Wednesday, May 5, 2021

I Went...SI--SI--SIRIUS...All The Way Home (again) #36

 (a short jaunt)

"Beggar's Farm" - Jethro Tull / "This Was" (1968)

"...someday soon's gonna find you
way down on Beggar's Farm."  
This was from Tull's debut album with the fine guitarist Mick Abraham throwing down the very cool and trancy guitar riff.  Vocals, flute, bass, and drums...everything has an ominous vibe that throws caution.  I think I first heard this gem on a compilation and thinking to myself..."When Jethro Tull is good, they are very, very good!"  I don't hear this one near enough. (NEED) 

"Room Full Of Mirrors" - Jimi Hendrix / "Live at the LA Forum" (1970)

This was supposedly taken from the opening night of Jimi's tour.  There are much better live recordings of this song out there, I'm told.  I've not delved deep at all.  But this one gives you a pretty good idea of what they were laying down.  I just can't keep up with Jimi's estate. (NEED)

"Crossroads" - Rush / "Feedback" (2004)

This is Rush doing a straight cover of a Cream song.  Good, but nothing special.  Rush sounds like any number of other cover bands working the bars.  And I get that this cover songs compilation EP was an homage to groups and songs that were important to the band, but it smells of an easy cash-in or way to fulfill an obligation.  Very fun, but really not unnecessary. (NEED)


Good stuff.


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