Donnerstag, 22. Juni 2017
Mittwoch, 21. Juni 2017
Knowing that some of you guys are working on a reggae Wednesday. So I would like to join with a tune I found a few days ago. Coldcut are famous for forming Ninja Tunes and remixing a lot of artists during the last decades. They are in the business for almost 30 years and still over the average and innovative. This one is a song by Roots Manuva and a collaboration with Adrian Sherwood. A song produced in the tradition of dub with a steady flow, a reluctant guitar and a lot of echoes. A song probably for a summer mix.
Dienstag, 20. Juni 2017
Back from the festival in Mannheim with burning feet and too less sleep but filled with lots of new experiences. I have to admit that a lot of bands were inspired by Velvet Underground and making their very own sound. Nevertheless they name this band as a main inspiration. This brings me back to a German band from the early 80's that was influenced by the Velvets. They didn't made it great but there were a few records back in the early 80's that I listened often to. 39 Clocks are named as the German Velvets but this ain't true. They based their songs on the weird sound of the Velvets and tried to make their very unique sound of it. Sadly they are forgotten during the last decades but their sound is still fresh and and the hight of the times when they released it. Something weird and wonderful I used to listen to at that time.
Freitag, 16. Juni 2017
It was more than 40 years ago when me and my mates decided that we hould go to Munich at the famous Alabama halls to watch a gig of the Residents. We didn't know nothing about them than that they were famous about their shows. Appearing on the stage with very big eyeballs and giving us some weird music for 90 minutes. I saw them live but never understood in these days what they wand to show me. After all these years I found access to their sound. Sophisticated and far ahead of their times it makes sensory to listen to them now. I know that it will be an experience but it be worth sometimes.
Today I will go for the open air festival to Mannheim with my brother. So no more posts will be released until next Wednesday.
Have a great weekend.
Donnerstag, 15. Juni 2017
Surely everyone knows the situation when you listen to music from your hard-drive and suddenly a song appears and you think for how long I didn't listen to this one. This deja vu happened to me yesterday on the way to the office. It was Barry Adamson with Something Wicked This Way Comes from his 1996 album Oedipus Schmoedipus a record I used to listen often at this time. It is a record that is very underrated maybe because you can't categorize this kind of music. The music is more like a soundtrack and many people didn't know how to handle this Miles Davis influenced jazz lounge sound. Since his first days with Magazine I loved the way he played the bass. He was also the one who stamped the sound of Birthday Party and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Because I couldn't get him out of my mind I selected his music on Spotify and had a good start into work accompanied with his music.
Barry Adamson - Something Wicked This Way Comes
His latest full length album features all his abilities in music and it is a kaleidoscope of all his musical influences from rock to folk to jazz. Even string arrangements are possible.
And finally a superb collaboration with Nick Cave:
Mittwoch, 14. Juni 2017
I was out with my very best friend last evening after long weeks we hadn't the time to meet because he was in France for a couple of weeks. We spoke about many things what happened during the last months in our town and about the folks we knew for ages. Finally we stopped about talking about the most magnate video in the 80's. Finally we agreed to Godley and Creme with Cry. Still after all these years a video you can watch with a lot of joy.
Dienstag, 13. Juni 2017
If it ain't STIFF it ain't worth a fuck was the labels' claim. It was a message to all of those who were interested in new music. Formed in the era of punk in 1976 by Jake Rivera and Dave Robinson they signed a lot of artists with pub rock roots trying to make their own sound based on the basics. STIFF records were a trademark in these days bringing quality and new music to me. Most of the releases showed artists that became famous during the years. The quality of their producers, especially Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello made this label famous. They were alive until the mid 80's and vanished afterwords. STIFF introduced me into so many new music like none other label. They opened my ears to very new and great music in the late 70's. It is hypothetical question if my musical taste would be different without them. But I think they were at the hight of the musical taste in new music in these days. So let's get a journey back in the early days of STIFF were music was new, fresh and exciting. Not everything of this song are the music I listen now but it was a very pleasurable journey back in time.