Friday, December 19, 2014
Time for that inevitable list, mi amigos da musica. These metamodern beauties were in heavy rotation at the FTSOTS headquarters anno domini 2014. Accept no substitutes.
1. Sun Kil Moon - Benji
2. Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness Of Dancers
3. Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes Complete
4. Bonnie Prince Billy - Singer's Grave A Sea Of Tongues
5. Steve Gunn - Way Out Weather
6. Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
7. Ryley Walker - All Kinds Of You
8. Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band - Intensity Ghost
9. Leonard Cohen - Popular Problems
10. Chasing Rainbows - With Henk Jonkers
Sturgill Simpson - Turtles All The Way Down
Ryley Walker - Clear The Sky
Chasing Rainbows - Without You Around
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
It never really occured to me to go and check out the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Dunno why exactly, although that rather lame bandname may very well have played a role. Recently though, a friend with good taste presented me with one of their early albums, which meant I just had to give them a try. And guess what? Their fresh take on psychedelica surprised me a great deal. Just goes to show how wrong you can be sometimes...
Brian Jonestown Massacre - What You Isn't
Brian Jonestown Massacre - Those Memories
Monday, December 15, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
On October 20, 1979, a clearly inspired, just born again Zimmy debuted a trio of new songs in the studios of Saturday Night Live. "God don't make promises that he don't keep..."
Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody
Bob Dylan - I Believe In You
Bob Dylan - When You Gonna Wake Up
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Just found out that a documentary has been made about Grant Hart, with loads of footage from his Hüsker Dü and Nova Mob days. Hope to catch it soon somewhere. In the meantime, here's our barefoot singing drummer live in '94, with just a guitar for company. Straight from the gut.
Grant Hart - Evergreen Memorial Drive
Grant Hart - Back Somewhere
Monday, December 8, 2014
Travis 'Scratchy' Wammack is hardly a household name, although the former child prodigy is a member of the Memphis Music Hall Of Fame, a one-time bandleader for Little Richard, and an extremely soulful guitar player to boot. Want proof? Easy.
Travis Wammack - Put On Your Shoes And Walk
Travis Wammack - Easy Evil
Friday, December 5, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
A gloomy Monday morning like this one practically begs for the sound of the fado. Be warned: instant saudade's gonna get you.
João Ferreira-Rosa - Embuçado
Carlos Do Carmo - Saudade Mal Do Fado
Friday, November 28, 2014
"You know me - I'm acting dumb..." Scene ain't particularly humdrum today though. Have a nice weekend.
Buzzcocks - Boredom
Adverts - Bored Teenagers
Snatch - When I'm Bored
Destroy All Monsters - Bored
Iggy Pop - I'm Bored
Plus the obvious non-boring bonus track to make it a six pack:
Boredoms - Bocabola
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A shimmering delight from Sandy Denny and her Fotheringay, tiptoeing through the tulips at the so-called Dutch Woodstock: the 1970 Holland Pop Festival in Rotterdam. "Come inside before it starts to rain..."
Fotheringay - Two Weeks Last Summer (live)