Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The Faces - Stay With Me



Been a while since I posted, so I thought I'd throw in one of my favourite 70's classics.
"Stay with Me" was written by Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood and was first released 
on the Faces in 1971 on their album A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse
It reached No 6 in the UK and No17 in the USA


Sunday, 27 October 2013

Dimas III - I won't love you again


I heard this track for the first time the other day, listening to Huey Morgan on his Radio 2 show. Not sure when this was released as I'm finding it a little hard tracking down anything about Mr Garza. Its kind of a cross between Doo -Wop and James Brown Soul??? If that makes any sense???
Well I like it anyway!



Thursday, 5 September 2013

David Allan Coe - Sweet Vibrations



I was driving to work the other day listening to the radio when a song came on, which annoyed the hell out of me, Florida Georgia Line feat Nelly - Cruise. What an absolute pile of sh!t. And then the DJ announced that its been No1 on the US Country Charts for 24 weeks. Why? This is not Country Music, its Pop!!!
So I thought I'd treat you all to a proper bit of Country from David Allan Coe's 1975 4th Album "Once upon a Rhyme.



That's more like it!!!!

Saturday, 22 June 2013

The Vaccines - I Always Knew



I Always Knew was released in the UK in November last year, it was the third single from The Vaccines second studio album, "Come of Age". As with most of the modern music I seem to like it got nowhere in the UK charts, reaching the staggering climbs of No 169!!!!
This track reminds me of the 60's band "The Tornadoes", that twangy Joe Meek sound is just brilliant!



Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The Doors - Touch Me



Today's post is a tribute to the Doors keyboard maestro Ray Manzarek, who died earlier this week. Touch Me was realised late in 1968 and reached the No 3 spot in  the US charts early in '69. For some reason it failed to chart here in the UK??
This is one of my top 5 Doors tracks, honestly I could have picked any track.

RIP Ray

Sunday, 28 April 2013

The Black Keys - Little Black Submarines





"Little Black Submarines" is a song by American rock band The Black Keys. It is the fourth track from their 2011 studio album El Camino and was released as the album's fourth single on October 8, 2012. The song begins as a quiet acoustic ballad before transitioning to a loud, hard rock arrangement in the second half. Critics praised the song and called it one of the highlights from El Camino. The song was a success on rock radio, reaching number two on the Alternative chart in the US and the Alternative Rock and Active Rock charts in Canada. The group filmed a music video with director Danny Clinch at the Springwater Supper Club and Lounge, a dive bar in Nashville, Tennessee. "Little Black Submarines" was certified gold in Canada.
Unfortunately it didn't even make a dent in the UK charts, what's the world coming to??

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Hanni El Khatib - You Rascal You








I heard this track for the first time last week, on an advert for Sky Atlantic, I thought it was The Black Keys?? How wrong was I?

El Khatib is of Palestinian and Filipino descent. He grew up in San Francisco, where he became an avid skateboarder. He performed music on the side while working as creative director at the skateboard fashion label HUF
In 2010 he released two singles on Innovative Leisure, a subsidiary of Stones Throw Records. His debut album, Will the Guns Come Out, was released on September 27, 2011. The album features eight original songs and three covers. His second album will be produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.
He describes his songs as being for anyone who has ever been shot or hit by a train. His musical style includes elements of garage rock and blues.
During his live performances, El Khatib is accompanied by drummer Nicky Fleming-Yaryan, a friend from high school, and guitarist / keyboardist Hayden Tobin. They performed at the South by Southwest festival in March 2011, and at Bonnaroo in June 2011. They have opened for Florence and the Machine.
His music has been used in television commercials for Captain Morgan, Nike and Nissan, as well as the HBO series Hung, the Showtime series Californication and the feature film, For a Good Time, Call.... and most recently, for the 2013 Superbowl ad for Audi with his song, "Can’t Win ‘Em All".