I had forgotten how superb this band is until I came across their farewell concert on TV, a couple of weeks ago. Beautiful, dynamic music, some of it in Gaelic, of which I have about five words.
Be still my Celtic heart…
“You may not have heard… Runrig”
Dr Feelgood came out of the UK pub rock / rhythm and blues scene in the mid seventies. I’m not sure that they ever really broke through in the US, but they toured hard and were/are a fantastic live band.
Wilko Johnson was their iconic, original guitarist, later famous as the
executioner in Game of Thrones and, in real life, for not dying.
I always preferred
Gypie Mayo’s playing.
“You may not have heard … Dr Feelgood”
The Black Sorrows and founder Joe Camilleri are legends in their native Australia. Sadly, they’re a well-kept secret in Europe.
Sublime, rootsy music. Listen closely and you’ll hear elements of Van Morrison, Dr John, JJ Cale, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan and so, so much more…
“You may not have heard … The Black Sorrows (@TheBlackSorrows)”
The Hammock Papers remembered the birthday of the mighty Warren Zevon:
here and here and here.
Let me just add this…
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900),
Twilight of the Idols (Maxims and Arrows, 33)