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Friday, 19 January 2018 10:00

Bulbous Creation - End Of The page

A Kansas-based rock band whose music was a downbeat mixture of psychedelia and hard rock, Bulbous Creation would have to wait until many years after they broke up to receive any recognition outside their home town. Bulbous Creation were formed by bassist Jim "Bugs" Wine and guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Paul Parkinson, both of whom grew up in Prairie Village, Kansas, a town about ten miles from Kansas City. Parkinson took up guitar in his early teens and played in a handful of ad-hoc groups during his high-school days, most featuring his good friend Wine on bass. In 1966 Wine went into the military, and he settled in Kansas City, Kansas upon his return three years later. Wine was keen on starting a band, and a newspaper ad brought him together with a talented guitarist, Alan Lewis, and a capable drummer, Chuck Horstmann. However, the band needed a boost with its songwriting, and after Wine ran into his old friend Parkinson, he was soon invited to join the group and contribute lyrics and vocals. (A fifth member, keyboard player Lynne Wenner, occasionally joined the group on-stage.) Lewis was keen on naming the new band Bulbous, which didn't sit well with his bandmates, but when someone suggested tagging Creation onto the moniker, the group agreed on the new name.
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Thursday, 18 January 2018 09:59

Las Grecas - Bella Kali

this is one of the most disruptive and innovative discs of Spanish music. This "Gipsy Rock" (CBS, 1974) was the first winning bet to unite flamenco with rock. Two styles that had previously been found before - we can look at some themes of groups from the 60s or the last years of Smash - here they connect in a natural way and accessible to all audiences. The Muñoz sisters made a fusion when this word was almost never used, and what is bigger, without doing it deliberately because it was what they had absorbed since they were little and they came out spontaneously. So we can hear the agitated voices of Carmela and Tina surrounded by distortions, riffs full of fuzz, wah-wah sounds of Fender Rhodes, Hendrixian echoes , percussions and other elements that make this record a true sound jewel. To carry it out, the producer of this record, José Luis de Carlos, accompanied them with a first-rate cast in which the best of the scene was at that moment: people like the guitarist and arranger Johnny Galvao, who had been component of Los Buenos and the Portuguese group Os Duques, the keyboardists Luis Cobos and Eddy Guerin, who had previously worked with Jeanette , the sound engineer Juan Vinader, who had worked with Joan Manuel Serrator the arranger Pepe Nieto, whose work was known for his work with Vainica Doble .
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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 09:14

The Guess Who - Undun

"Undun" is a popular song by Canadian rock band The Guess Who. It spent two weeks at #21 on the Canadian Singles Chart in November–December 1969 and reached #15 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart and #22 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was written by Randy Bachman after hearing Bob Dylan's "Ballad in Plain D", which included the phrase "she was easily undone". Bachman's song tells the story of a girl he had seen at a party who, after dropping acid, slipped into a coma. The song takes its structure from new jazz guitar chords Bachman had learned from his friend and neighbour Lenny Breau. During the Guess Who's 2000 reunion tour, Running Back Thru Canada, Bachman's former bandmate Burton Cummings declared the song to be one of Bachman's finest compositions and "one of the best songs ever written by any Canadian songwriter". Bachman himself has stated that "Undun" is his favourite song from his time as a member of The Guess Who.
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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:57

Arlo Guthrie - Coming Into Los Angeles

Arlo Davy Guthrie (born July 10, 1947) is an American folk singer-songwriter. Like his father, Woody Guthrie, he is known for singing songs of protest against social injustice. Guthrie's best-known work is his debut piece, "Alice's Restaurant Massacree”, a satirical talking blues song about 18 minutes in length that has since become a Thanksgiving anthem. His only top-40 hit was a cover of Steve Goodman's "City of New Orleans". His song "Massachusetts" was named the official folk song of the state in which he has lived most of his adult life. Guthrie has also made several acting appearances. He is the father of four children, who have also had careers as musicians.
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Monday, 15 January 2018 10:41

