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Santana — Black Magic Woman-Gypsy Queen
Album: Abraxas
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Released: 1970
Length: 5:12
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Got a black magic woman
Got a black magic woman
Ive got a black magic woman
Got me so blind I can't see
That she's a black magic woman
Shes trying to make a devil out of me

Don't turn your back on me baby
Don't turn your back on me baby
Yes don't turn your back on me baby
Stop messing round with your tricks
Don't turn your back on me baby
You just might pick up my magic sticks

Got your spell on me baby
Got your spell on me baby
Yes you got your spell on me baby
Turning my heart into stone
I need you so bad, magic woman
I can't leave you alone
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Musically this song continues to soar, nearly 50 years since it's release. But lyrically it still irks me... "pick up my magic sticks"... really? Surely there could have been a better rhyme than that? Unless (like TortElvis) I've been missing some kind of double meaning all these years.
Came out when I was 15. Left an impression that lasts to this day.
Though I've always liked this, I'm liking the Fleetwood Mac original version better these days.  Nice cover, Santana.
It was a 10 for me the very first time I heard it in '70 (and I still remember when and where) when I was finishing up my Broadcasting degree at UF and today it's a 20.  To me this is the epitome of what a good, no make that a master guitar player sounds like.  Truly a craftsman at work.  Santana,...what can I say that hasn't been said?
My black magic cat says meow, whenever he hears this song.
My web streaming follows 3 hour behind compare to android ap. I have noticed that before but it was not an all the time thing and it was around 15 min. difference... Does anyone have an idea?
 misterbearbaby wrote:
The music of the spheres. If you've ever seen him playing, it's quite clear he's in touch with something much bigger than our small selves.
 
Agreed and double that! 
The music of the spheres. If you've ever seen him playing, it's quite clear he's in touch with something much bigger than our small selves.
That ending. Zounds.
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:

When my son was learning to play electric guitar I bought him one of those multi-effects pedals to give him some encouragement. The Zoom device had a dial to select different sounds/styles e.g.Deep Purple, Hendrix, Satriani, Santana etc.

Some of them were close to the original sound - especially the Carlos Santana one.

After much practice my son learned a few licks and they sounded pretty good and I got to really 'know' the Santana tone - except that Carlos did not just have one sound and listening closely to his records over his career you can hear that the tone changed significantly either due to changes in guitars or amplifiers or just because he evolved his sound and liked to mix it up a bit.

Having closely listened to guitarists over many years I would say Carlos is probably the most accomplished and rhythmic of all the guitarists IMHO.  I hesitate to say 'best' because that it too subjective :)

 
Very cool. 

On this song, nothing like hearing his fingers screach on the strings. That means....it's real! It's alive!  
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:

When my son was learning to play electric guitar I bought him one of those multi-effects pedals to give him some encouragement. The Zoom device had a dial to select different sounds/styles e.g.Deep Purple, Hendrix, Satriani, Santana etc.

Some of them were close to the original sound - especially the Carlos Santana one.

After much practice my son learned a few licks and they sounded pretty good and I got to really 'know' the Santana tone - except that Carlos did not just have one sound and listening closely to his records over his career you can hear that the tone changed significantly either due to changes in guitars or amplifiers or just because he evolved his sound and liked to mix it up a bit.

Having closely listened to guitarists over many years I would say Carlos is probably the most accomplished and rhythmic of all the guitarists IMHO.  I hesitate to say 'best' because that it too subjective :)

 
The thing with this song is that it was not over produced in the studio. 

You can hear the "finger scratch" noise right before his hits a power chord.  

I think that's why this sounds so freakin good. This ain't  the band Boston paying something that was initially called music but got regergatated by the sound boards and transfomred into something fake.   
 idiot_wind wrote:
Just drop dead, guitar playing. My god. You can get high on the  second1/2 of this song. 

 
When my son was learning to play electric guitar I bought him one of those multi-effects pedals to give him some encouragement. The Zoom device had a dial to select different sounds/styles e.g.Deep Purple, Hendrix, Satriani, Santana etc.

Some of them were close to the original sound - especially the Carlos Santana one.

After much practice my son learned a few licks and they sounded pretty good and I got to really 'know' the Santana tone - except that Carlos did not just have one sound and listening closely to his records over his career you can hear that the tone changed significantly either due to changes in guitars or amplifiers or just because he evolved his sound and liked to mix it up a bit.

