PRIMEVALS and Beat Poets guitarist Tom Rafferty has long played and championed music that comes from anywhere but the mainstream.
Pebbles and Nuggets 60s Californian garage punk was one of the starting points for the Primevals, (a long time prior to their mid-90s re-issue inspired renaissance), while all forms of bebop, big band and classic jazz have inspired the man throughout his musical career. Alice Coltrane sits beside Dick Dale in hugely catholic range of influences.
In this, Part 1 of a two-part podcast, Tom talks about his formative musical influences and learning to play along to Hendrix, Otis Redding and Aussie punks The Saints in his bedroom in Mount Florida in Glasgow.
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Otis Redding - 'Respect', from Live in Europe. EDIT: Note that this is the Live in Europe version. Although played, in parts, quite quickly, Tom, quite rightly pointed out, it is considerably slower than the Monterey version - which I don't have!
Alex Chilton & His Beat Poets - 'Respect', from Live on Glasgow Green