Monday, September 25, 2023

Rock 'n' Roll Stories • Volume I • Daisy Jones & The Six

Every year it seems there is a new big screen movie, small screen drama, or documentary about a music artist and/or band, in biographical or fictional form.

This year on Amazon Prime, I just finished a ten part mini-drama about a fictional rock 'n' roll band called, Daisy Jones & The Six. It's been out since March, but maybe like me, you've been holding out on this one, in the constant search for a great new series on TV. 

Well, after months of my skipping around, I landed on Daisy Jones & The Six, and finished it in a week. I give it good marks for the effort to make original rock 'n' roll in 2023. Hey, it's not Almost Famous, but it's got me writing about it as you will see the obvious comparisons to the Stevie Nicks/Lindsey Buckingham Fleetwood Mac. You'll see the often chronicled journey of a lot of struggling rock 'n' roll bands just starting out, the rise, the drugs, the sex, and then the fall. 

Band infighting is a big part of rock 'n' roll history and Daisy Jones & The Six excels at that. It got me thinking of several famous band fights, particularly between Glenn Frey and Don Felder of the Eagles.

The playlist this week was fun to put together. I start with the title music to Daisy Jones & The Six which is Patti Smith's, Dancing Barefoot.  I then feature a couple of the series' most obvious Fleetwood Mac-like songs, Let Me Down Easy and Aurora. Then I switch gears and give you a little hodge-podge of rock 'n' roll movie and TV clips including, "Davy Jones & The Three" (sorry, just couldn't resist that one).

Hey, I started a new blog series here! I even added a second playlist of the Daisy Jones & The Six album from Atlantic Records.

Enjoy the playlists my friends.


Daisy Jones & The Six Soundtrack

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