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
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Okay, honestly, folks. This thread has me digging through YouTube like a crackhead rifling through a stolen purse!
Here’s some more hidden nuggets from my misspent youth:
Jericho Jones - There is Always a Train.
It was one of the first bass lines I learned for the bass guitar when I was a youngster.
After that, I was on to Frank Zappa and and Captain Beefheart. No need to link those, everybody knows them.
Of course, there’s some stuff I enjoyed back then that no one seems to know, like Necronomicon’s “Tips Zum Selbstmord.” (I think it means something like “tips for committing suicide) — I really dug that bluesy-funk bass line, man! (Check out the funk at the 1:27 time mark):
And, Catapilla (See if you can pick out the Zappa/Beefheart flavor in this album):
And, whenever I watch “School of Rock,” I can’t help but think about Dr. Z’s “Three Parts to My Soul” whenever Jack Black starts singing about “Oh, You’re Not Hardcore, Unless You Live Hardcore” (and the legend of the rent was way hardcore!)— Go to about the 1:40 mark and listen for about a minute, you should be able to pick up on the “feel” of it:
And, if you dig those airy flute solos on Jethro Tull, then DO NOT miss this awesomeness from Focus’s “House of the King”:
Wild choices. That must have been some misspent youth. Never heard those groups before.
Jericho Jones is especially interesting (sorry, rock’n’roll on a flute standing on one leg don’t work for me), as it represents the period so well: singing and tunesmithing recalling the Association and even the Cowsills, while the instrumental work brings to mind Cream and Blind Faith. Maybe that’s why it didn’t go anywhere - it offended the fans of both sub-genres, who were never the same people.
Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream
Oh yeah! Groovin’!
I don’t remember those early songs from Traffic, but I do remember the later songs from their album, “John Barleycorn Must Die.” It was another one of those paper-bag colored albums with a simple drawing on it showing a bundle of barley.
Thanks for sharing them!
Yup, that’s it!!!
Cool! Brings back memories!
My wife just surprised the eff outta’ me!
I was talking about Traffic’s “John Barleycorn Must Die” album and describing it to her when she said, “Hang on a second,” then, she started digging through her collection of vinyl and, surprise, surprise, she pulled out the album!
She’s 7 years younger than me, so it never occurred to me that she had a Traffic album much less who Traffic even was!
We’ve known each other for almost 20 years and I still learn something new about her every day.
Anyway, gonna’ hafta’ get a needle for the old record player this week and jam out to some Traffic!
P.S. - The sticker price on my wife’s album? $1.00 !!!
LOL! Those were the days!
and that was back in the day when there were sticker prices....
Agreed on ELP and RUSH.
I enjoy once in awhile to listen to Rush’s covers of some of the songs that they liked and were influenced by. The originals are the best, but fun to see Rush’s take on them:
“Summertime Blues” (Live)
Mr. Soul (Buffalo Springfield)
Two words: The FUGs
I should have guessed. Record store employees are usually hippest when it comes to offbeat, offshoot bands. Why do you think you hear such weird music whenever you step into a (Independent!) record store?!
LOL! True dat!
Canterbury Records in Pasadena, Calif. is one of the last record stores in Southern California. Their merchandise is quite eclectic--pop, classical, rare R & B groups, a lot of bands from the 1920's and 1930's, and even some 33's, 45's and 78's. When you walk through the door, anything might be playing, from Petula Clark singing "Calendar Girl" in French to a 1940's performance of a Bach piece by a Dutch orchestra.
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