This is fun – a band called Sam Bush playing ‘Mahavishnu Mountain Boys’ recently. It’s not a Mahavishnu tune or set of changes/motifs *as such* but its strikingly familiar in the way the Rutles are to the Beatles. Good you, boys!
Another week, another Mahavishnu Orchestra tribute band, you say? Perhaps so. Still, these people strike me as entering the fray and immediately raising the bar.
And Being John McLaughlin does indeed seem to be their name. Although, obviously, they’re not. Recorded at The Royal Room (no idea what continent, guessing its North America) May 14 2015
Tristan Gianola – Guitar Alicia Dejoie – Violin Chuck Deardorf – Bass Ryan Burns – Keys John Bishop – Drums*
(* also guessing it’s not the popular Liverpool funnyman)
This fascinating film has just been posted on youtube. It’s 9 mins or so documenting a Sri Chinmoy parade and concert in New York – on March 8 1975 (the November 75 attribution is incorrect: McLaughlin had moved on from Chinmoy by then).
A rare opportunity to see Mahavishnu & Devadip doing their thing on the back of a float and, from 4:50 on, a rare opportunity to hear the singing voice of the Mahavishnu.
This October, The Emotional Toothpaste himself releases his (first) memoir/autobiography. Can’t wait. Make sure it’ll fit your stocking, pop-pickers and brace yourself for “Everyday He Writes The Book”-style headlines.
Finally, the Franz Ferdinand-Sparks supergroup has a name. It’s both obvious and appropriate: FFS. We also have the first indication of what it will sound like in this YouTube teaser and gigs have been announced in Europe, expect more festivals to be added to the list. Excellent!
Hello everyone, great to have the AW back – HUGE thanks and congrats to all those who grafted under the bonnet for the past few months doing technical things and weilding a kind of magic about which I have no conception whatsoever.
But speaking of weilding magic, isn’t it about time we reintroduced the Mahavishnu Orchestra around here? I mean, half a day in to the new regime and there’s not one single MO posting!?!
Here is a fabulous recently discovered 1973 TV highlights thing filmed at Seattle in March 1973. (Go on Leedsboy – it’s not even 20 minutes of your time!)