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Born Under a Bad Sign. Johnny Cash and June Carter. Chuck Berry in Memphis. Goodbye and Hello. Love of the Common People. Lush Life. Spanky and Our Gang. Something Else by The Kinks. Strange Days. Alice's Restaurant. Blowin' Your Mind! Everybody Needs Love. It Must Be Him. Live at Fillmore Auditorium. Martha and the Vandellas Live! Martha and the Vandellas. Antonio Carlos Jobim. Winds of Change. A Christmas Album. Ten Years After. Pleasures of the Harbor. Cry Softly Lonely One. Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.
One Nation Underground. Pearls Before Swine. Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings the Complete 'Dr. A Whole New Thing. Sly and the Family Stone. Days of Future Passed. Buffalo Springfield Again. Tangerine Dream. Magical Mystery Tour. Someday at Christmas. The Temptations in a Mellow Mood. After Bathing at Baxter's. The Amboy Dukes. Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas. The One and Only. Their Satanic Majesties Request. Songs of Leonard Cohen. A Gift from a Flower to a Garden.
Foxx has performed and recorded with a variety of artists and musicians since returning to the music scene in the mid-nineties, most notably with Louis Gordon but also with Harold BuddJori HulkkonenRobin Guthrie formerly of Cocteau TwinsRuben Garcia and The Belbury Circle. Hulkkonen played as supporting act to the first John Foxx And The Maths concert at The Roundhouse in and also joined Foxx and the band onstage to perform Underpass.
The first volume of Cathedral Oceans was released at the same time as Foxx's comeback collaboration with Louis Gordon and the Shifting City album.
In stark contrast to the latter, Cathedral Oceans is a more ethereal, ambient work combined with Foxx's own artwork of overgrown natural settings superimposed onto faces of statues. This contained his artwork made into a film intended as a "slowly moving, hallucinogenic, digital stained glass window, intended to be projected as big as possible onto architecture and in public places.
On the opening night, Foxx performed a piano piece accompanying a reading from his unpublished novel The Quiet Man in front of an audience for the first time. In Foxx appeared on stage at the Brighton Pavilion with Harold Budd and Bill Nelson as part of a concert to celebrate the work of the retiring pianist, which led to the announcement in October that year that Foxx would be involved in collaborations with Jah WobbleRobin Guthrie Steve Jansen and Nelson.
In JuneFoxx released an instrumental solo album, Tiny Colour Moviesconsisting of 15 instrumental tracks inspired by short art films he saw at a private screening.
His official website described these as having the "filmic, atmospheric approach" of the Metamatic -era instrumental B-sides "Glimmer", "Film One" and "Mr No". Edited versions of the movies were shown on a big screen for the first time with Foxx playing a mix of live and recorded accompaniment from the album. In Septembera remastered edition of Metamatic was released as a two-CD pack containing the original album, plus most of the associated B-sides and extra tracks from the period, including two 'new' songs re-assembled from original music recorded at the time.
In the same month, a showcase of Foxx's work was held at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, where he performed another version of Tiny Colour Movies and hosted a question-and-answer session. This was followed by the first live performance of the entire Metamatic album, during which Foxx and Louis Gordon were accompanied on stage by Steve D'Agostino. The year ended with two shows at the Luminaire in London.
Foxx presented three different pieces of his solo work in the space of one week in June Described as a magisterial audio-essay On Vanishing Land evokes a walk undertaken by the artists along the Suffolk coastline infrom Felixstowe container port to the Anglo-Saxon burial ground at Sutton Hoo.
In Decemberthe Metamatic website announced the new musical project John Foxx and the Maths, the name given to the work written and produced by John Foxx and Benge. Benge had already broken the news on his own blog in November calling The Maths "a new album project". The duo continued to work in Benge's studio throughout and some new tracks were previewed at the Short Circuit electronic music festival at The Roundhouse in London on 5 June A new album entitled Interplay was announced in January and released on 21 March.
The album gained critical acclaim with The Quietus calling it "one of the finest electronic records you'll hear in Stems of the album track Shatterproof were made available for download, remixing and re-uploading via the SoundCloud site.
The competition was won by Dave Poeme Electronique. The release of the album was preceded by a remix of Shatterproof on YouTube. Another live event featuring John Foxx and the Maths was held in April Again, a selection of tracks from the new album and Foxx's past works were played.