Having closely listened to guitarists over many years I would say Carlos is probably the most accomplished and rhythmic of all the guitarists IMHO.  I hesitate to say 'best' because that it too subjective :)
{#Rolleyes}The most over played wanna-be cover rock band song of all time.  There isn't a traveling wanna-be cover band that has ever been able to play this tune correctly.  Mostly white-bread boys misunderstanding latin rhythm - comical.  Especially guitar players and drummers trying to play Gypsy Queen - rarely can they play it in time.
A great tune reduced to line-dance music. 
Just drop dead, guitar playing. My god. You can get high on the  second1/2 of this song. 
 melanie.putz8843 wrote:
Awesome mix tonight, Bob! Keep on with the great tunes, mixes, AND themes...yeah ,we (my wife and I ) try to guess ifnthere is a theme to a set, and what that theme is....some are freakin obscure, but we're gettin' 'em.... Stay awesome !
 

 
Bob?
A black magic woman.
Dropping by to check on how that potion is working . . .

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Does he have a Black, magic-woman?  Or, a Black-Magic Woman?  I've always wondered.
Got a black magic marker
Got a black magic marker

Put the cap on it baby
Put the cap on it baby

or the tip will dry out and get hard... 
Awesome mix tonight, Bob! Keep on with the great tunes, mixes, AND themes...yeah ,we (my wife and I ) try to guess ifnthere is a theme to a set, and what that theme is....some are freakin obscure, but we're gettin' 'em.... Stay awesome !
 
 idiot_wind wrote:
So I'm typing an essay on how the low cost of investment capital is a real reason for our current macro economic malaise.

And Carlos has now got me do this tangential thinking on heteroskadicity of auto correlated variables. Cool stuff, man.

Uh here we go into the groooooove. 

 
Well, I never ever expected to read the words 'Carlos' and 'heteroskadicity of auto correlated variables' in one sentence. I think that neither would he.  Perhaps you could run the Trump Treasury and Carlos could play 'Winning' and 'Migra' all day long. 
Santana made it famous, but Green did it better.
So I'm typing an essay on how the low cost of investment capital is a real reason for our current macro economic malaise.

And Carlos has now got me do this tangential thinking on heteroskadicity of auto correlated variables. Cool stuff, man.

Uh here we go into the groooooove. 
Hey...Carlos Santana hit a home run yesterday for the Cleveland Indians to beat the Toronto Blue Jays!

What gives?

How old is Carlos and he must be in good shape. It that trippy guitar playing. Keeps a person young.  
 oldfart48 wrote:
not often a cover exceeds the orig., esp. a mac. but carlos pulled it off. he was very good at  borrowing tunes and making them his own. great guitar.

 
The great guitar is Peter Green's tone, lifted by Santana.
 2020sk wrote:
One of the more tolerable Santana tunes, hence a 3.
Sorry, don't crucify me all at once! The faster bit towards the end (I believe that's the technical term for it) is quite listenable, though parts resemble the sound of my kitchen drain. Hmm, there's no hope, I'm going to get crucified, I'm sure.

 
But hey, you did it in a nice way.  Say what you will - Santana introduced an incredible new sound and style that endures (for many) to this day, nearly 50 years later.  Not bad for kitchen drain music.  I love this song, and much of his music.  And there are millions of us.  He's incredible.
Great album, great song, great band, great guitarist. But I always thought putting that white dove there in the album cover was a mistake :)
 2020sk wrote:
One of the more tolerable Santana tunes, hence a 3.
Sorry, don't crucify me all at once! The faster bit towards the end (I believe that's the technical term for it) is quite listenable, though parts resemble the sound of my kitchen drain. Hmm, there's no hope, I'm going to get crucified, I'm sure.

 
Sure, no problem. We'll cut pieces off you and crucify each separately {#Twisted}
 2020sk wrote:
One of the more tolerable Santana tunes, hence a 3.
Sorry, don't crucify me all at once! The faster bit towards the end (I believe that's the technical term for it) is quite listenable, though parts resemble the sound of my kitchen drain. Hmm, there's no hope, I'm going to get crucified, I'm sure.

 
Nah, I feel ya. A joke I've been telling for years.

Did you know santana died in 1973? Yah, they've just been releasing the same song for 40 years. 
 taswegian wrote:
Bill, you're on a roll with the programming: Peter Gabriel in Africa mode, then Tusk and now Black Magic Woman!

