I have to admit I didn't even know Eric Stewart had released another solo album until six years after the fact. I feel bad about it because I've always loved Stewart's material and "Viva La Difference" is a great solo collection. Great, but unfortunately all but unknown, though I've tried to do my part to spread the word:
Anyhow, buried in the album you'll find the tune "Friends Like These".
Here's what I originally had to say about the track: "Love
the slinky slide guitar that opens the tune and kicks it along
... Slow builder with an almost hypnotic feel and one of the
album's spotlight numbers. Months later this one is still
bouncing around my head."
Every word of that was true. The damn thing is still in rotation in my head. Stewart's almost lysergic delivery is truly hypnotic and that little slide riff is simply addictive. What do I have to do to get this one out of my head?
And here's the YouTube link to the audio file: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7PhHb4goU0