Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Tom Joshua - Meteor Showers

TUESDAY BLUES

Do you like Singer/Songwriters/Alt-Country/Americana or Indie-Folk, or do you have a unhealthy affection to the sadness, if so you may have a case of the Tuesday Blues!


Tom Joshua - Meteor Showers (2017)


Is there anything better than a singer with voice like Fionn Regan and the sound of string scraping the fret of a guitar? Well before you knock me down by saying anything with Scarlett Johansson and call me a complete weirdo, you should give this wonderous track a spin. Tom Joshua is a alt-folk singer/songwriter from Teeside, North East England, who says he wrote the song 'about a girl I saw dancing while out walking the dog' and this is his first release.

With influences that include Nick drake, Iron & Wine, Damien Rice and Jeff Buckley I can see me keeping an eye out on Mr Joshua like Senator Palaptine did on Anakin Skywalker.  Great stuff, check him out!


By Sfw

Sunday, 26 February 2017

TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 26/02/17 - Fufanu, Chilly Gonzales, Floating Action,

Tracks of the Week

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Flycasual:-
Fufanu - 'Sports' (2016)


This week my work had recently undertaken a inter-departmental, 5-a side football match, unfortunately/thankfully I couldn't make it as I was working the night shift. Our department's rabble lost the game but it would have been highly unlikely that, with my knees, I would have made a difference. I'd probably be patrolling the midfield with all the presence and attacking intent of an empty packet of crisps blowing across a playground. All talk of sporting prowess is of a dubious coincidence since I have been listening to an album called Sports by Icelandic trio, Fufanu and rather good it is too. Lead single, 'Sports', is my standout, a bit of Krautrock behemoths Can thrown in along with a dose of Joy Division, maybe, and you get a pacy 06:30 of a track. Taken from their 3rd album which was released earlier this month. The Video isn't bad either, catching the band on their sportsday.


Sfw:-
Chilly Gonzales - Tear Jerker (2017)


Here is a particulary melancholy, yet beautiful tune by the king of ivories, Chilly Gonzales. It features Pulps Jarvis Cocker and features on their Room 29 album which is based on the concept of 'What if a hotelroom could "sing" of the life stories and events it had witnessed?'

It also features the amazing line of "You don't need a girlfriend, you need a social worker", brilliant.

London Scouser:-
Floating Action - 'Don't You Wanna Be Ready' (2016)


This week I've chosen another track by an artist I was unaware of prior to hearing this song. I love the simple guitar sound that starts and continues throughout. It's the work of Seth Kauffman who does everything in the studio, but does have a band that joins up for touring purposes. This is the opening track to last year's 'Hold Your Fire' album and on first hearing it's a good 21 track listen. They are currently signed to Jim James' (My Morning Jacket) record label Removador.




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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wagoneers - Por Favour Senor

WEDNESDAY CLUB

PRE FLIGHT DRINKS
BOOZE TO FINISH


WAGONEERS - Atlanta

MONTREAL AIRPORT

I was returning back to Saudi Arabia from Montreal. I was attending an IATA think tank, to update the Dangerous Goods Manual. Why I was sent there I will never know?. I was asked if I would attend and there was no way I would turn down a jolly outside of the Kingdom. I could just turn up and act intelligent and every now and again try and contribute something, anything to justify my place. I would write a report that I knew nobody would read and if they did I would add some technical details and they would soon get bored.

I reached the airport and found that the flight was delayed for a few hours. That was ok by me, I had three quarters of a litre of Jack Daniels to finish, which I could not  (officially)  take on board with me.

When you are at any airport in the world going back to Saudi Arabia you are guaranteed to meet someone you know or have seen who is also returning. This was no exception and I met a couple of other guys and like me they were trying to finish off their supplies before getting on the plane.

The sad situation is that all us expatriates seemed to think that it was our duty to get as much alcohol down our throats in the departure bar. We then have to rush in extreme panic trying to make boarding after last calls have been made and all our names have been called.

This developed into one heavy session, all the bottles of spirits were being consumed and washed down with beers. We were a rowdy bunch.

Last calls were made and I shot off to the gift shop to get some presents to take back for Shellhunter and Flycasual. They always got much bigger presents after such drinking sessions. My defences were down.

