Apologies if this has already been posted, but it is one of my favorites. Very few people in the blues/rock arena play out of the same bleak spiritual
landscape as Robert Johnson, but Roy Buchanan was one of them.
The introductory singing portion of this piece makes that point, but the instrumental excursion that follows is an encyclopedia of some of the sickest
blues tones you will ever hear in one place and is very much in keeping with the idea of a man on the edge of sanity.
100% agree, that solo. Man... that is the blues. The tone, the anguish, the flow. Not enough people know just how damn good Roy is, but he made me
want to learn the guitar. An animal on the strings, but the feeling he punched out. Cracking great bluesman.
While perhaps nowhere near as refined in technique (not remotely) as a lot of the entries in this topic (including my own earlier post,) if we're
talking "down and dirty" I always have to throw this into the hat. The drummer can't keep time. The tone is grimy as hell. The technique is thrown out
the window. But still, there's just something about the rawness of it, and the power of the sound considering it's just two people, that grabs me for
For something a little more pristine, even though it may not qualify as Blues, whenever Clapton covers this Marley song I get goosebumps. Anytime I
start to doubt whether he deserves his acclaim as a virtuoso, he pulls something like this out of thin air (that solo later on... damn):
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breakin out the big guns.....big head todd and the monsters....brokenhearted savior....say no more...
recently some new releases...one is the heartless bastards....gates of dawn.....rocks your lame azz
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