The latest victim from the music world.
All he needs now is to become an earl and he can be an earlobe.
Jake Black aka The Very Reverend D. Wayne Love of Alabama 3 died yesterday, best known for “Woke Up This Morning” – the song played over the opening titles of the Sopranos.
I first saw Alabama 3 in 1998 supporting Primal Scream and subsequently bought their debut album “Exile on Coldharbour Lane”. I loved that album, still do, it’s their bestselling recording to date (a fact which I know pisses the band off after a dozen or so releases) and as the 20 year anniversary of its release approaches they are/were due to tour this autumn playing it in its entirety.
Recoding wise the novelty soon wears off with the country/acid house/gospel schtick, but a live Alabama 3 show was always entertaining, a festival set especially so, one can only wonder what will happen without D. Wayne.
Chances are that if you ever played guitar you’ve used one of his products.
I have 2 tickets for the 15 November gig at the Electric Ballroom in Camden that I need a good home for. Face value is £45 (£22.50 each). Anyone?
£1.99 for “Set the Boy Free”, not sure for how long.
Sorry to post a Mailonline link but it’s the only source I can find at the moment.
I didn’t realise just how popular The Tragically Hip were in Canada but I was over there last year around the time their final concert was televised and they were everywhere.
If you think you have everything relating to the HJH’s!
Just received a letter to say that they are stopping publishing and that 1988 is when rock stopped making history, it appears to have hit similar problems to Word magazine and they say it was no longer viable..
A shame really, I’ve enjoyed the mag, especially the mid 70’s onwards which is when I became more musically aware.
What does it sound like?:
This is the first of a series of acoustic releases apparently, if you’ve ever seen Jeff Tweedy do a live solo show then the sound of this record will be no surprise, it’s Tweedy, an acoustic guitar, the occasional bit of harmonica and some (mostly tuneless) whistling. There are the expected songs, the Wilco show staples such as Via Chicago, Hummingbird and I Am Trying To Break Your Heart all stripped down to the bare bones. His reach into the back catalogue doesn’t go as far as any Uncle Tupelo songs but Laminated Cat (Loose Fur) and Lost Love (Golden Smog) are given an outing. Bearing in mind the number of solo shows Tweedy does, and the number available to download and stream on various sites – all with Tweedy’s blessing – it does make you question the need for this record, it would have been nice to have heard some new material rather than demo-style versions of band songs for example. But then again I love Wilco and hearing the solo performance with studio quality is a treat for the ears.
What does it all *mean*?
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Just heard that we’ve lost Vin, RIP mate..
Saxa passed away yesterday, always loved the Beat, this would have been my first glimpse of them.
Robert Fisher of Willard Grant Conspiracy has died.
I have a free day in Sydney next week and having been away from home for almost a month I’m missing the smell of vinlys, any recommendations for a shopping trip? New or second hand, preferably both.
One of my favourite actors and near neighbours has gone.
I’m in Sydney for 3 days in a couple of weeks, any record shops recommendations to stock up on Aussie issue vinlys? Actually any decent record shops centrally?
2016 not letting up…
If you type “Schmilco” into YouTube….
Just saying like….
New name to the blog but not a new person, just updating my online security and anonymity.
From the poster who previously sounded a bit like kneel dye sun.
My Club Wembley ticket is going spare if anyone fancies Leicester v Manchester United on Sunday.
Free to a good home, all I ask is that you post me a match programme.
Happy Yorkshire Day to all!
New album coming Sept. 9 on dBpm records. Twelve new songs and a vibe that Jeff Tweedy calls “joyously negative.”
RIP Mrs Merton.