Saturday, March 18, 2006
The Boy with the Arab Strap is the third album from the Scottish band Belle & Sebastian.
the album is labelled as twee pop.
The Boy with the Arab Strap is an immediately infectious and delicious pastiche of fey, Nick Drake-ian vocals; lilting pop melodies; shimmery arrangements; croony wonder; and tortured, lit-smart lyrics.
Belle and Sebastian are smarter than the Smiths, wittier than the Beach Boys, more fun than the Velvet Underground, and even more inscrutable than R.E.M.
The Boy With the Arab Strap is to forget that Belle and Sebastian ever recorded an album before it. It is its own animal, and should be evaluated as such.
Oasis shot from obscurity to stardom in 1994, becoming one of Britain's most popular and critically acclaimed bands of the decade; along with Blur and Suede, they are responsible for returning British guitar pop to the top of the charts. Led by guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher, the Manchester quintet adopts the rough, thuggish image of the Stones and the Who, crosses it with "Beatlesque" melodies and hooks, distinctly British lyrical themes and song structures like ...READ MORE...
Changesbowie is a CD greatest-hits collection that revamps the original Changesonebowie by adding selections from David Bowie's late-'70s and early-'80s albums. Consequently, it functions as a definitive single-disc introduction to Bowie, featuring all of his major hits from "Space Oddity," "Changes," "Ziggy Stardust," "Jean Genie," and "Rebel Rebel" to "Heroes," "Ashes to Ashes," "Let's Dance," "Modern Love," and "Blue Jean." One complaint: It wasn't necessary to substitute the "Fame '90" remix for the original to hook completists, since it is inferior and was already issued as a separate single.
Best known for the shimmering "Under the Milky Way," their lone Top 40 hit, the Australian band the Church combined the jangling guitar pop of '60s icons like the Byrds with the opaque wordplay of frontman Steve Kilbey to create a lush, melancholy brand of neo-psychedelia rich in texture and melody. Formed in Sydney in 1980 by vocalist/bassist Kilbey with guitarist Peter Koppes and drummer Nick Ward, the Church recruited second guitarist Marty Willson-Piper before debuting the following year with Of Skin and Heart, an evocative collection highlighted by the ringing "The Unguarded Moment," a major success down under.
After replacing Ward with drummer Richard Ploog, the group resurfaced in 1982 with The Blurred Crusade, a stunning effort featuring mature standouts like "Almost With You" and "When You Were Mine." 1983's Seance continued to refine the Church's atmospheric sound, and the subsequent success of the EPs Persia and Remote Luxury helped earn the band an American deal with Warner Bros., which issued the excellent Heyday in 1986. After moving to Arista, the Church teamed with famed session guitarists Danny Kortchmar and Waddy Wachtel to record 1988's Starfish, their most artistically and commercially successful effort to date. Highlighted by "Under the Milky Way," the album also featured the minor hits "Reptile" and "Spark," a marvelous pop blast penned by Willson-Piper. >>MORE READ<<
Their most famous songs include: "Sultans of Swing", "Romeo and Juliet", "Money for Nothing", "Tunnel of Love", "Walk of Life", "So Far Away", "Skateaway" and "Brothers in Arms".
AUSTIN, Texas (Billboard) - Pioneering U.K. modern rock band the Smiths turned down
a $5 million offer to reunite at the upcoming Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival in southern California, former frontman Morrissey said Thursday.
His revelation, during a public interview at the South By Southwest Music & Media Conference in Austin, triggered gasps from the audience. When journalist David Fricke asked if he had considered it, Morrissey replied, "No, because money doesn't come into it," a response that drew applause from the crowd.Of the critically adored act, which broke up in the late 1980s, Morrissey said, "It was a fantastic journey. And then it ended. I didn't feel we should have ended. I wanted to continue.
(Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr) wanted to end it. And that was that.
Discussing his forthcoming album, "Ringleader of the Tormentors," due April 4 via Attack/Sanctuary,
the notoriously gloomy singer/songwriter admitted that he's writing songs from a good place
"I'm just seeing lots of joyful things in life, which I didn't in the past," he said, adding slyly,
"Which maybe you noticed.
"Politically the world is ridiculous," he said. "But there's still a lot of beautiful things ...
Nature saves us, nature calms us down."
Morrissey will first support the album with a European tour that includes a six-week run
of sold-out shows in the United Kingdom. A North American leg is also expected.
Coachella, which takes place April 29-30 about 120 miles east of Los Angeles,
will feature such acts as Depeche Mode, Tool and Madonna.
