Classic Rock

Content related to the classic rock artists and the classic rock time period.

The Quintessential Heavy Metal Band Plays Folk: The Acoustic Side of Led Zeppelin.

When I first listened to an entire Led Zeppelin album it was during my grunge rock period when I had become obsessed with the Smashing Pumpkins, especially their heaviest songs. Craving more gut wrenching, fuzzed out guitars I sought what many consider the quintessential heavy metal band: Led Zeppelin.

Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus on PBS

Last night I happened to catch a showing of the Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus on PBS. This combination of artists arranged by the Rolling Stones into one massive live show was recorded in 1968 but not released until 2004 due to the quality. The show as apparently plagued by technical problems and personal problems but it definitely has some memorable performances worth checking out if you have the time.

The artists who played included Jethro Tull, The Who, John Lennon with Dirty Mac, Yoko Ono, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull and Eric Clapton.

Jimi Hendrix Live at Woodstock

I recently was lucky enough to stumble across a video on Google Videos of the film of Jimi Hendrix live at Woodstock. It's great how a lot of old concert footage is now reaching a larger audience because of the Internet.

Rock & Roll Feature: Dylan Bringing the Controversy All Back Home

This is the fourth in a series of Rock & Roll features I'm writing for this site. I'm a rock and roller and I love blues so this column is a way for me to feature a different album that I like from those genres every month.

Rediscovering Roy Buchanan: Blues Guitar Legend

Although I'm very passionate about my music, my guitar playing and blues, I don't in any way consider myself an expert on any of these topics. I'm always open to new artists and a lot of artists that have received high praise from other musicians I simply haven't had the chance to listen to yet.

This will explain to some why I had never listened to Roy Buchanan till recently.

Rock & Roll Feature: Layla and the Dominos

This is the second in a series of Rock & Roll features I'm writing for this site. I'm a rock and roller and I love blues so this column is a way for me to feature a different album that I like from those genres every month.

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