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fredag den 26. november 2021

Musik Loppen 2021/22. Playliste 25. november 2021

1. Dry Cleaning - Tony Speaks! (2021) (28/1-22)                     
2. Trader - Friend (2020) (27/11-21)
3. PowerSolo - Possessed By Bo Diddley (2018) (3/12-21)
4. Chubby And The Gang - It’s Me Who’ll Pay (2021) (15/4-22)                     
5. The Spits - Out Of Time (2020) (12/7-22) 
6. Sean Nicholas Savage - Upon The Surf (2017) (27/1-22)
7. Donny Benét - Second Dinner (2020) (10/5-22)
8. Sons Of Kemet - Throughout The Madness, Stay Strong (2021) (9/2-22)                            
9. Medhane - Affirmation #1 (2019) (24/3-22)
10. Shonen Knife - Top Of The World (1994) (3/3-22)
11. Bambara - Mythic Love (2021) (20/3-22)
12. Holm - Back Home (2021) (1/2-22)          
13. The Residents - Blue Tongues (1992) (2/2-22)                  
14. Chad VanGaalen - Nightmare Scenario (2021) (10/2-22)                           
15. Gruff Rhys - Mausoleum Of My Former Self (2021) (4/3-22)                    
16. Galaxie 500 - When Will You Come Home (1989) (11/2-22)
17. Robyn Hitchcock - I Want To Tell You About What I Want (2017) (25/3-22)                   
18. Kanaan - Bourdon (2021) (26/2-22)

 

fredag den 19. november 2021

Jazz Club Loco tyve år. Playliste 18. november 2021.

1. Dane T. S. Hawk & Locomotion Starsemble - Skindog (2005)
2. Jeppe Zeeberg - Variations On A Theme By Anthony Holborne (2020)
3. John Tchicai, P.O. Jørgens, Peter Friis Nielsen, Laura Toxværd & Christian Kyhl - The Dream (2002)
4. Ordkløver - Dr. Sjælland (2005)
5. AlasNoAxis - Aloe Evra (2002)
6. Bugpowder - Manibozho/Going To Manchester (2005)
7. Kirsten Ketsjer The Rockband - Fat Ladies (2005)
8. Howe Gelb - Felonious (2003)
9. Tony Scherr - Shopgirl (2007)
10. Kannibal Kvintetten feat. Peter Peter - ???? (live på MS Stubnitz) (2008)
11. Kresten Osgood & Hvad Er Klokken - San Marino, Pt. 2 (2006)
12. Link Wray - Ramble (1960)
13. Grammofunch - Longing (2008)
14. Ruins - Pallaschton (2008)
15. Emergency! - Sing Sing Sing (live på MS Stubnitz) (2006)

 

fredag den 12. november 2021

Nils Gröndahl. Playliste 11. november 2021

1. Nils Gröndahl - Io (2021)
2. Nils Gröndahl - Zu Schnell (2021)
3. Nils Gröndahl - Juno (2021)
4. Baby In Vain - Body Face (2020)
5. Henriette Sennenvaldt - Very Fantastic (2020)
6. Bjørn Friis Thomsen & Nils Gröndahl - Jeg Drømte At (2018)
7. Bjørn Friis Thomsen & Nils Gröndahl - Du Kyssede Tilbage (2018)
8. Bjørn Friis Thomsen & Nils Gröndahl - Optog Det På Bånd (2018)
9. Ukendt Under Andet Navn - Newton (2014)
10. Helen Money - Blood And Bone (2016)
11. Emma Acs - My Beloved (Lost To Begin With) (2020)
12. Ecstasy In Order - Constructs (2021)
13. Nils Gröndahl - Reiter (2021)
14. Hollow - Descend Flower, Grin (2021)
15. Lise Westzynthius feat. Nils Gröndahl - Jeg Har En Ven (2018)
16. Nils Gröndahl - A (1/3) (2020)
17. Iceage - Love Kills Slowly (2021)
18. Nico - Afraid (1970)
19. Nico - Janitor Of Lunacy (1970)

fredag den 5. november 2021

Max Guld. Playliste 4. november 2021

1. Teenage Jesus And The Jerks - The Closet (1978)
2. Den Forspilte Elite - Krig (1984)
3. The Fall - How I Wrote 'Elastic Man' (1980)
4. Public Image Ltd.- Poptones (1979)
5. The Residents - Lizard Lady (1978)
6. Max Guld - Alices Udvej (1985)
7. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (The Mix) (1991)
8. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Run Paint Run Run (1980)
9. Max Guld - Vi Ryger Smøger Og Er Glade (2021)
10. Hercules & Love Affair - 5:43 To Freedom (2014)
11. Max Guld - Hjertensven (2021)
12. Max Guld - Forhandlings Kaj (2021)
13. TV On The Radio - A Method (2006)
14. Pere Ubu - On the Surface (1978)
15. Mantronix - Music Madness (1986)
16. Max Guld - UFO på Afveje (2021)
17. Max Guld - Den Avancerede Garage (2021)

torsdag den 4. november 2021

Bob Dylan genoptager ’The Never Ending Tour’

Dylan genoptog sin ’Never Ending Tour’ forleden, hvor han spillede et udsolgt show i Riverside Theatre i Milwaukee i Wisconsin. De seneste mange år har der ikke været de store udskiftninger på sætlisten, men siden hans seneste koncert, der fandt sted i Anthem i Washington DC i begyndelsen af december 2019, er der sket meget. Han har ikke alene udsendt det fremragende album ’Rough And Rowdy Ways’, koncertfilmen ’Shadow Kingdom’ dukkede også op fornyelig, ligesom at der er kommet endnu et album i Bootleg-serien, nemlig ’Springtime in New York 1980–1985.’. Sætlisten fra Milwaukee afspejler dette, idet der er hele otte sange fra ’Rough And Rowdy Ways’, plus tre sange som han spillede i filmen med.

The Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 2. november, 2021

1. Watching The River Flow
2. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)
3. I Contain Multitudes
4. False Prophet
5. Simple Twist Of Fate
6. My Own Version Of You
7. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
8. Black Rider
9. Melancholy Mood
10. Mother Of Muses
11. Gotta Serve Somebody
12. Key West (Philosopher Pirate)
13. Early Roman Kings
14. Soon After Midnight
15. I’ve Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You
16. Goodbye Jimmy Reed

(Ekstranumre)

17. Love Sick
18. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
 
Anthem. Washington D.C. 8. december 2019

1. Things Have Changed
2. It Ain't Me, Babe
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. Simple Twist of Fate
5. Can't Wait
6. When I Paint My Masterpiece
7. Honest With Me
8. Tryin' to Get to Heaven
9. Make You Feel My Love
10. Pay in Blood
11.Lenny Bruce
12. Early Roman Kings
13. Girl From the North Country
14. Not Dark Yet
15. Thunder on the Mountain
16. Soon After Midnight
17. Gotta Serve Somebody

(Ekstranumre)

18. Ballad of a Thin Man
19. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry

tirsdag den 2. november 2021

‘All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight’

Dickie Betts, Porter Wagoner, Willie Nelson, Bobby Bare, Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams Jr, Jim Varney & George Thorogood under optagelsen til Hank Williams Jr's video ‘All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight’, 1984

fredag den 29. oktober 2021

Wood Organization. Playliste 28. oktober 2021

1. Wood Organization - Morning Ptuck (2021)
2. Sun Araw - A Golden Boot (2017)
3. Tartit - Tabey Tarate (2006)
4. Wood Organization - Impro #1 (live i studiet) (2021)
5. Bogdan Raczynski - Długa Podróż W Chmurach (2001)
6. Danny Clay - Prologue (2020)
7. Julek Ploski - My Music (2020)
8. Mount Eerie - Real Death (2017)
9. Wood Organization - DRWAL (2021)
10. Asger Thomsen - Laocoön (2021)
11. Wood Organization - Impro #2 (live i studiet) (2021)
12. Pinkunoizu - Everything Is Broken Or Stolen (2012)
13. Jerome Cooper & Kresten Osgood - As Not Of Part 6 & 7 (2011/2020)
14. Wood Organization - Impro #3 (live i studiet) (2021)
15. Molly Nilsson - Poisoned Candy (2008)

tirsdag den 26. oktober 2021

fredag den 22. oktober 2021

'Punk Life Crises' med Simon Petersen. Playliste 21. oktober 2021


1. The Spits - Let Us Play Your Party (2002)
2. Mudhoney - Here Comes Sickness (1989)
3. The Dickies - Killer Klowns (1988)
4. Body Count - 99 Problems (2014)
5. Morrissey - Sister I’m A Poet (1993)
6. Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach (1980)
7. Microbes - Pincode (2016)
8. Microbes - Revenge (2016)
9. The Damned - Nasty (1984)
10. Gary Numan - I Die, You Die (1980)
11. Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi’s Dead (1979)

Tegning af Simon Petersen.

"I'm Happy Just To Dance With You"

John Lennon får sig en svingom med George Harrisons mor Louise ved et kongeligt velgørenhedsarrangement for 'A Hard Day's Night', 6. juli 1964. På ’I'm Happy Just To Dance With You’ fra soundtracket til filmen var det i øvrigt første gang, at George Harrison sang leadvokal på et Beatles-nummer, der blev præsenteret for det store publikum, som gruppen havde i de år. 

fredag den 15. oktober 2021

Shoot From The Hip #14 (2021). Playliste 14. oktober 2021

1. Jackie Leven - The Sexual Loneliness Of Jesus Christ (2001)
2. Power Supply - Infinity (2021)
3. Country Teasers - Panic Holiday (2006)
4. The Deep Freeze Mice - The Disappearance Of The Guard Dog (1985)
5. David Christian & The Pinecone Orchestra - In My Hermit Hours (2021)
6. Reigning Sound - Make It Up (2021)
7. The Gorls - Planet Vator (1992/1993)
8. Taqbir - Al-Zuki Akbar (2021)
9. Van Halen - I'll Wait (1984)
10. The Jazz Butcher - Last Of The Gentleman Adventurers (2012)
11. Neil Diamond - Holly Holy (1969)
12. Dire Straits - Tunnel Of Love (1980)
13. Daimi - Jeg Kommer (1973)
14. Doktor Kosmos - Hålla Din Hand (2019)
15. LL Cool J - Going Back To Cali (1988)
16. Datblygu - Cymryd Mewn Sioe (1990)
17. Tears - Landscapes And Sober (2021)
18. Lou Reed - Jealous Guy (live) (2001)
19. Blod - Danmark Frit (2021)
20. The Felice Brothers - Jazz On The Autobahn (2021)
21. Electric Wizard - Funeralopolis (2000)

 

mandag den 11. oktober 2021

Uncle Ray anbefaler Tears og Jeremy Troy


”Uncle Ray (AKA Hauge) her med en hurtig anbefaling.

Hvis du før har manglet en god grund til at gå i byen på en helt almindelig TORSDAG aften - så er den der nu!!

Klub SOJA har vredet essensen ud af Århus og serverer den frisk og ufortyndet på Kulturhus Islands Brygge, scenen under den store SOJA-bønne. - 14/10 kl. 20.30

Jeremy Troy er 21 år, og på fuld fart mod fjerne galakser båret af sin helt egen kosmiske funk, der rummer elemeter af hiphop, jazz, krautrock, ambient, drone, you-name-it.

Han er blevet kaldet den århusiansk reinkarnation af selveste Prince ...så er du til Prince og elsker genrekryds og freeform weirdness, så er dine SOJAbønner blevet hørt!

Jeppe Grønbæk Andersen har optrådt og indspillet med band under navnet TEARS siden 2015, og nu spiller de på SOJA, og det må du ikke gå glip af. TEARS er storslået antemisk rock, højrøstet melankolske croonpunk, et soundtrack til livets extremiteter; der hvor sorgen og euforien mødes. Hvis Shane Macgowan havde vikarieret som sanger i the Smiths tilbage i 80erne, ville man i dag sammenligne det med TEARS, og alligevel ikke ramme helt, kom selv og oplev TEARS.”

fredag den 8. oktober 2021

Tristan T. Playliste 7. oktober 2021

1. Tristan T - Hallo Hallo (1984)
2. T. Rex - Beltane Walk (1970)
3. Josef K - It's Kinda Funny (1980)
4. Young Marble Giants - Final Day (1980)
5. James Chance & The Contortions - Dish It Out (live) (1978)
6. Palais Schaumburg - Telefon (1981)
7. Tristan T - Snart & Aldrig Igen (live) (2021)
8. Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Ich Und Die Wirklichkeit (1981)
9. LCD Soundsystem - (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (2019)
10. Cate Le Bon - Mother's Mother's Magazines (2019)
11. Black Midi - Hogwash And Balderdash (2021)
12. The Slits - Newtown (1979)
13. Lael Neale - Every Star Shivers In The Dark (2021)
14. Tristan T - Fatamorgana (live) (2021)

torsdag den 7. oktober 2021

“They said he had a “nervous breakdown.””…

“During Lou’s teenage years, it became obvious that he was becoming increasingly anxious, avoidant and resistant to most socializing, unless it was on his terms. In social situations he withdrew, locking himself in his room, refusing to meet people. At times, he would hide under his desk. Panic attacks and social phobias beset him. He possessed a fragile temperament. His hyper-focus on the things he liked led him to music and it was there that he found himself.”

