Saturday, June 14, 2008

Advice: Be Yourself



Graham Nash: Be Yourself

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From Nash's first solo album Songs For Beginners. The song was co-written by Terry Reid. The advice is in the chorus which sounds a little cheesy listening to some thirty years later but cheesy in a good way. The album is pretty mellow and introspective but also very good in my opinion. I believe Nash's manager heard the songs he was working on at the time and asked him if he was trying to put people to sleep which Nash took offense to. One of the tracks is actually called Sleep Song. He would later ad a few more uptempo tracks most notably the song Chicago which helped put the album in the top 20 on the charts at the time.

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1 comments:

Matt said...

Hi John,
Thanks for the advice, and welcome to The Machine!