The next thing I remember is waking up on the plane and we were about to land in Jeddah. I don't remember boarding or going to my seat. There was no sign of my hand luggage or the gifts I had bought. I must have put them all in the luggage racks. Or did I leave everything at the airport, I just did not know?.

I waited until it was clear and looked into the luggage racks nearby and there was no sign of anything. I was cursing, how could I have been so stupid. That is it,

'I will never again drink before getting on a plane'.

I decided to look in some more compartments and to my extreme relief there was everything about 3 or 4 rows behind me. I could have kissed a Stewardess.

It never fails to amaze me how you can function  'itelligently'  and not be aware of what you are doing. Some part of your brain just switches off due to the excess alcohol and another part takes over and puts you into some sort of auto pilot.

I later found out that one of my session guys fell asleep at the bar and did not make the flight.  (lightweight)

Sunday, 19 February 2017

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 19/02/2017 - Jade Imagine, The Dig, Rhiannon Giddens, Elbow

TRACKS OF THE WEEK

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SFW:-
Jade Imagine - Walkin' Around



This came out the tail end of last year and following a pretty rubbish week for me, it has managed to press all of the right buttons. Jade Imagine is the solo musical project of Melbourne based musician Jade McInally. "Walkin' Around" reminds me of Courtney Barnett playing Cass McCombs songs, which if has happened, I need to hear. Her family friendly debut EP, What the Fuck was I thinking, is out in April.

Old Pa:-
Rhiannon Giddens - Hey Bebe (2017)

 

This gal is new to me, I have been listening to her album this week and it is something else, so fresh and original. This song is inspired by Creole music and sounds if it could be recorded in the 40s or even earlier. There are lots of different types of music here with her own special take. Worth a shot!

London Scouser:-
The Dig - 'Astronaut' (2017)


I'll admit that I hadn't heard of 'The Dig' until I saw that this track was plugged by 'Black Books' so I thought I'd give it a listen. On first hearing, I didn't think it was out of this world but giving it another try I started to like it. It's got a catchy almost 80's feel to it which works for me.
The band apparently used to share a studio with 'The Strokes' and early on there were some comparisons made which ain't too shabby. This is from their latest album 'Bloodshot Tokyo' which is out now

Flycasual:-
Elbow -'Gentle Storm' (2017)


I've like been a fan of like Elbow since like totally forever and always look forward to a release despite the fear that perhaps their best material is behind them. Wrong! Little Fictions, their seventh album, is arguably their finest in awhile. It is indeed a rarity for me, in this day and age where lack of time and musical convenience prevails, to listen to an album in it's entirety but I have thoroughly enjoyed doing so multiple times. It also seems that the Elbow crew have been listening to a bit of funk during the recording of the album from the evidence of the 'Funky Drummer' beat on a few of the tracks, a nice contrast to the melancholia on offer. Anyway, waffle over, hard pushed but 'Gentle Storm' is my song of choice, a force 10 of track, delivered in the trademark Guy Garvey style. Lancashire represent!

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

VALENTINES SPECIAL

VALENTINES SPECIAL

A BROKEN HEART

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS -- You've Lost That Loving Feeling

A BROKEN HEART

HERE COMES THE PAIN (pop song 5)

I just try to be who I am
and won't hide behind any lies
maybe I come on a little too fast
and tell them how I feel
should I keep some things back
and go against my grain

or play it cool for my protection

to not look like the fool

Here comes the pain
here comes the pain again
I've lost out to love again
here come the pain

I think I'm too obsessive
I always love with all I've got
maybe I come on a little strong
giving out all my love
is it wrong to want him forever
share with no one else

or should I play it bad for my protection

to stop me feeling sad

I can't tell them any lies
it's something I just can't do
maybe if I learned to cheat
but that's not my way
I believe I should be faithful
I'm a one man girl

or should I play it smart for my protection

to save my fragile heart

Here comes the pain
here comes the pain again
I've lost out to love again
here come the pain

he had me for his play thing
I was just his puppy dog 

A PURE HEART (mine)


 
THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS - (Your My) Soul and Inspiration

A PURE HEART

It is Valentine Day again. Here is my verse for my dearest Michele. I know she will say I am taking the piss and I don't mean it. But deep down I do. I will let you know how she reacts.

