Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Jeff Beck "20 Flight Rock"

Most nostaglia is a willful lie, no doubt.

Or at least the edges of a memory getting fuzzed out.

Any time someone goes on and on about the innocence of the 50s, of Eisenhower's America, of a gentler time, well, just play them this song.

"I'm too tired to rock." Right. Too tired to Rock.

And though this song is credited to a "Ned Fairchild," note that Ned was actually Nelda Fairchild. Yes, a woman wrote this ode to knocking boots on the top floor (or being too tired to do it).

Innocent, my ass.

The version in the video is Jeff Beck, performing with Brian Setzer in a tribute to Les Paul. Beck's record "Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul" is up for the Best Rock Album Grammy this Sunday. mvyradio will cover the Grammys live on our Twitter feed.

mvyradio's Winter Wishlist Auction ends tonight (2/8) at 8pm ET. Up for grabs is a guitar, autographed by Les Paul himself.

Hear the song on Youtube.

See the trailer on Youtube.

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