Been playing these 3 cds today-
V/A "Hellbound Honeys", female fronted, garage rock bands from all over the world
The Sick Rose "Blastin' Out", an Italian garage/power pop band
The Reckless Reefers "Over the Edge", a surf instrumental album, pretty good stuff.
Shine by Cyndi Lauper
this woman rocks. what a gutsy, well-crafted performance.
Played Mambasa's "African Rhythms & Blues" cd on the way home from Indy today. Very nice afro-jazz instrumentals.
Two great songs been diggin' recently-
"I & I" by Jah Divison, a Russian reggae band and an oldie, "Julie is A Junkie" by the Eastern Dark, an Aussie band.
"The Best of Supergrass" album. Been listening to it today. A 2 cd set, the 2nd cd is live and actually pretty good (i dun care for live albums much). Best thing of all, it was a freebie album (i turned in a buncha dvds for credit at a used cd/dvd store).
Anyone here read those cool UK music mags: Mojo, Uncut, and The Word? Today i been listening to the cds that came with the latest issues of Mojo and Uncut.
Mojo's disc was based on the theme "love will tear you apart" and featured songs like "Shade and Honey" by Sparklehorse, "Baby's Coming Back to Me" by Jarvis Cocker, Elliot Smith's gorgeous "Twilight", a new one to me- Jane Weaver's "Once You'd Give Me Up", among more delightful songs.
Uncut's cd is based on new psychedelic artists such as Comets On Fire ("Sour Smoke"), the Sunburned Hand of the Man ("Adult Costume"), a great psych-folk act PG Six ("The Dance") and several more including one of the best acts of '06, Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice.
Still waiting on the latest ish of The Word. The UK rules when it comes to music magazines.
I have The Word sitting right here. No free CD with that one, I'm afraid. But I did put the Sparklehorse track on my ipod a few days ago.
i hope they didn't stop the free cd thing. *whines and pouts* They always have the best cd for new music comin' outta the UK. Maybe the cd fell off the magazine or maybe the store where ya got it didn't want copies with cds. i know one local zine shop/bookstore wouldn't deal with magazines whose free cds weren't wrapped inside plastic with the mag (so that the cd wouldn't be stolen). The cd with The Word is usually glued to the cover and it comes off extremely easy.
hey cuz lila- got the newest Word Mag and yep, there was a cd with it. Maybe you should get a refund? Or tell them to use duct tape in keeping that free cd case attached to the zine cover.
Now playing- reissue of John Phillips "John the Wolfking of L.A." album, with bonus tracks.
Mine had Tom Waits on the cover.
Wonder where my cd went? This is a mystery.
xc's best of '07 list so far-
Locksley Don't Make Me Wait Excellent power pop album where the influences are the Beatles, Kinks, Raspberries and Badfinger but with a modern punch.
The Red Button She's About To Cross My Mind More power pop. This time it's more like mid-'60s Beatles and the Hollies. i just loves this kinda stuff and especially when it sounds fresh.
America Here & Now Yup, i mean that "Horse With No Name" America. This album has great songwriting and great guests- James Iha, Ryan Adams, Ben Kweller. The new songs are great and the album comes with a 2nd cd of live classic America songs, and it's pretty nice too.
i still need to hear the Shins and Julie Dorion. Didn't care much for the new Sloan.
I've been downloading songs like a mad fiend lately. The song I was most pleased to track down was "Fool's Paradise" by Corporate Circus.
Corporate Circus? Is that a new or local band? Sounds familiar but just can't place it.
This week i've been listening to Girl Monster, a v/a comp with female fronted bands playing mostly punk, post-rock and electronica.
Also been giving a spin to albums by Chevron (electronica), Motorettes (punk pop) and That'll Flat Git It! (comp of rockabilly artists).
It's not a new band and they're out of Cali. I think Fool's Paradise was like a one-hit very obscure wonder. I radio station I listened to before it went out of business played it a lot about 4 years ago.
Been listening to jazz and surf instrumental the last couple days. Also picked up a box set of rare songs, album cuts and hits on the Elektra label. It was pretty good except for too many Judy Collins songs.
Since it's cold and snowing, i need some zydeco and more surf instrumental to bring out the summer
feeling. i. hate. winter.
Dang! i's ain't been here for awhile. 20 fricken days. Fricken fricken!
Been listening to:
Sarah Shannon: ex-Velocity Girl vocalist new album of very nice singer-songwriter stuff
New albums by The Bird and the Bee, the Broken West, Of Montreal (only so-so), Julie Dorion (way cool, similiar to Sarah Shannon), the Tangerines (power pop), the new French pop album from Belinda Carlisle and a buncha surf instrumental & garage rock music.
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On a whim I bought the Dixie Chicks latest album yesterday. When I play it in my car it makes me hunger for Texas.
I also got Eskimo Joe's latest offering. Only listened to the song "Sarah" so far, the reason I bought it.
Emeeeeeeeeeeeeergency! I think that I'm losing my mind.
Emeeeeeeeeeeeeergency! I think that I'm losing the fight.
And I don't know if I can do it.
I've been getting into Nightwish in a big way lately.
came across them acciedently... haven't been able to find any of them albums in oz, but i have limewire..
favs so far are planet hell and their version of phantom of the opera
i don't know what style of music you'd call them??? opera gothic metal?? hehe
Symphonic Black Metal. You devil you!
So far this weekend, been listening to:
the Latin funk of Joe Bataan;
a jazz comp cd that comes with Jazz Improv magazine;
a weird collection of cool novelty songs (though not silly novelty, it's well written novelty) that have radio trailers for exploitation films tacked on at the end of each song;
and a lost folkie album by Catherine Howe, only recently reissued.
Great great new album from Ted Leo & The Pharmacists has been playing much on my jukebox. Living With The Living contains some excellent anti-Bush, anti-war songs. Ted's albums always have great guitar work and this one may be the best yet.
The jukebox this week has been playing:
-songs from the v/a comp, Labrador 100, a sampler from the Swedish record company
-two Korean albums, one by Mama Guitar (all girl band singing '60s type party music) and He 6 (fabled psych-instrumental group)
-reissue of UK femme folk goddess Anne Briggs The Time Has Come album
-the new Low record, Drums & Guns, pretty funky stuff
-new music on the Paste magazine sampler
-the best of Emerson, Lake & Palmer 2 cd set
More '70s stuff this week than new, but i still have the new Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire and Pop Levi to listen to.
This weekend on the jukebox, so far-
Oscar Brown Jr's Movin' On funky jazz-soul with an urban attitude, and hey, it's from like 1972.
Pop Levi The Return to Form Black Magick Party Excellent glam/psych power pop album containing some killer Beatlesque hooks. A little overproduced in spots but still recommmended.
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank Maybe the ship sank when they started singing...uh...music's ok, lyrics are stoopid, singing often is too much or too little, would have been an ok ep.
Arcade Fire Neon Bible Bruce Springsteenish singing with some fine lyrics. Still a bit overdone in several spots where they should have gone for shimmering spoken-singing and held back on the surroundsound. Recommended nonetheless.
Today's jukebox been playing the debut album from the Noisettes. If ya like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, you may like this group. The music is more party than punk, and maybe without a Karen O attitude not as perky but still a lotta fun.
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