 
He started with Les Negresses Vertes. No less impressive.  
 2020sk wrote:
One of the more tolerable Santana tunes, hence a 3.
Sorry, don't crucify me all at once! The faster bit towards the end (I believe that's the technical term for it) is quite listenable, though parts resemble the sound of my kitchen drain. Hmm, there's no hope, I'm going to get crucified, I'm sure.

 
no we aren't going to crucify you, just smother you in love, go get Santana's "Caravanseria" album/cd and you will be converted
Bill, you're on a roll with the programming: Peter Gabriel in Africa mode, then Tusk and now Black Magic Woman!
One of the more tolerable Santana tunes, hence a 3.
Sorry, don't crucify me all at once! The faster bit towards the end (I believe that's the technical term for it) is quite listenable, though parts resemble the sound of my kitchen drain. Hmm, there's no hope, I'm going to get crucified, I'm sure.
the poetry and verve at the song's opening get me in a slippery-bop dance-mood
You can get "high" on this guitar work.

No kidding...well maybe a little. . 
 Black Magic Woman with an accent.
One of his top 5 LPs! {#Guitarist}
 kcar wrote:
Nice segue from FM's "Tusk." 

I don't much about Santana, apart from this album and his work with Rob Thomas. And yes I've already heard some of you say that there's not much in between. But Abraxas is a fukkin' great album.  

 
Yeah. Great album. So is Santana III (maybe the best of the catalogue).  So is Santana I. So is Caravanserai. So is Zebop. You should not discount one of the great musicians of our time. Just sayin. 
 Everything's coming our way is a better less played option.  old_shep wrote:
I've listened to this exact cut five times in as many days and its still holds my attention.

 


One of the Shamans
 Andrew_C wrote:

Funny, that's the same segue I've hit the "9" button on both songs today; a year and a bit down the line.

 
Segue's still strong. With a nice lead-in from PG - The Rythm of the Heat.
Valga me Dios!  Gustarlo, etc.
Goosebumps every time I hear this.
Back in the summer of 1972-73, every Saturday night, three of my high school buddies and I folded the Sunday edition of Los Angeles Times newspapers. We worked from 9:00 Saturday night until 6:00 Sunday morning. Our little shop was in El Monte, California, and right across the street was a church. Every Saturday afternoon there was a wedding, and since El Monte was almost entirely Hispanic, the wedding bands played LOTS of Santana. All night long. Loudly. What a great time of my life.
 kcar wrote:
Nice segue from FM's "Tusk." 

I don't much about Santana, apart from this album and his work with Rob Thomas. And yes I've already heard some of you say that there's not much in between. But Abraxas is a fukkin' great album.  

 
Funny, that's the same segue I've hit the "9" button on both songs today; a year and a bit down the line.
 Jefalump wrote:
Maybe it’s time Santana went into Low Rotation…….


 
rotate thyself, please........
{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananapiano}

This is such a great song.

 

It makes me sad, though to think this music is dying out in the 21st century. There just aren't many (if any) guitar players that come close to Carlos and the band.

 

It RnR on the same road as jazz? Destined to belong in a museum?  


 musikluvr wrote:
I only gave it a 9 because there are better vintage Santana jams that didn't get the radio play. Amazing live show as well. 5th row center at Red Rocks back in '97. Wicked good band.

 
Totally agree - 9 for me
I only gave it a 9 because there are better vintage Santana jams that didn't get the radio play. Amazing live show as well. 5th row center at Red Rocks back in '97. Wicked good band.
not often a cover exceeds the orig., esp. a mac. but carlos pulled it off. he was very good at  borrowing tunes and making them his own. great guitar.
 Randomax wrote:
Speaking of Great Guitarists.....Bill, PLEASE play some Ten Years After....RIP Alvin Lee.....you were ALWAYS amazing...and a real gentleman....from a then 14 yo that was invited TWICE backstage with you and your band members; You were all gentlemen!  Bill, Cricklewood album!!!

 

And it would be a fine thing if Santana chose to cover 50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain. An Alvin Lee axe masterpiece that would shine with Carlos redoing it. 
 ppopp wrote:
Santana gets old fast these days for me.
 
I am getting old fast these days.  This song will never age, however.
Santana gets old fast these days for me.
Speaking of Great Guitarists.....Bill, PLEASE play some Ten Years After....RIP Alvin Lee.....you were ALWAYS amazing...and a real gentleman....from a then 14 yo that was invited TWICE backstage with you and your band members; You were all gentlemen!  Bill, Cricklewood album!!!
Nice segue from FM's "Tusk." 

I don't much about Santana, apart from this album and his work with Rob Thomas. And yes I've already heard some of you say that there's not much in between. But Abraxas is a fukkin' great album.  

