Here are all of bakiethesaxon's jams.
by The Gun Club
My new inspiration with music now. Just got to my unit this past Thursday, and going to get a stable internet connection this coming week, hopefully. So, I may not be here for a bit, and long pauses will be common. At least I got my guitars and amps in my room now, lol.
Jammed: 13th Sep 2015
by Levi and the Rockats
I'm back once again! Now in Colorado, but still waiting to go to my unit, I finally got a chance to update here. Before there was The Stray Cats, or The Cramps, there was Levi and the Rockats! Their first television appearance in back in 1979, they perform two songs, with a nice interview in between. Gotta love Rockabilly. Enjoy!
Jammed: 7th Sep 2015
by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash
Sorry for the poor video quality, but I had to share this one. Such a great duet, looks like it was recorded on Johnny Cash's Show back in 1969 or 1970.
Jammed: 24th Aug 2015
by Diamond Head
I'm back in the good ol' U-S of A. Returned last Monday, and spent the week with family and fixing some guitar equipment of mine. Thought I would go to my metal roots here with this song. You may have heard it redone by another, but more well known metal band, but here is the original in it's full glory. A live promo made by the group, I'm still surprised this band never got big like their other contemporaries.
Jammed: 3rd Aug 2015
by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
A great four song live performance from Captain Beefheart and Company back in 1972, during The Spotlight Kid and Clear Spot era. It shows the band going toward simpler compositions, giving the band a more loose, boogie like feel. Too bad none of the material really took off popularity wise.
Jammed: 5th Jul 2015
Just found this very nice, clean clip of Devo performing live on Fridays, an olde comedy sketch program that tried to take over Saturday Night Live when it was in the gutter at the time. It was more like In Living Color back in the early eighties. Devo was such an energetic, talented, and creative band. It's hard to think of them as a one hit wonder. I recommend checking out their first four albums, and you'll see why they have such a cult following.
Jammed: 28th Jun 2015
by Thin Lizzy
Love this version of the traditional Irish folk song, even more so than Metallica's cover, although that one is good too. However, this one is being done by an actual Irish band.
Jammed: 14th Jun 2015
by Miles Davis Quintet
Haven't posted any Jazz in here for a bit. Listening to some of Miles Davis's material just before he turned toward Fusion. This has to be one of the best Jazz assembles put together in history.
Jammed: 7th Jun 2015
by The Rolling Stones
Been listening to a bunch of albums this Memorial Day weekend. Going through a lot of deep cuts from classic artists, and this one came out. A nice jam from the Stones, on one of their lesser known albums, Black and Blue.
Jammed: 24th May 2015
by Tenacious D
This past week we lost a great artist, BB King. It was also the fifth anniversary of Ronnie James Dio's passing. Plus this week marked the forty-ninth anniversary of the release of two classic albums on the same day; Pet Sounds and Blonde on Blonde. All of this happening, for some reason this song just came to mind. I like Tenacious D, they can make a bad week turn not so bad, and help you think tomorrow will be a better day.
Jammed: 17th May 2015
by Lou Reed with Dave Stewart
Going through olde concert footage of Lou Reed lately. I knew he stopped performing Walk on the Wild Side a long time ago, but then it started turning back up on small live shows here and there in the nineties. Here's one of those times, live at The White Room in London back in 1995.
Jammed: 10th May 2015
by The Smashing Pumpkins
Just found this piece of history recently. The Smashing Pumpkins, just newly formed a few months prior, here in their first live television broadcast on The Pulse, a local Chicago show playing local bands, and underground music of the day. Recorded in 1988, this video shows the beginning of what was to come in the next decade.
Jammed: 3rd May 2015
by Eddie Cochran
This past Saturday marked the fifty-fifth anniversary of the tragic loss of this great legend at the young age of twenty-one. One could only wonder what he would've done if he never got into that car accident.
Jammed: 19th Apr 2015
by David Bowie & Lou Reed
One of my favorite songs from David Bowie. This piece was recorded live on David Bowie's Fiftieth Birthday concert back in 1997. Great piece of guitar work and backup vocals from the late, great Lou Reed himself.
