Hotel California (1976)
Just one of the all time classic rock songs! We’re all running for the door, ya know?!
Some video captures:
George Jones passed away today and he’d been on my mind quite alot recently as I was thinking about how his time would probably be coming soon….and how I knew the world would feel more empty than ever knowing that that one of a kind soulful voice would never be heard again.
Although I’ve always been a rocker at heart and don’t listen to much country, especially back in my younger days….but ever since the day I picked up a George Jones Greatest Hits CD in the early 80’s I’ve thought he had absolutely the greatest voice I’ve ever heard. I have since collected much of his work, although he produced so much, I’m not sure I’ll ever get around to listening to it all….but I do know that I’ve admired his vocals on every single song I’ve ever heard him perform…and he always gave each song 100%.
This is a great loss for music lovers…..and please, no matter how hard you rock…..you really owe it to yourself to listen to some George Jones this weekend or ASAP.
RIP ole Possum!
A couple of videos I did for George Jones songs (the only country songs I’ve made videos for, btw):
Memories Of Us
Where Grass Won’t Grow
His art was a huge part of my life. Storm and his partner,Aubrey Powell founded Hipgnosis and created many of the greatest most iconic album covers of all time! I think his art played a huge part in developing my deep love for rock music….in the days long before music videos were popular, it was the album art that represented the albums and the music within.
Besides all the great covers Hipgnosis did for Pink Floyd, they created amazing covers for: Scorpions (Lovedrive & Animal Magnetism), all Catherine Wheel albums, Peter Gabriel (I “Car”, II “Scratch”, & III “Melt”), Genesis (…And Then There Were Three), Led Zeppelin (Houses Of The Holy, Presence, In Through The Out Door), Wishbone Ash, Yes, ELO, UFO, Strawbs, Styx, 10cc, Al Stewart, Alan Parsons Project, Paul McCartney & Wings….the list just goes on and on.
These album covers were always in my life and the work of Storm and Hipgnosis is a huge influence on my art. It’s these covers that inspire and challenge me….and being able to morph them into something hopefully interesting and worthwhile is the greatest joy I have with making the music videos.
Some captures from my Atom Heart Mother video…I hope Storm might have enjoyed seeing his cows create new art:
Just came across the information that Wings live triple album from 1976, Wings Over America, will be the next release in Paul McCartney‘s Archive Collection reissue campaign.
Wings: Wings Over America – Paul McCartney Archive Collection deluxe edition (3 CDs + Wings Over The World DVD): May 28, 2013.
VERY excited to pick this one up, one of my favorite live albums of ever! If the remastering is anything like what I’ve heard on the earlier albums in the series, it should be well worth the purchase. Can’t wait to hear that incredible live Paul bass!
Wings at the Speed of Sound was released a few months before WOA and besides the amazing hit songs, there were other goodies buried in the vinyl grooves.
Some captures from the video:
They’re broke and shamed or drunk or scared
But I hope they live forever
This is such an amazing and haunting song and the video is so perfect for it! David Bowie’s new album is easily one of the greatest things he’s ever done.
I’ve spun Lodger 4-5 times since finishing this video…..wow, this one just gets better with age. Of the “Berlin Trilogy” my opinion of Low and Lodger just continues it’s upward trajectory….whereas, strangely enough, “Heroes” remains flat.
Hope to finish Lodger’s “African Night Flight” and upload (somewhere in the mid 180’s in the video numbering sequence )….back on the Low tracks, “Always Crashing In The Same Car” is almost done and will probably appear in the next 5-6 videos.
Well, it looks like we’re all going to have to eventually move over to the land of white…from the land of grey! I’m not loving much about the new layout, it seems that the final vestiges of our individual creativity have been yanked out from under us….now we will all look the same! YES, WE’RE ALL THE SAME! 😉
Choosing which thumb to use to best represent a video sometimes drives me crazy! Different ones work better for different reasons and I just never really know which works best.
WOW! Think I found the first really GREAT thing this blog can do for me…..get input on thumb art! 😉
If you have a preference let me know! PS…I originally selected #4 but then changed almost immediately after upload to #2!