She'll Grow Back: Stagger Lee Saturdays - Pacific Gas and Electric

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Stagger Lee Saturdays - Pacific Gas and Electric

Pacific Gas & Electric formed in 1967, and members of the band also played in The James Gang and Canned Heat. The band also provided the music for a Liza Minnelli film, Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon.

This version of Stag was used during Quentin Tarantino's section of Grindhouse last year (one of three to be used in movies in the last 18 months or so). I can imagine just how much Quentin must love Stag, but this is not a blog about what I imagine famous movie directors do or do not like. This is a blog about music.

This is a great, rootsy blues-rock version of Stag, with some lyrics that don't appear in many versions. We all know Stag is a bad man, but is he bad enough to whup the devil? Listen and learn...




3 comments:

SWT said...

Thanks for the link and the comment on my blog. You've got a cool blog here. Love the Archibald version of Stag.

The Chromium Swan said...

I really, really like this version. Not so fond of the band name though; they are my actual utility company --- sort of like a band called Georgia Power to you. Actually... IS a pretty good band band name.

Mark H. Besotted said...

Yeah, it is great, isn't it? Makes me wanna seek out more of their stuff, but there's no way I can hear everything recorded by all 200-plus artists that've ever recorded a version of Stag, or even the 50-plus really good versions...