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Music Monday Super Bowl After Party — “We Are The Champions” (Live) by Queen

Posted by KingShamus on February 4, 2013

Congratulations to the world champion Baltimore Ravens.

 

 

 

And so ends the 2012-2013 National Football League season.

If you’re a Ravens fan, this couldn’t be a more epic victory.  Ray Lewis got to ride off into retirement as a two time Super Bowl winner.  Ed Reed snagged an interception to tie him for most post-season picks by a defensive player.  Joe Flacco capped his insane playoff run with a well-deserved MVP trophy.  John Harbaugh beat his brother to take home the Lombardi trophy.  The team had to fight off both a momentum-killing 34 minute power outage and a second half comeback attempt by the San Francisco 49ers, yet still managed to score a victory.

For a Super Bowl that didn’t seem like it had the big time vibe of past games, the contest itself had many tense moments.  There were stand-out defensive plays, ridiculous athleticism from both offenses and an amazing kickoff return for a touchdown.  Even though the Ravens never trailed, the 49ers taking advantage of the power outage to slowly reel Baltimore back within striking distance was dramatic.

This is a reminder of something we take for granted.  It really doesn’t matter who’s playing in the Super Bowl.  You could have the Kansas City Chiefs playing the Carolina Panthers.  As long as the teams are roughly equal in skill, the games are going to be pretty fun to watch.

Speaking of that power outage, here’s something schadenfreude-y.

Show of hands if you had ‘Green Energy Fail’ on your Super Bowl Bingo card.

Think about this:  The Super Bowl is a multi-billion dollar game.  Fortunes are spent on 30 seconds of ad time.  Businesses fight and claw each other just to be kinda-sorta attached to this event.  Cities lobby to host the game because they know it’s an economic boon.  There’s some serious crony capitalistic shizzle going on with the American professional sport’s premier night.

And yet, even with all that money and prestige on the line, the efficiency experts couldn’t figure out how to get power to a football stadium.

If you think that’s great,  just think how rad it’s going to be when the Obamatons mandate smart meters for your house.

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Music Monday Slap Bass – “John The Fisherman” by Primus

Posted by KingShamus on January 14, 2013

Ladies and gentleman, as requested by the awesome Innominatus…I give you Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Tim Alexander.

This came out in 1990 on Primus’ debut album Frizzle Fry.  They had been demo’ing songs and performing live for years before their first record came out.  Unlike a lot of bands, their sound was relatively well-formed from the jump.

But that description short-changes just how inventive they are.  At the start of Primus’ recording career, there were some groups who did slap-bass in a rock context.  There were a few bands that liked to mix funk, metal and Caribbean drum sounds.  Nobody did it with the amount of gleeful random goofiness that Primus brought to their songs.

“DMV” is pretty much the definitive put-down of our state automotive agency overlords.  “My Name Is Mud” is even funnier when played at rain-soaked Woodstock ’94.  “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver” is the funhouse mirror parody of 80′s hair-metal leering sexual innuendo.  “Lee Van Cleef” is a wacked-out twelve bar blues tribute to the great western movie character actor.  Why is a sweaty shirtless weirdo serving a leisure suit-clad  horn dog a batch of nachos in the “Jerry Was A Racecar Driver” video?  Who knows, but it works.

As trend-setting as Primus is, a lot of their musical progeny lost the humor as they nicked elements of their hero’s sound.  The Deftones are a cool band, but they’re about as funny as an episode of “Oz”.  Groups like Korn and Incubus ripped off Les Claypool’s bass lines even as they were making humorless turgid rap-rock.  Turns out the hardest thing to steal from Primus is the zaniness.

Also, on a more personal note, back in the early 2000′s I got one of those music organizer programs.  You could collate your music by artist, title of the song, record name, whatever.  You could also list your songs by genre.  So you’d see labels like “rock”, “metal”, “pop” and “polka”.  Primus was the only band that was also a genre.  I always thought that was pretty cool.

They’re so unique, they’ve carved out a genre they occupy all by themselves.

Enjoy.

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Music Monday Thank You To Veterans – “Let ‘Em Win Or Bring ‘Em Home” by The Charlie Daniels Band

Posted by KingShamus on November 12, 2012

Happy Veterans Day.

Charlie Daniels pretty much sums it all up.

