Some first snow songs appeal to the more mature.
I shall skip all the completely off-base weirdness that snow represents to artists. But it have a soft spot for Jethro Tull. “The First Snow in Brooklyn” has little to do with Christmas, Winter, or us. This word soup takes you where your medication dictates. Enjoy.
A fecund enough subject, thus here come the homegrown with his own compositions. Barry Beattie beats on that guitar for his own country rocking “First Snowfall.” I wanna do the backup!
Bah & The Humbugs sound coarse, but their “The First Snowflake” is Invasion folk rock about the big picture, world. Hold hands, find inner peace, be.
Yeah, The Carpenters made this one a hit. But Bing released it first (as he did with most Christmas songs). “The First Snowfall” is schmaltzy and dawdling, but so was life back then. Like only looking at a corner of a Norman Rockwell.
But i’m really here to discover the undiscovered bands humping and hurting and wailing their irony until some one some where appreciates them. Over the Rhine clads their existential misery in the metaphor of a mangy neglected manger scene improved by the “First Snowfall.” It’s like an angel’s first singing. Bravo, guys.