Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Neil Young - My Pledge

"Peace Trail" is the 37th studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, released on December 9, 2016 on Reprise Records. Co-produced by Young and John Hanlon, the album was recorded at record producer Rick Rubin's Shangri-La Studios.

Described as a "primarily acoustic" album, Young recorded "Peace Trail" with drummer Jim Keltner and bass guitarist Paul Bushnell.

"Peace Trail" was written and recorded following the release of Young's live album, "Earth", in 2016. Despite working extensively with Promise of the Real throughout 2015 and 2016, Young opted to record a solo album with session musicians Jim Keltner (drums) and Paul Bushnell (bass). According to Bushnell, the album was recorded in four days: "We did the ten tracks over four days. Most of them were recorded on the first or second take."

Young invited Bushnell to participate in the recording sessions after discovering his playing on Promise of the Real bandmate Micah Nelson's forthcoming solo album. According to Bushnell, "Micah told me that Neil Young loved my bass playing on the record and that he had asked Micah for my mobile. I didn’t really believe it until the next morning; at 10am, my phone rang from this blocked number. I answered, and the guy said, ‘Is this Paul?' I said, ‘Yes it is.’ The voice said, 'Well, this is Neil Young.’"

Today's tune is the Official Lyric Video for Neil Young's "My Pledge" from the new album "Peace Trail". Director: David Braun

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Monday, February 20, 2017

The Temperance Movement - White Bear

Monday, new week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

"White Bear" is the second album by the British blues rock band THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, a band that fills the void of bands like The BLACK CROWES, THE PARLOR MOB and BLACK COUNTY COMMUNION to name a few.

Phil Campbell — vocals, Paul Sayer — guitars, Nick Fyffe — bass & Matt White  — guitars

"White Bear" is a raucous, catchy hard blues rock record, a really fun record to put on a spin on a boring day to get up the creation nerv.

The album kicks of the with "Three Bulleits", a really catchy beast, heavy riffs with blues inspiration follows up with "Get Yourself Free", totally different approach, bluesy swing with a soul move, "A Pleasant Peace I Feel" starts with a bass melody, a slow popish tinge until it breaks out to psychedelic rock number, "Modern Massacre" is a heavy swampy blues stomper, "Battle Lines" is a heavy blusey piece with a catchy chorus, distorted guitars, title track "White Bear" is a half pace beauty with heavy far-out blues verse. "Oh Lorraine" is another tune with great composition, Phil Campbell vocals sounds like if he was Steven Tyler singing in NAZARETH, interesting mix indeed, it's a great tune. "The Sun & Moon Roll Around Too Soon" follows the idea, but with some BEATLES inspirations, "I Hope I'm Not Losing My Mind" is the album ballad, a nicely crafted piece of music. The album closes up with rockish blues thing "Do The Revelation"

Summary: "White Bear" is a soundly beautiful piece of work.

Today's tune is the title track of their new album "White Bear", here with the revolutionary music video. The band teamed up with famed photographer, filmmaker and multimedia artist Steven Sebring, who created the spectacular "White Bear" album cover and has worked with the likes of Patti Smith, Neil Young, Joey Ramone, Alec Baldwin, Philip Glass, JFK Jr. and Bill Gates. He has also won a 2008 Sundance Award for Excellence in Cinematography and earned a 2010 Primetime Emmy nomination. To create the mesmerising visual masterpiece, the video was filmed with Steven Sebring's innovative Revolution system - a one-of-a-kind process that captures form and movement from every angle, resulting in stunning 3D imagery with unparalleled depth.

Steven Sebring comments: "The Revolution system allows us to manipulate time and light to capture the true essence of the body and spirit of the subject. THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT embraced and embodied my vision and this is the result."

