Category: classic rock

“Don’t let it bring you down / It’s only castl…

“Don’t let it bring you down / It’s only castles burning” Stunning solo acoustic version of “Don’t Let It Bring You Down”, Neil Young, Toronto’s Massey Hall, January 19, 1971.

This is a lot more than just “unplugged”. This is skin peeled back to the bone, heart bared, trial by fire for the fate of your eternal soul.

It’s also just a gorgeous performance of a song from the album that would wind up as the 8th best-selling album of 1971 in the US, After The Gold Rush. You probably know the song, and you may even know this version from the terrific Live At Massey Hall LP, but you ain’t heard nothin’ until you’ve seen this too.

Jethro Tull, 1969, by Wolfgang Heilemann, via …

Jethro Tull, 1969, by Wolfgang Heilemann, via The National Portrait Gallery. (It pleases me no end to think of Tull in the NPG!)

“Jimmy Page ‘n Groupies,” Phonograph Record Ma…

“Jimmy Page ‘n Groupies,” Phonograph Record Magazine, February, 1971.

More than one hysterical Queen, 1975 at Ridge …

More than one hysterical Queen, 1975 at Ridge Farm, rehearsing A Night At The Opera, via pinterest

btw, for all that it was in fact a farm with a recording and rehearsal space centered around a medieval barn, you might be shocked by who else worked there….

Queen: Freddie Mercury banging in Budapest, 19…

Queen: Freddie Mercury banging in Budapest, 1986, my edit of original via queenphotos

Who’s a Good Boy? The Who’s Roger Daltrey and …

Who’s a Good Boy? The Who’s Roger Daltrey and doggies, 1975, via charlotte-en-vrac

Fluffy Floyd [x]

Fluffy Floyd [x]

Black Sabbath: Ozzy Osbourne flinging fringe o…

Black Sabbath: Ozzy Osbourne flinging fringe on Staten Island, November 1-2, 1970, my edit of original via inthestudio, dates via black-sabbath

Queen: Freddie Mercury, “Under Pressure” in Bu…

Queen: Freddie Mercury, “Under Pressure” in Budapest 1986, my edit of original via queenphotos

Freddie by Brian, from Queen 3D, my edit of or…

Freddie by Brian, from Queen 3D, my edit of original via msn