Almost two and a half hours worth!
Over 550 releases. Far too many again. The exclusive and interesting releases are few and far between. I’d say the vast majority are just re-issues that were in the works anyway, and badged as RSD releases purely to give them an extra marketing push. Multiple re-releases from the same artist (hello Pulp, Bruce Springsteen, Wedding Present, Hawkwind) a lot of which you can second hand originals of in most 2nd hand stores any day of the week for £5. Anything on here you’d queue outside a record shop for?
Artist Title Format !!! All U Writers / Gonna Guetta Stomp 12″ 16 HORSEPOWER FOLKLORE LP 16 HORSEPOWER OLDEN LPX2 999 BIGGEST PRIZE IN SPORT/ BIGGEST TOUR IN SPORT DLP A PREGNANT LIGHT ST. EMACIATION 7 A$AP ROCKY “LPFJ2 / MULTIPLY” 7″ VINYL A/ Caitlin Rose AA/Kid Wave featuring Ben Romans Hopcraft Been Thinking About You All The Time / Listen To Her Heart 7″ A/ Jimi Goodwin AA/ Pete Wiggs Didsbury Girl (Tear Down Dub) / We’ve Got The Moves 7″ A/ Mark Lanegan AA/ Duke Garwood Needle of Death / Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning 7″ A/ Stealing Sheep AA/ The Voyeurs Murmur Earth / Rhubarb Rhubarb (Third » Continue Reading.
Band members, in order; Furay, Young, Palmer, Martin, Stills. “There’s some food in the cupboard, just empty the litter tray into the wheely bin and if there are any problems let the Kind Woman next door know”.
I know there is a (supposed) law about having to clean up after your dog if it fouls on the street. But what is the law regarding horses? I live in what might be described a country town and we have a fair few stables and horse riders. Very often there will be a huge pile of dung in the middle of the road after a horse has emptied its bowels. I know as opposed to a dog bag the owner would need a bucket,shovel and sack to clean up but why is it deemed “acceptable” to leave horse poo but not dogs? Genuinely would like to know if there are any laws on this subject.
Colston Hall, Bristol
This is the last night of the Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival, a New Orleans themed day. And if you’re doing Nawlins, you need the Doctor. Filing into the auditorium we are treated with the sight of Mr Rebannack’s skull roadie sorting out props on the piano before his band, led by ace trombonist Sarah Morrow take the stage and kick up an introductory groove. Dr John hobbles to the piano in feathered top hat, walking with two canes (both covered in trinkets and fetishes, obv), and kicks off Iko Iko. It’s not quite jazz, not quite blues, not quite funk, and sets the tone for the rest of the night, all swampy voodoo with enough room for a Professor Longhair break. The rhythm section are very good, especially the drum workout on Walk On Gilded Splinters, and there’s some lovely Hammond as well. Pee Wee Ellis sat in for a couple of tunes near the end (he’d played an earlier set at the festival (my excitement at seeing one of James Brown’s sidemen was only slightly lessened after the gig when I discovered he lives just down the road in Frome these » Continue Reading.
It seems my Sony Crapshot digital small and farty camera has failed to make the transition from The Hovel to The Cajun Brothel in working order so I find myself in need of a new box brownie to snap piccies of my daubing exploits. After spending a bewildering few hours perusing various sites online I find myself utterly confused as to what to buy. So It suddenly dawned on me that if anyone on God’s green and pleasant would have some sage advice it would be my chums at The Afterword. Well chums what do you say. Budget is around the £300 area, a little more if needs be a lot less would be lovely. Thanks oodles in advance.
Oo-er missus – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31824040
Being the long term road manager for Mick and Keef must be a doddle. It’s just a question of where in the set they’ll play Jumping Jack Flash and when to set off the fireworks and inflate the gigantic penis.
How different it must be working for someone like David Byrne. He’s always got a new project on. And very wonderful some of have been too, like the wonderful shows with St Vincent. If ever a live album should be released …….
