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Drive-By Truckers – Used To Be A Cop (music video)

Drive-By Truckers are a band that has mastered the story song. “Used To Be A Cop”, from their 2011 album Go-Go Boots, is one of those story songs. The title says it all.

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Bob Dylan – You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Live in 1997)

“You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” is a bouncy, hootenanny, sing along kind of song from The Basement Tapes album. All sorts of people have covered it – Glen Hansard, The Byrds, Counting Crows and more. Dylan sounds great here, with a full band backing him, including a few back up singers. I love it. You will, too.

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Grateful Dead – Ship Of Fools (Live at Red Rocks in 1987)

One of the great things you can find on YouTube are clips of the Grateful Dead that combine amateur audience video with soundboard quality audio. Like this one, for example. The audio on this 1987 “Ship Of Fools” is soundboard, so it’s outstanding. But the video quality leaves something to be desired. In all fairness, it’s […]

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Tame Impala – Mind Mischief (Live at the Lowlands in 2015)

“Mind Mischief” was the first song on my Spotify Discover Weekly playlist today. It’s by Tame Impala, and they’re a psychedelic rock outfit from Australia. “Mind Mischief” is from their critically acclaimed 2012 album Lonerism. It was the third single on the album, released in January 2013. This version is from the 2015 Lowlands festival […]

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Drive-By Truckers – 18 Wheels Of Love (Live on Austin City Limits in 2008)

Drive-By Truckers has revolved around two main players, Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, since their formation in 1996. Since then, the band has had a host of revolving members, including Jason Isbell. This is a performance from Austin City Limits in 2008, where they deliver this rocking and extended version of “18 Wheels Of Love”.

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Elton John – Bennie And The Jets (Live in 1976)

This great clip of Elton John and band doing “Bennie And The Jets” is from the 1976 “Louder Than a Concorde But Not Quite as Pretty” tour. Elton is behind a grand piano, withe a big old band backing him up – including three back up singers. One of whom is wearing a Hawaiian shirt, […]

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Prince – Purple Rain (live on Arsenio Hall in 1989)

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the video of Prince covering Radiohead’s “Creep” at Coachella. Someone uploaded it, after Thom Yorke expressed an opinion that it should be available, and Prince tweeted a link to it. Which is remarkable, because Prince is an active manager of his brand, and he gets most of […]

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