It was announced shortly afterwards that the version on the CD was not the completed version, and a free download of the finished version was offered via the Mojo website.
A second album, The Shape of Thingswas also announced prior to the tour and was initially only available for purchase at tour venues. The only headline live show for was held on 7 June at the Brighton Concorde. The live in the studio album, Rhapsodywas issued to coincide with these live performances.
An announcement of Foxx's official Facebook account in May stated that John Foxx and the Maths were back in the studio working on a new albumthis time with Robin Simon on guitar. A short video clip of Foxx and Simon in Benge's studio was also posted on Benge's official account. Over the years John Foxx's first solo single Underpassoriginally released inhas come to be considered a milestone in the development of popular electronic music, and has gained recognition as iconic in the development of the electropop genre.
Reeder not only remixed his versions from the original master tapes in stereo for the CD, but he also made 5. The track was re-issued in May as a special edition inch vinyl.
His most recent recording for Mack Avenue Record is titled Reincarnation and features 10 original songs composed by Warren. Overall, Cinematic is awesome due to its great musical imagery, mood enhancements and excellent musicality. The album comprises eight compositions from a suite by composer Patrick Zimmerli. Bassist Scott Colley and drummer Satoshi Takeishi perform as well. Modern Ancestors.
Two words with significantly different connotations that come together and remind us that not only do opposites attract, but that we are all products of those who came before us; our Ancestors can be honored and reinterpreted, continually present and very much a part of who we are and what influences us today.
Such is the common thread running through Jazz vocalist and composer Carmen Lundy's brilliant new album, Modern Ancestors. Featuring 10 self-penned and arranged tracks and a stellar band consisting of Julius Rodriguez on piano, brother Curtis Lundy on acoustic upright bass, Kenny Davis on electric and acoustic bass, Mayra Casales on percussion, Terreon Gully and Kassa Overall on drums and Andrew Renfroe on guitar, Modern Ancestors is set for release October 25th via Afrasia Productions and will be accompanied by tour dates both in the US and abroad.
Carmen not only wrote most of the songs, plays instruments and produced the recordingbut she created the artwork on the CD cover.
To learn more about Veronica Swift and her latest release titled Confessionsplease visit her website. Guest artists Cornelius Alfredo Duncan, Jr. The musical selections are excellent and will appeal to both Sanchez and Coltrane advocates. The virtuosity of each soloist, the interplay with other bandmates, and the magnificent swell of Latin percussion has been perfected by years of performing together. Overall, all of the songs make this recording a superb listening experience that deserves your undivided attention.
Five stars. These love songs provided the perfect ambiance for that romantic evening and for those already or about to fall in love! Orchestrator Rob Mathes returns for his fourth recording with Elias. She removes any pre-conceived notions about romantic love with her sexy mood-setting nuance and vocal textures. A lovely piano solo by Eliane during the coda makes this song worth several more listens. Love Stories tops the list of the most beautiful albums recorded by Eliane Elias.
This recording is awesome and features Monty Alexander at his very best as an arranger, pianist, bandleader and producer. The arrangements allow each musician to shine. Overall, these awesome improvisations are truly brilliant and reveal Alexander knew what his listeners would ultimately enjoy — so he let them blow!
Overall, Wareika Hill Rastamonk Vibrations is a musical feast of balanced Jazz, Ska and Reggae with superlative arrangements by Monty Alexander that capitalize on his creativity and conscious-raising versatility.
Thirty two musicians perform with the prolific jazz guitarist on nine compositions, eight of which were written by Ray Obiedo. Mathews add their peaceful visions on acoustic and electric guitars and Rhodes and keyboards, respectively.
Overall, Carousel is one of the best jazz recordings of the year. Saxophonist Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz and is now showing appreciation for the support he received during a recent health scare in his family via his latest recording titled Gratitude. After performing chart-topping smooth jazz for more than 20 years, Steve Cole remains at the top of his game with Gratitude.
The Chicago native exploded onto the scene in with the album Stay Awhile that was produced by fellow Chicagoan Brian Culbertson. The disc scored two 1 hits and earned Cole the Oasis Smooth Jazz Award for best new artist shortly before his sophomore set, Between Uswas released in As the grandson of the late venerable trumpeter Doc Cheatham, and former student of legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, trumpeter, composer, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Theo Croker naturally follows an internal need to compose.
