Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Yardbirds. I'm a Man. 1967.

At about the 2:40 mark, the Dark Prince manifests an unholy shred spell that defines the blueprint for future Zep wizardry. Unfettered by the constrictive Yardbirds plodding, the young maestro makes the standard stop-time slow blues his own.

Diabolical shit, dudes.

Pink Fairies. 1973.

Supposedly some of the only live Pink Fairies footage in existence with Twink on drums. Kinda defines face melting, doesn't it?

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Flower Travellin' Band. 21st Century Schizoid Man. 1970.

Shredding the Flower Travellin' Band on the water cooled Klipsch fetus destroyers. Good Saturday.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bo Diddley. Elephant Man. 1970.

Bo Diddley's blues/psyche classic Black Gladiator was recently released by the Light In The Attic Records offshoot Future Days Recordings.

It rules.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Jeff Beck Group. Morning Dew. 1972.

Jeff Beck has spent his entire career kicking Eric Clapton in his pasty, pimply british ass.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Led Zeppelin. Whole Lotta Love. 1970.

The Royal Albert Hall live recordings of Zep are a treasure. They were still raw. The energy was incredible. Their chops hadn't fallen off. And Jimmy Page still wore argyle sweaters. This kicks so much dick.

Santana. Europa. 1980.

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedle dee doo, squee squeedle dooo.