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Re: George Martin RIP

Post by Darren Wilshak » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:52 pm

This is a contender for best cover.

Watchtower.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLV4_xaYynY

He checked out 48 years ago, yesterday.

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Re: George Martin RIP

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:58 pm

Darren Wilshak wrote:This is a contender for best cover.

Watchtower.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLV4_xaYynY

He checked out 48 years ago, yesterday.

:shock:
Eesh....
Not my favorite song of his, Red House is an all-time favorite.

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Re: George Martin RIP

Post by Statistical Mechanic » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:26 pm

I actually love his version of Watchtower.

Time for a story from the vaults: I was sitting at the House of Blues with Rufus Thomas one lazy afternoon in 1997. A Jimi Hendrix recording starts playing over the house PA system. Rufus screws up his face in agony: “Man, they're trying’ to chase me out of here.” I express surprise: “This is Hendrix, Rufus.” Rufus explains, “I’ll tell you a story, not many people know this one. It was the same club where I later wrote ‘Do the Funky Chicken,’ in Covington, Tennessee. I had two guitar players, I can’t remember the second one’s name at the time, but the other one was a young guy, playing just terrible, loud, out of tune, all over the place. After a while, I said, ‘Send him home, I can’t use a guitar player who plays like that.’ That dude was Jimi Hendrix.”
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Post by Darren Wilshak » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:13 pm

I agree that Red House is a cracker Jeff but its not a cover version, its his own composition.

Hendrix cover of Gloria is powerful jamming but quite rude. Hendrix cover of Rolling stone transcends the song. Hey Joe is a cover as well.

Ah and Hendrix kept on playing his guitar. when he got off the Chitlin circuit. He went through about 45 instruments in his career. I think his finest work though really was the 1970 Band of Gypsies concerts at Fillmore East. Machine Gun, is a soundscape book end to that whole era of the Vietnam war and the by now obvious maturity of the electric guitar as the sixties ended.

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Post by Darren Wilshak » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:29 pm

This isn't a cover, its an obvious homage to the BEATLES, 'I'm only sleeping...'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV6GILM6cxg

Quite good though and laconic - psychedelic.

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Post by Jeffk 1970 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:23 pm

Darren Wilshak wrote:I agree that Red House is a cracker Jeff but its not a cover version, its his own composition.

Hendrix cover of Gloria is powerful jamming but quite rude. Hendrix cover of Rolling stone transcends the song. Hey Joe is a cover as well.

Ah and Hendrix kept on playing his guitar. when he got off the Chitlin circuit. He went through about 45 instruments in his career. I think his finest work though really was the 1970 Band of Gypsies concerts at Fillmore East. Machine Gun, is a soundscape book end to that whole era of the Vietnam war and the by now obvious maturity of the electric guitar as the sixties ended.

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“Hey Joe” is another favorite.

https://youtu.be/TTNpjWZc34E

My older brother had a really cool black light poster of Hendrix hung up in his room. When my parents were gone he played the Hendrix really loud, that’s where I got my love of Hendrix.
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Re: George Martin RIP

Post by Balsamo » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:26 pm

Please be careful upping this thread. Each time i expect to see another victim of Death. (:

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Re: George Martin RIP

Post by Darren Wilshak » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:30 pm

Its kind of taken on a dual identity as its about music as much as it is concerned with current news about people in the music world checking out.

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Re: George Martin RIP

Post by Statistical Mechanic » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:44 pm

but you cleverly connected it to Hendrix's passing anyway :)
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Re: George Martin RIP

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:06 pm

Statistical Mechanic wrote:[bbvideo=560,315]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0z0vmkJ4MQ[/bbvideo]
Seriously have this stuck in my head....
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Re: George Martin RIP

Post by Statistical Mechanic » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:20 pm

My son introduced me to it. I had no interest in listening to it on account of this:

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My son insisted - and since we had bonded over Gang of 4, Mission of Burma, Wire, and Nirvana, I had to give KJ a listen. I was hooked almost at once. Jaz Coleman is batshit crazy. The bassist, Geordie Walker, provided one of my Rodoh avatars ... I may have to bring him back:

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Re: George Martin RIP

Post by Darren Wilshak » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:04 pm

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In 1980.

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Re: George Martin RIP

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:21 pm

Statistical Mechanic wrote:My son introduced me to it. I had no interest in listening to it on account of this:

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My son insisted - and since we had bonded over Gang of 4, Mission of Burma, Wire, and Nirvana, I had to give KJ a listen. I was hooked almost at once. Jaz Coleman is batshit crazy. The bassist, Geordie Walker, provided one of my Rodoh avatars ... I may have to bring him back:

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I’ve been in a mood for music like this lately so it fits.
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Re: George Martin RIP

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:46 am

Marty Balin, co-founder of Jefferson Airplane, found dead:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rollin ... 30912/amp/

Played this song at my wedding:

https://youtu.be/AOMuK7YYxeg

Kantner passed away a couple of years ago:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... as-225492/

Yet Grace Slick rolls on and on.
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Re: George Martin RIP

Post by Statistical Mechanic » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:04 pm

CPD officer Jason Van Dyke has been convicted of murder in the 2nd degree and 16 counts of aggravated battery (one for each shot he fired) in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald in 2014. Chicago has been just a bit on edge, bordering on paranoia, awaiting this verdict.
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Re: George Martin RIP

Post by Statistical Mechanic » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:36 pm

Chicago Police Union flexes its authoritarian muscles and attacks the jury system - and threatens the community - in defense of convicted murderer / former cop Jason Van Dyke: “This is a day I never thought I’d see in America, where 12 ordinary citizens were duped into saving the asses of self-serving politicians at the expense of a dedicated public servant. . . . This sham trial and shameful verdict is a message to every law enforcement officer in America that it’s not the perpetrator in front of you that you need to worry about, it’s the political operatives stabbing you in the back. What cop would still want to be proactive fighting crime after this disgusting charade, and are law abiding citizens ready to pay the price?”
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