Friday, March 17, 2006
During Cash's tenure with American Recordings that began in 1992, he and Rubin would cut anywhere between 40 and 80 songs for each record; for the first one they recorded over 100. Disc one, entitled "Who's Gonna Cry," features Cash singing unaccompanied as he did on American Recordings, his debut for the label. Discs two and three -- entitled "Trouble in Mind" and "Redemption Songs," respectively -- come from the material recorded for the other three and are collaborations with singers such as Nick Cave, Glen Campbell, Fiona Apple, Tom Petty, Joe Strummer, and Carl Perkins, as well as other musicians who include Norman Blake, the Heartbreakers, the rhythm section for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smokey Hormel, the Red Devils, John Carter Cash, as well as Laura and Rosanne and Cowboy Jack Clement. There are also alternate takes of some material used on the recordings with different accompaniment, including a voice and acoustic guitar read of "When the Man Comes Around." Between-track banter is abundant, as is the humor.READ MORE
Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band from San Francisco, a pioneer of the LSD-influenced psychedelic rock movement. The band's August, 1969 performance at Woodstock is widely considered one of rock's most memorable moments.
Various successor incarnations of the band have performed under different names, reflecting changing times and performer lineups, known as Jefferson Starship, and later simply Starship before becoming Jefferson Starship The Next Generation in 1991.
Jefferson Airplane was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.The term Jefferson airplane is also slang for a used match bent to hold a marijuana cigarette that has been smoked too short to hold without burning the hands, an improvised roach clip. An urban legend claims this was the origin for the band's name, though according to band member Jorma Kaukonen the name was invented by his friend Steve Talbot as a parody of blues names such as "Blind Lemon"
Debut, released in July of 1993, is a dance music album by Icelandic
singer/songwriter/musician Björk. It was her first solo project after leaving The Sugarcubes, but far from her actual debut, which was released in 1977. The record was produced by Nellee Hooper and established Björk's audience outside of Iceland and cult followings in the UK, US and elsewhere. Sonically, the album was a mix of dance beat-driven pop ("Violently Happy", "Big Time Sensuality", "There's More to Life Than This"), earthy, new age ("One Day", "The Anchor Song", "Aeroplane", "Human Behaviour"), and seductive rhythm based songs ("Venus as a Boy", "Come to Me").
Thursday, March 16, 2006
"Naked and Famous" features Kim Thayil, formerly of Soundgarden, on guitar.
The Presidents of the United States of America are a Seattle alternative rock band best known for their quirky, often nonsensical songs that defied the typical sound of most bands from the Pacific Northwest at the time. They were one of the biggest groups to come from Seattle following the decline of grunge in the mid-1990s.
While mostly accurate, dismissing Never Mind the Bollocks as merely a series of loud, ragged mid-tempo rockers with a harsh, grating vocalist and not much melody would be a terrible error. Already anthemic songs are rendered positively transcendent by Johnny Rotten's rabid, foaming delivery. His bitterly sarcastic attacks on pretentious affectation and the very foundations of British society were all carried out in the most confrontational, impolite manner possible. Most imitators of the Pistols' angry nihilism missed the point: Underneath the shock tactics and theatrical negativity were social critiques carefully designed for maximum impact. Never Mind the Bollocks perfectly articulated the frustration, rage, and dissatisfaction of the British working class with the establishment, a spirit quick to translate itself to strictly rock & roll terms. The Pistols paved the way for countless other bands to make similarly rebellious statements, but arguably none were as daring or effective. It's easy to see how the band's roaring energy, overwhelmingly snotty attitude, and Rotten's furious ranting sparked a musical revolution, and those qualities haven't diminished one bit over time. Never Mind the Bollocks is simply one of the greatest, most inspiring rock records of all time.
The concert was part of Columbia Records' push to get Springsteen over in the United Kingdom and Europe following the success of the Born to Run album in the United States. The large amount of publicity accompanying these appearances, especially the one in London, famously caused Springsteen to react badly and run about pulling down promotional posters. This performance itself is notable for a large stocking cap that Springsteen wore and continually fussed with, and for featuring more lead guitar work from Steven Van Zandt than would ever been seen in Springsteen concerts again.
Bridging the gap between the socially and spiritually conscious folk music of Bob Dylan and the complex pop of The Beatles, The Byrds are considered one of the most important and influential bands of the 1960s. Throughout their career, they helped forge such subgenres as folk rock, raga rock, psychedelic rock, jangle pop, and – on their 1968 classic Sweetheart of the Rodeo – country rock. After several line-up changes (with lead singer/guitarist Roger McGuinn as the only consistent member), they broke up in 1973.