Launching his career with seven years spent in Shanghai, Croker first introduced his singular style in on the Dee Dee Bridgewater-assisted AfroPhysicist. Croker has also lent his talents to the world of hip hop, with rap superstar J.
Great music flowed from the creative mind of Miles Davis. He recorded hundreds of songs over his musical career, and a major reason his projects still exist and are so exciting is because they were so original, so innovative, so creative and so cool. The result?
The sounds emanating from these great LPs are now richer and deeper than those heard on the original release because of technical limitations in the s. These remastered recordings give you the impression of actually being at the live concerts and the studio sessions — in other words, being in the right place at the right time.
The legendary sessions and live concert recording heard on The Complete Birth of the Cool are a must hear for every Miles Davis admirer. Finally released on one set with a brand new retrospective essay by Ashley Kahn, and liner notes by jazz saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and Jazz historian Phil Schaap, consider yourself fortunate to enjoy the classic trumpeting of Miles Davis with his nonet and to experience what innovative jazz music sounded like in the s.
What a beautiful song. This collection of songs is as beautiful as any Corea has recorded and reveals another great side of his creative genius that flows from his Spanish heart. It is a brilliant piece of jazz artistry that incorporates excellent solos by Frank Basile on baritone sax, Steve Davis on trombone, Camilo on piano, Lazo on percussion, and Cliff Almond on drums.
Kali Rodriguez-Pena kills his trumpet solo which has a lingering Miles Davis-like vibe. Camilo has utilized an exceptional set of soloists who shine in their spotlights. Eight-time Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton has received a Grammy nomination in the category for Best Jazz Vocal Album for every project she has released in the last decade.
Known for her impeccable voice and imaginative treatments of songs mined from The Great American Songbook, Sutton is heralded for her abilities as both a jazz storyteller and her ability to use her voice as an instrument. In May Tierney was approached by legendary director Clint Eastwood. The recording celebrates American film music in a track collection of songs from American films.
The recording is released on BFM Jazz and is yet another classic from one of the most creative and artistically satisfying bands on the jazz scene today. When she is not performing, Tierney is in demand as both a studio vocal producer and educator. She has also taught and mentored some of the finest new generation of singers including Gretchen Parlato and Sara Gazarek.
The recording includes classic songs from the s that reconnect with people who may remember them or are just discovering them. The new arrangements and interpretations by Stryker and his band simmer the original flavors of the songs in an exceptional 21 st century fusion of sounds that should appeal to a new generation and turn up the nostalgia for those who experienced the original versions. Stryker keeps these tunes interesting with his seamless guitar assessments and makes them fun and interactive.
When I Was A Man And You Were A Woman - John Foxx - The Garden (Vinyl songs linger with you long after they are over. But there are a lot of incredible new technologies I wanted to leverage as well. The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman and their great musical journey on the Open Road is a festival of virtuosity that is refreshingly new, unique, and contemporary.
The longtime Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra drummer reconvenes his quintet featuring Emmet Cohen on piano, Godwin Louis on saxophone, Bruce Harris on trumpet and Russell Hall on bass to deliver 10 great compositions that you are sure to enjoy. The song ends with a spoken word tribute to Marsalis. Overall, Perpetual Optimism is commensurate with New Direction which was his debut recording for the Mack Avenue Records label and should garner Herlin Riley a wider audience as a bandleader. Lyn Stanley.
Vocalist Lyn Stanley offers her fans an exceptional new recording that should appeal to the romantic nature in all of them. London Calling…A Toast to Julie London is sensual, intimate, sensitive, sexy and most of all…romantic. Available now on A. Music, LLC. Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez.
His interest in jazz was stimulated by the annual "JoJazz" competition for young jazz musicians, where he won an honorable mention in Overall, A Little Love should get a lot of love because of its mesmerizing artistry and fresh perspectives on the chosen songs.
Stay in touch with Quiana Lynell and her concert dates at www. The band is a chordless group that plays the gamut of stylistic approaches on 8 original songs which range from deep-rooted swing to daring avant-garde abstractions, to singular blues to exquisite balladry. Shorter's tune rounds out the dynamic program. With each new ensemble McBride brings together, you dear listener, can expect an exciting event that inspires you to higher listening and brings the hope that the present group remains together.
