Digging around the internet the other day we stumbled across this fascinating video, okay the video isn’t really that fascinating but the subject matter is. Of course they are talking about the blues and how some of the most popular bands of the late 60’s and early 70’s were taking this genre, putting their own spin on it. Bending, twisting and shaping it into a type of music that fit in perfect with the times.
During the video you’ll hear from Paul Stanley of KISS, Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Ozzy Osborne of Black Sabbath and two members of Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Dicky Betts, Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman talk about the Allman Brothers and their interpretation of the blues. Pete Townshend talks about how much he dislikes Led Zeppelin, not really sure if he was kidding or not…he had a bit of a smirk on his face. Eddie Van Halen also appears and adds his two cents about the blues.
Give it a look, it’s pretty good: