Friday, November 27, 2009

Wishbone Ash. Jail Bait. 1971.

One of the first of many bands to wield two axes on stage at the same time, Wishbone Ash might be little more than a footnote if it wasn't for this riff.

Melody Maker described them like this in 1972:

"the most interesting two guitar team since the days when Beck and Page graced The Yardbirds".

Heavy company. Heavy rock.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

All Your Love & Sam's Boogie - Magic Sam.

If your good enough to borrow Earl Hooker's guitar, you better be magic.

Black Sabbath. Children of the Grave. 1974.

Sometimes I avoid posting Sabbath clips here because it's so damn obvious that they melt our faces. Fuck that. This shit rips.

Today is dedicated to Geezer Butler.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cradle Rock - Rory Gallagher, 1975.

I hate to see Slowhand get backhanded across this blog, but the dude constantly gets one-upped. There's no denying it. 1972, saw Clapton sucking a solid second in Melody Maker's top guitarist poll behind this Irish bloke, Rory Gallagher. Rory must have been proud. His tombstone is a replica of that very award.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sly &The Family Stone. Medley. 1968.

Appearing on the Smothers Brother variety show, Sly and The Family Stone set out to disembowel those too prude to make their booty move. Here's a little medley of Everyday People and Dance to The Music. The man and the band were as tight as Mother Theresa's sphincter in this jam of jams. Check out the syncopation, and the call and response between band members. Way, way ahead of their time.

Larry Graham on bass always melts my face.