Mittwoch, 13. November 2019

Back To The Days Of Glam

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When we remember the days of glam we also will remember a few one-hit wonders from this age. Alvin Stardust with his retro-styled Rock 'n' Roll attitude and Gary Glitter with his dazzling glam outfit were those who made me to investigate for the originals they copied. In my very younger days I liked to watch them on TV and they were a kind of hero for a summer until I got involved to the originals they copied for their sound.

Dienstag, 12. November 2019

Black Is The Night

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Like every year in the last months the record companies release best of compilations by any band they could. But this year a lot of releases are about the 40th anniversary of records from 1979 or to celebrate some bands that used to big or named 40 years ago. So it happened a few weeks ago with an anthology of The Stray Cats and a few days ago one by The Damned. They were not the best one around these days but a few of their singles are far over the average and hymns of my very younger days and still worth to bring back to your memories of times long gone by. I am sure everyone has his own memories when you listen to this great moments in history of punk and how The Damned faced the new spirit in new music.

The Damned - Neat Neat Neat
The Damned - Problem Child
The Damned - New Rose
The Damned - Wait For The Blackout

Montag, 11. November 2019

Monday's Long Song

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One of the most covered songs in history is Norman Whitfield/Barret Strong's I heard it through the grapevine. First released by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles in 1966 many artists covered this song more or less successful. In 1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival released a version on their album Cosmo's Factory. This album was a million seller almost 50 years ago and it also was played often when I was much younger. I really liked the way they played their unique kind of a swampy blues-rock and it is always a pleasure coming back to the music of my later childhood.

Creedence Clearwater Revival - I heard it through the grapevine

Sonntag, 10. November 2019


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The recent days I heard about the new album by Pumarosa, another band from London. I got aware of them a few years ago when they released their last album. I don't know the whole album but there was one song that I played often in these days and I ask myself why I Priestess didn't appear on this site until know. The band call their sound Industrial Spirit but for me it is like Siouxsie singing on an magic dance track with the help of tempered electric guitars.

And for those who want to know how they sound a few years later - here is their newest single:

Samstag, 9. November 2019

Ghost Box

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The news that New York based band SUSS is going to release a new album made to listen to their debut album released one year ago. The music is hard to describe but ambient country music comes very close to it. The quintet is led by Bob Holmes a multi-instrumentalist and member of a cowpunk band called Rubber Rodeo. All the members of the band had worked with different artists like B 52's, Lydia Lunch, David Bowie, John Cale, Burt Bacharach and many others. SUSS once asked What would it sound like if Brian Eno had produced the Western film scores of Ennio Morricone? Certainly like SUSS but I can also hear a bit of Boards of Canada in their music. The songs are quiet and slow but showing great musicians doing a fantastic job.

Freitag, 8. November 2019

Rumble And More In Brighton

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It was 40 years ago when my musical preferences changed massive into an new sound that was raw, fast and new when a band appeared that really confused me. Stray Cats from from the melting pot of these days moved to Britain with their own interpretation of classic Rock 'n' Roll in the tradition of Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent and met another addicted one by the name of Dave Edmunds who produced their first album. It was a kind of shock when we listened to their old fashioned music but most of us agreed to their music in these days. It was not another ride on the best of the early days of rock, it was transformation of good old music into the nowaday scene. I remember a lot of greasers moved from their cellars into the streets celebrating their music and I have to admit that I loved their music back then and now because I move back to rockabilly from time to time.

Stray Cats - Rumble in Brighton
Stray Cats - Rock This Town
Stray Cats - Ubangi Stomp

Donnerstag, 7. November 2019

Live Bullet

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A few days ago I was out with some old friends for an evening to view some pubs. Later the evening a song come to our ears and one asked which band played this song. Most of us agreed that it was Metallica but one of us tried to explain that Turn The Page was originally written by Metallica. As we told him that it was a song from the mid 70's and originally performed by Bob Seger he was much surprised. When I came home I just wanted to play Live Bullet from 1976 once again. In these days Bob Seger was one of those who made his very own music. Not too deep in classic rock and a lot of soul in his music. And his voice was very unique - a bit of a shouter but with a lot of feeling for soul. It is  a long time ago since I listened to him and I have to admit that it was a lot of fun.

Bob Seger - Turn The Page
Bob Seger - Get Out Of Denver
Bob Seger - Bo Diddley
Bob Seger - Nutbush City Limits