From a composing viewpoint, the songs are highly listenable. Together with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, drummers Elvin Hayes and Roy Haynes, Coltrane, who plays both tenor and soprano saxophones, gives love, joy, warmth and many new musical directions during these amazing live concerts and studio sessions collected for John Coltrane — New Directions.
A Love Supreme would open a year of exceptional music - two additional major works Ascension and Meditation s and an explosion of small group recordings which together would have an impact far beyond the borders of jazz, and long after the death of Coltrane himself in July of Facing Dragons is Sands' return to the recording studio with an indestructible band and an unwavering allegiance to the groove.
Although this set is basically a trio format, several guest artists join Christian who plays piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3 and keys. As an instrumentalist and songwriter, his songs are destined to be epic. Earlier this year Christian Sands was name creative ambassador to The Erroll Garner Jazz Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to the legacy of the late, great pianist Erroll Garner. Not yet 30, Christian Sands is currently one of the most in-demand pianists working in jazz.
While the Los Angeles-based Yellowjackets have been a creative force on the jazz scene since when they recorded their eponymous debut, their fourth Mack Avenue Records album, Raising Our Voiceonce again ups the ante with bold new strides by inviting vocalist extraordinaire Luciana Souza to collaborate with the group for seven of its thirteen tunes as well as subtly taking a resistant stand against the status quo of the cultural and political undercurrent of our times.
The Yellowjackets have consistently forged ahead in their evolving artistic statements. As a relative outsider, Souza contributes wordless vocals as well as songs sung in Portuguese and English. She was quickly won over by the band. Raising Our Voice is about artistry being an act of resistance. No barriers, just freedom. This set includes 13 songs including three previously released tunes by The Yellowjackets now arranged with fresh sounds ala Luciana Souza's vocalese.
The album was produced by The Yellowjackets and mostly written or co-written by the members of the group with a pair co-written with guest artist Luciana Souza. For more information about The Yellowjackets and their latest offering, please visit their website at www.
Thicker Than Water. Brian Bromberg. The 13 tracks reveal outstanding performances by Brian on 11 different bass instruments alongside such revered musicians as trumpeter Randy Brecker, saxophonists Marion Meadows, Najee, Everette Harp, Brandon Fields and Gary Meek.
The recording also features one of the last performances from the late George Duke. The opening track features powerful energy from saxophonist Everette Harp. Rock with it. The grooves are on fire and inspired Brian to write songs around those grooves that work in the instrumental world of contemporary jazz. Breezy handclaps and a percussive pulse provided by Lenny Castro keep the mid-tempo tune in the pocket.
He plays no less than five completely different basses on the track. His songwriting, arrangements, performances on 11 different basses, production values and guest artists make this recording a true masterpiece. Two hands, one heart is a fitting description of how these songs are played by Bromberg and why it deserves to be in your collection. Records, Coltrane's final and most creative label home. These tapes remained untouched for the next 54 years until Impulse! There will deluxe LP as well available on Impulse!
The deluxe edition will exist on all digital streaming platforms as well. Two completely unknown and never-before-heard originals - "Untitled Original " and "Untitled Original ," — are both played on soprano sax.
This studio session also debuts Coltrane's first recording of "Nature Boy," in a tight, solo-less version that is over three minutes long. When I Was A Man And You Were A Woman - John Foxx - The Garden (Vinyl Directions at Once: The Lost Album reveals a number of creative balances at work such as developing original melodies while rethinking familiar standards, experimenting with tunes first on tenor saxophone, then on soprano and using older techniques like the arpeggio runs of his "sheets of sound" while experimenting with false fingerings and other newer sounds.
Pillow also conducted and arranged all of the songs. The band is powered by the rhythm section of drummer Jared Schonig and bassist Chuck Bergeron. This entire band is comprised of Charles Pillow, arranger, alto sax, soprano sax. Its 9 tracks features the vocalist swinging with ease and confidence these exemplary artists.
Her vocal skills and the interplay with the musicians are sure to enamor you to the songs she sings from the heart. John Beasley also performs a very intimate solo on melodica, a rarely heard skill of his that deserves more attention.
Overall, Christine Hitt connects deeply with the music, makes music from the heart, and is easy to play with. Because of her solid articulation and ability to step inside the music, Magical Kite soars high but also reveals the depths of her creativity. The harmonic Latinized language of the piece, the textures, i. Overall, the entire recording is enjoyable and deserves a cherished place in your jazz collection. That music is my core and makes an emotional connection with me and most lovers of early soul-jazz.
