Posts tagged ‘Eric Clapton’
Ah, Paris. The city of love…a perfect place to take your wife for Valentine’s day. How could a guy go wrong? I’ll tell you how: He invites one of his best friends to just happen to show up and join the fun.
“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.”
record company’s chum; sharks sniff me out and attack and rip me…and my wallet…to shreds. Bring it on. These sets tend to be grandiose with a price tag to match. It is not that I have money to burn…if I did I would be an arsonist…but I know what I like and what I gots-ta have.
- Everyday I have the Blues (BB King – “Live at the Regal”): this is the first song on the album. The crowd is in BBs hand before Lucille’s second solo rings out.
- Live Wire (AC/DC – “Bonfire”): This takes place in a radio studio with a small live crowd. How do they strike sparks this fast?! Combustible music.
- Mean Woman Blues (Jerry Lee Lewis – “Live at the Star Club, Hamburg Germany”): Pure, unadulterated raw power. The Killer is on fucking fire here.
- Walk It Talk It (Lou Reed – “American Poet”): Again this one is recorded live in a radio studio. Lou Reed is a rock and roller on this one…it has a definite Chuck Berry sound.
- Cowgirl in the Sand (Neil Young – “Live at the Fillmore”): Neil covers the spectrum of his guitar playing abilities on this: intense. Listen to Jack Nitschze’s haunting piano: creepy.
- Little Queenie (Rolling Stones – “Ya-Ya’s”): Like I said, this is unmatched R&R.
- Don’t Think Twice Its Alright (Eric Clapton – “Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Special”): “Bobfest”, as dubbed by Neil. This might be Clapton’s last great performance. The second guitar solo makes your head shake involuntarily. Whew. And…its a cover song.
- Emotionally Yours (The O’Jays – “Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Special”): Wow…this song has that rising power that takes you soaring with it. Emotional, indeed…
- Caravan (Van Morrison – “Last Waltz”) – Another qualifier of live greatness: the all-star jam. Van takes this one over the top with a handful of crescendos…and with a crazy purple spandex outfit [yikes!]
- You Don’t Know Like I Know: (Sam & Dave – “The Complete Stax Singles, Disk 4”): Arguably two of the greatest live performers ever. Listen to the fun and excitement in this one. You can’t help but move to it.