Monday, September 14, 2015

Blues Magoos Version of "Tobacco Road" the Most Influential Song of All Time?

Maybe not, but I hear a lot of music I love in this song, including VU, David Bowie, Camper Van Beethoven, and so on. I think this is known by some, but I just discovered it recently (the record, not this live version) and was struck by how similar it is to my favorites. Another reminder that things that sound like they came from nowhere have some precedent that will make you question everything you ever believed. Luckily Advancement lets me live with that.

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