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Friday, 23 April 2021 15:34

The Flaming Lips - My Own Planet

The Flaming Lips are an American psychedelic rock band formed in 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The band consists of Wayne Coyne (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Michael Ivins (bass), Steven Drozd (guitars, keyboards), Derek Brown (guitars, keyboards), Jake Ingalls (keyboards, guitars), Matt Duckworth Kirksey (drums) and Nick Ley (percussion). The group recorded several albums and EPs on an indie label, Restless, in the 1980s and early 1990s. After signing to Warner Brothers, they released their first record with Warner, Hit to Death in the Future Head (1992). They later released The Soft Bulletin (1999), which was NME magazine's Album of the Year, and then Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002). In February 2007, they were nominated for a BRIT Award for "Best International Act". The group has won three Grammy Awards, including two for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. They were placed on Q magazine's list of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die" in 2002.
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Η Αλέκα Κανελλίδου (Αθήνα, 29 Ιανουαρίου 1946)είναι Ελληνίδα τραγουδίστρια. Γεννήθηκε στην Πλάκα και μεγάλωσε μέσα σε οικογένεια μουσικών. Είναι κόρη του βιολιστή Γιάννη Κανελλίδη . Στα 17 της χρόνια, ενώ ήταν ακόμη μαθήτρια, αποφάσισε να ασχοληθεί επαγγελματικά με το τραγούδι. Λόγω της αγάπης της για την τζαζ ασχολήθηκε κυρίως με το ξένο ρεπερτόριο. Έγινε γνωστή από το τραγούδι «Crazy Girl» στη ταινία του Γιάννη Δαλιανίδη Οι θαλασσιές οι χάντρες (1967), όπου ντουμπλάρει την Ζωή Λάσκαρη. Το 1974 η Κανελλίδου διακρίθηκε στο Φεστιβάλ Τραγουδιού Θεσσαλονίκης με το Βραβείο Ερμηνείας, ερμηνεύοντας το τραγούδι «Άσε με να φύγω», μία από τις μεγαλύτερες επιτυχίες της. Είχε συμμετάσχει στο Φεστιβάλ άλλες τρεις φορές το 1966, το 1968, το 1972. Η επιτυχία του τραγουδιού την έκανε ευρύτερα γνωστή. Εμφανίστηκε δίπλα σε γνωστούς καλλιτέχνες ενώ ήταν παραγωγική και δισκογραφικά. Τραγούδια της έγραψαν σημαντικοί συνθέτες και στιχουργοί με κυριότερη τη Νινή Ζαχά το όνομα της οποίας συνδέθηκε με αυτό της Κανελλίδου. Τα εμπορικότερα άλμπουμ της παραμένουν το "Για λίγους" (1979) και το "Νύχτα είναι θα περάσει" (1985) με τις συνολικές πωλήσεις τους να ξεπερνούν τα 100.000 αντίτυπα.
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Sunday, 14 February 2021 12:27

Bernard Herrmann - Scene d'amour (Vertigo)

Bernard Herrmann (born Max Herman; June 29, 1911 – December 24, 1975) was an American composer of Russian-Jewish descent best known for his work in composing for motion pictures. As a conductor, he championed the music of lesser-known composers. An Academy Award-winner (for The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1941; later renamed All That Money Can Buy), Herrmann is particularly known for his collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock, most famously Psycho, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo. He also composed scores for many other films, including Citizen Kane, Anna and the King of Siam, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Cape Fear, Fahrenheit 451, and Taxi Driver. He worked extensively in radio drama (composing for Orson Welles), composed the scores for several fantasy films by Ray Harryhausen, and many TV programs, including Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone and Have Gun – Will Travel.
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Johnny Rumble & The Law 4000 is a raw rockabilly trio from Greece. The band is named after a popular Greek movie of the 60’s about a law passed at that time against “teddyboy-ism”, the “Law 4000”. The band’s style: 50's Rockabilly/Rock n' Roll, 70's Revival & 80's Neo-Rockabilly, Doo-Wop, 60's Greek oldies.
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Saturday, 11 July 2020 11:41

Joe Jackson - Fools in Love

David Ian "Joe" Jackson (born 11 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter.Having spent years studying music and playing clubs, Jackson scored a hit with his first release, "Is She Really Going Out with Him?", in 1979. This was followed by a number of new wave singles before he moved to more jazz-inflected pop music and had a Top 10 hit in 1982 with "Steppin' Out". He is associated with the 1980s Second British Invasion of the US.He has also composed classical music. He has recorded 19 studio albums and received 5 Grammy Award nominations.
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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 12:47

CAN - Bring Me Coffee or Tea

Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany, in 1968 by the core quartet of Holger Czukay (bass), Irmin Schmidt (keyboards), Michael Karoli (guitar), and Jaki Liebezeit (drums). The group cycled through several vocalists, including Malcolm Mooney (1968–70) and Damo Suzuki (1970–73), as well as various temporary members. Drawing from backgrounds in the avant-garde and jazz, Can incorporated minimalist, electronic, and world music elements into their often psychedelic and funk-inflected music.[1] They have been widely hailed as pioneers of the German krautrock scene. Can had occasional commercial success, with singles such as "Spoon" and "I Want More" reaching national singles charts. Through albums such as Monster Movie (1969), Tago Mago (1971), Ege Bamyasi (1972) and Future Days (1973), the band exerted a considerable influence on avant-garde, experimental, post-punk, ambient, new wave and electronic music.
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Siouxsie and the Banshees were an English rock band, formed in London in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bass guitarist Steven Severin. They have been widely influential, both over their contemporaries and with later acts. Mojo rated guitarist John McGeoch in their list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" for his work on "Spellbound".The Times cited the group as "one of the most audacious and uncompromising musical adventurers of the post-punk era". Initially associated with the punk scene, the band rapidly evolved to create "a form of post-punk discord full of daring rhythmic and sonic experimentation".Their debut album The Scream was released in 1978 to critical acclaim. In 1980, they changed their musical direction and became "almost a different band" with Kaleidoscope,which peaked at number 5 in the UK Albums Chart. With Juju (1981) which also reached the top 10, they became an influence on the emerging gothic scene. In 1988, the band made a breakthrough in North America with the multifaceted album Peepshow, which received critical praise. With substantial support from alternative rock radio stations,they achieved a mainstream hit in the US in 1991 with the single "Kiss Them for Me". During their career, Siouxsie and the Banshees released 11 studio albums and 30 singles. The band experienced several line-up changes, with Siouxsie and Severin being the only constant members. They disbanded in 1996, with Siouxsie and drummer Budgie continuing to record music as the Creatures, a second band they had formed in the early 1980s. In 2004, Siouxsie began a solo career.
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Monday, 08 October 2018 09:46

Comix - Touche Pas Mon Sexe

French New Wave Synth-Pop act, who also performed as TGV
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Friday, 24 August 2018 14:59

Acid Baby Jesus - It's On Me

ACID BABY JESUS formed in Athens, Greece in 2009. They quickly honed a heavy psychedelic rock’n’roll sound influenced equally by the Western World’s lysergic pop past and Greece’s complex folk history. “We have the tools and we have the talent. No show too small, no fee too big. We’re ready for anything.” ABJs
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Sunday, 05 August 2018 13:29

the jesus & mary chain - it's so hard

The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride in 1983. The band revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. After signing to independent label Creation Records, they released their first single "Upside Down" in 1984. Their debut album Psychocandy was released to critical acclaim in 1985 on major label WEA. The band went on to release five more studio albums before disbanding in 1999. They reunited in 2007.
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