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Funk 49

Back around 1970, Joe Walsh wasn’t in The Eagles. He was riding with The James Gang, and they had this little tune Funk #49. If you’ve never heard it before, don’t worry, you will have. Its DNA is scattered throughout the dozens of songs it’s influenced. And damn, the man has the same guitar as […]

My City Was Gone

Akron, Ohio is the city that’s gone, and this is probably the best live version of the song I’ve yet heard from Chrissie Hynde (the original American rock chick in London (actually, the second, after Jimi Hendrix)). What are Chrissie’s band The Pretenders all about? They’re all about a slinky, groovy interplay between two guitars and […]


Some how or other, The Black Crowes missed the 1980s entirely and slammed down some 70s funk, rock, bomb-blast, tie-dye, psychedelia, and soul, into the heart of the 1990s. Feel it, man. You know what kind of territory you’re heading into when the band are performing on Persian rugs; and I bet if you vacuumed […]