I have been listening to Dillard and Clark a lot the past few days: (
― buzza, Thursday, 17 May 2012 22:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
stop it with the dying already
― Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 17 May 2012 22:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
The musicianship on the first d&c record is just astonishing
― buzza, Thursday, 17 May 2012 23:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 18 May 2012 03:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
maybe not his finest moment but this made me laugh
Whether it was stage fright, or another combination of demons, the Expedition's public unveiling--at West Hollywood's hippest hangout, Doug Weston's Troubadour, December 1968--was shocking.
"We all went down to the Troubadour that Tuesday at 2 o'clock,” Jackson recalls. “We load in, have a quick soundcheck. About 3:30 I left, went back to take a nap, had something to eat, took a shower. When I got back, the doorman says 'You better go next door to Dan Tana's. Better go get Gene and Doug.' I went 'uh-oh, what's the matter?' He said, "Well, they both dropped acid, and they're sitting in there drinking martinis.'”
"I go, ‘oh my god, okay.’ So I go next door, and sure enough, they are blind! It's indescribable! They're just grinning ear to ear. I just remember a kind of haze occurring, instantly, and going 'we're in serious trouble.'"
With Leadon's help, Jackson managed to wrangle the pair back into the club. And it was packed--fellow musicians, old Byrds freaks, the rock press, movers and shakers of Laurel Canyon's imminent pop royalty.
"So the lights go down, (Troubadour light man) Dickie Davis says, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, Dillard & Clark!’ When the lights come on, all of us are facing out, but Gene is sitting on his amp, facing the back wall. Somehow we make it through the first song, and Dillard picks up the fiddle for the second song. Somehow or another I guess we got Gene off the amp, and standing in front of the mike. We get to the end of the second song, Doug puts his fiddle down on the floor, jumps up in the air, and lands on the fiddle, breaking it. Don Beck, who is our multi-instrumentalist, and a devout Christian, was playing the mandolin. He just looked up at me, and said, 'Well, that's enough for me,' and he walked off stage, never to return.”
― buzza, Friday, 18 May 2012 03:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh my god.
Dillards/D&C were my favourite new discovery this year.
― Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 17 May 2012 23:56 (Yesterday)
Gonna rock Wheatstraw Suite in a ridiculous manner today.
― I'm not going leftfield on you... (hypehat), Friday, 18 May 2012 08:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
hope you had a fantastic voyage through life.
― Lee626, Friday, 18 May 2012 09:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
― buzza, Saturday, 19 May 2012 03:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
― the pinefox, Monday, 21 May 2012 04:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
always loved the coda to that track - 'don't you know why the whistle blows?'
so weird and sad that both voices (literally and figuratively) on those dillard+clark records are silent now.
― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 21 May 2012 04:50 (1 year ago) Permalink