There are some very nice headphones and headphone-amps that can improve the music experience...
If you can afford the phone and data stream then the headphones and amp should be easy carry...
Audio Technica, Martin Logan, Koss and a couple others make headphones specifically for phones with easy controls to pause, converse, adjust volume right on the cord or headphone... I don't know all, or even that much compare to some people. My interests are in a different direction, electro-static headphones, amps, speakers... A few searches with Bing and reading the various audio boards (www.head-fi.org) and review sites will give a quick education... Between RP and various audio equipment/review sites...My budget is skewing in new directions..


stevendejong wrote:

You wrote this two years ago, and it is more relevant now than ever. I don't understand why phone manufacturers decided to torture humanity by allowing people to play music on their phones WITHOUT a head set. Indeed, the sound quality is UTTER crap, and generally the dumb shits that listen to music in this way prefer atrocious commercial hiphop, Lady Gaga, or trash metal.
 


 kingart wrote:
One of the hottest tunes from one of the hottest albums from one of the greatest guitarists ever. And that album art is the joint. And Black Magic Woman is of course by Fleetwood's Peter Green, but Gypsy Queen was originally a jazz piece of Gabor Szabo. I think everyone did quite well by Santana's take on them.
 
 
Nice to have some background informations! Thank you!
One of the hottest tunes from one of the hottest albums from one of the greatest guitarists ever. And that album art is the joint. And Black Magic Woman is of course by Fleetwood's Peter Green, but Gypsy Queen was originally a jazz piece of Gabor Szabo. I think everyone did quite well by Santana's take on them.
 
 MojoJojo wrote:
(...)  no one is as impressed with your music selection as you are when it comes blaring out of a crap-ass cell phone!

Why yes, I am especially grumpy today.

 
You wrote this two years ago, and it is more relevant now than ever. I don't understand why phone manufacturers decided to torture humanity by allowing people to play music on their phones WITHOUT a head set. Indeed, the sound quality is UTTER crap, and generally the dumb shits that listen to music in this way prefer atrocious commercial hiphop, Lady Gaga, or trash metal.
I've listened to this exact cut five times in as many days and its still holds my attention.
At first, I was fascinated by Santana's guitar and I thought this was his greatest composition. I grew up to learn, years later, that it wasn't his, which was a bit of a disappointment. Fletwood Mac's tune sounded a bit darker for me and went on carving my soul. I got over my disappointment with Santana, as he has some other excellent tunes, but then i felt like he went hunting for popularity... I know it is not a good thing to say, but I thought he was a sell out. 
I saw a video where Santana played this and had Peter Green on stage with him. Both seemed really enjoy jamming this out though Peter Green did seem overwhelmed by Carlos' playing

Found it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj8rHPEyPU4
 leap wrote:
{#Good-vibes} I got TWO black magics women last night!!! lot of thc, and chocolates...{#Cool} kool
 
...and they thaught  you to lie?
Please play Fleetwood Mac version, that one works better for me. 
I gave this a 9. Saving the 10 for when Bill plays the ORIGINAL Fleetwood Mac version of Black Magic Woman, which I like even better!

 eltom wrote:
Oh Man, shut down the Santana-Thing. Much overrated, guitar goes on someone nerves.
 
Yeah, sure, less good than tokyo hotel obviously !

{#Good-vibes} I got TWO black magics women last night!!! lot of thc, and chocolates...{#Cool} kool


Still love it!
 ollieD wrote:
This is timeless !!! I've been listening for this for almost 20 years... I've never got bored of it!!
 
40 years for me. Still fresh as the first time I heard it.
 
 Geecheeboy wrote:
I never noticed the cowbell before.
 
What the?...

I never noticed the cowbell before.
 Jefalump wrote:
Maybe it’s time Santana went into Low Rotation…….
 
HERETIC!  Ready the stake and the bonfire!  (Who's got a match?)

 Jefalump wrote:
Maybe it’s time Santana went into Low Rotation…….

 
Na, not yet.  Give it another 40 years...


Maybe it’s time Santana went into Low Rotation…….

Saw this documentary the other night on the BBC - https://212.58.246.123/programmes/b011s5k1  the Santana Story: Angels and Demons

It put into perspective the entire Santana story and as a direct result this tune has gone up to a solid 10.

This is timeless !!! I've been listening for this for almost 20 years... I've never got bored of it!!
Oh Man, shut down the Santana-Thing. Much overrated, guitar goes on someone nerves.
Nice advance cowbell and cymbal playing
 sfrantz wrote:


I might kindly suggest that you cut down on your "regular FM" exposure if you're becoming so sensitive.  
 
