Aaaaah, The Q. Steely Dan for enlightened rednecks. If no-talent purveyors of aural feces like Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney had been listening to NRBQ instead of The Eagles and the Jimmy Buffett...well, they'd still
be no-talent purveyors of aural feces, but at least the world would be a shade more interesting.
This is a clip from the show Night Music
, in which pianist Terry Adams seriously gets his Sun Ra on...
Incidentally, Night Music
was a Lorne Michaels-produced show that used to run on weekends, and featured lesser known, newer, and cult musical artist, and frequently had them playing together.
Jeff Healey with Dr. John
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
John Cale, Shawn Colvin, and Richard Thompson
(doing Cale's arrangement of "Heartbreak Hotel")
Richard Thompson and Jo-El Sonnier
The Night Music house band
with Maria McKee, Van Dyke Parks, and Stevie Ray Vaughn doing Little Feat's Sailing Shoes
Lotsa stuff on YouTube. Also, not from Night Music, but too funky not to be heard. Note to Lillith Fair devotees: this is what a real woman sounds like.
Rants, because I've been gone for awhile
Sarah McClachlan? Please. Makes me want to strangle a puppy, on GP. Please, someone shove a rag in that drippy ****'s mouth..
The difference between Kings of Leon and the Jonas Brothers is one of taste, not degree. Buy the hype if you wish.
Dear Lord, Switchfoot and the Fray still walk the Earth, and the Creed is coming back. Please, show us your love and mercy by smiting these and similar bands into the dust, as you really don't want your good name being associated with that smug and shallow horse****.
That said, the Thrice tracks which were posted were surprisingly good.
Actually, LOTS of good stuff mentioned in this thread. Today I have listened to My Morning Jacket Evil Urges
, Guns 'n' Roses Appetite for Destruction
(just read the biography...AFD
holds up far better than I thought it might...yeah, "Rocket Queen" is stupid, but it's gloriously so), and a single sampler disc I made from Eric Dolphy's Prestige box set