Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by darylcrisp, Jun 5, 2021.

  1. darylcrisp

    darylcrisp Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    300
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Location:
    big stone gap, va 24219
    a fun, interesting hour and 19 min

     
  2. Thoughtfree

    Thoughtfree Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Age:
    68
    Posts:
    686
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2020
    Location:
    Minneapolis MN
    An excellent video. Kath was a badass guitarist, especially for his era.
     
  3. rickthescot

    rickthescot Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,193
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2011
    Location:
    Texas
    Genius, IMHo
     
    Don Rich Rules likes this.
  4. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    28,057
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Location:
    Montana
    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.
     
  5. Blackmore Fan

    Blackmore Fan Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    687
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2013
    Location:
    USA
    "25 or 6 to 4" is an amazing guitar piece from start to finish.
     
  6. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    51
    Posts:
    16,711
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2012
    Location:
    Seattle
    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.
     
    Old Plank, Doctorx33, Rockdog and 9 others like this.
  7. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Age:
    64
    Posts:
    97,960
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Location:
    Austin, Tx
    He was a total badass.
    Great singer, writer, guitarist and bass player.
    RIP, and thanks, sir.
     
  8. Dano-caster

    Dano-caster Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    527
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Location:
    Snore'n desert
    Loved that guy.Still do.RIP Terry...
     
  9. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    39,636
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    Lubbock, TX
    I have the early albums….fantastic music, imho. Great guitarist. Sad loss.
     
  10. Don Rich Rules

    Don Rich Rules Tele-Meister

    Age:
    57
    Posts:
    296
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2020
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
    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!
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2021
  11. Chester P Squier

    Chester P Squier Tele-Holic

    Age:
    73
    Posts:
    889
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2021
    Location:
    Covington, LA
    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.
     
  12. Cosmic Cowboy

    Cosmic Cowboy Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    672
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2020
    Location:
    New Mexico
    That's Badass.
     
  13. Don Rich Rules

    Don Rich Rules Tele-Meister

    Age:
    57
    Posts:
    296
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2020
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
    Yeah, all 6'2" 230lbs of me was shaking in my boots!
     
    brookdalebill likes this.
  14. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    69
    Posts:
    15,851
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Location:
    Greater Boston
    One of the greatest ever!
     
  15. Boreas

    Boreas Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Age:
    66
    Posts:
    4,579
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2019
    Location:
    Adirondack Coast, NY
    Good thing you didn't learn she was in the audience BEFORE the show!!
     
    Archtop Bill and Don Rich Rules like this.
  16. Don Rich Rules

    Don Rich Rules Tele-Meister

    Age:
    57
    Posts:
    296
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2020
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2021
    Boreas and Archtop Bill like this.
  17. maxvintage

    maxvintage Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    61
    Posts:
    5,482
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    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
     
    Doctorx33 and NoTeleBob like this.
  18. Archtop Bill

    Archtop Bill Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    557
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2015
    Location:
    Asheville, The Paris of the South
    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.

    Who knows.
     
  19. maxvintage

    maxvintage Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    61
    Posts:
    5,482
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Location:
    Arlington, VA

    pointing guns at your heard is NEVER a good idea
     
  20. Bassman8

    Bassman8 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Posts:
    1,097
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2018
    Location:
    Centrally South PA
    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.
     
    Old Plank and Archtop Bill like this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.