Everybody say “Happy Birthday, Jerry!”, and celebrate his birth by watching this great version of “Ramble On Rose”.
This particular “Ramble On Rose” is from the Crimson, White, and Indigo release. It’s a good quality video. Check it out, and think of Jerry today. If he was still with us, he would have turned 72 today.
“Tony Adams” was the second single from Strummer’s 1999 record Rock Art & X-Ray Style. The video has the lyrics running along the bottom through most of the footage. It’s about a disaster striking New York, which I hadn’t pieced together before watching the video. Great song.
“Walk Away” is one of those James Gang songs that everyone knows, but they don’t know it’s a James Gang song. Most people don’t even know who the James Gang is. Who are they, you ask? The early 70s rock trio from which the rock and roll all star Joe Walsh emerged.
This video for “Walk Away” is them playing live, with psychedelic backgrounds superimposed on the recording. If you don’t recognize the band or the song by name, you’ll recognize the tune. Check it out.
I don’t know quite how it happened, but I’m listening to a lot of Joe Walsh lately. Really digging into the back catalog, too (Thanks, Spotify!). “Mother Says” is a song I didn’t know before my Joe Walsh walkabout. After Walsh left The James Gang, he formed the short lived Barnstorm. “Mother Says” is included on their self titled debut – attributed to Walsh as a solo record called Barnstorm – and it’s also on the Joe Walsh anthology Look What I Did!. Here he is playing “Mother Says” with his big ole touring band in 1975. Check out the timpani drums! And the Davey Crocket hat…
Word on the street is that there’s going to be a total eclipse of the heart tonight. There hasn’t been one of those since 1982! Be sure not to look at it straight on. You could go blind! Blinded by a “Total Eclipse Of The Heart”.
I’m a bit of junkie for the versions of “Sitting Here In Limbo” that the various incarnations of Jerry Garcia’s solo bands have done. I’d never heard him do it with David Grisman before a friend of mine pointed me to this version on the Facebooks. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
I watched the documentary Beyond The Lighted Stage this weekend. A good reminder of what a great band Rush is. Those crazy Canadian rockers.