Thursday, January 9, 2014

Song of the Week: The Yardbirds - Drinking Muddy Water

Today is Jimmy Page's birthday so we felt compelled to spin something from Mr. Page's large catalogue of work. Today's song comes from the twilight hours of The Yardbirds, just months before the band would transmogrify into a little known act called Led Zeppelin. We're going to feature the Flip-Side of their October 9,1967 US-only single on Epic Records. Released just as my mom went into labor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, BTW. The cleverly titled Drinking Muddy Water was the band's second to last single in the US and it is credited to the entire band (note the typo on Chris Dreja's name), but as with too many things Jimmy Page, the number is clearly lifted from another artists' number. In this case Muddy Waters' Rollin And Tumblin'.
Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!


  1. GREAT take on Muddy. What about Think About It, b-side to Goodnight Sweet Josephine 7''
    It's my fav especially live versions On Air.

    1. Almost spun Think About It, but switched to this at the last moment.