Most of the Boss songs were about Parties, Partying, drinking beer, drinking whisky, smoking or brewing home brew beer. Never had a seen a performer whom I believed they had fully lived and experienced EVERY aspect of every song they were singing about. There was something disturbingly impressive and intriguing about this man. He was a great player, and excellent singer however also seemed to not care at all about how he was perceived by anyone in the room.
In her new book Author Jane Rocca matches 200 alcoholic concoctions with their perfect rock soundtracks. Here are a few of them that I personally recommend.
Classic Rock: Let it Bleed by The Rolling Stones – Jammin` – campari, gin and pomegranate juice fireball
Pub Rock: Highway to Hell by ACDC – Between the sheets – apotent mix of white run, triple sec and brandy
Grunge Rock: Houdind by The Melvins – Hedonism – pear vodka, apple and lime juice, so what ? nevermind
Psychedelica: Paranoid by Black Sabbath – Oddity N.o. 9 – cranberry and raspberry juice, vodka and Italian Tauca – far out.
Boss, Loopstation, RC 20 XL, Pink Floyd, OD 20, distortion, Eric Clapton, Hendrix, effects, chorus, reverb, modulation, pitch shifter, phaser, reverb, overdrive
So I had never seen ‘the Boss’ before and had only heard crazy and great things about him so I was anxious with anticipation. I could feel my chest tightening as the music between each act played on and it was at this time I noticed what seemed to be a crazed, long zz-top style bearded, drunk madman stumble onto the stage at the Wunderbar.
So here we go! It’s Monday morning here in the Rock Star office and I am STILL struggling for breath and wobbly on my feet after a crazy show I attended on the weekend that got me really thinking about the precious-ness that has come to surround me and many of my musician buddies regarding how we play and approach live performing.
There’s really no need for me to introduce myself being the ‘face’ of the popular Jamorama product, so I would instead like to welcome everyone to our Rock Star Recipes ‘blog-train’, so all aboard this mad locomotive of music, energy, thoughts and love.
1. Peter Green Slabo Day
2. Jeff Beck Where were you & on Blast From the East
3. Junior Wells & Buddy Guy Stormy Monday
4. Chet Atkins Kicky
5. Clapton Blues Power Live on Just One Night
6. Hendrix Are you Experienced Live at Winterland UK L.P.
7. Billy Corgan Soma on Siamese Dream
8. Johnny Winter Stranger Blues or Johnny Guitar
9. Dire Straits Sultans of Swing
10. Alvin Lee Live with 10 years after playing Im going Home
Almost everyone you can think of who has made an impact had something different, something unique. Look for it in your own music. Look for it in your self.