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Van Damn-the-Man Morrison

Van put out three protest songs. Against the lockdowns. Probably not that surprising the Belfast Cowboy is not happy with the government intervening into his life, but reading the lyrics of the 3 songs coming out on Sept. 25, it seems like this is more of the Trump-style can’t-make-me-wear-a-mask than anything else.


Travers Blues

It is very easy to find out 10 articles on everything you can think about from probably the year 2000 and forward, but info from before can tough. I was very upset that there wasn’t more info on the song Travers Blues from Screaming Lord Sutch’s Alive and Well album. That is until I looked up the band he was playing with included Pat Travers. No explainer article needed, I guess. It’s a rocker regardless.


M’ Lord!

In listening to more Screaming Lord Sutch and reading more about from his wikipedia, he recorded with a bunch of great musicians. Lord Sutch and His Heavy Friends with “from Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page (who also produced the album) and John Bonham, guitarist Jeff Beck, session keyboardist Nicky Hopkins, session guitarist Deniel Edwards and Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding.”

Despite the horrible reviews, one of the songs was used in the movie Logan Lucky (highly recommended):


Bloody Rippa

You might have noticed in the last post that Nicky Hopkins got his start with Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages. It definitely reminded me of another song that isn’t on Spotify. The original Jack the Ripper by Screaming Lord Sutch is there, but my introduction to it, alongside Astro, by the White Stripes is not on Spotify:

If you have the time, watch this terrifyingly wonderful clip of Screaming Lord Sutch doing his song live, scaring the shit of of kids:


Considerably Too Much

Started following this Andy Zax (American music historian and a Grammy-nominated producer of music reissues) after this very funny tweet I saw:

So I looked through his other recent tweets and saw a response to someone stating that Their Satanic Majesties Request is the best Rolling Stones album:

I had never heard We Love You. This song is dope. The wikipedia article lists a quote from Melody Maker saying it was “too much,” but I disagree. John and Paul on the backup vocals. Brian Jones on Mellotron. Nicky Hopkins (just learned who he was, more on that later) on a great piano hook: