Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (live at the Fillmore East)

This is my all time favorite Hendrix song. To quote Joe Satriani:
"It's just the greatest piece of electric guitar work ever recorded. In fact, the whole song could be considered the holy grail of guitar expression and technique. It is a beacon of humanity."
 I couldn't find a better wording myself. First heard it when I was about 13 years old, and I instantly fell in love with it. A true rollercoaster ride.

The great thing is, there are many live versions of this song, each completely different than the other. And that's what makes it such a joy listening to this amazing song. Every version is epic, but oh so different. This has to be my favorite version though. It was recorded at the Fillmore East on December 31st, 1969. This was when Hendrix was in Band of Gypsys, with the awesome Buddy Miles and Billy Cox.

I always liked Buddy's drumming better than Mitchell's, but that comes down to personal taste. It's also worth checking out the other Fillmore East songs, because Buddy Miles' singing mixed with Hendrix' guitarwork is truly breathtaking.

PS: have to point out the great jam playing from 2:40 to around 2:47!

I hope you'll enjoy this as much as I do.

Golden Earring - Twilight Zone

Saw these guys perform 2 years ago. They are alot older now haha! But they still rock. I especially love this song, their live performance of it blew me away. The song is based upon the popular TV show The Twilight Zone, of which the lead singer was a great fan.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Santana - Soul Sacrifice (Woodstock 1969)

Many of you probably know of this awesome performance. I personally find the song very simplistic, but it works so damn well. And not to forget this was performed at the best music festival of all time!

Another thing worth noticing is that the drummer, Michael Shrieve, was only 20 years old when he was at Woodstock. Damn! That's the same age as me, and he's performing for almost half a million people!

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

Red Hot Chili Peppers Left Off Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees List

Yesterday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame unveiled its 15 nominees. Suprisingly enough, the Red Hot Chili Peppers aren't on that list.

2009 was the first year the group were eligible, the rule being that bands can't be considered until 25 years after their first recording. They didn't get enough votes to make it into the Hall, but several forecasters assumed they'd wind up on the list again this year. Instead, they're nowhere to be found, although they shouldn't feel too bad since another rock group that didn't get voted in last year, Kiss, failed to make the cut this year either.

The list of nominees for 2011:

  • Alice Cooper
  • Beastie Boys
  • Bon Jovi
  • Chic
  • Neil Diamond
  • Donovan
  • Dr. John
  • J. Geils Band
  • LL Cool J
  • Darlene Love
  • Laura Nyro
  • Donna Summer
  • Joe Tex
  • Tom Waits
  • Chuck Willis

BB King - Sweet Sixteen (live)

It took me a while to get into blues, maybe I was listening to the wrong artists. But when I first heard BB King, I was blown away. His voice, the awesome guitarwork, this song has it all! It even made the other king, Muhammed Ali, give a standing ovation. Pure genius!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird (live - 1977)

Another all time classic. I just adore the epic guitar solo in this song. And just look at that crowd! Wouldn't you want to have been there?

Future plans

So I just started this blog today. Rest assured, this is not some 1 week thing to keep me busy. I will keep updating with lots of good music and other random stuff. Feel free to contribute or to become a follower! Also, share with your friends! Give it to those that listen to shit music, and maybe they'll learn a thing or two, hahah. And of course to other people you know that enjoy rock.

Cream - Sunshine of Your Love

I'll be posting lots of songs that I like, all for you to enjoy as well!

Clapton is a freaking god, and for some reason this song gets me everytime. The weird thing is, the first time I heard it, it was like I knew the song all along...


Mainstream music pisses me off

I've been thinking alot about this. When I turn on the radio, all I hear is a top 40 of the most ridiculous songs. It's all the same, some generic beat with some chick or guy singing about sex, guns, alcohol (most of the time all of it in the same song).

Where is the soul these days? Where is the message? These so called popular 'artists' are being churned out by the music industry. And that's what's wrong. They look for someone of whom they think that has enough appeal for the general public. Then some guy writes songs for them, they sing it, and then it gets adjusted with a computer, because almost all of them can't sing. Adjusted with a friggin' computer! How can these people feel good about themselves?

Thank god I can still listen to music from the olden days. If you visit this blog, you know who I'm talking about.

But I'm not saying all music is bad these days, only mainstream music. There is lots of good music floating around, but it takes some time to find it. That is because the music industry is practically telling you what to like these days. Too bad most of it is shit. And alot of people are falling for it...

What I'm trying to say is, take a step back and look at what's happening.

One of my favorites

I'm a big rock fan, and my idol is, suprise suprise, Jimi Hendrix.

To start off, one of my favorites!!