Monthly Archives: December 2013

December 31

Lou Reed – Perfect Day (Live at Montreux in 2000)

As 2013 comes to a close, I find myself thinking about Lou Reed again. I thought posting a choice video of him doing “Perfect Day” would be a fitting tribute to his legacy and a good way to ring in the new year. Here he is doing it at Montreux in 2000. One of the […]

December 30

Bob Marley & The Wailers – The Heathen (Live at Harvard Stadium in 1979)

Nice clip of Bob Marley & The Wailers at “Amandla – The Festival of Unity,” a benefit concert at Harvard Stadium in 1979. “The Heathen” has always been one of my favorite songs from Exodus. Seeing them do it here is a treat. Great guitar work by Junior Marvin (not to be confused with Junior […]

December 29

Smokey Robinson – Tracks Of My Tears (live)

If you’re paying attention, this one should give you goose bumps. Advertisements

December 27

Hall & Oates – She’s Gone (Live on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1976)

It was bound to happen. All the time I’ve spent giving Live From Daryl’s House some love – here, here, here, and here – inevitably got me digging into the Hall & Oates back catalog. Which led me to this guy. A young Hall & Oates – before G.E. Smith was even in the band […]

December 23

Daryl Hall with Train – Papa Was A Rolling Stone (Live at Daryl’s House in 2010)

The truth is, I don’t really know much about Train. They emerged on the musical scene at a time when I just wasn’t paying attention to what was going on. But this is a great live version of “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”, and another five minute musical gem from Live From Daryl’s House. Also, […]

December 22

Bruce Springsteen – Prove It All Night (Live in 1978)

If you want to see Bruce Springsteen rip it up on his guitar, then “Prove It All Night” is probably the song for you. The song is long for a Bruce tune, and it gets almost jammy, with more focus on Bruce’s guitar playing than typical.  He opened with it when we saw him in […]

December 19

Earth, Wind & Fire – Evil (Live in 1973)

I don’t know when or how I came across this song and video. “Evil” is a new Earth, Wind & Fire song for me. I hadn’t heard it before, and I remember the title of the song is what grabbed me and encouraged me to watch the video. It’s a funk masterpiece. The video isn’t the […]