Topic: August 2016 FSOM: Knockin on Heaven's Door -and- Six Strings Down
This month, we have two songs to work on again! Names were placed in a hat and pulled out randomly (although the event was partially rigged due to overwhelming member input) and the winners were Roger and TIGLJK!
Roger chose the song titled, Knockin on Heaven's Door
This song was originally written by Bob Dylan. Dylan wrote it for the 1973 western film, Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid. It was made popular (again?) in the early 90's by Guns n Roses. I think a big part of what made this song so popular was how EVERY time Axl sang it, he made it personal. You could feel the feels (they played it at a tribute concert to Freddie Mercury as well). I have a feeling we'll hear a few different really cool covers! Several other big names have covered it over the years. Look them up! Try something different!
Here's some simple chords: http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … 24498.html although there's TONS more both here on Chordie as well as around the web!
Because listening to Dylan rocks, here's a Dylan recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJpB_AEZf6U
And, because I'm an 80's-90's child - it would just be wrong not to include a little Axl (I think that at least Beamer would agree ha ha): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjrJXLtO-IQ
TIGLJK chose the song titled, Six Strings Down
This is a Jimmy Vaughn song that was dedicated to his brother Stevie Vaughn who died in 1990 and other great, but deceased guitarists. It was written by a few guys ( Neville brothers, Jimmy V, Eric Kolb, Kelsey Smith) and first appeared on Vaughn's Strange Pleasures album in 1994 (thanks for the background info TIGLJK!).
Here's a version of the song on Chordie: http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … 29673.html
As I wasn't familiar with this one, I thought perhaps a youtube video may help others as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myrcSyLMowE
So there ya have it folks! Try one, try them both! Make a recording or a video, and share the link as a reply to this topic below!
Ready? Set? GO!
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