Complete footage of The Yardbirds live in 1967, just uploaded!

Where else are you gonna see Jimmy Page whip out a Vox Phantom? Could have done without Mr You’re A Better Man Than I, though.

 

The Boss covers The Easybeats

Watching Easybeats videos in remembrance of singer Stevie Wright, I stumbled on this cover from last year’s Australian, Bruce Springsteen tour. Watching Springsteen attack the bouncy, can’t-wait-for-the- weekend anthem, with his raspy delivery and aggressive demeanor, makes for a fascinating study in contrasts. Fortunately, because it’s The Boss, it totally works. R.I.P. Stevie.

Happy birthday, Marc Bolan

I cannot begin to limit my Tyrannosaurus Rex/T Rex favorites, so I’m gonna take the easy out and post the excellent Born To Boogie documentary, and the Wembley 1972 gig that accompanies it on the DVD release (hint: BUY IT). The music of Marc Bolan figures into my life as prominently as just about any musician, and to see him at his prime is just transcendent. Boogie on, Electric Warrior.

It’s The Killer’s birthday

This 1964 Star Club performance is one of my favorite live recordings. Jerry Lee IS on fire, with a band equally aflame, as he puts his trademark stamp and stomp, on a slew of American classics.

Here’s a couple of live clips from the same year as the Star Club date.


The Killer gets totally outta control on this raucous Whole Lotta Shakin’.

and another version, coz Keith Richards is absolutely killin’ it, AND ya got Mick Fleetwood on the beat.

Jerry and Keith sharing vocal duties on Little Queenie

The Killer, his cousin, Mickey Gilley, and Carl Perkins

And more Carl, getting raunchy

And one of my favorite Country killers

Feliz Anniversario, Gal Costa

Some great performance clips of Costa, followed by a clutch of full lengths recorded at the height of the Tropicalia movement