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Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Transit Authority’

Saturday Matinee – New York Subway A Capella, Russian Chicago Cover & Ice Weasels

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Apologies for losing the original link. These guys are great.

These Russians do Chicago better than Chicago.

Then there’s this insanity. Ain’t no fear of thin ice.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here after the apocalypse.

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Saturday Matinee – Basic Mud Hut Construction, The Clash & CTA

Saturday, 11 February 2017

How to build a shelter without modern tools in under 15 minutes. Okay, it’ll take a while longer (“The whole hut took 9 months from start to finish“) but it’s still cool. BTW, every Boy Scout knows an easier way to start a fire.

The Clash‘ “Charlie Don’t Surf” was not featured in the 1979 movie “Apocalypse Now” as it was recorded a year later for their 3-record album “Sandinista!

When their earlier LP London Calling was released in 1980, critics said that Springsteen’s upcoming double-disc album The River would outsell the Clash effort and wipe away any impact. Joe Strummer‘s response was: “Right Bruce. Suck on this!” The band then expanded Sandinista! into a triple album.

The song was based on a quote from the movie, and the groove is a good one.

Classic percussion funk-jam-rock by The Chicago Transit Authority (aka CTA, aka Chicago) from 1969 as performed by founding member Danny Seraphine in 2006.

Here’s a related video that we probably posted before.

Have a great weekend folks, and keep us up to date on your mud hut progress.

Saturday Matinee: Chicago Transit Authority, Buddy Guy; Mike Welch, Kirk Fletcher & Josh Smith

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Chicago Transit Authority, the self-described “rock and roll band with horns,” from before they got all sappy.

Buddy Guy, one of the greatest living bluesmen, earned recognition the hard way. (I first heard this song on a freebee Tabasco promotional cassette in the 80s. Both sides were the same so you didn’t have to rewind it.)

This awesome 3-axe swamp-rock-blues jam featuring Mike Welch, Kirk Fletcher & Josh Smith should hold your attention for a while.
Have a great Memorial Day Weekend, folks, see you back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Fartin’ Dancin’ Dogs, Howlin’ Wolf, CTA, RLJ,

Saturday, 22 May 2010


My dog used to fart, look at me and leave, but of course that’s exactly what I did to him. Dogs are goofy, but they’re not stupid.


TechnoDog is techno.

Howlin’ Wolf, linked from here. He sang HARD.

Wowie zowie. Chicago Transit Authority, live in Japan in 1972 with crappy video gimmicks. Chicago was talented and underrated, but at least they brought horns back into rock and roll.  Later on, they became just another run-of-the-mill sappy woosband. Instead of this excellent jam…

…we ended up with “If you leave me now you’ll leave the very best part of me — oooOOOOhhno, baby please don’t go” garbage. Fuldkommen Gak.


Ricki Lee Jones got me going in the early 80’s with such a sultry sleazy hip coolness. She could have had me cheap. Hell, she could have had me quack. She could have had me, but she threw it all away, and I never looked back.

Saturday Matinee – A.B. & the D., C.T.A., B.G., and Dan

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Archie Bell & the Drells doin’ the “Tighten Up.”  No lip synching there.

Chicago Transit Authority from 1970. Chicago was a lot of funk and whiteboy soul and I loved this band before it got all weeny. They were cool, even after “Color My World,” the slow-dance-rubbing-anthem for teenagers everywhere.  (Janessa Vapors was in great demand whenever it was played.)

“Sweet Home Chicago,” a Robert Johnson song, as performed by Buddy Guy in the Elmore James style. I might be mistaken, but it looks like the late Stevie Ray Vaughan‘s band Double Trouble is backing him up.  Dan Aykroyd & John Belushi’s “Blues Brothers” resurrected the song, but dedicated it to Magic Sam.

Now for something completely differnet. At the TR board meeting today, we discussed whether or not we should allow/encourage submissions of links to the Utoobage that demonstrate the various talents of our Loyal Readers.

The answer was a solid but wavering YES.

So here’s our first submitutante, Dan, who knows how to shred a guitar and doesn’t mind posting it on the Utoobage.  Note that he’s torn the head off his electromo-gitfiddle since it was obviously in his way.

What kinda man follows Tacky Raccoons? Well, there you go. If anyone else would like to contribute, post your hidden talents, toss us some emailage and maybe we’ll give you some pro-bono face time.

Your pal,
Bunk


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