Doing the One Hit Album thread made me think about those musicians who are constantly trying out new combinations and pushing the envelope.
So here’s a thread to celebrate them. The ones who can get no satisfaction from playing with the same combo year in, year out.
Is there anyone able to play a banjo and/or a mandolin that might be up for recording a small part for a track I’ve done?
The track is done on a DAW app called Music Studio and apart from a bit of editing of the samples was all done on my phone. I’m pretty pleased with it.
The samples in Music Studio are reasonable quality but the thing that doesn’t work for me is a banjo part (actually a double track of sampled banjo and mandolin playing the same part to try and give it a better timbre), and if at all possible, I’d love to have a real instrument in there.
This is the track, A Vision Of The Future:
I can output the track in either MIDI or Wav.
The first ever post I made on the old Word blog was a video by the band Tragedy – a heavy metal tribute to the Bee Gees. Their CD is fab and plainly bonkers. I thought the band had split up but then today I spy this video on Facebook. Then I read they are touring the UK and they are blooming playing Manchester on Sunday! ARE YOU WITH ME BOYS AND GIRLS??
What does it sound like?:
Post-industrial funk, light on the anvil smashing and slap bass but heavy on the choppy guitars and being shouted at through a megaphone, the re-lifed Brizzle funsters are back, Back, BACK with an all-new album of very angry, but strangely uplifting songs about how rubbish modern life really is. ‘S.O.P.H.I.A.’ is, actually quite lovely in its own, twisted way, and ‘Box 9’ gets the blood pumping in a compelling and hypntotic fashion.
What does it all *mean*?
I don’t know – these oldsters today, you’ve seen ’em, down the town hall, in their ill-fitting suits, jumping on the bins, shouting “Wake up, Sheeple!” at folk; you can’t hear a word they’re singing…
Goes well with…
Shouting at Audi drivers on the morning commute.
Might suit people who like…
Adrian Sherwood, dissonance, Agit prop, amphetamines.
I suspect that Afterword bookworms are in a huff.
We’ve had one album wonders and one film wonders . But what about those writers who only produced one magnificent novel?
Here’s your chance to share those neglected masterpieces with us!
As ever, the rules are fairly elastic. If a writer’s publishers have dug up a piece of juvenilia to publish long after the masterpiece, that still counts.
I’m bagsying A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Punblished in 1980, 11 years after his suicide.
What one book wnders are on your shelves?
I miss having a staircase. Not the huffing, puffing, groaning grind of having to negotiate the bleeder we still have that but the space underneath, a small vaguely nonspecific part of day to day existence where one can chuck random crap like bits of roadkill or various bits of clothing. Just how much of the world’s habitable environs is given over to the gap between useful and just there for the sake of it? At the moment ours consists of one drawer. It has string and a tube of glue in residence. Tomorrow I may add a ball of fluff encrusted blu tac to the pointlessness. I blame two, no three things for this post…brandy, Max Richter and bugger all on the telly. Nos da.
Anyone else out there have any weird and wonderful pre gig superstitions. For my own part at some point in my gig going life i decided i could not listen to the music of the artist on the day of the gig. I’ve no problems whatsoever in sticking on their CD straight after the gig has ended to re-live the highlights but there’s no chance of the CD being on in the car on the drive to the venue. I can’t really remember how this started but somehow have got it into my head that if the artist plays a song i’ve only just heard an hour ago then in no way will it hold the same interest than if i’d forgotten how great the song was in the first place by not having heard it!
Hi – stupid question time: can’t seem to figure how to put a reply under a specific post. When I’m not logged in, it clearly says ‘ log in to reply’ , when when I logged in, the ‘reply’ bit ha devilishly disappeared, so my post goes at the bottom. Please tell e what I’m failing to grasp ( wood for trees etc.) . I’m posting on an iPad if that’s relevant. Cheers.
