* This fantastic artist released his debut album in 1973. His 2nd album truly expanded the folk-rock approach to strains of jazz, among other styles just 8 months later...that same year. With his chief musical lieutenant and keyboard player they created a street-life mosaic of suburban society that owed much in its outlook to Van Morrison's romanticization of Belfast in his album, Astral Weeks. In the final analysis, it is largely considered to be one of the all-time great rock and roll albums.. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the album...
*A quintessential and prolific Americana singer/songwriter throughout his career, he told romantic stories of an already vanished and still disappearing America, its people, landscapes and history. He was a key member of a 3 person group from 1961-1967 and when they broke up...his solo career ensued. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of his earlier group....
*We'll play a song from 1992 that references an object in the title that is quite and notably important to this artist. Whether or not it was purposeful (methinks it probably was), but this object shows up in no less than 28 of the artist's songs. This multi-talented musician played all of the following on the track we'll enjoy...guitar, banjo, piano, pump organ, vibes and of course handled the vocals. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the song...
*This British band toured America in 1971 and actually wrote and recorded this song (a big hit for them) during that tour. They were not well known in the U.S. at the time and the band's leader wanted to change that by coming up with something that would strike to the heart of America. The song is all about sex, but with imagery so comically vague it would be hard for even the most prudish listeners to take offense. As it turns out, the biggest suggestion of the intended theme is in the title. Name the band and extra credit for the song title..
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Fields Of Gold by Sting vs Harvest Moon by Neil Young
1. Bruce Springsteen, The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
2. John Stewart, Kingston Trio
3.Neil Young, Harvest Moon
4. T. Rex, Bang A Gong (Get It On)
Sting won the battle by two votes