Archive for the 'rock music' Category

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

Posted by Socrates in rock music, rock music industry, Socrates at 5:40 pm | Permanent Link

“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

Posted by Socrates in rock music, Socrates at 4:51 pm | Permanent Link

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” […]

17 August, 2020

Posted by Socrates in rock music, Socrates at 4:19 pm | Permanent Link

Nazareth, “Hair of the Dog” (1975) [Here; duration is 40 minutes].

2 August, 2020

Posted by Socrates in Civil Rights Act of 1964, democracy, democrazy, egalitarianism, equality, equalocracy, republic vs. democracy, republican government, rock music, Socrates at 11:11 am | Permanent Link

(This is edited from before; also, the links in the prior post have changed) Democrazy Liberals love democracy. They worship it. It’s so…equalizing. (That’s why they also love communism). So it was interesting for me to learn that a noted liberal, the late and talented rock singer Lowell George, regretted running his band Little Feat […]