Black Birds Doubleplay OSW.

Black Birds Doubleplay OSW.

 

High Every One

 

 

 

 

  Ok now. Last week I posted a OSW piece on how things though common at the time become more or less obsolete. Also how some of the surounding things change hands so to speak with upto date things in design but pretty much serve the same function. I think we even touched on how when transisters came along. We became some what more mobile with our now portable radios. Ok then. I know that many of us like to toss up a special song or two relating to our past in a way of some sort.  I've done it a buncha times meself even. So I appreciate the shared thoughts that go along with that well enough indeed. With that in mind. I'd like to set the stage if I may to a day of one of me most impressive experiences way back when of me long ago  fledgling teen Black Bird years.

  The second rock concert of me coming of age you might say. What with the sexual revolution, civil rights movement and that Fucking War. This band cut its teeth in those AM radio days back then that we touched on last week. There was just two Rock & Roll stations then and they were carbon coppies of each other. WABC-77 and WMCA-55 on your AM dial. So this got plenty of play time and became an early Icon of the times. We all pretty muck know of there hits of the mid sixties. So established and a hand full of years and a few albums later became one of me first idolized rock groups. After the Beatles & Rolling Stones and all that which came before.

  So off I go to the city with a flock of me Bird pals to one of the most pound for pound exciting live rock concerts to date. (And I've seen a few) The thing was. There wasn't a whole lot of stage effects with these rockers. Although they did hail from the start of the psychedelic era. Just a few flashes of colored stage lights is all. Because they didn't need it. These men came to play and say what they meant for us to hear, feel and know what they wanted to do. And with this Bird accomblished that very well. These guys just didn't quit. With a slew of love and torch songs and a barrage  of social and politcal commentary. They just flat out played their guts out. They took us up and held us there throughout the show. Yes they played extra long that night because we all saw and could tell they were having just as much a blast as we were.  Yes they flat out wore us out and closed out with two of there biggest signature hit singles  of the mid sixties. Two numbers that pretty said it all for us Birds of the day and times that were unfolding before our very lives.

 

 So without further ado. Let me present to you. The boys who very well may have coinded the term Heavy Metal. This Black Birds Icons of me old school days who left us gloriously exhausted. Here they are. Long gone now, but very much alive on this Old School Wednesday. I give you...

 

 As they say in this 1st number...

"I like to dream."

So I recomend headphones and let us fly

between this sound machine

 Luv ya, Black Bird 

"Heavy Metal Thunder"

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Comments (7)

  1. morningafter7

    Wow – that must’ve been some show, black bird! At the moment I can’t do these songs justice since they either need to be cranked or jammed to on headphones (neither of which I can do right now), but yes this is a jammin’ band and that had to be quite the experience, seeing them live!!!

    March 08, 2017
    1. macabre360

      Yes it was something alright. Set me to flying and I never looked back. I say headphones because they didn’t have a lot of the high tech stuff yet and laptop speakers just don’t cut it. In fact unless one has a high grade sound system hooked up their PC. Headphones are always the way to go. Especially for this nest of epics, icons. mood movers and generally all out ass kickin’ rock of many a stripe and psych.

      March 09, 2017
      1. morningafter7

        Yes I agree since a lot of what I listen to is pre all the high tech stuff as well. I still like the sound of that, though – it’s more “real”. I grew up listening to albums, so…yeah!

        March 09, 2017
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        2. macabre360

          Yes. Just like the change over from vacuum tubes to transistors gave us mobility. I can tell ya that the transition from Hi-FI mono consoles to stereophonic ones was like the greatest thing since sliced bread.

          March 10, 2017
          1. morningafter7

            Couldn’t agree more!

            March 10, 2017
            1. macabre360

              Alright then. Lets get our hands on those headphones and ride “a cloud of sound that’s just right.” Because Black Bird is me name and spanning me wings across the generations be part of me friendly game.

              March 12, 2017
  2. wonderwall79

    Albeit this cowboy rides to a different genre now in my later years, I can still appreciate the classics of a bygone era.!!!!
    Indeed the old still out classes the new in every which way.!!!!
    I’ll never forget me heavy metal roots and the for fathers who built it.!!!
    Glad to trot by and be reminded of yesterday.!!
    Here’s to you black bird!!!

    March 12, 2017