UPDATE: This was accidentally posted ahead of schedule. Oh well, I’ll leave it as-is. Feel free to steal and share. Or not.
[h/t Nate L.]
I find it odd that they would choose that particular song, as it’s forever linked to a free rock festival in 1969 that ended up in tragedy at Altamont Speedway, California, much of it due to the actions of the hired “police” – Sonny Barger & The Hell’s Angels.
The event is best known for having been marred by considerable violence, including one homicide and three accidental deaths: two caused by a hit-and-run car accident and one by drowning in an irrigation canal. Four births were reported during the event. Scores were injured, numerous cars were stolen and then abandoned, and there was extensive property damage.
From the same year, Steppenwolf had a hit with the greatest biker song ever – “Born To Be Wild.” Okay, where do we go from here? Oh wait. I know.
Have a great weekend folks, and be back here tomorrow for Day 3 of our 6th Glorious Year of pure awesomenecessity.
Oh yeah. This is the guy you want to raise money for your organization. Humongous Rock Star of the Universe.
Actually, Meat was entertaining, given that he jumped up onto a sweaty stage commanded by disco, glam rockers and over-produced arena rock of the late 1970s. Mr. Loaf has my admiration, and had an amazing career. He was a punk as much as anyone, and he had Ellen Foley, too.
That’s a harp guitar, folks, being played by Andy McKee. This is the same Larson-Dyer version that I learned on; it was my great grandfather’s, and I still have it. It’s got a wide fretboard with 6 strings and 6 free bass strings above (hence the “harp” moniker). I’d never heard one played properly until I saw this video.
Okay as long as we’re still talking about painting…
RamJam. Amazing one hit wonder, based upon Ledbelly’s classic.
Whoa. Meatloaf covers RamJam’s version of Ledbelly’s classic.
And, um, Tom Jones did it, too. Whoa, whoa, whooaa…
Here’s Ledbelly speaking for himself.