Some of their trademark songs include pop versions of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" and Pete Seeger’s "Turn, Turn, Turn," and the originals "I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better," and "Eight Miles High."
They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and several band members have launched successful solo careers after leaving the group.
Hendrix's style was unique. Although he synthesized many styles in creating his musical voice, being a visionary, there was something in his playing that was truly his own. Despite his hectic touring schedule and his notorious perfectionism, he was a prolific recording artist and left behind more than 300 unreleased recordings besides his five official LPs and various singles.
His astonishing career and ill-timed death has grouped him with Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison as one of contemporary music's tragic "three J's", iconic 60's rock stars that suffered drug-related deaths at age 27 (see The 27 Club) within months of each other, leaving legacies in death that have eclipsed the popularity and influence they experienced during their lifetimes.In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named Hendrix number one on their list of the "100 greatest guitarists of all time".
“Grace” - Jeff Buckely’s first (and last) fully fledged album, received critical acclaim. Like his father, his acrobatic voice is used like an instrument. His style is hard to pin down, but you can hear influences from indie, folk, rock, and more.. yet the result is clean and simple - unlike many other multi-genre artists.
Dream Theater - Octavarium (2005)
Paradise Lost - Draconian Times (1995)
Theatre Of Tragedy - Storm (2006)
Metallica - Live Den Bosch, Holland (Video)
Iron Maiden - Live
System Of A Down - Discography
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
He carried on recording in 1976. More great songs were put down on tape, such as Will To Love, Stringman and Campaigner. Some of us may feel that the Long May You Run album with Stephen Stills robbed us of the natural successor to Zuma, but Stills always suspected that Neil was holding back his best stuff for his solo album. That solo album was a work in progress throughout this period. Titles were reported in the press: Ride My Llama, In My Neighborhood, American Stars ‘N Bars, Chrome Dreams.
NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD
"Neil Young: Heart of Gold" is filmmaker Jonathan Demme's intimate
musical portrait of legendary singer/songwriter Neil Young, filmed on
the occasion of the world premiere of Young's "Prairie Wind" concert at
Nashville's hallowed Ryman Auditorium last summer. Young's music
provides an emotionally rich view into this unique artist's
relationship to family, friends, mortality, and the passage of time.
Young is accompanied onstage by many long time musical companions,
including country start Emmylou Harris, Neil's wife Pegi Young, and
bandleader/steel guitarist .
In March 2005, Neil Young was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. Four
days before he was scheduled for a lifesaving operation, he headed to
Nashville, where he wrote and recorded the country folk album PRAIRIE
WIND with old friends and family members. After the successful
operation and recovery period, he returned to Nashville that August to
play at the famed Ryman Auditorium, once again gathering together
friends and family for this special performance. He also brought along
Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, who in addition to making such
hits as THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and PHILADELPHIA has made such
successful concert films as STOP MAKING SENSE (with the Talking Heads)
and STOREFRONT HITCHCOCK (with Robyn Hitchcock), as well as videos for
the Pretenders and Bruce Springsteen. NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD begins
with brief interviews with many of the participants, but then it's all
about the music. Supported by his wife, Pegi, country star Emmylou
Harris, the Nashville String Machine, the Memphis Horns, the Fisk
University Jubilee Singers, and musicians Ben Keith, Spooner Oldham,
Rick Rosas, Grant Boatwright, and others, Young leads an ever-changing
collection of musicians through nine of the ten songs from the
remarkable PRAIRIE WIND, an album that poignantly deals with love and
loss, life and death. Young even gets reflective at the show, telling
moving stories from his past in between playing guitar, harmonica,
piano, and banjo. He also delights the crowd with a long set of encores
of past acoustic hits, going through his vast repertoire to find
memorable songs that examine life and death as well, including "The
Needle and the Damage Done," "Old Man," "Comes a Time," and Ian Tyson's
"Four Strong Winds." NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD is an extraordinary
document of one of the world's greatest songwriters staring death in
the face--and letting the music save him.
Paramount Classics and Paramount Home Entertainment in association with
Shangri La Entertainment present a Clinica Estetico/Shakey Pictures
production in association with Playtone, A Jonathan Demme picture,
"Neil Young: Heart of Gold." Produced and Directed by Jonathan Demme,
Ilona Herzberg serves as producer. Executive producers are Bernard
Shakey, Elliot Rabinowitz, and Gary Goetzman. Director of Photography
is Ellen Kuras, ASC. Michael Zansky is the production designer. Andy
Keir is the editor. Costumes created by Manuel.
