Here’s a performance of a good wake-up song from three years ago today, in Redwood City, CA: Ronnie Montrose performing “Rock Candy,” less than a year before his death.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.