Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Frankenstein" is an instrumental by The Edgar Winter Group from their album "They Only Come Out at Night".

The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week in May 1973, being replaced by Paul McCartney's "My Love". It sold over one million copies. In Canada it fared equally well, reaching #1 on the RPM 100 Top Singles Chart the following month, the same month that saw it peak at #18 in the UK.

The song's title, coined by the band's drummer Chuck Ruff, derives from the fact that the original recording of the song was much longer than the final version, as the band would often deviate from the arrangement into less structured jams. The track required numerous edits to shorten it. The end result was spliced together from many sections of recording. Winter frequently refers to the appropriateness of the name also in relation to its "monster-like, lumbering beat". (One riff was first used by Winter in the song "Hung Up", on his jazz-oriented first album Entrance. He later tried a variation on it, "Martians" on the Standing on Rock album.)

Winter played many of the instruments on the track, including keyboards, saxophone and timbales. As the release's only instrumental cut, the song was not initially intended to be on the album, and was only included on a whim as a last-minute addition. It was originally released as the B-side to "Hangin' Around", but the two were soon reversed by the label when disc jockeys nationwide in the United States, as well as in Canada, were inundated with phone calls and realized this was the hit. The song features a "double" drum solo, with Ruff on drums and Winter on percussion. In fact, the working title of the song was "The Double Drum Song". The single was one of the few No. 1 chart records to include an extended passage featuring the ARP 2600 synthesizer. The group performed the song on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1973.

The song was actually performed three years previously when Edgar was playing with his older brother Johnny Winter at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970. This rare recording was recently released as one of several live bonus tracks included in the two-disc Deluxe Edition CD of Johnny Winter's Second Winter. Rolling Stone lists it as one of the top 25 best rock instrumentals.

Sections of the track were edited and sequenced into idents and jingles for Alan Freeman's Top 40 and Saturday Rock Show on UK's BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 for many years, often followed with Freeman's trademark opening line "Greetings Pop Pickers..."

In live performances of the song, Edgar Winter further pioneered the advancement of the synthesizer as a lead instrument by becoming the first person ever to strap a keyboard instrument around his neck, giving him the on-stage mobility and audience interaction of guitar players.

Ronnie Montrose – guitar
Dan Hartman – bass
Chuck Ruff – drums
Edgar Winter – ARP 2600 synthesizer, electric piano, saxophone, timbales
Rick Derringer – producer

Enjoy today's tune!

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

De Forbandede - Sirenernes Hævn

DE FORBANDEDE is a danish stoner/garage rock band. Formed in Odense, Denmark, 2015 as an recording project aimed at meeting in a studio to write and record songs in the same session, both to avoid over-exercise and that the songs could be as "fresh" as possible. In the style there was gone on the psychedelic and a vowel-driven desert rock. It quickly swept into a 3-track EP "Everything & Nothing" that, together with 2 videos, quickly drew attention to the band from GFR, Gearbox Agency, Career Channel and various festivals plus a nomination for the Odense Live Prize 2017.

A square circle that's about everything and nothing - perfect u-perfect melodic vowel drowning in leap reverb and space echo. Fiery wild guitar solos are looking for the stars while toned drums and the thundering fuzzbass call deep inside the earth's interior. All in while the vibraphone and organsynth sneak you up with a consciousness-expanding full moon ridden through the desert. When classical psych meets the day of judgment, we are all lost and disappearing into the cosmos in a malfunction of dreams and lights, forever happy, forever damned.

The band consist of:

Peter Østergaard - Guitars, vocals
Ricky Christensen - Drummer
Nicolei Martin Aagaard Rasmussen - bass, vocals
Michael Hansen-Buur - keys, vocals

When classical psych meets the day of judgment, we are all lost and disappearing into the cosmos in a malfunction of dreams and lights, forever happy, forever damned.

Today's tune "Sirenernes Hævn" is taken from the album "Den Evige Nat". Footage from the film "Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women" (Peter Bogdanovich, 1968), enjoy!

