Flashback Friday! Southern Fried Boogie edition

Once upon a time in this Country we had a plethora of what was dubbed “Southern Rock”, and while I’m not from the South, (heck the closest I’ve ever been to “the South” was a trip to Dallas decades ago!) a lot of this music really spoke to me. Maybe it’s that Tennessee Rebel blood in my veins, who knows…

Anyhow, it was a good time in music, just good, old fashioned Rock and Roll! Musicians that could actually play their instruments, solid songwriting, some clever lyrics along the way… Good times!

I recently heard a song on the radio – yes, that’s right, I still occasionally listen to <gasp!> “terrestrial” radio – that sparked the idea for this flashback.

I present some of my old favorites from the Southern Boogie days. And just for kicks, and to really get at the heart of the music, I searched out live versions of my favorites. Enjoy!

Last but certainly not least, and sort of an “honorable mention” as most people don’t consider them a Southern Rock act, but Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers originally hail from Gainesville, FL which as I understand it is every bit as Southern as the rest of “the South”, despite the influx of retirees from up North. The Southern charm just oozes outta their music!

Enjoy your weekend! And thanks for stopping by!

Flashback Friday! Hairspray and Distortion Pedals

As I have mentioned in previous posts, my musical inclination runs more toward ‘alternative’ music, but long before that label was tacked on, we were just called ‘punks’, and if you were part of that clique, listening to the music of the “Top 40” was heresy, much less heavy metal.

That being the case, 80’s metal was sort of my ‘dirty little secret’… I certainly was not a metal head or ‘headbanger’, but I can’t deny a good song, regardless of the genre.

In all honesty, in the case of most metal bands, I like A song of theirs. There are a couple bands that had a few songs that grabbed me. If I had to name one metal band from the era that I actually liked, without question I’d say RATT, was the one. For me, Warren DiMartini was the best lead guitarist in the genre and drummer Bobbi Blotzer was top of the pack too.

Likewise, there were a TON of bands from that era that were simply horrible. Just gawd-awful, cheap imitators, trying to make the record labels some money. And don’t even get me started on “Power Ballads”!!!

Anyhow, here are a few from back in the day that I still get a kick out of. Let your hair down, crank up the speakers to ’11’ and let ‘er rip!

If you get this, you’re my kind of people!

Enjoy your weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Flashback Friday: Get your brass up!

Today’s Flashback is dedicated to the musicians that are literally breathing life into their music, the Horn Section. Enjoy!

SUPERGROOVE, The best thing to ever come outta New Zealand!
Diamond Dave and his monsters having some fun.
I wish they did more like this one!
Joe, telling it like it is.
Kid Creole, one of a kind!
A comedy classic, with a legendary riff!
A funky groove will always be hip!

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Flashback Friday!

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Flashback Friday, but I recently went down a wonderful musical rabbit hole and felt compelled to share.

Today I present “the Jangle Sound” from the 1980’s. Enjoy! Rickenbackers and reverb, oh my!!

One of my Top 10 favorite songs of the era! And a great live band!
Unlike anything anyone had ever heard before. Groundbreaking.
Another college radio darling from when college radio was THE source for new music.
Awesome band, too clever for the mainstream.
This guy…should have been a household name.
No idea what this song is about, but always liked that pulsating bass line.
Not necessarily my favorite tune from these guys, but an eternal classic nonetheless.

Thanks for stopping by! Get out and enjoy the weekend!

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