However, the most valuable player on Silver Lining is Michael Lington because of his outstanding performances and his indelible songwriting skills that shine on the 9 songs co-written with Barry Eastmond.
Silver Lining is truly splendid and deserves your undivided attention. This exciting CD gives you a front row seat at her concert that featured her dynamic tenor saxophone chops as well as the stellar arrangements she delivered with such renown musicians as Paul Brown, Gregg Karukas and the late Joe Sample.
Their harmony, the spot-on interpretations of both classic jazz compositions and the five new songs co-written by the ensemble as well as the instrumentation that now accompanies their vocals is without comparison. As one of the premiere groups to spotlight a capella performances, The Junction affords their fans to hear them in full swing with instrumental accompaniment by such highly regarded musicians as guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr. The Junction was produced by five-time Grammy winner -- vocalist, film composer, arranger and producer Mervyn Warren.
By adding instrumentation from guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr. This song will simply amaze you. Chick and Steve use their shared history of fearless innovation as a launching pad, pushing into new territory with an inspired band of collaborators: Benin-born guitarist and vocalist Lionel Louekesaxophonist and flutist Steve WilsonCuban bassist Carlitos Del Puertoand Venezuelan percussionist Luisito Quintero.
The album is the realization of a long-held desire that Chick and Steve shared, to work together more intensively. Kurt Elling has a special intimacy with lyrics, music and performance techniques. He is an expert in a particular genre of music and expresses this expertise in a rich baritone that spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth.
As a renowned artist of vocalese, he is also revered for his versatile delivery of prominent melodic phrases and harmonic language when he sings. Overall, The Questions features Kurt Elling at his very best and assures his listeners of another perfect gift from his outstanding repertoire. Some of the interpretations are folksy, truly acoustic and narrative while others are more orchestrated through electronics, overdubbed layering and looping. Overall, the 16 compositions on Music IS are a marvelous revelation of Frisell's virtuosity in a solo setting.
The set list of intimate ballads and up-tempo gems are offered with and an emotional and thoughtful approach that her listeners are sure to enjoy. Joining her on bass is Ed Fedewa and Larry Ochiltree on drums. For more information please visit her website at www.
For her 20th album--Hilton has recorded an album a year since she wanted to provide uplift and relief, where listeners can be energized and feel rejuvenated. This became the theme for her latest release, the aptly titled Escapism. In college though, due to the lack of creativity in the program, she became a music school drop out, switching majors and receiving a degree in art instead.
His interpretations were astoundingly creative, personal and highly relevant for his 21 st century audience. Moran was simply put — awesome. There is no doubt that Jason Moran and the members of The Big Bandwagon are dedicated to exploring their creative roles along the many paths of jazz music. Overall, the entire recording is artful and diversified — pun intended! This one is fun, engaging and really keeps your attention from the first note to the last. Simply click on the CD cover.
It is an up tempo, horn heavy composition that features tenor sax phenom Brandon Allen and longtime pianist Andrew McCormack on fire and successfully conveying the tempo of rush hour. All the while Kyle Eastwood is holding down the rhythm logic with a great acoustic bass solo that keeps everything extraordinary and stylistic.
Brandon Allen also adds a really cool solo on this masterful jazz composition. Among the many great highlights is the ballad lead by Italian saxophonist Stefano Di Battista. This jazz funk burner will keep you up, tuned in and feeling just right. Overall, In Transit finds Kyle Eastwood and company in their element while still exploring new territories and classics. Keep in touch with Kyle Eastwood during his mini U.
Click here to visit his website. Saxophonist Gary Meek has released his first project as a leader in 15 years and the wait was definitely worthwhile. Originals showcases his ability as an inspired songwriter, dominant front man and tenor saxophonist while providing his bandmates with essential elements that allow them to shine. Among the more memorable highlights is the high energy performances of the band throughout the program.
Check it out and then buy it from the SOTJ store. Click on the CD cover to purchase Originals. The five original compositions co-written with and arranged by Shelly Berger are a dark, reflective collection of songs that deal with loss, heartbreak and ultimately a return to faith and hope. While those emotional states may be what we aim to avoid, many people experience these moods and ultimately find comfort with the help of a creative process and return to normalcy.