DIRECTOR: Jonthan Demme
PRODUCERS: Jonathan Demme, Tom Hanks, Ilona Herzberg
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Gary Goetzman, Elliot Rabinowitz, Neil Young (as
ORIGINAL MUSIC: Neil Young
Complete B Sides is a compilation record by the Pixies. It features the B sides for all their 6 UK singles from the 1980's and 1990's and one USA single.
Like the rest of 4AD's Pixies retrospectives, Complete B-Sides is equally exciting and frustrating: Many of their B-sides are just as good as their album tracks, so it's terrific to see them collected onto a single disc. But a number of factors make it somewhat disappointing, not the least of which is that Complete B-Sides is available only as a U.K. import, due to U.S. licensing problems. That won't dissuade Pixies diehards from seeking it out, but many longtime fans probably already have these songs, either on the original singles or on the bootlegs that proliferated while 4AD inexplicably sat on them.
At any rate, Complete B-Sides mostly delivers the goods, kicking off with a ferocious version of "River Euphrates" from the Gigantic single. Witty, spooky Doolittle B-sides like "Manta Ray," "Weird at My School," and "Into the White" are so good that it's a shame they weren't saved for Bossanova, when the band really could have used them. Meanwhile, the Neil Young cover "Winterlong," which also appeared on The Bridge tribute, reaffirms the Pixies' ability to turn any artist's songs into their own. Not every song here scales these heights -- "Bailey's Walk" and "Dancing the Manta Ray" are slightly less inspired bits of Doolittle-era pop perversity, and the snappy, strutting "Santo" and demented cow punk of "Build High" weren't quite ready for prime time, but they're still more interesting than many other bands' A material.
Quirky cuts like "Make Believe," David Lovering's strangely charming tribute to Debbie Gibson, give the collection extra personality. The album also features some fun, if not extremely informative, comments about each track from Frank Black, as well as the clips for "Here Comes Your Man" and "Allison," which will only make fans clamor for the next logical Pixies release: a video collection. Though it doesn't quite do justice to the band's legacy, Complete B-Sides does a good job of filling in the gaps in the Pixies' body of work.
Acher, Acher, and Messerschmidt formed the group in 1989 in Weilheim, near Munich. In 1990 they recorded their self-titled debut, a grunge-metal oriented LP. 1992 saw the release of Nook, which has an indie rock sound, while their 1995 album 12 contains their first flirtation with electronics. Martin Gretschmann joined the group in 1997. Shrink, released in 1998, is a jazz-electro-rock album which in some ways anticipates Radiohead's Amnesiac. The album Neon Golden (released in 2002) put them on the map for American listeners, with its heartfelt sentiment and catchy tunes.
Originally formed in Yorkshire, England, in 1966, Smokie hit the British pop charts several times during the late '70s with updated psychedelic pop, influenced by the band's stay on Mickie Most's Rak Records as well as the writers of most of the band's hit material, Rak's Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. Vocalist Chris Norman, guitarist Terry Utley, and bassist Alan Silson had played in the Elizabethans, but formed the band Kindness in 1968, with the addition of drummer Pete Spencer. The quartet recorded many singles during the late '60s and early '70s, but failed to show any chart activity until 1975. That year, signed to Rak Records and billed as Smokey, the band hit number three in the U.K. with "If You Think You Know How to Love Me." After another Top Ten hit, "Don't Play Your Rock 'N Roll to Me," Smokey became Smokie; during 1976, the group scored with three Top 20 hits, including the number-five "Living Next Door to Alice." Smokie hit number five both in 1977 ("It's Your Life") and 1978 ("Oh Carol"), but the band's chart run ended by early 1980, and following 1982's Midnight Delight, they disbanded. Both Spencer and Norman continued to work at Rak during the '80s, writing hits for several groups; they reformed Smokie in 1988, resurfacing with the LP My Heart Is True. Two more albums, All Fired Up and Greatest Hits Live, followed a year later, with the group remaining active throughout the 1990s, issuing new material as well as a number of hits collections.
He was born in Paris, France, the son of Jewish Russian parents. He had a daughter, Charlotte, with Jane Birkin; and a son, Lulu, with his last partner, Bambou (Caroline Von Paulus, related to Friedrich Paulus).
Before he was 30 years old, Lucien Ginsburg was a disillusioned painter but earned his living as a piano player in bars.
