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(Love Me Like Music) I'll Be Your Song - Heart

Heart may now been lauded by some as the queens of heavy rock, but when they started out in 1975 their direction was uncertain. Their debut album "Dreamboat Annie" was a mixture of country, folk, folk rock and the heavier stuff. After the rockier "Crazy on Me" and "Magic Man", both lifted from the album, had become US hits their destiny and future direction was clear.

"(Love Me Like Music) I'll Be Your Song" is a folk rock offering from the same album. If you ignore the naff song title, it's pure Poco, even down to the Richie Furay / Paul Cotton style vocals, the intro, the minor chords and the harmonies, but none the worse for that. It's a great example of what could have been and the different directions creativity may take you when you are at a fork in the road.

Heart went on to great things, the Wilson sisters following in the footsteps of leading rock women like Janis Joplin and Grace Slick, and, along with Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks, paving the way for women who had genuine ownership of their material, and were not just there as singers in the band, whether lead or backing. These are some tough cookies too, sacking their former partners from their roles in the band (one was the manager) before embarking on their most successful period in the mid eighties, and only last year warning Donald Trump not to use their songs at Republican rallies.....or else.


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