TO YOU MY LOVE

Put your arms around me
tell me that you love me
tell me again that you do
I look into your eyes
and I see the sadness
and beauty that is you
hold me close my love
hold me tight
so I can feel your heart beating
in rhythm with mine
with your arms around me
I have never felt so safe and warm
nothing bad can touch us
no one can do us harm
when my time comes
and if I have to die
this is how I would chose to go
with you my love and in my arms

Sunday, 12 February 2017

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 12/02/2017 - Fionn Regan, Son Volt, Tinariwen,

TRACKS OF THE WEEK


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Flycasual:-
Tinariwen - 'Nànnuflày' feat Mark Lanegan and Kurt Vile



It's always a treat to get a new release from the undisputed kings of the Desert Blues. Elwan is their 7th release and was recorded between Morocco and the deserts of Joshua Tree as a result of the continuing conflict in their native Saharan homeland. This is reflected musically in Nànnuflày, employing the help of Mark Lanegan and Kurt Vile, it bears all the hallmarks of the Touareg band's Blues sound but a lot more stark. I'm going to treat myself to a mint tea and indulge. 

SFW:-
Fionn Regan - "The Meetings of the Water" (2017)


This came out last week and I've been obsessed ever since. 'The Meetings of the Water" is out 14th April 2017 and is the Irish singer/songwriters fifth studio album. If the other tracks are as good as this I'll be delighted. The video stars Cillian Murphy (“Peaky Blinders,” Batman Begins, Inception) in a creepy midnight drive that manages to keep your attention by making your imagination run wild.

Old Pa:-
Son Volt - Back Against the Wall (2017)

Here we have a track from Jay Farrar (Son Volt) about time he got back together with Jeff Tweedy and do some stuff together for Wilco.. In the meantime this will do quite nicely. This is taken from his new album Notes of Blue..






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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Joy Division - The Passover

WEDNESDAY CLUB

SLAVERS


 
JOY DIVISION - The Passover

SLAVERS

I watched a good movie last night,  Embrace of the Serpent  it was in black and white. It dealt with the indigenous Amazonian Indians and the impact made by the need for rubber in the early part of last century. The Amazonian Indians were used as slaves and treated horrifically. When I read about it, I was left in shock how cruel man really is. Sometimes I feel ashamed to be part of the human race. The abuse and slavery continues to this day and goes on in our own back yards. It has to stop. The people responsible have to be caught. They have to pay for this most horrible of crimes.


SLAVERS

In the early part of the century
when rubber was the liquid gold
the native Amazonian Indians
were forced to slavery I'm told
USA gave one hundred dollars
a payment for each slave caught
treatment was vicious and cruel
a quarter of a million wiped out
with many tribes gone forever
we lost everything they were ever taught

All the men responsible
for these hideous crimes
when their judgement day came
I hope and I prey
they were all taken down
to Hades Hell
and suffer for eternity


Slavers came to coasts of Africa
where they stole 13 million souls
they herded them up in chains
thrown into stinking hell holes
crossed the sea on Slaver ships
and never to see the sun's rays
if they could survive the journey
to the Americas Southern States
they were sold off into slavery
to pick white cotton for rest of their days

All the men responsible
for these hideous crimes
when their judgement day came
I hope and I prey
they were all taken down
to Hades Hell
and suffer for eternity


The evil crime of human slavery
it still continuing until this day
millions of girls are trafficked
for all sick men to lust and pay
the new power house of India
many thousands kids disappear
they end up in squalid brothels
they're raped abused every day
the government turns a blind eye
while their families are left living in fear

All the men responsible
for these hideous crimes
when their judgement day comes
I hope and I prey
they are all taken down
to Hades Hell
and suffer for eternity

Monday, 6 February 2017

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 05-02-2017 - Kevin Krauter, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Black Books, Fink

TRACKS OF THE WEEK




Old Pa:-
Hurray For the Riff Raff - 'Rican Beach' (2017)

 

Here is a track from the new album by Hurray For the Riff Raff. I have to say I have always loved that name. This track is excellent has a great pounding beat and the lyrics are pretty good. Do I detect a protest song here, I think I do. Gets better with every hearing, I love this to my bones.  

Flycasual:-
Fink - 'Boneyard' (2017)


More 'noire', or rather 'bleu', for Flycasual this week with this dubbby Blues corker from the Cornish DJ/Singer songwriter, Fink, taken from his forthcoming project, Sunday Night Blues Club Vol 1.