His early songs were influenced by Boris Vian. Gainsbourg wanted to free himself from what he considered "old-fashioned" chanson, and explore other musical grounds, influenced especially by British and American pop. During his career, he wrote the soundtracks for more than 40 movies.
He directed himself in four movies: Je t'aime... moi non plus, Equateur, Charlotte For Ever and Stan The Flasher.
His most famous song, "Je t'aime... moi non plus" (1969), featured simulated sounds of female orgasm. Originally recorded with Brigitte Bardot, it was released with a different female singer, future girlfriend Jane Birkin, when Bardot backed out. While Gainsbourg declared it the "ultimate love song," it was considered too "hot"; the song was censored in various countries and in France even the toned-down version was suppressed. Even the Vatican made a public statement citing the song as offensive. Its notoriety led to it reaching no. 1 in the UK singles chart.
Feersum Ennjin - Paul D'Amour of Tool/Lusk/Failure releases a 5 song
EP to re-introduce the world to the former Tool bass player. He was joined by
Matt Mahaffey of Self on drums/keys/additional vocals and the disc starts off
where Lusk ended.
Here song listen and make a little decision about:
Dragon ( I added this song to my playlist good work)
Paul d'Amour (born June 8, 1968 in Spokane, Washington) was the original bassist for Tool.
Originally a guitar player, Paul was introduced to Tool by guitarist Adam Jones. Like Adam, Paul was in Los Angeles because of his wish to enter the film industry. He hadn't played music for a while and was thinking about giving it up. He was angry often and, at the time, Tool's music suited him perfectly.
In 1995, Paul amicably left Tool because of a desire to do something more experimental. After his departure from the band, he formed the critically acclaimed psychedelic pop band Lusk with Brad Laner, Chris Pitman (now of Guns N' Roses), and ex-Failure member Greg Edwards (now of Autolux). In 1997 they released their only album to date, titled Free Mars.
Prior to his departure from Tool, Paul also played guitar in a side-project called Replicants, a cover band that included Ken Andrews and Greg Edwards from Failure, as well as Chris Pitman. They released one self-titled album in 1995, with a guest appearance from Maynard James Keenan.
As of early 2006, Paul has been writing and performing under the name Feersum Ennjin, which owes its phonetically spelled name to the science fiction novel Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks — an author whose novel The Wasp Factory was conceptual inspiration for Lusk as well. The project has one self-titled EP.
Nathan Asher and the Infantry, from North Carolina Their song,
"Turn Up the Faders" has recieved more than critical acclaim. It recently won the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest, won the Great American Songwriting Competition, and is currently in the finals for the International Songwriting Competiton -- (this last one is the one that the
NY Times calls "THE songwriting contest to take note of.")
Band Members:Dan Abbate,Lt. Nick Abbate,Nathan Asher,Lawson Bennet,Turner Brandon,Serino
What’s more, “Turn Up the Faders” was off of the band’s 2004 debut. Their
new album, Sex Without Love is receiving rave reviews. Here are some quotes
from popular online music sites:
“Nathan Asher might just be the next great American songwriter….he is the
first lyrical inheritor to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.” –
[Modern Music Review]
It’ll be hard to write about this band but I can’t believe that I had a chance to know them.One important thing about writing a review is don’t consider about what people say about the band.They’re super ,they’re amazing can’t be a real feelings about the music.It seems talking about a trivial crap.Say about your feelings about a band to describe their music.How the song changed your life?What’s going on in your heart while listening.
I’m drinking my coffee as usual and listening a song named ‘’ Storms’’ and release myself to Guitar tones the song contains.Storms are strong but this song makes me think about the stroms:Storms are maybe hard and destructive but don’t have any feelings like people( grudge,revenge).Only my feelings about the song not about the lyrics.
Best lyrical song of them is ''Turn Up The Faders’’.I think this is the best song on my underground archive.Of course every band in this underground archive has a different style and different good sides.But This song contains lots of melodies like indie,alternative,alternative pop,melancholic.I always like harmony of lots of melodies so this song shows what I’m looking for in music.I know their new album will reach to many good listeners.I believe that they won’t miss this chance.Succesfull and harworking will won real price,maybe tomorrow maybe today.
