Tag Archives: Tuneage

Musical palate cleanser, y’all got about 10 seconds to get to the dance floor edition.

If this doesn’t make you shake your ass a little bit, there’s something wrong with you.

Bonus clip, from Purple Rain

I always thought The Time smoked Prince in that movie.

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Musical palate cleanser, thought I must be dead edition

Most people, when they think about Procol Harum – hell, if they think about Procol Harum at all – remember the group as kind of an artsy-fartsy collective, based on songs like “A Whiter Shade of Pale” and “Conquistador”.  But PH could rock with the best of ’em in the sixties and early seventies.  And why not, with talent like Robin Trower on guitar and BJ Wilson, one of rock’s most underrated drummers?

From 1971, here’s a live version of one of my favorite songs of theirs, “Juicy John Pink”, that makes my point nicely, I think.  The Trower riff that kicks off the song is as heavy as you could ask for.

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Musical palate cleanser, it seems like yesterday edition

Fifty freakin’ years ago, this was the number one single in America:

BREAKING:  I am getting old.

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Musical palate cleanser, dry your eyes my little friend edition

In honor of one of last week’s headers, here’s a little treat from the late, great Warren Zevon.

But not “Werewolves of London”, out of respect.

Instead, it’s one of my favorites, “Johnny Strikes Up The Band”, live from 1982.

And, as a bonus, here’s a single from Zevon’s first professional incarnation, a duo that went by the name Lyme & Cybelle. It’s as trippy as you might expect from the heart of the sixties.

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Musical palate cleanser, in and out the valley edition

Back in the day when prog rock was a commercially viable thing, Yes ruled the roost.  Whatever you think of the genre – and for me, that’s a lot less now than it was back then – there’s no question Yes was a band with some incredibly talented musicians.

Sadly, word came this weekend that one of them, bassist Chris Squire, passed away.

Here’s a live version from 1973 of one of the group’s biggest hits, “Roundabout”.

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Musical palate cleanser, because he dared me edition

Bo Bounds is my muse today.  Which makes this pick obvious.

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Musical palate cleanser, catch ’em while you can edition

The Rolling Stones play Atlanta next Tuesday.

Charlie Watts turned seventy four yesterday.

Just sayin’.

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