…and in particular to the work of Arthurdog – I think that’s one of the things I’ve missed most since October. This must take SUCH a long time, I am so in awe of the effort. You make it easy for me to enjoy something brilliant about the internet.
So, thank you. you’re fab, thanks very much – the Shaolin one was incomparable…
moseleymoles on Blue Oyster Cult
One of the joys of the old place (both of them now) was the threads in which a slightly less celebrated act was given a thorough airing in a thread dedicated to them. In that spirit here’s my take on an act that if they ever had their due, have now slipped well off the radar. So welcome to the Blue Oyster Cult thread and if you’ve never heard anything by the Cult beyond Don’t Fear The Reaper don’t be afraid..
BOC started in the late sixties as an American answer to the emerging heavy metal/hard rock acts from the UK, particularly Black Sabbath. Their first three albums: BOC, Tyranny and Mutation, and Secret Treaties, mine a fairly conventional rock sound – enlivened by Donald ‘Buck’ Dharma’s guitar and lyrics that mined mysticism, World War Two and arcane mythology amongst others.
After building up their reputation as a hot live act, their phase as top-notch album-sellers started with the live album On Your Feet or On Your Knees, and two subsequent studio albums, Agents of Fortune and Spectres. These albums saw their sound coming into focus and the airing of a slew of their best-know » Continue Reading.
Finally, the Franz Ferdinand-Sparks supergroup has a name. It’s both obvious and appropriate: FFS. We also have the first indication of what it will sound like in this YouTube teaser and gigs have been announced in Europe, expect more festivals to be added to the list. Excellent!
Just to let everyone know my new band has its debut gig at Hertford Corn Exchange on 15th March some time in the afternoon at their “Sunday Live” regular event. It’s called Oldskool and there’s a clue in the name – we play twin guitar rock, with plenty of solos, some in harmony, a smattering of obscure covers but mostly songs from me or other guitarist Ben Fuller. It’s consciously a jam band, for fun and a bit of blowing. The ace rhythm section of Andy and Kenny have regular pub band gigs but are keen to get out and play a bit away from the standard Sultans of Rock the Casbah Swing Jack Flash set, and splendid they are too.
The Cornex has a great bar, nibbles on the bar including roasted potatoes, decent prices, fab sound, stage and lights. It would be great to see a few of you!
Well this well-researched piece will tell you. I’m sure you are dying to know…except it is all fiction!
Here is the truth.
Came home early from work today (tripped over a pallet truck on Friday banged my head, scraped my hand and have a massive lump and bruise above my knee which is making it impossible to be on my feet all day as usual) but this has given me a laugh
Best ones are The Guardians of the Galaxy being turned into ponies (but not Rocket) and the Mary Poppins/Birdwoman erotic fiction!
Just wondering if anyone was successful in landing a ticket for the upcoming Paul McCartney shows, or shared my experience. On the stroke of 10.00, signed in, counted the seconds down, chose appropriate tickets/prices etc, did the Captcha thing and…none available, none at all. Tried again in cursory fashion, with same outcome. Noticed there were lots available on GetMeIn! etc, this is at about 10.02. After last year’s experience of the Great Kate Bush Internet Meltdown, I just thought “Love you Macca, but I can’t be arsed with this”. Any more positive outcomes?
Sinead O’Connor. Just saw her at Womadelaide and the power , the range , the emotion. Seen Odetta but she is dead. Never saw Nina Simone. Better live than Joni, Emmylou’, Miriam Makeba, Patti Smith, Annie Lennox. Nope can’t think of one.
England pack your bags.
Perhaps because TV is no longer (just) broadcast via TV sets, this seems to me to be a l’age d’or for the medium. So far this year, I’ve spent hours enjoying Broadchurch, Better Caul Saul, Bitter Lake (Adam Curtis’s doc about the rise of fundamentalist islamism), and most recently, the hugely impressive Cucumber. House Of Cards season 3 is imminent. And all without having to rush home, or check that the recorder is set. Anyone else agree re the goggle box (actually a computer in my case)?