So Courtney Love said something (typically) stupid about Bruce Springsteen recently, lamely asserting that “saxophones just don’t belong in rock’n’roll” (as if she’s some sort of expert). I honestly don’t give that much of a rolling rat fuck about Courtney Love *OR* Springsteen, but make a ridiculous blanket statement about the legitimacy of a musical instrument, and you have my attention.
In any case, I brought the news item to the attention of our entertainment editors at The Job, and they, in turn, asked if I’d care to write something up about it. So I did. You can read it here.
There are loads more great songs with saxophones I’d have liked to cite, but time and special limitations (and, frankly, the perceived interest level of our users) forbade.
It’s not that I’m a huge lover of the golden horn. Hell, most of my favorite bands won’t go near it, but it has certainly had its moments.
What are YOUR favorite songs with sax solos?