It’s strange how a country singer talks more sense than three quarters of our political class.

You wanna know the best way to honor our warriors?

Turning them loose and letting them score an unadulterated victory over the forces that want to kill them…and us.

If there are any military men and women reading this, know that your country is eternally grateful for the sacrifices you’ve made to keep us free.  God bless you and yours on this day and every day.

I snagged the Charlie Daniels song from the great Frugal Cafe Blog.  Check out the rest of Vicki’s post; it’s strong.

Totally Unrelated:  I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a week.  I didn’t get power back till this past weekend.  Running a generator is like feeding an angry football team.  Keeping a lit kerosene heater going is like feeding a very fickle and slightly kooky mistress.  Since I got juice back, clean-up and reorganizing things have taken up most of my time.  Now that things are getting back to normal, I’ll be around a little more frequently.

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Music Monday Metal Side Project — “Red War” by Probot

Posted by KingShamus on October 22, 2012

Rockety Rock Rocktober.

With Soulfly and Sepultura singer Max Cavalera on lead vocals.

Probot was the brainchild of Foo Fighters head fighter Dave Grohl.  He wanted to create a tribute to the metal and hardcore groups of his youth.  Where most people would unpack their old Judas Priest albums and make a an Ipod playlist, Grohl wrote and recorded songs inspired by the singers from old-skool 80′s and 90′s heavy bands.  Even better, he got those vocalists to sing on the sessions that would eventually become the Probot album.

All told, Probot is a faithful homage to classic metal.  “Red War” captures Chaos AD-era Sepultura in fine fashion.  The menacing “Centuries of Sin” goes from a brisk stomping groove to a hurtling breakneck finish.  “My Tortured Soul” is an inspired bit of sludge metal.  ‘Shake Your Blood”, with Motorhead’s own Lemmy playing bass and growling, leers as good as anything on Ace of Spades.

If there is a criticism to be made, it’s that Grohl could’ve used some more musicians to flesh out the tunes.  Grohl’s drums, bass and rhythm guitar work is spot-on, but a few strategically placed guitar solos would’ve turned a few of the unpolished gems into masterpieces.  Unfortunately more than a few songs, like “Big Sky” and “Sweet Dreams”, feel like half-completed ideas.  Another collaborator, adding guitar parts or secondary riffs,  could’ve helped a great deal.

These are niggling complaints though.  For most metal fans, Probot is a faithful valentine to some of the best heavy music ever made.  Dave Grohl’s work in the Foo Fighters might be a little too poppy and he might be a flaming liberal bedwetter, but you can’t front on his immense talent.

More importantly, when it comes to Probot, the disc ultimately works because Grohl unashamedly lets out his inner head-banger for all to see.  His obvious love of the material and the metal-bro energy he brings to the project mostly smooths over any rough patches along the way.  If you like heavy music, Probot is a must have album.

ALSO:  I’ll be live-tweeting the debate tonight.  You know where to find me.  Say, do you think Bob “Not Claudia” Schieeeeeeeeffffeerrrrrrr is going to try to buck up St. Barry’s sagging poll numbers?

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Music Monday Grunge Comeback — “Been Away Too Long” by Soundgarden

Posted by KingShamus on October 15, 2012

Rock-friggin-tober.

“Been Away Too Long” is almost absurdly on the nose.  While I wasn’t in love with Soundgarden’s last album Down On The Upside, it seemed like the band wasted a lot of potential when they broke up back in 1997.  Ye olde ‘interpersonal differences’ seem to be the blame here.  That and Chris Cornell’s burning desire to be a Gap model.

I didn’t really understand Audioslave, either.  I get that Chris Cornell is just as much of a political lefty as Rage Against The Machine.  But Audioslave was such a mismatch in styles and tone, it’s hard to believe it got beyond a few rehearsals.  Six stringer Tom Morello constantly professes his love for Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne and 80′s metal, but on every song Captain Pinko Guitarsky always sounds like a bored techno DJ scratching out the most trite wack-ass hip hop beat.  The creative mixture of Cornell and Morello just didn’t work.

So it’s good that Soundgarden is back, if only to keep Chris Cornell out of trouble…and Timbaland’s recording studio.

Enjoy.


