Friday, January 20, 2006
RIP Wilson Pickett
His "Mustang Sally" is to bar bands what "Stairway to Heaven" is to FM classic rock radio. It's probably safe to say that in some bar around the world, at this exact minute, a dance floor is filled with people shuffling to it being played by some cover band.
Jimmy Rabbitte: Soul is the music people understand. Sure it's basic and it's simple. But it's something else 'cause, 'cause, 'cause it's honest, that's it. Its honest. There's no fuckin' bullshit. It sticks its neck out and says it straight from the heart. Sure there's a lot of different music you can get off on but soul is more than that. It takes you somewhere else. It grabs you by the balls and lifts you above the shite.
Thanks Wicked Pickett, see you on the other side!