Wolf’s Wild Wednesday – A Whole ‘Nother Country Edition

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Lest people think the Old Lupine is a one-dimensional, psychedelic-music trippy hippie with no interests outside of Blues or seeing Blues (and that, honestly, is pretty cool … you should try it sometime, but I digress) today I’m here to assure you that over the years I’ve had an appreciation for many genres of music … now, Blues and Rock are intertwined, as are Blues and Jump/Swing … on the other side, we have Rock and Country, and in the 60’s and 70’s a number of groups and artists brought the two together

Loved me some Poco back in the day

Crosby, Stills and Nash (along with Young) has a wide appeal

The Eagles had roots based partly in country

Country? Rock? Both? Yup!




I Wolf’s “Even A Blind Squirrel Finds A Nut Now And Then” Challenge: you got a fave? … time’s yours!

Tony’s Youtube Challenge:

Today’s Youtube challenge: post a video from one of the most epic concerts you’ve been to. Tool played in KC last night and it had me thinking of when I saw them in the very early 2000’s at Kemper. I’d seen them before and I’ve seen them since but something about that particular show was just magical…especially this song when the bridge hit and the audience raised their arms to the sky and prayed for rain.

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Should have done this for the way back machine last week:

sydenham
sydenham

Hey Ups and AG: always did like southern rock, one of the best concerts I enjoyed was an Outlaws opener for Skynyrd back in ‘74. Not clear what are the boundaries of country rock but because it’s a fusion I expect they are like weebles: they wobble. There was an album that I grooved regularly in the mid ‘70s called The Smoker You Drink The Player You Get, but before that Joe Walsh and co were making good music as The James Gang, such as this one:

Nasrani
Nasrani

The Smoker You Drink… isn’t that the one that had “Life’s Been Good” on it?

sydenham
sydenham

Nope, that was later, when he got a bit schmaltzy and self/parodysiacal. He always was a bit of a prima donna. Rocky Mountain Way was the big hit from The Smoker (although it could be argued that he was already cynically playing the game for all he could get) but there were a lot of good tunes on that album. However, for my money, The James Gang was true grit.

sydenham
sydenham

Although this next one I thought was first done as part of the James Gang catalogue but it looks like it came out under his own name, regardless it’s a good one IMHO:

Nasrani
Nasrani

that must be the one I was thinking of, “Rocky Mountain Way…” I knew one of his two big hits came out on The Smoker You Drink, but I honestly don’t know too much about Joe Walsh, other than his stint with the James Gang and the Eagles.

Canadian metal trio Triumph do a good cover of “Rocky Mountain Way.”

Nasrani
Nasrani

No love for the Outlaws? (They are more on the country side of Southern rock than, say, Blackfoot or Molly Hatchet)

Tony’s YouTube Challenge:

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

Awww shit Blackfoot’s good stuff.

Nasrani
Nasrani

Blackfoot is great, but they tend to be more on the rock side of Southern rock. Not a knock against them, I just didn’t think it fit in with today’s theme of being country-ish.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

I’m gonna hit you with a double whammy of country and rock for both challenges. Zac Brown Band at SafeCo in Seattle. Those guys are PHENOMENAL musicians. Their version of Devil Went Down to Georgia is as good or better than CDB.

Live from Seattle:

Devil Went Down to Georgia:

Anthony Stratton

Blasphemer.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

The heart wants what it wants.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake

Not a fan of country, but Zac Brown is fabulous live. Saw them with the Eagles at Petco Field, and they started playing Bohemian Rhapsody. I was like are they really gonna do this song? Much to my surprise they nailed it.

CHIEFSandSABRES

The Eagles are some good listening for sure! I was never really a fan in my younger years, but as I’ve gotten older, they have grown on me.

Anthony Stratton

I’m having a rough day and I hate the fucking Eagles man.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

Man get your own fucking cab!

Anthony Stratton

#winner

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

Take it Easy.

Nasrani
Nasrani

Fun fact: That song was originally written by Jackson Browne, and his version is also pretty good. Glenn Frey, of Eagles fame, sang backing vocals on it, then took it and made it an Eagles song.

Jackson Browne version:

Eagles Version:

If you go to Winslow, Arizona, you can stand on a corner in a park next to a statue of Jackson Browne.

Andyreidstach
Andyreidstach

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For country-rock, I include southern fried rock in that category but instead of the Allmann Bros Skynyrd or even Uncle Cracker, etc I will throw in this:

And for best concert, about two months before Dreams was released in the US, I got to see The Cranberries at a hole in the wall bar. And I can say that O’Riordan could actually sing two notes at once. Chills when done a capella

jf
jf

Anthony Stratton

One of my fave Cake songs…

sportingchiefs

For me, nothing will top (finally) getting to see Sir Paul McCartney play. Was able to get tickets and see his show this past December in London at the O2. The only thing that could’ve possibly topped it was him playing Get Back in the encore with Sir Ringo Starr on the drums (as well as Ronnie Wood of Rolling Stones fame playing guitar). Seriously a night I will never forget.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

I am going to see him next month in Texas. I don’t think I will get to see that level of surprise guests though.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

I am going to a lot of concerts this year (4 so far, 7 to go). This is from The Killers last Monday. Nothing like 15,000 people singing along to a whole song.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

Also, I saw The Struts at KC Live on Saturday. The music they play before taking the stage at every concert is Gary Glitter’s Rock n Roll pt 2. It was fun doing the old td celebration chant with that many people again.

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Severely Concussed

While commenting the other day BRAG mentioned one of my faves:

vvet818
vvet818

one of my favorites.