October 28, 2011

Roddy Frame aka Aztec Camera - one of the great singer-songwriters.

Heading into some familiar territory tonight. One of the really great (and sadly under-appreciated here in the U.S.) bands from the early 1980's, Aztec Camera centered around the talents of singer-songwriter Roddy Frame, who cranked out an impressive number of hits before the band itself dissolved, leaving Frame to continue as pretty much a solo act from the late 1980's to now.

Still performing and recording (he's on tour right now), Frame scored some memorable hits with classics off his debut lp, High Land - Hard Rain in 1983. Tonight it's one of those hits, Walk Out To Winter.

Hard to imagine it's been almost 30 years since this track first saw the light of day. It still sounds fresh.

Maybe that's what the definition of a Classic really is - the ability to stay fresh almost indefinitely.

Here comes the weekend.

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