Monday, 23 February 2009
Listen to it here.
We will all miss him greatly.
Have a nice time, matey.
To say I really got into these latter albums would be a lie. I found them lacking the general consistancy and creativity of Byrne and co's earlier stuff, really... Having said that, a band of Talking Heads' calibre couldn't make an album without at least a handful of gems that I'd love. It was listening to their 'Blind' album that I came across a song called '(Nothing But) Flowers', which has Johnny Marr on it, which was most probably why I got into it so much.
In fact, I think there are elements of Declan's guitar playing on our new EP in this song.
Did I just compare him to Johnny Marr?... He can pay me later.
Talking Heads - Nothing But Flowers
Monday, 16 February 2009
It's different (in absolutely no negative way- in fact, in a brilliant way), but still the vital elements of the Bombay we love.
I can't get it's groove out of my head.
So with that, I shall commence my February minimix.
1.) Bombay Bicycle Club- Always Like This
2.) Queens Of The Stone Age- 3's & 7's
3.) J Dilla- E= MC2
4.) The Naturals- Counter Respond
5.) Elzhi feat. Royce da 5'9"- Motown 25
6.) Jimmy Ruffin- What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
7.) The Kills- Last Day Of Magic
8.) Television- Marquee Moon
9.) The Futureheads- Man Ray
10.) Talking Heads- This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
And one more for luck-
11.) Huw & Dan- The Only One (My Mylo). Now streaming on the MySpace page, this bad boy was a product of two very bored boys a few months back, trying to write the best Europop song they could...
It was a great day.
Over and oot.
Sunday, 15 February 2009
I'm in a little bit of a predicament right about now. The reason for this predicament is due to Lionel Richie.
Now, you might be wondering how the Lord Of The Jheri Curl is meddling with my day to day thoughts. But the reason is pretty clear:
Is it bad that I more than just 'like' the pop stomper that is the brilliantly, and slightly comically named, 'All Night Long (All Night)'?
I just think the song has everything; soul, some tasty African influences fused with pop gloss, build-ups, break-downs, great melody, and ONE HELL OF A CHORUS.
Here's a quite bombastic performance of his at the '84 Olympics. He doesn't half milk it...
And don't even get me started on the video for 'Hello'...
Saturday, 14 February 2009
Completely great are the band Magazine, with "About The Weather" being my absolute favourite. This is a band I've been crudely aware of for a while, but was once again prompted by Dead Air Space, which is always informative, entertaining and has some brilliant links down it's left hand side.
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Saturday, 7 February 2009
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
I remembered about this song the other day. It's genuinely bizarre when listened to again just for the main and sole reason that it samples BBC's 'Casualty'. Yes, 'Casualty'.
I didn't think much of it before, but now I have, I can't get the ridiculousness of it out of my head. 'Casualty'? My parents watch that shit. Really, without wanting to make sweeping generalisations here, how many garage fans watch 'Casualty'? Or at least thought it cool to put it in a song?
I guess it's most probably purposefully humourous. Isn't it? I just can't watch this without thinking the combination of garage music and these guys as pretty fucking hilarious:
Garage was sick. Especially this-