Cherry, Oh Baby, The Rolling Stones (1976)
For reasons unknown, the Stones covered Eric Donaldson‘s 1971 hit on their studio album Black and Blue. Guitarist Mick Taylor had quit the band in 1974 and they were auditioning for replacements.
Straight from the Caribbean Osnabrück, Mr. Hurley & Die Pulveraffen(the Powder Monkeys) are German “grogstars” playing Irish melodies with a rock pirate theme. (A powder monkey’s job was to bring black powder to the ship’s cannons.) Yo ho and shalalala.
The SIDH is an Italian band that plays electro Celtic metal bagpipe club music; 2018 band interview here.
Iain Marr – whistle player/piper
Federico Melato- keyboards and percussion
Michael Subet – bass
Salvatore Pagliaro – electric & acoustic guitar
[h/t Mme. Jujujive]
It’s that time of year when we set our calendars back, so have a great three day weekend and we’ll see you here tomorrow.
The Stones‘ “Gimme Shelter” by multinational conglomeration Playing For Change, created by American producer Mark Johnson, is very cool. (Watch for Taj Mahal.)
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.
After careful consideration and review of the available videos on the Utoobage, we just couldn’t bring ourselves to post any of them, but the links are there just in case some of you are into self-flagellation. Meanwhile, let’s just back away from the pop trainwrecks for now.
The shortest Rolling Stones song you never heard. [Found here.]
As for rock commercials, try this.
Squirrel Nut Zippers’ “Ghost of Stephen Foster” with a cool cartoon.
[Update 12:50PM – Gabriel left this fine memory in Thursday’s comments. Gotta post it here.]