unknown blues-rock songs

Captain Beefheart – My Head is my only House unless it Rains

Captain Beefheart passed away a few days ago. Since then I haven’t been able to stop listening to “My Head is my only House unless it Rains”. It’s the weirdest love song I have ever heard, but it catches me.

To quote Bob Lefsetz in a letter he sent to his followers about Captain Beefheart’s death:
“I read the news today, oh boy. And I was emotionally affected and needed to reach out to you. They’re rewriting rock and roll history and getting it all wrong. They want you to think that Patti Smith was more important than Alice Cooper, that Top Forty radio ruled in the late sixties and early seventies, that everybody was always in it for the money. But that’s wrong. We know the truth. It’s incumbent upon us to keep the flame alive. Beefheart was part of the firmament. He may not have been dead center, but he had a place. And we took notice. And his death leaves an emptiness. There’s a hole in the sky tonight, a black one, where Don Van Vliet used to live and create.”

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on December 20th, 2010 by Tony Amoyal –

Temple of Dog – All Night Thing

Temple of the Dog was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. It was conceived by vocalist Chris Cornell of Soundgarden as a tribute to his friend, Andrew Wood, lead singer of Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone. Andrew Wood (January 6, 1966 – March 19, 1990), born in Columbus, Mississippi, was the lead singer of Mother Love Bone, and earlier the singer and bassist of Malfunkshun. He was only 24 when he died of a heroin overdose coupled with a cerebral hemorrhage just before the release of Mother Love Bone’s debut album Apple.

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Posted in Forgotten Music, Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on January 8th, 2010 by Tony Amoyal –

The Allman Brothers Band – Soul Shine

Here is a great Allman Brothers Band tune live from Woodstock ‘94.

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Posted in Forgotten Music, Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on January 6th, 2010 by Tony Amoyal –