Dok (cyberinsekt) wrote,

Goree Carter - Bad Feeling

You know how right after the punk explosion there was a wave of bands who wanted to recreate music from year zero, a total blank slate creative scenario? It wasn't the first time. You can hear it too in some of the recordings from the early rock'n'roll gestation period too. There's the same experimentation, and crucially the same disregard for conventional harmony.

Goree Carter is best known for his 1949 single Rock Awhile. It's another of those contenders for the impossible title of First Rock'n'Roll Song and may be the source from which Chuck Berry borrowed his famous Johnny B Goode guitar intro. Bad Feeling dates from around the same time, when Carter would have been 18 or 19. Appropriately for a song about drinking until you feel ill, it's got some of the queasiest dissonance this side of early Throbbing Gristle. Don't try listening to this if you're already nauseated, it's absolutely not played for laughs.

Goree Carter - Bad Feeling
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