Papa Was A Rolling Stone.
Wikipedia: The Ramones were an American rock band and are widely considered to be the first punk rock group. While acknowledged as defining the sound and attitude of mid-1970s punk, they never really achieved the commercial success of their contemporaries The Clash or the notoriety of the Sex Pistols, but still had an immense impact on the punk and alternative music scenes
Got My Mojo Working
The Muddy Waters Website.
Wikipedia: The Rolling Stones named themselves after Waters' 1950 song, "Rollin' Stone," also known as "Catfish Blues," which Jimi Hendrix covered as well. One of Led Zeppelin's biggest hits, "Whole Lotta Love," is based upon the Muddy Waters hit,...read on
Kick Out The Jams!
Wikie: MC5 was a protopunk band that came out of Detroit, USA in 1964, and was an important precursor of and influence on punk rock (see protopunk and List of forerunners of punk music). It featured Wayne Kramer (guitar), Michael Davis (bass), Rob Tyner (vocals), Dennis Thompson (drums) and Fred "Sonic" Smith (guitar). The MC5 described their music as "New Music" and cited the Yardbirds and The Who as the leaders of the New Sound...read on
I've jammed with Wayne Kramer (guitar) and he's a terrific musician.
Artist Choice series.
I'm going to have various artists make choices for the music club. CLLN Music Club is really starting to reach out into the world of music. I have one label, "Concord" which is going to be supplying music for us and free cds as giveaways.
Howie Klein ran into Rocky Burnette over at MOG. He asked him what song he worked on that was his all-time favorite. Remember, this is the guy who revitalized rockabilly before the Stray Cats and Cramps became popular. Like every artist we've ever met, his all-time favorite is the latest one he was working on, in this case "Dreamin'" from the upcoming album TODAY.
Since we couldn't coax an advance copy out him, he had to come up with a favorite that is currently available: "Toein' the Line" from his 1979 debut. "It has paid the rent for many years. Definitely one of my better songs and I clearly remember the day we recorded it."
They ruled during the funk--rock--fusion days. "Sponge"
I received an email from Michael and he's slowly starting to recover from MDS. I wish him a speedy recovery. Check out his website and if you can help him in any way that would be cool. I know a little bit about health issues.
The Brecker Bros. Collection, Vol. 1 is a great record.