Freitag, 20. Januar 2017

Ghost Rider

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It is now a half year since Alan Vega passed away. His music is still present to me and I think it is worth to feature him once again here. it is rockabilly from outer space and far ahead of his time. We couldn't say more than thank you to him for giving us this music. Still hot, inspiring and cool after many decades.


Mittwoch, 18. Januar 2017

My Guitar Wants To Kill You Mama

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During the last days I rediscovered Frank Zappa and his records. He was always an artist that accompanied me during my musical education. I was introduced to him in the mid 70's by an older friend of mine and I had my problems understanding his music in my younger days. But I purchased a few records during the last decades. Listening now to his songs with a distend view I have to say that he was far ahead of his time (in any period of his work). There were so different and difficult arrangements in his songs and the more you listen to them the more details you can hear. So it is time to feature him after all these years once again. This song is a live version showing his collaboration with Joe Satriani, a superb guitar player when he plays blues and rock.

Frank Zappa and Joe Satriani - My Guitar Wants To Kill You Mama

Dienstag, 17. Januar 2017

20/30

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Another band from Austria is ready to be featured at this place. Scheibsta und die Buben specify HipHop in German language in a different and unique way. Scheibsta is the nickname of Philipp Scheiblbrandner the rapper in front of the boys (Buben). I was impressed because they don't use samples in this song - they are using real instruments for their sound. Also the combination of ska-influenced sounds and a mariachi trumpet makes this song worth listen to. The poems are also well listen to. He sings about the times when you were at the end of the twenties or the early thirties and you have to decide which way your life should go. And it doesn't mind of you come from the sunny or the darker side of life.



Montag, 16. Januar 2017

Live Music in German Television

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Last week I posted Moon of Alabama in a live version by David Bowie. It is dated from 1978 when he performed it in Musikladen, in this time the most relevant music show in German television. After posting this song I watched the full show again and I think it is worth to give it to all of you because David was featured at lot last week. It shows him at one of his peaks in his career. Backed with a great band he unites many styles in his music.

Enjoy



Sonntag, 15. Januar 2017

Say Something Loving

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The first week in business this year is over and it is like I left it in mid December. Nothing really changed but if I'm honest I didn't expected it. I am still not through reading all the posts you've done during the last weeks and listen to the music you offered there. Often because you type a lot more than me (thank you for it JC, SWC and Badger - always a pleasure to read your thoughts). So it will take time until my blog will run the usual way with (new) series, etc. Until then I will post the best of new music that came up to me from the in-box and other media. It is Sunday morning and I think the new single by The XX is perfect for it. With this one they come very close to a perfect pop song. All the ingredients of their sound are still present and the dark an melancholic voices of Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim floating over a steady beat.


This piano version shows us how fast covers could be made these days.



Donnerstag, 12. Januar 2017

The Moon Of Alabama

Bildergebnis für david bowie 1978

David Bowie is one year after his death more present than long times before. You all can see it on the blogs we use to visit day by day. And also on German television. Yesterday they featured him the whole evening and I was tired but couldn't go to sleep until it was finished. A couple of hours showing the genius and his work during 40 years of his career. I am still impressed of looking back to all styles he did during his career. What I almost forgot was his affinity to Kurt Weil and Berthold Brecht. I saw a clip from their opera The Rise And Fall Of The Town Mahogany. The main song there was Alabama Song for sure and made popular by The Doors long time ago. This song is played live by Mr. Bowie in the late 70's in German television and shows him in a very good condition and it seems like he had really fun playing this song.


Mittwoch, 11. Januar 2017

If it is really already a year?

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Yesterday one year ago David Bowie passed away without any announcement. I visited many blogs that paid tribute to this date and I really can't imagine the loss we all got knowing that he passed away. Since I started my education in modern music he was always the one who pushed me into another musical direction. If it was soul, funk, rock or whatever - it doesn't matter. For me he was an artist that was almost at the hight of times, always new for inspirations and who gave us songs we will never forget. This one is from Low and for me one of his most underrated albums he ever made. May we all remember him on the day he passed away.