Righteous Jam #1. Cortez the Killer

Righteous Jam #1. Cortez the Killer

I love this song

It makes scenes play in my head-not like a movie-more like memories back flowing into my brain, memories from inspiration instead of experience.

Huh?….What?

I see Montezuma dealing with the conquistadors while they destroy him and his civilization. They wipe a whole people and lifestyle off the face of the earth and then spray a little historical febreze over the land in the name of gold and glory.

I know it was a theme back then.

I know it wasn’t just the Spanish.

But if you write a song like this about almost any other colonial conflict- groups from either side are gonna be all up on you about it.

That would make the song lose its power.

This one just gains strength – this is my favorite version.

An essential Rock song that plays frequently around the cave.

Especially in those times when other genres take me away for a while and I want to remember why I love home so much.

Warren Haynes kills-Dave Matthews brings it back to life and takes it to another level.

Thanks to Neil Young for this song.

Enjoy and cheers from the cave.