"The Devil’s All You Ever Had" by Alberta Cross (2007).
New computer and I’m back, baby. Been listening to this song (this album, really) heavily while at work this past week. I had not heard of this dudes until a sweet tip from my buddy, Donnie. Good stuff.
"Revolution" by Dr. John (2012). Once again, my boy @DjLancasio turns me on to some absolute rock ‘n’ roll majesty. This track, off of his Auerbach produced LP, is brimming with goofy funk horns and those guitar punches that we all love (scope Auerbach’s nasty Tele in the vid) — not to mention Dr. John’s still-so-fucking-strong, down home snarl. The video itself showcases his incredible live band at the Brooklyn Academy of Music - playing music and looking like some #coolguys.
"Ain’t Good Enough For You" by Bruce Springsteen.
More often than not, top youtube comments are the most correct: “A throwaway for Bruce is a top-ten hit for anyone else…you rock man!”. Pure joy. Thanks, internet.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
[Live in Phoenix, ‘78]
A little context - At this point in his career, the Boss has given himself a total of zero days rest in the wake of releasing Darkness on the Edge of Town, and is now knee deep in the middle of a tour of epic proportions: 115 shows spanning from May 23rd, 1978 - January 1st, 1979. Bruce is on the cusp of becoming one of (if not the) biggest rock stars on the planet, yet is unwavering in his boyish will to freak the fuck out, for the sake of the show. This performance, suffice it to say, is a spectacle to behold…so in the sprit of this guy (oh no!), I’m gonna attempt a bit of a VIDEO BREAKDOWN.
What a way to end it. What a performance. Truly legendary.
This is no joke.