Sep 12, 2012
I had a conversation with my husband recently about music. He and I like the same stuff for the most part. He gets into the blues a little more than me.... I like it but it doesn't move me as much as Motown, for instance. I was saying to him that there are just some artists that you can feel their heart and soul in the music.
They do it because they have to do it, not because of the latest deal they made. The Stones, Beatles, Bowie, were my examples. Then Bob Seger entered the debate. Now, I have nothing against Seger. He's good. But I wouldn't put him in the same category as the three I just mentioned. At some point he just started cranking them out.
The conversation came up after we had recently gone to Pine Knob to see the Winter brothers. When you see Edgar Winter perform Frankenstein on stage you are watching someone who lives the music they play. It was like watching a virtuoso. He lived that performance. Opening for him was Rick Derringer of Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo fame. Rick also did Hang on Sloopy. Both respectable songs.... but I'm telling you it just wasn't the same compared to what Edgar did on stage.