The music here reveals that journey by Dave Bennett. Take a moment and listen to Blood Moon and the skillful performances it showcases. Buy it here from the SOTJ store. The recording was released on Verve in May at now resides at the top of the Billboard Jazz chart. For the recording sessions, Diana assembled different musicians in trio and quartet settings. Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart.
To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy Awards, eight Juno Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. For more information about Diana Krall and her current touring information, please visit her website at www. Moffett takes the melody at the head before Jordan improvises in an up-tempo arrangement of this classic Davis tune.
This collection of songs and the awesome performances of his ensemble and featured guests are among his most expressive recordings and it certainly deserves to be in your jazz collection. To learn more about Charnett Moffett, please visit his website. The compositions are lithe and layered and feature exceptional improvisations by each member.
Overall, the music is exhilarating, intimate and inspiring. To learn more about the band and their Hudson Tour dates, please visit www. On Rebirth, Billy Childs reaches back to the nexus of his varied musical experiences. Over fans attended! Click on the CD cover to buy this CD. These rescued songs provide insight into an era of jazz music history during which these artists were at the pinnacle of their success.
These songs reflect the standard recording technology available during the time period but the remastering via 21 st century technology gives the listener a prime experience with no-style guards or improvisational boundaries. The UK tour to promote the album was using small-scale venues — for instance the Glasgow date was at Night Moves which had a capacity in the low hundreds, but as the duo made their way around the country, they were doing so on the back of a single which quickly went to 2, leading to all sorts of television appearances and a huge demand to catch the live shows, all of which were now sold out and could have easily still been so if the usual locations with capacities of had been in play.
The decision was taken to re-release an earlier flop single as the follow-up to Sweet Dreams. A few months previously, in Novemberit had spent a few weeks in the lower end of the charts, peaking at Come Aprilit was The b-side was the same track as had been on the reverse of the initial single back in But where most were expecting more of the same, the next album, Touch, which was released in Novemberhighlighted a different sound, one which was far more mainstream in nature.
The next single leaned on calypso music, and the one after that was akin to a mid-tempo power ballad. For those of us who had fallen for the sounds of the hits at the beginning ofwhat emerged before the year was out proved to be a huge letdown. This is just a wee different.
Kind of. It is, of course, nothing of the sort, although the main film has been pieced together does make it seem as if the singers, musicians and dancers are performing on a stage within some sort of post-apocalyptic setting, interspersed with footage of a police car and a fast moving passenger train, and is just the splicing of the three promo videos. Eternal live at the S. What Time Is Love? Eternal spent two weeks at 1 in February More than thirty years ago?
Kind of similar to the sounds my bones and joints make when I try to move to the tunes. A date on which The Fall again defy convention by insisting that the record label issue a new album along with a new single.
Oh, and if you chose instead to buy the new album on cassette rather than vinyl, then you would also get just about all the music that was available on the new single, as well as the tracks that had made up the previous two singles….
Of the other six, Brix was credited on three of them, which is some achievement given that her only previous contribution to a Fall album had When I Was A Man And You Were A Woman - John Foxx - The Garden (Vinyl to co-write one track on Perverted By Languagereleased some ten months earlier.
It has to be said that the other band members were quite relaxed about it all. Steve Hanley is on record as saying She did commercialise the band, she helped convince Mark to go that way. The other four blokes were still those who had been making music together for the past couple of years — the duel drumming efforts of Karl Burns and Paul Hanley who also played occasional keyboardsCraig Scanlon on guitar and Steve Hanley on bass, whose musical contributions were becoming even more increasingly important and influential.
Nobody bought the new album or the Call For Escape Route package. It would take until the early 90s, and me picking up a CD compilation album bringing together the singles that had been released on Beggars Banquet between and before I actually heard any of these songs.
In this instance, it was No Bulbsbut it immediately became an instant favourite, and remains so all these many years later. Indeed, The Fall had been playing this song, or at least a variation on it, as far back as Clear Off! The tune, in places, reminds me of a slightly sped-up Hip Priest and at other times, like the sort of tune New Order would pull together a little later on in time. The full version of No Bulbs extends to a few seconds short of eight minutes while the edited down version, given the title of No Bulbs 3is around four-and-a-half minutes long.
