Archive for October, 2011
I just stumbled across this- a high quality recording of one of my favorite bands in concert. These guys were great live. This is awesome.
I recently signed up for ReviewShine, a service that connects musicians and publicists with reviewers, but I haven’t fulfilled any review requests yet because of one recurring feature I’ve found in most of the music up for my consideration: the singers sound as though they’d attacked their vocal chords with cheese graters. I get the [...]
Blackbird Sneaky Pete Kleinow Suite Steel The recording speaks for itself. Unfortunately, it’s long out of print.
It’s generally thought to be Austin, TX but there’s an interesting challanger: Branson, MO. There’s an article in The Economist stating why.
I haven’t slept well since I was injured a week ago so hearing Joni Mitchell and James Taylor invite me to close my eyes can be trying. But I love listening to this bootleg, their duet from the Royal Albert Hall in 1970, broadcast by the BBC and widely bootlegged thereafter. The broadcast was well [...]
Say (no link available) Olivia Broadfield This Beautiful War Produced with all virtual instruments by Josh Crocker. The backing vocals (harmonies and oohs) sound unusual because they were pitched digitally, without ‘glides’ between notes.
Memphis Chuck Berry You can’t overstate Berry’s importance in modern music history. The lyric features the well-worn theme of a man trying to contact a lost love but is set to a nice melody. The song was covered by the Statler Brothers for their first album.
I’ve always had a fondness for this music, through more commonplace folk music. It’s difficult to find recordings of the music in this form but its influence is found in almost all American music. The video is worth watching if you’re interested in this sort of thing.
Discpline (Sorry, no link available) King Crimson Discipline Superficially unremarkable but great fun to listen to. The song repeats itself very little. This is one you really have to hear for yourself.