Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Red Hot Chili Pipers - Music for the Kilted Generation

Happy Bobby Burns Birthday!!! In celebration of Robert Burns birthday today went to our annual party - I provided these for music. For those who wonder HUH? Here's Wikipedia's sanitized bio ---
Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), also known as Rabbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire, Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets,[nb 1] was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest.
He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, and after his death he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism, and a cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish diaspora around the world. Celebration of his life and work became almost a national charismatic cult during the 19th and 20th centuries, and his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature. In 2009 he was chosen as the greatest Scot by the Scottish public in a vote run by Scottish television channel STV.
As well as making original compositions, Burns also collected folk songs from across Scotland, often revising or adapting them. His poem (and song) "Auld Lang Syne" is often sung at Hogmanay (the last day of the year), and "Scots Wha Hae" served for a long time as an unofficial national anthem of the country. Other poems and songs of Burns that remain well known across the world today include "A Red, Red Rose", "A Man's a Man for A' That", "To a Louse", "To a Mouse", "The Battle of Sherramuir", "Tam o' Shanter" and "Ae Fond Kiss".
 I'm sparing you my 100 plus versions of "Auld Lang Syne" and giving you this to help celebrate. Enjoy. If you want the "Auld Lang Syne" I'll post them for your enjoyment and your friends/enemies/guests annoyance.
 Red Hot Chili Pipers - Music for the Kilted Generation Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and a show so hot it carries its own health warning. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers have rocked the world from New York to Beijing with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless!
An abundance of energy--all the power of the Scottish bagpipe times three and an amazing rock band enhanced by brass, pipes, and drums. An unforgettable and unique sound. Modern classics and rock anthems fused with the adrenaline rush created by a passion for the Pipes! OK - not the best in the world but really fun . As for this album, the Pipers only get better and better. Best cut, Low Rider. Most fun, Everybody Dance, least favorite Amazing Grace (not bad, just my least favorite rendition of this song.) Been to too many funerals. 
 Track listings 1. Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Bagrock) 2. Just For Willie 3. Chasing Cars 4. Hellbound Train 5. The Hidden Gem 6. Amazing Grace 7. Black Knight On The Crazy Train 8. Low Rider 9. Radio Ga Ga 10. Little Cascade 11. Everybody Dance Now 12. Let Me Entertain You 13. Baba O’Reilly 

Me and my Kilt celebrating Bobby Burns.


Konrad Useo said...

Great stuff. Music for the ages. Thanks much.

iggy said...

Who can resist the Pipers, especially after the haunting vision of you in your kilt celebrating in the kitchen?!? Not me, that's for sure. Thanks for the introduction, my friend, and all good wishes...


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