A Milwaukee garage band that Capital thought enough of to sign them unfortunately it didn’t last. Seems their first album sold well but the band never saw much money. So they left and returned home to record the next two on a small label from their neck of the woods, The Age of Aquarius. Short time later they broke up.
In 2008 a CD of the latter two was released.
Another continuing sad loss for our Woodstock Generation with the passing of Ray Manzarek. It seems like only yesterday that The Doors journey started but what a mark that was left by this legendary band.
It was fate that both him and Jim Morrison again would meet up at Ventura beach and I guess for the crazy changing wondrous times it would be that same fate along with Robby Krieger and John Densmore that this band’s sound would explode.
Every song has a memory attached to it and this one is no different. Just another moment from the past so powerful it seems like now.
Bad times, Good times depending of where you were at. After all isn’t that what stew is, a mixed bag of sorts.
A masterpiece that should have been longer like an hour.
In my opinion one of Ian Paice’s finest works on drums. The song written by him and Jon Lord would set the standard in what direction the band would take from this point on. This was DP third album that simply reflected their name, it would also be the last album that Nick Simper and lead singer Rod Evans would be on. But make no mistake the talents of both contributed much to the earlier introduction of this band.
Favorite Doobie Brothers song. God infused with one of the best blues guitar riff.
This was Classic early Coop.
Off the third album “Love It To Death” released in 71′ me and my friends wore it out. I’m Eighteen became our anthem, we all seemed to live the Ballad of Dwight Fry, but this song struck an odd chord with me and became my favorite head phone trip.
I had the 8 track in early 72′ and went to sleep listening to it. It was my winter weird oasis number. I loved it.
It fit into everything that band defined. Rock and the unusual.
To me the originally line up 1968-74 will always be the Alice Cooper Band.
Day Three: Sunday, August 17 1969
1. The Other Side Of This Life
2. Plastic Fantastic Lover
4. Saturday Afternoon / Won’t You Try
5. Eskimo Blue Day
6. Uncle Sam’s Blues
7. Somebody To Love
8. White Rabbit
Sadly any video footage of Max Yasgur’s speech to the crowd at Woodstock is no longer anywhere to be found on the internet. But his words were the focal point of this entire concert and happening.
” I’m a farmer, I don’t know how to speak to twenty people at one time, let alone a crowd like this. But I think you people have proven something to the world — not only to the Town of Bethel, or Sullivan County, or New York State; you’ve proven something to the world. This is the largest group of people ever assembled in one place. We have had no idea that there would be this size group, and because of that you’ve had quite a few inconveniences as far as water, food, and so forth. Your producers have done a mammoth job to see that you’re taken care of… they’d enjoy a vote of thanks. But above that, the important thing that you’ve proven to the world is that a half a million kids — and I call you kids because I have children that are older than you are — a half million young people can get together and have three days of fun and music and have nothing but fun and music, and I God Bless You for it! “
Thank You Mr. Yasgur
Now what song do you feature in auto-play from this list? LOL
Day Two: Saturday, August 16 1969
1. Waitin’ For You
Country Joe McDonald and The Fish
1. I Find Myself Missing You
2. Rockin’ All Around The World
3. Flyin’ High All Over The World
4. Seen A Rocket
5. Fish Cheer / I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixing-To-Die-Rag
John B. Sebastian
1. How Have You Been
2. Rainbows All Over Your Blues
3. I Had A Dream
4. Darlin’ Be Home Soon
5. Younger Generation
Three (actually 4) Days of Peace & Music.
For the next four days I will feature some of the Artists and the Bands that played starting with Aug. 15th then 16th, 17th & 18th 1969.
My Original Woodstock 40th anniversary post is here with more in-depth pictures and video’s ( although some missing via YT).
8th song (auto-play) of a very long set for Richie Havens who they kept telling to stay on stage because Sweetwater hadn’t arrived yet. Motherless Child/Freedom became infamous at Woodstock for his energized powerful drenched in sweat ending.
The power is still out at my house from Wednesday’s wee hours of the morning typhoon storm. Many Miserable people right now and blogging from elsewhere at moment. And OH how the lyrics of this song is so more than true.
“All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head”.
Music Composed & Lyrics Written by Ian Anderson
Released March 10, 1972
The very first concert I ever attended was the tour of this album.
Nov. 8, 1972 Cobo Arena – Detroit, Mi.
To this day I still believe that “Performance Rockin’ the Fillmore” and The Allman Brothers Band “At Fillmore East” are the two best live albums that were ever produced.
