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Blue Monday – The Yardbirds

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Today’s Blue Monday is from the cutting edge of the British 60’s R&B scene with the short lived Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page era Yardbirds storming through a version of the blues standard “Train Kept A Rollin'” renamed  “Stroll On”

“Stroll On”  – The Yardbirds

The song was recorded for the film “Blow-Up”

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Their appearance in Blowup was accidental: originally, The Who were approached, but they declined, and then The In-Crowd had been planned but they were unable to attend the filming. The Yardbirds filled in at short notice, and the guitar that Beck smashes at the end of their set (in frustration over his amplifier continuously shorting out) is a cheap German-made Hofner instrument. Director Michelangelo Antonioni instructed Beck to smash his guitar in emulation of The Who’s Pete Townshend

 

April 27, 2009 Posted by | Blues, Old Music, Video | | Leave a comment

   

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