Five-Star Fridays

Friday, July 30th, 2010

I was looking for a video of Deep Purple’s “Hush” and stumbled onto what might be the coolest thing ever uploaded to YouTube.

Possibly the coolest thing ever uploaded to the Internet.

And I had no idea the Playboy After Dark series is available on DVD.

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18 Responses to “Five-Star Fridays”

  1. #1 |  Rhayader | 

    One of those good songs that was forever ruined by being featured on a commercial for a car or financial firm or some such bullshit. Goddamn baby boomers, ruining their own music.

    But yeah, cool clip. I love the way the lights “burn” and trail in that film they used to use — it’s like the first inklings of a shroom trip.

  2. #2 |  MacK | 

    I now see where they got the idea for Darth Vaders helmet.
    It was from the Bass players hair.
    I guess that is why they used James Earl Jones deep “bass” voice also.

  3. #3 |  mepex | 

    I hope the coolest thing is NOT yellow velvet capri pants.

  4. #4 |  James J.B. | 

    best Deep Purple song ever “Perfect Strangers”

  5. #5 |  zevatron | 

    “Perfect Strangers” is a damn good album.

    Here’s a good clip of the classic lineup doing “Highway Star” live:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgZSnAkQc4c

    Ian Paice is monster on this.

  6. #6 |  Franklin Harris | 

    OK, since you didn’t know “Playboy After Dark” was on DVD, I’ll let you know, just in case, that Tom Snyder’s “Tomorrow Show” is also on DVD: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000BTD91W/theagitator-20/

    Can’t be too careful.

  7. #7 |  Nicolas | 

    Balko’s cultural erudition is astonishing; and not in a good way.

  8. #8 |  The_Chef | 

    Opeth, a progressive death metal band, was heavily influenced by groups like King Crimson and Deep Purple. Here is them covering DP’s Soldier of Fortune:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vYixpbff9Y

    Enjoy.

  9. #9 |  Dave Krueger | 

    Yeah, yeah, you guys talk like this has historical significance, but not for me. I’ve been living the 70s ever since the 70s. I never let go. For example, my hair looks almost exactly like that bass player’s hair.

  10. #10 |  Marty | 

    Blackmore with a Gretsch?! I was almost expecting some rockabilly licks!

    Hugh Hefner never looks out of place- that guy is the coolest.

  11. #11 |  Dave | 

    Wow!
    I remember those days….

    Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair
    Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen
    Give me down to there, hair, shoulder length or longer
    Here baby, there, momma, everywhere, daddy, daddy

    Hair, flow it, show it
    Long as I can grow it, my hair

  12. #12 |  JPSobel | 

    That’s not even the coolest Playboy After Dark video on the net. It reminds me of a campy Star Trek outtake.

    Much cooler is Fleetwood Mac being introduced by Hef and Barbi Benton. And then hearing Peter and the boys rip into a great blues groove while singing about masturbation. And the dancing so fits the music.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsVmsPv6_Ic

  13. #13 |  True Child of the 60s | 

    Well – this is great though damn, I can’t remember what I was going to say about why.

  14. #14 |  Southern Man | 

    The first thing I thought was: hope everyone got laid after that set!

  15. #15 |  Hardison Collins | 

    this jam says “Deep Purple” to me – probably the low tones of the organ…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpltQ5S4xxc

  16. #16 |  Andrew Williams | 

    This is the coolest thing. Ever. And when I get some spare $ Ima buy those DVDs.

  17. #17 |  Billy Beck | 

    Marty — that’s not a Gretsch. That’s a Gibson ES-335, with a Bigsby B-7 vibrato tailpiece. It looks to be a 1959-’62, because of the dot fret markers and the bound fretboard. Very cool guitar. Lots of people made history with ‘em.

  18. #18 |  “Your first big hit was ‘Hush’, and I think it would really groove the kids if you did that.” | Miscellaneous Heathen | 

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