We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Al Green!!!
Here comes the Reverend Al Green from the world famous Apollo Theater. What else needs to be said??!?! This is going to be a great full show friday as we get the love flowing via funky sounds and the gospel singing.
Earlier this week we wished the ultimate rock and roller a happy 90th birthday today we found out that he is releasing his first new album in 38 years.
Pretty crazy news and you can read more about the details, but it will contain "mostly" new songs written and recorded around St. Louis, I am very curious to see what old Chuck's got left.
His original music NEVER ages, it still sounds as fresh today as it did 30 years ago or 50 years ago. He is Rock and Roll, let's just check out some of his songs now and enjoy this Thursday evening with Chuck and company.
"If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might
call it 'Chuck Berry'." -- John Lennon
Chuck Berry IS Rock and Roll...Period. I had to take a second to wish happy birthday to the absolute legend of the rock and roll sound and attitude...Chuck Berry.
I have actually been listening to a lot of Chuck lately, and finding his tunes just as timeless as I am sure they sounded when they were released. He is the man who inspired The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and everyone else who ever picked up an electric guitar.
He never really found success after his initial sound was milked for as long as it could be but who cares? In the past I have argued that "Johnny B Goode" is the greatest Rock & Roll Song of All-Time and I still stand by that today:
Willie Dixon's bass lines and Lafayette Leaks piano fills are critical, but it is that ringing guitar lead and swaggering vocal that makes it leap to the front of the class...what a tune! Again, it never gets old!
He was a rebel, hitting jail multiple times and not giving a flying fuck about anything, touring solo and demanding to get paid in cash while playing with backing bands who he could give two shits about. A pure Rock and Roller and one who I am excited to honor on his 90th birthday.
In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Christoph Holzhoefer of the Dylan tune "What Was It You Wanted?"
Thoughts On Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song: Oh Mercy brought Dylan back in from the creative wasteland that was his 1980's. It had an eerie sense of foreboding, helped by producer Daniel Lanois and the ghosts of New Orleans. The irritable old man in Dylan came out a bit here as well, and "What Was It You Wanted" is a good example of that, a confused searching that colors the lyrics as the protagonist just can't seem to get it right. Cover:
Thoughts on Cover Artist: Can't find much info on Christoph Holzhoefer but his youtube page is full of Dylan Covers and other songs so give it a listen. Here is another website from the artist. Thoughts on Cover:
It is a cool cover that doesn't do much different then the original but it is good and sparse. A stripped down version that sticks pretty close to the original.
We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Cheap Trick!!!
We recently caught the episode of Live From Daryl's House that Cheap Trick was on, so we wanted to focus on them this friday. Today's concert comes from the bands 1979 tour and is a good sampling of their career to this point with some nice covers tossed in. This show is very close to their must own, At Budokan release.
A pro shot, pro sound show that is a great way to end this fall week. Setlist below. Enjoy:
Hello There Come On Stiff Competition On Top Of The World Ain't That A Shame Need Your Love I Know What I Want I Want You To Want Me Surrender Good Night Day Tripper
In case you haven't seen Bob Dylan won a Nobel Prize today. Deserved is an understatement. We love Dylan and could argue he has been society's best writer since Shakespeare but we will save that for another post.
Today we should just celebrate his greatness. Congrats Bob.