Items filtered by date: September 2017
30 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
As the leader of the group Ash Ra Tempel or Ashra, one of the most notable German groups of the 1970s and 80s, as well as a solo artist, he is one of the most important guitarists of the Kosmische Musik genre. He also participated in the Cosmic Jokers sessions. His style and technique influenced dozens of artists in the post-Eno ambient and Berlin School of electronic music scenes in the 1980s and 1990s.
29 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
Erkin Koray is one of the greatest Turkish musicians. He has contributed not only to rock, but also to psychedelic, world music and prog. This has earned him the nickname of the Turkish Jimi Hendrix. Erkin Koray is now recognized as one of the greatest Turkish artists, alongside cult figures like Mehmet Baris Manco and Selda Bagcan. He has contributed not only to rock, but also to psychedelic, world music and prog. It is thanks to his inspiration and creativity that progressive music has flourished in Turkey more than in any other part of the world, facilitated by the extremely rich traditional music heritage that characterizes Anatolia. That heritage has allowed local artists to experiment and elaborate innovative musical forms without upsetting the local orthodoxy. Legendary groups such as Kaleidoscope or the super-group Emerson, Lake and Palmer - founders of the progressive movement in England - were never able to impose this new musical reality on the West with the same vigor. https://www.balcanicaucaso.org/eng/Areas/Turkey/Erkin-Koray-the-Turkish-Jimi-Hendrix-128458
28 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
The riff on this song originated with a track Red Fang guitarist Bryan Giles came up with in his previous band, Party Time. They never released that song, so they brought it up when Red Fang was working on their third album, Whales and Leeches. Aaron Beam had the idea of repeating the riff throughout the song, which worked surprisingly well. He told us: "We knew almost immediately that that song was in a different league from the other things that we'd written up to that point. That was just a combination of Bryan's hyperactive writing style and me being kind of lazy and thinking, 'Hey, man, let's just hang out on this other part so that people can get a little rest. Their ears can rest for a little bit after that riff.'" The video, which racked up over a million views on YouTube, has a unique concept: The band is downing beers when they get in a feud with some hardcore LARPers. They drink a lot more beer and fashion weapons from the cans, then return to challenge their adversaries in battle. The video was directed by Rob "Whitey" McConnaughy, who told the band to pour out most of the beer instead of drinking it. They didn't take this direction very well and ended up getting hammered. The puking in the clip is real.http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=32910
27 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
The ambitious animated video was hand-drawn by Jason Staebler – brother of drummer and band founding member Robby. "He had over 100 hours in it when we approached him. We were initially going to have Chad VanGaalen do a second video for us, but when we saw the stock reels Jason had been working on in secret it made a lot of sense to have close blood on board. The synchronicity between his imagery, before we approached him, and the lyrical content was a little mind blowing.” http://teamrock.com/news/2016-02-15/all-them-witches-premiere-open-passageways-video
26 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
The smell of piss is so strong It smells like decent bacon Kevin's getting footloose on the overspill Under the piss-station Two pints destroyer on the cobbled floors No amount of whatever is gonna chirp the chip up It's the final countdown, by f**kin' Journey I woke up with shit in my sock outside the Polish off-licence "They don't mind" said the arsehole to the legs You got to be cruel to be kind, shit man Save it up like Norbert Colon Release the stench of shit grub like a giant toilet Kraken The lonely life that is Tory I got an armful of decent tunes, mate But it's all so f**kin' boring Tied up in Nottz, Nottz with a Z, you c**t Black t-shirts and state toss Nobby's nuts, the rule of rough cuts A to Z of nothing gets all the shiz We are real, we are lucky, 20p in the 10p mix Crab eyes, another lonely little DJ with no f**kin' life Weetabix, England, f**kin' shredded wheat, Kelloggs c**ts On bleak shiz, on our c*ck, the green light don't stop The shit homegrown dealers of Berlin begging for lolly And it's beautiful how the privileged still let 'em in Tied up in Nottz, Shit! And then the dealer's tipped up! ...Big up the riots!
