Saturday, June 15, 2019

Battle of the Bands: Death Don't Have No Mercy


My battle of the bands song is "Death Don't Have No Mercy." I am doing this post on my phone so I apologize in advance. You know the drill I will post two covers and my readers select the winner in the comments. 

Contender One: Hot Tuna


Contender Two: Ramblin' Jack Elliot


So who is going to win Hot Tuna or Ramblin' Jack Elliot. 

Friday, June 7, 2019

Battle of the Bands Results: The Heard Prevails

The Heard won my Battle of the Bands by one vote 4 to 3. Not bad for a short lived, Mid 60s garage band from Texas. Not the biggest band in the world but one with some influence. Don't worry we will celebrate.

                                                   "Stop it Baby"


"Exit 9"



"If You'd Ever Leave Me"



In about a week I will be back with a brand new episode of Battle of the Bands.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

R.I.P Dr. John

Another New Orleans music legend has passed away.  Malcolm John Rebennack better known to the world as Dr. John passed away today from a heart attack at the age of 77.

Most of the world know him for his hit song "Right Place, Wrong Time"


To call him a one hit wonder would be selling the six time Grammy Award winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted artist short. He also received an Honorary Doctorate from Tulane University.

"Such A Night"


"There Must Be A Better World Somewhere"


"Craney Crow"


He will be missed!



Tuesday, June 4, 2019

R.I.P Roky Erickson

Roky Erickson was a singer songwriter best known for his work with The Thirteenth Floor Elevators. I used perhaps the best known song from the catalog on my recent Battle of the Bands post. There is still time to vote on that.

I thought I would share more of his music and do a more proper tribute.

                                              "Cold Night for Alligators"


"Slip Inside This House" from The Thirteenth Floor Elevators days...


"Rollercoaster"


Back to solo stuff "If you have Ghosts"


"Goodbye Sweet Dreams"




May he rest in peace!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Battle of the Bands: You're Gonna Miss Me

Roky Erickson a singers songwriter, psychedelic music pioneer, and founding member of The Thirteenth Floor Elevators passed away yesterday at the age of 71.  In honor of his life and the fact that I like to mix up my genres, styles and musical selections on my Battles I am choosing one of the best known Thirteenth Floor Elevators songs.


                                                  The Original, even got the Mono version for you...



There's more if you order your Beyond Freedom Rock: The Far, Far Out Collection now we will throw in our bonus collection of covers called: We Tried but Today's Drugs Suck! Order now operators are standing by....

Challenger One: The Heard



Challenger Two: Jad Wio



Vote now in the comments, I will tally the votes when I come down, in a week or so. 60's cover or 80's French cover.I hope you enjoy! If you like the sounds of Thirteenth Floor Elevators stay tuned I will post a tribute to Roky Erickson soon! 


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

R.I.P Bill Buckner

Bill Buckner passed away at the age of 69. Sadly he is probably remembered for a botched play in the 1986 World Series.



It is sad because he had a successful Major League career collecting 2715 career hits. He was the National League Batting Champion in 1980. In 1981 he ended up on an All-Star Team. He had a long career spanning 22 seasons and he played for five different teams.

He will be missed by baseball fans and his family. May he rest in peace.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Monday's Music Moves Me: Songs about Heaven or Hell

Save the last dance for me! Monday's Music Moves Me theme is songs about Heaven or Hell.  If I am going to Heaven then I don't mind being early if I am going to Hell well the devil can wait.

                                                       "Hell in a Bucket"  Grateful Dead


The Cure "Just Like Heaven"



AC/DC "Highway to Hell"


Led Zeppelin "Stairway to Heaven"



Bob Dylan "Knockin'  on Heaven's Door"



Pink Floyd "Run like Hell"


I hope you enjoyed!