Sure, the Fourth of July weekend is now in the rearview mirror, but there’s still plenty of summer left. If you’re hitting the highway for a road trip (or rush-hour commute), I’ve got the perfect track to help you count the mile markers.
“Warped Sister” is a standout track from Booker T.‘s first solo excursion in 20 years, the curiously titled Potato Hole. His longstanding band, The MGs, are not along for this ride, but joining Booker T. are Athens, Georgia’s Drive-By Truckers and Neil Young on lead guitar. (Booker T. & The MG’s backed Young on 2002′s Are You Passionate?)
Take a listen to “Warped Sister,” and see if you can’t imagine those white dashes disappearing alongside your ride:
How wonderful is it to hear Booker T. Jones riffing at the Hammond B-3 organ once again? I can’t believe it’s been 47 years since he and The MGs helped put Stax Records on the map with their 1962 hit, “Green Onions.” That now-classic instrumental track, from one of the first racially-integrated bands in rock history, went to #3 on the Pop charts and #1 on the R&B charts. Jones was just 17 at the time.