Agreed; don't really care that RP is servicing the Woodstock Nation in 2011.  Would much rather hear something new, fresh, cutting edge.

 a_genuine_find wrote:
agree with stkman, Mr. Carlos Santana really nailed these two songs, impeccable.
 

I agree, both his songs are really good. 
I'v been to one part of the cover ! {#Sunny}

It was sunny and cool !{#Cool}
 sfrantz wrote:


I might kindly suggest that you cut down on your "regular FM" exposure if you're becoming so sensitive.  
 

With a headset on . . .  spectacular!
So special, so  good.
{#Daisy}
 PA1749 wrote:

This is overplayed to death by regular FM stations. Not what I've come to expect from RP.

 

I might kindly suggest that you cut down on your "regular FM" exposure if you're becoming so sensitive.  

This is overplayed to death by regular FM stations. Not what I've come to expect from RP.


The Gypsy Queen part of the track is favorite (credit to Hungarian guitarist Gabor Szabo)
Whenever I hear Santana I am reminded of a friend who has this song play "while your call is being connected". It's a T-mobile thing, or some such nonsense. This kind of thing, along with people who use songs as ring tones is simply annoying. Here is a tip: no one is as impressed with your music selection as you are when it comes blaring out of a crap-ass cell phone!

Why yes, I am especially grumpy today.



They played Woodstock and are still relevant in 2010, thats amazing!
meh, never cared for this one.
A true gem!
 nagsheadlocal wrote:

Dude, that's what makes this country great - complete and utter disrespect for self-important authoritarians.

Nice prank, BTW. We chose "Crimson and Clover" when we hot-miked the school PA system . . .

 
Yeah!
I'm not such a sweet thing.
I'll do anything...

I've always loved this...take's me back and soothes me

 meadowwoods wrote:
I love this version almost as much as the original Fleetwood Mac version.
Cheers!{#Cheers}

 
Your comment prompted me to play the original directly after the Santana version and I think that though I love both Santana has now made it his own.

Truly cheers up a wet and miserable evening here in England

{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}

It is a wet miserable day in the UK and this just made it even worse - utterly dreadful in every way


I love this version almost as much as the original Fleetwood Mac version.
Cheers!{#Cheers}

 bam23 wrote:
To this day, I cannot hear this song without recalling the day in 1970 or 1971 when a few students managed to patch this into the PA system in the early morning in our high school in northern Ohio, completely short-circuiting the authority and self-esteem of the principal and his entourage. Sure, it's negligible stuff, but at the time, brilliant.
 
Dude, that's what makes this country great - complete and utter disrespect for self-important authoritarians.

Nice prank, BTW. We chose "Crimson and Clover" when we hot-miked the school PA system . . .

Great music and great cover art!
I've got the album!!  :)
it don't get any better than this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
one of my favs
 until the eight track got eaten. 

 guess I could get it again in CD.
To this day, I cannot hear this song without recalling the day in 1970 or 1971 when a few students managed to patch this into the PA system in the early morning in our high school in northern Ohio, completely short-circuiting the authority and self-esteem of the principal and his entourage. Sure, it's negligible stuff, but at the time, brilliant.
{#Mrgreen}
agree with stkman, Mr. Carlos Santana really nailed these two songs, impeccable.
We finally put together the home theater/stereo we have always wanted, and Abraxas was one of the pleasures we rediscovered. Wonderful use of quad and great music that I had not really heard before in it's full glory. I highly recommend revisiting this one on a good system!
Great song from what I still consider their best album.  This version of the song was different from Mac's as noted previously.  I like both versions.  And, I agree that Green was a terrific talent that would probably have had more influence had he managed to stay healthy.  I think he suffered from severe depression.  I heard he became a grave digger for a while.

 stkman wrote:

When BMW came out it wasn't pop music, far from it. Peter Green was writing and playing some heavy blues that most people didn't care for at time. Carlos did make this song well known but that really was later as it was only played on FM at time not AM stations. As far as early Fleetwood Mac I loved it but it wasn't popular, I happened to like blues. It was after Peter Green left Mac that they started getting some airplay. Eva Cassidy was never a popular vocalist untill after she died and now alot of people beside me appreciate her music. I did have a record store and am not selfish so if I had something that I thought was "good" I certainly would recommend that people "might" like it but if they didn't thats cool with me. You are the one thats trashing good musicans as judged by their peers not me. You will not find anything on my list thats rated less than a 5, I'm not a negative person like yourself who assumes that I don't know how to "think". What really is strange is you are a artist as was my mother and the one thing I learned from being dragged around museums when I was a kid was beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. So go do some critical thinking and leave the easy shit to me because I really don't have to think very hard as to what I really like or not, it just comes naturally.
 
