I was almost this good when I was 13. Really.
From ’95. Al with hair. This was around the first time I saw them and man, they blew me away.
Rolling Stone’s feature on rock stars in high school, before fame and fortune is a trip. Click here to check it out.
Lifespace, All Along the Watchtower*, Franklin’s Tower, Goin Down the Road**, Hemispheres***, Wild Child^, Fluff’s Travels, Walk on the Wild Side^
Notes: circulated initially as “unknown 82/83?”, but date later updated; * Dylan cover, ** w/ Dude of Life (vocals); not GDTRFB, *** Rush cover, ^Lou Reed cover
The Space Antelope lineup: Steve Pollack (The Dude of Life) - vocals Trey Anastasio - guitar and vocals Rob "Flash" Gordon - guitar and vocals Dud Taft - bass Doug Parsons - drums
From 1984, the young band from Athens performing one of their early classics. Sidenote: Mike Stipe has hair!
A very early UM show here. A pre-Jake, pre-Kris show with covers of Phish’s “Mike Song” and moe.’s “Rebubula”, this is a look at the band in its formative years.
04/15/98 The Landing, South Bend, IN
Set I: Much Obliged1> Hours, Red Baron, The Other Side of Things, August, Down Under, Vibe, Divisions
Set II: Slow1> FF, Rebubula> Orfeo> Rebubula, G-Song, All in Time, Mike’s Song, Muffburger Sandwich2, Kimble
1 original song debut
2 with Gary rapping and “gettin’ jiggy”
The Midnight Hour, Wild Child, Bertha, Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’*, Camel Walk, Eyes of the World, Whipping Post
Performing “Shotgun” in the backing band for Buddy & Stacey in 1965. This is the oldest known footage of Jimi performing.
Archival footage here with an interesting lead-in and an interview with John Bonham and Robert Plant from 1970:
I found this picture on-line and just had to share it. A couple of these guys look familiar. Check out those mod suits. Wow.
Set One: Andy’s Last Beer > funk jam > Mullet (Over), Divisions, Tribute to Spinal Shaft > Get Down* -> All In Time#, Get In the Van**, The Fuzz##
Set Two: Professor Wormbog, Roulette**, The Fussy Dutchman, Good Ol’ Boys$, 2nd Self > Kat’s Tune, Der Bluten Kat, Safety Dance, Prowler > Lenny
Encore: Last Man Swerving > Pay the Snucka (part III)
Tribute to Spinal Shaft through All in Time had Steve Krojniewski and Dustin from Oktagandhi on percussion
* first time played completely, War
# with Jane Says tease
** first time played, original
## with new intro
$ first time played, Waylon Jennings
Performed on The Midnight Special in 1977.
Video of the boyz showing their early punk chops. Who would’ve thought they’d make it?
On the Jane Pratt show from 1993.
Here he is in all of his 70′s glam weirdness, performing “Ziggy Stardust”.
Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell, Klaus Voorman, Badfinger, etc., etc…
John Lennon, Keith Richards, Mitch Mitchell & Eric Clapton playing The Beatles, “Yer Blues”. Mick Jagger with the intro.
This is a gem of a clip. A very young Clapton discusses his technique. He’s roughly 23-24 here and had already been deemed “God” by an overzealous fan. Not true, but…
How I knew that FSU was the right college for me:
- It has a great communications school that could help me launch a career in public relations;
- I was awarded scholarships to FSU, which would make it relatively inexpensive;
- Campus is right next to the state capitol, which would afford me the opportunity to make some great connections; or,
- Jim Morrison went there, and if it’s good enough for him, then it’s good enough for me.
Check out 20-year-old Jim in this FSU recruitment film, in which he plays a clean-cut square who is denied enrollment.
I love the irony. Maybe I’m a bit cynical after years in public relations (and having to create such promotional videos), but Jim – a government-defying rebellious face of counter culture – participates in the propaganda-filled video when he asks, “How come my parents, the state and the university didn’t look ahead?”. Way to blatantly side with the state school and the government, Jim, in their vie for additional tax dollars.
Traffic Live in Santa Monica 1972
Dear Mr. Fantasy
John Barley Corn
Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
Light Up or Leave me alone
Fourty Thousand Headman
Dear Mr. Fantasy:
John Barleycorn Must Die:
The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys:
Light Up Or Leave Me Alone:
Forty Thousand Headman: