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Stream Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash - "Wanted Man" (Take 1) | Consequence of Sound
It's taken from Dylan's upcoming collection The Bootleg Series Vol. 15
The latest entry in Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series, Vol. 15, is set to finally reveal one of the most historic unreleased collaborations in all of music. Out November 1st, the collection includes material from Dylan and Johnny Cash’s first and only recording session in February 1969. Today, we get our first sample of those legendary tapes with an early take on “Wanted Man”.
“Wanted Man” became famous as the opening track on Cash’s live At San Quentin LP, and he would go on to record a proper studio version some years later. However, Dylan actually penned the song, giving it to The Man in Black just a week before the San Quentin show. In this newly unearthed demo, we get to hear Dylan and Cash — along with rockabilly guitarist Carl Perkins — taking their first crack at the tune.
Before they get into it, Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash, can be heard reminding her husband to ask Dylan about “Wanted Man”. “Honey, I don’t want to interrupt your train of thought, but be sure that Bob puts the melody to that song, that ‘Wanted Man’. You forgot the melody,” she says.
music  country  johnny_cash  dylan  bootlegs  songs  streaming  60s 
yesterday by rgl7194
The Soggy Bottom Boys - The KMOG Radio Ranch
The voices behind the Soggy Bottom Boys are well-known bluegrass musicians: Union Station's Dan Tyminski (lead on "Man of Constant Sorrow"), Nashville songwriter Harley Allen, and the Nashville Bluegrass Band's Pat Enright. The three won a CMA Award for Single of the Year and a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, both for the song "i am a Man of Constant Sorrow." The song, by Dick Burnett had already enjoyed much success in real life.(Man of Constant Sorrow)
Tim Blake Nelson, playing Delmar O'Donnell in the movie (one of the Soggy Bottom Boys), sang the lead vocal himself for the song "In the Jailhouse Now" which was originally recorded (in real life) by Jimmie Rogers (In the Jailhouse Now).
The fact that the Soggy Bottom Boys are a fictitious group from the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", doesn't make their hit single "Man of Constant Sorrow" any less amazing, winning the real-life Soggy Bottom Boys (Dan Tyminski, Harley Allen, and Pat Enright, not otherwise affiliated) a CMA Award for Single of the Year and a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.
Jordan Rivers and the Soggy Bottom Boys are the fictitious Depression-era "old-timey music" quartet and accompaniment from the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? The name Soggy Bottom Boys is possibly a reference to the famous Foggy Mountain Boys, a West Virginia bluegrass band of the 1940s with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, but also a humorous name given the two backup singers who were wet from being baptized earlier in the film.
After the film's release, the fictional band became so popular that the actual talents behind the music (who were dubbed into the movie) Ralph Stanley, John Hartford, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Dan Tyminski, Chris Sharp, and others, performed music from O Brother, Where Art Thou? in a Down From The Mountain concert tour and film. However, "I'll Fly Away" in the original soundtrack is performed not by Krauss and Welch (as it is on the CD release and was on the concert tour) but by the inimitable Kossoy Sisters with Erik Darling (of The Weavers, Tarriers and Rooftop Singers) accompanying on long-neck 5-string banjo.
"Man of Constant Sorrow" has five variations: two are used in the movie, one in the music video, and two in the soundtrack. Two of the variations feature the verses being sung back-to-back, and the other three variations feature additional music between each verse. Despite its subsequent success, "Man of Constant Sorrow" received little significant radio airplay and only charted at #35 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts in 2002.
music  movies  soundtrack  bluegrass  2000s  country  songs 
7 days ago by rgl7194
Kirkville - When Apple Music Matches Its Own Music Incorrectly
Since the early days of iTunes Match, and then later with Apple Music and iCloud Music Library – now called simply Cloud Music Library – there have been issues with tracks added to your library not matching correctly. Here is one example from 2015, when I added a big collection of music by Frank Sinatra to find that it matched as eight different albums.
I recently added a new collection of music by Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark called Souvenir. Looking in the Recently Added section of the Music app, I see this...
Night Café contains one track, The Punishment of Luxury contains 13 tracks (including the first track twice), and the other edition of the same album contains two tracks.
What apparently happens when you add music from Apple Music to your library is that it then gets matched; in other words, it gets added from the cloud, then the Music app tries to match it. Even though the metadata on the original album is correct, the matching process, which uses acoustic fingerprinting, re-matches tracks with different albums. In some cases, these are the original albums, in others, different collections.
But this doesn’t make sense. Since I haven’t downloaded those tracks yet, why are they being matched again? And why incorrectly? As Apple Music tracks – this information is in the files – why would anything change which albums they come from?
This is one of the more frustrating issues with Apple’s music could, because you simply cannot trust it to match your music correctly. The fact that it happens to Apple Music tracks is really quite odd, because those tracks should never change. This is one of the reasons why I still refuse to put my personal music library, which is carefully and precisely tagged, in the cloud. I use my second Mac to store my cloud library, and add some music from the main library on my iMac. The fact that Apple consistently makes this kind of mistake befuddles me.
music  itunes  match  music  songs  library  icloud  metadata  fingerprint 
8 days ago by rgl7194
Ginger Baker’s Essential Songs: Listen to 15 Tracks - The New York Times
The musician who helped define the role of the superstar rock drummer has died at 80.
Ginger Baker, who died Sunday at the age of 80, was an architect of rock drumming, spilling across tom-toms with both power and nuance. His work in the 1960s with the bands Cream and Blind Faith made him a defining figure of many basic rock band concepts: the “power trio,” the “supergroup,” the “drum solo,” “jamming,” “double-kick drumming” and — much to his trademark chagrin — an early thruway for “heavy metal.”
Baker was influenced by combustible, hyperkinetic jazz drummers like Art Blakey, Max Roach and Elvin Jones, along with the complex polyrhythms of Central Africa, shown to him by the British jazz drummer Phil Seamen. His playing was, in turn, heavy yet subtle, and Baker was quick to point out the differences between his work and the similarly influential bash of the Who’s Keith Moon and Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham.
Over a career that lasted more than 50 years, Baker found his pummeling sound leading or accompanying various strains of hard rock, jazz and Afrobeat. Here are 15 songs that show his influence and range.
nytimes  60s  blues_rock  cream  drums  music  RIP  top_ten  songs 
16 days ago by rgl7194
| Paula Pierce of The Pandoras - Dark November ...
Paula Pierce of The Pandoras - Dark November
“Dark November was one of the last demos recorded by Paula Pierce of The Pandoras. I believe it was recorded in late 1990. She passed away on August 10th, 1991 and the following day Rodney Bingenheimer played this song on his radio show during his tribute to Paula.” - Rogers Rave
“Paula recorded this on her 4 track. It’s all Paula (with a drum machine). This is how she used to present songs to the band.” - Sheri Kaplan
music  alt_rock  90s  RIP  songs  demo 
16 days ago by rgl7194
Tom Petty: 50 Greatest Songs – Rolling Stone
His hits have defined rock radio since the Seventies, and he never stopped writing great music. Here’s the definitive guide to his best songs
“It’s a strange to say out loud, but I always felt destined to do this,” Tom Petty told Rolling Stone‘s David Fricke in 2009. “From a very young age I felt this was going to happen to me.” From his early days as a hard-jangling realist amidst the fluff-addled Seventies, Tom Petty was always one of rock’s most enduring Everyman heroes, as well as one of the preeminent songwriters of his generation. A Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers show could reach the two-hour mark and not make it through all of his hits and memorable album cuts, or explore every nook of his career. And he was writing classic songs right up to the end. Here’s our definitive rundown of his 50 greatest.
1 “American Girl”
“The American Girl is just one example of this character that I write about a lot,” Tom Petty said. “The small-town kid who knows there’s something more out there, but gets fucked up trying to find it. I always felt sympathetic with her.” On his greatest song, Petty channeled his sympathy into an American classic – recorded, fittingly, on July 4th, 1976. The song fuses decades of rock & roll into one supercharged anthem: Stan Lynch’s jumpy Bo Diddley beat echoes back to the Fifties; the bright guitar jangle evokes the Byrds (so much so that Byrds leader Roger McGuinn covered it); Mike Campbell’s high-flying runs at the outro are Seventies guitar-hero lightning; and the taut New Wave energy pushes into the Eighties and beyond (the Strokes nicked it for their 2001 hit “Last Nite”). Ironically, when it arrived as the second single on Petty and the Heartbreakers’ self-titled debut in 1977, it didn’t make the U.S. charts, though it did reach the Top 40 in the U.K., and remains a radio staple (“It felt like, ‘Wow, this might work,'” Campbell said, recalling the song’s initial success). The lyrics’ allusion to Route 441, which runs through Gainesville, Florida, inspired rumors that “American Girl” was about a University of Florida student who committed suicide by jumping off her dorm-room balcony. In fact, it was written in Petty’s Encino, California, apartment while he listened to the freeway outside. “The words just came tumbling out of me,” he said. “The girl was looking for the strength to move on – and she found it.”
music  TP&HBs  rock_n_roll  top_ten  songs  ranking 
17 days ago by rgl7194
The “She” Surmise: The Zombies, “She’s Not There” (1964) |
Now that gender pronouns are under renegotiation, it’s a good time to think about the charge of “he” and “she” in songs, or anytime. Especially “she.”
I have long wondered what can be said about the inherent meaning of the word “she” which hums with a life of its own, no matter what else is said with it. The answer is not going to be simple. It’s not going to be “femininity” (not that “femininity” is simple). It’s not going to be mother or babe. It does have to be something distinguished — some notable appearance of the human.
I’m reflecting the sense of it I grew up with. And that seems to be what the old Adam and Eve story is going for, as Human Being Version 2.0 arrives on the scene and we must imagine Human Being Version 1.0 attending to her with the most profound curiosity.
Love “she,” fear “she,” denounce “she,” deconstruct “she” — one of your obvious points of reference for any of these purposes would be a song called “She’s Not There.” But what can we see in this Zombies hit in Hooks perspective? Is it an important “she”-song in its musical substance?
music  60s  pop_rock  songs  language 
19 days ago by rgl7194
The Recording of the “That Boy John” EP | It's My Party!
May 12 | JohnG
That Boy John Cover
After the success of the single “Can’t” in 1997, IT’S MY PARTY! set out to record more material, with a goal of a 1998 release. Unlike “Can’t,” which took two years to complete, while enduring several vocal personnel changes, the next recording benefited from the polished vocal lineup of Vanessa, Roseanna, and newcomer Lauren, who had replaced Aubrey. Aubrey, finding it difficult to juggle her commitment to the group with the pursuit of her other passion, theater performance, departed on good terms, and would return for a second stint in IT’S MY PARTY! the following year.
I selected the material for the new release based on the relative strengths of the singers. Vanessa’s voice seemed to lend itself to a relatively unknown Barry/Greenwich composition, “That Boy John.” A decade before, in 1988, Paul Kanack and I visited Ellie Greenwich’s Manhattan apartment with the idea of working with her. She shared with us her frustration about the timing of the release of “That Boy John,” by her group, The Raindrops, in early December 1963, just weeks after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The timing couldn’t have been worse, and the record failed to chart. It was her thought that a release at any other time would have produced a hit. Remembering this, Paul and I were determined to give this song a second chance. “That Boy John” became the title track of the new release.
The second song selected for the single was “I’m Bobby’s Girl.” Not to be confused with “Bobby’s Girl,” by Marcie Blaine, “I’m Bobby’s Girl” was an original song, written by Syeed Abdulal-haqq, especially for the group.
60s  90s  music  record  rochester  rock_n_roll  songs  women 
22 days ago by rgl7194
"Can’t," an IT’S MY PARTY! recording from 1995-97 | It's My Party!
Jul 27   |   JohnG
The cover of the “Can’t” CD Single from 1997
 I’d like to tell you the story of the release of the IT’S MY PARTY! single entitled “Can’t” b/w “I’d Much Rather Be With the Girls.” It’s hard to believe that so much time has past since this recording, and I’d like to write down my recollections of this project before I lose any more memory of the events as they unfolded. Fortunately, we keep very good records of the recording sessions as well as saving artifacts through the years.
IT’S MY PARTY! got back into the studio in 1995 with the intention of recording and releasing a single. The group was in a state of flux for the previous two years, but the time seemed right in ’95, as new candidates auditioned for the vocal lineup and had shown potential.
I thought it would be a nice tribute to the original girl group sound to try to recreate one of the thousands of great tunes to choose from. I always liked Donna Lynn’s version of “I’d Much Rather Be With the Girls,”  a Rolling Stones song from their album, Metamorphosis, recorded in 1965.  Besides paying out the proper mechanical royalties, we needed to ask permission to change the name from “I’d Much Rather Be With the Boys,” to “I’d Much Rather Be With the Girls.” With permission from the publisher granted, we proceeded to track this one in the spirit of the Donna Lynn version.
60s  90s  music  record  rochester  rock_n_roll  songs  women 
22 days ago by rgl7194
Top 10 Neil Peart Rush Songs
For years, critics viewed Rush as the poster boys for overblown, pretentious rock music. Their fans, on the other hand, had nothing but love for them -- which continues stronger than ever to this day. As the member responsible for most of the band's lyrics, drummer Neil Peart has always taken his share of abuse. But there's more to his words than meets the eye, or rather, ear. Plus, he's a hell of a drummer. There aren't too many guys who can dominate the kit like the Professor, as you'll see in our list of the Top 10 Neil Peart Rush Songs.
1
'By-Tor and the Snow Dog'
From: 'Fly by Night' (1975)
The centerpiece of Rush's second album Fly by Night, "By-Tor and the Snow Dog" encompasses everything the band represented at the time and provided a template for the next few years. The song storms out of the gate with Peart driving, steering it through dangerous curves and the occasional bumps. He's solid, but also not afraid to go off on tangents from time to time. The track's instrumental passage takes one wild detour.
music  rush  lyrics  songs  top_ten  ranking 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
AMY ANNELLE | ENTER, stranger, and hear the haunts of nature | The Great Unveiling : wild geese from the west
AMY ANNELLE
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"The Evil Devil Blues" by Johnny Temple (1935), adapted by Amy Annelle
Story
Johnny Temple's "The Evil Devil Blues" was his adaption of Skip James' "Devil Got my Woman"
Lyrics
I'd rather be dead and in my lonesome tomb, lonesome tomb to hear another woman, some woman done taken my room, take my room I'd rather be with the devil than be with man, with that man even when I love thee, man I love, the man I love, he don't pay me no mind, me no mind so I packed my things, goin' further down the line, down the line angel last night I, down last night, I laid down last night and I tried to take my rest, take my rest oh, I'm got to ramblin, like the wild geese from the west, from the west see, there was evil, changed my baby's mind, baby's mind if I'll be your woman, be your woman, if I'll be your woman, I tell you what you will do, you will do you'll cut my kindlin', you will steel my plow, steel my plow You tote my water from the boggy bough, boggy bough angel last night, down last night, I laid down last night and tried to take my rest said "get to ramblin like the wild geese from the west, from the west" who'll cut my kindlin', who will steel my plow? who'll tote my water from the boggy bough?
music  blues  women  lyrics  2010s  cover  songs 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
Slade: Dave Hill's track-by-track guide to Feel The Noize - The Singlez Box | Louder
Slade's limited-edition singles box set Feel The Noize – The Singlez Box is out now. Let Dave Hill be your guide
"Getting into a band and playing in a band was my first priority in life," says Slade's Dave Hill. "I'm 73 now, and still doing it, still playing to thousands of people. 
"I've booked a ticket for a lifetime. Now I've got loads of grandchildren, and I'm the rock'n'roll grandad. I'm older than the Rolling Stones!"
He isn't, but you get the point. Slade have been around for a long time, turning in the process from glam-stomping chart toppers to undeniable national treasures. 
To celebrate, they've released Slade: Feel The Noize - The Singlez Box, and we asked none other than their legendary guitarist Dave Hill to tell us all about it.
music  pop_rock  uk  70s  box_set  songs  overview 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
50 Greatest Guitar Solos | Guitarworld
Guitar World ranks the 50 greatest solos in rock and roll history.
1) "Stairway to Heaven" (Jimmy Page) - Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV, 1971
If Jimmy Page is the Steven Spielberg of guitarists, then “Stairway” is his Close Encounters. Built around a solid, uplifting theme—man’s quest for salvation—the epic slowly gains momentum and rushes headlong to a shattering conclusion. The grand finale in this case is the song’s thrill-a-second guitar solo.
Page remembers: “I’d been fooling around with the acoustic guitar and came up with several different sections which flowed together nicely. I soon realized that it could be the perfect vehicle for something I’d been wanting to do for a while: to compose something that would start quietly, have the drums come in the middle, and then build to a huge crescendo. I also knew that I wanted the piece to speed up, which is something musicians aren’t supposed to do.
“So I had all the structure of it, and ran it by [bassist] John Paul Jones so he could get the idea of it—[drummer] John Bonham and [singer] Robert Plant had gone out for the night—and then on the following day we got into it with Bonham. You have to realize that, at first, there was a hell of a lot for everyone to remember on this one. But as we were sort of routining it, Robert started writing the lyrics, and much to his surprise, he wrote a huge percentage of it right there and then.”
Plant recalls the experience: “I was sitting next to Page in front of a fire at our studio in Headley Grange. He had written this chord sequence and was playing it for me. I was holding a pencil and paper, when, suddenly, my hand was writing out the words: ‘There’s a lady who’s sure, all that glitters is gold, and she’s buying a stairway to heaven.’ I just sat there and looked at the words and almost leaped out of my seat. Looking back, I suppose I sat down at the right moment.”
While the spontaneous nature of Plant’s anthemic lyrics came as a pleasant surprise, the best was yet to come. The beautifully constructed guitar solo that Guitar World readers rated the “best ever” was, believe it or not, improvised.
“I winged it,” says Page with a touch of pride. “I had prepared the overall structure of the guitar parts, but not the actual notes. When it came time to record the solo I warmed up and recorded three of them They were all quite different from each other. All three are still on the master tape, but the one we used was the best solo, I can tell you that.”
“I thought ‘Stairway’ crystallized the essence of the band. It had everything there, and showed the band at its best. I’m not talking about solos or anything; it had everything there. Every musician wants to do something that will hold up for a long time, and I guess we did that with ‘Stairway.’"
guitar  music  rock_n_roll  songs  top_ten  STH  ledzep  jimmy_page 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
The 20 best rock guitar intros of all time | Guitarworld
These memorable intros bring lighters out of pockets, prompt roars of recognition from a crowd and cause freeway drivers to reach for the volume knob
Let’s face it: one of the most important parts of a song is its intro - and that's always made better by the addition of an electric guitar riff.
A memorable intro can bring lighters out of pockets, prompt roars of recognition from a crowd and cause freeway drivers to reach for the volume knob.
A great intro is also the first thing guitarists want to learn and the first thing they want to play when they enter a guitar store. We’ve compiled 20 of what think are the greatest rock and roll intros of all time, with some of the best guitar riffs and chord progressions in music.
music  rock_n_roll  guitar  top_ten  songs 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
10 Songs By The Cars That Made Films Better | Consequence of Sound
Fact: If it weren't for Ric Ocasek, several films would straight-up flop in the cool factor
Ric Ocasek was cool. Clarence Worley-level cool. The type of cool that allowed for him to take a small cameo as a beatnik in John Waters’ Hairspray — splashing paint on a canvas and freaking himself out with a lightbulb — and turn it into a scene cemented in memory for over 30 years. For most of the world, though, he made an impression as the voice of The Cars, whose groundbreaking new wave soundtracked all of our lives.
On Sunday night, news broke that Ocasek died in his Manhattan home at the age of 75. Many of us learned on Twitter, and as tribute after tribute flooded our feeds celebrating his vast career, his influence became quite clear: People didn’t just love The Cars; they lived with The Cars. Hell, one of their songs probably just popped into your mind as you read that. You may have even added it to the memorials. We’re there, too.
music  cars  top_ten  movies  songs 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Happy Anniversary: Sisters of Mercy, “Temple of Love 1992” | Rhino
24 years ago today, the Sisters of Mercy released an updated version of a single that they’d originally released back in 1984. The original version didn’t chart. The updated version became the biggest hit of their career.
Remember, kids: recycling pays.
When the Sisters got started in the late ‘70s, it would be fair to say that their sound was not necessarily one which lent itself to mainstream popularity, and this was borne out by the fact that none of their first five singles – “The Damage Done “ (1980), “Body Electric” (1982), “Alice” (1982), “Anaconda” (1983), and the aforementioned “Temple of Love” – made their way onto the chart in the UK, let alone anywhere else. In 1984, however, the band’s profile began an upward trajectory, starting with their “Body and Soul” single, and by the time 1992 rolled around, they’d accrued five top-40 singles in the UK: “This Corrosion,” “Dominion,” “Lucretia My Reflection,” “More,” and “Dr. Jeep.”
In ’92, with no new album on the immediate horizon, the decision was made to compile the band’s earliest singles and reissue them on a collection entitled SOME GIRLS WANDER BY MISTAKE, but more or less in conjunction with this release, the Sisters recorded a new version of “Temple of Love,” this time featuring the late, great Israeli vocalist Ofra Haza. The caveat of “more or less” is included because the new version was not included on the compilation, although you can find it on a different compilation: A SLIGHT CASE OF OVERBOMBING, the band’s greatest-hits album, which was released in August 1993.
As noted, “Temple of Love ‘92” was a smash for the Sisters, making it all the way to #3 on the UK Singles chart. Unfortunately, we’re still waiting for that next new album by the band, so if you know Andrew Eldritch, please tell him it’s very hard to type with our fingers crossed that we’ll still get it one of these days.
music  TSOM  90s  songs  anniversary  women  voice  goth_rock 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs – Rolling Stone
From “Paint It Black” to “Shine a Light” – the hottest rocks from the Stones’ 50-year career, chosen by our expert panel of writers, critics and artists
To make the list, we asked each of these Stones experts to rank their 50 favorite songs, then tabulated the results.
The Panel: Patrick Carney (the Black Keys), Jonathan Cott (contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Cameron Crowe (director), Anthony DeCurtis (contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Jon Dolan (contributing editor, Rolling Stone), David Fricke (Senior Writer, Rolling Stone), Robert Greenfield (journalist and author), Will Hermes (contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Robert Hilburn (journalist and author), Howard Kramer (Director of Curatorial Affairs, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Chuck Leavell (musician), Jonathan Lethem (novelist), Martin Scorsese (director), Rob Sheffield (contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Lucinda Williams (singer-songwriter), Warren Zanes (the Del Fuegos)
1 “Gimme Shelter” (1969)
"That's a kind of end-of-the-world song, really. It's apocalypse; the whole record's like that," Jagger told Rolling Stone in 1995, describing "Gimme Shelter." Like nothing else in rock & roll, the song embodies the physical experience of living through a tumultuous historical moment. It's the Stones' perfect storm: the ultimate Sixties eulogy and rock's greatest bad-trip anthem, with the gathering power of soul music and a chaotic drive to beat any punk rock. The song was born during a pounding English rainstorm. "It was just a terrible fucking day," Richards recalled. He was killing time in the apartment of English art-scene guru Robert Fraser while girlfriend Anita Pallenberg was on set making Performance, a film in which she beds down with Jagger. With chords ghosted by a droning E-note, the music radiated dread – clearly inspired by a mix of Jimmy Reed's trance-inducing blues, Richards' own romantic anxiety, and ­heroin, which he'd just begun using. It took him about 20 minutes or so to get down the basics, which were fleshed out over several sessions in London and Los Angeles during 1969. The finished version is something entirely new for the Stones, with a slithering Watts-Wyman groove and full gospel-style backing vocals; New Orleans-born Merry Clayton was asked to sing on the track because the band's first choice, Bonnie Bramlett, was unavailable, and she seized the opportunity, wailing, "Rape, murder! It's just a shot away!" like the end times were nigh. When the band played the song at Altamont, minutes before concertgoer Meredith Hunter was stabbed, the lines seemed like grim prophecy. Richards later said that his guitar fell apart during the recording, "as if by design."
music  rolling_stones  top_ten  songs  ranking 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
The Number Ones - Stereogum
In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.
music  top_ten  ranking  songs 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Led Zeppelin: What’s The Most Famous Song You’ve Never Heard? – Every record tells a story
The trouble with writing about Led Zeppelin is that maybe it has all been said.
Mud sharks and groupies? Read Hammer of the Gods.
Alastair Crowley? Read When Giants Walked The Earth by Mick Wall.
The insidious influence of their music on your children? Read Raising PG Kids in an X Rated Society by Tipper Gore. Just kidding about the last one.
But each of Page, Plant and Jones remain active and creative, so let’s start with the first time I saw Robert Plant live. Nearly twenty five years ago, in the basement of The Colchester Institute in January 1988. There was only 200 people there, so the chances are, this’ll be new to you…
This is a venue that is so obscure even 80% of Colchester doesn’t know it exists. It’s the student bar at a minor polytechnic college. How Plant came to play a warm up show there is beyond me. It’d be like having the Olympic Opening Ceremony in a working man’s club in Rotherham. It was to support his forthcoming Now and Zen album, and a friend who lived in Colchester told me about it. The gig was so secret even the venue appeared baffled when I phoned to buy tickets (the girl at the ticket office knew nothing about it). When I told my friends, most of them asked “Who is Robert Plant?” Which just emphasises my point about how British Radio Isn’t Doing It’s Job Properly…
music  ledzep  robert_plant  concert  80s  uk  songs 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Iggy Pop in 10 Songs | Consequence of Sound
A crash course on the iconic punk rock frontman before Free drops
Ever felt overwhelmed by an artist’s extensive back catalog? Been meaning to check out a band, but you just don’t know where to begin? In 10 Songs is here to help, offering a crash course and entry point into the daunting discographies of iconic artists of all genres. This is your first step toward fandom. Take it.
Iggy Pop has been hanging around the punk-rock conversation for so long that even his body has become a sort of living artifact, a street-walkin’ cheetah for naturalists to study in the flesh. Every sinewy muscle, every scar inflicted by a shard of broken glass is a product of a bygone era when sex, drugs, piss, and vinegar were the key ingredients in a rock ‘n’ roll song. Pop’s physique might belong in a museum or an art class, but his music still belongs on stage, or at least in a car stereo set to an ear-splitting volume.
Nearly half a century since his debut with The Stooges, the prolific punk provocateur remains as vital as ever. His latest release, entitled Free, both extends his legacy and gives it a kind of closing chapter. But before we close the book entirely, let’s look back on 10 songs that define Iggy Pop’s long career, from his early years with The Stooges to his wildly productive sojourn with David Bowie in Berlin.
music  punk_rock  top_ten  songs 
6 weeks ago by rgl7194
David Bowie’s 10 Greatest Davy Jones–Era Tracks – Rolling Stone
Revisit Bowie’s pre-fame days with this round-up of his early-Sixties output
Since David Bowie succumbed to cancer on Sunday, there has been no shortage of tributes to his many personae: Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane, even Jareth the Goblin King. But few have fully recognized Davy Jones, an English teenager who dreamed of singing American R&B and playing saxophone for Little Richard.
Before he was Bowie, David Robert Jones spent the early Sixties finding his voice by playing in a handful of little-known bands. The music he made during this period has been widely forgotten, but it provides crucial insight into his artistic development. Plus, a lot of it is pretty damn good. Here are 10 of the best Davy (and "Davie") Jones–era tracks by the man we'll always know as David Bowie.
“I Pity the Fool”
The Manish Boys, March 1965
Just a month after the commercial failure of "Liza Jane," Jones quit the King Bees to join the bluesy Manish Boys. The band soon caught the attention of Shel Talmy, an independent producer responsible for the early hits of the Kinks and the Who. The Manish Boys' first record with Talmy, a cover of Bobby Bland's 1961 R&B hit "I Pity The Fool," boasted swaggering teenage arrogance in place of Bland's raw emotion. One of the more overtly soulful songs in the entire Bowie canon, it gets a jolt of amplified rock from a young session guitarist named Jimmy Page.
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6 weeks ago by rgl7194
Remembering Wilson Pickett: Recording ‘Hey Jude’ With Duane Allman
Acclaimed R&B singer Wilson Pickett passed away at the age of 64 following a heart attack on this date in 2006. Pickett’s soulful, visceral singing style brought him worldwide attention on the basis of such successful hits “In The Midnight Hour,” “Mustang Sally” and “Funky Broadway.” For this edition of Throwback Thursday here’s a look back a recording Pickett made in 1968 of a classic song originally issued by The Beatles.
Pickett went to Muscle Shoals, Alabama at the end of 1968 to record a new album at the renowned FAME Studios. Working with successful producers Rick Hall and Tom Dowd, Pickett opted to not only record a version of The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” but the song became the LP’s title track as well. The pair of engineers were not the only legends involved in the recording as it also featured a young Duane Allman on guitar.
A session musician at the time, Allman would go on to form The Allman Brothers Band with his sibling Gregg Allman soon after the 1969 release of Hey Jude. Duane is known to have suggested to Pickett that the R&B star record “Hey Jude,” and the resulting recording by Skydog became the thing of legend. The November 27, 1968 session for the track also featured storied FAME musicians including drummer Roger Hawkins, keyboardist Marvell Thomas and bassist Gerald Jemmott, along with Pickett and Allman who ended up toe-to-toe during the recording.
“He stood right in front of me, as though he was playing every note I was singing,” Pickett stated only months later. “And he was watching me as I sang, and as I screamed, he was screaming with his guitar.”
Veteran guitarist Eric Clapton was blown away by Skydog’s fretwork, he went so far as to seek out Dowd to find out who was on the track. Here’s Clapton on Allman and Pickett...
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6 weeks ago by rgl7194
Song of the Day 5/30: Wilson Pickett, “Hey Jude” : Delaware Liberal
This is not only one of the best R&B covers of a pop song you’ll ever hear, the guitar by Duane Allman is credited with giving birth to the entire Southern Rock genre. Wilson Pickett recorded it at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, where Allman was working as a session guitarist. It was Allman who suggested Pickett record “Hey Jude,” which Pickett thought absurd — the song was still topping the charts and didn’t seem to fit Pickett’s vocal style at all. When Allman taunted him for lacking the testicular fortitude to tackle the tune, Pickett responded by recording this in one take, with Allman answering his screams with his guitar. Unlike the original, this one fades out too soon. Muscle Shoals guitarist Jimmy Johnson said Southern Rock was born in that session.
When Eric Clapton heard the track, he said he immediately called Atlantic Records producer Ahmet Ertegun and wanted to know who the guitarist was. A year later Allman and Clapton were recording together as Derek and the Dominoes.
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6 weeks ago by rgl7194
The Top 20 Greatest Funk Rock Songs | Louder
From Led Zeppelin and Mother’s Finest to Lenny Kravitz and Red Hot Chili Peppers, these are the songs that built funk rock
It’s more than 25 years since the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Faith No More brought funk rock crashing into the mainstream consciousness. But the late 80s and early 90s actually was the genre’s second great era.
In the early 70s, rock and funk co-existed happily. Inspired by Stevie Wonder and Funkadelic, the likes of Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and even Deep Purple began to display their funkier influences on their sleeves.
It’s not just been one-way traffic. For every white rock band getting ‘deep in the pocket’, there was a Mother’s Finest or Living Colour – black artists who broke down the artificial barriers that had been gradually erected. All of those bands and more are in this definitive list of the 20 greatest funk rock songs ever.
1. Prince – Let’s Go Crazy
Not only did Prince rival Michael Jackson when Jacko was at his peak, he did so while looking and playing guitar like the bastard son of Jimi Hendrix. Prince’s Purple Rain album topped the US chart for five months in 1984, and Let’s Go Crazy is its explosive opening track. It begins with a sermon, and ends with a cataclysmic guitar solo. There’s been nothing like it – or him – before or since.
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7 weeks ago by rgl7194
Eric Clapton: "I've never heard better rock guitar playing" | Guitarworld
"It's the best," Clapton said of the playing on this vintage tune
"I remember hearing 'Hey Jude' by Wilson Pickett and calling either Ahmet Ertegun or Tom Dowd and saying, 'Who's that guitar player?'" says Eric Clapton in the top video below.
It turns out that guitar player was a 22-year-old guitarist named Duane Allman, aka "Skydog."
"I just filed it away," Clapton adds. "To this day, I've never heard better rock guitar playing on an R&B record. It's the best."
In November 1968, Wilson Pickett showed up at Rick Hall's Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, hoping to record, but with no material or ideas. Allman, who was working for Hall (as one of several lead guitarists), suggested they record a version of a then-hot single by the Beatles, "Hey Jude."
Hall and Pickett thought it was an insane idea; after all, the Beatles' version of the song was literally climbing the charts as they spoke. Somehow, however, Allman convinced the duo (Perhaps he mentioned the fact that the composition was already a proven hit), and you can hear the complete track in the bottom video (and most of it in the top video).
The result? A sublime vintage R&B recording by one of the masters — and one of Clapton's all-time favorite guitar solos.
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7 weeks ago by rgl7194
Alice in Chains - "Rooster" (Ft: Mark Lanegan & Duff McKagan) - YouTube
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Published on Jan 21, 2015
Alice in Chains (Ft: Mark Lanegan & Duff McKagan) "Rooster" The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA, May 18. 2006
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Albums That Should Exist: Paul McCartney & Elvis Costello - The McCartney-Costello Demos (1987)
Before I continue posting more Paul McCartney stray tracks albums, I need to make a detour. And what a lovely detour it is! I think these demos McCartney did with Elvis Costello in 1987 are a highlight of both of their careers. If you don't have this album yet, you should get it now.
As I mentioned previously, McCartney was very disappointed at the critical and commercial reception to his 1986 album "Press to Play," and he vowed to redouble his efforts for his next album. A key part of that involved him make his most serious attempt to co-write songs with someone else since his songwriting team with John Lennon. It was a great match, because McCartney was often considered to be strong at melody and relatively weak at lyrics, while it was the opposite for Costello.
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
You Can't Let Go (feat. Chrissie Hynde), a song by The Picturebooks
Hi people!
I wanted to share this cool-ass song i did with The Picture Books. Their new album, The Hands of Time is out now.
I first heard them doing their sound-check on the beach in St. Tropez at a biker festival in 2017. I ran out to see who was making all the noise. They pretty much sum up all the stuff I love in the genre of biker rock. Does anyone do stuff like this anymore? The answer is yes. Thank God.
They asked if i wanted to sing on You Can’t Let Go, and of-course being the coolest woman in rock ( not my description - yours ) I immediately said Yes Please.
Here it is: https://open.spotify.com/track/32GOXl3eR2Kp9lGi4u3UWx?si=QXbWRa51SuK6w-4DboFxSQ
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
According To Robert Plant, THIS Is The Greatest Led Zeppelin Song Ever Written | Society Of Rock
“It’s So Right. Perfect Zeppelin,” Says Plant
6 years before one of the most epic legal battles music has ever seen, Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant revealed that despite the fight he and bandmates Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones would later put up to prove that “Stairway To Heaven” wasn’t plagiarized from Spirit’s “Taurus,” that really isn’t the song that he or Led Zeppelin wanted to be remembered by – in fact, to Robert it actually pales in comparison to another well loved Zeppelin classic. So wait a second…if “Stairway To Heaven” isn’t the holy grail to the band who wrote it, what on earth could possibly take its place?
The answer: “Kashmir”. With its distinct Middle Eastern sound and thundering, almost punishing rhythm highlighted by Plant’s crystalline vocals, “Kashmir” is as well loved as “Stairway,” if not more so by both dedicated Led Zeppelin fans and the band itself and in 2010, Robert expressed frustration with the fact that of everything they’ve ever written, Led Zeppelin will never be known for this 1975 classic the way they are for “Stairway To Heaven”.
“I wish we were remembered for ‘Kashmir’ more than ‘Stairway To Heaven,’” revealed Robert.
“It’s so right; there’s nothing overblown, no vocal hysterics. Perfect Zeppelin.”
I don’t know, Robert; when all is said and done and our legends are gone, we’ll remember “Stairway To Heaven” for its dreamy feel and that epic guitar solo from Jimmy Page, but there’s something majestic and larger than life about “Kashmir” that makes it impossible to ignore. Where “Stairway” whispers, “Kashmir” comes in with a roar – taking on a life of its own as definitive proof of the magic that happened when Led Zeppelin came together. “Stairway” may be a masterpiece, but something tells us that Robert, Jimmy, and Jonesy don’t have to worry about its legacy overshadowing that of “Kashmir”!
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Top 10 Robert Plant Songs - ClassicRockHistory.com
Our Robert Plant songs list looks at the material Robert Plant has recorded in the post Led Zeppelin period. Since the breakup of what is in our view the greatest rock and roll band of all time, Robert Plant has attempted to forge forward in a creative sense and distance himself from the Led Zeppelin years. Hardcore Led Zeppelin fans always understood the importance of John Bonham to the band. Once John Bonham passed away, there really was no way the band could continue in the name of Led Zeppelin. It seemed Robert Plant understood that more than anyone else in the band. Plant has refused offer after offer to reunite with Led Zeppelin. The band has only done a handful of shows over the past 38 years for special occasions. There has never been a reunion tour or album. Led Zeppelin ended when John Bonham passed away. Robert Plant made sure to conserve the band’s legacy in the most respectful fashion.
It is very obvious that Robert Plant has remained an artist with every intention to continue to explore new artistic avenues in music and grow as a composer, singer and song interpreter. It would have been much easier to continue to sing Led Zeppelin style songs in that same voice and swagger and to sell out show after show in some connotation of Led Zeppelin. However, some artist refuse to continue on as an oldies act and wish to explore new musical adventures. Most fans wanted Zeppelin, but Robert Plant didn’t care. He did his own thing and has continued to be an artist.
You don’t have to buy a Robert Plant album, just like Robert Plant doesn’t have to reunite Led Zeppelin. However, I have always followed Robert Plant’s solo career and brought every album the singer has released. In the post Led Zeppelin years Robert Plant has released a catalog of music that has presented fans with an abundance f material. Here are ten of our favorite Robert Plant songs that represent various time periods during Robert Plant’s thirty eight year plus solo career...
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
The 10 Best Robert Plant Songs - Stereogum
Robert Plant was the frontman of Led Zeppelin. What the hell do you do after that? Sure, there are all sorts of reasons a lead singer, or another band member, goes solo, from ego to creative differences to other interpersonal band drama. But Plant was the singer in one of the biggest bands ever, both in sound and influence, a group whose legacy can be found everywhere; from hair metal to grunge to hip-hop samples; from heavy-blues psych-rock madmen to druidic folkies; from their impact on pop music to their presence in pop culture at large, the platonic template for “Rock Band” in, of course, Almost Famous, and well beyond. The band ended in 1980, with the death of John Bonham. They were one of those alchemical combinations: Four members, each a distinct and towering presence in their own way, without which Led Zeppelin couldn’t be the same, and wouldn’t have ever achieved their specific lightning-strike brilliance. The band had to end there. And if Robert Plant wanted to keep making music, that meant he had to embark on a solo career.
So, what would that look like? The legendary and dynamic and overpowering voice, unmoored from the discrete elements of Zeppelin that had helped give him that power, but also were powerful enough to balance him out. Iconic frontmen like Plant had been, and have since been, there before. There are many ways it can go. And over the course of the 35 years since Plant’s solo debut, 1982’s Pictures At Eleven, his career has gone in most of those possible directions.
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
10 Best Robert Plant Songs
The best Robert Plant songs feature a blend of youthful exploration and aged wisdom that make it easy to see how naturally he pulled off the very impressive feat of escaping his former band Led Zeppelin's shadow. On the occasion of his birthday (Aug. 20, 1948), we attempt to honor the singer with a look at not necessarily the most popular, but rather the more unique and artistically representative songs of his illustrious solo career.
Obviously, with the size and diverse nature of his recorded work, this list could look completely different if we started over from scratch tomorrow. We hope you enjoy, if not fully agree with, our list of the 10 Best Robert Plant Songs...
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Alice in Chains - Sap - Reviews - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives
...The other song I want to talk about is Right Turn. Chris Cornell and Mudhoney vocalist Mark Arm appear as guests. If you've heard the Seattle grunge supergroup Temple of the Dog you might find it much in common with this cut. I found this to be another powerful song. I only wish it were longer. Jerry Cantrell sings the first verse softly and he sounds almost identical in key to Sinéad O'Connor in her song Nothing Compares 2 U. He gives way to the inimitable fullness of Cornell. Staley and Arm do an excellent job on their singing. I liked how they brought it down a whole step when Mark Arm's ever grungy voice came on. While I do appreciate this song alot, I think Chris Cornell almost bombs it at the end when he wails out like that. Luckily, the ensemble chorus of everyone else keeps it afloat nicely. It almost feels like they are fighting him off...
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
right turn | Tumblr
Vocals By:
Jerry Cantrell & Layne Staley of Alice in Chains
Chris Cornell of Soundgarden
Mark Arm of Mudhoney
Alice in Mudgarden
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Albums Revisited: Alice in Chains' 'Sap' Turns 25
Right Turn saw the short-lived supergroup Alice Mudgarden, a humorously named amalgamation of Staley, Cantrell, Cornell and Arm’s respective groups. And the song is one of the most dynamic musical snapshots of the early 90’s grunge scene. Trading vocal lines at first, the song ends in a collision of vocal harmonies, with Staley’s guttural wail and Cornell’s stratospheric caterwauling duking it out for top spot.
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley: 10 Great Performances – Rolling Stone
Follow the late frontman from his high-school cover-band days to his grunge-era glory years
Original Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley passed away 15 years ago today, his demise sadly coming as no great surprise to those who knew him or had followed his career. Even at the peak of the influential Seattle hard-rock band’s career, Staley had made no secret of his dalliances with heroin, and he’d completely dropped off the radar following the band’s brief 1998 reunion to cut a pair of songs for their Music Bank box set.
But while it’s impossible to fully separate the man’s art from his addiction, the fact remains that Staley was a massively talented and charismatic singer, one whose intense performances are still capable of raising the hairs on the back of your neck more than two decades after the fact. So rather than dwell on the unfortunate circumstances of his death, let’s enjoy these 10 amazing live highlights from his incredible but all-too-brief career.
Alice in Chains, “Man in the Box” (‘ABC in Concert,’ 1991)
The first track from Facelift to receive significant airplay, the hard-grinding “Man in the Box” became a staple of Alice in Chains’ set lists, providing a captivating live showcase for Staley’s powerful vocals and charismatic stage presence. “Layne was, and still to this day is, one of the most compelling front men I’ve ever seen,” Mike Inez, who replaced Mike Starr on bass in 1993, told Greg Prato. “He was so cool and creepy and just a badass dude.” It’s hard to argue with that assessment, especially after watching this searing, sweaty segment from ABC in Concert.
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Top 10 Alice In Chains Songs - ClassicRockHistory.com
One of the prominent bands who lead the Grunge Movement of the early nineties, Alice In Chains were apart of the “Big Four of Grunge.” They propelled a sound that was all their own in stark contrast to the individual styles that became synonymous with the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. It was a dash of Heavy Metal, with a caldron of gloom, despair, drug addiction, and personal demons stirred in nicely with that razor-sharp Alternative essence that would soon change the landscape of Generation X, among other things. Singer Layne Staley had formed an earlier incarnation of Alice In Chains in 1987 until meeting friend Jerry Cantrell, who would thereafter be the guitarist and primary songwriter for the band; they soon recruited bassist Mike Starr and drummer Sean Kinney. This was the original lineup that started it all; not taking anything away from the undeniable spirit of longstanding bassist Mike Inez or current vocalist William DuVall With Layne Staley’s wily switcheroo between quiet and detailed vocals to gruff jowls that serviced each song with a purported conviction, there was no denying that he was one of the most gifted singers of his generation, and there’s no telling what could have been of his legacy had he not passed away so soon. Each band member brought their own flare to the sound that would feed the angst and hopelessness of the post-baby boomer nihilists. So enjoy our top ten Alice In Chains tunes:
3.) MAN IN THE BOX:
If you’re looking for a worthy introduction to Alice In Chains, here’s the song for just that. It’s has everything you need: killer riffs masked in talk box, ambiguous lyrics dressed up in disturbing symbolism, a murderous guitar solo, and Staley busting out bazooka-sized range in his pipes. There’s a reason this song is their most well-known and most beloved.
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
10 Best Alice In Chains Songs That Weren’t Singles
For a die hard Alice In Chains fan, it is nearly impossible to come up with a best of list with only 10 songs (our original had 26). So we took a different approach and eliminated all the radio singles. You already know 'Rooster,' 'Man in the Box,' 'I Stay Away,' and 'Would' anyway. Instead of having really obvious tunes make up most of the list, we're running with the best tracks from the lesser known chunk of the Alice In Chains discography.
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Top Ten - Alice In Chains Songs | AlexRox.com
Alice In Chains. They have some of the most memorable hard rock and heavy metal hits from the 90’s and 2009 and beyond. With their unique sound combining Black Sabbath style metal, Simon and Garfunkle folk vocal harmonies, soul and themes of depression, hopelessness and drug abuse made Alice In Chains one of the most unique and influential bands to exist. They have an instantly recognizable sound. And with such a strong catalog including five excellent LPs, two EPs, an MTV Unplugged session and a live album it’s been a real challenge trying to find my top ten Alice In Chains songs. Either way, for better or worse, here’s my top ten Alice In Chains songs.
4) Right Turn – Sap
I just love this track. It’s such pure Alice In Chains. This is the ballad where they really found their acoustic sound. Jerry opens up the track with just his voice and guitar. Then Layne comes in with a short chorus melody. All very memorable and easy to sing with. Which is what creates hits. Then the signature duet vocal harmonies of Staley and Cantrell enter. Just a really well arranged, written and executed song. But the best part is the Chris Cornell guest vocal at the end. Then it just explodes into this trio singing of Cantrell, Cornell and Staley. It just doesn’t get much better.
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
The Top 10 Best Alice In Chains Songs | Louder
Grunge pioneers Alice In Chains had a career marked by triumph and tragedy. These are the top 10 best songs to come out of it
Largely written out of the ‘official’ history of grunge, as their roots as a heavy metal band met with disapproval from the tastemakers at Sub Pop Records and their lackeys, Alice In Chains paved the way for the success of hipper peers Nirvana and Pearl Jam when their debut album Facelift racked up one million US sales ahead of the release of Nevermind and Ten.
Handicapped in the mid 1990s by their unswerving loyalty to troubled lead singer Layne Staley, Alice In Chains went on hiatus in 1996, and officially dissolved in April 2002 when 34-year-old Staley was found dead at home in Seattle. In 2008, the band were reborn with William DuVall taking on the frontman role: they’re currently working upon the follow-up to 2013’s The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.
Here are their ten finest songs to date.
5. Man In The Box (1991)
The first ‘proper’ single lifted from the Facelift album, with its distinctive ‘talkbox’ guitar, down-tuned riff and doomy, portentous lyrics (’Jesus Christ, deny your maker’), Man In The Box sounded like nothing else around when it was first released to radio in 1990. Ironically, given its title, it was also the last song AIC ever played live with Layne Staley.
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
The 10 Best Alice In Chains Songs - Stereogum
Alice In Chains are widely revered by hard rock fans (and guitarists especially), though their critical standing is secretly kind of a wash. They weren’t lambasted like Stone Temple Pilots, but they weren’t lavished upon like Nirvana, or Pearl Jam, or Soundgarden’s eventual breakthrough, Superunknown, either. Most ’90s alt-scholars agree that Dirt was their magnum opus, and the Billboard #1 Jar Of Flies EP is held in similarly high regard. 1995’s Alice In Chains isn’t anyone’s idea of a classic, though 1996’s Unplugged really should be; it’s the Unplugged In New York to Dirt’s Nevermind. They more or less broke even; they’re widely beloved by people who don’t need much convincing, and they also stay out of Radiohead or Neutral Milk Hotel’s way in ’90s compendia. That’s an enviable position to be in — how many bands would love to be purely regarded by the fans? Even the angst-ridden Tool, from nearly the same era, are a little too ripe for parody and their supporters a little too cultish for the kind of almost utopian evenhandedness that these guys receive. Even after frontman Layne Staley tragically died in 2002, Alice In Chains’ two albums with the uncanny Staley soundalike William DuVall (2009’s Black Gives Way To Blue and 2013’s The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here) have enjoyed success and respect that’s almost as equidistant from utter embarrassment as it is from AC/DC’s best-selling upheaval with Brian Johnson.
But AIC have made as much great, distinctive music as any of the above-named bands, just scattered across endearingly odd products (1991’s Sap EP was a reverb-y “acoustic” thing named for a prophecy drummer Sean Kinney had in a dream) and a few missed opportunities (neither 1999’s box set Music Bank nor its pared-down Nothing Safe: The Best Of The Box were satisfying-enough homes for the uncollected material they contained). Dirt and Unplugged are the master texts, but they could’ve filled two more. Even DuVall-era material like 2009’s silly “Check My Brain” and 2013’s ambitious “Lab Monkey” belong in the picture. (Hell, Jerry Cantrell’s solo “Psychotic Break” and “Cut You In,” with Kinney’s trademark odd drumming, would’ve been fearsome additions to any post-Dirt AIC record.)
Cantrell and Staley’s nearly always harmonized vocals, Mike Starr and then Mike Inez’s oblong bass figures, and Kinney’s off-kilter beats made for something more unique than simply Staley’s groan, whose imitators would go on to ruin mainstream rock radio for a few years (shouts to legitimate slapper “Touch, Peel, And Stand” though). A simple enough riff like “Got Me Wrong” was as catchy as anything thrown to the airwaves in 1991 and the Zeppelin-esque knottiness of 1990’s “Confusion” as elaborate as any art-rock. They mastered the whole of ’90s rock dynamism: short, long, fast, slow, loud, soft — a song was usually excavated beneath all that intentional and sadistic murk in AIC’s audio and minds. They bent guitars and voices into miserably beautiful shapes, and sometimes radio agreed. They have a lot of great songs, but these are their 10 best.
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
10 Best Alice in Chains Songs
It's not an easy task choosing the 10 best Alice in Chains songs, especially with their stellar history, but we're giving it a shot. Pearl Jam and Nirvana may have gotten a little more glory in the early '90s but it's hard to pick a band that was more influential on hard rock music for the next two decades than Alice in Chains. The group cranked out one of the most impressive catalogs of any band during the '90s, with several memorable hits. Sadly, the drug addiction and ultimate death of singer Layne Staley put Alice in Chains' standout career on hold for much of the next decade, but an impressive return with William DuVall joining the band in 2009 has shown that their second era will be able to continue the success of the first. So, without further adieu, let's count down the 10 Best Alice in Chains Songs.
1
'Man in the Box'
From: 'Facelift' (1990)
It's hard to argue against 'Man in the Box' as the best Alice in Chains song. It was the track that put the band on the map, and guitarist Jerry Cantrell, who used a talkbox as part of the distinct sound, stated that the "whole beat and grind of that is when we started to find ourselves. It helped Alice become what it was." Layne Staley chalked up the lyrical content to his take on censorship in mass media.
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Online figure drawing/Renting tools/Tunefind | Cool Tools
Renting Tools
Reminder: Your local Home Depot or other big box building store rents an amazing array of tools. Not just carpet shampooers, but carpet dryers, concrete cutting saws, pipe locators, ditch diggers, stump grinders, wallpaper removers, cherry pickers — all kinds of tools you will use only once in your life. Check out their selection. It’s a great way to try out a tool. My rule is if I want to rent a tool a second time, it’s worth buying. Last year I rented an electric power-washer. This year, I bought one. — KK
Figure out what song was playing
Whenever I’m watching TV and a song catches my ear, I often don’t have the chance to ask Siri what it is. Tunefind is great for that, because the next day I can just look up whatever show I was watching and listen to clips of all the songs that were played during that episode. Once I find the song, I can be redirected to listen on Spotify or search for the song on Youtube. — CD
Touring by bicycle
I’m a huge fan of bicycles as the ideal way to tour. You see more than in a car, but you cover more than walking. Inexpensive, too. The Adventure Cycling Association is dedicated to encouraging bike touring in the US and offers very detailed maps and guides for many routes, short and long – including those paths without cars. I used their fantastic maps to bicycle 2,000 miles from Vancouver to Mexico along the Pacific coast with minimal traffic, hills, and hurdles. Plus tons of other help for bike touring. — KK
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
The Top 20 Greatest Doors Songs | Louder
In just five years, The Doors changed the course of rock forever. These are their 20 best songs
America's most influential band scored hits with some classic tracks, but there were plenty more real gems that were never released as singles. You'll find some of both here. So will The Doors' best ever track be a familiar single, or something you can only find hidden away on one of their albums? And how many of your favourites made our Doors Top 20? Read on and find out...
1. Riders On The Storm
The last track on the final Doors album recorded while their frontman was alive, Riders On The Storm could be viewed as a portent of impending doom. Not surprisingly, since its eerie Jim Morrison whispered outro, accompanied by the wash of Ray Manzarek’s electric piano rain, indicates that Jimbo isn’t going to be around much longer.
That said, the song sprang from a studio jam based around Stan Jones’s cowboy epic Ghost Riders In The Sky. While Robby Krieger vamped surf-style, Morrison scribbled lyrics in his notebook. Once he had the verses, he asked the band to interpret the song and slow the tempo to a walking blues.
Morrison’s words were dredged from memories of hitchhiking down dusty Florida roads as a teenager en route to visit his girlfriend Mary Werbelow. The idea of a solitary road trip also emerged in his unfinished film HWY: An American Pastoral, where he looms like a deranged Charles Manson – the killer on the road. Ray Manzarek and bassist Jerry Scheff hit upon the loping A-minor-to-A-major riff underpinning a dark jazz figure. Engineer Bruce Botnick raided his effects library for the distant desert thunder that appears as a motif.
Krieger’s vibrato guitar solo is the perfect pathway leading from the deadly image of a slaughtered family to the invocation: ‘Girl, you gotta love your man’ – which is possibly the most romantic few seconds in Morrison’s 27 years on the planet. Viewed as either a paean to his partner Pamela Courson or as lyric poetry, it’s a snapshot of a man who knew he was leaving The Doors and moving to Paris to woo his lover back.
The Doors performed Riders On The Storm twice: in Dallas, and during their ill-fated final performance, at The Warehouse in New Orleans (December 11 and 12, 1970), both suitable cities for those with a death fixation.
The basic eight-track was cut in December 1970 at The Doors’ workshop at 8512 Santa Monica Boulevard, but Morrison’s haunting finale was overdubbed at the mix-down in Elektra’s studio in January, after which Jim went off to play softball with his pals and never sang on a Doors song again.
Released as a single in June 1971, it peaked at No.14 in the US chart shortly after Morrison’s death, and at No.22 in Britain in October. In an eerie coincidence, Riders On The Storm was playing on Radio Luxembourg when the singer’s death was announced. The rain fell like tears.
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Metallica - One: The story behind their breakout single | Louder
Metallica's One single cemented their status as one of the greatest metal bands in the world – here's the story of how it came to life
In 1988, Metallica unveiled their most ambitious and successful musical experiment yet. Released as the third and final single from fourth album …And Justice For All, One was the most deeply affecting song the band had recorded to date. The macabre story of an infantryman who steps on a landmine and wakes to gradually discover he has lost everything – his arms and legs, his five senses – except his mind, which is now cast adrift, trapped in its own grim and impossible reality, One was both nightmare writ large and musically transcendent journey, a thrash metal Tommy in miniature. The protagonist’s descent into living hell, wordlessly begging for death – capable of being seen both as existential metaphor for the human condition and the solipsism of the rock star life – its frantic climax also served up a state of inarticulate teenage angst like no other rock song before or since.
Partially based on the 1939 Dalton Trumbo novel, Johnny Got His Gun, One had started as a song James Hetfield had dreamt up, based on the notion of “just being a brain and nothing else,” before Cliff Burnstein suggested he read Trumbo’s book. The story of Joe Bonham, a good-looking, all-American boy encouraged to fight in World War I by his patriotic father, Bonham loses his legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose to a German shell. After coming to terms with his gruesome circumstances in hospital while surrounded by frankly horrified doctors and nurses, Bonham uses the only part of his physical being he is still able to control – his head – to tap out a message in Morse code: ‘Please kill me’. “James got a lot of input from that,” said drummer and co-writer Lars Ulrich.
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10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Appetite For Destruction: Every Song Ranked From Worst To Best | Louder
Guns N’ Roses' debut album is a stone-cold classic – but some songs on it are more classic than others. We rank all 12 tracks in order of greatness from worst to best.
2) Sweet Child O’ Mine
“A joke”, was Slash’s brutal critique of GN’R’s global breakthrough hit, but the combination of the guitarist’s chiming ‘circus theme’ intro, Izzy’s bold open chords and Axl’s tender, love-struck poetry to then-girlfriend Erin Everly was pure sunshine-streaked musical alchemy. “It’s the first positive love song I’ve ever written,” admitted Axl. “But I never had anyone to write anything about before.” Bless. Far too nice to be Appetite’s top track, but it’s the one even your grandmother will know.
1) Welcome To The Jungle
The definitive Guns N’ Roses song, and an album opener which – from Axl’s opening words, ‘Oh my God’ – warns the listener in no uncertain terms that they better buckle up tight for the road ahead. Detailing Indiana boy Rose’s first wide-eyed, open-mouthed impressions of Los Angeles, this was the first song Slash and Axl ever wrote together, and it remains the ultimate statement of Guns’ fearless, reckless, last-gang-in-town swagger.
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
See Johnny Depp Sing David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ With Hollywood Vampires – Rolling Stone
Song will appear on band’s upcoming LP, ‘Rise’
Johnny Depp and his bandmates in the supergroup Hollywood Vampires, which includes Alice Cooper and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, holed up in Berlin’s Hansa Studios last year to record a cover of one of David Bowie’s biggest hits, “Heroes.” The Thin White Duke himself had cut that very track there a little more than four decades prior.
Video of the Vampires’ session, which took place on June 5th, 2018, shows Cooper entering the studio as Perry works an eBow to approximate the soaring feedback Robert Fripp recorded for Bowie in the summer of ’77. The band kicks in, and Depp sings the song’s iconic opening “I … ” with his mohawk pulled back and a feather hanging in the back. You can see sweat on his face before it cuts to live-performance footage of the band and tour-bus footage. Cooper stands beside Depp deferentially in the studio and plays maracas onstage.
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Alice In Chains - Man In The Box (Only Vocal Tracks) - YouTube
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Published on Jun 3, 2009
Man In The Box
Layne Staley vocal solo tracks
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Alice In Chains - Man in the Box LIVE - YouTube
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Alice in Chains - Man in the Box - Live Facelift (1991) REMASTERED - YouTube
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Published on Aug 14, 2016
Remastered to 1080p 60fps with Sony Vegas 12
Live Facelift is a video released in 1991 by the American rock band Alice in Chains containing live footage of songs off of their debut album, Facelift. The video has been certified gold by the RIAA with excess sales of 50,000 copies.
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Alice In Chains - 09-20-91 In Concert '91 Man in the Box - YouTube
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Published on Jan 2, 2012
September 20, 1991 Academy Theatre, New York City
Opening for Fishbone & LL Cool J
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Alice In Chains - Man In The Box (Live at Moore Theatre) (1990) - YouTube
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Published on Jun 10, 2017
1990/12/22
The Moore Theatre in Seattle, Washington.
End Iggy Pop tour.
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Alice in Chains - Man in the Box (live) - YouTube
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Published on Jul 1, 2008
Alice in Chains tocando Man in the Box (ABC in concert 1991)
Alice in Chains performing Man in the Box (ABC in concert 1991)
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Man in the Box (Layne's Last Show) BEST QUALITY OUT THERE! - YouTube
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Published on Jul 13, 2010
This is the best quality version there is. Remastered by myself.