Recorded at The Fillmore East – New York – June 2–June 7 1970
The Chicago Auditorium – Chicago – July 5, 1970
The Forum – Los Angeles – June 26–June 28, 1970.
Released April 7, 1971
1971 Billboard 200 Pop Albums #1
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young wrote the soundtrack to my adolescence, the compositions are prolific and timeless examples of the 1960s.
Nam, Ideals, Heartbreak, Protests, Change, Innocence, Revolt, Disappointments and Carrying On.
Can still remember sitting in one of my friend’s room listening to this when the album came out, we had to listen to it low.
In 68′ we were 11-years old wishing we were older and out in San Fran Haight/Ashbury with the real hippies. We turned into the latter ones in 70/71′.
Recorded March 10, 1968 at Winterland (early show) – San Francisco, CA.
Released off the album “Wheels Of Fire” in August 68′.
Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker took this Willie Dixon song to the most explosive level a band could take it. And it was this Winterland Ballroom performance which also included “Crossroads” that would forever set in stone as being the group’s best ever live recordings.
The song that made traffic law enforcement across the globe the most money! LMAO
The tickets flew as those who were jamming on the accelerator as fast as the song that played blasting out of their car speakers. And I loved it because even my parents couldn’t even out scream Ian Gillian. I wore Made in Japan out along with my ear drums and relished in it.
On Monday I started with Detroit’s Bob Seger’s rendition.
Bobby Bland got first strike with this song, but never did he do it like the Grateful Dead who got second strike in 1966. And certainly not what turned out to be the jam of a historical proportion with members of The Allman Brothers Band & Fleetwood Mack joining them on stage.
As I’ve said in another blog posted about these guys a while back, in my opinion LLB still have never received the recognition they honestly not only deserve but have earned. In another time period they would of been a house hold name in the Rock and Blues Music World.
For some reason most people never could seem to disassociate them from their first hit single “Heaven” when they are about so much more.
Henry Garza’s playing is as good as any notable guitar player that has come from out of the past. Only these artists are here at present and with brothers Jojo & Ringo exceptional players in their own right have given, represented and have helped preserve the blues in this present day in age.
This band formed in 1965 and broke apart in 67′.
Danny Kalb – guitar, vocals
Al Kooper – keyboards, vocals
Steve Katz – guitar, harmonica, vocals
Andy Kulberg – bass, flute
Roy Blumenfeld – drums
Tommy Flanders- vocals
John McDuffy – keyboards
Flanders left after the first album and Kooper would leave after their second 1966 album “Projections” that would feature “Two Trains Running” and a song Kooper wrote “Flute Thing”. With Katz and Kalb following them after this 67′ concert.
This live performance featured a well inspired Kulberg giving the audience a total and complete hallucinogenic trip with his flute ride. John McDuffy who had replaced Kooper did a fantastic job ripping the keyboards on this song.
Written by Deadric Malone & Joseph Wade Scott
Recorded 1972 at Pampa Studios, Detroit, Michigan
Released off the album Smokin’ O.P.’s.
Way before The Silver Bullet Band Bob Seger Rocked. Earliest recording I remember went back to The Last Heard and 1966′s “East Side Story”, “Persecution Smith” and what would become his signature song for all time “Heavy Music” in 67′. Then it went on to The Bob Seger System. This man never stopped, he only got better.
Levon Helm http://www.levonhelm.com/
Such great sadness within two days for the music world with the passing of Dick Clark and now legendary musician Levon Helm of “The Band”.
May 26, 1940 ~ April 19, 2012
He was 71 years old but some how it still felt like the days they all played at Woodstock in 1969. Ironically this is where Helm chose to reside, Woodstock, N.Y.
This was a 1967 hit by four teens out of Lansing, Mi. The song itself started out as an instrumental written by hammond organist Kerry Nicholoff but when the band’s guitarist Danny Hernandez broke up with his girlfriend he wrote some lyrics befitting the music.
I will always love the earlier music from The Beatles.
The songs from this album when heard still breaks out the chills simply because I remember them as clearly today as when all of 6 years-old I heard them first.
Written by Elmore James.
Recorded July 24 1968 at The Fillmore West.
Jeff Beck – guitar
Rod Stewart – vocals
Mickey Waller – drums
Ron Wood – bass
Before there was “Truth” there was The Fillmore.
“Moonlight Serenade” Recorded on April 26, 1970 at the Fillmore West.
Written by Van Morrison
Songs originally off the 1969 “Moondance” album.