SFW:-
Kevin Krauter - 'Bachelor' (2016)


I have been obsessed over this song for well over a week and I've been listening to it so many times that my wife has started shouting "change this record!".

Kevin Krauter is a member of Indiana indie-rockers Hoops, comparisons to Wilco (“Muzzle Of Bees,”), Kurt Vile or Grizzly Bear’s are not off the mark. My only dissapointment is that I've only recently discovered it.  Bloody lovely!


London Scouser:-
Black Books - 'Golden OK' (2017)


I featured Black Books last year with 'Automatic' and said I couldn't wait to hear their second album. It's taken longer than I hoped, but 'Can't Even' is almost here. As soon as this track starts I am instantly impressed. It's dreamy pop perfection in my opinion and on the strength of this, I will not be disappointed with the rest of the album.


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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons

WEDNESDAY CLUB

MEMORIES
HORSES DOLOPS


TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD - Sixteen Tons

MEMORIES - age 1 to 7

What is the first thing you can remember?. Like me it is probably something that will stick with you until the end. In my case it was throwing my sister Rose's new pair of slippers into the fire. I remember all the fuss and how angry Rose was. I was probably about 3 years old, I do remember that I thought it was quite funny.  Hold on to your slippers folks.

Other things I vividly remember were hearing my father say that Edmond Hillary has conquered Everest and the next day would be the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth the second. I remember all the decorations in the street and can picture the special mugs we had with a picture of the Queen. You would probably get quite a price for them today.

We also had a dresser and I used to love to rummage through it. There were pictures of my father and mother when they were young. I also remember we still had some ration books there left over from the war.

In these days we still had a coal fire and a horrible dark closet in the kitchen where there was always a bucket of coal. It was next to what was called a pantry which supposedly kept food cool and fresh. We did not have such a modern appliance as a fridge. I hated that coal cupboard it was dark and damp and you were guaranteed to be viciously attacked by giant spiders whenever you went in. I used to love when my sister Rose went in so I could shut the door on her and keep her there as long as I could. That was fun.

The coal was delivered by horse and cart, as was the milk. If ever one of the horses did it's  horse's dolops  outside of your house it was considered a great prize. You could go out and scoop it all up and it was great manure for the Garden.

I remember going to town with my mum and she would visit her friend Nan, a jolly stout woman. I liked Nan as she always had a special cake for me with lots of cream. Yes, I liked Nan.

The only holidays we had were to visit my Aunts' who lived in Aberdeen and a small place in the middle of nowhere called Dufftown. I loved Aberdeen my aunt lived in I suppose you would call an apartment, it had a shared toilet which was always kept immaculate. There were brass fittings which always shone and there was a distinct smell of polish. They had a superb view from the window of the river Don and you could also see a railway in the distance. I loved to watch the people rowing in the Don. I had vivid smells of Aberdeen and I remember once my Grandfather took me to the Harbour to see the boats he used to sale when he fished the North sea for Herring. You could smell the sea and smell the newly caught fish and hear the gulls screaming above. I loved Aberdeen.

Dufftown was another kettle of herring. I hated the place and have previously described the reasons why I hated Dufftown.

I remember my first day in school and I cried for my mum. I was a mummy's boy I am afraid to say. I also had a scruffy thread bare teddy which I held tight in bed until I was at least 7. No other comfort toy would suffice me, it had to be that thread bare teddy with the one eye. I think I may have to blame that teddy for how I have always supported the underdog in almost everything throughout my life. What I am really supporting is that little teddy.

There was no TV in these days all we had was the radio. It was later on in the late fifties when we got TV and that was only the one channel, BBC and it was not available all day.

I lived in a quiet street and there were always lots of children playing together. I was unfortunately a few years younger than most of the kids but I enjoyed watching and always tried to be included in their games. One of the favourites was rounders which really is very similar to America baseball. They obviously copied it from rounders.

Finally there are two other things I remember from this period, I remember the day my dear late sister Carol came home from the hospital, I was 4 years old and now had 2 sisters and a big brother.  When I was seven years of age I was chosen to be Joseph in the Christmas Nativity play, it was supposedly a big honour.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Paul Weller - The Ballad Of Jimmy McCabe

TUESDAY BLUES

Do you like Singer/Songwriters/Alt-Country/Americana or Indie-Folk, or do you have a unhealthy affection to the sadness, if so you may have a case of the Tuesday Blues!


