Cincinnati Babyhead

Speaks his mind on music & movies!

Music Single : Chris Spedding – Roadrunner

download (2)

CB was familiar with Chris Spedding as a session guy.  So I took a chance on one of his  albums.  This is one of the cuts off of it. Instant CB love. I didn’t even know it was a Bo Diddley tune.  Needless to say it was right up my alley.  Right off the top with the opening  “I’m a Roadrunner honey” then Chris’s guitar takes us into  rock n roll heaven.  The infectious beat carries the song with Spedding singing and laying down some great chops.

This is one of the coolest songs in the world. Lots of great versions but this is the go to one for me.  Chris is a dyed in the wool rocker just like CB.  Lots of great guitarists out there. Chris Spedding holds his own with any of them. CS takes this great Bo song and does it justice. Get greasy with Chris. I saw Spedding and Robert Gordon together in a small dive.. The concert was exactly the way this song sounds.

“Take my hand baby..”

26 comments on “Music Single : Chris Spedding – Roadrunner

  1. Aphoristical
    May 6, 2018

    I’ve seen his name on credits a lot, but didn’t even know he had solo records.

    Liked by 1 person

    • cincinnatibabyhead
      May 6, 2018

      He can play any style you want. I guess that’s why he was every where at one time. But I think he leans towards this style.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Jim S.
    May 6, 2018

    Cool tune. Spedding’s name crops up from time to time but I don’t know much about him. Wikipedia says he’s been in 11 bands!

    Liked by 1 person

    • cincinnatibabyhead
      May 6, 2018

      I seen him one time where he played a solo and did chops from all his peers. Fantastic in how bang on he was (I remember that clip you sent of that guitarists playing all those famous riffs). I’m sure all his old contemporaries would have some things to say about Chris. What a “cool tune” is right..

      Like

      • Jim S.
        May 6, 2018

        Yeah, an under-the-radar kinda guy. I was pretty sure I’d mentioned him somewhere. Turns out you and I discussed him in context of the ‘Forever Autumn’ song that Justin Hayward eventually wound up doing.

        Liked by 1 person

      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 6, 2018

        I had to go and look but yeah that was a surprise. Spedding was all over the place at one time. My first taste of him was with Jack Bruce.

        Like

      • Jim S.
        May 6, 2018

        I have an interesting Cream-related take coming up in the not-too-distant future.

        Liked by 1 person

      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 6, 2018

        Oh man, don’t do that. I will be tossing and turning tonight using up brain cells and beauty sleep. I was just listening to Goodbye Cream the other day.

        Like

      • Jim S.
        May 6, 2018

        Well then this will totally fuck you up.

        Liked by 1 person

      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 6, 2018

        I’m already topped out on the “fucked up” department.

        Like

      • Jim S.
        May 6, 2018

        Join the club.

        Like

  3. J.
    May 6, 2018

    Spotted the name once or twice, but I’ve never heard anything by him (that I know of). I like this (song is familiar).

    Liked by 1 person

    • cincinnatibabyhead
      May 6, 2018

      He’s been around for ages. One of those guys i locked into and liked. His work with Robert Gordon is a Rockabilly feast. Yeah the song is a Bo Diddley number that’s been covered by a lot of folks. The Who did a version or two.

      Liked by 1 person

      • J.
        May 6, 2018

        A link to The Who, eh? That and your other post was just what I needed to spur me into revisiting their stuff… this is pretty brilliant. Damn you.

        Liked by 1 person

      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 6, 2018

        I remember sitting in the theater watching ‘The Kids Are Alright’ and a live clip of the band doing this song. It was loud and Nasty.

        Liked by 1 person

      • J.
        May 6, 2018

        That’s what you want from your rock music, eh?

        Liked by 1 person

      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 6, 2018

        Yup, I’m a big Springsteen fan. One of my fave parts of his music is when he strangles his guitar.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Vinyl Connection
    May 7, 2018

    Cool. Check out the earlier Animals version too. I always giggle at the motor car/bike sound – if that ain’t a plastic comb, I’ll go he.

    Liked by 1 person

    • cincinnatibabyhead
      May 7, 2018

      Thanks for that. You have put a big grin on my face. Those sound effects are the best. Back in the day they must have thought they were on the cutting edge. Now this is stuck in my head. I’m killing myself.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Wow, that’s a kickass version! I heard the tune before, but it was neither this nor The Who’s take, which rocks nicely as well!

    Liked by 1 person

    • cincinnatibabyhead
      May 7, 2018

      Your an East Coast guy I think. Spedding and Gordon still gig back there I think. Old guys still kicking it old school. Yeah it’s great tune from Bo. I love this version. Bruce from Vinyl Connection steered me to an Animal take . It’s kinda funny.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Thom Hickey
    May 8, 2018

    Good spot . He really knows what he’s doing. Thom

    Liked by 1 person

  7. hotfox63
    May 21, 2018

    Beep-beep, a successful cover by Mr. Spedding …

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on May 6, 2018 by in 1977 Single, Bo Diddley, Chris Speddding, Rock N Roll and tagged , , .

Categories

%d bloggers like this: