I´m not a big fan of Boys Noize and Erol Alkan´s original version of “Waves”, it´s a bit too noisy and ADD for my tastes. But french pop wunderkind Gonzales made a quite beautiful piano cover of it, and I think it works better than the original this way. Judge for yourself.
I recently became aware that there had been another band called Nirvana before Kurt Cobain´s 90´s grunge hype were potty trained. To my taste this was a musically a much more engaging band that Cobain´s band ever was or could be. Nirvana were a United Kingdom-based progressive rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Though the band only achieved limited commercial success, they were acclaimed both by music industry professionals and critics. In 1985 the band reformed. The little commercial success they enjoyed was with “Rainbow Chaser”, a song they preformed live on French television in the 60s, and during the performance Saladore Dali threw paint on them, making their clothes worth a lot of money (if he had ever signed them).
In October 1967, they released their first album: a concept album produced by Blackwell titled The Story of Simon Simopath. The album was arguably the first narrative concept album ever released, predating story-driven concept albums such as The Pretty Things’ S.F. Sorrow (December 1968), The Who’s Tommy (April 1969) and The Kinks’ Arthur (September 1969).
1. Have Love Will Travel – The Sonics
2. Le Responsible – Jacques Dutronc
3. I’m A Man – Wynder K Frog
4. Zig Zag Wanderer – Cpt Beefheart
6. All Day and All of the Night – The Kinks
7. Postcard – Shocking Blue
8. Steppin’ Stone – The Monkees
9. The Witch – The Rattles
10. Purple Haze – Jimmy Jones
11. She’s About A Mover – Sir Douglas Quintet
12. Just Dropped In – Kenny Rodgers and the First Edition
13. Shake – Shadows Of Night
15. I’ll Keep On Holding On – The Action
16. Nobody But Me – Human Beinz
17. Jumping Jack Flash – Wynder K Frog
18. Good Times – The Easybeats
19. Victoria – The Kinks
20. California Dreaming – The Calliope
21. Don’t Look Back – The Remains
22. Set Phazer To Stun – The Time and Space Machine
23. Jetstream – Doves (Time and Space Machine remix)
24. Uptown – Primal Scream (Weatherall mix)
25. Let The Music Use You – Nightwriters (Pharma Siblings Mix)
26. The Warriors remix
27. Tribulations – LCD Soundsystem
28. Cowgirl – Lemon Interupt
29. Ulysses – Franz Ferdinand (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve reanimation)
30. Killing – Jose Gonzales (remix)
31. Now Til 69 – The Shortwave Set – Aeroplane Remix
32. Findlay Brown – Losing The Will To Survive (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve reanimation)
The latest podcast is a selection of psych rock and not so psych rock spanning across two decades (60s & 70s). These are musically my favorite decades, and I wanted to make a selection that focuses on this. Enjoy!
Dwight D. Eisenhower Intro
Deep Purple – Help
McDonald & Giles – Tomorrow´s People – Children Of Today
Paris – Big Town 2061
Billy Joe Royal – Hush
Deep Purple – Hush
The Freak Scene – A Million Grains of Sand
Focus – Hocus Pocus
Kiss – Kissin´ Time
Los Hombres – Let It Out (Let It All Hang out)
Os Incriveis – You Keep Me Hanging On
Neil Youg & The Crazy Horse – Cinnamon Girl
Link Wray – God Out West
The Beatles – Hey Bulldog!
Free – Sweet Tooth
The Rationals – I Need You
Peter Frampton – Baby, I Love Your Way
A wonderful find for me last week was this album by former King Crimson members Ian McDonald and Michael Giles. Released in 1971, two years after the pair left the original King Crimson lineup, the album only enjoyed moderate success. However, it is still popular amongst King Crimson fans even though while maintaining the Crimson´s pastoral and musically complex elements, it is much lighter in its feel.
I post here two of my favorite tracks off the album.
I know I´m supposed to like Roxy Music, but they´ve never really been able to get a hook on me like many of their peers have. I really don´t know why this is, since I love may of their songs like “Same Old Scene”, “The Main Thing”, “Angle Eyes”, “Pyjamarama” and of course the one featured here.
I recently discovered the wonderful band The Flamin´Groovies. They were an American band that came on the scene in 1965 doing rockabilly and blues music. However, their greatest accomplishment came in 1976 with the release of Shake Some Action. The title track is pure heaven, and the rest are pretty good too. Buy here.
A new funk filled Michael Jackson – esque gem from my country´s disco pride, Lindstrøm. It features Christabel on vocals, and is a poppy transition from the down tempo space disco usually associated with this man. Very nice indeed.