Holy cow! Over 30 years ago! Three decades. Why do I feel like Radiohead should cover this, pronto? Amazing, still.
More Midnight Special madness!
What’s Awesome: Neal Schon’s hair! Greg Rolie’s hair but only half as much. Journey before they outsourced their singer. Wolfman! Steve Smith played jazz grip. Love these songs, too!
More Midnight Special madness! I’ve shown you some amazing 1970s performances from Peter Frampton and Heart. Here’s something pretty rare; live early 70s footage of Steely Dan, who went primarily a studio band for the rest of the decade. The Dan are one of my all time favorite bands so this was a treat to find.
What’s Awesome: Bill Cosby intro! ! Bill Cosby in some sort of pleather track suit! Bill Cosby’s wacky comedy take at the end! Real musicians! Donald Fagen’s face, which is reminiscent of a jellyfish. Sideshow Bob singing background vocals! The way guitarist Denny Dias stands when he plays. Denny Dias’s outfit, including velvet pants and a shirt that looks like Price threw up on after eating bad mushrooms. Skunk! Double guitar madness. Walter Becker with really long hair. Guitar solo! The other guitar solo!
After the jump : The Dan does Do It Again from the same Midnight Special but Donald is too shy to sing or somethign so Sideshow Bob sings and it’s kind of weird BUT Jeff “Skunk’ Baxter plays percussion with a skill you did probably not know he possessed.
“He is incredibly Irish to live with, and he’s different too. He doesn’t like a lot of people around. With more than two people he gets uncomfortable. He doesn’t like the idea of all those people looking at him. Really he’s a recluse.”
When this performance happened, Van’s first marriage was just ending. I love how surly his “intro” is.
Art is an interesting thing. It’s an expression of how the artist sees the world and sees themselves. This video made in 2007 features music by convicted Speedway bomber and serial harasser Brett Kimberlin and — well, just watch it. That’s former prisoner Brett Kimberlin and he seems to be showing you how he sees himself; an unjustly imprisoned man who was tortured by brutal authorities. Really, just watch it.
Here’s additional info from one of the people Kimberlin has harassed, Aaron Walker. Lots of fascinating stuff there.