Re: Music Videos ...
posted at 10/6/2013 6:04 PM EDT
The Doors - Wild Child
Not a music video; a clip of the studio session. Couple minutes amusing screwing around, then my favorite take.
I don't like the singer at all, but Slash demonstrating mastery of Hey Joe:
Slash rules. Amen.
(That said, I can't decide whether I like Hendrix's Voodo Chile more than SRV, 1983 Austin Texas - redefining "smoking". Blistering blues-rock brilliance.)
Alice in Chains, Rio '93. Wish they cleaned it up and put it out on DVD. Layne had a sore/f'd throat, but used it to his advantage. Sound isn't that great, but the feeling is there.
Stone Temple Pilots '94. No no, give me a chance here. This was before he took too many drugs to sing well. Transcendant voice, imo, in this one particular take.
Such strange little quirks can make a voice.
Alice in Chains, '94 "Rotten Apple". Poor sound quality. Layne just started sliding back into smack. BUT, I think this demonstrates - perhaps only for dedicated AIC fans, but there you have it - demonstrates beauty in its fall. That uncanny sound, the sick richness, ghoulish and simultaneously uplifting, the first and second time he sings "what I can see is unreal, I've written my own part..." and the wavering "hey, ninaah" placeholders... and of course the eerie sound to the the rest of the music is way better than what ended up on the album, imo...
Mad Season, Live and the Moore 1995. This is available on DVD now, as is the rest of the concert. Layne can sing.