Sunday, March 01, 2009

A Taft Diary Interlude: A bit of video history

Friday night at the taft was loaded with expectation. this was a reunion that fans had been dreaming of for 10 years now. New fans only heard the rumours of those "early days" if they knew anything of them at all. Since the break-up, guitarists have come and gone in the group, but none (until the recently added Kenny Hutson) could even hold Ric's guitar strap. Beyond just his amazing and legendary guitar skills, he added something to the mix that is indescribable. An attitude, a way of being... And Brian holds a groove like no one else can. The chemistry and the magic of that original line-up was just something special. Here is one of my favourite songs done by that original Over the Rhine, from the year I first heard them, for the sake of context. Comparison may be the thief of joy, but the camera also doesn't lie. This song from those early years kicks ass! see for yourself...

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