Song of the Day #3,026: ‘Dangerous’ – The Doobie Brothers

doobie_brothersThis track, the only hit from The Doobie Brothers’ 1991 album Brotherhood, is an ode to original band member Patrick Simmons’ favorite means of transportation — a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Ten years later, sometime Doobie Brother Michael Hossack was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, thereby proving the accuracy of this song’s title.

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Song of the Day #2,884: ‘What a Fool Believes’ – The Doobie Brothers

doobie_brothersI’ve always been very much against greatest hits collections, put off by the way they cast aside deep tracks just as worthy of attention. I’d rather own the two or three best albums by a given artist than a single collection of their “best” singles.

But I’ve softened on that stance over the years as the digital era made it increasingly easy to buy exactly the songs I want, from artists whose full-length albums might not be the best way to appreciate their work.

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