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The Walls Came Down

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 09/22/2012 - 02:50


With the exception of one Christmas party, I've never done a mix tape that didn't include The Call's The Walls Came Down immediately next to ... usually leading ... Life During Wartime by Talking Heads.

Having posted Life During Wartime last week, I see no good reason to break with tradition.

Because I think it's far more likely that you have seen the promotional video for any given popular song somewhere else already, I mostly go for live performances when posting music around here.  And while there are some real interesting vids of the Call performing The Walls Came Down live, I'm making an exception to that rule here only because none of them include my all time favorite little keyboard break within what is one of my very favorite arrangements in general as Garth Hudson of The Band worked with The Call in the studio, but to my knowledge, never toured with them.

To my way of thinking one of the more underrated bands of all time, this is Michael Been on vocals and guitar, Tom Ferrier on guitar, Greg Freeman on the bass, Scott Musick playing drums, and Garth Hudson on keyboards.  I think that's Jim Goodwin standing off to the side playing what appears to be an old Vox, reverse key organ.

The Call.

The Walls Came Down.



To quote Michael Been.