Chickenfoot - Different Devil, Chickenfoot III
I'm still enjoying the assembly-line of rock classics played on Planet Rock throughout my marking day, though the musical sushi display is beginning to repeat its specials a little too often. But that's another story.
What I am enjoying is aurally witnessing the current creation of a new AOR classic in the Chickenfoot power-ballad Different Devil. It's a great song of its genre - acoustic intro into solo rock vocal, then thumping drums and bass, rising to the crescendo of harmony vocal and the song's simple but effective hook - yet that treadmill repeat may make it wear thin for this listener if I stick with the playlist suchi bar for too much longer.
However, I do enjoy imagining in years to come this being played with all those layers of likeable listening nostalgia that come from a radio programme having championed such a song at its AOR inception.
re. photo of band: good to see Antony Worral Thompson, second from right, making music rather than making off shiftily from Tesco.....