Freitag, 30. September 2016

Sid And Nancy

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A couple of days ago German TV offered very late at night the 1986 biopic about Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. It was years ago when I saw this movie for the first time. Once I saw it because it was in the context to the early 80's and the music that kept me going my way. Now I saw it again and I have to say that it was some kind of documentary about a great love partly based on booze and drugs. After all I can consider that both took a long and hard road to ruin themselfs. Some might say that they were the product of commerce by Malcolm McLaren but for me they were one of the most forgotten couples in rock history. May they rest in peace.



Mittwoch, 28. September 2016

By Your Side

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Los Angeles based experimental indie-rock band Warpaint released their latest album a few days ago. Formerly influenced by PIL, Siouxie and Cocteau Twins they now turned into funk inspired by Nile Rodgers. The transformation from this early sound was finished in By Your Side. It is more past R'n'B electronic sound with fizzling percussion and dodgy percussion. Guitars and vocals are accentuation to the sound. Something new but borrowed by Tom Tom Club ages ago.

Warpaint - By Your Side

Dienstag, 27. September 2016

Old Vine In New Bottles

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One of those musicians that recorded covers galore is the country icon Johnny Cash. A lot of them are better than the originals or minimum interpreted in a very unique sound only he could do. Hurt was recorded after his wife June Carter died and shortly before left for heaven. From all of his cover versions I like this song best. He sings Trent Reznor's song by Nine Inch Nails in his very own style with his dark baritone over a wispy acoustic guitar and some piano chords. I hurt myself today / to see if I still feel and What have I become my dearest friend? / Everyone I know goes away in the end are some kind of legacy or suicide notes. Somber, dark and for eternity.







Montag, 26. September 2016

The Good Lie

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Warhaus is the new solo project of Belgian musician Maarten Devoldere. He released his first record called We Fucked A Flame Into Being (a rather strange name for the first record but someone that you will remember) a few days ago. It is somewhere between Nick Cave and a fiery Leonard Cohen he preaches decadence and coolness in a sonorous dark voice. With it's groovy bassline and the duett with Silvie Kreusch it is some kind music noir - played in the later hours of the day.



Sonntag, 25. September 2016

33 God

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Today I woke up in an unusually manner early after a long and healthy sleep. So I got up, made me a good cup of coffee and went out on my balcony to watch the morning sunrise knowing that this is probably the last sunny day before autumn will come changing the leaves into beautiful colours. While I was sitting there the radio played the newest song by Bon Iver and I  thought it is the right one to post it on Sunday. If you don't know Bon Iver is the band project by American folk-singer/songwriter Justin Vernon. When he started back in 2007 he released a very intimate record recorded in a cabin in the forest. In the following steps of his career he added soul and R'n'B to his sound to get well known for a lot of people. For the newest evolution of his sound he used some electronic elements in his sound. For me a very good mix of electronic, pop, country and gospel but all this ingredients are just to assist the modulation of his voice.



Freitag, 23. September 2016

Three In A Row - Again

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Another day in office with several meetings without a final result. So we have to finish and fix the jobs tomorrow. Feeling empty on my way home listening to the songs that shuffled up on my mobile phone. Then this songs appeared in a row and brought my memories back to years ago when this songs were in many ears. So this is a short insight into my spectrum to my musical influences over the last decades. Nothing special but some songs that mean a lot to me (not at all times but right now). Tomorrow is another match day for my team. Now they are number 2 at the table and we've got a new manager and coach. Seems like we going the right way. Anyway, it is the right way to finish working week and watch the game.

Enjoy and have great weekend.

Little Feat - Sailing Shoes
The Sonics - Save The Planet
FSK - I Wish I Could Sprechen Sie Deutsch

Donnerstag, 22. September 2016

Beat Your Heart Out

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You might know that my team plays in the second league yet. And it is hard to join the new rhythm of the match day. Normally they used to play at Saturday/Sunday afternoon now they changed into starting after lunchtime. Following them in the stadium or on TV in the pub next door means to change your other dates to different times. And after watching them winning against the championship leader yesterday and celebrating the victory I had a hard day at hard at office and now I am glad being at home, listen to some music and finishing the day. Today's song is an old one from back in 2003 played by The Distillers. It was the band of the Australian born punk singer and guitarist Brodie Dalle and it one of those songs which were forgotten during the last years. A classic punk song with fast guitars, serrating riffs and drifty drums. Dalle's voice makes this song a bit of a classic. A hidden gem.