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Jack White on Austin City Limits 2013

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Paste magazine made me aware of this excellent performance from Jack White

Paste Magazine:

Jack White kicked off the second half of Austin City Limit’s 38th season with a 12-song performance of both intensity and familiarity. (Read more)

 

Bathed in blue light Jack White gives us songs from several of his projects, including, White Stripes, Raconteurs, his soloalbum and some cover songs.

I hope I get to see him live some time…

Setlist:

1. Freedom at 21
2. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
3. Missing Pieces
4. Cannon/John the Revelator
5. You Know That I Know
6. Blunderbuss
7. Love Interruption
8. Hypocritical Kiss
9. Screwdriver/Blue Blood Blues
10. I’m Slowly Turning Into You
11. Top Yourself
12. We’re Going to Be Friends

– Hallgeir

The 20 best concerts of 2012 according to Egil

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I landed @ 45 concerts in 2012… a great year it has been.

Here is my list of the 20 best:

  1.  Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band (The Second night in Bergen, July)
  2. Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band (First Night Bergen July)
  3. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (First  Concert, Bergen, June)
  4. Justin Townes Earle (Bergen, June)
  5. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (Club concert, Bergen, June)
  6. Patti Smith (Bergen, June)
  7. Ron Carter, Bill Frisell & Joey Baron (NYC (Bluenote), January)
  8.  The South (Bergen, June)
  9. The Deep Dark Woods (NYC, January)
  10. Afghan Whigs (Oslo, August)
  11. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (Oslo, August)
  12. Jonathan Wilson (Bergen, June)
  13. Lars Winnerbäck (Bergen, June)
  14. Bob Mould (Oslo, August)
  15. Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch (Bergen, June)
  16. Thåström (Bergen, June)
  17. Feist (Oslo, August)
  18. The Black Keys (Oslo, August)
  19. Robert Earl Keen (NYC, January)
  20. Tønes (Skudeneshavn, November)

 

Video of the day: Vintage Trouble – Blues Hand Me Down live on Letterman

Vintage Trouble – Blues Hand Me Down live on Letterman

L.A. blues/rock band Vintage Trouble played on Late Show with David Letterman a couple of nights ago and absolutely blew the roof off the house with an incredible performance of Blues Hand Me Down, the single from their 2011 debut, The Bomb Shelter Sessions.

We have written a little bit about them before, but nothing prepared us for this mindblowing performance!

Singer Ty Taylor owned stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater, it was tight and loose at the same time, well I think you know what I mean.

Just incredible!

-Hallgeir

Today: Elvis Presley released “Elvis (NBC TV Special)” in 1968 – 44 years ago

I want everyone to know what I can really do
~Elvis Presley (to producer Bob Finkel)

Trouble/Guitar Man:

From Wikipedia:

Released November 22, 1968
Recorded June 1968
Genre Rock and roll
Length 44:27
Label RCA Records
Producer Bones Howe

Elvis (NBC TV Special) is the thirty-fourth album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor Records in mono, LPM 4088, in November 1968. Recording sessions took place in Burbank, California at Western Recorders on June 20, 21, 22 and 23, 1968, and at NBC Studios on June 27 and 29, 1968. It peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200. It was certified Gold on July 22, 1969 and Platinum on July 15, 1999 by the RIAA.

Hound Dog/All Shook Up:

From allmusic.com – John Bush:
……………   Although he exhibited more nerves than he ever had in the past — a combination of the importance this chance obviously presented plus the large gap between the psychedelic music culture of 1968 and the rather quaint rock & roll of ten years earlier — Elvis delivered an incredible performance throughout the television special. His vocal performances were loose and gutsy, and his repartee was both self-deprecating and sarcastic about his early days as well as his moribund film career (“There’s something wrong with my lip!…I got news for you baby, I did 29 pictures like that”). He was uninhibited and utterly unsafe, showing the first inkling in ten years that there was life and spirit left in music’s biggest artistic property. The resulting LP, NBC-TV Special, combined sit-down and standup segments, but probably over-compensated on the standup segments. What impresses so much about NBC-TV Special is how much it prefigures the rest of Elvis’ career. Dramatic, intense, driven, and earthy, frequently moving, but not without the occasional cloying note, Elvis during the ’70s was the apotheosis of rock music, a righteous blend of rock and soul, gospel and pop, blues and country. …
~Read more over @ allmusic.com

This album also happens to contain one of Elvis Presley’s best songs…..

If I Can Dream:

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley – vocals, guitar
  • The Blossoms – backing vocals
  • Tommy Morgan – harmonica
  • Mike Deasy, Al Casey, Tommy Tedesco, Scotty Moore – electric guitar
  • Larry Knechtel – keyboards, bass
  • Don Randi – piano
  • Charles Berghofer – bass
  • Hal Blaine – drums
  • John Cyr, Elliot Franks, Frank DeVito, D.J. Fontana, Alan Fortas, Jack Sperling staff drummer NBC Orchestra – percussion
  • Lance Legault – tambourine
  • Billy Goldenberg – orchestra conductor

Album of the day @ spotify:

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Monster Magnet live in Haugesund, Norway 2012

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‘It’s A Satanic Drug Thing – You Wouldn’t Understand’ – warning on the album, Spine of God

Monster Magnet is an American stoner rock band. Hailing from Red Bank, New Jersey, the group was founded by Dave Wyndorf (vocals and guitar), John McBain (guitar) and Tim Cronin (vocals and drums). The band first went by the names “Dog of Mystery”, “Airport 75”, “Triple Bad Acid” and “King Fuzz” before finally settling on “Monster Magnet”, taken from the name of a 1960s toy made by Wham-O, which Wyndorf liked when he was a child. (Wikipedia)

Monster Magnet had managed to become one of the most successful and influential bands associated with the so-called underground “stoner rock” scene. And yet, their influences span much further than that scene’s foundations in ’70s hard rock and metal, delving into space rock, psychedelia, and beyond. (Allmusic.com (by Eduardo Rivadavia))

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