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Saturday, 04 August 2018 19:15


The Bay City Rollers are a Scottish pop band whose profile peaked in the mid 1970s. The British Hit Singles & Albums noted they were "tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh", and were "the first of many acts heralded as the 'biggest group since the Beatles' and one of the most screamed-at teeny-bopper acts of the 1970s".For a relatively brief, but fervent period (nicknamed "Rollermania"), they were worldwide teen idols. The group's line-up had many changes over the years, but the classic line-up during its heyday included: guitarists Eric Faulkner and Stuart John Wood, singer Les McKeown, bassist Alan Longmuir, and drummer Derek Longmuir. The line-up in 2018 includes guitarist Stuart John Wood (Woody), singer Ian Thomson, bassist Marcus Cordock and drummer Jamie McGrory.
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Thursday, 02 August 2018 20:26

The Rezillos - Flying Saucer Attack

The Rezillos are a punk/new wave band formed in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1976. Although emerging at the same time as other bands in the punk rock movement, the Rezillos did not share the nihilism or social commentary of their contemporaries, but instead took a more light-hearted approach to their songs, preferring to describe themselves at the time as "a New Wave beat group".Their songs are heavily influenced by 1950s rock and roll, 1960s English beat music and garage rock, early 1970s glam rock, and recurring lyrical themes of science fiction and B movies; their influences mirrored those of US bands the Cramps, the B-52s, and X, who were starting out at the same time. The Rezillos' biggest hit in their home country was the UK Top 20 single "Top of the Pops" in 1978, but they are best known outside the UK for their cover version of "Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight", which was featured on the soundtrack to Jackass: The Movie in 2002. Since the Rezillos recorded it, the song has been covered by other punk bands, including Youth Brigade and Murphy's Law.
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Thursday, 31 May 2018 15:35

Jim Burgett - Jekyll and Hyde

Lake Tahoe saw its first rock and roll band in 1957.That was the year Jim Burgett first rented the old American Legion Hall on the South Shore and began the now legendary local teen dances.He and the band performed such favorites as “Let’s Investigate",“Jeckyll and Hyde,” “Pick-Up-A-Coupl'a-Records,” "Scene Of The Crime" and all of the rock & roll and rhythm & blues hits of the day.When he and his band first brought rockabilly tunes to the South Shore American Legion Hall at South Lake Tahoe in 1957 and packed in audiences of young people,it was the start of a life in music.Columbia Records would later take notice. In 1961 he recorded the spooky minor-key ballad, "The Living Dead" and "Let's Investigate.After a successful music career spanning over 40 years,Jim now lives and works in Las Vegas.
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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 10:01

Acid Arab - Stil

“We are fascinated by eastern music and its codes, such as complex rhythmic structures (binary and ternary superimposing upon each other), which drive dancers to trance just like acid house does. We’d like to take these codes and use analog techno devices (beatboxes, bassline machines) to create something new : an oriental acid music which combines the coldness of techno and the emotional and dramatic power of the East. Our knowledge of the dancefloor is now digested and we have spent night after night digging records and files to know more about arabic music. We don’t want to be standardbearers of mixing whatever, we just want to be of our days. talking about mixing means there’s a split, a binary vision of an occidental vs oriental world – this is has-been. We don’t paste oriental sounds on occidental beats, we want to embody both cultures without pretending to reinvent oriental music or fooling ourselves by believing we’re inventing eastern dance music. We just want to be part of it, and contribute to this brilliant and enormous masterpiece that this music is, and has been for thousands of years.” Acid Arab is: Guido Minisky & Hervé Carvalho & Pierrot Casanova & Nicolas Borne. Keyboards: Kenzy Bourras
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