Corrections: Wire Creator Not Actually Optimistic... →
Here’s a bit of nice, refreshing pessimism.
God Gave Rock And Roll To You
As mentioned earlier. Part 1 - The original by Argent, 1973. Part II - The Kiss version, 1991.
Graham Bonnet's "thing"
For those who don’t know what I meant, here’s the man himself explaining it. Part 1 Part 2
Michael Schenker Group - Dancer
First with original vocalist Gary Barden. Next with replacement vocalist Graham Bonnet. While I like Graham Bonnet’s “thing” (many do not), I prefer the Gary Barden version. Bonnet’s a little overblown in the verses for me.
Jump!, a short film by Jordan Baseman about the aforementioned Steve “Krusher” Joule, heavy metal graphic designer for the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath, as well as for long-running British rock magazine Kerrang!.
“…when Gillan finally got to see a finished sleeve he hated it with a vengeance and hence the now famous quote “I looked at the cover and puked!” — Steve “Krusher” Joule, explaining the origins of the cover art to Black Sabbath’s 1983 album Born Again.
Buddy Rich - Tying it all together
Here are two drum battle videos. The first one is with Ed Shaughnessy, long time drummer during Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show era, as well as the drummer in the Jim Henson film in my previous post. The second is with Animal on The Muppet Show, which, obviously, is another brain child of Jim Henson and company. I’m not sure who the actual drummer is for Animal’s parts.
Trailer for “Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized”, a film based on the most recent album by The Decemberists.
Entertainment isn’t a suspension of belief, but a suspension of values. It may...– Greil Marcus, Lipstick Traces: A Secret History Of The Twentieth Century.
Old Dirty Bastard - Don't U Know
From 1995’s Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version.
Coloring comic books the way they used to →
Imagine if these were your only choices.
The Beach Boys - Trader
From the 1973 album Holland.
The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Rehearsal and live, 1976.
Little Richard - Lucille
In 1963 on British television. In 1969 at the Live Peace Festival in Toronto.
Hooray For Earth - True Loves →
One of my absolute favorite bands, Hooray For Earth, has released a song from their upcoming album. Listen to it, and then buy all of their previous records. Then go see them live.