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Beck, Bogert & Appice: Superstition, Live

In 1973, guitarist Jeff Beck, bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice released their studio album, Beck, Bogert & Appice. I’ve been spinning that vinyl a lot lately, which brought me to this video.

In this 1973 performance, the group plays Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”, with Bogert laying down some serious bass while also handling the lead vocals.

Killer.

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B.E. Nelson

B.E. Nelson

I love Beck Bogert and Appice. That Album changed how I viewed Rock music, and in particularly rock bass. Tim kicked ass all over this album.

    DH

    DH

    Yes he did! And I too got completely caught out by this record! I will never forget it, like big block V8 with a supercharger. They just blast!!!!

Harold J Cagle

Absolutely killer platter, great to see the vid, made my day!

Doc.Hoc.

Doc.Hoc.

That was most excellent, killer drummer.

gordon

gordon

I think the audio has been dubbed from another performance. Still cool tho

Anthony

Anthony

Jeff Beck played the Stevie Wonder album that featured “Superstition,” Talking Book. Beck played on a song, but not Superstition. I read that Beck and Wonder fell out because Wonder would not give Beck first crack at Superstition. Oh well, Stevie knew a hit when he wrote one!

    KC

    KC

    I read something similar. That Jeff was in studio with Stevie, and came up with the beat on the drums, and they collaborated on the composition. Then Jeff and BBA actually recorded Superstition before Stevie. And the rights to the song were retained at the insistance of Stevie’s manager/producer, even though Jeff had substantial input on the songs creation. What I read didn’t go into hard feelings re the rights.

William

William

It’s like they siphoned all the funk out of the song and replaced it with a hit-you-over-the- head power trio rock beat. Much prefer this in it’s original funkiness.