Of course I wasn’t going to let you off the hook without a dose of a supergroup that should have ne’er been. No, I won’t subject to an Asia video, but you do need to watch this clip of Rick Danko, Paul Butterfield, and Gary Busey tearing up Bob Will’s ’Stay All Night‘ from 1979. Yes. Gary Busey. This was just a year after the release of the suprisingly good The Buddy Holly Story (in which he did all the singing/guitar playing as Buddy), and while it’s not widely known, Busey’s been in a fair number of bands, and originally headed out to Hollywood to make it in music.
What puts this clip into the ‘omg’ camp isn’t musicianship (which is fine, actually), but the ‘holy crap, how high are they?’ feel to the whole thing. It kinda makes me wonder what they would have sounded like, you know, not coked/high/strung out to the gills.