It is this edited version which was included on The Fall 45 84 89 compilation I mentioned above and thus offered me my first ever listen to the song. If ever you wanted to hear just how much John Leckie brought to the table in terms of his production skills, then take the time to give a listen to both, or either, versions of No Bulbs offered here today. There is also a truly inspired closing stanza, which drives home the miserable conditions of their habitat The single came into the charts at The album got as high as In both instances, it now feels like an absolute travesty.
Robin Andrew Guthrie born 4 January is a Scottish musician, songwriter, composer, record producer and audio engineer, best known as the co-founder of the alternative rock band Cocteau Twins. During his career Guthrie has performed guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums and other musical instruments, in addition to programming, sampling and sound processing.
All I have is one track, included on a compilation CD given away with Word magazine in October Well, whatdyaknow? One of the very best ICAs was one which consisted solely of b-sides. One of my fave Super Furry Animals singles had this little monkey hiding almost unnoticed on its flip.
It reminds of so many other things that have come out much more recently, but as is the norm for the Furries, they seemed to be ahead of their time back in Each version had three songs, albeit just two tunes The single did get to 28 in the UK charts, and was also voted in at 21 in the John Peel Festive 50 of The picture sleeve used to illustrate this post is taken from one of the German releases as the UK single came housed in a plain sleeve.
It was also the first ever release attributed to more than just the band It was, of course, a cash-in attempt, coming on the back of Walk On The Wild Side being a solo hit for Lou Reed in but it proved to be a flop, with Radio 1 not the slightest bit interested in playing it.
Yesterday featured a song which peaked at 40 in the UK singles charts. Its deja vu…. Lazy week of sorts for me. The next few days will see me delve into some old ICAs and reproduce the words written about a particular song at the time, before expanding to include its b-sides.
This is one of the Album) anthems of our generation. Looking back, you can learn, or be reminded, that North American Scum was the lead single from the second studio album, Sound of Silver. It peaked at 40 in the UK charts which, quite frankly, is another dreadful indictment of the taste of Album) record-buying public.
If only mobile phones and social media had been around back inthen we would have an idea whether it is fact or fiction. After all, who keeps giant squid in their fridge? It made it all the way to 8 in the Indie Charts and was voted in at 47 in the end of the year Peel Festive Fifty. In truth, it passed me by in and my recollection of being introduced to it was via listening to the Peel end-of-year rundown, which I was taping onto cassette each night.
But it is one I sought out, via Discogs, not long after starting the blog reignited fully the passion for vinyl. It really is that sort of song……. Skip to content. SIDE A 1. Maniac from Va Va VoomThe opening track from the debut album seems as good a place to start as any. Lollobrigida from Disco ValenteBy the time Cinerama had gone into the studio to record Disco Valentetheir second album, they had expanded to a five-piece band with the addition of Terry de Castro bass and Simon Pearson drums who had been the rhythm section of indie-band Goya Dressas well as Simon Cleave who had played guitar with The Wedding Present in the mid-late 90s.
Love b-side, Cinerama announced themselves with the release of the single Kerry Kerry in July SIDE B 1. Wow extended version from Disco ValenteBy rights, given this is another of my all-time favourite David Gedge song, this should have been placed somewhere on Side A. Songwriting of the raw and brutal variety.
Romanze A. D. Nachtmusik - Rudolf Schock - Weihnachten Mit Rudolf Schock (Vinyl, LP, Album), Violent Restitution - Razor (2) - Violent Restitution (Cassette, Album), (Slam On) Little Sheep - Tom Waits - Tales From The Underground 3 (CD), Hard Times For An Honest Man - John Cougar Mellencamp - The Lonesome Jubilee (Cassette, Album), Technical Manouvre (Dylan Rhymes Rework) - Avenue A - Something Else Volume One (CD), Caza Humana - Torso (9) - Fosa Común (CD), Tristan Keuris - Movement / Piano Concerto (Vinyl, LP), How I Got Over - Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace (Cassette, Album), Desafinado - Various - Brazils Super Hits (Vinyl, LP), Bottoms Up - Van Halen - The Good, The Bad and Van Hallen (Vinyl, LP, Album), Madhu Brindabane Dole Radha - Sachin Dev Burman* - The Incomparable Sachin Dev Burman (Vinyl, LP), Heart Of Gold - Johnny Hates Jazz - Turn Back The Clock (Vinyl, LP, Album), Brinsley Schwarz - Nervous On The Road (Vinyl, LP, Album), Pure & Alive - Venin Carmin - Glam Is Gone (CDr, Album)