Posts Tagged ‘Edgar Winter’

Saturday Matinee – A Catfish, Banana Shorts, Steven Wright, Ten Years After & Edgar Winter

Saturday, 12 October 2019

“We be eatin’ good tonight.” [Found here.]

Multi-tasking Bananas found here.

“I saw a sign that said, ‘NEXT REST AREA 25 MILES.’ I said, “That’s pretty big.”

Steven Wright was/is/will be pure awesome, and your pastor never has to block Wright’s commentaries from his 12 year old daughter either. Heavy duty clean comedy.

Ten Years After was (is) one of my favorite blues-rock bands before I knew what blues-rock was. Those English whiteboys played it nasty.

Next up is Edgar Winter, one of the whitest of the white boys, playing one of the biggest instrumental rock hits ever. Personally I liked his brother Johnny‘s stuff better, but so what.
Now about Rick Derringer

Okay, I’m going to roll the dice and ask you loyal followers an honest question. What was your favorite song / band when you were 20 years old? Leave your answers in the comments below. I’ll try not to cringe.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll do more stuff tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee Roadtrip – Talking Heads, Beat Farmers, Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Mitchum & the Winter Bros.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Talking Heads‘ “Road to Nowhere.”

Beat Farmers‘ “Road to Ruin.” These guys were a great bar band.

Steve Earle‘s “Copperhead Road.”

Bruce Stringbean & the E Street Band‘s “Thunder Road,” in 1976.

Roger Mitchum‘s “Ballad of Thunder Road.”

Johnny & Edgar Winter, 2007, with Dylan’s classic “Highway 61 Revisited.”

The cooler’s full, the car’s gassed up, and we’re outta here. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see you at the first rest stop after sunup.

SatMat* – 1973 Music Sucked (Except For This)

Saturday, 9 May 2009

1973.  Ugh.  Rock N Roll was losing its edge, and then some unknown band like Focus got a lot of airplay, at least for a few minutes.  We did our best to ignore the yodeling, except for the Popeye part.  Here’s a rare live version of  “Hocus Pocus,” with Gladys Knight(?!) doing the intro.

1973 also brought this to our FM converters so we could hear it on our AM car radios.  Golden Earring‘s greatest hit, “Radar Love,” wasn’t their best song, but it was great roadtrip music.

1973  had THIS highlight, though:  Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” (before he went weeny on us).

1973 music sucked on a whole lotta levels never seen before.  Top BillBoard hits included:
“You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon
“Crocododile Rock” by Elton John
“Bad Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce
“Top of the World” by the Carpenters
“There’s Got To Be A Morning After” by Maureen McGovern
“Tie a Yellow Ribbofdpnoa  oh man I can’t type any more of that garbage without gagging.


Gladys Knight was awesome. We were all Pips in the days of old (“Whoo-whoo!”). Then I lost my direction again with this:

Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein” was being played on the radio about the same time brother Johnny Rick Derringer was getting airplay for “Rock And Roll Hoochie Coo.”  [cbullitt corrected me in the comments section.]

Johnny Winter was better at the blues, but he cranked on Dylan’s “Highway 61.” (Look for G.E. Smith on rhythm guitar.)

Dang. I could take this string for another dozen utoobage links, but I’ll cut it here… temporarily.

* “SatMat” means “Saturday Matinee.” It looked better abbreviated on the title.

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