Southern rock needs a revival. Black Stone Cherry conjures up images of .38 Special and Blackfoot, power chords wrapped around rebellious songs of drinking and Southern pride. Black Stone Cherry hails out of Kentucky and have put out three consecutive under-rated rock CD’s. Definitely a band ready for a breakthrough!
“GOD’S GONNA CUT YOU DOWN” JOHNNY CASH
One of the greatest black and white videos of all-time for the pure photographic imagery, frozen facial expressions of pain and anguish. Cameos are abundant. Not often you see Iggy Pop, Chris Martin, Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss, Kid Rock, Brian Wilson, and Flea together in one video. The song has been recently used in some commercials which is disheartening seeing a modern gospel classic reduced to a jingle. Enjoy it for the brilliant original video before you remember it for Jeep Cherokee ads.
“OZARK MOUNTAIN JUBILEE” OAK RIDGE BOYS
Back to back old-school country on today’s blog. William Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is making his grandma proud wearing the sweater she must have knit for him 🙂 The beauty of nature, hiking in the woods, majestic mountain skylines, and birds soaring in the sky become the theme of a down-home country music masterpiece.