Satan's Satyrs - Germanium Bomb

Staggering out of Herndon, Virginia, like a six-legged razorback high on blood and gas fumes, Satan’s Satyrs ply the kind of doom-fuzz domination and full-tilt horror boogie that exists about a million miles outside the realm of giving a fuck. Teenage mastermind Clayton Burgess recorded and played every instrument on the band’s 2012 debut, Wild Beyond Belief!, while he was still in high school. Inspired by Blue Cheer, Electric Wizard and a slew of sleazy 60s/70s cult biker flicks like The Glory Stompers, Werewolves On Wheels and Satan’s Sadists, Burgess eventually found kindred spirits in guitarist Jarrett Nettnin and drummer Stephen Fairchild, who joined the SS fold in time to appear on last year’s Hammond-drenched brain-boiler Die Screaming.
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Ο Τζίμης Πανούσης (12 Φεβρουαρίου 1954 - 13 Ιανουαρίου 2018) ήταν Έλληνας τραγουδοποιός και ηθοποιός, γνωστός για τη σάτιρα και τον καυστικό και αθυρόστομο στίχο του.Μουσικά δήλωνε αυτοδίδακτος και έπαιζε λίγο απ' όλα. Πρώτες προσπάθειες στο χώρο της μουσικής έγιναν με το σχήμα "Χαρούμενη Κουδουνίστρα" όταν ακόμα ήταν στο γυμνάσιο. Στο β΄ μισό της δεκαετίας του 1970 σχημάτισε το συγκρότημα Μουσικές Ταξιαρχίες, στο οποίο ανέλαβε τα φωνητικά, τους στίχους και τη μουσική και πλαισιώθηκε από τους Γιάννη Δρόλαπα (ηλεκτρική κιθάρα), Βαγγέλη Βέκιο (τύμπανα), Δημήτρη Δασκαλοθανάση (μπάσο) και Σπύρο Πάζιο (κιθάρα, synthesizer, έγχορδα), ενώ στη συνέχεια προστέθηκε στη σύνθεση του συγκροτήματος και ο Βαγγέλης Σβάρνας (σαξόφωνο).Η πρώτη τους εμφάνιση σε κοινό έγινε το 1980 στο "Skylab" στην Πλάκα, ενώ η πρώτη τους δισκογραφική δουλειά είναι ο δίσκος Μουσικές Ταξιαρχίες που κυκλοφόρησε από τη MINOS-EMI το 1982. Νωρίτερα (το 1980) είχε κυκλοφορήσει μία ανεξάρτητη παραγωγή σε κασέτα, το "Disco Tsoutsouni".Ακολούθησε το 1984 ο δίσκος Αν η Γιαγιά μου είχε Ρουλεμάν - μερικοί στίχοι του οποίου λογοκρίθηκαν[3] - και το επόμενο έτος το Hard Core (ζωντανή ηχογράφηση). Νωρίτερα, το 1983, οι Μουσικές Ταξιαρχίες καμουφλάρονται κάτω από το όνομα Alamana's Bridge (= Γέφυρα της Αλαμάνας) και συμμετέχουν στο δίσκο-συλλογή ελληνικού ροκ Made in Greece Vol.1, παρά τις αντιρρήσεις της τότε δισκογραφικής τους εταιρείας. Από τον επόμενο δίσκο "Κάγκελα Παντού" (1986) ο Πανούσης αποφάσισε να συνεχίσει μόνος του.Το 1987 κυκλοφορεί ο τελευταίος δίσκος από την MINOS-EMI "Χημεία και Τέρατα". Οι επόμενοι δύο δίσκοι "Δουλειές του Κεφαλιού" / The Greatest Kitsch Live! (1990) και "Ο Ρομπέν των Χαζών" (ζωντανή ηχογράφηση, 1992) κυκλοφορούν από την Music Box International, ενώ το "Vivere Pericolosamente" από την Warner το 1993. Η επόμενη δισκογραφική του δουλειά κυκλοφόρησε εφτά χρόνια μετά, το 2000, με τίτλο "Με Λένε Πόπη" (ζωντανή ηχογράφηση). Κυκλοφόρησε επίσης μαζί με το περιοδικό Μετρό το 2002 το ολιγόλεπτο CD "Δείγμα Δωρεάν" με ακυκλοφόρητα τραγούδια από τις τελευταίες παραστάσεις του.Στις 20 Γενάρη του 2009 κυκλοφόρησε ένα διπλό DVD με ζωντανή κινηματογράφηση της παράστασης "Της Πατρίδας μου η Σημαία", που δόθηκε το 2008 στο Γυάλινο Μουσικό Θέατρο.Την άνοιξη του 2015 οι Μουσικές Ταξιαρχίες επανενώθηκαν για μια σειρά εμφανίσεων στο Κύτταρο μετά από 30 χρόνια απουσίας.Πέθανε στο νοσοκομείο Ερυθρός Σταυρός από ανακοπή καρδιάς στις 13 Ιανουαρίου 2018.
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Saturday, 13 January 2018 10:17