- Merrill Reed Weiner fortæller herunder om de mentale problemer hendes bror Lou Reed, sloges med i teenageårene og om hvordan de påvirkede familien. 

onsdag den 6. oktober 2021

Florentinske syrebobler

Det må være omkring ti år siden, at garagerockbandet The Mojomatics fra Venedig udsendte deres seneste og sidste plade. Danske Bad Afro udgav en enkelt 7”er med italienerne, der blev lidt af et household name rundt omkring på de europæiske scener. For et par uger siden udsendte det lille Nørrebro-pladeselskab et nyt nummer med en for mig ukendt musikere fra Italien. Fabrizio Cecchi, som han er døbt, kommer fra Firenze i Toscana. Han kalder enmandsprojektet Trip Hill. Det siger allerede en del om, hvor han befinder sig rent musikalsk, Vi er i den hallucinerende ende af spekteret. Sangen hedder ’Dropside’, og er første udspil fra en kommende LP, som Bad Afro udsender d. 29. oktober 2021. 

fredag den 1. oktober 2021

De Må Være Belgiere. Playliste 30. september 2021.

1. De Må Være Belgiere - Kronstadt (2021)
2. Karies - Holly (2018)
3. Kim Gordon - Air BnB (2019)
4. De Må Være Belgiere -  Tiden Bøjer Af (2019)
5. Tin Machine - Tin Machine (1989)
6. Grind - King Filter (1995)
7. Cyklon Anti Cyklon - Bad Wrestling Man (1991)
8. Bob Dylan - Maggie's Farm (live) (1965)
9. Germs - No God (1978)
10. De Må Være Belgiere - Cirkler (1983)
11. Sort Sol - Ode To Billie Joe (1987)
12. Still Midnight - Feed Your Doubt (2020)
13. Amstrong - To Be Kind (2005)
14. MV & EE With The Bummer Road - East Mountain Joint (2007)
15. De Må Være Belgiere - Sol & Måne (2021)

fredag den 24. september 2021

Shoot From The Hip #13 (2021) Sommerlopper. Playliste 23. september 2021

1. Yuri Gagarin - Yuri Gagarin Im Kosmos (1961)
2. Vazelina Bilopphøggers - Gi Meg Fri I Kveld (1980)
3. Shampoo - Harlem Hustle (1978)
4. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Upside Down (1984)
5. The Radio - Can't Stop (1983)
6. Peter Richard ‎- Strange Desires (1981)
7. Kim Larsen - Kit (1982)
8. Frede Fup - Sikker Afstand (1982)
9. Steel Pulse - Prodigal Son (dub) (1978)
10. Sonny Rollins Plus 4 - Kiss And Run (1957)
11. Graham Bonney ‎- Super Girl (1966)
12. Bay City Rollers - She'll Be Crying Over You (1975)
13. Lone Kellermann & Rockbandet - Lyngbyvej (1979)
14. Osvald Helmuth - Den Sidste Bon (1951)
15. Strix Q - Kan Inte Stanna Kan Inte Gå (1982)
16. Bob Dylan - Precious Angel (1979)
17. The Gaslight Union - Silly Miss Lilly Pfeffercorn (1967)
18. The Jags - Party Games (1980)
19. Madness - Baggy Trousers (1980)
20. The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin (1979)
21. Jimmy Pursey - Animals Have More Fun (1981)
22. Jan Monrad, Mik & Tømrerclaus - Sidde Ved En Å (1974)
23. Gnags - Forvandlingskugler (1983)

 

onsdag den 22. september 2021

“He has taken what everybody else has done and made his own thing of it - and that's great”

“The man who showed up at my door one afternoon a few weeks back looked exactly like I had hoped and feared he would: with his mazy brown hair and his taut smile and with smoky sunglasses masking his inscrutable stare, he looked just like Bob Dylan. Almost too much so. Dressed in a sleeveless torn T-shirt, weather-worn black jeans, and motorcycle boots and, at 44, looking more fit than I had seen him in any recent photos or video appearances, he seemed remarkably like the image of the younger Bob Dylan that is burned into our collective memory; the keen, fierce man who often tore apart known views of the world with his acerbic gestures and eloquent yowls.

What brought Dylan to my door was simply that we had an interview to do, and since he had come to Hollywood anyway that day, this was the easiest place for him to do it. While this certainly made the meeting a lot more thrilling for me, it also made it a bit scarier. More than 20 years of image pre-ceded him. This was a man who could be tense, capricious and baffling, and who was capable of wielding his image at a whim's notice in a way that could stupefy and intimidate not only interviewers but sometimes friends as well. What I found instead was a man who didn't seem too concerned with brandishing his image-even for a moment. He offered his hand, flashed a slightly bashful smile, then walked over to my stereo, kneeled down and started to flip through a stack of some unfiled records on the floor—mostly LPs by older jazz, pop and country singers. He commented on most of what he came across: "The Delmore Brothers. God, I really love them. I think they've influenced every harmony I've ever tried to sing... This Hank Williams thing with just him and his guitar- -man, that's something, isn't it? I used to sing these songs way back, a long time ago, even before I played rock & roll as a teenager... Sinatra, Peggy Lee, yeah, I love all these people, but I tell you who I've really been listening to a lot lately—in fact, I'm thinking about recording one of his earlier songs—is Bing Crosby, I don't think you can find better phrasing anywhere."

That's pretty much how Dylan was that afternoon: good-humored and gracious, but also thoughtful and often elaborate in his answers. And sometimes—when he talked about his Minnesota youth, or his early days in the folk scene under the enthrallment of Woody Guthrie—his voice grew softer and more deliberate, as if he were striving to pick just the right words to convey the exact detail of his memory. During these moments he sometimes lapsed into silence, but behind his sunglasses his eyes stayed active with thought, flickering back and forth as if reading a distant memory.

For the most part, though, sipping a Corona beer and smoking cigarettes, he seemed generous and relaxed, sometimes even surprisingly candid, as he ranged through a wide stretch of topics. He talked about his recent work in videos: "Making these things is like pulling teeth. For one thing, because of that movie Renaldo and Clara [Dylan's 1978 film of the Rolling Thunder Revue, widely and misguidedly viewed as a disaster, and preferable to me over Martin Scorsese’s later account], I haven't been in a place where I could ask for my own control over these things-plus, because my records aren't exactly selling like Cyndi Lauper's or Bruce's, I didn't feel I had the credibility to demand that control.

"But the company wanted me to try one more (to help boost Empire Burlesque's sales] and I said I would, as long as I got to name Dave Stewart [of Eurythmics] as director. His stuff had a spontaneous look to it, and somehow I just figured he would understand what I was doing. And he did: He put together a great band for this lip-sync video and set us up with the equipment on this little stage in a church somewhere in West L.A. So, between all the time they took setting up camera shots and lights and all that stuff, we could just play live for this little crowd that had gathered there.

"I can't even express how good that felt-in fact, I was trying to remember the last time I'd felt that kind of direct connection, and finally I realized it must have been back in the '50s, when I was 14 or 15 years old playing with four-piece rock & roll bands back in Minnesota. Back in those days there weren't any sound systems or anything that you had to bother with. You'd set up your amplifiers and turn them up to where you wanted to turn them. That just doesn't happen anymore. Now there are just so many things that get in the way of that kind of feeling, that simple directness. For some reason, making this video just made me realize how far everything has come these last several years—and how far I'd come."

His reaction to pop's new social activism, and such efforts as Live Aid, U.S.A. for Africa and Farm Aid, is somewhat mixed. "While it's great that people are supporting U.S.A. for Africa and Farm Aid, what are they really doing to alleviate poverty? It's almost like guilt money. Some guy halfway round the world is starving so O.K., put 10 bucks in the barrel, then you can feel you don't have to have a guilty conscience about it. Obviously, on some level it does help, but as far as any sweeping movement to destroy hunger and poverty, I don't see that happening.

"Still, Live Aid and Farm Aid are fantastic things, but then musicians have always done things like that. When people want a benefit, you don't see then calling dancers or architects or lawyers or even politicians the power of music is that it has always drawn people together.

"But at the same time, while they're asking musicians to raise money, they're also trying to blacklist our records, trying to take somebody like Prince and Madonna off the radio—the same people that they ask to help raise funds. And it isn't just them: when they're talking about blacklisting records and giving them ratings, they're talking about everybody."

Dylan is pleased by Bruce Springsteen's growing popularity, but he has a warning too. "Bruce knows where he comes from: “He has taken what everybody else has done and made his own thing of it—and that's great. But somebody'll come along after Bruce, say ten or twenty years from now, and maybe they'll be looking to Bruce as their primary model and somehow miss the fact [that his music comes from Elvis Presley and Woody Guthrie]. In other words, all they're going to get is Bruce, they're not gonna get what Bruce got.

"If you copy somebody—and there's nothing wrong with that—the top rule should be to go back and copy the guy that was there first. It's like all the people who copied me over the years, too many of them just got me, they didn't get what I got."

Dylan was a bit less expansive when it came to discussing his own historical presence in rock 'n' roll. He seemed more moved or involved when discussing the inspiration he felt during his early immersion in rock & roll and the folk, beat and poetry scenes than in deliberating over any questions about his own triumphs—such as the seismic impact he had on international pop culture once he fused folk tradition, rock revolt, political insight and poetic ability into a personalized, myth-making style.

"There are certain things you can say you've done along the way that count," he said, "but in the end it's not really how many records you sell [Dylan had sold more than 35 million at the time of this article] or how big a show you play or even how many people end up imitating you. I know I've done a lot of things, but if I'm proud of anything, it's maybe that I helped bring somebody like Woody Guthrie—who was not a household name—to a little more attention, the same way that the Rolling Stones helped to bring Howling Wolf more recognition. It's because of Woody Guthrie and people like him that I originally set out to do what I've done. Stumbling onto Woody Guthrie just blew my mind.

"Then again, I never really dwell on myself too much in terms of what I've done. For one thing, so much of it went by in such a flash, it's hard for me to focus on. I was once offered a great deal of money for an autobiography, and I thought about it for a minute, then I decided I wasn't ready. I have to be sat down and have this stuff drawn out of me, because on my own I wouldn't think about these things. You just go ahead and you live your life and you move onto the next thing, and when it's all said and done, the historians figure it out. That's the way I look at it."

Despite his reluctance, Dylan did look back recently at some length at the behest of Columbia Records, which has been trying for three years to elicit his cooperation and enthusiasm over Biograph, a five-LP retrospective of his career from 1962 to 1981. The package (which is due for release in early November) features 53 tracks, including 18 previously unreleased recordings and three scarce singles. Just as importantly, the set also includes a 36-page booklet by journalist-author-screenwriter Cameron Crowe (Rolling Stone, Fast Times at Ridgemont High) that features extensive commentary and reflections by Dylan. His own critiques of his political anthems, love songs, religious declarations, narrative epics, poetic fancies, rock inventions and long-buried gems are fascinating,.

Except for Crowe's booklet, Dylan hasn't much use for the Biograph project. "I’ve never really known what this thing is supposed to be," he said, “There’s more stuff that hasn't been heard before, but most of my stuff has already been bootlegged, so to anybody in the know, there's nothing on it they haven't heard before. I probably would've put different things on it that haven't been heard before, but I didn't pick the material. I didn't put it together and I haven't been very excited about this thing. All it is, really, is repackaging, and it’ll just cost a lot of money. About the only thing that makes it special is Cameron's book."

Perhaps Dylan's objections to Biograph derive from an aversion to being consigned to any kind of definitive history when so much of his history remains to be written. Perhaps they also stem from an understanding that a single collection could ever bind or explain a career as wide-ranging and restive as his, nor could it ever satisfy the critics, detractors, defenders and partisans who have scrutinized, acclaimed, assailed and debated his work with more fervor and attention than any other American post-war musician or author has received. Beginning with his ninth album, John Wesley Harding (1968), virtually every subsequent release has been greeted as either a comeback, a stinging disappointment or an out-and-out betrayal of his early promise and beliefs.

While this later work hasn't affected pop culture as much as his early songs did (but then, what could?), it's also true that much of it amounts to a resourceful body of music often beautiful and daring, sometimes perturbing or confused, but always informed by an aspiring and uncompromising conscience.

Still, while Empire Burlesque sold respectably (around the half-million mark), it didn't attain the commercial prominence that was expected. Does that bother or disappoint Dylan?

