WHILE his contributions to classic LPs by Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Terry Reid, Ry Cooder, Warren Zevon and many others would be enough to cement his reputation as one of … Continue readingMr Dave: Jackson Browne’s main man
Continuing our druggie series (kids, don’t try this at home).
Kindly suggested by Andy Marshall. I always got time for a walk up the fell.
Continuing our drug odyssey, here’s Bert’s original version from the Sixties with great pictures from the BBC. I much prefer the 1974 remake on LA Turnaround. Sadly, since I wrote … Continue readingBert Jansch: Needle of Death
WHEN I read Boris Johnson’s crazy announcement that he intends every home in Britain to be run on wind power within ten years, my heart sank. It is the death knell … Continue readingIt’s an ill wind
After White Rabbit, here’s another in a short series of songs about drugs. In this brilliant selection from the Hell Among the Yearlings album, Gillian’s character refers to morphine as … Continue readingGillian Welch: My Morphine
Live at Woodstock, 51 years ago. I was there only in spirit – the few festivals I can remember physically attending are Clitheroe Castle, 1972, July Wakes at Charnock Richard … Continue readingJefferson Airplane: White Rabbit
Brilliant live outdoor performance in the South of France, 1968.
This was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller as a country and western parody with lines such as ‘Treat me like a fool/Treat me mean and cruel/But love me’. … Continue readingElvis Presley: Love Me