Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
The Cryan' Shames - The Sailing Ship
To me this sounds more like a '90s retro-psych outfit trying to write a psych tune than an actual '60s psych tune. (Indeed, the Brian Jonestown Massacre covered it.) Kudos to Jim Fairs for the Baby You're A Rich Man-style psychedelic bagpipes.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
The Honeybus - For Where Have You Been
Draw an afghan blanket over your knees and curl up beside the fire with this Colin Hare-penned ditty, notable for its surprising (to me) chord changes, great lyrics, and velvety harmonies that might be influenced by the word "thyme" in "Scarborough Fair."
What's that? I hear my tea boiling on the kettle. Talk soon...
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Friday, February 04, 2011
The Grease Band - New Morning
As I mentioned previously, there's a new mastermix in the works. It'll be a combination of highlights from the last six months and a fresh batch of "new" songs. But these things take time, and so to stem the creeping tide of moribundity I offer this amuse-bouche, featuring British journeyman legends Henry McCullough (Eire Apparent; Wings) on vocals and guitar and Alan Spenner (Wynder K. Frog; Roxy Music) on vocals and bass. Kind of like with this one, I'm not sure I ever really noticed the melody on this tune until I heard this version. A huge number of bonus points are bestowed for the Harrisonian arpeggios at 0:28.
Soon come, rastas. Soon come.