Just arrived after a 11 hour flight and a long sleep and want to share another long song for this series that appeared on my mobil phone while travelling.
Montag, 9. Dezember 2019
Samstag, 7. Dezember 2019
Yesterday was the last day working in my office. When you will read this words I am on the way to Sri Lanka again like every year to recreate from all the horrible stress I had during the last months. Before I left I took a look back what happened in music during the last year and I have to say that very good music came to my ears this year. It is difficult to order the songs I listened often in a row so here are this songs that enjoyed me several times I listened to them. And if I will find the time and the mood in the next weeks probably I will write about the albums that inspired me this year. I wish all of you joyful days, a great Christmas time and a wonderful start into the new year. Take care all. See you next year.
Mittwoch, 4. Dezember 2019
It was in 1979 when amongst many other fantastic albums The Ruts released their first and groundbreaking album The Crack. It was very unique these days because they were one of the first that combined the speed and the enthusiasm of punk with reggae influences. This record was on heavy rotation 40 years ago at my place and I still love to hear this music. As I got the news that the rest of the original band (former forming member Paul Fox died too early at cancer) announced to play at my place to celebrate the 40 year anniversary of The Crack I was very excited to see them live again after decades. It was in a small club in Stuttgart last Friday and I have to say that they didn't lost their live attraction. Of course older and maybe wiser they played all the old songs we expected and some new ones. All in all they are still available to play a good set.
The Ruts - In A Rut (Peel Session)
The Ruts - Staring At The Rude Boys (Peel Session)
Dienstag, 3. Dezember 2019
It seems like these days a lot of anniversary edits from albums that was released ages before are released. So I heard that there is a new release of L'eau Rouge/Red Water by The Young Gods is available now. The Young Gods are a Swiss industrial rock band from Fribourg and they had their big times in the late 80's. I can't explain why but a lot of people could agree with their brilliantly arranged combination of guitar riff samples/loops and powerful drumming with snaky bass-lines. The roaring voice might not be everyones pleasure but it fits perfect to this raw sound. Another step back in history to music that was important for me in these days.
The Young Gods - L'Amourir
Montag, 2. Dezember 2019
In 1987 Prince released his masterpiece Sign O' The Times. Only sometimes I agree to critical acclaim to an album because it is often a kind of hype to me. But the many warm words to this album are more than correct and true. I loved this album from the first time I listened to it.. I don't know any album from the late 80's that stood the test of time like this. Prince was at the height of his songwriting abilities and less double albums are worth to be listened in a row. His way of combining different kind of music influences like electro-funk, soul, psychedelic rock, gospel, blues and folk is still unmatched.
Prince - It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
Sonntag, 1. Dezember 2019
In 1994 American singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson died on a heart attack at the age of 53. He was known for some chart achievements in the 70's and the collaboration with John Lennon and Ringo Starr. I like some kind of his stuff and featured him at this place. Now and album was released he worked on when he died. Together with his son the producer Mark Hudson released this album. Truthfully not the one you need to have but it shows the artist in a good condition and full of ideas. I took this release for going back to his former output.