Few people know of my time spent immersed in the underground 60’s scene. Weekenders and all nighters in the UK and Europe..that i may or may not have attended on a shit ton of speed.
They incorporate all genres of the era, psych, freakbeat, garage, soul, ska/rocksteady. The latter of which i love and have always been planning to start my 7” collection. However, im an intolerable completist, so if im gonna go in to a genre, i must go in all the way.
Well, it happened. And it IS as time consuming and expensive as i feared. i may need to schedule a trip to the bank for a loan…thats if i can find the time in the midst of obsessive trolling..
For anyone who want to learn about ska/rocksteady, theres no one better to start with than Desmond Dekker
been doing some major cleaning and going thru the overabundance of ‘stuff’ ive collected over the years. this mostly sucks, with the exception of looking at all the CDs ive ignored for ages. The Best of David Johansen made me remember that Motley Crue owes a lot to this song:)
not only is there a 50 year back-catalog to choose from but my ONLY tattoo is of the Rolling Stones tongue logo, so im surprised im able to actually name one favorite Stones song. but i can, and this is it. (especially impressive being that it reminds me of a bad experience on a certain wild grown fungus..)
Ronson Rules. no…not the one ur probably thinking of.. Mick Ronson. I’ve always known that Mick Ronson was crucial in the success of David Bowie. but i was thought it was mostly because of his look and stage presence. Since i OD’d on Bowie almost a decade ago, i hardly listen to him anymore. So i had fresh ears when i put on Pin Ups just now. I finally understand how important Ronson was sonically. I know its 101 for any guitarist to recognize a distinct guitar tone, but as a layperson, i found it to be somewhat of a revelation. Its all in the intro of Here Comes The Night…let her rip