Erwin Lazaro Angels Among Us Bread - Diary (D. Gates) ~ Erwin Lazaro 015
I love Bread! Who doesn't? Hopefully, we're all thinking about the band and not the food group. (DUH DUM) I had to mention it. No good segues for that! Anyhoo, owning The Anthology of Bread is a MUST for all music lovers that appreciate the music of the 70's. Most of their hits came between 1970-1973. The music of Bread is one of a few sources that always floods me with nostalgia for an innocent period of time, though, I was known as a tyrannical child, full of mischief and deviant behavior. I guess that that's far from innocent ;) For some reason, I have little recollection for that behavior ... well, maybe a couple of instances ... My relatives "claim" to have their individual "Erwin stories" that make them scratch their heads and wonder how I actually turned out to be a decent person ... well, so, I think I turned out okay ... Ahem. Reminiscing may give my victims a chuckle now, but I'm sure that they had other intentions when my dark side was let loose upon the earth in the 70's! BUT, in spite of those somewhat, less glorious, memories, I wasn't all bad. The feelings of "nostalgia for an innocent period of time" that I had mentioned earlier always revolves around my family, especially mom. My sister is almost nine years my junior, so I was an only child for almost nine years. Maybe that's why I was such a spoiled brat, or maybe I should say, I was more of a spoiled brat, than I am today. When my sister became a part of our family, I turned over a new leaf and became a better person. It's no wonder that I always hold my sister in such high regard. Kristine made me a better person. Thanks Kristine. So, I'd say that Bread always brings back those genuinely warm and fuzzy feelings from my "Wonder Years". I believe they always will.
"This song is absolutely beautiful. The story is very moving and is woven together so well. But then I expect no less from David Gates, one of the best songwriters of his generation but rarely mentioned in discussions about such things." writes a fan on the internet.
Bread was a rock band from Los Angeles, California. They placed 13 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1970 and 1977 and were a primary example of what later was labeled "soft rock", releasing a string of well-crafted, melodic soft rock singles.
Baby I'm-A Want You is the fourth album by Bread, released in 1972. Its singles included the title cut (which reached #3 on the Billboard Top 100), "Everything I Own",(#5), "Mother Freedom" (#37),and "Diary" (#15). This was the first Bread album to feature keyboards player Larry Knechtel.