Saturday, 15 November 2014

"Once Every Thousand Years Or So..."

That's a line from the Tenacious D song: "The Best Song In The World."  I thought today I would start an occasional series of some of the best rock songs in the world.  I don't want my blog to look like I am a one trick pony that only talks about Smallholdings and growing vegetables.

No pop pickers - remember that famous phrase?  There are rumours a foot for some absolutely barn storming concerts in 2015.  Have you heard the rumours for Glastonbury 2015:  KATE BUSH, ACDC, MORRISSEY and FLEETWOOD MAC!  No wonder it sold out already.  It's a lot better than that stuff called the X Factor - that I have to endure every Saturday night.  Why don't they have classic rock bands instead of cheap Karaoke music?  I think we need a new vaudeville show for Saturday nights.

Fear not though.  Fleetwood Mac and ACDC are also touring places near you - even Ireland!

Yesterday I found out Lynyrd Skynyrd are touring next year.  They are playing Blighty.  I am planning seeing them in an Eastern European city.  Toying with Warsaw or Pilsen in the Czech Republic.

Any road.  Here's one of their (it's 13 minutes long) songs which I think is probably one of the "best songs in the world."  Do you agree?  It's called "Free-bird"  The lyrics are superb.  Oh to be a bird and just fly away to somewhere warmer hey?

Thanks to the people who post these great concerts.  Special thanks to You Tube for making bands tour again instead of just living off their record sales.  

9 comments:

  1. Forgot to say. Gary Rossington one of the founding members is said to be worth forty million Dollars. That lad doesn't need the money, but he still tours. He loves his Classic Rock! Good on him!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I saw the 'D' (tenacious d) about 6 years back. They were one of funniest and most entertaining bands I've ever seen and I've seen a lot! Missed the train to get home though.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Kev. I love the film 'School Of Rock". Have you seen 'Stonehenge' by Spinal Tap? It's on You Tube. Who else have you seen? Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh Dave, I could hug you. I adore Lynryd Skynryd Freebird. I have just listened to it. I saw them in Central Park in New York in 1979. I was reading about the Fleetwood Mac dates this morning although I have a problem with aged rock stars as I have said before in some cases and probably in the case of them! However, I like to follow what everyone is doing. I look forward to hearing where you are going in Eastern Europe next year.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Isn't Freebird an elixir for life, Rachel? Would love to go to the states. I would love to read about your concert stories on your blog. In the last 2 years I have seen Roger Waters and Kansas both in Warsaw. Now it seems like another of my rock dreams is about to come true. Glad you enjoyed this classic track Rachel. Many thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love your new series! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Carole. Thanks! I love classic rock music from the seventies and eighties. You often feature similar rock ballads on your blog - thanks!

      Delete
  7. Fleetwood mac are appearing Manchester, a friend tried to buy 2 tickets on line, they sold out in 4 minutes and the site crashed. She blames all the ticket touts buying in bulk to re-sell at extortionate prices.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was the same in Dublin. There is a phenomenal market for rock giants like Fleetwood Mac and Kate Bush at the moment. Fleetwood Mac are like Harley Davidson motorcycles an American/English partnership/ super group. I believe Nylon was the same. Apparently it stands for New York and London. Not many people know that. I would love to see Fleetwood Mac - thanks!

      Delete