"Yeah," he said without hesitation. “In fact, it concerns me to a point where I was thinking about regrouping my whole thought on making records. If the records I make are only going to sell a certain amount, then why do I have to spend a lot of time putting them together? You see, I haven't always been into recording all that much. It used to be that I would go in and try to get some kind of track which was magical, with a vocal on it, and just wait for those moments. I mean, talk about [Bruce Springsteen's] Nebraska. People say to me, 'When you gonna make a Nebraska album?’ Well, I love that record, but I think I've made five or six Nebraska albums, you know."

Dylan stopped, shrugged and poured a little more beer into his glass. "You know," he said, "I can't release all the stuff I want to release. I've got a lot of just melodic instrumentals laying around. I was thinking the other day that maybe I should put them out, but I can't. I've also got a record of just me and Clydie King singing together and it's great, but it doesn't fall into any category that the record company knows how to deal with. It's like...well, something like the Delmore Brothers: It's very simple and the harmonies are great. If it was up to me I'd put that kind of stuff out, or I would've put some of it on Biograph but it's not up to me. Anyway, who’s to know what people would make of it?"

I'd heard similar stories from various sources over the last few years—about whole projects that had been discouraged, if not altogether nixed by CBS. I'd even heard tapes of some of the unreleased works, and many of them are stunning. Such still-unreleased tracks as "Blind Willie McTell," "Death Is Not the End" and “Lord Protect My Child" are among the most stirring work he has done, providing sharp commentaries on physical and spiritual despair and hard-earned moral hope. Hearing these, as well as the better material on Infidels and Empire Burlesque, one realizes that Dylan still has a great deal to say, and that he is once again at a creative crossroads. At the same time, one fears that he may withhold such uncompromising work out of deference to the expectations of the marketplace.

That was a matter I didn't get to explore because as quickly as Dylan can enter a room, he can also leave one. "It's late. I should go," he said, standing up, offering his hand and heading for the door. Looking out and realizing that night had fallen, he finally took off his sunglasses. It was nice to look, even if just for a moment, into those clear blue eyes.

In a way, I was glad that the question had gone unasked. How was I going to put it: Are you going to redeem every promise we've ever inferred from your work and legend? It was fitting to remember something Sam Shepard once said of Dylan: "The repercussions of his art don't have to be answered by him at all. They fall on us as questions and that's where they belong.” That his art still inspires such questions tells me everything I need to know about Bob Dylan’s remaining promise.”

 - af Mikal Gilmore. The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, 13. oktober, 1985.

fredag den 17. september 2021

CS Nielsen. Playliste 16. september 2021


1. CS Nielsen - Judges 19 (2020)
2. Jimmie Rodgers - T.B. Blues (1931)
3. Jimmie Rodgers - Two Brothers (1960)
4. Salem - From A Jack To A King (2005)
5. Eddie Noack - Psycho (1968)
6. CS Nielsen - Every Day I Aim (But Most Days I Miss) (2020)
7. Peggy Lee - Johnny Guitar (1954)
8. Johnny Stage - Blood Shot (2015)
9. Duane Eddy / Lee Hazlewood - The Girl On Death Row (1960)
10. Rev. Sister Mary Nelson - Judgement (1927)
11. De Efterladte - Skrevet I Sand (2021)
12. CS Nielsen - Silent Hour (2020)
13. Jessie Mae Hemphill - Standing In My Doorway Crying (1980)
14. Waylon Jennings - Lonesome, On'ry And Mean (1973)
15. John Mogensen - Ensomhedens Gade nr. 9 (1975)
16. Karen Dalton - Katie Cruel (1971)
17. Howlin' Wolf - How Many More Years (1951)
18. Sweet Pete & The Land Band - A Perfect Place (2019)
19. Sons Of The Pioneers - Down By The Glenside (fra filmen Rio Grande) (1950)
20. CS Nielsen - Rebel Song (2020)

torsdag den 16. september 2021

Steve Shelley interviewer Charlie Watts

 “Steve Shelley: Hi. This is Steve Shelley.

Charlie Watts: Oh hello.

Steve. So I’m very excited to speak to you. I’m not a journalist; I’m another drummer.

Charlie: Yeah, so I heard.

Steve: I’ve been trying to do some research and write some notes, but hopefully we can just sort of let it go and do some talking. I’ve been listening to the new record—

Charlie: Oh?

Steve: —and I think it’s really great. To me, it’s a real late night record.

Charlie: Oh, that’s okay.

Steve: And sort of along the lines with Frank Sinatra, Sings for Only The Lonely—

Charlie: Yeah, right.

Steve: —or Dinah Washington.

Charlie: Yeah.

Steve: I was wondering about the recording of this album. Did you record it sort of old style or was it very modern techniques that you used?”

Charlie: Oh. I don’t know. I don’t know anything about modern techniques. We’re all in the same room and played it live."

Læs hele interviewet herunder. Vi er tilbage i 1996.

lørdag den 11. september 2021

Wheelie Xtender Group. Playliste 9. september 2021

1. Wheelie Xtender Group - Guarantee (2021)
2. Wheelie Xtender Group - out site (2021)
3. Wheelie Xtender Group - Vernal End (2021)
4. Portal Game - Round 4-9 (2021)
5. Wheelie Xtender Group - I Tried (2021)
6. BobbyLebona (ft. Ghazal) - Is This Love Lithium (fra en kommende udgivelse) (2021)
7. Wheelie Xtender Group - Hit And Miss (2021)
8. Wheelie Xtender Group - Multiversal Mumblecore (2021)
9. Wheelie Xtender Group - All Yours (2021)
10. Rune Risager & Frederik - Aldrig Opgive Din Drøm (202?)
11. Wheelie Xtender Group - Real (2021)

 

tirsdag den 7. september 2021

Næste Klub Soja. Hernia og Whistler

”HERNIA (københavner-debut) spiller nostalgisk og støjende ‘alternative’ rock / power‐pop med flydende guitarer og vokalmelodier koblet med rastløse, hurtige trommer. Inspirationen stammer fra 80'er/90'er guitarbands som Hüsker Dü, Dinosaur Jr. og Nirvana. HERNIA blev til under et ophold i Australien i 2020, hvor Malte Hill, den tidligere frontfigur fra det danske punk-rock fænomen Molly, besøgte sine venner fra Dune Rats. Det pludselige udbrud af Covid‐19 vendte op og ned på Maltes tur, og han måtte til sidst tilbringe 10 dage i isolation. Så med alt den uventede tid til rådighed begyndte han at skrive og optage, og således kom HERNIAs debut‐EP til verden i et lille skur i Berrara, New South Wales.

De øvrige medlemmer af HERNIA har også bagkataloget i orden: Mads Folmer (Halshug, Bleeder, mv.), Karsten Dines (Strawberry Slaughterhouse, Vomit Supreme, Horrorpops) og Tobias Elmsdal (Molly, De Rå mv.)

