Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

Stevie Ray Vaughan's Texas Flood Celebrates 30th Anniversary

06/24/2013
.
(Radio.com) In Radio.com's latest In Not Fade Away column they take a look at Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble's classic debut, 1983′s "Texas Flood," released which turns 30 this month.

In 1983, MTV was probably the single most influential force on the pop charts. If a song had a popular music video, odds were, it was a hit. Exhibit A: Billboard's Top 5 singles of the year were the Police's "Every Breath You Take" (from Synchronicity), Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," Irene Cara's "Flashdance… What A Feeling," Men At Work's "Down Under" and Jackson's "Beat It." Whether or not you feel 1983 was a great era for music is down to your personal taste, but it certainly didn't look like the time was ripe for a blues revival. Most of the blues-rock icons of the sixties had retired, faded away or evolved in a more pop direction (we're looking at you, Eric Clapton).

And yet, it was in this climate that Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble emerged and turned a new generation on to the blues. Funnily enough, Vaughan benefited from an artist that MTV was giving lots of airtime to: David Bowie. Vaughan had been hired at the guitarist for Bowie's mega-successful comeback album, Let's Dance, which helped to pave the way for his solo career.

Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton recently told Radio.com that, back then, recording in the studio tended to be a more refined musical effort than playing live. "Our philosophy was, we were the same band no matter where we were or what we did," he said.
Their song selection for their debut, which included the SRV-penned classic "Pride And Joy," along with covers of Howlin' Wolf's "Tell Me," Larry Davis' "Texas Flood" and the Isley Brothers' "Testify," was equally simple: "We played the songs that we had in our repertoire that we liked the best, and we recorded them all a few times, and that was, essentially, the record." Ditto for their studio technique: "We just put some mics up and just played the songs." more on this story

Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission.

Stevie Ray Vaughan CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Stevie Ray Vaughan T-shirts and Posters

Stevie Ray Vaughan CDs, vinyl and rarities



.


...end




.
News Reports
.
• Day in Rock:
Megadeth Star Captures UFO On Video- Singer Loses Child Sex Crimes Sentencing Appeal- Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Memoirs Of A Madman Details- Kurt Cobain Biopic- more

• Day in Pop Man Found Dead in Dumpster After Jason Aldean Concert- Duran Duran Suing Their Own Fan Club- Lauryn Hill Removes Fan From Concert For Heckling- Weird Al No. 1- more

• B-Sides: Tom Petty Streaming New Album Online For Free- Slash Debuts Songs From Forthcoming Album World On Fire- Chris Slade Looks Back On Leaving AC/DC- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

.
 
Reviews
.

• Yes - Heaven & Earth

• RockPile: Broods- Neomythics

• Colt 45 - The Tide Is Turning

• Toto - 35th Anniversary Tour Live from Poland

• Rob Zombie - The Zombie Horror Picture Show

• Rock Reads: Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs

• Michael Franti and Spearhead's Soulshine Tour

• Tom Keifer - The Way Life Goes

• Live: Fall Out Boy and Paramore Monumentour

• Road Trip: Kentucky's Bluegrass Country- Don't Miss These Five Attractions

• Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual 30th Anniversary Special Edition

• Road Trip: Rock Candy- Macon, Georgia's Music Tour

• Road Trip: Odysea in the Desert- Scottsdale's A-Maze-Ing New Attraction

• Road Trip: Key West: Where Florida Ends and the Fun Begins

• Road Trip: Mudbug Madness- Shreveport, Louisiana's Salute to the Crawfish

• Ted Nugent - SHUTUP&JAM!

• Quick Flicks: Losing LeBron


.
.
.

Search for Tickets

Or Browse For Tickets

.
.
Today's Rock News
.

• Megadeth Star Captures UFO On Video

• Singer Loses Child Sex Crimes Sentencing Appeal

• Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Memoirs Of A Madman Details

• Courtney Love Discusses Possible Kurt Cobain Biopic

• Edgar Winter to Pay Tribute To Brother Johnny On Tour

• Rob Zombie Sorry For Cutting Show Short

• Smashing Pumpkins Finish Recording New Album

• Corrosion Of Conformity Drummer Suffers Shoulder Injury

• Ill Nino Release 'Live Like There's No Tomorrow' Video

• Status Quo Releasing Frantic Four Live Packages

• AFI Frontman Asks Fans To Jumpstart Feature Film

• I Killed The Prom Queen Release 'Bright Enough' Video

• Organizers Discuss John Bonham Memorial Fund Benefit Concert

• Joe Bonamassa Had To Push Himself On New Album

• Ghost Fans Strike Back At Breakup Petition

• Symphony X To Begin Recording New Album

• Purson Announce Tour and EP Release

• Also Eden Recruit Mr So & So's Andy Rigler

• I Am I Singer Explains Lineup Change

• Audrey Horne Reveal Album Release Details


Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

• Man Found Dead in Dumpster After Jason Aldean Concert

• Duran Duran Suing Their Own Fan Club

• Lauryn Hill Removes Fan From Concert For Heckling

• T.I. Denies Ghostwritering For Iggy Azalea

• Weird Al Scores His First No. 1 Album

• Adele Awarded Five-Figure In Son's Photos Case

• Whitney Houston's Mother Slams Lifetime Biopic

• Randy Travis Releasing New Album Next Month

• Miley Cyrus Guest Stars In Pharell's 'Come Get It Bae' Video

• Nicki Minaj Teases Ariana Grande and Jessie J Collaboration

• Luke Bryan Offering Two Military Branch Members Free Tickets

• Busta Rhymes Leaves Cash Money Without Releasing An Album

• Jack White Reportedly Had Wretched Time At Cubs Game

• Beyonce Channels 'Rosie the Riveter' on Instagram

• Glee and Disney Stars Want Their Band R5 Taken Seriously

• Singled Out: Dussel Has Friends' Cold War

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
• The Screen Door • A Journal of Musical Things • Lloyd Zeffler blog • Demolish Mag • Nightwatcher's House of Rock • CJ Chilvers • Deja Voodoo • The 1st Five • thecopycat.biz • Hard Rock Memorabilia • Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.