Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Radar - Una Splendida Emicrania
A search for more Italian new wave on discogs.com turned up this nugget. Old news for some but new to me. The chord progression reminds me a Dave Grohl-penned Nirvana B-side called "Marigold", of all things. Pretty crucial material here. I'm glad I didn't completely miss the boat on this one.
Recorded October 1981. Una splendida emicrania = "a wonderful headache"
La parti elettroniche dell'LP sono state suonate senza ausilio di computer o automatismi.
"The electronic parts of the LP have been played without the aid of computers or automation."
Nicola Salerno: voce, Korg MS10, Yamaha CS80, Roland Jupiter 4, batteria elettronica
Alessandro Ceradini: voce
Bruno Marini: assolo clarinetto basso
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - Observatory Crest
A descendant of For What It's Worth, arrangement-wise, this popped up on a couple of mixes last year. Are we talking Griffith Observatory? Was the concert at the Greek? These secrets now lie with the Captain... R.I.P.
Recorded at Stronghold Sound Recorders, North Hollywood, CA.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Ramases - Balloon
If you're thinking, "Gee, that sounds like Lol Crème on lead guitar, moog synthesiser, and possibly background vocals," you are correct. Indeed, all four members of 10cc comprise the backing band here. (This was about a year before they recorded this.) The LP was reissued on vinyl somewhat recently by Mexican Summer.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Stepkids - Shadows On Behalf
If this were a lost electro-psych-soul obscurity from '73, it would be one of the greatest crate-digs of all time. Instead, it's a genius single devised by three lads from Connecticut who style themselves The Stepkids. High-quality mp3 and vinyl available from Stones Throw records. Catch the 'Kids live at Fort Green Park in Brooklyn on July 12th.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Flyer - Get Back Your Love
If you like Flayer, you'll love Flyer. Lead vocals / Piano / Synthethizers (sic) & Lead Guitar by Alain Salvati. Recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami (Florida)
Click here to experience the life-changingly good instrumental edit of this.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Monday, June 06, 2011
Friday, June 03, 2011
Amon Duul II - Kirk Morgan
Thanks to Sorcerer for this one. The song structure is something like ABABCDCE and parts A,B,C,D, & E are all great. The rhythm guitar player in the right channel is a genius, as is pretty much everyone else involved in this, evidently.
Lyrics and album cover impenetrable.