Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jeff Beck Group. Plynth (Water Down the Drain). 1969.

Jeff Beck.
Ronnie Wood.
Nicky Hopkins.
Tony Newman.
Rod Stewart.

Not bad. Not bad at all. Beck-Ola is probably one of my top-5 all-time albums.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Rainbow. Gates of Babylon. 1978.

They don't make glass bongs big enough to fully comprehend the impact this song made on stoners in the late 70's. I've said it before, but everything these dudes recorded was like a shopping experience at Spencer's Gifts. Like hanging out at the BMX track in St. Croix Beach. Like getting kidnapped by a conversion van full of D&D playing satanists while drinking Crazy Horse malt liquor at the High Bridge. This represents the halcyon days. The times of yore.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Blossom Toes. Wait a Minute. 1969.

I love when I stumble across quotes like this when doing research on bands:

If Only For A Moment saw the band taking a noticeably heavier and rockier direction...

Noticeably heavier and rockier indeed.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wishbone Ash. Warrior. 1973.

This has just the right amount of squeedle, and prog Celtic pastoral to reserve a coveted spot in the dual guitar diddlin' hall of fame. Not quite "safe word" worthy, but good enough for some quality headphone attention.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Death. Keep on Knocking.1975.

Black dudes from Detroit, playing punk before punk. The Motor City never ceases to amaze with its bounty of face melting curiosities. Thank you almighty Lords of Riffage.

Props to Mike for turning me on to these superbeasts.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

CSN&Y. Down by the River. 1969

This is the same show they ripped through a wicked version of Mr. Soul. It's on youtube but the audio has been disabled. This should do just fine.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Youngbloods. Ride The Wind. 1970.

I can't find a version of the Youngbloods playing Sugar Babe, but I did find this. Ride the Wind bros.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Murder me now > A The Eagles Post. Joe Walsh's Life Threatened!

From (God help me) TMZ:

"Eagles" guitarist Joe Walsh claims a man in his 70s has threatened to shoot him dead ... this according to new court documents.

But the septuagenarian suspect doesn't seem like a fragile old man -- Walsh says the old guy already attacked his personal assistant with a block of wood.

It's all laid out in legal documents filed by Walsh in which the rock legend claims -- Nassar Adhoot -- who owns land near Walsh -- trespassed on his property earlier this month.

In the docs, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Walsh claims his P.A. approached Adhoot ... but the old guy attacked him and then shouted, "You tell Joe Walsh I'm going to kill him. I'm going to shoot him."

Walsh says he was so freaked out -- he filed for a restraining order to get protection for himself, his wife, his assistant, his maid and his gardener.

We called Adhoot for comment ... but we were told he was taking a nap at the time.

DISCLAIMER!!!!!!!!!!!!: Now, in all honestly I love Joe Walsh. . . and he played with the Eagles. Now, while I like the, pardon the pun, Eagalitarian spirit of the Eagles, Henley should be selling Real Estate in LA and Glen Fry should be shaving and oiling himself in an LA Fitness bathroom in Hell.

Joe's sublime doodleage is the only aspect of the Eagles's catalog that almost makes them credible.

Want to argue with me? Listen to "In The City" on The Warriors soundtrack (the original all Joe recording) followed the version released by the Eagles. Don't begin to try to suggest that the Eagle's version is better until you are squirrel-cheeking my balls.