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Alice in Chains Man in the Box Live in Kansas 07-03-96 (Layne's final show) - YouTube
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Published on Dec 10, 2011
Alice in Chains Man in the Box Live in Kansas 07-03-96 (Layne's final show)
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Jerry Cantrell Reveals the Meaning Behind Alice In Chains' Song "Man In The Box" - YouTube
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Published on Apr 1, 2018
Jerry Cantrell revealing the meaning behind Alice in Chains' song "Man In The Box", one of the band's most famous songs featured on their 1990 debut album 'Facelift'. More Jerry Cantrell/Alice in Chains videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9PnF5M5bSl31Dh7JvTjj6cbA9tVLrkjK
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#jerrycantrell #aliceinchains #maninthebox
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Alice In Chains - Man in the Box (Official Video) - YouTube
Alice In Chains
Published on Oct 25, 2009
Official Music Video for “Man In The Box” by Alice In Chains.
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Lyrics:
I'm the man in the box
Buried in my shit
Won't you come and save me, save me
Feed my eyes, can you sew them shut?
Jesus Christ, deny your maker
He who tries, will be wasted
Feed my eyes now you've sewn them shut
I'm the dog who gets beat
Shove my nose in shit
Won't you come and save me, save me
#AliceInChains #Rock #Grunge
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Megaphone: A Modern Podcasting Platform by Panoply
History in Five Songs with Martin Popoff is the show that aims to make grand and often oddball hard rock and heavy metal points through a narrative built upon the tiny idea of a quintet of songs. Buttressed with illustrative clips, Martin argues quickly and succinctly why these songs - and the specific sections of these tracks - support his mad professor premise, from the wobbly invention of an “American” heavy metal, to the influence of Led Zeppelin in hair metal or to more succinct topics like tapping and twin leads. The songs serve as bricks, but Martin slathers plenty of mortar. At the end, hopefully he has sturdy house in which this week’s theory can reside unbothered by the elements. At approximately 7000, Martin has had published in books more record reviews than anybody in the history of music writing across all genres. Additionally, Martin has penned approximately 85 books on hard rock, heavy metal, classic rock and record collecting.
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
History in Five Songs with Martin Popoff
Welcome to History in Five Songs with Martin Popoff!
As the show notes explain…
This is the show that aims to make grand and often oddball hard rock and heavy metal points through a narrative built upon the tiny idea of a quintet of songs. Buttressed with illustrative clips, Martin argues quickly and succinctly why these songs—and the specific sections of these tracks—support his mad professor premise, from the wobbly invention of an “American” heavy metal, to the influence of Led Zeppelin in hair metal or to more succinct topics like tapping and twin leads. The songs serve as bricks, but Martin slathers plenty of mortar. At the end, hopefully he has sturdy house in which this week’s theory can reside unbothered by the elements.
It’s on Spotify, iTunes and a few other places you might get your podcasts, but here are two good links:
https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/history5songs
http://www.rocknrollarchaeology.com/history-in-five-songs
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
What Makes This Song Great? Ep. 56 Alice In Chains #2 - YouTube
Rick Beato
Published on Feb 20, 2019
In this episode of "What Makes This Song Great?" we explore a second Alice In Chains song.
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Vocal Coach Reaction to Layne Staley - Alice In Chains - Man In The Box - Live - Ken Tamplin - YouTube
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Published on Mar 1, 2019
Vocal Coach Ken Tamplin gives his analysis of Layne Staley and Alice In Chains LIVE on Man In The Box!
Vocal Coach Reaction to Layne Staley - Alice In Chains - Man In The Box - Live - Ken Tamplin
It's a shame we had so many talented rock singers from the 90s leave us so early.
Lane Staley is one of those people.
His raw emotion, crazy energy, desperate passion, haunting emotion and stage presence was unprecedented for many of the rock singers from the 90s.
One of his most electric pieces was Man In A Box.
So I thought it appropriate to use this song as a vocal coach reaction and demonstrate myself what it takes to achieve this kind of power, authority and emotion in a song.
I also covered this song with my student Gabriela Gunčíková. I will put the link in the description below the video for anyone interested in checking it out.
Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy - Where The PROOF Is In The Singing!
Here is a link to KTVA Student Gabriela Guncikova performing Man In The Box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbAAYAYTcf4
#LayneStayley #AliceInChains #ManInTheBox #Ken Tamplin #VocalCoachReaction
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Gabriela Gunčíková - Man In The Box - TUTORIAL - Layne Staley - Alice in Chains - Ken Tamplin Vocal - YouTube
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Published on Nov 3, 2013
Gabriela Gunčíková - Man In The Box - TUTORIAL - Layne Staley - Alice in Chains - Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
http://www.KenTamplinVocalAcademy.com
Vocal Coach Ken Tamplin Coaches KTVA Student Gabriela How To Sing Like Layne Staley / Man In The Box / Alice In Chains.
Learn To Sing Like This! KenTamplinVocalAcademy.com
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Man In The Box - Gabriela Gunčíková - Alice In Chains-COVER-Layne Staley - Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy - YouTube
Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
Published on Oct 24, 2017
Man in the Box - Gabriela Gunčíková - Alice In Chains - Layne Staley - Cover - Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
Layne Stayley, singer for Alice in Chains, was known for his raw, emotional vocal style, range, and power.
He was one of the greatest grunge singers of all time.
With great respect to the memory of Layne Staley, we submit KTVA Student Gabriela Gunčíková performing Man in the Box. We hope you like it.
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Myles Kennedy: The 10 Songs That Changed My Life — Kerrang!
Alter Bridge vocalist Myles Kennedy has a big ol’ dig through his rock’n’roll record collection.
Apparently Alter Bridge frontman and Slash co-conspirator Myles Kennedy has two left feet. Lucky, then, that music has helped guide him, every step of the way. Here are the ten songs that made him the bad dancer he is today.
The first song I remember hearing…
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Sinead O’Connor – Lady Garfunkel's Song of the Day
Nothing Compares 2 U
One of the great love songs, though Sinead O’Connor was thinking about the death of her mother when she wept those iconic tears. O’Connor’s intense sincerity was already painful enough on record; the stark images of her bare, childlike face are completely heartrending. It was the ultimate artistic statement from a singer who bared her inner self in an unprecedented way. It was also a creative reaction to everything that was overstyled, overhyped and insincere in pop music at the time. The 80’s were an orgy of big hair, clashing colors and puffy skirts. Though we now feel a lot of nostalgia for those styles, for those actually trying to live and be creative in those times, the emphasis on gloss and artificiality was suffocating. Sinead O’Connor’s unapologetic rejection of the glamour standard was a game-changer. Sinead was punk as all fuck. And she had a lot of things to say. She didn’t always say her piece coherently, and she sure burned a lot of bridges. But she put her foot down and demanded to be seen and heard on her own terms.
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Myles Kennedy: My Life In Ten Songs | Ramblin' Man
From Alter Bridge to Slash, the star of this year’s Outlaw Country Stage looks back on ten classic tracks that shaped his career
Myles Kennedy makes his solo festival debut on the Outlaw Country Stage at this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair. The Alter Bridge frontman recently released his first solo album, the emotionally-charged Year Of The Tiger, a semi-concept album based around the death of his father. “It’s an album that’s really personal to me,” says Myles. “It was a massive challenge, but it’s been a lot of fun.”
Year Of The Tiger is the latest step on a journey that has seen the Spokane, Washington native rocket from the obscurity of his early bands, Citizen Swing and The Mayfield Four to superstardom thanks to his work with Alter Bridge and Guns N’ Roses. To celebrate his RMF appearance, we’ve asked Myles to talk us through some of the classic songs he’s written and played on – and a few killer obscurities…
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
The Top 10 Best Alter Bridge Songs | Louder
2. Rise Today
During these unstable times, there’s still an emotional resonance to the wide-eyed optimism of Rise Today, which gets away with its earnest love-thy-brother sentiment thanks to the force-ten execution. As their traditional live finale, it’s the kind of call-to-arms that few modern bands are able to muster.
1. Blackbird
Kennedy’s farewell to a fallen childhood friend, Blackbird saw the band “beating our heads against the wall for months” but ultimately became their signature tune, running the emotional gamut across its eight-minute duration. The icing is the instrumental break, split between an emotive Kennedy and a fret-melting Tremonti, and subsequently crowned the greatest solo of all time by Guitarist magazine. “That was a really special song,” says Kennedy, who admits the band don’t try to top it, because they’d be “destined for failure”.
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11 weeks ago by rgl7194
RELIQUARY: David Bowie - One Giant Step - 50 Years Of Space Oddity (BBC 2019) [SBD]
David Bowie
'One Giant Step - 50 Years Of Space Oddity'
Marking 50th Anniversary of Bowie's Space Oddity.
First Broadcast: Saturday July 13th, 2019
BBC Radio 2 Broadcast Recording
Encoded: 128 Kbps MP3
Time: 56:38 ][ Size: 52 MB
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006tdr
https://www.spaceoddity.app/
http://spaceoddity50.davidbowie.com/
https://theconversation.com/space-oddity-at-50-the-novelty-song-that-became-a-cultural-touchstone-120071
July 2019 is the 50th anniversary not only of the Apollo moon landing but of the original release of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' single, which was his first ever hit. 'One Giant Step' examines the origins and legacy of 'Space Oddity' - arguably Bowie's best known song, and its importance as a shadowy presence throughout his whole career cannot be underestimated. With new interviews from those who were there - including musicians, record company personnel and friends - as well as archive and unbroadcast interviews with David and producer Gus Dudgeon - we track 'Major Tom' from 'Space Oddity', through 'Ashes to Ashes' 'Hello Spaceboy' to 'Blackstar' with unheard studio outtakes and live performances. Contributors include: Pet Shop Boys, Dana Gillespie, Kevin Cann, and Olav Wyper.
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12 weeks ago by rgl7194
David Bowie Space Oddity 50th Anniversary Box Set
Parlophone is also releasing a very special double 7” single of Space Oddity featuring brand new mixes by Tony Visconti, which will come in a box including:
a double-sided poster featuring an original Space Oddity print advertisement
a Ray Stevenson shot of David taken on stage at the ‘Save Rave ‘69’ concert at the London Palladium on 30th November, 1969
an information card and a print featuring an alternative shot by Jojanneke Claassen from the Space Oddity promo single cover session.
