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My contribution today. Dave Grohl. Stairway to Heaven. Come on, you got to love the idea if not the tune.
Dave Grohl trying to perfom stairway to heaven on Kilborne.
See what I mean? Here is something tasteful. Bonnie doing something fun.
Long a critic's darling, singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt did not begin to win the comparable commercial success due her until the release of the aptly titled 1989 blockbuster Nick of Time; her tenth album, it rocketed her into the mainstream consciousness nearly two decades after she first committed her unique blend of blues, rock, and R&B to vinyl. Born in Burbank, CA, on November 8, 1949, she was the daughter of Broadway star John Raitt, best known for his starring performances in such smashes as Carousel and Pajama Game. After picking up the guitar at the age of 12, Raitt felt an immediate affinity for the blues, and although she went off to attend Radcliffe in 1967, within two years she had dropped out to begin playing the Boston folk and blues club circuit. Signing with noted blues manager Dick Waterman, she was soon performing alongside the likes of idols including Howlin' Wolf, Sippie Wallace, and Mississippi Fred McDowell and in time earned such a strong reputation that she was signed to Warner Bros.
Debuting in 1971 with an eponymously titled effort, Raitt immediately emerged as a critical favorite, applauded not only for her soulful vocals and thoughtful song selection but also for her guitar prowess, turning heads as one of the few women to play bottleneck. Her 1972 follow-up, Give It Up, made better use of her eclectic tastes, featuring material by contemporaries like Jackson Browne and Eric Kaz, in addition to a number of R&B chestnuts and even three Raitt originals. 1973's Takin' My Time was much acclaimed, and throughout the middle of the decade she released an LP annually, returning with Streetlights in 1974 and Home Plate a year later. With 1977's Sweet Forgiveness, Raitt scored her first significant pop airplay with her hit cover of the Del Shannon classic "Runaway"; its follow-up, 1979's The Glow, appeared around the same time as a massive all-star anti-nuclear concert at Madison Square Garden mounted by MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy), an organization she'd co-founded earlier.
Throughout her career, Raitt remained a committed activist, playing hundreds of benefit concerts and working tirelessly on behalf of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. By the early '80s, however, her own career was in trouble -- 1982's Green Light, while greeted with the usual good reviews, again failed to break her to a wide audience, and while beginning work on the follow-up, Warners unceremoniously dropped her. By this time, Raitt was also battling drug and alcohol problems as well; she worked on a few tracks with Prince, but their schedules never aligned and the material went unreleased. Instead, she finally released the patchwork Nine Lives in 1986, her worst-selling effort since her debut.
Many had written Raitt off when she teamed with producer Don Was and recorded Nick of Time; seemingly out of the blue, the LP won a handful of Grammys, including Album of the Year, and overnight she was a superstar. 1991's Luck of the Draw was also a smash, yielding the hits "Something to Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me." After 1994's Longing in Their Hearts, Raitt resurfaced in 1998 with Fundamental. Silver Lining appeared in 2002, followed by Souls Alike in 2005, both on Capitol Records. A year later, Bonnie Raitt and Friends was released, featuring guest appearances from Norah Jones and Ben Harper among others. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide
A little soul, eh? How about a little blues mixed in with some soul?
Gary Clark Jr. performing Nextdoor Neighbor Blues for Mahogany.
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Because of you I'm getting to like Cory as a musician What's up with Slipknot?
Here is a complete 360.
I gotta do the Hag while he is still alive.
Nice. More music please.
I like this Irish band. U2 Vertigo. It kinda rocks.
u2 introducing vertigo in chicago
Cory is probably my favorite rock vocalist right now. The guy has serious chops. Look up some of his Stone Sour work. Some sounds closer to slipknot, but they have a lot of slightly softer songs. This is one of my favorite acoustic performances.
Stone Sour performs "Hesitate" acoustic for WAAF listeners at Wachusett Mountain. Video by Razmig.
I really liked Slipknot's first album the self titled one. I never really listened to them much after that for whatever reason though.
Purity is a song that appeared on the first Roadrunner Records release, self-titled album "Slipknot" alongside the song Frail Limb Nursery. This song was the cause of the album's rerelease due to the possible uprising of a lawsuit. The song is about a girl named Purity Knight that was apparently brutally kidnapped and buried alive, the story was fabricated by crimescene and is ultimately untrue. Corey however found the story at Crimescene.com and, not knowing it was untrue, wrote a song about it; transforming the demo "Despise" into the song "Purity". As a result it was placed onto Slipknot's first Road Runner outing. On a lighter note the owner of crimescene.com has been grateful to Slipknot for a significant increase in hits and thus we may be able to hear Purity once again... (maybe as a rerelease). The song has recenty been confirmed for a rerelease on the band's upcoming DVD release.
The album was originally released with Frail Limb Nursery and Purity as tracks 8 and 9, but Slipknot had to re-release the album without those tracks. In their place, Slipknot decided to put 'Me Inside', which I believe was supposed to be a digi-pak song. Purity and Frail Limb Nursery were removed because of a legal dispute. I believe Corey read the Purity story on the internet and thought it was real and wrote a song about it, but it wasn't real, so it was copyrighted. When crimescene.com found out about this they threatened to sue Slipknot. Later on they rereleased this song on their tenth anniversary cd.
Iowa is a pretty hard recording.
their third cd, there is more of a Stone Sour sounding Corey Taylor...i was like, "when i get a slipknot cd, i want to hear screaming, speed and power.
it grew on my though.
I like their last release "all hope is gone"
I might have to check out Iowa sometime. For some reason I remember me thinking it didn't sound as heavy as the first one. I don't if that was just from the song they played on the radio or what. I will probably check that out on youtube now.
My sources tell me these ladies are making a comeback. The Breeders. Canonball. It rocks a bit.
"Cannonball" Official Music Video.
Directed by Spike Jonze & Kim Gordon.
"Last Splash" iTunes UK: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/last-splash/id27552046
iTunes US: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/last-splash/id350051960
© 1993 4AD/Elektra Records & WMG.
And as long as I'm thinkn of the ladies. Love this song. 4 non blondes. Poppy rocky.
Music video by 4 Non Blondes performing What's Up. (C) 1992 Interscope Records
This thread needs a little Twib.
From The Meat Tape.
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