Good morrow "The 405" thankyee kindly for allowing us to indulge ourselves and select tunes on the theme of our second single, 'Loud n' Proud'...



1) The Who - 'Young Man Blues', Isle Of Wight, 1970

This really is one of my favourite live performances ever, it's pure, unadulterated rock n' roll, messy but totally engaging.

2) The Who - "A Quick One (While He's Away)", Rock n' Roll Circus, 1968

The Rolling Stones never released the Rock n' Roll Circus at the time due to The Who's incredible performance that completely overshadowed their own.

3) Dr. Feelgood - 'Roxette', Old Grey Whistle Test, 1977

A real tough, badass groove, a great British truckin' rock n' roll tune and performance.

4) James Brown, 'I'll Go Crazy', Live At The Apollo, 1962

One of the best live recording's ever, pulsing with an energy that only he could muster, love this version too as it's a wee bit quicker than other versions.

5) Creedence Clearwater Revival, 'Green River', London, 1968

CCR have always been one of my favourite bands ever, John Fogerty wrote some great tracks, and their thick, swampy rock sound is like other before or since.

6) Sam & Dave, 'Soothe Me', Germany, Stax European Tour, 1965

Two of the greatest performers ever, great singers, great song and an incredible band to boot (Booker T & The MG's).

7) Booker T & The MG's, 'Tic Tac Toe', 1964

This tune is so groovy and badass it's a joke, I wish we'd come up with that riff.

8) E.L.O. - 'Showdown', Germany, 1974

Such a good song, Jeff Lynne's voice is awesome, raw yet soulful, and he was one heck of a songwriter, we used to cover this tune when we went to Louisiana, and most probably butchered it somewhat.

9) Sister Rosetta Tharpe - 'Up Around My Head', US, c.1964

What an amazing lady, at a time when there were few, if any axe-wielding leading females in music Sister Rosetta stood like a rock. Her playing is incredible, and I love the juxtaposition of her using a cream, SG, pure inspiration.

10) Fleetwood Mac - 'Like It This Way', Sweden, 1967

Peter Green is a hero to us all, and seeing as we're on their old label, Blue Horizon, it's only right that we choose one of their tunes. This is an incredible performance, Danny Kirwan and Peter Green's call and response solo is amazing.