Jammed: 12th Apr 2015
by Tears for Fears
One of my guilty pleasures I do have to admit, lol. Growing up in the eighties, Tears for Fears was one of those bands that come to mind. For being as popular as they were, they composed some very sophisticated material. Here's a song from their first album, The Hurting, back in 1983. It was huge in England, but still fairly unknown across the pond, which would change two years later with their second album, Songs From the Big Chair.
Jammed: 5th Apr 2015
by Dead Moon
One of the many overlooked Seattle bands that came out of the 1980's that remained unknown all through the grunge revolution of the early 1990's. Very awesome band, very awesome song, recorded live somewhere in North Carolina back in 2002.
Jammed: 22nd Mar 2015
by John Cale
Found this gem a couple weeks ago. John Cale, playing live back in 2010(don't believe that's five years ago now!) putting on his best Lou Reed imitation I've ever seen, lol. What a marvelous song, originally recorded by The Modern Lovers, the great missing link between The Velvet Underground and The Ramones.
Jammed: 5th Mar 2015
by The Beatles
A great performance from them. Recently been taking a look at The Beatles Anthology recently, and saw this show on there. What I like about it is that there are no screaming girls drowning out the sound of the band, so you can hear how great their musicianship was. Recorded in 1963, just six months shy from their infamous arrival at JFK airport, they have just taken over Europe and began their sights on the US, all they needed was a number one hit in the states. As for the audience, I take the Swedes tend to behave themselves when watching a band play, lol.
Jammed: 26th Feb 2015
by Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three
Found this recently. A nice mini retrospect of some of his best songs played on this TV show back in 1968. From the looks of it, this must have been around the time Johnny Cash started to get clean from pills and booze(his first rehabilitation). His band is the only one that I know of can just stand there and play, and still be exciting to watch.
Jammed: 19th Feb 2015
by Roy Orbison
Been busy being the taxman for the base I'm stationed at. Enjoying a start of a four day weekend watching Blue Velvet, I originally just wanted to play In Dreams, but no video was available. So I found this nice performance from Mr. Orbison back in 1966. It has In Dreams in the set, and a couple others you might know, like that one, I don't know if it got big in the states, but sure was a hit in the UK, Pretty Woman, lol.
Jammed: 12th Feb 2015
by Lou Reed & John Cale
Always loved the lyrics to this song. Easily some of Lou Reed's best songwriting. I remember when I saw him live, and he performed this song and just killed it, the greatest performance I ever saw.
Jammed: 18th Jan 2015
by David Bowie
Just found this good, live version of this track by David Bowie. Performed in 1978, and just about at the end of his time in Germany. I like the affects of the violin playing in the song.
Jammed: 10th Jan 2015
Sorry for the pause. I hope everyone had a great New Year, so let's start 2015 the right way, with Neu! This song inspired David Bowie to write his own version of Hero, entitled "Heroes", lol. Of course, they were recorded in Germany, 1975 and 1976, respectively.
Jammed: 2nd Jan 2015
by The B-52's
This week I indulge you on one of the best concert performances I've seen in a long time. Here are The B-52's, live in the year 1980, their popularity still young, their sound raw and awesome, and the black and white footage gives the performance character, with an artsy approach. A lot of people don't realize the influence this band has; if it weren't for them the Athens scene probably wouldn't have been kicked off, which means no REM and no band from the Elephant Six Collective. Their pseudo-sixties sound inspired many bands to explore it for many years to come.
Jammed: 20th Dec 2014
by The Cramps
Feeling a bit perverse today. Perhaps its the holidays, lol. Oh well, this past week I became a 2nd admin for a page on Facebook, called Rock N Roll Appreciation Society. So, if you have a Facebook account, just the group a like, I promise you won't be disappointed.
Jammed: 13th Dec 2014
by Beastie Boys/Elvis Costello
Had a couple songs in my mind I wanted to put up in here, then out of blue, I found this gem. I love how the song starts, with the interruption. One thing I love about alternative music, anything can happen, lol.
Jammed: 6th Dec 2014
by Mike Watt w/ Henry Rollins
Really got into The Henry Rollins Show lately, when having the time to do so is more appropriate. It made me think of this song that came out in 1995, from the Ball-Hog or Tugboat? album, which Mike Watt also featured the likes of Eddie Vedder, Frank Black, Curt and Cris Kirkwood among many other great talents. This was one of my favorites for the album, it's like a what if Henry Rollins was the lead singer for the Minutemen, lol.