25 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
When a band seamlessly genre hops as much as King Gizzard does, it’s hard for one to categorize them. This is part of their allure. Since their formation seven years ago, they’ve dabbled in Garage Punk, Baroque Pop, Bossa Nova, Raga Rock, and of course Psychedelic Rock. Flying Microtonal Banana, their ninth and latest release, sees the prolific Melbourne natives throwing us yet another surprise, this time coming in the form of alternate tunings: microtonal tunings to be exact, which is essentially taking the regular twelve notes per octave and doubling it to 24. It is an unusual concept in rock music and Western music in general, but one that is frequently used in India and the Middle East. The outcome of this tuning you ask? It is nine tracks of psychedelic quirkiness. http://spillmagazine.com/spill-album-review-king-gizzard-lizard-wizard-flying-microtonal-banana/
24 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
This song is written from the perspective of The Devil. He tempts people with sin and waits as they die and enter hell, which is where they "jump in the fire." One of the earliest Metallica songs, this was the second single they released, after "Whiplash." Dave Mustaine, who left the band in 1983, helped write the song, earning one of his four composer credits in Metallica. The song was included on Metallica's debut album, Kill 'Em All, and reflects the band's New Wave influences; drummer Lars Ulrich was quoted as saying that the song was inspired by Iron Maiden, whose hit "Run To The Hills" had been the most popular song on the radio at the time. Lars claimed that "Jump in the Fire" was Metallica's response to "Run to the Hills," and was intended to be their breakthrough single.
23 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
"The Fool" is a collection of songs that I have been working on for the past three years. In the bitter aftermath of music projects that never worked out during a transition period in my life , I questioned my motives behind making music. The title "The Fool" is the embodiment of what me and some of my friends feel towards the futility of writing music if you have decided not to dedicate your life to it. Is it just a remnant of our teenage selves? Again, only a fool would waste his time answering this question hence I decided to upload these songs.
22 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
Spectral Ascent is much more than something to bob your head to pleasantly, so if you’re looking for something that has many facets and that you can really sink your mental teeth into, this one’s for you. Concurrent to the occultic themes on the album, there is a clear element for anyone really to grab onto; Spectral Ascent has multiple layers. On the album’s eighth track, Kabbalah’s singer puts the listener in the position of the character that was introduced in the first track and has been maintained, in various capacities, throughout the album, singing, “You keep searching for an answer; You’ve watched the darkness fall; And you heed its siren call; That shadow falls upon you.” The album ends on a slightly more upbeat note musically speaking than it opened up with. The production sounds at times as though it is from decades ago, when the musical influences that converge in Spectral Ascent began to make their mark in the modern era. Although it could thereby feel antiquated, it works well. http://newnoisemagazine.com/review-kabbalah-spectral-ascent/#
21 Sep
Published in Song of 2day
"Lightning to the Nations" is the title track from Diamond Head's self-released 1980 album. Lyrics are written by Diamond Head lead Sean Harris, instrumentation is pretty much a collaboration of the entire band (at the time) of Sean Harris, Colin Kimberly, Duncan Scott, and Brian Tatler. Listening to the electrifying guitar work, it's easy to see why heavy metal magazine Burn! ranked Lightning to the Nations the third best riff album of all time, just after Black Sabbath's Master of Reality and Slayer's Reign in Blood. How old were the band members when this song was recorded? Tatler, Scott, and Harris were 19, Kimberly was 20. Says Harris of this time: "We didn't know s--t." Unfortunately, their inexperience was taken advantage of by their manager Reg Fellows. Fellows, who owned a cardboard factory, was responsible for the low-quality first album issue (aka "The White Label Album"), and would go around afterwards reselling the album under various names (Am I Evil?, To Heaven From Hell, Behold the Beginning), even with different cover artwork. The band has since been vocal in protesting how they'd been exploited. [...] http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=18888
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