Some people would say that the past can catch up with you. Sometimes it can be a good thing, sometimes it can be bad
May 29, 2012
Some people would say that the past can catch up with you. Sometimes it can be a good thing, sometimes it can be bad, and sometimes it is debatable where it falls. (Kelly second from the right)
Long before Kelly Green was the owner of California Glass Bending he was an irresponsible rock and roller with the wind in his hair and dreams of his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside such notables as Guns and Roses, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Unfortunately for Kelly’s band Smokestack Lightnin’ trip to the top ended after their first album “Off the Wall”, not to be confused with the “The Wall” by Pink Floyd, although I am pretty sure it was Smokestack Lightnin‘s album where Pink Floyd got the idea.
In any case, the rise to the top didn’t happen as planned, but the music of Smokestack Lightnin’ hasn’t faded away. Now available at AMAZON you can download and groove to their notable hits such as “Watch Your Step”, “Three Hundred Pounds of Heavenly Joy” or my favorite “I Idolize You”. The music of Smokestack Lightnin’ is a timeless gift to those you who like your rock and roll hard and heavy, but being that this was recorded in when they were still stamping out 45′s I don’t think that there will be any objectionable lyrics. By the way, if you still have a 45 player, don’t miss out on the a 45 of “I Idolize You” available only as a “USED” copy.