Skip to comments.Music thread for all you old hippies (vanity, oh yeah)
Posted on 03/16/2013 3:31:44 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck
Who among us used to be one of those long-haired flea-infested dope-smoking denizens of the rock concert world?
Guilty. And recovered.
Post up some old tunes for a Saturday night.
1967 Jefferson Airplane ... Somebody to Love ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkKbTs-hRAA
The Grass Roots - Let’s Live For Today - 1967 ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXXnb327QI0
Three Dog Night Mama Told Me Not to Come 1970 ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14eBvtTb8QY
Thanks for posting that.
I still think the Hendrix/Buddy Miles is the best one, but this ain’t bad.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - “Straight Up And Down”
This would be the original from which the theme of Boardwalk Empire was drawn. The band itself is very interesting, very talented and at times very odd, lol. They’ve veered off into experimental sounds on occasion, so they’re breaking new ground but as the name implies, they’re also very referential. A tongue-in-cheek liner note claims that they’re the reincarnation of Brian Jones come back to wreak havoc and seek revenge against Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones.
That was some of the best time for music. Lots of really cool, obscure stuff.
This is The Move’s original version of “California Man”, which is probably better known for the Cheap Trick cover.
“San Francisco” by Scott MacKenzie
“Somebody to Love” by the Jefferson Airplane
Anything by Donovan
The most interesting things in arts, all arts, happen on the edges, come from the left field, and that's where I look, that's what I share with others, and that's what I hope others will share with me, because I'm always looking. So forgive me if I get annoyed and overreact seeing listings of mainstream. There is no there there. The kids on American Idol are imitators of mainstream artists, and how interesting is that? Who needs that? Christopher Columbus could have saved himself a lot of trouble, turned his ships around, back to the port, and reported to Queen Isabel that he discovered Portugal! The most popular car Honda Civic received unexpectedly negative reviews from Consumer Reports and other publications last year. It was disappointing, boring, lacking expected new features, or something like that. Yet, the public that follows what's popular and disdains critics, went out and bought it anyway. Peter Frampton was Honda Civic 2012.
The most popular beer, say, Bud Lite, isn't the best beer, is it? The most popular vodka, gin, whiskey? Want to hear something boring? Listen to Eric Clapton's new album. Hold your breath waiting for another Fleetwood Mac reunion coming later this year. Wanna hear something interesting? Here my list would be long, so I'll shorten it to a handful of band names: Filligar, Red Wanting Blue, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, and this band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bODrsgHU4g
I hear David Bowie's new album is interesting. But then, Bowie always experimented a little, not always successfully, but he never sank into a comfortable rut like so many others. If you discovered something interesting that few know about, share it. Some want to hear it, are anxious to find it and will appreciate it, while others live happy letting everyone know, sometimes bragging, that they are part of the crowd, and let you know as if they were Columbus discovering America that "Peter Frampton Comes Alive" is "amazing", "awesome", "incredible", "great". Which are the same words they'll use telling you about Dan Brown's new tome after it sold 20 million copies.
One of my favorite “unknown” songs from the 60s:
More about Velvet Haze here: http://www.garagehangover.com/velvethaze/
After the Detroit Wheels, Mitch Ryder formed a group named Detroit, which had one great album that went nowhere and the group broke up (maybe there were two LPs, I don't remember.)
One of the best things about YouTube, is that you can discover a lot of hidden gems that were made years ago, but nobody ever heard of.
True, but try to find Chuck Berry’s arguably last great tune after he came back to Chess Records in the late 1960s, “Tulane”. You’ll find some guy’s 8-track post, that’s all.
I only have these on LP right now (no links), but how about Joe Walsh: Turn to Stone and All Night Laundry Mat Blues.
Oh, heck yeah! I remember them! Who can forget their version of Devil with a Blue Dress?!!
Ah. I just remembered another band that used to rock out on when I was about 10 or 11 —> Atomic Rooster!
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