Jammed: 29th Nov 2014
by Faith No More
A great live version of this song, featuring Mike Patton as the singer. I saw Faith No More twice in concert, but it was later in the nineties when I saw them. Boy, I wish I was old enough to see them in concert during this time period, this was truly Faith No More in their prime.
Jammed: 22nd Nov 2014
by Rory Gallagher
I'm back after a little pause due to my unit making me work like a dog. An artist I've been getting into recently, easily the greatest Irish guitarist I've ever heard of, hands down. Also, I dig the energy of the performance.
Jammed: 7th Nov 2014
by John Coltrane
Been out of the loop for a bit. Caught some sickness that wouldn't go away. One of my favorite Jazz albums of all time, John Coltrane, in just a little over thirty minutes, does something that would take a couple lifetimes to do: play some of the most breathtaking, inspiring, motivated music ever to be recorded. A true masterpiece, all in one half hour.
Jammed: 19th Oct 2014
Thinking about the loss of Tommy Ramone back in July. I was grateful to see these guys in concert on their farewell tour. One of my favorite songs of them, and on my favorite album from the group.
Jammed: 21st Sep 2014
by Lou Reed & Metallica
One of the best, if now thee best, track from the album Lulu. This song demonstrates a perfect balance of Lou Reed's lyricism and Metallica's heavy riff rhythms for a picturistic sound of the heavens.
Jammed: 14th Sep 2014
One of the better bands that came out in the latter part of the nineties. Too bad they broke up after making such an awesome album like The Shape of Punk to Come, with some of the members going to another great band, International Noise Conspiracy. Gotta love some screamin Swedes, lol.
Jammed: 27th Aug 2014
by ZZ Top
I'M BACK!!!!! Now in South Korea, so let's celebrate. Here's a twofer from ZZ Top.
Jammed: 19th Aug 2014
This week I'll be shutting off my internet being I'm moving out of my place. I leave all you in the meantime a live performance that has really caught my attention. Recorded in the year of my birth, 1979, here's Wire in their perfect nihilistic state. Brilliant, just brilliant.
Jammed: 1st Jul 2014
I remember when I first heard this band, back when I was in high school. They were more of a metal band then, almost sounding neu metalish, but a whole lot better than the more known garbage that came out later on. Recently, they've adopted a more blues based sound, which has some very good results as you see here.
Jammed: 24th Jun 2014
Had to put in one of my guilty pleasures: AC/DC. A band that seems to be either really loved, or really hated. I always enjoyed their simplicity, and able to consistently make a good album. Here's a very overlooked track from their expansive catalog. It was recorded at the time when the band wanted to go back to basics from their large production, but very popular work.
Jammed: 16th Jun 2014
by Buddy Holly
Still listening on olde rock n roll music, and reading upon it's history. Here is a performance from Buddy Holly that Ed Sullivan didn't want happen, because he thought the song Oh Boy was too vulgar for television. Sullivan also didn't like Buddy Holly turning his amp up at full volume for the performance. As a result, Buddy Holly was banned from Ed Sullivan for good.
Jammed: 10th Jun 2014
by Dr. Feelgood
To celebrate my 100th jam, I give you a complete concert from a band that helped spearhead the punk movement in England in the late 1970's. The band is Dr. Feelgood, and the show is from 1975. Sorry for the poor quality of the video, but you gotta love Wilko Johnson's guitar playing.
Jammed: 2nd Jun 2014
by Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop playing live on David Letterman back in 1986. This is an awesome live version of this song, much better than the studio track. Iggy really kills it with his performance.
Jammed: 26th May 2014
by Elvis Presley
Been reading up on Rock N Roll history lately. Here was one of the many pivotal moments in the early years: Elvis performing on the Milton Berle Show. Once his hips shook on national television, there was no turning back. I wish I was around to see the backlash from this performance, lol.
Jammed: 12th May 2014
by Wall of Voodoo
A great post-punk band. Better known for their song Mexican Radio, but I always thought this was a better tune. A balanced combination of synthesizer and western style guitar playing, they really tear it up with this live performance.
Jammed: 5th May 2014
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