Friday, August 21, 2009

Stonehenge Playlist 6-19-09

I was AWOL for this show, yet again. I was actually in Bethlehem, PA to see VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR and STEVE HILLAGE at nearfest.

Van Der Graaf were absolutely amazing, by the way: one of the best shows I've seen. In stark contrast, Steve Hillage really disappointed: a half-arsed set, under-rehearsed and indifferently delivered.

Nearfest is pretty cool. It's a bit sterile for this young rocker, as it has more of the atmosphere of a convention than a rock festival, but the guys who run the thing really work their butts off, and it shows (the line-up is consistently remarkable). Plus, any festival that has it's own artisan beer (this year called 'Atom Heart Pilsner') has to be doing something right. It was good beer, too. Apparently, the larger part of Gentle Giant are confirmed for next year as 'Three Friends', so I may well go up there again!

Anyway, D.R. and TVS were laying it down at home with 4 solid hours, all killer, no filler. The classic rock album was Taste, the self-titled debut from Rory Gallagher's band, aka the Irish Cream (not Baileys). As with all the classic rock LP's this year, this one was celebrating the 40th anniversary of its release in June 1969.

Here some great live at the Isle of Wight footage from Taste from 1970:

Artist - Album - Song
  • The James Gang - Soundtrack for Zachariah -- Laguna Salda
  • The Morley Grey - The Only Truth -- You Came to Me
  • Haystacks Balboa - Haystacks Balboa -- Spoiler
  • Ancient Grease - Women and Children First -- Women and Children First
  • Groundhogs - Split -- Cherry Red
  • Free - Tons of Sobs -- Walk in my Shadow
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis; Bold as Love -- Bold as Love
  • Johnny Jenkins - Ton Ton Macoute -- Bad News
  • Alex Taylor - With Friends & Neighbors -- Southbound
  • Allman Brothers Band - Dreams -- Dimples
  • Duane Allman & Eric Clapton - Duane Allman Anthology -- Mean Old World
  • Greg Allman - The Greg Allman Tour -- Where Can You Go (by Cowboy)
  • Elias Hulk - Unchained -- Yesterday's Trip
  • Birth Control - Rebirth -- She's Got Nothing On You
  • The Third Power - Believe -- Like Me Love Me
  • Fuzzy Duck - Fuzzy Duck -- More Than I Am
  • Uriah Heep - Look at Yourself -- July Morning
  • Traffic - Welcome to the Canteen -- Medicated Goo
  • Backstreet Crawler - Koss -- Sidekick to the Stars
  • McKendree Spring - 3 -- Down by the River
  • Amazing Blondel - Koss -- Hole in the Head
  • String Driven Thing - The Machine that Cried -- The Machine that Cried
  • Family - Bandstand -- Glove
  • Tempest - Tempest -- Gorgon
  • Epitaph - Epitaph -- Changing World
  • Gravy Train - (A Ballad of ) A Peaceful Man -- Won't Talk About It
  • Quicksand - Home is Where I Belong -- Seasons / Alpha Omega
  • Rick Wakeman - The Six Wives of Henry VIII -- Catherine Parr
  • Janis Joplin - Pearls -- It's a Deal (w/ Big Brother & the Holding Company)
  • Roger McGuinn and Band - Roger McGuinn and Band -- My New Woman
  • Procol Harum - Shine on Brightly -- Skip Softly (My Moonbeams)
  • Paul McCartney - Paul McCartney -- Junk
  • Mom's Apple Pie - Mom's Apple Pie -- Mr. Skin
  • Spirit - The Family that Plays Together -- I Got a Line on You
  • Robin Trower - Live -- Little Bit of Sympathy
  • Ventures - Surfing -- Pipeline

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