"If I don't believe in solipsism, who will?" - Al Batt

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hellhound on My Trail

This posting was triggered by Jackson Gabus comparing the Allman Brothers to Blind Willie McTell. ??! Good or bad, them's apples and oranges - Willie being the apple. So okay, we have Robert Johnson. He wrote all these, "I'm sinning as fast as I can and the devil's gonna come and get me" songs. He loved the sinning part, but was terrified of the consequences. He also played subtle two part guitar behind his vocals. Just wonderful. The other day I was listening to this one on YouTube as I surfed Ebay. I noticed a commenter fight. Some fellow had said something to the effect that the Johnson version sucked and the good version was by the Children of Bodom. He was under attack. These two are officially, Apples and Oranges!


Silk Hope said...

Eat a peach!

Gunnar Berg said...

Well, I guess it's better than "go suck a lemon".