Friday, August 22, 2008

freddy king -- "goin' down"

i know that september 3rd is "freddie king day" in texas, but i thought i'd start celebrating early.

anyone that says aside from jimi hendrix and vernon reid, black rock guitarists don't really exist isn't paying attention. freddie king died way too soon. maybe if he'd lived through the 80s, more people would know who he is.

i absolutely drop-dead love this song. it's so heavy and righteous and free, in all the right ways. after listening to freddie king play guitar all afternoon, it's hard to take in the fluff that passes for rock and roll these days -- even if it's on somebody else's radio.

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