Saw him at the Verdun Auditorium once, was a pretty cool character.
Ashes fall from the chimney so maudlin. Sodden haunts returning thoughts to your flue. Did your body snap? Was it made of porcelain? Could my shakey hand prepare a splint to repair poor ghostly? Kindling. Little kindling. Lit a fire under. Kindling. Little kindling. Lit a fire under and over you. Winter came to asphyxiate the autumn’s neck. Cold and cruel the lonely coffin of black and ash. The solstice split our spirits in two. Will this pain subside by dousing it with sad sapphire? Kindling. Little kindling. S’all remains of. Kindling. Little kindling. Lift my blanket under and over you. So still you are sealed inside an urn. Consider heaven. Is it warm? Will I feel the cold when I am not locked to the bottle? Our achey frames deteriorate. Our stale mouths are coughing crimson. We’re dwindling. We’re crawling on our wretched hands and shivering knees with candle teeth. We crawled into our beds into our death
The first part is about a neighborhood that was destroyed to build the Ville-Marie Expressway in the 60′s and the second part is about the new Turcot expropriations. and just to illustrate how history repeats itself you can play the first and second parts simultaneously.
Saw this band at the Verdun Cultural Center tonight and they are definitely worth checking out!
New album, and it’s really damn good. If you like Dylan even a little, there is a song you will like on this album, and it’s an incredible feast for long time fans!
Looks like YouTube took down everything except the video/single above.
Texas Radio refers to high power Mexican radio stations that blasted Texas in the 1950s. Not restricted by American regulations, said stations could have up to 150 kilowatts. Morrison and Manzarek both heard Wolfman Jack on one of these Mexican stations.
Shock Rocker Marilyn Manson began using the song as his intro prior to be beginning of his 2012 tour concerts.
Dr. John’s Gumbo is the fifth album by New Orleans singer and pianist Dr. John, a tribute to the music of his native city. The album is a collection of covers of New Orleans classics, played by a major figure in the city’s music. In 2003, the album was ranked number 402 on Rolling Stonemagazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The album cover was shot in front of the huge mural adorning the wall of The Farmer John Company, (also seen in the movie Carrie), located at Soto Street and Vernon in Vernon, California.
Here is a live version of Mess Around in 1995.
Continuing with what Frank Zappa might have called the “wowie zowie” part of Dr. John’s Night Tripper period. This is from the album, The Sun, Moon & Herbs.
From Wiki – “The Sun Moon & Herbs is a 1971 album by New Orleans R&B artist Dr. John, noted for its contributions from Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and other well-known musicians. It was originally intended to be a three-album set but was cut down to a single disc. The album was described byAllmusic as “dark and swampy” and “best listened to on a hot, muggy night with the sound of thunder rumbling off in the distance like jungle drums.”
Dr. John‘s first album, Gris Gris, is a masterpiece well worth revisiting. Best known for Walk On Guilded Splinters, which was a staple of FM rock stations when they were commercial free in that wonderful moment in the late 60′s when AM radio all but died for a new generation that preferred listening to whole albums (yep, CHOM, aka CKGM-FM, was actually a really good radio station for a few years back in 69-70), the album unleashed the Dr. John persona on the musical performing world complete with voodoo spells, swampy mists, French Quarter partying and awesome New Orleans R&B. Rolling Stone calls it the 143rd greatest album ever. Could go higher than that in my books.
Here is the original Walk on Guilded Splinters.
And here is an interesting live version.