Song of the Day, January 10: Swinging From the Chains of Love by Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

BlackieSwingingToday’s song is Swinging From the Chains of Love by Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. The trio of folk and roots-rock Canadian performers Stephen Fearing, Colin Linden, and Tom Wilson, BARK provides an opportunity for the men to blend their talents and stretch their musical horizons collaboratively. This song appears on their stunning third album, BARK, their most cohesive disc.

A song of love gone wrong — in so many ways — it’s a powerful setting for the trio to show off their chops. With a driving beat and a stunning duet vocal by Fearing and Wilson, it’s a highlight from a group with many powerful moments.

And I’m not done with these passionate chains
I’m draggin’ them around town making such a sad sound
You better look out mama ’cause I’m so strung out
Swingin’ from these chains of love

Enjoy this great live version of a wonderful song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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