From The Vault 4 – ERP Covers Social Distortion’s ‘Dear Lover’

As I was searching through files and demos of older songs for the ‘From The Vault’ series, I came across this version we did of Social Distortion’s ‘Dear Lover’. This song was from their fifth album ‘White Light, White Heat, White Trash’ which was released in 1996. Social Distortion has been around for quite aContinue reading “From The Vault 4 – ERP Covers Social Distortion’s ‘Dear Lover’”

Messin With The Music Part 17 – ‘Song 2’

‘Song 2’ was originally released in 1997 on Blur’s fifth album, titled ‘Blur’. There’s lots of interesting stories that go along with the song. At first it was just a slower acoustic piece Damon Albarn was messing around with and the now famous ‘woo-hoo’ was whistled. Their guitarist Graham Coxon suggested speeding it up andContinue reading “Messin With The Music Part 17 – ‘Song 2’”

Messin’ With The Music Part 16 – ‘Hash Pipe’

‘Hash Pipe’ was released in 2001 on Weezer’s third album titled ‘Weezer’ but usually referred to as ‘The Green Album’ (since they’ve used ‘Weezer’ as the title of several albums). I’ve always liked the straight forward, hit you on the head with a hammer nature of the main riff. When it came out I wasContinue reading “Messin’ With The Music Part 16 – ‘Hash Pipe’”

Messin With The Music – Part 15 – ‘Lawyers, Guns And Money’

For Part 15 of our Messin’ With The Music’ series we decided to tackle ‘Lawyers’ Guns And Money’ by Warren Zevon. The song comes from Zevon’s 1978 album ‘Excitable Boy’. This was a huge album for Zevon and contained many of the songs people know from him – ‘Excitable Boy’, ‘Werewolves Of London’, ‘Roland TheContinue reading “Messin With The Music – Part 15 – ‘Lawyers, Guns And Money’”

One More Thing……..

After sending out the October Grapevine last week, I was listening to other music showing up in my internet feed. I came across this video of Tommy Emmanuel. I had heard of him before – he’s pretty well known as a virtuoso guitar player. He’s mostly known as an acoustic guitar finger picker. This videoContinue reading “One More Thing……..”