This Sunday's post flows altogether organically from last Sunday's post. Sorta-kinda. If you look at it sideways. And squint.
Last Sunday's post was dedicated to OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, who performed the title song to the movie "Xanadu" with ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA aka ELO. And that's pretty much it. The connection. The organic flow from that week to this. Sorta-kinda.
As a kid, I loved these guys for their slick production(s), elaborate orchestration(s), and magpie-pop sensibilities. '70s prog rock and disco... '60s Britpop... '50s Americana rock 'n' roll... late-Romantic classical... JEFF LYNNE & Co. were shameless in their appropriations. Of course, that was a big part of the reason they were ridiculed and reviled by many of the more straightforward and... uh... "organic" rockers of their day.
But so be it. In a pinch, I'd probably rather listen to ELO and QUEEN than LED ZEPPELIN and '70s-era ROLLING STONES anyway.
Uh... "most of the time," that is.
[MP3] "Do Ya" 
[MP3] "Turn to Stone" 
[MP3] "Sweet Talkin' Woman" 
[MP3] "Don't Bring Me Down" 
[MP3] "Calling America" 
[MP3] "So Serious"