The Fall - Psycho Mafia

The Fall are an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. They have undergone many line up changes, with vocalist Mark E. Smith as the founder and only constant member. The Fall's long term musicians have included drummers Paul Hanley and Karl Burns; guitarists Marc Riley, Craig Scanlon and Brix Smith; and bassist Steve Hanley, whose melodic playing is widely credited with shaping the band's sound from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s.First associated with the late 1970s punk movement, the Fall's music has undergone numerous stylistic changes, often concurrently with changes in the group's lineup. Nonetheless, their music has generally been characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound, tense bass and drum rhythms, and Smith's cryptic lyrics,described by critic Simon Reynolds as "a kind of Northern English magic realism that mixed industrial grime with the unearthly and uncanny, voiced through a unique, one-note delivery somewhere between amphetamine-spiked rant and alcohol-addled yarn.While the Fall have never achieved widespread success beyond minor hit singles in the late 1980s, they have maintained a strong cult following.The Fall have been called "the most prolific band of the British post-punk movement.They have released thirty-two studio albums as of 2017, and more than three times that number when live albums and compilations (often released against Smith's wishes) are taken into account. They were long associated with BBC disc jockey John Peel, who championed them from early on in their career and described them as his favourite band, famously explaining, "they are always different; they are always the same.
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Friday, 12 January 2018 09:57

DNA - Blonde Red Head

DNA was a band formed in 1978 by guitarist Arto Lindsay and keyboardist Robin Crutchfield. They were associated with the late 1970s New York no wave scene, and were featured on the 1978 compilation No New York.DNA originally consisted of Lindsay, Crutchfield, Gordon Stevenson and Mirielle Cervenka, and took their name from a song by another no wave band, Mars.This lineup of DNA played occasionally at CBGB and Max's Kansas City and recorded one 7" single. Within their first year, they had cemented their reputation as a paradigmatic no wave band when Brian Eno selected them as one of the four groups documented on the No New York LP, the first recording to expose no wave groups to an audience outside of lower Manhattan. The other three bands appearing on this album were The Contortions, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, and Mars.The band is featured in the film Downtown 81 starring the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.The rock group Blonde Redhead takes its name from a DNA song.
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Thursday, 11 January 2018 14:13

The Jim Carroll Band - It's Too Late

James Dennis Carroll (August 1, 1949[1] – September 11, 2009) was an American author, poet, autobiographer, and punk musician. Carroll was best known for his 1978 autobiographical work The Basketball Diaries, which inspired the 1995 film of the same title, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Carroll.In 1978, after he moved to California to get a fresh start since overcoming his heroin addiction, Carroll formed The Jim Carroll Band, a new wave/punk rock group, with encouragement from Patti Smith, with whom he once shared an apartment in New York City, along with Robert Mapplethorpe.He performed a spoken word piece with the Patti Smith Group in San Diego when the support band dropped out at the last moment. The band was originally called Amsterdam, where they originally formed and were based in Bolinas, California. The musicians were Steve Linsley (bass), Wayne Woods (drums), Brian Linsley and Terrell Winn (guitars). They released a single "People Who Died", from their 1980 debut album, Catholic Boy. The album featured contributions from Allen Lanier and Bobby Keys. In 1982 the song appeared in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, from which Carroll received royalties until his death in 2009. The song also appeared in the 1985 Kim Richards vehicle Tuff Turf starring James Spader and Robert Downey Jr., which also featured a cameo appearance by the band, as well as 2004's Dawn of the Dead, and in the 2015 Mr. Robot S1 E10. It was featured in the 1995 film The Basketball Diaries (based on Jim Carroll's autobiography), and was covered by John Cale on his Antártida soundtrack. The song's title was based on a poem by Ted Berrigan.[10] Later albums were Dry Dreams (1982) and I Write Your Name (1983), both with contributions from Lenny Kaye and Paul Sanchez (guitar). Carroll also collaborated with musicians Lou Reed, Blue Öyster Cult, Boz Scaggs, Ray Manzarek of The Doors, Pearl Jam, Electric Light Orchestra and Rancid.
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David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie,was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades, acclaimed by critics and other musicians for his innovative work. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" is a song by David Bowie, originally released as the closing track on the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in June 1972. It detailed Ziggy's final collapse as an old, washed-up rock star and, as such, was also the closing number of the Ziggy Stardust live show. In April 1974 RCA issued it as a single.Bowie saw the song in terms of the French chanson tradition,while biographer David Buckley has described both "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" and the album's opening track "Five Years" as "more like avant-garde show songs than actual rock songs".Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine similarly found it to have "a grand sense of staged drama previously unheard of in rock & roll".Although Bowie has suggested Baudelaire as his source, the lyrics "Time takes a cigarette..." are somewhat similar to the poem "Chants Andalous" by Manuel Machado: "Life is a cigarette / Cinder, ash and fire / Some smoke it in a hurry / Others savour it".The exhortation "Oh no, love, you're not alone" references the Jacques Brel song "You're Not Alone" ("Jef") that appeared in the musical Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.Bowie performed Brel's "My Death" during some Ziggy Stardust live shows, and performed "Amsterdam" live on the BBC.
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