Friday, January 20, 2012

Frank Zappa. Black Napkins. 1977.

The unrelenting shredditude on display here rattles my old achey balls something fierce.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Santana. Samba Pa Ti. 1971.

Santana spent years working as a dishwasher and busker in SF before melting faces off of skulls as a full-time noodle lord. When the Paul Butterfield Blues Band pulled a no-show at Filmore West in 1966, that old cranky bastard Bill Graham had to assemble an impromptu group to fill the slot. Carlos was pegged to shred on main axe, and so it was written...

His riffage is on point, and he makes some of the best "guitar faces" in the business.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Long Time Gone - Crosby Stills, Nash, Young & Jones 1969.

Rhino posted a happy birthday to Stephen Stills with this clip. I've always dug Tom Jones' Parrot years recordings. I gotta say, I like how he fits into the group. . . and those pants.