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july 2019 by rgl7194
V Tabori Lunaye Spiv - CD
$12.60 each
V Tabori Lunaye Spiv - CDВ Таборі Лунає Спів - СіДі
Новацкі і юнацькі пісні співає дівоча група "Кобза" з Пассейку, Н.Дж.
Видання: Пласт в ЗСА (2002)
Опис: На СіДі знаходяться слінуючі пластові пісні:
Новацькі
1. Рання Молитва
2. Веселе Життя
3. Їжак
4. Новацький Шлях
5. Веселий Мандрівник
6. Гей Мандрують Пластуни
7. У Горах Карпатах
8. Край Лісу На Полянці
9. Пішли Діти в Ліс Гулять
10. Веснянка
11. Новацька Коломийка
12. Брате Іване
13. Вечірня Молитва
Юнацькі
14. Гей-Гу, Гей-Га
15. Чи Знаєш Ти
16. Там Де Лани
17. Ой Подай Дівчино Ручку
18. Хмелю
19. Воля
20. Як Табір Промене
21. При Ватрі
22. Отче Наш
23. Ніч Вже Йде
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july 2019 by rgl7194
Кобза - В Таборі Лунає Спів (CD) by Капуста05 | Free Listening on SoundCloud
1
Брате Іване
2
Веселе Життя
3
Веселий Мандрівник
4
Веснянка
5
Вечірня Молитва
6
Воля
7
Гей Мандрують Пластуни
8
Гей - Гу, Гей - Га
9
Їжак
10
Край Лісу На Полянці
11
Ніч Вже Йде
12
Новацька Коломийка
13
Новацький Шлях
14
Ой Подай Дівчино Ручку
15
Отче Наш
16
Пішли Діти В Ліс Гулять
17
При Ватрі
18
Рання Молитва
19
Там Де Лани
20
У Горах Карпатах
21
Хмелю
22
Чи Знаєш Ти
23
Як Табір Промене
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july 2019 by rgl7194
The Rolling Stones return "Bittersweet Symphony" songwriting credits to The Verve's Richard Ashcroft | Consequence of Sound
Ashcroft previously forfeited publishing royalties to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” was one of the biggest hits of the ’90s, and even received a Grammy for Best Rock Song. And yet after all these years, the principal mastermind behind the track, songwriter Richard Ashcroft, has never been properly compensated in royalties. That is — until now.
“Bittersweet Symphony” famously featured a sampling of an Andrew Loog Oldham orchestral cover of The Rolling Stones original “The Last Time”. Although permission to use the sample was obtained at the time, former Stones manager Allen Klein and his ABKCO Music & Records Inc., which owns rights to the Stones’ catalog, later pursued legal action against Ashcroft.
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july 2019 by rgl7194
The Rolling Stones’ Setlist by the Numbers: What to Expect from the “No Filter Tour” | Consequence of Sound
A deep dive into the hits, rarities, and forgotten songs going into the band's latest US tour
The Rolling Stones recently rescheduled 17 dates from their “No Filter Tour” after previously postponing the shows due to Mick Jagger’s heart surgery. Now that he’s up and dancing again, the Stones are ready to hit the road, starting in Chicago, IL, on June 21st.
To celebrate the restart of this tour, we decided to take a deep dive into The Rolling Stones’ touring history. Ahead, we’ve highlighted which songs to expect, which ones you’re unlikely to hear, their go-to deep cuts, and several other fun facts.
So take note: though you may not get what you want, on this tour, you just might find you get what you need.
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july 2019 by rgl7194
Song Of the Day – “If I Had My Way” by Peter, Paul and Mary - InternetFM.com
...The original version of today’s Song Of The Day appeared on the trio’s self-titled debut album from 1962 which spent seven weeks at the top of the Billboard charts. With a story line drawn right from the Bible, the tale of Samson & Delilah has been fodder for numerous artists throughout the years (and under different names including “Samson & Delilah” and “Tear That Building Down”) including the Reverend Gary Davis, Blind Willie Johnson, Ike & Tina Turner, and most notably by the Grateful Dead, who performed it as part of their regular repertoire for many years.
But, as much as I love the good ol’ Grateful Dead’s version, it doesn’t hold a candle to this 1967 live version from Japan. For years, this version was available on a Japanese-only vinyl release, until late last month when Rhino Records finally got around to releasing the whole concert on an expanded 2-CD set called “Live In Japan 1967.”
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april 2019 by rgl7194
God Don't Never Change | Ashley Cleveland
Also called “If I Had My Way I’d Tear This Building Down”, the best-known version is by the Rev. Gary Davis but few renditions can match the power of Texas slide guitar master Blind Willie Johnson. When sung through vocal chords shredded from a lifetime of street corner singing, you can hear every year of Johnson’s short, brutal life. He was once arrested in New Orleans while singing this song—the authorities thought he was advocating the overthrow of the Customs House which stood, quite coincidentally, behind him!
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april 2019 by rgl7194
Stream Dolores O’Riordan’s Final Song With The Cranberries | Music News | Consequence of Sound
"In the End" is the title track to the band's final album, due out on April 26th
The tragic passing of The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan last year came as the band was in the studio working on a new album. In tribute to the singer, her bandmates will release these final recordings as an 11-track album entitled In the End, due out April 26th.
Today, The Cranberries have unveiled the album’s title track, which was the final song recorded with O’Riordan prior to her passing. Appropriately, it is the final track appearing on In the End.
“What a way to finish the record. To have ‘In The End’ as the last song is just perfect,” says drummer Fergal Lawler in a statement. “Lyrically it is self-explanatory,” adds guitarist Noel Hogan. “It speaks for itself, it just is a lovely feeling and it’s a gorgeous song.”
Take a listen to the song below.
The Cranberries previously previewed In the End with the release of “All Over Now” and “Wake Me When It’s Over”. Below, hear Hogan discuss the album, unreleased music, and the prospects of The Cranberries ever touring with a new singer during a recent appearance on Kyle Meredith With…
music  alt_rock  RIP  songs  streaming 
april 2019 by rgl7194
R.E.M. Get Trump’s “Everybody Hurts” Video Pulled From Twitter | Music News | Consequence of Sound
"World Leader PRETEND!!! Congress, Media--ghost this faker!!!"
R.E.M. have seemingly done the impossible — they silenced Donald Trump’s Twitter feed.
Yesterday, shortly after declaring a national emergency over a non-existent crisis on the southern border and shortly before he jetted off to Mar-A-Lago for a weekend’s worth of golfing, Trump tweeted a video trolling his political opponents.
The video featured excerpts from Trump’s recent State of the Union speech interspersed with clips of Democratic politicians including Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Bernie Sanders looking despondent. It was all soundtracked by R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”.
The members of R.E.M. responded in kind. “World Leader PRETEND!!! Congress, Media–ghost this faker!!! Love, R.E.M.” tweeted the band’s official account. Added bassist Mike Mills, “So the meme’s fair use. I LOVE the 1st Amendment! Meme away, folks. But that takes nothing away from what a fraudulent con man @realDonaldTrump is. #WorldLeaderPretend.”
Ultimately, R.E.M. got the last laugh, as they were successful in taking down Trump’s video. Through their publisher, the band filed a copyright infringement notice, according to CNBC, and Twitter adhered to their request.
“Winning?” tweeted Mills in response to a screen capture of the video’s removal.
music  politics  gov2.0  trump  twitter  songs  copyright  alt_rock 
march 2019 by rgl7194
Scorpions in the Seventies: New Book Dissects a 'German Metal Machine' [Excerpt] | Guitarworld
Few rock bands were as successful as the Scorpions by the mid-Eighties—headlining arenas/stadiums worldwide, scoring two mega-selling albums (the Platinum-certified Blackout and the triple-Platinum-certified Love at First Sting) and two hit singles/videos (“No One Like You” and ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane”).
But what quite a few newcomers to the band didn't realize was that the Scorpions had been regularly recording music since 1972, and that throughout the remainder of the decade, featured two guitarists (Michael Schenker and Uli Jon Roth) at separate points that are considered legendary among the heavy metal masses.
And while such albums as Lonesome Crow, Fly to the Rainbow, In Trance, Virgin Killer, Taken by Force, Tokyo Tapes and Lovedrive did not come close to obtaining the commercial success of the aforementioned Eighties-era efforts, they inspired and influenced countless renowned musicians.
music  70s  scorpions  hard_rock  uli  books  songs 
march 2019 by rgl7194
The Forgetting Hook: The American Breed, “Bend Me, Shape Me” (1967) |
Rummaging again in the treasure chest of 1967, in the “Nuggets” compartment, I find part of the charm of the radio hit “Bend Me, Shape Me” in the verse and chorus being in different keys, making the song a series of fresh starts. And there’s an unusual device in the middle that makes for an extra fresh start...
...The two-measure drum break is unusually long, long enough to forget what key the verse ought to return in. It’s like traveling through a tunnel long enough that you forget what the weather is like outside. You’re already feeling destabilized because the chorus was in a different key from the verse, and now your point of reference has been taken out of your active musical memory. What’s coming? Well, it’s the verse in C again, but it sounds like a magical combination of a renewal of the song in progress and the start of a brand new song.
music  songs  pop_music  60s  review 
february 2019 by rgl7194
Hear Allen Collins' Isolated Guitar Solo from Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" | Guitarworld
Although this video hit the YouTubes a few years ago, we thought you'd enjoy hearing the isolated guitar-solo track from Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird."
The solo on the song—which was played by Allen Collins and Gary Rossington—comes it at Number 3 on Guitar World's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time.
On the studio version of "Free Bird," which appeared on Skynyrd’s debut album, Collins played the entire solo himself on his Gibson Explorer, with Rossington playing rhythm on his Les Paul (“Bernice”) and adding the slide fills on his SG.
“The whole long jam was Allen Collins himself,” Rossington says. “He was bad. He was super bad! He was bad-to-the-bone bad. When we put the solo together, we liked the sound of the two guitars, and I could’ve gone out and played it with him. But the way he was doin’ it, he was just so hot! He just did it once and did it again and it was done.”
music  guitar  70s  songs  southern_rock  video 
february 2019 by rgl7194
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