Monday, November 3, 2008

Tom Morello, still fuckin shredding

So I e-mailed my co-bloggers about a show I went to at the Fillmore Auditorium in Frisco this past Saturday. Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello has a new project entitled "The Nightwatchman," which leans heavily on American Folk acoustica, but with equal parts signature electric guitar wizardry that Morello is known for.

This was the first performance for the upcoming Nightwatchman album entitled The Fabled City and from the live material it sounds amazing. Here's a song he performed, a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Ghost of Tom Joad." It sounds amazing, and you just had to see his fingers play the guitar up close, fucking rediculous:



Also keep an eye out for Morello's other upcoming project, "Steet Sweepers", a collaboration with Oakland-based rapper Boots Riley from The Coup.

6 comments:

McGone said...

Morello had relatives that lived in my girlfriend's tiny hometown and she has seen him several times just walking around, which blows my mind. Apparently he's at the level of fame where he can walk around unnoticed in some places and yet will be mobbed in others.

Anyway, she basically stalked him around the supermarket in town, just to get a grainy Bigfoot-esque cell phone camera pic for me. She's a keeper.

david wells said...

This is my new most favorite blog, thanks to this post.

The Ghost of Tom Joad was also covered by Rage on the Renegades album.

Morello is awesome, and looks freaky on Guitar hero.

Red said...

Anyone who covers Springsteen this well is totally cool in my book.

david wells said...

Oh, and I just saw your tag, you don't like Audioslave? awe, maybe this isn't the bestes blog around, after all. :o)

Dave H said...

Hehe, ya, my farts sound better than Audioslave.

They do a sweet cover of "This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land" too.

Falwless said...

A post from Dave H is like a day with sunshine and roses. Minus all the sunshine and roses business.