I'll never 'ave a beard!
Paul Weller - The Ballad Of Jimmy McCabe (2017)


Paul Weller is a legend. Fact. However, for me, he can be a bit hit or miss.  This track though smacks of his brilliant best.  It features on his first-ever full film score / soundtrack project, entitled JAWBONE. It's a boxing film and "The Ballad of Jimmy McCabe" is a tender moment that catches the main characters emotional state. "I'll beat my head 'til dawn / Figure out what I'm running from / Only then will I find peace in me." Probably not a daddy - daughter type of movie.

It seems it might be a busy year for the Modfather as he will be releasing his 13th solo studio album, A Kind of Revolution in the spring.


By Sfw

Sunday, 29 January 2017

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 29-01-2017 - Duke Garwood, Japanandroids, The Paper Kites,

TRACKS OF THE WEEK



SFW:-
The Paper Kites - Breathing Fighting Love (2017)


Last year Aussie Indie-Rockers The Paper Kites released the excellent twelvefour. The entire album (including the two outtakes) was recorded in the hours of midnight and 4AM, exploring the idea that an artist’s creative peak lays in within hours. They've just released two tracks that didn't make the cut Holes and Breathing Fighting Love.  

Breathing Fighting Love is my pick as I've always loved vocal harmonies where the female vocalist 'shadows' the male lead throughout the song. (think Fleetwood Mac). Not to mention a thumping beat with a stonking guitar riff makes me a happy man. Great stuff!

Old Pa:-
Japandroids -  Near to the Wild Heart of Life (2017)

 

Thats what I call a name The Japandroids. They are new to me and are from Canada. This is a real blast and shakes away the cobwebs and gets 'you fired up'.   great stuff!


Flycasual:-
Duke Garwood - 'Coldblooded The Return' (2016)



I love food and I love travelling. So, for me, the perfect mid week getaway is Rick Stein's Long Weekends, where he travels to various European cities to mash up da plaice. This week it was a city I love, Berlin, which had me fantasising over large Bratwursts, washed down with steins of beer before working it off at one of Berlin's trademark dark electro clubs. Rick Stein aptly described the city as very 'noire', saying that he loves the sun and blue sky but sometimes you just need a bit of noire in your life. Indeed, this is where Duke Garwood comes in, a brilliant bit of noire and Rick is right, we all need a bit of blues in our lives. Taken from his forthcoming album, Garden of Ashes, it's moody and atmospheric, with Duke describing it perfectly as 'beautiful apocalyptic love music'. Quite right too, es ist fantastiche!!


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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Four Seasons - I've Got You under My skin

WEDNESDAY CLUB

LOVE IS FOREVER, IS IT?




 

THE FOUR SEASONS - I've Got You Under My Skin

THATS NOT MY GIRL

I thought of the line  'that's not the girl I know'  the storyline was pretty easy. That poor sucker is in love and that girl is taking advantage of his love but he can't see it. He is blinded by his love for her. One day he will learn, will he get over it?. How much damage has it done to him?. Will he ever love again?. I hope so.

THATS NOT MY GIRL (pop song 3)

I just have to tell you
I believe you have the right to know
everyday your girl Lucy
goes to lunch with Joe

after they go walking in the park
and hold each other's hand

I won't listen to these rumours
these lies will have to go
that's not my girl
I share my dreams with
that's not the girl I know

I just have to tell you
I believe you have the right to know
I saw Lucy in a bar
sitting close with Joe

sharing drinks in a dim lit corner
looking close into his eyes

I won't listen to these rumours
these lies will have to go
that's not my girl
I share my dreams with
that's not the girl I know

I just have to tell you
I believe you have the right to know
yesterday I saw Lucy
holding the arm of Joe

at midnight they went to his place
she did not leave till dawn

I won't listen to this nonsense
I will tell you where to go
that's not my girl
I share my dreams with
that's not the girl I know

that's not my girl
I fell in love with
that's not the girl I know

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Max Jury - Detroit or Buffalo

TUESDAY BLUES

Do you like Singer/Songwriters/Alt-Country/Americana or Indie-Folk, or do you have a unhealthy affection to the sadness, if so you may have a case of the Tuesday Blues!



