Thursday, June 7, 2012

Talkin' My Castle of Quiet Sold My Soul and Only Got a Lousy T-shirt Blues. Special Tonight!

The blues—not so counter in proposition to My Castle of Quiet's standard fare as I originally thought. Its players are often rumored to make deals with the dark forces, and tend to have fatal vices and live short lives. And for me personally, it has always been the players of the British Isle, the "second-generation" purists, that interpreted the blues most hypnotically—with high volume, novel interpretations, flailing hair and freaked-out drummers. They loved so deeply the music with its origins in our own deep south, they lived it, and in one way or another, it killed a lot of them.

Tune in for three hours of UK hard-rock blues artists; the "best" of Graham Bond, Rory Gallagher, Groundhogs, Black Sabbath, Pete Brown, Cream, John Mayall, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Jeff Beck, and many more. None of the terribly slow, "Machine Gun"-type tracks, either; count on three hours of pounding and wailing, with maybe a breather moment from Davy Graham, or a Graham Bond occult ritual.

Not looking to roll out the meta-rarities either, or get lost in the "beat era"—this is more about '68-'75; just me showing myself a good time, and hopefully the same goes for those who relish pounding electric blues, and, one would hope, the longer shank of Castle listeners.

I reach the edge of town, hellhounds hot on my trail, @ midnight.
UKHB begins immediately.
WFMU 91.1 FM (NY/NJ)
WMFU 90.1 FM (Hudson Valley) live on the Web, with accu-playlist and message board.

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