Thursday, January 11, 2018

James Gang - Walk Away (live)

Thanks to Ed for sending me this. Walk Away is my favorite James Gang song, and my second-favorite Joe Walsh track behind only Life of Illusion.



This is a really excellent version of the song.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Joe Walsh - Life of Illusion

Hands down, my favorite Joe Walsh song of all time.

Given that I pretty much rate Joe Walsh songs on a scale from "great!" to "amazing!" this means a lot.



"And oh, why can't we let it be,
and see through the hole in this wall of confusion?"

Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Clash - Straight to Hell

One of my music-loving clients was training with me this morning and we heard what we thought was the intro to this:



No such luck. It was a song that either sampled Straight to Hell, or just lifted the riff and re-made it. It sure sounded just like Straight to Hell.

So I had to sit and listen to this track tonight.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Jimmy Cliff - Ruby Soho (Rancid)

Here is another cover of Ruby Soho, by Rancid. This time covered by the legendary Jimmy Cliff.



It's produced by Tim Armstrong, but it's very cool to see an old-school Reggae original covering a band that draws a lot from old-school Reggae.