Monday, February 18, 2013

Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots (and a Walker)

And speaking, as we were last week, of criminally underrated Sixties folk-rockers The Youngbloods, here's a truly remarkable recent (2010) performance of Richard Thompson's way cool "1952 Vincent Black Lightning," by Lowell Levinger (aka Banana aka Grandpa Banana), the Youngbloods' frighteningly talented multi-instrumentalist and secret weapon.

Apart from that just being a terrific version of one of my fave Thompson songs, it really warms my cockles to see an old geezer who's still firing on all thrusters, as Dr. McCoy would say.

And yes, I'm aware that the clip doesn't really have much to do with the music that is the nominal purview of this blog, but what the heck -- it's a holiday, so cut me some slack.

[h/t Peter Spencer]


cthulhu said...

Heard Thompson play this song on an acoustic tour of the midsection of the US (Dallas, to be specific), months before the Rumour and Sigh disc came out; was pretty special then too.

buzzbabyjesus said...

Pretty cool version of a song I loathe. It almost works as a bluegrass tune, but epitomizes why I can't listen to RT's new album. There is nothing believable in the story or the characters. It's like a bad made-for-TV movie.