Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Buddy Miles Died Today.

Buddy Miles (right) was, among many other things, the drummer and singer for the Band of Gypsies, along with Billy Cox and Jimi Hendrix. The trio released one album together, with Buddy and Jimi singing each others' songs. The album, Band of Gypsies, is considered by many to be a singular masterpiece of African-American music.

There are three epochal anti-war songs. The first is Machine Gun. Which begat War Pigs. Which begat Disposable Heroes.

Without Buddy Miles, Machine Gun could not exist. His singing and playing create the song. My condolences to his family and friends. He was 60 years old.

After awhile, your cheap talk don't even cause me pain ...
So let your bullets fly like rain.

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