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  1. Really! And what’s that guy in back with the sticks banging on? He’s sitting where the DJ is supposed to be making drum sounds from. This band must not have ever made much money because they couldn’t even afford backup dancers.

    Reminds me of a story I read about 20 years ago where a guy brought his 13 year old daughter to a Paul McCartney concert. When he played “I saw her standing there” his daughter gleefully shouted, “Oooh! He’s covering a Tiffany song!!”

  2. Actually it is ‘sampled’ in the sense the tune was lifted from Tim Rose’s version of Hey Joe, and throwing in Sunshine of Your Love–a then-current hit–was the contemporary version of a “mash-up”.

  3. I love Cream. I mean, there isn’t anybody out there who worships on the fields that Baker, Bruce and Clapton plowed more than me. The world would be a much better place if Jack Bruce’s solo material would get some airplay! That being said, you just KNOW that Clapton heard one of the versions of “Sunshine” that Jimi was playing in the clubs at the time. Eric probably went pale, asked around, and found out this handsome brown eyed man was shredding his licks all over London.

    1. I remember reading an interview with Clapton, and him saying something to the effect of, after seeing Hendrix play the first time, he wondered for a moment how he could go on. I have gotten that feeling seeing guitarists, but I’m no Clapton, so suffice it to say Clapton was jealous indeed.

  4. Maybe no Auto-Tune, but a nice example of tuning-on-the-fly at about 1:30, also gotta love the “sample” of The Beatles “I Feel Fine” around 2:00 in. Great performance. Today’s “music” is so click-tracked, auto-tuned and sanitized… *SIGH*

    PS Thanks for the John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy clips yesterday – made my day!

    1. Not dead, just really really hard to find. I guess it does not feel like the explosion of different sounds felt back in the 60’s and 70’s and early 90’s (though I think some may disagree with that last one, I really like what came from the grunge era). Types of music have explosions, suspensions, die outs and revivals. A lot of this is influenced by how music is spread, through MTV and major radio stations it feels like a suspension. At small venues and small self-published bands it still can be found whipped up with new sounds in a revival.

    2. More like a response to the way that the only requirements to be a pop star today are: be good looking, be able to dance, and (most importantly) have a producer that will use Auto-tune.

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