Max Jury - Detroit or Buffalo (2017)


Max Jury has a number of things going for him.  One, he's an excellent piano/guitar playing singer-songwriter and two, he has a superhero sounding name. Those two things alone should give him greatness. The 23 year old from Iowa has just released some covers (via spotify) of 'Detroit or Buffalo' - Barbara Keith, 'One Step' - David Wiffen, 'Ballad of Spider John' - Willis Alan Ramsey and 'Sitting in Limbo' - Jimmy Cliff.

Apart from Jimmy Cliff, I hadn't heard of anything by the others before and now thanks to Max Jury, I've now gone further down the musical rabbit hole.

If you haven't heard of Max Jury before, check out his self-titled album from last year.

He's also gained a number of high profile fans that include Mark Ronson, who has said "Max's songs and musicianship conjure up so many of my favourite elements of country, soul, gospel & rock'n'roll. I can listen to his album on repeat.".

So there.

People expected to fall, hit that same old wall
Really they don't wanna help at all
They talk behind your back today
Shake their heads and say
Well, I always knew that the girl would come to no good anyway

I better pack it up and go
Detroit or Buffalo
Anybody wanna know where, you don't know
You don't know
God knows, everybody's gotta go sometime
And I'm taking this train 'til the end of the line
Missing every mile that friend of mine

I haven't been too well myself
A lot of time on the shell
Saying that I don't need help when I do, yes I do
But I'm gonna be just fine
A lot of friends a little while
Still I wish I could see you again sometime

I better pack up and go
Detroit or Buffalo
Anybody wanna know where, I don't know
I don't know
God knows, everybody's gotta go sometime
And I'm taking this train 'til the end of the line
Missing every mile that friend of mine

It's hard to open up the door
Like you've done so many times before
Sometimes you think you just can't do it anymore
Take a chance and take a train
Out into the pouring rain
And all you've got is your suitcase full of pain

I better pack up and go
Detroit or Buffalo
Anybody wanna know where, I don't know
I don't know
God knows, everybody's gotta go sometime
And I'm taking this train 'til the end of the line
Missing every mile that friend of mine


By Sfw

Sunday, 22 January 2017

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 22-01-2017 Aaron Lee Tasjan, Ryan Adams, The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, Damon Albarn

TRACKS OF THE WEEK



Flycasual:-
The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians with Damon Albarn - 'Out Of Time' (2016)


'When there is violence, you have to make music',,,The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians have defied airstrikes, snipers and the complexities of a seemingly never ending civil war to practice and perform their music. Damon Albarn helped arrange the orchestra's emotional sunmer tour of Europe last year which featured many guests from Paul Weller, Julia Holter and Rachid Taha to name a few. Last December saw an album release of highlights from the concert from which this fabulous rendition of the Blur classic was taken from.

SFW:-
Ryan Adams - Doomsday (2017)


I am both excited and nervous about Ryan Adams Prisoner (out Feb 17th). Will we get a Heartbreaker weapon of mass destruction or more of his Springsteen-smiths homage like his last self-titled release? (Ignoring his full album cover of Taylor Swifts 1989). Written around the time of his public divorce from Mandy Moore, he's been quoted saying that he put "..alot of extra work went into keeping my chin up and remembering what I did and what I loved about who I was."

Maybe a bit of both? I wasn't initially impressed by 2014's Ryan Adams, but in time it became my most played album of the last two years. What do I know? 


Old Pa:-
Aaron Lee Tasjan - Memphis Rain


 

If it sounds country man and if it sound a bit like the Big O. Then it is ok with me. This is really good from someone new to me Aaron Lee Tasjan but I have listened to his new album and it just what the Tune Doctor order to rid this post holiday blues.


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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

RIP - William Onyeabor - Fantastic Man and Atomic Bomb

RIP William Onyeabor




William Onyeabor - Fantastic Man (1983)

Happy memories of the TuneDr crew, lounging on a hot Sunday afternoon at Latitude, listening to the sounds of Alexis Taylor's tribute band to the cult Nigerian Musician and synth pioneer. He had a late renaissance (thanks to David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, who released a compilation album) that I, for one, I'm glad to have been made acquainted to, the music is just joyous. RIP.


William Onyeabor - Atomic Bomb (1983)



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