Saturday, December 10, 2005

Little Johnny Jewel

"Little Johnny Jewel/ He's real cool/ He had no decisions/ He tried to tell a vision." - "Little Johnny Jewel" by Television

One of Television's greatest songs was the epic "Little Johnny Jewel" - a tribute to James Jewel Osterberg A.K.A. Iggy Pop. LJJ is a sprawling guitar duel like "Marquee Moon" but it was never properly recorded in the studio. It exists in stellar live versions on "The Blow Up" and "Live at the Old Waldorf." Songs like this are the reason I'll defend "jamming" til the day I die.

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