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Music Monday Classic Metal – “Have A Drink On Me” (Live) by AC/DC

Posted by KingShamus on October 1, 2012

The summer of chill has been fun.

Now, let there be rock.

Back in Black, the album this little dittie comes from, was in many ways a miracle.  Their original lead singer, Bon Scott, had drank himself to death in the midst of the ‘BIB’ sessions.  His oddly magnetic stage persona and whiskey-aged voice was a perfect delivery system for AC/DC’s brand of smirking sleaze-rock.  His passing created an existential crisis for the group and for a time they debated whether to disband.  Thankfully AC/DC decided, with encouragement from Scott’s mother, to carry on with new vocalist Brian Johnson.

Beyond the fact that AC/DC somehow recovered enough to put out any sort of  album at all, the remarkable thing is that Back In Black is a masterpiece.  The title track is a classic rock radio staple.  “Hells Bells” is growling rock-n-roll menace.  If you’re looking for double entendres and amazing pop hooks, “You Shook Me All Night Long” has them both in spades.

Even more important, BIB came at a time when heavy rock was at a crossroads.  Led Zeppelin would disband within five months.  Black Sabbath was in the midst of firing their second lead singer.  The New Wave of British Heavy Metal was still in it’s infancy.  Prog was spinning itself into a long period of irrelevance.  Punk and metal had not yet made peace with each other.  By 1980, guitar-driven music was in a good deal of trouble.

Knowing all that, it’s pretty stunning to think that a memorial album that almost didn’t get made should be the thing to rescue rock and metal from the scrap heap of popular imagination.  But that’s just what Back in Black did.

Enjoy.  And have a drink on me.

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Music Monday Ol’ Blue Eyes–”Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra

Posted by KingShamus on September 24, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Chairman of the Board.

I remember being in Hoboken, New Jersey right after Sinatra went to that big smoke-filled casino in the sky.  It was sorta surprising how many people would mention–apropos of nothing in particular–being bummed out at the singer’s passing.  I had woefully underestimated the man’s popularity.  Silly me.

“Fly Me To The Moon” has one of the more impressive pedigrees of any Ol’ Blue Eyes tune.  It came from It Might As Well Be Swing, the second of two Frank Sinatra/Count Basie studio collaborations.  Sometimes, a match that appears to be made in Heaven turns out to be a disaster, but in the case of IMAWBS, the disc lives up to the hype.  Basie and Sinatra complement each other without getting in each other’s way.

As neat as all that is, “Fly Me To The Moon” not only went platinum, it went to the Moon with the astronauts of Apollo X.  Amazing, really.

Speaking of outer space, Starless over at the great Conservatory has a terrific piece on the continuing confusing boondoggle that is NASA.   I don’t know enough about the American space program, but Starless does.  That makes it a must read.

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Music Monday British-”I Will Wait” by Mumford and Sons

Posted by KingShamus on September 3, 2012

Yes, this is British.

I’d heard of Mumford & Sons a while back, but they never penetrated my defenses until I heard them on the radio the other day.  To my ears it sounded like a bluegrass-ish folk group from a distant corner of Appalachia.  Turns out they’re from West London, England.

I guess I was sorta wrong about that lack of Brit-American cross-pollination thing.

The video is probably not going to win any awards, but it has the benefit of focusing the listener on the sound rather than the visuals.  And what a cool sound it is.  The plainspoken guileless lyrics match up well with the old-timey instrumentation.  Lots of bands do the new twist on an old favorite act, but this song is an example of that nostalgic sensibility put to great use.

Enjoy.

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Music Monday Bare Bones — “Tall As Cliffs” By Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s

Posted by KingShamus on August 6, 2012

Nice tune from a few years ago.

From what I gather, this is the demo version of this song.  The final product is in a different key.  It also has a lot more polish, with layered instrumentation.  But for whatever reason, I like the demo better.

Rock bands are funny.  There are horror stories of groups going into the studio intent of making a record and ending up in debt.  Much of that work in the studio is adding flavors and textures to the demo versions of tunes.

But why go through all that when the rough cut gem is better than the polished stone?

Now for the most part, the song that’s been fine-tuned is going to be superior to thing the band recorded at 2 o’clock in the morning at some dude’s garage.  Except for the most raw hardcore, most rock bands sound better when their work has seen some tender loving care.  It just makes sense.

