Tag Archives: 1983

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Neil Young – Don’t Be Denied (Live on Solo Trans Tour in 1983)

This clip comes from Neil Young’s Solo Trans Tour, which was part of his tour with the Shocking Pinks supporting Everybody’s Rockin’. As I understand it, Neil would do a solo set with the occasional flourish from the The Shocking Pinks in the background, then bring them out for an encore that grew larger as […]

jerry5 April 23

Grateful Dead – Loser (Live in 1983)

“Loser” has always been one of my favorite Jerry tunes to play on the guitar. It’s a classic cowboy song, but with an edge to it. Here are the boys doing it in 1983. Good solo from Jerry in this one, too. High quality audio and video from Music Vault.

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Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue (music video)

“Electric Avenue” was released as a single in 1982, and became a hit in 1983. It was on Eddy Grant’s album Killer on The Rampage. The song is about the 1981 Brixton Riot, and Electric Avenue is a street in the Brixton area of London. Of course, as a kid, I didn’t know that, and it […]

u2 April 07

U2 – Two Hearts Beat As One (music video)

“I don’t know how to say what’s got to be said / I don’t know if it’s black or white / There’s others see it red! / I don’t get the answers right / I’ll leave that to you” I picked up a used copy of the deluxe reissue of War the other day. Used, because I’m not paying […]

sly January 16

Sly Stone – If You Want Me To Stay (Live on Letterman in 1983)

This is an amazing clip. Sly Stone and a couple of hand picked musicians join Paul Schaffer and band on Letterman to play “If You Want Me To Stay”, with a quick dip into “Sing A Simple Song” at the end. It’s one of the best jams I’ve seen on Letterman, Sly is all smiles […]

naive melody November 09

Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) (music video)

Someone said “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” is their favorite song. Not just their favorite Talking Heads song, but their favorite song. Period. I wouldn’t go that far, but I will say that it’s probably my favorite Talking Heads song. It’s a pick me up song. And it was the second single off […]

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Genesis – Mama (music video)

“Mama” was the first single off of Genesis’ 1983 self-titled record. It’s a pretty bad ass song, especially for a Genesis song. It’s got that creepy laugh thing Phil Collins does, plus he does a lot of screaming at the end. So I have to admit I was a bit surprised when I read that […]

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