Thursday, November 11, 2004

Quote & Music of the day -- 11/11/04

"When you advocate any government action, you must first believe that violence is the best answer to the question at hand." -- Allen Thornton

Ear Candy:
Legion of Mary - 5/21/75 Keystone - Berkeley, CA

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This was a wonderful underground band that existed in the mid 1970s, led by Jerry Garcia and keyboardist Merl Saunders. Since Jerry was one of the band's leaders, there is definitely a resemblance to the Grateful Dead in terms of their sound, but the music is infused with soulful R&B, jazz, funk and the blues.

These guys never had any official releases, which is part of the reason why I included a link to a page where you can download a recording of one of their finest performances. While the show is absolutely stellar from start to finish, there is a stretch on the second disc that really gets me moving, consisting of fine covers of Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come" and Stevie Wonder's "Creepin'". I highly recommend downloading this show if it even remotely sounds good. It's worth it.

*note: For info on .shn files, click here. For a link to the conversion tool I use to turn .shn files into .wav files, click here.


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