Tuesday, April 06, 2010
i've posted this clip by the vagrants -- the group leslie west (nee weinstein) was in before he saw cream at the fillmore while on acid, hooked up with felix pappalardi, and went heavy (in the musical sense; les was always a substantial chap) -- before, but it's relevant to the current topic and i just dig it. although their version of "respect" appeared on the original nuggets, this sounds more like what jimi hendrix said he'd never hear again. i particularly like the way leslie steps down off the three-inch riser to take his solo, then _steps back up_. after he saw the who, he started doing feedback-laden versions of the "theme from exodus" at the northport roller rink, and smashing guitars.