'High July' is a great album, by one of the world's greatest and most original musicians. Hear everything recorded by Katell Keineg, because she seems incapable of recording music that is not tinged with genius.
I just downloaded 'Pride Before Fall' from the Spinshots website and am now listening to it for the fifth time. I can't wait to hear the album that's coming out in September. This song really does sound like summer has come and it makes me smile and it makes me want to dance.
This is a great album. I fell in love with ' numbers don't lie' the first time I heard it and bought the album 'What we lose in the fire we gain in the flood' as a consequence. I listened to the CD for the first time this afternoon...And then I listened to it again...and again after that. This is an album that has become an instant favourite and one to which I will always listen.
Esoteric Records has issued a lot of very good albums from the 70s. There's very little in their catalogue I wouldn't want. ' A Story Ended' is a too little known masterpiece of progressive leaning heavyish rock.
I heard this album for the first time tonight on Spotify. I'm a huge Byrds fan and have been for more than 30 years. This is the best live recording that I have ever heard by the Byrds and without doubt one of the greatest live recordings by any band. 'Jamaica, Say You will' is sublime. It has become one of my very favourite pieces of music.
I adore Jefferson Airplane. They are one of the very best bands that ever existed and hold a place deep in my heart and soul. This has probably been my favourite of their songs since I heard it on the 'Jefferson Airplane Loves You' box set, when it was first officially released.
This is only the 3rd cover I've heard of Richard Farina's masterpiece. The others are by Plainsong and John Kay. This is in their league. I'd be very interested to hear any recommendations of other great cover versions of the 'Bold Marauder'.
I just listened to to 'Wanderlusting' by Imaad Wasif with Two Part Beast, which was recommended by mySpoonful, which is proving to be one of the best sources of new music I know. This is a great song, which I had to play again as soon as I'd heard it for the first time. Now I'm playing it for a third time. This is one of those discoveries I always hope to find - music that thrills.
It is so good to see that Phil Ochs' music is going to be part of the lives of a new generation who discover him through this film. He was one of the saddest and most truly brilliant singer songwriters of his era.
Alvin Lee & Mylon Lefevre – On the road to freedom Jake Holmes – So very far to go Aunt Mary – Delight Maury Muehleisen – Wintry morning Dog Soldier – Looks like rain The Peddlers – It's so easy Spanish Prisoners – Kiss the lawn goodbye Elliot Smith – Angeles Dog Solider – Several people David Lewis – On a day like today Mompox – Feel alright Frumpy – Duty Morka – Fair Lady of 1860 Goliath – No more trash Mike Maineieri – Connecticut Air Grootna – Customs (is it all over) Abscondo – Tomorrow Avi Buffalo – What's it it for ?
This is a very interesting film that seems to have largely forgotten. I was pleased to find it because Ivan Passer's later film 'Cutter's Way' is one of my very favourites. This isn't in the same league but is not that far away in its themes. I'm surprised its been so neglected because it stands up besides better known contemporaries. Probably the closest in feel that comes to mind would be Bob Rafelson's film of the early 70s, ' The King of Marvin Gardens'
This is a very very good film. One of the best I've seen, in the very niche genre within a genre of medieval horror films. It's very well written, well acted, well directed, with some very brutal moments. It's a deeply pessimistic film with a very downbeat,bleak ending. At times I was reminded of 'the Seventh Seal' and at others 'Witchfinder General' (a film occupying another niche with a nice-civil was set horror films).
This was an amazing show. Two and three quarters hours of great rock music. This may be the longest show I have seen. Peter Frampton was playing with a superb band and playing heavy music. The spirit of Humble Pie was shining through. One of Frampton's guitars hadn't been played by him since he was a member of that band. I hope there is a soundboard recording of this show because it has to be one of the best rock shows I have ever seen. It would make a classic live album.The sound was mixed perfectly and the amplification was just right. Frampton is one of rock's great guitar players and tonight he was playful with genres and time periods and accompanied by a superb band. New instrumentals sat beside rockers from 40 years ago and stadium favourite. Frampton was at ease and in command of an audience of adoring fans. The encore of 'I don't need no doctor' and 'while my guitar gently weeps' were spellbinding. Its very rare I am so exhilarated by live music. If you get the chance to see the 'Thank you Mr Churchill' tour, you should. You would be missing something very very special if you didn't.