their three song
"Sex Without Love"
"Turn Up the Faders"
NathanAsher.zip (18625 KB)
More info can be found at:
"Turn Up the Faders" is available of their myspace page www.myspace.com/nathanasher
“Nathan Asher might just be the next great American songwriter….he is the
first lyrical inheritor to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.” –
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
If Unknown Pleasures was Joy Division at their most obsessively, carefully focused, ten songs yet of a piece, Closer was the sprawl, the chaotic explosion that went every direction at once. Who knows what the next path would have been had Curtis not chosen his end? But steer away from the rereading of his every lyric after that date, treat Closer as what everyone else thought it was at first � simply the next album � and Joy Division's power just seems to have grown. Hannett was still producing, but seems to have taken as many chances as the band itself throughout � differing mixes, differing atmospheres, new twists and turns define the entirety of Closer, songs suddenly returned in chopped-up, crumpled form, ending on hiss and random notes. Opener "Atrocity Exhibition" was arguably the most fractured thing the band had yet recorded, Sumner's teethgrinding guitar and Morris' Can-on-speed drumming making for one heck of a strange start. Keyboards also took the fore more so than ever � the drowned pianos underpinning Curtis' shadowy moan on "The Eternal," the squirrelly lead synth on the energetic but scared-out-of-its-wits "Isolation," and above all else "Decades," the album ender of album enders. A long, slow crawl down and out, Curtis' portrait of lost youth inevitably applied to himself soon after, its sepulchral string-synths are practically a requiem. Songs like "Heart and Soul" and especially the jaw-dropping, wrenching "Twenty Four Hours," as perfect a demonstration of the tension/release or soft/loud approach as will ever be heard, simply intensify the experience. Joy Division was at the height of their powers on Closer, equaling and arguably bettering the astonishing Unknown Pleasures, that's how accomplished the four members were. Rock, however defined, rarely seems and sounds so important, so vital, and so impossible to resist or ignore as here.
Critical reception to the record was poor. Jones's absence coupled with drummer Topper Headon having been kicked out (unable to cope with his on-going heroin addiction) led many to regard Cut the Crap as a Joe Strummer solo album. Indeed, the album was set against Jones's This Is Big Audio Dynamite (1985) as just that. Strummer would later disown the album.
They were formed as Dinosaur in 1983 in Amherst, Massachusetts by J Mascis (guitar and vocals) and his high school classmate Lou Barlow (bass guitar), following the break-up of their hardcore punk band Deep Wound. Shortly afterwards, Murph (Emmett Patrick Murphy, drums) joined them. They changed their name following the release of their debut, DinosaurThe Dinosaurs, featuring ex-members of Country Joe and the Fish and Jefferson Airplane, sued them. (They still used the name Dinosaur on their albums at least as late as 1987. Some copies of You're Living All Over Me still lack the "Jr") (1985), when another band called
In 1987, they signed to SST Records and with them they released what is often considered their best album, You're Living All Over Me (1987), as well as Bug (1988). They never had much commercial success, but gained something of a cult following and became known for their very loud concerts. They were championed by Sonic Youth, who helped them get signed to SST. Dinosaur's songs were melodic, fairly simply structured and covered in guitar noise. These first albums were a major influence on the up-and-coming band Nirvana, and were on par with Dinosaur Jr.'s contemporaries the Pixies.
Tensions ran high between Mascis and Barlow, and in 1989 Barlow was kicked out of the band, continuing to work with his own band, Sebadoh. Dinosaur Jr subsequently became little more than a pseudonym for Mascis. He switched labels to Blanco y Negro, Green Mind (1991) being his first release there. Through the 1990s, Mascis sometimes explored quieter and more tranquil shores than Dinosaur Jr had in the 1980s. On the 1993 release, Where You Been, the opening track ("Out There") had an accompanying video and was aired on MTV for a short time, as the show 120 Minutes was still popular as a late-night "alternative" video show.
Mascis continues to release albums under his new band J Mascis and the Fog.
In 2004, Mascis regained the master rights to the first three Dinosaur Jr albums from SST, and arranged for their reissue on the Merge label in early 2005. The reissues coincided with the announcement that the original lineup of Mascis, Barlow and Murph was reuniting for a summer tour.
2006 will see the continuation of the Dinosaur Jr reunion tour, as well as the band's first DVD release and a new album. The new album will be Lou Barlow's first recording with the band since 1989.
Dinosaur Jr's career is chronicled in Our Band Could Be Your Life, a book about several important American underground rock groups during the 1980s, and are one of the curators of this year's All Tomorrow's Parties festival in May.
