Donnerstag, 3. September 2015

Flammende Herzen

A few days ago I read a post about Michael Rother and his record from 1977 Flammende Herzen. He was a former member of NEU! a heavy influenced Krautrock band from the late 70s. This is the title song of his first record and still a record I like to play when the day is going to end. Matchless, timeless, groovy and out of fashion.

Mittwoch, 2. September 2015

Play New Rose For Me

Back in 1986 the label New Rose released a sampler of the 100st album release. It was a French record label and signed a lot of artist which where great in these days. The Cramps, The Cocteau Twins, Gun Club and New York Dolls were the well known. To celebrate this release they asked their signed artist to make a cover of artists which was signed as well at this time. I found this record the recent days in my collection and listened to it a few times. Most of this bands are forgotten for long years. I have no idea why because they were great for me at these days. Still makes me smile when I heard this cover versions again. But I've to tell you, that I'm not able to transfer the vinyl to a digital one. So give some of the bands on this sampler to other songs that weren't on this record a listen and get back 30 years ago.

Dienstag, 1. September 2015

Twanging Tuesday # 78

It's hard to find some real twangy music these days but I try to make it to # 100. I have to avoid to guitar based music that is in the spirit of the old heroes that stands for that twangy sound. For this reason I think it's not too bad to feature a band that didn't got the success they should have. I don't know much about them - only that they had a collaboration with Wild Billy Childish. And that is not the worst they could do.

Montag, 31. August 2015

The Cure - Remixed

These days I was diving back into the late 70s/early 80s and I asked myself how these songs would sound in a remix. While I was searching I found a few pieces of songs long gone by in versions that were worth to listen to. But none of them could replace the originals because they were partners when we grew up.

Enjoy and have a good week.

Sonntag, 30. August 2015

Times Square

Dan Bejar aka Destroyer and former member of the Canadian band The New Pornographers released his second album a few days ago. A friend recommended it as a wonderful album so I gave a listen to it. And I've to admit that it got something beautiful in it. Bejar is rooted in the 70s and you can hear this on my favorite song of the record Forces from above. Listening to this song I have to think of 80s bands like Talk Talk or Scritti Politti and that so called Nu-yorican beat. The songs are arranged superb with a lot of saxophones and strings. The more I listen to this record I find more good songs on it than fillers.

Destroyer - Forces From Above
Destroyer - Times Square

Samstag, 29. August 2015

Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party

For the start into the weekend, today a song by Courtney Barnett. She's an Australian based musician and released this year her first album Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit. It is one of these new records I grab when I don't know what kind of music I'm in the mood for. I like this record and the songs on it. Barnett, looking like a full member of skater gang plays songs that sound like a perfect mixture of grunge and folk. Sometimes her attitude reminds me to Patti Smith and the way she sings to Lou Reed but always in her very own style. Bluesy, surf-style bad-guitar folk.

Freitag, 28. August 2015


It was a long time since I featured A.R.Kane, a British musical duo formed almost 30 years ago. Their forgotten album 69 is still a favorite of mine.I found it in my collection a few days ago and I listened to it from the start to the end. It's like a spacey trip to another planet. Influenced by various artists like Miles Davis, Velvet Underground and a bit of Cocteau Twins they made a record that is still worth to listen.