Having said that, sometimes when you let the tape roll, you catch lightning in a bottle.  I think “Tall As Cliffs”  might’ve been one of those times.  Enjoy.

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Music Monday 1999 Flashback – “Glide” by Stone Temple Pilots

Posted by KingShamus on July 30, 2012

A few weeks back, we took a look at the various side-projects of Stone Temple Pilots.  When we last saw STP, it seemed like boys just couldn’t make music together.  Drugs, cancelled tours and inter-band tension had driven the Pilots apart.  But crappy album sales for Talk Show and 12 Bar Blues drove them back together.  The resulting album was No. 4, featuring “Glide”.

“Glide” wasn’t released as a single.  At a little over 5:00 minutes it might’ve been a little unwieldy for rock radio.  But it’s a winning tune all the same.

All told, No.4 is as strong as any STP disc.  “No Way Out” gets the Pilots back to their signature dense riffage that they had largely abandoned during their side-project excursions.  The ascending bridge section on “Church On Tuesday” takes a meh song to the next level.  The big hit single “Sour Girl” was propelled by a video filled with demonic Teletubbies and a gothic Sarah Michelle Gellar vamping with Scott Weiland.  STP was never a group who hid their Led Zeppelin influences, but “Sex and Violence” all but revels in Jimmy Page-esque chord jabs and John Bonham-style rhythms.

Even with a wealth of cool tunes on No. 4, I still dig “Glide” the best out of all of them.  And I think STP’s fourth album is their best work.  The band had gotten it’s ass kicked for a few years.  They had also kinda kicked their own asses for a while there too, but they knew they had to get back together and make music.  They were probably under a lot of pressure from their record company to turn in a decent album.  They answered the bell with their strongest effort.

That’s not a bad trick.

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Music Monday Top 40 — “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye {Plus The Inevitable Kobe Parody!]

Posted by KingShamus on July 2, 2012

Hey, it’s a number 1 hit.  I’ll throw a big pop smash on the blog every once in a while.

‘Moody’ and ‘catchy’ are hard to pull off when you try to do them at the same time in a song.  “Somebody” manages to pull it off pretty well.  The jazzbo bass line and the vocal hook at the chorus gives the song a nice contrast.  When Kimbra drops her verse, it’s like an answer and an accusation all at once.

The video is a little goofy.  80′s-inspired body painting?  Check.  Naked art-chick?  Check.  Naked Aussie weirdo?  Unfortunately, check.

Regardless of the visual presentation, Gotye has a big hit on his hands with “Somebody”.  In fact, the song is so successful that it’s inspired more than a few parodies.  The best of the bunch?  For me, it’s this one:

Kobye-”The Kobe That We Used To Know”.

You spoiled Angelenos are frustrated with Kobe Bryant?  Good.  Tell General Manager Mitch Kupchak to start making some phone calls and putting together some player packages to trade Kobe.  I’m sure there are only 29 other teams that would love to take him off your hands.

I love it when Laker fans get down in the dumps. It makes me feel just a little better about being a fan of the stupid New York Knicks.

Big ups to BB for the Kobye tip.  Good stuff, my dude.

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Music Monday Post-Rock — “The Sun Smells Too Loud” by Mogwai

Posted by KingShamus on June 18, 2012

I’ve been posting a lot of super-aggro music lately.  Sorry for fixating on face-punch grooves and carpet-bomb distortion. Let’s dial it back a tick.  Or maybe seven ticks.

Mogwai is a Scottish post-rock band.  As best as I can figure,  ‘post-rock’ is shorthand for:  Disaffected pseudo-intellectual hipster music, which might be instrumental or might have vocals, centered around repetitive riffs played at painting-drying pace, with vague lyrics and themes, sprinkled with an aversion to standard verse-chorus vocal arrangements, all wrapped up in the sex appeal of a cinder block.

But that’s sorta unfair and reductive.

A better definition would be: traditional rock and roll instruments and components being used in nontraditional ways.

Bands like Mogwai, Sigur Ros and Mono have guitars, drums, keyboards and vocalists.  Instead of using them to create the blues-based song structures and patterns associated with rock music, these bands are going for a more textured approach.  It’s about creating mood and atmosphere rather than the linear storytelling style we tend to think of as popular music.

