Perhaps one of the greatest televisual artefacts of the Jack-FM generation, and the greatest justification for Phil Collins' existence outside of that one point in "In The Air Tonight" when the tom-toms come in--c'mon, you know you air-drum to that when no-one's looking, too--Brit puppet satirists Spitting Image doing the video for Genesis' "Land of Confusion." The following are not safe from mockery: Reagan, Thatcher, the Ayatollah, Godzilla, Mr. Spock, Live Aid and of course, Genesis themselves. Click the pic and crank yr speakers.
(I still reserve the right to find the earlier, obtuse and pretentious prog rock of their Peter Gabriel/"The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" era better musically, though.)
Friday, February 24, 2006
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Rajesh Pabary, prosecuting, said that when the officers arrived at the flat in Seaford, East Sussex, last June Jones "armed himself with the didgeridoo and shouted, 'I'll f***ing have you and any copper who dares to come in.' He continued to shout in a similar vein, swinging the didgeridoo at windows. They did not smash but bowed a little.
When asked why he committed the assault, Jones replied, "He tied me kangaroo down, sport. He tied me kangaroo down!" (Thanks, Melvin!)
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Sunday, February 19, 2006
Thursday, February 16, 2006
I may very well have blogged this video before somewhere else, but WFMU's got a great video of gypsy jazz guitar legend Django Rheinhart. That guy played better with only two fingers on his left hand than most guys--yours truly included!--can with five. Killer.
Some more guitar video goodness:
Frank Zappa doing the Allman Brothers' "Whipping Post"--not really into the rhythm section sound on this, but Frank's solo is devastating
Joe Maphis, country picker extraordinaire, puts his double-neck Mosrite through its paces on what looks like the Barbara Mandrell Show
Surf guitar legend Dick Dale, circa his '90s comeback, doing "Nitro"
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