Archive for January, 2007

Stooges show new track on MySpace

January 29, 2007

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With the news that The Stooges are to release new LP ‘The Weirdness’, it gives me great pleasure to tell you that you can hear the first of the new clutch of tunes over on the official MySpace page of The Stooges. The new track,
My Idea Of Fun, isn’t quite as hard hitting as fans have been hoping for, but certainly wipes out many of the young po faced morons in the hit parade.

The track, is the first taste of the Steve Albini produced comeback LP and although it features grit and dumb snarls, it certainly lacks the KO punch of TV Eye and I Wanna Be Your Dog. In fact, perhaps Iggy should look closer to home with his remastered and remixed Raw Power for clues. The Weirdness begins on March the 19th. [via ElectricRoulette]

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Vibrasonic – Kingsley J

January 26, 2007

Watch this video and keep in mind that this single was NOT released in the middle of swinging 1967. Vibrasonic, and their jaw-dropping Kingsley J from the mid nineties, recreate the wonderful wacked out sound of Syd era Floyd without sounding… well… shit. This is a brilliant record that every single person in the world should own.

The Good, The Bad and The Queen tour

January 25, 2007

Goodbadqueen The Good, The Bad and The Queen’s album is, according to ElectricRoulette "Half pretty decent listening, the rest is completely forgettable." Well, for those of you wanting to see Damon Albarn & Co play it out live, you can see the band on a UK tour of "eccentric" venues.

The venues were apparently chosen because of "historical significance" to the band. For example, Southsea’s Parade Pier on January 27th was chosen after Albarn played there in 1995 Blur’s Seaside Tour, while Aylesbury was picked by Paul Simonon, having previously hosted a Clash gig on January 5th, 1980 with Ian Dury.

It’s still not clear why anyone would willingly go to Warrington.

For the full list of tour dates, read on after the turn.

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Tracklisting announced for Neil Young’s ‘Live At Massey Hall’

January 25, 2007

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Neil Young‘s has unveiled the tracklisting for his forthcoming live album ‘Live At Massey Hall’.

The album, set to hit the shops on March 12, was recorded in Toronto in 1971 and features a DVD which features footage of the show minus three tracks.

Young said: "This is the album that should have come out between ‘After The Gold Rush’ and ‘Harvest’." The set is a great mix of Harvest tracks as well as a couple of killers from his days in Buffalo Springfield.

The much talked about ‘Archives Volume 1’ an 8CD/2 DVD boxset chronicling Young’s career between 1963 and 1972, will be released in the autumn. Read over for the tracklisting.

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Tracklisting announced for Neil Young’s ‘Live At Massey Hall’

January 25, 2007

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Neil Young‘s has unveiled the tracklisting for his forthcoming live album ‘Live At Massey Hall’.

The album, set to hit the shops on March 12, was recorded in Toronto in 1971 and features a DVD which features footage of the show minus three tracks.

Young said: "This is the album that should have come out between ‘After The Gold Rush’ and ‘Harvest’." The set is a great mix of Harvest tracks as well as a couple of killers from his days in Buffalo Springfield.

The much talked about ‘Archives Volume 1’ an 8CD/2 DVD boxset chronicling Young’s career between 1963 and 1972, will be released in the autumn. Read over for the tracklisting.

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Blind Faith play The Stones Under my Thumb

January 23, 2007

Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and  Ric Grech made up sixties super group Blind Faith. The group debuted at a free concert at London’s Hyde Park on June 7, 1969 which ultimately led to a disasterous debut in the United States. The group made their debut at Madison Square Garden on July 12th for more than 20,000 and during the performance a 30-minute-long riot occurred on stage involving police and concert goers. It led to Baker accidentally getting clubbed on the head by a police officer and Winwood’s piano being destroyed. Sadly, this footage is from their debut and not the incident packed Madison Square Garden performance.

Rage Against The Machine reform?

January 22, 2007

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Rage Against The Machine are reported to be returning to the live stage to play the Coachella Festival which takes place in Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 27-29.

The band split up in 2000 but are now tipped to be headliners alongside Bjork and Red Hot Chili Peppers at the gig.

The event will take place at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California and this year sees it expanded from two to three days for the first time.

It is also rumoured that Arcade Fire, Interpol, Sonic Youth, Kings of Leon, Air and The Decemberists are also among the acts confirmed to appear.

Further names are set to be revealed shortly.

[via Hecklerspray]

Bjork to draft in Timbaland for new LP

January 19, 2007

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As most of you will know, Bjork has worked with an eclectic bunch when collaborating on albums. Her next album, due in late spring (as yet untitled) features two tracks produced by Timbaland and another two featuring vocals by Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons.

Additional guest appearances have been turned in by Toumani Diabate on kora, Konono No. 1 on electric thumb piano and drumming from Lightning Bolt’s Brian Chippendale. "This record is a Bjork production par excellence," Bjork.com says. "No stone left unturned to seek out the perfect pitch."

The new album is Bjork’s first since 2004’s stark "Medulla," which boasted contributions from Mike Patton, Rahzel, Matmos and Robert Wyatt.

Bjork’s site also confirms the Icelandic singer will return to the road this year.

Neil Young releases classic 1971 show

January 18, 2007

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Neil Young is set to release another classic archive gig on CD.

‘Live at Massey Hall’, out on March 13, was recorded at the Toronto venue in January 1971, and sees Young performing solo.

Talking of the release, Young says producer David Briggs urged him to release the Massey Hall version of ‘Harvest’ instead of the studio version which appeared on the classic 1972 album.

He says: "I was very excited about the takes we got on ‘Harvest’ and wanted ‘Harvest’ out. David disagreed. As I listen to this today, I can see why."

Meanwhile Young is set to release ‘Archives Volume 1’ in the autumn, the much-mooted project the singer has talked about for decades.

The collection will compromise eight CDs and two DVDs of unreleased live and studio material as well as memorabilia. An exact release date has yet to be announced, reports Billboard.

The Seeds sing Mr Farmer

January 18, 2007

The Seeds and Sky Saxon are incredibly undervalued by the world. One glimpse of recognition was the use of Mr Farmer on the Almost Famous soundtrack, so watch the video below and see what the fuss is all about.