WHISTLER spiller akut tilfredsstillende poprock, musik til den øjeblikkelige nutid, centreret om sanger og sangskriver Louis Scherfigs tekster. Vi kommer omkring temaer som science fiction, virkelighedens hierarkier, tyngdekraft, sociale spændinger, kærlighed og andre metafysiske problemer.

WHISTLER blev dannet i 2019 og udgav sidste år debutpladen ‘Blow Torch Social’ på Part Time Records – en plade kendetegnet ved melodisk og lyrisk fremdrift. Opfølgeren til ‘Blow Torch Social’ er indspillet og forventes ude tidligt i 2022.”

- stjålet fra Klub Sojas facebook-side

fredag den 3. september 2021

Spillestedet Alice. Efterår 2021. Playliste 2. september 2021

1. Araw N Fazaz - Ougha Tslad (live) (2018)
2. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry - Disco Devil (1977)
3. The Microphones - For Kaye June 6 (1997)
4. Sara Parkman - Jag Ropar (2019)
5. Kiko Dinucci - Olodé (2020)
6. Rhiannon Giddens - Calling Me Home (2021)
7. Alasdair Roberts & Völvur - Nu Solen Går Ned (2021)
8. Nihiloxica - Endongo (2017)
9. Gisela Joao - (A Casa Da) Mariquinhas (2013)
10. Damir Imamovic - O Bosanske Gore Snjezne (2020)
11. Aske Skat And His Psychedelic Country Band - Doctor Morphine (2020)
12. Okkyung Lee - Another Old Story (2020)
13. Don Cherry - Brown Rice (1975)
14. dal:um - Trace (2021)
15. Etran de L'Air - Mon Amour (2018)
16. Ichiko Aoba - Pilgrimage (2020)
17. Víík - Alle Barn Skal Sove (2020)

tirsdag den 31. august 2021

Summertime Blues #12 (2021). Playliste 30. august 2021

1. Abranis - Chenag Le Blues (1977)
2. Tamikrest - Itous (2013)
3. Alasdair Roberts - The Problem With Freedom (2015)
4. Whistler - Hater’s Paradise 2 (2020)
5. Hernia - Hate It (2021)
6. 10,000 Maniacs - Hey Jack Kerouac (1987)                           
7. The Windbreakers - All That Stuff (1985) 
8. Lou Reed - Sick Of You (1989)
9. The Lost Loves - Promises (2017)
10. Big Mess - New Life, Same T-Shirt (2020)
11. Smertegrænsens Toldere - The Minds Of 99 (2020)
12. The Long Ryders - Sweet Mental Revenge (1984)
13. Pixies - Cactus (1988)
14. Green On Red - Easy Way Out (1985)      
15. Died Pretty - Springenfall (1988)
16. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry - Saint Selassie (2008)
17. Wheelie Xtender Group - Out Site (2021)
18. Tristan T - Cowboysang (1984)
19. The Rolling Stones - Stray Cat Blues (1968)

mandag den 30. august 2021

“Say It Loud! I’m A Deadhead And Proud!” Svar på tiltale…

“Someone sent me a copy of your Grateful Dead review. (in which BAM contributor Mark Levition wrote, “So-called adventuresome people who dig Black Flag probably wouldn’t be caught alive at a Grateful Dead concert.” I saw that Grateful show in Irvine!. I’ve also seen them three times in Oakland and once in San Diego since the Irvine show. I’ve also seen them many times in past years. The Dead is my favorite band.

What we find is that there are Dead fans at show outside of California. California’s music scene is remarkably segmented. Bands like Black Flag and the Dead draw all kinds of music fans to performances outside of California. But maybe things are changing. I saw some Black Flag shirts at the San Diego show.

I feel that in terms of approach and music the Dead have been a big influence on Black Flag from the beginning. We love the Dead. Glad that you do too!

Greg Ginn

Black Flag guitarist

Torrance”

fredag den 27. august 2021

Shoot From The Hip #12 (2021). Playliste 26. august 2021

1. The Rolling Stones - Stupid Girl (1966)
2. Willie Hutch - Mack Man (Got To Get Over) (1973)
3. Blacktop - Tornado Love (1994)
4. Lou Reed - Peggy Sue (2011)
5. Hamish Kilgour - Smile (2014)
6. David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights - Christopher Columbus (2013)
7. The Jayhawks - I'd Run Away (1995)
8. The Everly Brothers - Shady Grove (1968)
9. Uffe Lorenzen & LydSyn - Kat Ser Kat (2021)
10. The Bevis Frond - Barking Or False Point Blues (1996)
11. Kim Larsen & Kjukken - Bare For At Gøre En Forskel (2012)
12. The Kinks - Yes Sir, No Sir (1969)
13. Kiss - Strutter (1974)
14. Cub Scout Bowling Pins - Space Invader (2021)
15. Melvins - Deuce (live) (2017)
16. Magnus Knudsen feat. Ida Wenøe - Se Igennem Det (2021)
17. ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man (live) (2013)
18. Dan Penn - Lodi (1973)
19. Black Francis - When They Come To Murder Me (2008)
20. The Violent Femmes - Me And You (1991/2021)                                           
21. The Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice (1972)

onsdag den 25. august 2021

Summertime Blues #11 (2021). Playliste 23. august 2021

1. René Madsen - B-Menneske Blues (2006)
2. The Everly Brothers - Made To Love (1960)
3. Debre Damo Dining Orchestra - 3DO I (2019)
4. Giant Sand - October Anywhere (1985)
5. Wipers - So Young (1983)  
6. Watermelon Men - Pretty Days In The Summertime (1985)
7. Chopper - Misanthrope (2021)                     
8. Flaming Tunes - Breast Stroke (1985)
9. Los Lobos - Love Special Delivery (2021)   
10. Lyres - Don't Give It Up Now (1984)
11. Flying Color - It Doesn't Matter (1987)
12. The Soft Boys - Positive Vibrations (1980)
13. Eyes - Surf (2020)
14. Tvivler - Vold (2020)
15. John Dwyer And Co. - X-Cannibal's Kiss (2021)
16. Dinosaur Jr. - In A Jar (1987)                       
17. Guadalcanal Diary - Pillow Talk (1984)
18. Peter Brötzmann - Lady Sings The Blues (2019)

fredag den 20. august 2021

Gong Tomorrow 2021. Playliste 19. august 2021

1. Silvia Tarozzi - Al Cancello (2020)
2. Astrid Sonne - Fields Of Grass (2021)
3. Don Cherry - Om Shanti Om (live) (1976)
4. Bitter Funeral Beer Band - Chetu (live) (1982)
5. Neneh Cherry - Manchild (1989)
6. Deep Listening Band - Geocentric (1991)
7. Khyam Allami - Apotome Tutorial (CTM Festival) (2021)
8. MC Yallah - Nasonga (2019)
9. Duma - Mbukinya (2021)
10. SØS Gunver Ryberg - Palacelike Timescale Of Black (2019)

 

torsdag den 19. august 2021

"Tripping Out On The New Psychedelia"


"David Roback, guitarist and singer for the Rain Parade, suddenly grew testy as he sat in a West Hollywood restaurant.

