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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by darylcrisp, Jun 5, 2021.
a fun, interesting hour and 19 min
An excellent video. Kath was a badass guitarist, especially for his era.
Odd. I lived through that time and my sister had a few of their albums, so a heard a lot of their songs from across the hallway and some of their hits on the radio, but I paid very little attention to them. Maybe it was because of all of the other rock groups competing for my attention. Maybe I thought horns didn't belong in rock. I dunno. Nevertheless, I learned a bunch from this documentary. Thanks for posting.
"25 or 6 to 4" is an amazing guitar piece from start to finish.
Goofy music trivia: A guitarist who auditioned for Prince's band (I believe it was the New Power Generation) told the story of going to the audition, and Prince asked him if he could play the 25 or 6 to 4 solo. He did, and got the job.
He was a total badass.
Great singer, writer, guitarist and bass player.
RIP, and thanks, sir.
Loved that guy.Still do.RIP Terry...
I have the early albums….fantastic music, imho. Great guitarist. Sad loss.
I played in a Chicago Tribute band back in 2013. We played at The Villages in Florida where the woman who raised Terry Kath lived. I did the 1st night show and I thought I did okay.
When the show was over we had a meet and great in the lobby.
So I'm walking through the lobby and this diminutive older woman wearing a Kath Chicago Black hawks jersey runs up and is saying very emphatically to me " oh my God my son would have loved you! You remind me so much of my son! He would have loved the way you play guitar!" Etc.... So i politely said thank you im glad you enjoyed the show blah blah blah.
Next thing I know is the entire band runs up to me and asks me "what did she say?"
An I'm like what's going on guys? They said to me "that's Terry Kaths mother!!!!!" And of course as usual I had absolutely no clue.
Then I go off and talk to her for about 10 minutes alone. It was one of the very few times I actually felt validated as a guitar player.
I remember just starting to play guitar back in 1975 and Terry Kath was one of my hero's and here I am talking with his mom who's telling me how much he would of loved my playing. One of my top 20 life experiences for sure!
R.I.P. TERRY, YOU ARE THE MAN!
One of the coolest things I ever saw-- a local musician playing in a free concert near a local river was performing "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" and played the Terry Kath guitar solo to "25 or 6 to 4" note for note in the song.
Yeah, all 6'2" 230lbs of me was shaking in my boots!
One of the greatest ever!
Good thing you didn't learn she was in the audience BEFORE the show!!
I thought that documentary was sad. His daughter never knew her father because he killed himself playing around with a gun while high. He'd left his wife and daughter, and refused intervention in his obvious drug problems. He made some great music, but died an idiot's death. It's sad
Tragic tale and I tend to agree with your conclusion. A dad’s job is to take care of the wife (even if not formally married) and his offspring.
There is a persistent rumor that he was not high or drunk at the time of death. Some are convinced he did not pull the trigger.
pointing guns at your heard is NEVER a good idea
Even if Terry never picked up a guitar I would have totally dug him just for his incredibly soulful voice. Back in the teenage days I remember thinking Terry's role in the band seemed to be diminishing as the albums went on...I wondered what was going on. Then he was gone. I wonder how close he came to putting together that trio and who he might have been thinking about for bass and drums? I thought the documentary was well done, even with the sadness.