Sonntag, 19. November 2017

This One's For The Humans

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Once again I listened to a new song and can't get him out of my mind. It's the new one by Alien Stadium, a collaboration project by Steve Mason and Primal Scream's Martin Duffy. Starting as a acoustic dominated song it turns into a acid-house rhythm influenced journey into space and back. Not the worst to start into Sunday.


Samstag, 18. November 2017

Malcolm Young RIP

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There are less guitarists you recognise by listening to the first accord and the first and second riff. One of them died yesterday at the age of 64. Born in Glasgow he formed the blues-rock band that was world-wide known and made great commercial success. I am not the fan of this kind of music but the first two records by AC/DC were amazing. Different to other bands and full of power. I really liked their glam-inspired sound from the early days. Sadly he wasn't named when they discuss about great guitar players.

Rest easy Malcolm


Freitag, 17. November 2017

Happy Birthday Gordon

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On this day in 1938 Gordon Lightfoot was born. For those who don't know him, he is probably the greatest Canadian singer-songwriter and treasure of folk-music. He started his career in the early 60's and his songs became classics during the years. His songs were often covered by other artists and climbed high in the charts. The first time I came in touch with his music was way back in 1972 on the Olympic games in Munich. When German television made a summary of the days highlights they lay If Yo Could Read My Mind underneath the footage. Listening to his baritone and the way he played his 12-string guitar made me a fan of him. I have to admit that I didn't listen often to his songs during the last years but they didn't lost it's attraction to me.

Gordon Lightfoot - I'm not saying
Gordon Lightfoot - Wherefore and why
Gordon Lightfoot - If you could read my mind
Gordon Lightfoot - Early Morning rain

Dienstag, 14. November 2017

!!!

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Back in 2003 !!! released Me and Giuliano down by the  School Yard and it was a little bit of a sensation. It combined house-beats with funky bass-lines psychedelic chinking guitars. It was one of those songs in this year that played often in my house. !!! are a NYC-based funk band and were some kind of a missing link between house, disco and funk. This song is full of energy and the guitar hooks seems to be compatible to dance-floor. Me and Giuliani still sounds fresh after all these years and it is worth to give them a listen to.

!!! - Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard

Montag, 13. November 2017

Little Thing Gone Wild

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are still on duty. They announced a new album for January next year. And they appear after five years with a new single. Little Things Gone Wild if is a usually scratchy blues rock track which is stated by a stamping beat and mighty riffs. From beginning the song floats forwards - and presumably gives a view how the rest of the album will sound. Seems like Rock 'n' Roll is back.


Sonntag, 12. November 2017

Hotel California

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Almost 30 years ago a French band had big success in Germany. The Gipsy Kings combined Catalan rumba, classical flamenco music with a hint of pop. Their mostly lead by acoustic guitars songs were heard in many places and you couldn't avoid listening to it when there was a party going on. I don't know  the reason why everyone joined their music - probably recalling a holiday feeling from vacations to Andalusia or Catalonia. In my opinion there was too much mass compatible folklore in their music and I've chosen the eclectic way listen to Paco de Lucia. But I have to pay my respect that they took a classic and well known song and made a version in their sound. I still enjoy their version of The Eagles Hotel California.

Gipsy Kings - Hotel California

Typing these words my mind wander to an early 80's movie when I first had contact to flamenco. Carlos Saura transported George Bizet's opera Carmen into Spain and flamenco. Although the film was in Spanish language you can understand the emotions behind flamenco and pay respect to the dancers.


Samstag, 11. November 2017

Istanbul Is Sleepy

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Last year The Limiñanas released Malamore, one of the finest records of last year. The Limiñanas are a French psych-rock duo and these days they released a new EP, recorded together with Anton Newcombe from Brian Johnson Massacre. It is nothing new but far over the average in this genre. Metallic drums, spaced-out guitars and a dark voice makes this to a gem and I seldom heard anything great like this 2017.