Alright. Greetings, pop pickers. Nod Harf.
Don't blame me, I didn't cook it. Alright.
1 And now to a pretty cool acoustic version of one of the Chili Peppers more famous songs. Check out the crazy boiler suit antics of Big Tone Kiedis, alright:
under the bridge
That was written way back in 1992. Can you believe that? 18 years ago, man!
2 I think this next track hit the charts around 94 and I should point out that I HATE anybody who calls their sound "American alternative rock" because that means, without contradiction, that they are utter shite. Well, apart from this one little contradiction by Beck who is utter shite apart from this track, alright:
soy un perdedor
I can read many influences into that song, Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, George Harrison's wailing sitar-based wonderwall records recordings.......erm......and some more. Nod 'Arf.
3 Straight in at number 3 this week is Bad Company with a song about a boy who is brought up by a pack of wolves! Sounds like an unlikely subject for a soft rock composition to me, but here, have a look for yourselves:
Run with the Packi
Check out a young Tony Blackburn on bass at around 2:30. The studio version of that track features a piano-led fade-out which Paul Rodgers touches on but doesn't continue in this footage which, in my opinion, is excellent.
4 Well. I'm not sure about white guys trying to rap like black guys but generally rubbish band Faith no More have a decent punt at it here:
Whilst you're on, click on the War Pigs cover that they did or alternatively find the proper War Pigs by Sabbath, it's much better. Speaking of Sabbath....
5 Fuck Faith no More, here's Sabbath live in gay Paris in 1970. Ozzy - a proper legend:
As the war machine keeps turning....
Everyone's heard of this famous yarn, but I'll tell you anyway. Sharon was pissed off with Ozzy's partying and general rock 'n' roll lifestyle so she hid every item of his clothing and locked him in the house to keep him off the beer for a while. Ozzy being Ozzy, put on one of her dresses, jumped out of the window and went on a three day bender! True genius.
Jordan seems to regret having the tattoos.