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Jesper Binzer - Dream Big

On February 23rd, just a week before Jesper’s major tour, Jesper is releasing a brand new single called “Dream Big”. And in a few weeks his tour entres Swedish soil, hopefully, I get time to go and see it live. See all the dates below.

Jesper says:

“Dream Big” is a real melancholic candidate for the inner playlist – three verses from reality; about infertility, divorce and the brutality of power … and the chorus is about acceptance of, that it’s not only going up and down in the showbiz but also in life … My whole solo album, Dying Is Easy, is about myself, myself and a little bit more about myself, so it has been a new and exciting experience with a new single, to try to do something different and at the same time get some more music to take out and tour Denmark, Scandinavia and Europe with “.

The single has been produced by Søren Andersen, who is also there when Jesper and his band are touring around in Denmark, Sweden, Germany as well as some very special rock tours in Southern Europe.

Rumors say that Jesper Binzer has a little extra gift in his sleeve on Record Store Day Saturday, April 21st.

Enjoy today's tune!


28.02 Train, Aarhus (Denmark)
01.03 Vejle Musikteater (Denmark)
02.03 Tobakken, Esbjerg (Denmark)
03.03 Tøjhuset, Fredericia (Denmark)
07.03 Sønderborghus (Denmark)
08.03 Tobaksgården, Assens (Denmark)
09.03 Skive Theater (Denmark)
10.03 Godset, Kolding (Denmark)
15.03 Pavillonen, Grenaa (Denmark)
16.03 Fermaten, Herning (Denmark)
17.03 Værket, Randers (Denmark)
18.03 Skråen, Aalborg (Denmark)
23.03 Sydney -tbc ( Australia)
05.04 Portalen, Greve (Denmark)
06.04 Pumpehuset, Copenhagen (Denmark)
07.04 The Tivoli, Helsingborg (Sweden)
13.04 KB, Malmø (Sweden)
14.04 Sticky Fingers, Göteborg (Sweden)
15.04 Debaser Strand, Stockholm (Sweden)
17.04 Metal Cruise Mallorca (Mediterranean Sea)
18.04 Metal Cruise Mallorca (Mediterranean Sea)
19.04 Metal Cruise Mallorca (Mediterranean Sea)
20.04 Metal Cruise Mallorca (Mediterranean Sea)
08.05 Knust, Hamburg (Germany)
09.05 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg (Germany)
10.05 Backstage, München (Germany)
11.05 Turock, Essen (Germany)
01.06 Esbjerg Rock Festival (Denmark)
09.06 Nordals Festival (kl. 17.45) (Denmark)
15.06 Lunden, Horsens (support for Ringo Starr) (Denmark)
29.06 Kløften Festival (Denmark)
14.07 Vig Festival (kl. 22.15) (Denmark)
27.07 Varde Open Air (kl. 21.30) (Denmark)
01.08 Wacken Festival (Germany)
02.08. Ringsted Festival (Denmark)
21.09 Hamburg Metal Days (Germany)
Week 42 Heavy Metal Urlaub (Spain)

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bad Wolves - Zombie

"Zombie" is a protest song by Irish rock band THE CRANBERRIES, written about the 1993 IRA bombing in Warrington, and in memory of two young victims, Johnathan Ball and Tim Perry. It was released in September 1993 as the lead single from their second studio album, No Need to Argue (1994). It preceded the release of No Need to Argue by two weeks. The song was written by the band's lead singer Dolores O'Riordan, and reached No. 1 on the charts in Australia, Belgium, France, Denmark and Germany.

The song returned to the Top-Ten on the US Rock Charts shortly after news of Dolores O’Riordan’s passing earlier this year.

O’Riordan was slated to record vocals for BAD WOLVES cover of the track on the day of her passing. The band decided to release the song in her honour with all BAD WOLVES proceeds going to her children.

