Saturday, April 17, 2010

Wild Weekend Vol. 15

Edition 15 of Wild Weekend is upon us, and once more the For The Sake Of The Song iPod is set to shuffle to take you on a diverse musical trip. Dynamite and outta sight... you better believe it, bay-bee.

"If you ever loved me with all of your heart, you'd never take a million dollars to part..." That´s Marvin Gaye singing of course, from his post-divorce masterpiece Here, My Dear. Very smooth, and very, very bitter. A bad marriage is a soul singer´s goldmine? San Diego´s Rocket From The Crypt was one of the rockinest live bands I ever saw. No matter if they wore matching bowling shirts or gold lamé, there was always sweat and noise and total dedication and more sweat. Yet another band that could have been huge... but wasn´t.

Marvin Gaye - When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You MP3
Rocket From The Crypt - Ditch Digger MP3

Paco De Lucia is simply one of the greatest flamenco guitar players that ever walked the earth. The virtuoso Llanto A Cádiz comes from his first and aptly named album La Fabulosa Guitarra De Paco de Lucía (´67). The Monkeywrench was an early nineties side project of Mudhoney frontman Mark Arm and former Big Boy Tim Kerr. They did a nice and sleazy take on Buffy Sainte-Marie´s immortal ode-of-sorts to ye olde psychedelic cough syrup. "Stay away from the cities, stay away from the towns, stay away from the men pushin' codine around..." You´ve been warned, pop kids.

Paco De Lucía - Llanto A Cádiz MP3
The Monkeywrench - Codine MP3

Ready for some pop with a capital P? I finally bought The Emitt Rhodes Recordings (1969-1973) at a good price last week and it´s a two disc powerpop monster, lovingly compiled from the four albums he made before quitting the music biz all desillusioned at the ripe age of 24. Another example of someone who could/should have been a Big Star... And last but certainly not least, here come the collie men. That´s British roots reggae band Steel Pulse for you, with a smoking live rendition of their Makka Splaff. "Who likes collie, who likes herb, who likes a good smoke?"

Emitt Rhodes - Let´s All Sing MP3
Steel Pulse - Makka Splaff MP3


Holly said...

If anyone cares to hear more great versions of Co'dine, as well as Delta Mamma Blues by Townes Van Zandt, there's a very nice post at the (inactive but links up) Tangelo blog.

Ramone666 said...

Can you provide a link? Googling Tangelo gives recipes and a company from Chile.

Holly said...


Ramone666 said...

Thanks Holly. That version of Codine by The Litter is killer.