Posts Tagged ‘Golden Earring’

Saturday Matinee – Yotuel, Gente de Zona y Descemer Bueno; Santana, Golden Earring & The Skids

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Cuba Libre.

When the people of Cuba took to the streets by the thousands in protest over the past weekend, the mainstream media in our county fired up the spin machine. It’s about COVID and shortages, they said.

They were all lying.

This video is credited with helping inspire the uprising. It says everything about the human desire to be free and Cuba’s desire to throw off the shackles of communist tyranny. If you don’t speak Spanish, make sure to watch it with the captions on.

Carlos Santana & Everlast from the 1999 Santana album Supernatural, one of my few impulse purchases. Good stuff.
(Sí, sé que Carlos no es cubano, pero aun así…)

Golden Earring was active from 1961 to 2021, and were the best known and internationally most successful rock band to come out of the Netherlands. [h/t Feral Irishman]

The Skids. The vocals are notoriously unintelligible so the song works for just about anything.

Lotta heavy stuff coming down the road, so stay alert and be safe while I go get a haircut. See you tomorrow.

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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