For My Sunday Song #130, the final instrumental we will highlight is from John 5 & the Creatures called “Here’s to the Crazy Ones”. The song is off the album ‘Season of the Witch’ from 2016 and I love that album.
The song is John 5 on guitar and for the Creatures you have Ian Ross on bass guitar and Rodger Carter on drum and what a heck of a trio you have on your hands. John 5’s guitar work is unbelievable with some killer riffs and one heck of solo. But not to be outshined is that rhythm section. Ian is destroying it with his bass fills and Rodger’s drum work all add to the craziness of the song.
The song has some Satriani-esque moments, it has some funked up jazz moments, it has progressive rock moments and it is just John 5 showing off with his full arsenal of tricks and speedy-ass fingers. Ian and Rodger turn what would be great songs into something even better. The trifecta of musicians make it shine.
In a song so good you need a video that is just as good and John 5 doesn’t disappoint. In a homage to Planet of the Apes, you kind of have to see it to believe it. I think they have outdone themselves with this classic sci-fi music video. Wow!!! His playing and his craziness are what draw me to John 5’s music and I see why Rob Zombie loves having him in his band.
Give it a listen and let me know what you think. I think you will enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Sunday!!