Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)

September 23, 2007 at 10:21 am (alternative, music, prog)

Recorded in the famous Abbey Road Studios 1975, this is may the most known Pink Floyd record. The most songs are dedicated for their former band member Syd Barrett. One of the best song intros is the intro of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, you hear the song in the radio and suddenly somebody plays the guitar to the radiosong until both melt together and the songs starts.

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Tom Waits – The Dime Store Novels Vol. I (Live 1974)

September 23, 2007 at 10:08 am (blues, music)

Dime Store Novels Vol.I

You all may know Tom Waits, known for his acting in Jim Jarmusch movies like “Night On Earth”, “Coffee And Cigarettes” (together with Iggy Pop) or you may have the Epitaph Punkrocksampler “Punk-O-Rama 4” where he covered the Alphaville song “Big in Japan” which is in my eyes the best cover of this crappy new wave shit.

This one is a real early record, recorded in 1974 live in Ebbetsfiels, Colorado, published in 2002 by EMC records. Interesting is the difference in his voice, the early records are quite different to the records especially after “Small Change”. The topic is the same, stories about outsiders, drop-outs and losers sitting drunken in bars.

Cheers!

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John Butler Trio Live (@ The Civic Theatre 12/21/2005)

September 20, 2007 at 9:41 am (blues, music, roots)

Part two of the bootleg records, this part is dedicated to the great John Butler Trio, even if they played on the cruel “Live Earth” event.  It´s hard to explain their music, I would say somewhere between blues and roots music.

The quality of this bootleg is pretty good, but if you have ever the chance to see them live, get to the concert, but train your legs, over 2 hours standing in the crowed while nobody on the stage is moving, made me very tired! So nothing more to say, just enjoy it.

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Beastie Boys – Sea Bright NJ (Live Bootleg 05/22/92)

September 20, 2007 at 9:32 am (hardcore, hiphop, music)

Today is bootleg time, this is the first of bootleg records I will publish today. Here we have a live bootleg from a Beastie Boys concert in Randy´s Rodeo, NJ in 1992 if you know the history of the Beastie Boys, you will know that this one is not a hardcore to the bone nor a true hiphop record. The quality is fair, if you think that someone recorded the show without permission. I publish also the tracklist, because I couldn´t find it on the net, a cover is also missing.

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The Bar-Kays – Soulfinger

September 18, 2007 at 11:06 am (music, rnb)

The first update for this week, will be the 1967 published RnB record “Soulfinger” from Bar-Kays. It´s an easy listening RnB record, going straight without any great impulses, but the right music for the background. You may should know, that the hit Soul Finger was also covered by the Blues Brothers on one their records.

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PS: If you have the front cover, please let me know!

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The Mars Volta – Francis The Mute

September 13, 2007 at 1:15 pm (alternative, music)

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I´m a little bit lazy today, so I just copy & paste the wiki post about the record, sorry but I´m not in the mood to write, next time will be better for sure!

Frances the Mute is comparable to The Mars Volta’s 2003 release De-Loused in the Comatorium, with its cryptic, verbose lyrics, largely improvised musical interludes and highly layered instrumentals, although the progressive rock influence is stronger on Frances the Mute than it was on De-Loused in the Comatorium. The band’s musical influences are more prominent; the guitar solo on “The Widow” seems inspired by classic rock, and much of the album has a psychedelic feel to it. Perhaps due to inspiration from such Pink Floyd albums as Meddle, ambient noise plays a larger role on Frances the Mute than it does on De-Loused in the Comatorium. “Miranda That Ghost Just Isn’t Holy Anymore,” for example, begins with 4 minutes of coquí frogs singing while a thick soundscape is slowly built from Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s voice and synthesizers.

Another distinct aspect of Frances the Mute is that the songs often move through several rather different stages. For example, “Cygnus…Vismund Cygnus” begins quietly with a lone acoustic guitar eventually joined by Cedric Bixler-Zavala softly singing. The song then turns into something resembling a chaotic hybrid of funk and metal, with Bixler-Zavala singing some of the lyrics in Spanish. Following this stage of the song, it shifts yet again, this time into an odd time-signatured rhythm accompanied by a guitar solo. This stage builds to a crescendo of jazz fusion, followed by a jam in 10/8. The song ends with a barrage of ambient noise and strange sound effects.

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Bye bye for this week

September 6, 2007 at 10:27 am (talktalktalk)

This is my last post till tuesday, it´s time for a little holiday trip. I found an interesting article about internet politics in germany (sorry it´s in german).

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Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow (1967)

September 6, 2007 at 7:11 am (music, psychedelic)

Jefferson Airplane

Now it´s gettin psychedelic! This is the second LP from the psych-rock legends “Jefferson Airplane” and contains their first two hits “White Rabbit” and “Somebody To Love”. This piece was the first Top 20 entry in the USA for Jefferson Airplane (today: “Jefferson Starship The Next Generation”). Have a nice lunch with a good appetite for mushrooms.

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Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock (1986)

September 6, 2007 at 7:09 am (hiphop, music)

Planet Rock

Released in 1986 on Tommy Boy Records, you can say, this one is a real classic. Including the famous song “Renegades of Funk” (covered by Rage Against The Machine on their “Renegades” record). “Planet Rock” was one of the first hits in early hiphop days, interesting that this song contains samples of the german industrial band “Kraftwerk” and samples of Ennio Morricone. A true must-have record.

Rock on! 

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Ennio Morricone – Crime And Dissonance

September 4, 2007 at 7:47 am (classic, jazz, music)

Crime And Dissonance

Born in 1928 Ennio Morricone is today one of the most famous TV/cinema composers of the world and my favourite. It would take too long, to list all his film musics or his compositions for live concerts, but you will surely know movies like The Untouchables, For A Fistfull Of Dollars, Lolita etc.
He also worked together with artists like Celine Dion.
If you now think about Italo-Western movies and epic soundtracks, then you´re wrong here, this one is very experimental, the 30 tracks selected by Mike Patton are, like the title shows you, dissonant. Mostly composed in the 60´s and 70´s, you will find some rarities.
No music for every day, but a very special record, if you are open minded in modern-classic or if you are a Ipecac Fan.
Disc One

Disc Two 

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