This has been percolating in my head for a little while... and I decided to go ahead and just do it now.
You see, I'm an aging headbanger and I'm not even a slightly ashamed of it. So what I want to do is, in association with You Tube and any other online source that I can find, bring to you, my friends (and lurkers) some videos of the best guitar players/performances/songs that I can find.
I'll be stretching this out over the next several Wednesdays or so, and since it isn't terribly time consuming, I have a few lengthy blog posts that I have been trying to find the time to write... so maybe I'll get that done (yeah, right) So, here goes:
I'm going to open this with a performance from a band that isn't really my favorite, but is indeed one that I love. I love this band because of their dedication to amped-up bluesy/folk music that turns in to an explosion of thumping drums and amazing guitar riffs that make me want to bang my head and play the air guitar until I faint. I'm talking about Detroit's own: The White Stripes. This particular performance is from the 2004 Grammy awards, and, in my opinion, is one of the best guitar performances ever done on live television.
Whew! Some ride, eh? Jack White can play the heck out a guitar!
If there are any White Stripes fans out there that are planning to tell me that this riff wasn't spontaneous, save your breath... I know that already, but that doesn't make any difference to me.
The first two verses are from the White Stripes hit single "Seven Nation Army" and the second part is a cover of Son House's "Death Letter"