Way ta go DONNIE!!! (homage W. Sobchuk)
this place seems to have more (unnecessary) personal attacks than it used to 
 stkman wrote:

When BMW came out it wasn't pop music, far from it. Peter Green was writing and playing some heavy blues that most people didn't care for at time. Carlos did make this song well known but that really was later as it was only played on FM at time not AM stations. As far as early Fleetwood Mac I loved it but it wasn't popular, I happened to like blues. It was after Peter Green left Mac that they started getting some airplay. Eva Cassidy was never a popular vocalist untill after she died and now alot of people beside me appreciate her music. I did have a record store and am not selfish so if I had something that I thought was "good" I certainly would recommend that people "might" like it but if they didn't thats cool with me. You are the one thats trashing good musicans as judged by their peers not me. You will not find anything on my list thats rated less than a 5, I'm not a negative person like yourself who assumes that I don't know how to "think". What really is strange is you are a artist as was my mother and the one thing I learned from being dragged around museums when I was a kid was beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. So go do some critical thinking and leave the easy shit to me because I really don't have to think very hard as to what I really like or not, it just comes naturally.
 
You are my new hero! Talk about your Austin 3:16! {#War} {#Beat} {#Sealed}
 Jelani wrote:

Popular music gets played alot. Popular is not necessarily good, and in most cases isn't.
Critical thinking isn't always easy, which is why you may be having a difficult time with it.

 
When BMW came out it wasn't pop music, far from it. Peter Green was writing and playing some heavy blues that most people didn't care for at time. Carlos did make this song well known but that really was later as it was only played on FM at time not AM stations. As far as early Fleetwood Mac I loved it but it wasn't popular, I happened to like blues. It was after Peter Green left Mac that they started getting some airplay. Eva Cassidy was never a popular vocalist untill after she died and now alot of people beside me appreciate her music. I did have a record store and am not selfish so if I had something that I thought was "good" I certainly would recommend that people "might" like it but if they didn't thats cool with me. You are the one thats trashing good musicans as judged by their peers not me. You will not find anything on my list thats rated less than a 5, I'm not a negative person like yourself who assumes that I don't know how to "think". What really is strange is you are a artist as was my mother and the one thing I learned from being dragged around museums when I was a kid was beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. So go do some critical thinking and leave the easy shit to me because I really don't have to think very hard as to what I really like or not, it just comes naturally.


stkman wrote:

damn Carlos "overrated" nah maybe overplayed cuz great music gets played alot, and that statement came from somebody that rates Garcia and Grisman Thrill is Gone a 1 and Iron Butterfly Ina-Godda-Da-vida a 10 and Eva Cassidy a 2, no way

Popular music gets played alot. Popular is not necessarily good, and in most cases isn't.
Critical thinking isn't always easy, which is why you may be having a difficult time with it.

liser wrote:

Pretty sweeping statement there, Jelani. Nothing worthwhile? What gems have you contributed to the music world?

I don't contribute to the music world, though many close friends do.
I do,on the other hand, contribute to the visual art world in a pretty voluminous and highly visible/accessible capacity though.
Anything else I can help you with?


 tiggers wrote:
Another well deserved 1
 
From your song ratings:
10 - Oasis - Wonderwall

I rest my case.

The singer here is Greg Rollie, future founding member of Journey, along with Neal Schon, another Santana alumni.
Still cooks after all these years.

I recall hiding the album cover from my parents!
Great version from that one trick pony guy himself!  

(Oh, but what a pony, remarked Mrs. Monet.)

The ending reminds me of the Armagedden.

 EssexTex wrote:
God can keep his gift...rather have a pair of socks!
 

U know where to stick 'em ... 'eh?
 tiggers wrote:
Another well deserved 1
 

Yeah... brilliant one... definitely an 8 {#Moon}
liser wrote:

Pretty sweeping statement there, Jelani. Nothing worthwhile? What gems have you contributed to the music world?


damn Carlos "overrated" nah maybe overplayed cuz great music gets played alot, and that statement came from somebody that rates Garcia and Grisman Thrill is Gone a 1 and Iron Butterfly Ina-Godda-Da-vida a 10  and Eva Cassidy a 2, no way


Carlos nailed this tho it was written by Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac's version is no slouch either