Videos

Here at the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll we love watching concert footage, music videos etc on the various video sites across the Internet. Occasionally these videos inspire us to share them with our readers and provide our commentary. Those posts can be found here, but because of the way copyrights work with various video sites, the videos are not always available long after the original posting.

Black Sabbath Live from 1970

I find it somewhat funny that Black Sabbath is a band a got into AFTER I'd gone through my metal phase and had started listening to classic rock. Seems kind of backwards that I didn't listen to the real pioneering metal band at all when I was really into metal.

T-Bone Walker Plays the Blues Like No One Else: Stormy Monday Live

I think one of my favorite byproducts from this new Internet era of music is the increased popularity of so many great blues artists due to great footage of them playing live. Blues is the roots of rock and roll and the blues greats had such a profound influence on the classic rock era that I don't think we can really begin to understand artists/bands like Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin (and countless others) without going back to listen to their influences.

The Band Live in 1970

Perhaps they're one of the more overlooked bands of the classic rock era (I don't really think so, but it's possible), but it took far too long for me to come to a band simply called "The Band" after I started listening to classic rock, and actually even longer before I could actually name a song they played. Looking back that is really a shame as this group was probably one of the most influential bands of the late 60s early 70s (as well as later) and made some great music to boot.

Why the Stooges Are Still One of the Most Exciting Live Bands of All Time: Iggy Rocks Lollapalooza 2007

Well the votes are in and I think I'll put mine towards the Stooges as the most exciting event to happen at Lollapalooza... Sure I wasn't there, so I don't know for sure, and I'm sure that there were thousands of other moments from the huge lineup of talent, but many were probably a little shown up at the stage antics of a 60 year old man and his band.

Jeff Beck has the Touch, Live in Japan: What Every Musician Should Strive For

There are certain musicians who understand precisely the effect the smallest change can make in their musicality; it's all about subtlety. I use the term subtle in terms of rock and roll a lot (and often in reference to sounds most people would NOT call subtle), despite the fact that describing a musical genre that almost requires being played far louder than anyone would deem sane. It may seem even less appropriate to talk about subtlety in guitar playing to some people, but that's really what it's all about for me.

The Legacy and Possible Rebirth of the Smashing Pumpkins: Part 1 The Live Shows

For me, the Smashing Pumpkins are one of those bands, like the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, that even at their worst I found interesting and compelling enough to listen to. I'm a big fan of their first three albums of course, but can also appreciate the their new directions on Adore and even MACHINA I and II. Since the announcement that they would be "reforming" for a new album and subsequent new tour I have been preparing myself for new Pumpkins music and have stated multiple times that I was looking forward to hearing new material from one of my all time favorite bands.

The Allman Brothers Band just isn't the Same Without Duane: Live 1970

When you listen to classic rock, blues rock and blues it just always seems like there are so many great bands to be listening to. Back when I first started playing guitar, with my interest in these genres just starting to peak, I mentioned to another musically inclined friend of mine that I was interested in learning to play guitar. Of course his first recommendation of people to listen to was the Allman Brothers Band. I picked up Live at the Filmore East and listened to it non-stop for nearly a month... I was hooked.

Once Again Inspired by the Blues Greats: Freddie King

As someone who primarily listens to classic rock, I find that some times classic rock aficionados get too caught up in the artists that they fail to acknowledge many of the great artists who laid the groundwork. I am guilty of this far more than I'd like to admit.

40th Anniversary of the Monterey Pops Festival this Month

This year, 2007, has already had a number of major anniversaries. The most obvious to come to mind being the 40th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band just earlier this month, but there was more than just a classic Beatles album debuting in the summer of 1967.

A Classic Performance from Queen: Live Aid 1985

I've been wanting to write at least a little something about Queen for the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll really since I first started the site, but through my own editing process I felt a tribute article was best left until I had completely collected exactly what I wanted to say. Still, I thought something that might give a glimpse of why this band was/is so huge would be nice and seeing I cannot offer every track off of every album up to be listened to as proof, the best way seemed to be to include a clip from their now infamous performance at Live Aid in 1985.

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