Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Easy For Some To Bang That Drum

The above is from L. Cohen's 1974 LP New Skin For the Old Ceremony, highly recommended.
Below is another old favorite from The Heptones' 1978 LP Night Food. Dig the string arrangements on both of these tracks. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Wherever I Go- Pretty Saro 1970

For anyone who thinks Dylan couldn't sing, here, I do believe, is one of the finest vocals ever recorded.

From Wikipedia-Pretty Saro (Roud 417) is an English folk ballad originating in the early 1700s.[1] The song died out in England by the mid eighteenth century but was rediscovered in North America in the early twentieth century where it had been preserved in the Appalachian Mountains through oral traditions.[2] The work of Cecil Sharp is credited for keeping songs such as Pretty Saro and others, alive well into modern times.
During his Self Portrait sessions in March 1970 at Columbia Records' New York studio, Bob Dylan ran through "Pretty Saro" six consecutive times. While none of those versions made the final cut for the album, the song remained in Columbia's vault, until it was released on Another Self Portrait, a 35-track box set of songs cut for Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait and New Morning.[3]

Excitement is a building for the new bootleg 65-66 release this Friday see here -new video below!

Beatles promo videos out maƱana as well, and me with very little dinero. Not to mention later in the month Beach Boys Party sessions and VU's complete live at the Matrix set.  Dios mio!  But I refuse to consult old liner notes by droog Loog Oldham to figure out what to do. Ah well, I guess that's what credit cards are for, I'll just suffer, and such sweet suffering it is. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

How Much Is A Fuckload?

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1. I Love My Label- Nick Lowe
2. See Emily Play- The Pink Floyd
3. The Lamb Ran Away With the Crown- Judee Sill
4. Reelin' In The Years- Steely Dan
5. Reconnez Cherie-Wreckless Eric
6. Halah- Mazzy Star
7. Free Four- Pink Floyd
8. Ghost Ship In A Storm- Jim O'Rourke
9. She Took A Long Cold Look At Me- Syd Barrett
10. Cold Irons Bound- Tom Verlaine
11. Song For Syd Barrett- Cleaners From Venus
12. I'll Keep It With Mine- Marianne Faithfull
13. Bob Dylan Blues- Syd Barrett
14. The Beatles- Daniel Johnston
15. I'm A Man You Don't Meet Every Day- The Pogues
16. I Wanna Be Your Mama Again-Sir Douglas Quintet
17. Linda- The Sleepers
18. Dominoes- Syd Barrett
19. Don't Forget Me- Harry Nilsson
20. Waiting Around to Die- Townes Van Zandt

Good God Hope Sandoval is an otherworldly beauty, ethereal….words fail me, but i like it! 
Syd Barrett & Yogi in 1978

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

On A Losing Streak

From Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh shifted nervously in their seats as they awaited the arrival of one of the biggest stars in rock history for a make-orbreak audition. In their hand was a crude cassette tape of (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, a wacky cover version of The Rolling Stones 1965 hit recorded by their futuristic pop group Devo. The song was earmarked as a key track on their 1978 debut album Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo - but only if they received official approval from Stones' main man, Mick Jagger. "Jagger had to approve it or we would not be allowed to put it on our record." recalled Gerald, 32 years later. "It was back in the days when intellectual property rights laws were strictly enforced. Our version of Satisfaction was so different it was considered a parody - and the Stones had full authority to reject the parody. "We went to the New York office of their manager Peter Rudge, which had overstuffed leather club chairs and a huge log fire. Jagger walked in, asked for a glass of wine, then said, 'Okay, put it on. Let's hear it'. "We stuck our cassette into this big boom box and pressed Play. Jagger sat in total silence staring straight ahead. We thought, 'God, he hates it'. "But then, he jumped up out of his chair and started dancing wildly in front of the fireplace. Dancing just like Mick Jagger. I thought, 'Oh s***, he loves it'. Mark and I went home totally stoked and elated.

Devo-no satisfaction! from al m on Vimeo.