By the time this album was released, the group had branched out a bit from their punk-influenced pop music stylings and grouchy personal-relationship-based lyrics. Half the songs on this album (among them "Dead Loss Angeles'', "Nuclear Device," "Shah Shah a Gogo," and "Genetix") spout verses critical of social or political issues. Only the first of these four numbers, with its clipped vocal delivery and stripped-down, bass-heavy arrangement, shows significant Brit-punk influence. Certain songs here exhibit strong mainstream tendencies with no hardcore sensibilities whatsoever, such as "Duchess" (a tuneful power pop number with clear chart-oriented influences) and "Don't Bring Harry" (a slow-tempo, piano-dominated selection). Still other influences can be seen in "Meninblack," a Devo-derived number featuring a synthesized clipped beat/electronic pulse texture, chilly and sanitized-sounding organ, lockstep drums, and Alvin and the Chipmunks-style sped-up vocals. The intriguing "Ice" boasts interesting production touches and an inventively dubious tonal focus. The songs are lengthy, with at times prolix instrumental openings and interludes. Sound quality on the EMI America re-release is uneven at times, with occasional distortion in the drums and percussive low synthesizer. This is a generally good album worth hearing. Original pressings of this release have a 3-D picture on the front cover. Approximately half the songs on this album would be reissued one year later on the U.S. label release IV.
Want the skinny on the best (nearly) new band in Britain? Just ask... Who? What? Where? The Young Knives - drummer Oliver Askew, singer/ guitarist Henry Dartnall and his brother The House Of Lords (yes, we’ll come to that) - formed in rocktastic Ashby-de-la-Zouch nine years ago. Being young and daft they spent their time playing bad funk and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin covers until, luckily, university split the band. Four years later; older, wiser and now a bit embarrassed about the Ned’s Atomic Dustbin thing, they decided to reconvene by moving to that other cesspit of punk rock depravity, Oxford. The Young Knives is a great name, who thought of it? “It came from a Scottish history book,” says The House Of Lords. “I misread an etching that had three young chaps pulling a laird from his horse. It actually said 'young knaves', but knives was a good approximation. More info can be find at http://www.myspace.com/theyoungknives.
Contains 15 song.My suggest ''The Night Of The Trees'' you should listen this song amazing performance.This song reminded me to listen some Sonic youth,Pixies,Pere ubu albums.
New informations about band:
Second reunion (2006-present)
The Cult reunited for a series of shows during 2006, making their first live appearance in three and a half years on 24 February 2006, on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. They played a surprise warm up gig at Cinescape, in LA on 27 February 2006. Their first stage show was on 1 March 2006 in San Francisco, California, at The Fillmore. Rumours are that Cult CD reissues and another greatest hits package are in the works, but there is no word yet if the band will record a follow-up to Beyond Good and Evil.
Monday, March 13, 2006
Mott The Hoople’s first album for the Columbia Records label, All The Young Dudes, released in 1972 was a turning point for the struggling 1970s British band. With the band about to break up, David Bowie stepped in and gave Mott the title track "All the Young Dudes". Bowie also produced the album.
"Sweet Jane", a cover of the Velvet Underground song from their 1970 album Loaded, is the first song from All the Young Dudes. It was released in Canada, Holland, Portugal, Spain and the United States, though not in the UK, their home.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine says on All Music Guide that Bowie "gave them a surefire hit with "All the Young Dudes," had them cover his idol's "Sweet Jane," and produced ... the album that was designed to make them stars." Despite Ian Hunter's misgivings, they did it and "Mott's original version is a relatively straightforward cover of one of Reed's quintessential rock & roll songs"
In 2003, the album was ranked number 491 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Easter is a 1978 album by The Patti Smith Group. Produced by Jimmy Iovine, it is regarded as the most commercial of their albums, owing to the success of the song "Because the Night" (co-written by Smith and Bruce Springsteen), which reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Patti Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American musician, singer, and poet. She came to prominence during the punk movement with her 1975 debut album Horses. Called "punk rock's poet laureate", she brought a feminist and intellectual take to punk music and became one of rock and roll's most influential female musicians.
Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003) is Pearl Jam's first greatest hits album, a two-disc set released on November 16, 2004. (Their first compilation, 2003's Lost Dogs, was a b-side singles collection.)
The tracks "Once", "Alive" and "Black" have been remixed by Brendan O'Brien. The album also includes non-album versions of many other tracks.
