Monday, December 5, 2016

Palace Of The King - Valles Marineris

Last year, the blues and psych-infused Aussie hard rockers sextet, PALACE OF THE KING, released their debut album "White Bird/Burn The Sky". It was a real feel-good record and got to be one of my favourite car album in the first part of 2016. Also notice that I never wrote about it as I thought I would have when I look back searching for information, really strange, but it is as it is.

The second record "Valles Marineris" was released July 15th and it blows me away once again. It's a record where blues rock is the main course. The influences shines LED ZEPPELIN and THE BLACK CROWES.

"Valles Marineris" starts with the rowdy organ in "Let The Blood Run Free", an awesome song with it funkified gospel-ting that get's my cats to shake on. "Beyond The Valley" is an amazing Zep riffed funk blues tune with a great chorus that get you to sing along. In "Black Cloud" the 70's soul is mixed with bluesy guitar riffs and some beautiful vocals provided by Mahalia, daughter of Jimmy Barnes. The gritty bassline and the and rumbling drums is the base in the far-out tune "We Are The Vampires". "Empire Of The Sun" is a mighty piece, it's a freak-in beast with Zep flavour. "River Of Fire" tastes a bit like THE BEATLES, but heavier and more bluesy. The final track "Into The Black" closes the album in a brilliant way with it's fading piano. The album is very melodic and catchy with well thought riffs and great vocals. It's well composed and flows smoothly all the way through to the end.

Sum: "Valles Marineris" is a album you can't live without!

Today's tune "Beyond the Valley", enjoy and buy the album.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Electricity

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Electricity" is a song by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band on the 1967 album "Safe as Milk". Beefheart claimed the label he and his band were signed to, A&M Records, dropped them after co-owner Jerry Moss heard the song and declared it "too negative" for his teenage daughter to listen to. Beefheart's vocals, while recording the final version for the album, shattered the microphone.

Critics have said the song foreshadows many of Beefheart's later efforts with its praised distorted vocals. Guitarist Doug Moon described the song as "hinting of things to come." Critics also described the theremin in the song as a "ghostly theremin in the most disconcerting way." In the book Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood, "Electricity" is said to be "a very unconventional blues song".

While playing "Electricity" for a warm-up performance at the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival at Mt. Tamalpais in 1967, Beefheart stopped the song, straightened his tie, and walked off the stage, landing face flat into the grass. He later claimed that he saw a girl in the audience turn into a goldfish. This caused guitarist Ry Cooder to immediately quit the Magic Band because he couldn't deal with Beefheart's unpredictability.

On the deluxe version of Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation, released in 2007, the bonus disc closes with their cover of the song, originally recorded in 1988 for a Captain Beefheart tribute album released on Imaginary Records entitled Fast 'n' Bulbous – A Tribute to Captain Beefheart.

Today's clip is Live from Cannes 1968

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Pain Of Salvation - Meaningless

The Swedish progressive rock/metal innovators PAIN OF SALVATION will release their long-awaited new studio album "In The Passing Light Of Day" on Friday, January 13, 2017.

The brand new video for the album's first single "Meaningless" was produced by Joakim S. Hammond and Love Fagerstedt, can be seen below.

"In The Passing Light Of Day" was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) at Dugout Studio in Sweden.

PAIN OF SALVATION is led by Daniel Gildenlöw, who is the band's main songwriter, lyricist, guitarist, and vocalist. PAIN OF SALVATIONs sound is characterised by riff-oriented guitar work, a broad vocal range, oscillation between heavy and calm passages, syncopation, and polyrhythms. Thus far, every album released by the band has been a concept album. Lyrically, the band tends to address contemporary issues, such as sexuality, war, the environment, and the nature of God, humanity, and existence.


Daniel Gildenlöw - vocals, guitars
Ragnar Zolberg - guitars, vocals
Daniel D2 Karlsson - keyboards, backing vocals
Gustaf Hielm - bass, backing vocals
Léo Margarit - drums, backing vocals

Today's tune "Meaningless" taken from the upcoming album "In The Passing Light Of Day", the video was released on November 18.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Patti Smith - Glitter In Their Eyes

Today I thought we will support the cardiovascular research together with Patti Smith & Mikael Sandström.

An Auction is held to benefit the cardiovascular research.

Now is your chance to bid on a signed portrait of Patti Smith that is sold at Bukowskis. The income from the auction goes to research.

Photographer Mikael Sandström underwent major heart surgery a few years ago. After that, he wanted to give back to the research and supports regularly Heart-Lung Foundation by selling portraits in favor of the important cardiovascular research.

During the period November 21 to December 12, you can bid on a signed portrait of the artist Patti Smith. A Christmas gift for you or someone you know?

Here you can find the auction.

Sold favor of Heart-Lung Foundation.

Portrait of Patti Smith, personally signed by Patti Smith in connection with the Stockholm Music and Arts in 2016. The photograph from the Stockholm Music and Arts in 2012. The photograph has been printed in 5 copies of which 3 have been signed by Patti Smith. Image size 38.5 x 28.5 cm.

Today's tune "Glitter in Their Eyes" is a rock song written by Patti Smith and Oliver Ray, and released as a promo single from Patti Smith 2000 album Gung Ho. In 2001 the song was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

Published Liner notes with the Gung Ho CD state the album was recorded at Sear Sound recording studio in New York City, mixed by Gil Norton and Danton Supple at The Church Studios in London, and Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. However, the Glitter in Their Eyes single was mixed at Eden Studios in London, and Mastered by Ted Jensen and Paul Angeli at Sterling Sound in NYC. Additional musicians for the single include: backing vocals of Michael Stipe (of R.E.M.) and Wade Raley; and the Solo Guitar work of Tom Verlaine (frontman for the New York rock band Television).

Patti did a really great performance at Way Out West festival in Gothenburg in the middle of August 2015. I could say that she was the nr one at that festival!

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