Friday, July 31, 2020

All That Lives





















Got a fine Britfolk cover of a classic Joni Mitchell composition for you today, definitely grittier than the original but just as lovely. Find it on Claire Hamill's  recommended, unjustly forgotten One House Left Standing album ('71).
Claire Hamill - Urge For Going

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Get A Ride





















Another summer, another heavy trip, for the tenth volume of the Brown Acid series has appeared among us. One more dose of obscure early-seventies proto-stoner rockers you never knew you needed, lovingly dug up by the experts of the Riding Easy crew. Here's a fitting example: turn it all the way up if you please.
Ralph Williams & The Wright Bros - Never Again

Monday, July 27, 2020

Day Of The Lords





















Taking the monday-long-song route today with a trippy trio from Reutlingen, Germany. Heavy psych meisters riding a motorik beat, the aptly named Spacelords circle the sun with an eye on the cosmos. Pick these flowers if you dare.
The Spacelords - Spaceflowers

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Leave Me Now





















Just got the sad news that Peter Green no longer walks among us. The troubled British blues guitar master, a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, was 73. None other than B.B. King once said that Green 'has the sweetest tone I ever heard. He was the only one who gave me the cold sweats...' High praise, and amen to that. Miss him.
Fleetwood Mac - Love That Burns

Friday, July 24, 2020

Go Away





















Got an intense flamenco beauty for you today courtesy of Chano Lobato, late great cantaor from the charming port city of Cadiz.
Chano Lobato - Anda, Vete, Que No Quiero

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Oh Brother





















A fresh gem from the tiny and always amazing Mississippi Records honouring brother Theotis Taylor, who is alive and well and living in Fitzgerald, Georgia at 92 years of age as we speak. These lofi home recordings with just piano or guitar and hypnotizing vocals sound both otherwordly and outside of time. Spread the good word.
Brother Theotis Taylor - Somebody's Gone

Monday, July 20, 2020

Can't Let Go





















Just got the sad news that Emitt Rhodes has passed away. The unjustly obscure singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from California was 70. They didn't call him the 'one-man Beatles' without a reason. Miss him.
Emitt Rhodes - Live Till You Die
Emitt Rhodes - Those That Die

Friday, July 17, 2020

To The Bone

















Horsehair halters and bridles, beautifully braided by Mexican horse thieves... Perfect ingredients for a Tom Russell song alright, and a beauty it is, too. Here goes with one of the most underrated artists I know. By the way: guy is a mean painter, too.
Tom Russell - The Sky Above, The Mud Below

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

To The Max





















Turning it up for a cosmic ritual supertrip from Rome, city of cities. Black Rainbows have been the go-to heavy psych band for quite a while now, and though their new album doesn't quite scale the same heights as predecessors Stellar Prophecy and Pandaemonium, I still hope to catch 'em live whenever such a thing will be possible again. Should be a blast.
Black Rainbows - Master Rocket Power Blast

Monday, July 13, 2020

Hello





















A welcome sign of life from Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and in glorious lofi at that. Fine mix of old folk songs and Dylan covers here, with as the undisputed highlight a tasteful homage to the late great John Prine. The bittersweet Hello In There just may be the finest song the master ever wrote, and Gillian's delicate take on it just might bring a tear to an old cynic's eye. Which is no mean feat, folks.
Gillian Welch & David Rawlings - Hello In There

Friday, July 10, 2020

Set The Controls





















Freeform Copenhagen foursome goes all out on Changing Shapes, a document of a wild live trip not to be taken lightly. Play loud if you dare.
Mythic Sunship - Way Ahead

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

You Know Why





















What's a hard-touring band to do in these Covid times? Record a new album and compile another one of leftovers of course. The latter, dressed in a sleeve to die for, is now available as a name-yr-price on Bandcamp for two more days, so don't waste no time.
Howlin Rain - Hot .22

Monday, July 6, 2020

Hug Me





















Vroom vroom, what a way to start off the week... They don't call our William a wild one for nothing. Is it because his hair is long and purple? Blistering and slightly demented garage punk from the year of  '66. Come on now!
William The Wild One ‎- (They Call Me) Willie The Wild One

Friday, July 3, 2020

Hold On





















Long lost but finally found: Neil's Homegrown, the breakup-with-the-missus album he planned to release back in 1975 but skipped for being 'too personal'. And it sure is another good 'un, as long as you don't expect the quality of milestones from the same period as On The Beach or Tonight's The Night. Quite a few gorgeous songs here though, and as a spoken word annex sound collage called Florida is the only bum note, let's glide through the air and go to Kansas instead.
Neil Young - Kansas

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

In Luck





















Everybody even remotely interested in the krautrock phenomenon should head over to Butterboy's site for a healthy dose of great musik from both the famous (Can, Neu!, Vuh, Duul et al) and the obscure (nearly all of the others). Three homemade compilations full of German magic both old and more recent, with another volume already in the pipeline. Sehr gut und, as they say, affengeil!
Eiliff - Journey To The 'Ego'
Dzyan - Naga Raga
Vintage Cucumber - Neuland (Ins Gl├╝ck Hinein...)