Saturday, February 13, 2010

Wild Weekend Vol. 6

Wild: aj. - not tamed or domesticated; not cultivated
Weekend: n. - Saturday and Sunday (as a period of rest or holiday)
iPod: t.m. - a pocket-sized device used to play music files
Shuffle: v.t. - to mix together so as to make a random order of arrangement

Yes, and here we go again... with yet another edition of Wild Weekend. Let´s kick it off with Swedish garage rockers supreme the Nomads, and their swampy Where The Wolf Bane Blooms. Saw these guys live a couple of times in the early eighties, and I can tell you their guitar player Hans Östlund was really something else. After which we slow down the tempo a bit with a smooth but still very funky piece of soul by the eccentric hypochondriac Donny Hathaway, from his classic debut Everything Is Everything (´70). "I hear voices, I see people, I hear voices of many people..."

The Nomads - Where The Wolf Bane Blooms MP3
Donny Hathaway - Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) MP3

Time for some roots reggae now. One of Jamaica´s finest vocalists - Bob Marley even called him the best reggae singer in the world at some stage - Dennis Brown scored many a hit on the island. Deliverance Will Come, produced by the mighty Joe Gibbs, is a fine example of his powers. Next up are the Velvets, with a live track recorded back in ´69 by future Voidoids and Reed guitarist Robert Quine. Lofi they may be, but the Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes are definitely essential listening for fans of Lou and company.

Dennis Brown - Deliverance Will Come MP3
The Velvet Underground - Over You MP3

John Phillips was the brain behind the Mamas & the Papas, but I´d rather listen to his country-tinged solo album John, The Wolf King Of L.A. to be honest. A question of "subtracting the former from the latter" I suppose. And yes, that´s practically the whole Elvis band taking care of business here. And we´ll call it a day with a fine song from the obscure Marc Benno, who you may remember from his collaboration with Leon Russell in the Asylum Choir. Here he´s lost in his hometown: Austin, Texas. Attention Slowhand fans: listen closely, for that really is Clapton on guitar.

John Phillips - Let It Bleed, Genevieve MP3
Marc Benno - Lost In Austin MP3


LD said...

As someone going through Austin rehab, that Benno song is almost too painful to listen to. Thanks for reminding me about him, though. Remembered that Clarence White played with him in the early '70s.

Ramone666 said...

Sorry all, the John Phillips track was deleted by The Man. D.U.M.B.

Ramone666 said...

Marc Benno´s track is now gone for copyright infringement reasons as well. Clever move guys. Marc Benno probably didn´t sell one album since 1980, so I´d take any free publicity if I were you.