Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Years Eve Video Party

Put Your Records On
Let's put politics aside for the moment, and just rock in the new year. Time to drink to excess and celebrate the freedoms we have remaining to us. I love this song, the tough part was choosing from the several versions on YouTube - I put up the studio video in October. There are other good live versions here and here. Setting the mood, "Just Go Ahead - Let Your Hair Down."

Next up is Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits, with Eric Clapton appearing as a guest. I swear there was no deliberate reference here to the fate of Saddam Hussein the night before last. This is a nice jammy live performance of the tune that made Mark Knopfler's band an overnight sensation in 1978.
Sultans of Swing

I've tried to concentrate mainly on live performances where available. I just linked to the rest of the videos so that the page wouldn't load too slowly. If the videos were featured in a previous Les Enragés post, clicking the title will take you there. Otherwise it will take you to YouTube.

David Bowie - Let's Dance
Elvis Costello - (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding
The Eagles - Hotel California
Steve Winwood - I'm A Man
Paul McCartney and Friends - Rock Medley
Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl
Eric Clapton (With Mark Knopfler) - Layla
Stevie Wonder with Bonnie Raitt - I Wish
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Voodoo Child
Bob Dylan and The Band - Like A Rolling Stone
John Coltrane - Favourite Things

Here's a few Videos from The Station Agent and Co. at the Space Station:

Dresden Dolls - War Pigs.
Bright Eyes - First Day of My Life.
Norah Jones - Bessie Smith.
John Coltrane - Naima.
Pearl Jam - Rearview Mirror.
Goldfrapp - The Train.
Rage Against the Machine - Bombtrack.

Got any links to good rock vids you don't see here? Just put them in comments so we can listen to them too. Think of this as like an old-time party in a friend's basement rec room - everybody brings their favourite 'stacks of wax', kicks off their shoes, and dances in their socks. -SBT-

I'm adding this one for local flavor:
Michelle Shocked -
Come a Long Way
Happy New Year! ~Jump

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