To quote K.D. Lang, “Roy doesn’t sing songs, he sings epics”
If you want to know why American Rock & Roll looks and sounds the way it does you need look no further Roy Orbison. As you listen to Roy figure skate his way through his 3 octave range you can’t help but realize that Roy’s singing is an act of male sexual liberation freeing himself and the listener from an outdated notion that men have to tough it out. Orbison puts on display the pains and glory of love in a manner usually only seen in the world’s great opera houses.
So kick back, relax, kick up the volume, and enjoy some of my favorites tracks from what I feel is finest “music video” ever made.