Thursday, October 14, 2004


If you ever listen to "classic rock" radio, you've probably heard Ram Jam's rendition of Ledbelly's "Black Betty". The song is so stupid, even by my standards, that normally I switch stations when it comes on. But yesterday they played the full album version, and I happened to tune in right in the middle of it. Apparently the "radio edit" of the song you normally hear was really just the warmup for several minutes of ultra-70's excessive guitar soloing over the maddest double-bass-drum pounding you can imagine. Wow. My ears are still smoking.