Posts Tagged ‘Rock’

Saturday Matinee – Sam Chatmon, Rory Gallagher & Night Music

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Sam Chatmon (1897 – 1983) was a classic Mississippi Delta bluesman with a great voice and pure country pickin’.

Roots blues rocker Rory Gallagher jams William Harris’s 1928 song “Bullfrog Blues” in 1980.

From 1989’s “Night Music,” (produced by Lorne Michaels of SNL fame) this line up is pretty awesome. It’s a long vid, but I think I got the numbers right if you want to skip the intros.
Was (Not Was) – 04:22, 21:16
Sonny Rollins – 08:30, 30:16
Leonard Cohen – 13:45, 34:30
Ken Nordine – 26:07.

That should hold you for a while. Be back here tomorrow for more amazing and astounding inanity.

Saturday Matinee – Ленинград, Les McCann w/ Eddie Harris, Alvin Lee & Ten Years After

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Russian Ska/Punk/Dixieland Band Leningrad features a woman with bigger choppers than Carly Simon. No idea what they’re singing about, but I like the sound.

BTW, Vladimir Putin can go to hell and take the KGB and Pravda with him. [Related post here.]

1969 jazz classic by pianist Les McCann and saxophonist Eddie Harris has staying power. The music was great and the lyrics are relevant today, but with a different meaning.

I was at a stop light recently and a 1970 convertible Mustang pulled up cranking some awesome.
I hollered at the graybeard, “WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
He yelled back, “ALVIN LEE!

Ten Years After, recorded live: 4 August 1975 – Winterland (San Francisco, CA).

Have a great weekend, folks, we’ll be back tomorrow despite the heat and the traffic.

Saturday Matinee – Puddles The Clown, Jim Stafford & Jimmer Podrasky

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Pinball Folsom Wizard Prison Blues.
Excellent performance by Puddles The Clown.

Jim Stafford was rated, both under and over, for obvious reasons.

By the way, how ’bout a crappy but excellent video of The Rave-Ups featuring frontman Jimmer Podrasky?

The Rave-Ups were underrated IMO, but they got some traction for their work in a B-minus movie, Pretty In Pink, and In My Gremlin is my favorite Rave-Ups song, also for obvious reasons.

Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow for Armageddon.

Saturday Matinee – Best Coast, The Ray Beats & Bishop Bullwinkle

Saturday, 5 September 2015

So I axed Bunkessa about the song she played last weekend on our patio hi-fi. She said it was “Our Deal” by Best Coast, a Beach Goth band from L.A. Never heard of the group nor the genre, but so what. I like the retro sound. [The video accompaniment is a Cliff’s Notes mime version of West Side Story.]

Okay, so what to post next? Let’s keep the retro thang going.

The Ray Beats were kinda Chantays, kinda Ventures, kinda Dick Dale and kinda NY punk in the late 70s/early 80s.  In other words, kinda young, kinda wow.

Here’s another talent who dodged my radar: Bishop Bullwinkle and “Hell 2 Da Naw Naw.” Apparently it went viral in August and I’m late to the party [via]. Dude’s got a great message.

Have a great weekend folks. See you back here tomorrow, even if you’re headed out on a 3-day family road trip to See Ruby Falls.

Saturday Matinee – The Green Beret, Butane James & The Flames, & The Shadows

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Odd scary animation. I love it.

Hardest Working Knees In Show Business.
(This one goes out to you, Calo. Chin up always.)

The Shadows were smokin’ on Lawrence Welk circa 1960.

Have a great weekend, folks. Remember to leave the seat up after you’re done peeing on it and always flush with your feet. All you guys, please do the same, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – (Hg(SCN)2) Decomposition, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five & The Seeds

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Mercury(II) thiocyanate decomposition is kinda cool, but some of the U Toobage comments amused me more (posted verbatim):

Imagine a 50 tons asteroid made of this thing … it would enter the atmosphere, get in flame, expand like the whole africa and kill us

This was filmed in a North Korean secret science lab where they are trying to build their next president.
How cool would it be to pretend to be a wizard in the medieval ages, just go into a kings throne room and threaten them by summoning satans dick tentacles, pop this experiment down, and as everyone is screaming, command the dick tentacles to stop, and then they all be like. Oh you so great wizard telling satans dick tentacles to stop, and then you would be like muahahah – ill stop, and yes, there is something wrong with me.
Why is he using a little tiny golf club to put down the powder?
Why did watching this bring Hillary to mind ?
and that’s how they grow kale! now you know

i’d smoke that

poke it with a stick…

BTW, the word is spelled “Weirdest.” I before E except after W…

Okay. Enough of that, so let’s go eclectic. How ’bout some 1966 retro?

Here’s The Electric Prunes on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, circa 1966, lip-synching “I Had Too Much To Dream.”

“Psychotic Reaction” by The Count Five, circa 1966.

The Seeds‘ “Pushin’ Too Hard” circa 1966.

For me, 1966 was a great year because I got a small transistor radio for my birthday. It ate up my allowance money in batteries because I’d fall asleep listening to WSAI into the wee hours on school nights.  It was also the year Dad ordered a complete set of the World Book Encyclopedia. That was the edition that had frog dissections and human anatomy on overlapping clear celluloid layers. Very cool.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for stuff.

Saturday Matinee – Mott The Hoople, The SAHB & Rory Gallagher,

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Mott The Hoople, 1973.

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, 1973.

Rory Gallagher, 1979.

Yeah I was on a 70’s rock vibe tonight. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow. –Bunk






Saturday Matinee – G.E. Smith, Buddy Guy & Danny Rockabilly

Saturday, 23 May 2015

The very underrated G.E. Smiths Top Ten Seconds on SNL.

We may have posted this one before, but so what. It’s awesome. Buddy Guy‘s “Damn Right I Got The Blues.

So let’s wrap up this bad baboso with Danny Rockabilly and His Clan. [Music is cool, vid might not be safe for kids.]

Have a great weekend, folks, and remember those who sacrificed their lives on this Memorial Day weekend.

Saturday Matinee – Wednesday Addams X3, Jimmy Vaughan & The Tilt-A-Whirl Band

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Pure awesome [via]. It’s a series that’s been going on for a while, and I find it hilarious, but let’s clean the palate. How ’bout a jam from  Jimmy Vaughan & The Tilt-A-Whirl Band?

“Boom Bapa Boom” recorded at JazzOpen Stuttgart 2014.

One of my earliest memories was puking on the Tilt-A-Whirl at LeSourdsville Lake and I loved the ride ever since. Have a great weekend, folks, see you back here tomorrow.

Heavy Metal

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Heavy Metal

[Found here.]


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