As such, the music can be very hit or miss.  There are few songs in the genre that connect in the same way that the more amped-up material in Led Zeppelin’s canon does.  Rarely does a post-rock band nail the same kind of immediately danceable groove that a hip-hop or house artist will on a regular basis.  The catchy hooks and easy sing-song melodies of Top 40 radio are mostly missing from most post-rock tunes.  Where most popular music is immediately understood and visceral, post-rock is often studied and emotionally distant.  Listening to post-rock material can be like listening to the soundtrack to a very precious indie-style film where bland thirty-something college grads try to come to grips with some dopey crap that nobody cares about for two and half hours until the plot just goes ppppphhhhttttt and the movie ends.

Having said that, I dig a lot of Mogwai’s tunes.  Their records are spotty at times, but when they hit the right vibe it’s pretty great.  If you need music to chill out to and don’t feel like listening to Sibelius or Enya, you can’t do much better than Mogwai.

Enjoy.

Further:  If you ever wanted to see a Tommy Seebach/Mogwai mash-up but didn’t know where to find it, here you go.

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Music Monday Reissued Metal – “Piss” by Pantera

Posted by KingShamus on June 11, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the first new Pantera song in 12 years. 

Even though “Piss” kinda resembles another Pantera tune, I like this little ditty all the same.  “Piss” is a previously unreleased song the band put on their 20th anniversary reissue of Vulgar Display Of Power.  Some bottom of the barrel scrapage is to be expected with these sorts of releases, but in this case it’s very much a welcome thing.

I always thought Vulgar Display was Pantera at their most intensely focused.  The production–especially Vinnie Paul’s drums–is very crisp.  The guitars are tightly dialed in; there seems to be few if any out-of-sync moments on Dimebag Darrell’s tracks.  Rex’s jazzbo walking bass lines are inspired. Phil’s vocals hit the right balance between the ‘snarl’ and ‘sing’ settings.  While the second half of the disc could get a bit ropey–yes I’m looking at you “Live in a Hole” and “Rise”–for the most part the songs nail all the bases you want covered in a metal album.

So hearing an unreleased tune like “Piss” isn’t so bad after all.  It may not be perfect, but it shows off Pantera’s Texas-tinged bigger-than big, badder-than-bad-ass take on heavy music.  Even better, it’s a reminder of a powerful band at the peak of their creative energies. 

That’s not a bad little trick for a song that never made the cut until now.

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Music Monday RIP – “Hysteria” by Def Leppard

Posted by KingShamus on June 4, 2012

I’ll raise a beer in your honor, K. 

Sorry to see you go homeboy.

Def Leppard was my friend’s favorite band.  He especially loved the Hysteria disc.   Even though I couldn’t really do much with them, I always liked this tune. 

I’d like to think that K is jamming out to this in the afterlife.

RIP.

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Music Monday Cover Tunes – ‘Rocky Mountain Way’ by Godsmack (Joe Walsh Cover)

Posted by KingShamus on April 23, 2012

Let the pummeling commence.

I know I’m going to catch some shit from the holier-than-thou muso nerd contingent, but I can’t help liking Godsmack.

Yes, their first album was basically an Alice in Chains tribute disc.  I also get how a lot of their stuff might be a little testosterone’d up for many music listeners, like 95% of the female population of planet Earth.  The band is so single-minded it might in fact be a single-celled organism. They also have the misfortune  of often getting lumped into the hard rock hammerhead Shinedown/Theory of A Dead Man/Nickelback batch of groups.

Even with all that going against them, da ‘Smack ain’t all bad.  “I Stand Alone”, with it’s hammering riff, pulls off the difficult feat of being fairly heavy and still tuneful at the same time.  The terse simplicity of “Keep Away” is a blueprint that a lot of bands have nicked over the years. Even though “Awake” is over a decade old, it remains the group’s striding declaration of intent.  For all their lack of guile, they’re a band that understands itself and what it wants to do–crank out decidedly hipster-unfriendly unapologetic stadium metal–then goes out and does just that.  Vocalist and band leader Sully Erna, an oddly successful amalgam of James Hetfield, Eddie Vedder and a 60′s-era Hell’s Angel soldier, knows his audience and gives them what they want with admirable regularity.

