Baxter’s Attic

Baxter’s Attic, Humble Pie “30 Days in the Hole”
In the Attic this morning was a song from the Humble Pie album "Smokin", released in 1972.  Written by band leader Steve Marriot who during a concert in Kentucky found out the penalty for possession of marijuana was 30 days in jail. The song is a plea for marijuana legalizatio…
Baxter’s Attic, Jimi Hendrix “Red House (live)”
In the Attic this morning, one of my favorites from Hendrix. This is a very intricate song and really showed the world Hendrix's brilliance on guitar. "Red House" won him the respect of many musicians. Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top said that when he first heard "Red House&a…
Baxter’s Attic, Spirit “I Got a Line on You”
I bought this album in the late sixties and continued to buy it in every form,8 track, cassette and CD.  Notable band members include Jay Ferguson and Randy California. Early demos by the band were produced by the bands roommate in Topanga Canyon, Barry Hansen, also known as radio DJ Dr...
Baxter’s Attic, Lovin’ Spoonful “Daydream”
Seemed like a fitting song for such a beautiful morning.  Jon Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful wrote this song while trying to write another but kept daydreaming on a beautiful day and couldn't concentrate. Taking you back to 1967 in the Attic...
Baxter’s Attic, Led Zeppelin “The Lemon Song”
I figured this was a good choice, in the Attic,on what would have been John Bonham's 69th birthday. In my opinion, John Bonham was the best rock drummer ever. Combined with the bass playing of John Paul Jones, Zeppelin had the best rhythm section ever...
Baxter’s Attic, Allman Brothers Band “Blue Sky”
Another great one in the Attic this morning.  Off the "Eat a Peach" album, a song written by Allman Brothers' guitarist Dickie Betts.  The song is about Dickie's Native American girlfriend, Sandy "Bluesky" Wabegijig.  Betts refused to play…
Baxter’s Attic, Led Zeppelin “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”
A great tune in the Attic this morning. This song was inspired by an American blues singer from the 1920s named Blind Willie Johnson.  Zeppelin fans speculated the song was about Jimmy Page's blossoming heroin addiction.  During the recording Jimmy Page overdubbed the guitar intro 3 t…

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