Group company.
The rock composition also features rock music drummer Phil Collins, who plays drums and sings harmony background vocals on the recording, which was produced by, then, Clapton’s long-time partner Russ Titelman. At the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards, Clapton won an award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male. The single release reached various international single music charts and sold a total of 250,000 copies worldwide. A music video was released in 1989 to accompany the single release.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Love_(Eric_Clapton_song)

So I guess it’s not a bad song to have stuck after all. As long as I can get the hook out of my head and replace it with the much more joyful verses. Enjoy!

Love the cigarette in the head stock. Dave Mason did it, and even I did it once. Somewhere is a picture of me playing my brother’s Fender 12-string acoustic with a cigarette I stole from my dad stuck in the head stock.

Peace,
B

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