A little oldies rock and roll for a Saturday. The incomparable guitar legend Jimi Hendrix with Voodoo Child (Slight Return).
This is a strong protest song that brings up the issue of racism in America. In “This Land” it talks about a black man who is American and fights those who think otherwise. Gary Clark, Jr. tells a strong story here.
In all we are experiencing these days this song sounds fitting as an expression of grief. In this video the late Tom Petty is doing vocals in this all-star band. Then the late Prince comes on and just rocks one of the best guitar riffs ever.
So many people are weeping and its only appropriate that guitars do the same. People need to be loved even in sad times. It’s important we do love because its needed so much now.
For today’s Sonic Saturday I am serving up some 1990’s groove. Passion by Dionne Farris is one of those songs that has some killer vocals with some great guitar rifts with tight bass lines. Her voice is pure soul and power.
Little Richard is one of the fathers of Rock and Roll. He passed away on May 9, 2020. Born Richard Wayne Penniman, Little Richard had a stellar career in music and lived a very full and colorful life. He influenced many artists whose work we are all familiar with. He leaves behind a legacy of music that we will remember for years to come.
Wake Up From Rage Against The Machine is the end credit song from “The Matrix” movies. There is something a little subversive and edgy about this track. I am into subversive and edgy stuff lately.
On this Sonic Saturday (one day late, sorry) I present “Human Touch” by Rick Springfield. So many people are in need of the touch of another human being. Whether it be holding hands or hugging everyone needs some measure of contact. Until we can be together again we have to keep holding on to the memory of what physical contact is like. Of course some folks are happy to be touch free and that’s cool they can be cared for in a different way. No matter what we all need that human touch.
I’m so scared and isolated in the modern worldRick Springfield.
Introducing Sonic Saturday. I am going to post some music videos on Saturday that are relevant to what’s going on today and come from my point of view.
Too Much Time On My Hands is a classic track from the classic rock group Styx. When you think about it we all have more time on our hands these days and you know there’s nothing wrong with that.