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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Some Celtic Rock for St. Patrick's Day

I would have never thought it, had my daughter not asked me yesterday if this was the Rolling Stones (not bad for 6 yrs old) on the radio. But after sternly correcting her, telling her this was the Yardbirds with Jeff Beck and not the Stones, she said "the Yardbirds sound like the Stones if they were an Irish band" Why that? "because of the bagpipes".

I'll hand it to her, there is a bit of Celtic resonance/dissonance going on here, amid the mayhem that was the Yardbirds. So what better way to celebrate St. Pat's than Having a Rave-Up with the Yardbirds, (re-doing "Rock Around the Clock") as "Over Under Sideways Down".

Beck is on the studio recording, Page on the live video for the obsessive rock-and-roll fans.

Erin Go Bragh!

1 comment:

EEP said...

Another plug for this song - it was in a great scene in the movie Observe and Report, which was/is pretty underrated.

If you don't mind Seth Rogen, and some pretty twisted comedy, it's a good one. But as said, it gets fairly twisted, especially the last 25 minutes or so.

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