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From the BBC’s When Albums Ruled the World.
The Beatles - Helter Skelter
"I was in Scotland and I read in Melody Maker that Pete Townshend had said: ‘We’ve just made the raunchiest, loudest, most ridiculous rock ‘n’ roll record you’ve ever heard.’ I never actually found out what track it was that The Who had made, but that got me going; just hearing him talk about it. So I said to the guys, ‘I think we should do a song like that; something really wild.’ And I wrote Helter Skelter. You can hear the voices cracking, and we played it so long and so often that by the end of it you can hear Ringo saying, ‘I’ve got blisters on my fingers’. We just tried to get it louder: ‘Can’t we make the drums sound louder?’ That was really all I wanted to do - to make a very loud, raunchy rock ‘n’ roll record with The Beatles. And I think it’s a pretty good one.” - Paul McCartney
this is actually one of my favorite songs of all time and i will never get tired of it
Son House, Howling Wolf, Los Angeles, 1965. Photo by Dick Waterman.
Waterman writes in his accompanying notes: “Meanwhile, the Stones were seated in a group a few rows away. They were in awe of Wolf so who was this old man that Wolf was so elated to see?
Finally, one of them came over and asked me who the older man was.
I told him that it was Son House and he said, “Ahh, the one who knew Charlie Patton and Robert Johnson.”
Over the years, I have asked people to guess which Stone it was who knew that much about the blues.
It was Brian Jones and it was his extensive record collection that first attracted the band to love American blues.”
Some of the best rock and roll albums released in the 1960s
Pummelling and fast as fuck powerviolence from Brisbane, Australia. Seriously intense blastbeats, ultrasonic guitar work and powerful vocals to melt your face off. The members are Jackson, Alix, Darcy, Lena and Chris.
They released their FYPM demo and their Human Detritus 7” EP (One Brick Today records) in 2013. Their latest release (Feb 2014) is a split with the Melbourne grindcore trio Internal Rot through Lethal Dose, 625 and Psychocontrol records.
Breezeblocks (Acoustic) / alt-J
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Stranger than Kindness live at the Royal Albert Hall.