Upcoming Tour dates:

Mar 15 Liquid Room Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Mar 16 The Ironworks Inverness, United Kingdom
Mar 17 Fat Sam's Live Dundee, United Kingdom
Mar 18 The Garage Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Mar 25 Rockpalast w/ Birth of Joy Bonn, Germany
Apr 04 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Apr 06 Wolf Den Uncasville, CT
Apr 07 Middle East Cambridge, MA
Apr 08 The Foundry Philadelphia, PA
Apr 09 Songbyrd Washington, DC
Apr 11 Shelter at St. Andrews Detroit, MI
Apr 12 The Horseshow Tavern Toronto, Canada
Apr 14 A&R Bar Columbus, OH
Apr 15 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
Apr 17 High Watt Nashville, TN
Apr 18 Gas Monkey Dallas, TX
Apr 19 Parish at House Of Blues New Orleans, LA
Apr 21 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
Apr 22 Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC
Apr 23 Sweet Water 420 Fest w/ Widespread Panic, Trey...Atlanta, GA
Jul 08 The Ride Festival Telluride, CO
Nov 23 Elysee Montmartre Paris, France More info @

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Nirvana - Come As You Are

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Come as You Are" is a song by American grunge band NIRVANA, written by frontman Kurt Cobain and released as the second single from the band's second studio album "Nevermind" in March 1992.

Tomorrow it's Kurt's 50 yrs birthday, so Happy Birthday Kurt.

The unexpected success of the album's lead single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" drew NIRVANA to mainstream success, with "Nevermind" being released two weeks after the single's release. Following the album's release, the band and its management company debated whether to release "Come as You Are" or "In Bloom" as the next single from the album due to Cobain's concerns over similarity of the former with the KILLING JOKE song "Eighties" (1984). After some persuasion by the management company, Cobain agreed to release "Come as You Are" as the second single because of its commercial potential. KILLING JOKE were upset over the song, and there were rumors that a lawsuit had been filed over the song, though the suit never materialized. KILLING JOKE guitarist Geordie Walker was said to be upset about the whole situation, and he felt that NIRVANA (which according to Walker denied the connection between the songs) handled the matter poorly.

The music video for "Come as You Are" was directed by Kevin Kerslake, who drew inspiration for it from the cover artwork of Nevermind. Rolling Stone ranked "Come as You Are" 445th on its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time", and it placed 452nd on the 2010 edition of the list.

Kurt Cobain described this song as "About people, and what they're expected to act like."

The lyrics are intentionally contradictory and confusing, with one line rebutting the next:

"As a friend, as an old enemy"
"Take your time, hurry up"

In this song, Cobain sings over and over, "I don't have a gun." Less than three years after the song was released, he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. This was an eerie turn of events, but it's unlikely that Cobain had suicide on his mind when he wrote the lyrics. The gun could be a reference to a time when Cobain's mother got mad at her husband (Kurt's stepfather) and threw his guns in a river. Cobain says he recovered some of them, sold them, and used the money to buy his first guitar when he was 15.

In 2005, a sign was put up in Aberdeen, Washington, Cobain's hometown, that reads "Welcome to Aberdeen: Come As You Are" as a tribute to Cobain. The sign was paid for and created by the Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee, a non-profit organization created in May 2004 to honor Cobain. Founded by author Jeff Burlingame and Aberdeen City Councilman Paul Fritts, the Committee also plans to create a Kurt Cobain Memorial Park and a youth center in Aberdeen.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Jeff Beck - Right Now

"Right Now” is a pretty cocky tune, taken from the "Loud Hailer”, the eleventh studio album by guitarist virtuoso Jeff Beck, released on 15 July 2016 on Atco Records.

Mr Beck put his foot on his wah-wah and letting out his inner Hendrix out on "Right Now” together with the cocky Rosie’s lyrics ends up to be a real killer tune. Just hit play and see your self play air guitar together with Jeff Beck.

At the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ, Jeff Beck performs today’s tune "Right Now" with Rosie Bones - vocals, Carmen Vandenberg - guitar, Rhonda Smith - bass and Jonathan Joseph - drums. The clip is filmed live in Atlantic City NJ 7/23/2016

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