Tuesday, December 7, 2010


That "Gimme Shelter" vocal track from Merry Clayton (who does Brooksy's fave cover of the song) still has me reeling. Started digging back into some old shit, and have gotten stuck on Roy Orbison. Fuck, nice to rediscover him once in a while...still some of the best pipes ever.

Particularly love this early demo version of "Claudette" with him by himself...complete with a fuck-up in the middle. Then the live version of "Candy Man"...that harmonica almost steals the show. Gotta love the simplicity, and the talent.

Shit, what would the rest of us do without distortion pedals and the like? We'd have to actually be good.

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