Archive for the 'rock music' Category

11 January, 2021

Posted by Socrates in rock music, Socrates at 4:09 pm | Permanent Link

This footage takes you back to a time and a place (granted, that wasn’t the best time, usually at least). I like how she brings the fans up onto the stage during the second song. (Did you know that there were two Janis Joplins? The first one was Janis and the second one was Robert […]

30 December, 2020

Posted by Socrates in music, rock music, small towns, Socrates, White thought at 5:11 pm | Permanent Link

Where do fruit go on vacation? Meloncamp. Ha-ha! A knee-slapper. “Small Town” by John Mellencamp. I spent a lot of time in a small town; I miss it. It’s probably dead by now. Most of its citizens, no doubt, have fled to the big cosmopolitan cities. That is called “progress” for some reason. How is […]

25 December, 2020

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Cream, “Disraeli Gears” (1967, full album). Don’t let the title fool you. It has zero to do with Benjamin Disraeli and everything to do with a ten-speed bicycle (derailleur gears). It’s a joke of sorts. One of the band members kept calling the bike’s gears “Disraeli gears.” [Audio; 32 minutes].

22 December, 2020

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Queen, live, in 1975. Okay, so Fabulous Freddie had “too much swish in his hips” and was “a little too sissy for the show” — you got a problem with that? You do? Oh. Okay, then. [Video, duration is 1 hour, 8 minutes].

5 November, 2020

Posted by Socrates in rock music, Socrates at 6:40 pm | Permanent Link

Frank Zappa – Instrumental, titled “Black Napkins,” October 28, 1976 [Here].

31 October, 2020

Posted by Socrates in rock music, rock music industry, Socrates at 6:08 pm | Permanent Link

“Highway to Hell” by AC/DC (live, 1979). [Here].

31 October, 2020

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“Theme For An Imaginary Western” by Mountain; bassist Felix Pappalardi on vocals; at the Cincinnati Pop Festival, June 1970. Pappalardi was later murdered by his wife. There’s a lesson there. [Video].

16 October, 2020

Posted by Socrates in anti-White themes, anti-Whitism, Mexican arrogance, Mexican corruption, Mexican mentality, Mexicans/hispanics, Mexico, Mexinvasion, political correctness, pop culture, rock music, rock music industry, Socrates, Western civilization, Western culture, Western decline, White philosophy, White thought at 1:17 pm | Permanent Link

I find it creepy, but very predictable, that Linda Ronstadt focuses only on the Mexican side of her heritage, even though she is only 1/4 Mexican by race [1]. She always has something rotten to say about Donald Trump and the border wall. But, as Alex has said, Mexico would be a great place if […]

10 October, 2020

Posted by Socrates in music, rock music, rock music industry, Socrates at 10:35 am | Permanent Link

Apparently, Eddie Van Halen was god-like in the guitar world. But why? Was Van Halen a fast guitar player? Yes. Very fast. But, was he a good guitar player? By many accounts, he was only so-so, talent-wise; his guitar solos were at times catchy, but not at all historic. We live in a world today […]

12 September, 2020

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The Rolling Stones, “Let It Bleed” (1969). A good album. The Stones sound a little different than other rock (okay, heavy blues?) bands. Unlike Led Zeppelin, the beat here is “behind” the music rather than “in front” of the music like Zeppelin with their heavy, in-your-face drums. That’s a Mississippi Delta blues thing. Jagger “borrowed” […]