They were also arguably the greatest cover band of all time. My personal favorite is their white-hot rendition of "California Sun".
Wilson Pickett and Skydog tearing the shit out of Paul McCartney's signature tune.
Fun fact: it was this guitar solo that prompted Eric Clapton to recruit Duane Allman into Derek and the Dominos.
I'd upvote this a thousand times if I could. This record is ludicrously good—and "Key to the Highway" is a magnum opus.
Back in high school, I'd spin this every night as I went to sleep.
I hate shitty color commentary that adds nothing. A good analyst knows when to interject, and can always add something of substance; a bad analyst just likes to hear themself talk.
If I were to wager a guess, I'd say it was a Plott Hound.
Here's my Black and Tan Coonhound, Abigail. She's an adorable little moron, and I love her so.
I'll never forget the way my professor described "Great Balls of Fire" in my History of Rock N' Roll class:
"It was the first recorded orgasm in history"
Pretty sure the BBC already tried to warn us about this...
So much this, especially RE: Cardale. Dude is a physical freak -- and gets away with shoddy footwork because of it. Watch some of his deep balls to Devin against Wisconsin -- dude doesn't hardly even step into the throw, he just chucks it 40 yards with the Badger d-line drawing ever nearer!
Gotta imagine that JT's shaking off a lot of rust. Coming off injury and taking the majority of his reps behind Cardale -- that "mental" work can't match up to actual live reps.
I'm a fan of a whole host of musical styles, but I'm of the opinion that Kind of Blue is the single-greatest album ever laid to wax.
Dude was a genius.
Wait—you mean the world didn't end? I came from the live thread and thought that we got skull f*cked.
Criminally so, in my opinion. "Gallows Pole", "Thank You", and "Ten Years Gone" are some other, lesser-known gems.
All four members of Zeppelin were boneafide vertuosos, but Bonzo just might have been the best of 'em all.
Here are two of my favourites, starting with "Bring it on Home" (Led Zeppelin II, 1969)
And "Achilles Last Stand" (Presence, 1976)
Chulahoma won't top Junior, but it's about as close as you can get -- even better than Buddy Guy's work on Sweet Tea (in which he covered "Tramp" and "Done Got Old"). In all honesty, Chulahoma has some of the finest production work I've ever heard on a record -- think of it as a big-budget adaptation of Junior's slow, sensual sound, with a little dash of psychadelia thrown in for good measure.
Hell, the last track is actually a voicemail left by Junior's widow (by way of a common-law marriage), telling Dan and Patrick that they were the only ones "who really played like Junior played". It and The Big Come Up are my two all-time favorite Black Keys records. I also had the pleasure of hearing the Keys play Junior's "Everywhere I Go" (off their second record, Thickfreakness) at the Agora in Cleveland (back when they were still touring as a duo). It was phenomenal.
Here's one of the Chulahoma's highlights, "Meet Me in the City". Also, be sure to spin "My Mind is Ramblin'", another choice track.
"the man is a treasure."
You ain't kidding, Hove. His groove-based, hypnotic trance blues were truly one-of-a-kind. I doubt we'll ever hear anyone like him again.
Unless that 3-4 team is Oregon?
Great breakdown, Kyle! Here's the obvious follow up: why haven't we been calling the counter this season?
The other problem is that, as much as the league is trying to penalize them, the guys that make the big hits are oftentimes the most celebrated. Very rarely do you see a good, clean, form tackle on Sportcenter'a Top Plays.
No, as fans we like seeing the big, violent, slobber-knocking hits. Ergo, the players that make those plays get the most publicity, and it conditions everyone else to do the same.
Amen. Cowherd annoys me quite often, but he always got a lunchtime listen from me.
Since he left ESPN, it's been all Pandora.
RE: sports and heartbreak - this is well worth a read. One of the best links I've ever seen from a Skull Session (pretty sure it was one of Sarah's).
He's a human goddamn cheat code.
That's one of the very few things I miss about the old layout -- along with the "Recent Comments" section.
\braces for Jason's wrath.