Monday, March 31, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Feelies fans of the world unite? Well, why not. If you share my soft spot for Haledon's finest, do head over to the excellent Doom & Gloom From The Tomb blog pronto. There, you'll find a mighty fine collection of live covers 1977-2009 waiting for you. For a taste, here's their take on one of my fave Wire ditties.
The Feelies - Outdoor Miner (live)
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Dylan backed by the Dead wasn't exactly a marriage made in heaven, alas. Dylan covering Captain Trips & co with his own touring band could often be quite pleasant though.
Bob Dylan - Friend Of The Devil (live Berlin '96)
Bob Dylan - Alabama Getaway (live Berlin 96')
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
What do these two mellow-sounding songstresses from the seventies have in common? They both got a little help from the one and only Lowell George.
Barbara Keith - Detroit Or Buffalo
Valerie Carter - Face Of Appalachia
Thursday, March 13, 2014
"In 1984 I was hospitalized for approaching perfection..." Now isn't that a hell of a line to start an album with? Found myself on a bit of a Joos trip last night. Here's hoping the esteemed mr. Berman will end his self-imposed musical retirement some day.
Silver Jews - Random Rules
Monday, March 10, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
Muziqa muziqa... This swinging six pack from Addis and beyond goes out to a certain someone who'll be working in a remote part of Ethiopia for the next month or so. Happy trails, babe.
Samuel Belay - Aynotchesh Yerèfu
Mahmoud Ahmed - Antchiyé
Seyoum Gèbrèyes - Muziqa Muziqa
Alèmayèhu Eshèté - Shèegitu Maré
Tamrat Fèrèndji - Anchin Yagegnulet
Tèshomé Meteku - Yèzèmèd Yèbaed
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
You just gotta love this cool adultery ballad by smooth talkin' mr. Bobby Sheen. "Love stealing ain't worth stealing when you're gonna lose what you've got at home..." Dude doesn't want to lose the kids, dig?
Bobby Sheen - Love Stealing
Saturday, March 1, 2014
"Winter brings us to the singers, and the drinkers glass in hand, roll up smokers, cards and jokers, listeners all who sit and stand..." A huge and obvious influence on the likes of Sandy Denny, Maddy Prior, and Linda Thompson, British folksinger Anne Briggs didn't like the sound of her own recorded voice. She quit singing at the tender age of 27.
Anne Briggs - Fire And Wine