Monday, June 30, 2008

Pilot: Hold On / Canada

Sometimes when you're looking for stuff that sounds like Pilot, you just have to listen to more Pilot. These are the first two songs on the album Morin Heights. Hold On features a massive drum sound and a great clavinet part. Canada is a re-rage, but it would be unconscionable for me not to include it here.

produced by Roy Thomas Baker

Saturday, June 28, 2008

October 28, 1969
The Airplane House, 2400 Fulton Street, San Francisco

Jerry Garcia & Friends:
Been All Around This World
Big Boss Man
Jam (Stormy Monday theme)
Slow Blues

Jerry Garcia
Jorma Kaukonen
Jack Cassady
Mickey Hart
Spencer Dryden

Friday, June 27, 2008

Addvibe: Luv And Happiness

That thing happening with the tuned cymbals is pretty great, as is the guitar player. From the album Luv And Happiness. Written, produced and arranged by Pål Sørli, Tor Egil Braseth, and Tom Christer Johansen.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


União Black: Every 1's A Winner [2005]
Nicodemus: Computer Knife And Fork [1986]

A double-shot of archival footage for this Thursday.

União Black: original air date 6/22/07. From the album Banda União Black. Portuguese-language Hot Chocolate cover. Beautiful bass drum sound.

Nicodemus: original air date 4/25/07. Available on this compilation. Lethal groove. Lyrics remain enigmatic. The last time I listened I caught the words "radar balloon". Witty Henry's production repays close attention.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Paris: Pale Horse, Pale Rider

From the album Big Towne, 2061
Recorded at Total Experience Studios, 6226 Yucca Street, Hollywood, California

Robert Welch - vocals, guitar
Hunt Sales - drums, percussion, vocals
Glenn Cornick - bass, keyboards

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Robert Palmer: Woke Up Laughing (at 45)

Words and music by Robert Palmer. From the album Clues.
Recorded at Compass Point Studios, New Providence, Bahamas.
Drums/Dony Wynn
Keyboards/Jack Waldman
Guitars bass drums/Robert Palmer

Monday, June 23, 2008


Shirley Bassey: Spinning Wheel*
Ron Trent: Music, Life and Culture (Music Komoda)#
Bo Diddley: Aztec@

*produced and arranged by Johnny Harris. Try this at a party some time. Also, listen to the bass player, especially on the bridge.

#via the legendary ones: b u m r o c k s. c o m. My pick for best song of '99.

@I like to imagine this as Bo's theme music on his migration to the Other World.

waiting for records in the mail ... please hold

Saturday, June 21, 2008

December 2, 1973
The Record Plant - Sausalito, CA

The Wailers:
Rastaman Chant
Bend Down Low
Slave Driver
You Can't Blame the Youth
Stop That Train
Burnin' & Lootin'
Kinky Reggae
Get Up Stand Up
Lively Up Yourself
Walk the Proud Land

Bob Marley
Peter Tosh
Earl "Wire" Lindo
Aston "Family Man" Barrett
Carlton Barrett

Friday, June 20, 2008

Delaney & Bonnie: Groupie (Superstar)

written by Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Supermax: Ain't Gonna Feel

From the album Fly With Me. Recorded at Hotline Studios, Germany. Mixed with the Aphex Aural Exciter. Featuring Kurt Hauenstein on lead vocals. Written by Kurt Hauenstein.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Elton John: Are You Ready For Love

From The Complete Thom Bell Sessions. Written by L. Bell/T. Bell/C. James. Arranged, conducted and produced by Thom Bell. Featuring The Spinners on vocals.

Thanks to Basement for this one.

less Spinners, more bongos:
Are You Ready For Love (full length 1979 version)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tim Maia: É Necessário

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hi-Voltage Orchestra: Midnight Blue

Saturday, June 14, 2008

10.31.1991 Seattle
Jesus Don't Want Me For a Sunbeam
Drain You
Floyd the Barber
Smells Like Teen Spirit
About a Girl
Love Buzz
Been a Son
Negative Creep
On a Plain
Rape Me
Territorial Pissings
Endless Nameless

Friday, June 13, 2008

Soviet Army Chorus & Band: Song Of The Plains (Meadowland)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Richard Sanderson:
Never Let You Go
Never Let You Go (extended)

Yet another stroke of genius from the dreamchimney hivemind. The bass line reminds me of this.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Impacto Cinco: Viver Triste

Aquatic sounds from Brazil. Great bridge on this.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Double: Woman Of The World (long instrumental version)

I was just listening to the Harvey mix over at cool in the pool and starting to really appreciate the majesty of this classic. Such slippery musical logic. Many thanks to dollar bin jams for the quality transfer.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Ellen McIlwaine:
All To You
Never Tell Your Mother She's Out Of Tune

From the album We The People. Featuring Don Payne on bass. All To You written by Ellen McIlwaine. Never Tell Your Mother... written by Jack Bruce and Peter Brown.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Jason Edwards:
Ruby Lips
Down The Drain...

This Jason Edwards is a heavy dude. Buy his album (Ouest) directly from Kill The DJ, and/or check out his space. Well worth the trip.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Daevid Allen: Now Is The Happiest Time Of Your Life, side B

Only Make Love If You Want To
I Am
Deya Goddess

I posted a vinyl rip of this on 2/25/07. Now here's a chance to hear the CD version, without the "endearing crackles". Daevid recorded this himself on a 4-track? Hard to believe. Okay, let's walk through the songs:

Only Make Love If You Want To: What a great song!
I Am: A glissed-out spacefest. I love the "morning on the mountain" bit that kicks in at 9:21.
Deya Goddess: Just more good times.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Number One Ensemble: Back To Heaven

For Sean at the great ARAWA, and for the inimitable Sack Lunch, I humbly offer this homegrown rip of Back To Heaven. May it serve you well.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Steve Miller Band: Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma

I'm all about the part that starts at 2:53

Monday, June 02, 2008

Robin Trower: Bridge of Sighs

For that familiar stretch of 95.

Bo Diddley: Bo Diddley


And because we occasionally drift in this direction:

March 25, 1972
The Grateful Dead with Bo Diddley:
I've Seen Them All

Jerry Garcia: Accidentally Like A Martyr

Written by Warren Zevon. Recorded in San Rafael, CA, on 8/3/77 (presumably in the wee hours). Featuring JG on electric piano, Bob Matthews on bass, and Jerry's longtime roadie and factotum Steve Parish on drums.

Otis Redding: You Don't Miss Your Water

Written and released by William Bell before age 22, Redding released his version on 1965's Otis Blue at age 24.

Borrowing a recent technique of Sheridan Dupre X... What have you accomplished?

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Ladies & Gentlemen: I've got news. Big news. IB -- a man who is evidently in the midst of an ongoing creative frenzy -- has his own freshly-launched blog! Check it out: SibLINGSHOT.

It's on.