As for this cover, Godsmack takes a classic riff, drops the guitars down a few steps, shears off some of Walsh’s winking nuance and dials up the amps to the ‘Crush’ setting.  While the tune sounds familiar, it still basically comes off as a Godsmack song.  Overall, it’s a modern twist on an old favorite.

Enjoy.

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Music Monday 90′s Punk — “Miranda” by All

Posted by KingShamus on April 16, 2012

Short, sharp….and poppy?

All is basically The Descendents without lead singer Milo Aukerman.  The Descendents were a pretty big deal in the late 80′s alternative rock scene.  The group had a Southern California hardcore feel, but unlike Black Flag or Bad Religion, the Descendents eschewed militant punker-than-thou sanctimony.  Instead, the band wrote songs about girls, school and fishing, matching that subject matter with a poppy sound.

When Aukerman went to college full time, the other band members decided to keep playing.  They then formed All, with various singers taking lead vocal responsibilities.  While All never really caught fire, many bands took their musical formula and developed it.  The late 90′s saw groups like Blink-182, Sum-41 and Green Day all mine the same vein of fast-paced pop-oriented punk that The Descendents and All had pioneered years before.

Nowadays a lot of that snot-punk stuff sounds really dated and lame. Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong wears guyliner and pushes left-wing talking points.   Blink-182′s Tom DeLonge is a UFO true believer and doe-eyed Obama fanboy (but I repeat myself).  That wave of bands just kinda collapsed under the weight of its own success and its too-big-for-it’s-britches pretensions.

To be fair, I was never a huge All or Descendents fan.  But for a while in 1995, Pummel was getting serious airplay in my car CD player.  Before all the other bands turned into douchey old farts, All was pretty rockin’ stuff.   “Miranda”, with its crunchy guitars and wistful lyrics, hit all the right notes for me.

Enjoy.

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Music Monday Post-Easter Hangover — “Easter Parade” performed by Ralna & Guy

Posted by KingShamus on April 9, 2012

Irving Berlin wrote the song.  Lawrence Welk singers Ralna and Guy perform it.  I post only the most hard-core tunes, brah.

Do they even have Easter parades anymore?  I dunno.

All I know is that I’m still od’ing on Peeps, hard-boiled eggs and prime rib.

Maybe a Doritos Locos Taco will take the edge off.

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Music Monday Instrumental Jam -”Jessica” by The Allman Brothers

Posted by KingShamus on April 2, 2012

It feels like the kind of day to crank this tune.

This comes to us from 30 years ago.  You can tell because of the video quality, the fashions and Gregg Allman’s air of breezy intoxication.

I think Gregg was still very dependent on substances at this point.  Dickey Betts, the dude in the sunglasses and cowboy hat absolutely slaying the goldtop Les Paul, was the de facto leader by ’82.  I know a lot of people look at Duane Allman as the genius musician taken from us too soon, but that view tends to give short shrift to the masterful musicianship of Dickey Betts, who wrote many Allman Bros songs. 

Enjoy.

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Music Monday Musical Benediction – “Best NASCAR Prayer Ever” by Songify

Posted by KingShamus on March 19, 2012

Remember back last year when I posted this:

Yeah, that was pretty cool.  What’s even cooler is that awesome prayer put to an awesome song.

I should’ve known the Songify guys would put something awesome together for the best prayer ever.  The cool part is how it’s not their usual house music or hip-hop style.  Instead, they go country which is a nice surprise.   The down-home banjo riff is rad.

Sing it with me, all ten BDKS readers:  BOOGITY, BOOGITY, BOOGITY—-AMEN!

ALSO:  Sorry for posting something that’s kinda old.  In my defense, I only just knew about it a week ago or something. When I finally did hear the tune, I couldn’t get it out of my head for days.  Total earworm. 

The song is such a big beautiful piece of Americana hillbilly patriotism it’s hard not to like it, regardless of the inherent silliness.

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Music Monday Commander-in-Chief: “Peaches” by The Presidents of The United States of America

Posted by KingShamus on February 20, 2012

In honor of Presidents’ Day.

We’ve had good presidents.  We’ve had bad presidents

But we’ve never had presidents like The Presidents of The United States Of America.  Three dudes who look like the assistant managers at the local Denny’s really shouldn’t be rock stars.  Yet for a short time, they were.

Also, Calvin Coolidge ruled.  Deal with that.

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