Are you ready to turn Monday into Funday? Well, The Nest has just the music to make you want to get up and play! This is the day we dig through the chopped up tires to find another lost hit that got burned going down life’s hot metal slide from that musical carousel of olde tyme fun we like to call the Dusty Vinyl Archive! DJ Scratchy’s your playground monitor today, so don’t think about trying to ride the swings over the bars. While the Sponkies have fun on the teeter totter. Yes, the teeter totter…. this post is totally old school!
In a recent edition of Share Your World, I mentioned that the headliner at the only real concert I ever attended was that lost legend of folk rock, one Mr. Dan Fogelberg. It turns out Fogelberg was born in Peoria, Illinois, only about 150 miles north of where I live, which may be why I recall him opening the concert by saying it was “good to be back in St. Louis.”
While reminiscing on that concert that at 8 years of age I can barely recall, I was also kind of amazed I’d never featured one of Dan’s many great songs on the DVA yet. The guy is almost criminally overlooked and forgotten about when it comes to oldies radio today, pretty much making his entire catalogue ripe for Dusty Vinyl picking. I’m finally going to see that Fogelberg gets his due on The Nest, though picking a song to represent him is going to be hard. The guy was a soft rock god…
I decided to showcase Fogelberg’s very first Top 40 hit, and barely getting that distinction by peaking at #31 in 1975… but it’s easily one of his most up-tempo and fun songs!
“Part of the Plan” came from Dan Fogelberg’s breakthrough album Souvenirs, which was produced by Joe Walsh, who also played the guitar solo during “Plan’s” instrumental break! That makes two DVA songs Walsh contributed his mad guitar skills to in the last month! You may also pick out Graham Nash’s vocals on the harmony during the chorus. Dan had a lot of star power helping him get his career off the ground!
Come back for another lost hit from the leader of the band next Monday!