Shadows of the past - 1991
North from here - 1993
Amok - 1995
Down - 1996
Frozen - 1998
Crimson - 2000
The cold white light - 2002
Sentenced's predecessor Deformity got started back in 1988, but in 1989, as the band's line-up changed, the name also changed to Sentenced. The original line-up consisted of Miika Tenkula (lead guitar & vocals), Sami Lopakka (guitar), Vesa Ranta (drums) and Lari Kylmänen (bass). They recorded two demo tapes: When Death Joins Us... in 1990 and Rotting Ways To Misery in 1991. The band actually got their very first record deal (with the infamous French label Thrash Records) already with their first demo.
In 1991 bassist Taneli Jarva joined the band, replacing Kylmänen just as the band was about to record their debut album Shadows Of The Past. At that time, their musical style was fast and pure European death metal. In springtime 1992 they recorded a new three-song promotional tape Journey To Pohjola to flirt around labels. As a result, they got themselves a deal with the Finnish Spinefarm Records, which was just starting its career, a fledgling company.
The sophomore album North From Here (and later during the ongoing year, The Trooper EP) saw the light of the day in spring 1993. The new tracks showed (or shoved) the world a totally renewed Sentenced. Technically adept and aggressive as hell, a straight-to-your-face burst of northern hatred would probably be the best way to describe it. The boys' playing skills had taken a huge step upwards and this time they really had their own thing going on. It was North From Here that earned the band the undivided attention of a German record label Century Media Records, and in 1994 Sentenced abandoned Spinefarm in order to head towards a wider market with a new multi-album contract under Century Media's wing.
::Children of Bodom - Live at Nosturi (2006)
::Joe Satriani - Super Colossal (2006)
::Samael - Lesson in Magic 1 (2006)
::Woods of Ypres - Against the Seasons Cold Winter(2006)
::Katatonia - The Great cold distance (2006)
::Machinemade God - The Infinity Complex (2006)
Wave was a 1979 album by The Patti Smith GroupPatti Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American musician, singer, and poet. She came to prominence during the punk movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.Called "punk rock's poet laureate",she brought a feminist and intellectual take to punk music and became one of rock and roll's most influential female musicians.
The title track was a tribute to Pope John Paul, whose brief papacy coincided with the recording sessions. This was the least commercially successful of the Patti Smith Group's four albums, even though it continued the evolution towards radio-friendly mainstream pop with Todd Rundgren's production, and demonstrated on the previous album, Easter. Songs such as "Frederick" (a play on words on topic of the song "Broken Flag," about Barbara Fritchie, as well as a love song for her husband-to-be Fred "Sonic" Smith, "Dancing Barefoot" (covered later by U2 and a cover of the Byrds' bitter "So You Want to Be (a Rock 'n' Roll Star)" stand out but the album as whole lacks coherency.
Sunday, March 12, 2006
OK Computer is the third album by British rock band Radiohead. It was recorded at St Catherine's Court, the country house of Jane Seymour near Bath, mixed at Abbey Road Studios and released on June 16, 1997 in the United Kingdom and on July 1 in the United States. The album met with wide critical acclaim and commercial success, putting the British group at the forefront of modern rock. Arguably Radiohead's most significant work to date, OK Computer won a Grammy Award in 1998 in the category of Best Alternative Music Performance and was nominated for Album of the Year.
Considered by many critics as the greatest album of all time, OK Computer is consistently featured on many critics' "best albums" lists, including a number 1 placing in a 1998 Q magazine readers' poll. It achieved this honour in 2005 when its readers were again asked to name the "greatest album of all time". In 1997 it was placed at number 7 in a 'Music of the Millennium' poll conducted by HMV, Channel 4, The Guardian and Classic FM; while in 2003 the TV network VH1 placed it at number 94. The album also came as Number One in the Top 100 Albums programme broadcast on Channel 4 on April 17, 2005 in Britain. In June 2005 it was named as Spin Magazine's No. 1 album,and in 2004 it placed number 3 on MuchMusic's best 50 albums since 1980. Rolling Stone's list of the "500 greatest albums of all time" placed OK Computer at 162.
The album's design is a collage of images and text by Stanley Donwood, who is credited with design on several Radiohead covers. Some of the text is hidden, including several phrases in Esperanto. Translations into English can be found in the unofficial Radiohead FAQ (see External links).
Bassist Colin Greenwood said about the album: "I think the overall mood on the record is starker than The Bends. I think that there is a consistent sound to 80 percent of the new album. I think we made things a little bit more extreme on this record. The important thing for us on this record was that we produce it ourselves. We had to learn how to make decisions amongst the six of us. There was the five people in the band and the engineer/mixer Nigel Godrich. We learned a lot from doing it on our own and in retrospect, we are very proud of this record."
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