“We have got nothing to do with 1965, damn it”, he shouted, slapping his right hand on the table. Pausing, he added, “We’re 1971 all the way.”

 With that, he broke into laughter.

Picking up Roback’s cue, fellow Rain Parade member Matthew Piucci said, “Yeah we’ll be doing several Slade covers.”

The two musicians were making light in the line of questioning, but underneat the banter, they were also showing their impatience with the theme at hand: Is there a ‘60s revival going on in Los Angeles rock?

Like other young bands in Los Angeles, Rain Parade has been identified as part of a burgeoning “scene within a scene” here. The attention stems from the rise of a group of bands that draw upon the music (and, in a few cases, the fashions) of the middle and late ‘60s in honing their own post-punk styles.

Billboard magazine even speculated recently that this “new psychedelia” could be the next big thing after techno-pop runs its commercial course.

So you’d think the groups would be excited about all that talk that’s being generated.

Wrong.

“That revivalist label is belittling”, said the Bangles’ Vicki Peterson. “It implies that we are taking stuff that has already been done and just trying to bring it back and call it our own. That’s not what we’re trying to do. We’re writing songs that mean something to us now in the ‘80s”

Agreed Matthew Piucci: “Revivalism implies intent, and I think that’s extremely misconstrued. Songwriters reject the notion of an intent to bring back something that’s already happened. We’re not trying to bring back paisley shirts and Nehru jackets.”

Snapped Dream Syndicate’s Steve Wynn, “If you’re going to insist on repeating history, you’re going to be obsolete in a hurry.”

If what’s going on in Los Angeles isn’t a revival, then what is it?

The consensus among the musicians involved is that a small, tightly knit group of friends and associates - all roughly contemporary in age, all raised on ‘60s radio and records, and all developing songwriters - has evolved in the city.

The “paisley underground” or “psychedelic revival,” as it’s often termed, encompasses a variety of ‘60s styles. Echoes of the era can be heard on a number of new local albums and Eps: the Doorsy organ sound of Green on Red, the trippy “baroque pop” of the Three O’Clock, the Pink Floydian drones of the Rain Parade, the country rock of the Long Ryders and garage grunge of the Unclaimed (See Craig Lee’s commentary, Page 84). Dream Syndicate, whose sound hearkens back to the Velvet Underground and the rocking Bob Dylan, and the all-girl Bangles, whose pop harmonies spin off from the Mamas and the Papas and the Beatles, will have new albums out after the turn of the year.

If these individual projects aren’t enough to confirm the presence of a revival, there is also a new collaborative album, “Rainy Day”, that could be the best evidence of the phenomenon. Produced by Roback, the LP consists of acoustic versions of familiar and obscure songs by the leading lights of ‘60s rock - Dylan, Lou Reed, the who, the Byrds, Jimi Hendrix and others - performed by a who’s who og these “paisley punks”, including members of the Bangels, the Rain Parade, the Three O’Clock and Dream Syndicate.

On the evolution of the movement, the long Ryders’ Sid Griffin observed: “There was a social scene going before any of these people were in bands to speak of. When you’re palying this type of music in L.A., sooner or later your paths will cross.”

Indeed, only a couple of the musicians knew each other before they started playing in bands. Roback and Susanna Hoffs grew up together in Northern California, but they are the exception to the the rule.

Most of the musicians met by chance: Steve Wynn and the members of Green on Red and the Rain Parade found themselves together at the Rains Parade’s first show at the Cathay de Grande, and the Bangles and the Three O’Clock (then known as the Salvation Army) shared several club dates.

Musical collaborations naturally followed. Wynn and Griffin were partnered in an embryonic version of the Long Ryders, and Piucci joined Green on Red for four months during a Rain Parade hiatus. The most obvious byproduct of these extracurricular friendships was the “Rainy Day” project.

“The album is unrehearsed performances of the favorite songs of myself and some of my friends,” Roback said. “There’s no reason why anyone should be limited to working in their own band. I felt, ‘Why not work with other people for the pure fun og it?’ ”

The unpolished, campfire-singalong atmosphere of “Rainy Day” typifies these young performers’ affection for the songs of the’60s - the linchpin that bonds their stylistically diverse groups together. The Band members - almost all of whom are in their early to middle 20s - grew up on the radio of the decade, and those long-ago sounds have fueled their own songwriting.

“We were all like 10 years old or younger during the ‘60s”, said Dan Stuart, the 22-year-oldsinger-guitarist for Green on Red. “Am radio back then was fantastic - ‘Pushing Too Hard’, followed by the Kinks, followed by the Doors. What you hear subliminally as a kid comes out later, when you’re trying to write what’s in your heart and soul.”

Indeed, the scene’s emphasis is original writing - writing that, as evidenced by the new songs of Steve wynn, the Bangles and others, is becoming increasingly less dependent on imitation.

“Most of the bands will eventually do more than just paraphrase the ’Nuggets’ album,” Wynn said, referring to a seminal collection of ‘60s garage-punk songs. “Every local band has one or two good songwriters.”

Added Griffin, who at 28 is an elder on the scene: “Few bands come out of the chute with a readily identifiable style of their own. What we’re seeing now is people getting to know their instruments and their creative capacities - the equivalent of watching your child crawl and take the first steps.”

If there is anything that bonds the local band members together, it isn’t any stale ideas of revivalism, but mutual affection and respect - for both their contemporaries and their musical predecessors.

“What we have is relationship that’s based on the music that each of these groups is doing,” Peterson said. “We learn from these people, and they learn from the things we like to do, like singing harmonies. I think there’s nothing wrong with that - it’s been missing in this town.”

As the musicians are schooled by each other, they also develop their own nascent musical identities by studying the songs of the ‘60s.

“To grow in any discipline, you are invariably drawn to the greatness of those who have come before you,” Roback said. “There have been a number of great songwriters who have come befor our time that we have been profoundly influenced by.”

