Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Rival Sons - Do Your Worst

California-Nashville rock outfit RIVAL SONS offer a look at stage performances on the road and behind-the-scenes snippets in the video for their new song, "Do Your Worst". This is the first new music to be made available from the band's forthcoming LP, expected to arrive early next year on Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb's Low Country Sound imprint via Atlantic, which was recorded at Studio A and the equally legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

"Do Your Worst" is a great rocker with a gritty lead guitar riff, rough and catchy drumming and powerful vocals with catchy chorus.

Buchanan said he and RIVAL SONS guitarist Scott Holiday wrote “Do Your Worst” during a session in south Tennessee. “Sometimes environment really shapes a song,” he said. “Hunkered down in a threadbare shack deep in the south Tennessee woods we (Scott and I) sweated it out and just wrote for a week straight. We were set out on an old causeway surrounded by neglected reservoirs and overgrown with shit you don’t want to see and yes; infested with all manner snakes. The song is a whiskey nightmare crawling with copperheads to me.”

Today's tune "Do Your Worst" is taken from the upcoming album, enjoy!

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog

Monday, it's time for "Record Of The Week"

"Rainier Fog" is the ALICE IN CHAINS third record since the death of its iconic frontman, Layne Staley. It's has been five years since the released their stellar sophomoric release "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" with William DuVall on vocals.

"Rainier Fog" is ALICE IN CHAINS sixth full-length release for the Seattle grunge metal band, the album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, DEFTONES), who produced Black Gives Way To Blue and The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

"Rainier Fog" opens up with the leading singles "The One You Know" and "So Far Under", two tunes that really making the rounds of the album. Guitar based classic AIC tunes, where the chemistry between Cantrell and DuVall is like a loving couple, riffs, harmonies and vocals just fit perfect. The title track "Rainier Fog" is a rocker with heavy riffing, tougher vocals and great energy that drives the tune. "Fly" is a beauty, half-paced melodic piece that makes you set peace with yourself. Great heaviosity in "Red Giant" with some real crunchy guitars and the doomish track "Drone", with heavy riffing and trailing vocals that drain you like a punctured rubber duck. "Never Fade" is the album standout and have some really marvelous vocals, excellent guitar slinging work signed Cantrell and the rhythm section by drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez. The light paced tracks "Deaf Ears Blind Eyes" and "Maybe" that takes the slower melodic way to shine. The hypnotic closing by the tune "All I Am", a slow piece with an epic ending.

"Rainier Fog" is a flawless record, still modern but unconcerned with fashion, a real and exciting piece of work that only ALICE IN CHAINS could produce

Sum: "Rainier Fog" is like a flower that has just blossomed up, full of life!

Today's tune "The One You Know" is taken from "Rainier Fog", enjoy!

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Free - All Right Now

Sunday, time for a classic!

"All Right Now" is a single by the English rock band FREE. The song, released in 1970, hit #2 on the UK singles chart and #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. "All Right Now" originally appeared on the album "Fire and Water", which Free recorded on the Island Records label, formed by Chris Blackwell. In 1991, the song was remixed and re-released, reaching #8 on the UK singles chart.

According to drummer Simon Kirke, "All Right Now" was written by bassist Andy Fraser and singer Paul Rodgers in the Durham Students' Union building, Dunelm House. One of the engineers during the recordings of "All Right Now" was Roy Thomas Baker.

Prior to their time in BAD COMPANY, Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke had already realized a few rock and roll fantasies of their own with FREE.

Their signature number "All Right Now", was created by a group who were just in their teens when they first got together, with bassist Andy Fraser just 15 years old at time. Success wasn’t immediate for FREE. Being as it was buried as the last song on the second side of their third album, 1970's, "Fire and Water", it’s fortunate that "All Right Now" was so much of an immediate earworm that it demanded attention and didn’t get lost.

But listening to "All Right Now" now, how could you miss it? Luckily, Island Records president Chris Blackwell heard the magic as soon as he heard the song. Which is lucky, according to Fraser, the band themselves “weren’t that keen on it.”

The tune was laid down live in the studio for the most part, with Rodgers adding his vocals after the fact. As it became a big hit, critics took aim and claimed that the main riff had been lifted directly from THE ROLLING STONES "Honky Tonk Women". Fraser points to a different influence, telling Classic Rock magazine that he was trying to imitate Pete Townshend, who he calls “the best chord player." "All Right Now" was well received amongst FREEs fellow musical peers, with Steve Miller later admitting that the intro to "Rock N’ Me’" was a nod to Free guitarist Paul Kossoff and the soon to be famous intro from "All Right Now". The inspiration was karmic because both tunes had been born out of a desire to inject a heavy dosage of rock into an otherwise mid-tempo set. They needed a number to get the audiences on their feet and "All Right Now", with a healthy helping of cowbell added in, proved to be just what the doctor ordered.

At the height of the band’s popularity, they performed a rough and tumble version of "All Right Now" for over 600,000 people at the Isle of Wight festival, all of whom were unaware that the same song would someday be used to try to pick up a delicious blonde on a bus (via a classic Wrigley’s commercial). Although inner band turmoil and wildly fluctuating record sales would eventually cause Free to break apart (followed tragically by the drug-related death of Kossoff in 1976), "All Right Now" remains a blistering feather in their cap.

Enjoy today's tune!

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mastodon - Clandestiny

After Brann's brilliant solo debut yesterday, why not pick one from the main band MASTODON.

The Atlanta progressive metallers released a cool video for their song "Clandestiny", taken from MASTODON's latest album, "Emperor Of Sand", which came out in March 2017. The follow-up to 2014's "Once More 'Round The Sun" was recorded at The Quarry Recording Studio in Kennesaw, just outside MASTODON's hometown, with producer Brendan O'Brien (PEARL JAM, NEIL YOUNG, AC/DC, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), who first worked with MASTODON on their seminal 2009 album "Crack The Skye".

The animated clip for "Clandestiny" was directed by Brazilian-born motion designer Ariel Costa of BlinkMyBrain. Enjoy!

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