"She was telling me BAD WOLVES version was “awesome” and she could not wait to get into the studio, however ultimately her voicemails have brought comfort to her Mother Eileen and her family as they heard her messages joking and talking passionately about music, her children, and future plans."

BAD WOLVES will tour extensively in 2018, with US tour dates supporting FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and SHINEDOWN running through April and May, with more worldwide dates TBA.

Today's tune "Zombie" by BAD WOLVES, R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan.
Director: Wayne Isham. Concept/Editor: Ryan Ewing. Director of Photography: Martin Coppen, Producer: Dana Marshall, Production Company: Prime Zero Productions

Upcoming tour dates:

APR 20 UFEST 2018 Friday, Mesa, AZ
APR 21 Las Rageous Saturday, Las Vegas, NV
APR 27 Welcome To Rockville Friday, Jacksonville, FL
APR 28 Fort Rock Festival Saturday, Fort Lauderdale, FL
MAY 04 Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday, Concord, NC
MAY 05 Carolina Rebellion Saturday, Charlotte, NC
MAY 06 Bridgestone Arena Sunday, Nashville, TN
MAY 08 Rupp Arena Tuesday, Lexington, KY
MAY 10 Bok Center Thursday, Tulsa, OK
MAY 11 WestFair Amphitheatre Friday, Omaha, NE
MAY 12 Eagles Ballroom / The Rave Saturday,  Milwaukee, WI
MAY 14 Salem Civic Center Monday, Salem, VA
MAY 16 Legacy Arena at the BJCC Wednesday, Birmingham, AL
MAY 17 Ford Center Thursday, Evansville, IN
MAY 18 iWireless Cetner Friday, Moline, IL
MAY 20 Alerus Center Sunday, Grand Forks, ND
MAY 30 Casper Events Center Wednesday, Casper, WY
JUL 12 Rock USA Thursday, Oshkosh, WI
JUL 16 White River Amphitheatre Monday, Seattle, WA
JUL 18 Spokane Arena Wednesday, Spokane, WA
JUL 20 Taco Bell Arena Friday, Boise, ID
JUL 21 USANA AMPHITHEATRE Saturday, Salt Lake City, UT
JUL 24 Shoreline Amphitheater Tuesday, Mountain View, CA
JUL 25 Mattress Firm Amphitheater Wednesday, San Diego, CA
JUL 27 Five Point Amphitheater Friday, Irvine, CA
JUL 29 Isleta Amphitheatre Sunday, Albuquerque, NM
AUG 01 Austin 360 Amphitheater Wednesday, Austin, TX
AUG 03 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Friday, The Woodlands, TX
AUG 06 BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove Monday, Memphis, TN
AUG 07 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Tuesday, Saint Louis, MO
AUG 09 Heritage Park Amphitheatre Thursday, Simpsonville, SC
AUG 11 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Saturday, Tampa, FL
AUG 12 Verizon Amphitheater Sunday, Atlanta, GA
AUG 14 KeyBank Pavilion Tuesday, Pittsburgh, PA
AUG 15 Bb&T Pavilion Wednesday, Camden, NJ
AUG 17 The Pavilion at Montage Mountain Friday, Scranton, PA
AUG 18 Xfinity Center Saturday, Mansfield, MA
AUG 20 Budweiser Stage Monday, Toronto, Canada
AUG 22 Lakeview Amphitheater Wednesday, Syracuse, NY
AUG 24 Jiffy Lube Live Friday, Washington, DC
AUG 25 P.N.C. Bank Arts Center Saturday, Holmdel, NJ
AUG 29 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Wednesday, Tinley Park, IL
AUG 31 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center Friday, Indianapolis, IN
SEP 01 DTE Energy Music Theater Saturday, Detroit, MI
SEP 03 Darien Lake Amphitheater Monday, Darien Center, NY
SEP 06 Northwell Heath at Jones Beach Theater Thursday, Wantagh, NY
SEP 07 The Xfinity Theater Friday, Hartford, CT
SEP 09 Blossom Music Center Sunday, Cleveland, OH

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