In other words, the past has its uses, a notion supported by Sid Griffin: “Rickenbacker 12-strings, Vox amps and fuzztones are the best way for us to express what we’re doing now. I can use these tools a lot better than I can a synthesixer. We didn’t invent or originate these things- we’re extending them, trying to use them in a new way. We’re not revivalists - we’re elementalists.”

- Chris Morris, L.A. Times, 8. december 1983.

tirsdag den 17. august 2021

Summertime Blues #10 (2021). Playliste 16. august 2021

1. Don Cherry - Buddha's Blues (1976)
2. Yo La Tengo - The Pain Of Pain (1986)       
3. The Dukes Of Stratosphear - The Mole From The Ministry (1985)            
4. Droogs - Countdown To Zero (1987)
5. Motorsav - Min Nat Er Fuld Af Stemmer (2020)                 
6. Power Face - Door Slammed Shut (2020)
7. Television Personalities - World Of Pauline Lewis (1981)
8. Thin White Rope - Down In The Desert (1985)                    
9. Sonic Youth - Eric's Trip (1988)                     
10. The Replacements - Nightclub Jitters (1987)                     
11. Deadringer - Donnie (2021)                         
12. Vilde Græs - Røde Flod (2018)
13. Mellemblond - I Mit Stille Sind (2020)
14. The Rain Parade - Don't Feel Bad (1985)
15. The Fuzztones - Gotta Get Some (1985) 
16. The Church - Field Of Mars (1982)            
17. The Woolen Men - Mexico City Blues (2019)

fredag den 13. august 2021

Frigjort Festival 2021. Playliste 12. august 2021

1. Brimheim - Exquisite Bliss (2020)
2. Baby In Vain - 2019 (2020)
3. Disarmer - Beaming Before Scheming (2021)
4. Yellow Spoon - Octopus (2021)
5. Strongboi - Honey Thighs (2020)
6. SlimO - My Voice Is Real (2020)
7. Elsker Dig For Altid - Marble (2020)
8. Tan - Pharmacy (2019)
9. Lyra Valenza - Low B4 (2020)
10. Josefine Opsahl - Liquid Entity (2019)
11. Bjørn Svin - 101 Engle (1999)
12. dj funboi & ricc xitt - Clasa XIII (2021)
13. Afskum - Moderne Ondskab (2021)
14. Ublu - The Light (2020)
15. De Må Være Belgiere - Ineffektiv (2021)
16. Kate NV - Kata (2016)
17. Prisma - I Never Wanted To Meet You (2021)
18. Debbie Sings - Satanizer (2021)

onsdag den 11. august 2021

Summertime Blues #9 (2021). Playliste 9. august 2021

1. Wee Bea Booze - These Young Men Blues (1944)
2. The Long Ryders - Mason-Dixon Line (1985)
3. Hoodoo Gurus - Zanzibar (1984)
4. The Chills - Rain (1987)       
5. Baujillaud - Some People (2021)
6. Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Brian Jackson - Ethiopian Sunshower (2021)
7. Um Gajo é Parvo - Cars (2021)
8. Died Pretty - Blue Sky Day (1986)
9. The Dream Syndicate - The Medicine Show (1984)
10. New Race - New Race (live) (1982)
11. Thin White Rope - Crawl, Piss, Freeze (1987)
12. Poly Styrene - Dreaming (1981)
13. StrongBoi - Tuff Girl (2020)                          
14. The Church - Already Yesterday (1985)
15. The Feelies - Original Love (1980)             
16. Leizure - Sylvia’s Comedown (2020)        
17. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Bundle Of Blues (1933)

lørdag den 7. august 2021

Summer Groovin' #6 (2021) med Måneskjold. Playliste 5. august 2021


1. Måneskjold - Atomknuser (2021)
2. Madmans Moustache - Wizards (2015)
3. Sume ‎- Aasarisseruttoraa / Højsommer (1974)
4. Hallelujah Chicken Run Band - Ngoma Yarira (1974)
5. Baby Woodrose - Flaminica (2001)
6. Troels Jørgensen - Sunny Day (2016)
7. The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hit (1990)
8. The Troggs - Night Of The Long Grass (1967)
9. Centrum - Som En Spegel (2019)
10. Fun Boy Three - Summertime (1982)
11. Måneskjold - Fjernsyn (2021)
12. MU - Drink From The Fountain (1982)
13. Ond Tro - Hooked På At Dø (2017)
14. Povl Dissing, Peter Thorup, Ken Gudmand, Knut Henriksen - Skin Solskin (1980)
15. The Hedgehogs - Yellow Note (2012)
16. Butthole Surfers - Tongue (1993)
17. Beat Happening - Indian Summer (1988)
18. Måneskjold - Primus (2021)

fredag den 6. august 2021

50 countryplader enhver rockfan bør kende…

”Inventing soul music as a combination of blues sensuality and gospel fervor, as Ray Charles did, would be enough to put him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's inaugural class. But Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music is even more audacious, quite possibly the ultimate crossover move. Running country standards by the likes of Hank Williams and Eddy Arnold through his inimitable soul-man filter, Charles won over both audiences — and even beat Frank Sinatra at his own big-band game. That's a mighty big tent, but they didn't call Charles "the Genius" for nothing. Astoundingly, Modern Sounds and its Volume Two follow up (the rare sequel that's just as good as its predecessor) took a grand total of five days in the studio. Even more astoundingly, Charles' label tried to talk him out of doing it. As Charles remembered it in Rolling Stone a decade later, ABC-Paramount's brass told him, "You can't do no country-western things. . .You're gonna lose all your fans!" Instead, Modern Sounds became ABC-Paramount's first million-selling album”

Om Ray Charles’ 'Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music’, der kom i 1962.

Rolling Stone har udarbejdet en liste med 50 countryplader som enhver rockfan bør kende. Jeg kender ikke Ray Charles-pladen, selvom den ligger nummer tre på listen. Med andre ord, jeg har noget hjemmearbejde at gøre. Se alle 50 album herunder.

onsdag den 4. august 2021

augusthavn

”skibene
foldes sammen i havnen
kranerne
henter glemte togvogne
ud af strandede varmeskrog
molerne spændt
om ustandselig
nedstyrtende grønhed
isprængt vinger
og rasende
krummede arme
de svømmende
og de døde
fuglene
disse småbitte glimt
i vandet
øjet møder
når det synker
langs ankerkæden
deres smykkers
hilsen os …
vi
de påfølgende
de svømmende
de døde
fuglene”
 
- fra Henrik Nordbrandts debut ’Digte’ (1966)