Monday, October 31, 2011

new Viva show (#116) in the archive

NRBQ - That's Alright

Any band that shows love for the pre-Help! Beatles can only win points in my book, especially when brilliant changes such as that occurring at 1:36 are on offer.

Words and music by Joseph Spampinato. Recorded November, 1974 in beautiful Maynard, Massachusetts.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

France Gall - Les Petits Ballons

A thousand thanks to Davy across the pond for helping me to acquire this precious mp3. Written by J.C. Vannier and Serge Gainsbourg. Direction d'orchestre: Jean-Claude Vannier. This one's for fans of chord changes (you know who you are).

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Headstone - Turn Your Head

best singing of the word "cloud"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Erton Revelation - Free Show

written by Erton-De Piscopo-Chiaravalle

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Brenda Lee - The Crying Game

music & words by Geoff Stephens

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ilitch - Peripherikredcommando

Patrick Muller : Guitares, Traitements, Synthetiks (intro)
Philippe Doray : Synthetiks
Ruth Ellyeri : Guitares, Vocal
Thierry Muller : Traitements, Basse, Synthetiks, Sequenceur

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Philip Lynott - Yellow Pearl

I'm still trying to track down the demo version heard in this video, but in the meanwhile here's the O.G. slowed to minus 4.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Clinic - Video Life

One of the better German-language Chris Spedding covers I've heard lately. Thanks again, Tedward.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Chris Spedding - Video Life

many thanks to Ted for the tip on this life-changer (on the RAK label, no less!)

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Drip-Dry eyes - I Believe In You

Drip-Dry eyes is a Japanese musician and, not surprisingly, a huge Yukihiro Takahashi fan. Here's his myspace. As near as I can tell, this is a cover of an obscure Yukihiro b-side. I ripped the mp3 from a youtube. (Drip-Dry, please let me know if that's not cool...)

Bonus points for the detuned churchbell sound.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Dif Juz - Cs

Friday, October 07, 2011

Mitchell's Christian Singers - Who Was John?

Monday, October 03, 2011

Leroy Grannis

Ennio Morricone: Una Spiaggia a Mezzogiorno

From the soundtrack to Vergogna Schifosi