Monday, October 23, 2017

Kadavar ‎– Rough Times

Monday, time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

"Rough Times" is a KADAVARs fourth album release.

"Rough Times" is great follow up to "Berlin", were the band recycle their previous creations and makes an album were there's a little something here for everyone. The band have really put in some effort to their work, it swings like the old lady sings.

At the first spin my thoughts was thinking, the guys like classic old school pop and have applied it here. Well that's not really true, here is no pop, even if there is some promiscuous references here, the main thing is rock and nothing else. Sometimes you have to listen to the whole thing and not just loose fragments.

Just take tunes "Skeleton Blues" and "Into The Wormehole" where the guys fancyiness for the dank-deep-into-the-soaked-bottom sounds of stoner doom, where everything is turned to max, and yes they do it. Both tunes are killers! The title tune "Rough Times" is a heavy piece where nothing will stand still, wonderful creation of melody and harmonies, you will walk like a happy creature after listening to this! "Die Baby Die" is a catchy son of a bitch, great guitar riffing, heavy drumming, amazing bass playing and really cool lyrics with a superb vocals. "Vampires" is a another great tune, goes in the more classic heavy rock approach, knocking bass line that combines the furious drummer in perfect way and a stunning vocals part along with bustle guitar riffs makes this a killer track. "Tribulation Nation" with it hammering bass line and catchy lyrics just makes you to feel good. "Words of Evil" is classic rocker and says hello with both hands in the sky to BLACK SABBATH. "The Lost Child" with it's 60's psychedelic acid sound along with a mysterious groove in a really beautiful way.  "You Found the Best in Me" smells old western, horses, hill billies, laid back, softish and loveful. The album closes with "A L'Ombre Du Temps", a odd, but cool stand out tune where they experiments with spoken word and in French.

The production is great, the sound is rich, crisp and thick. The tunes are engaging and powerful with a great groove.

Sum: A free-thinking rollercoaster ride thru Berlin!

The Vinyl Versions of the album, nice colors, I got the blue one :)

The band will hit the road to promote the album, see all the dates below.


Christoph „Lupus“ Lindemann - Vox & Guitar
Simon „Dragon” Bouteloup - Bass
Christoph „Tiger” Bartelt - Drums

Today's tune "Tribulation Nation" is taken from "Rough Times", enjoy!

Upcoming Tourdates:

2017-10-22 Barcelona (Bikini) ES
2017-10-24 Lyon (Feyzin) FR
2017-10-25 Monthey (Pont Rouge) CH
2017-10-26 Aarau (Kiff) CH
2017-10-27 München (Backstage) DE
2017-10-28 Wien (Flex) AT
2017-10-29 Graz (PPC) AT
2017-10-30 Zagreb (Mocvara) HR
2017-11-01 Budapest (A38) HU
2017-11-02 Warsaw (Progresja) PL
2017-11-03 Krakow (Kwadrat) PL
2017-11-04 Prague (Nová Chmelnice) CZ
2017-11-05 Nürnberg (Hirsch) DE
2017-11-07 Amsterdam (Paradiso Noord) NL
2017-11-08 Hannover (Capitol) DE
2017-11-09 Copenhagen (Pumpehuset) DK
2017-11-10 Stockholm (Debaser) SE
2017-11-11 Oslo (Bla) NO
2017-11-12 Gothenburg (Pustervik) SE
2017-11-13 Deventer (Burgerweeshuis) NL
2017-11-15 Köln (Bürgerhaus Stollwerck) DE
2017-11-16 Wiesbaden (Schlachthof) DE
2017-11-17 Stuttgart (LKA Longhorn) DE
2017-11-18 Berlin (Columbiahalle) DE
2017-12-18 Dornbirn (Conrad Sohm) AT
2017-12-20 Bremen (Tower) DE
2017-12-21 Mannheim (Alte Feuerwache) DE
2017-12-22 Münster (Sputnikhalle) DE
2017-12-28 Chemnitz (AJZ Talschock) DE
2017-12-29 Siegen (Vortex) DE

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

War - Low Rider

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Low Rider" is a song written by American funk band WAR and producer Jerry Goldstein, which appeared on their album "Why Can't We Be Friends?", released in 1975.

WAR (originally called Eric Burdon and War) is an American funk band from Long Beach, California, known for the hit songs "Spill the Wine", "The World Is a Ghetto", "The Cisco Kid", "Why Can't We Be Friends?", "Low Rider", and "Summer". Formed in 1969, WAR is a musical crossover band which fuses elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, and reggae. Their album The World Is a Ghetto was the best-selling album of 1973. The band also transcended racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up. War was also subject to many line-up changes over the course of its formation, leaving member Leroy "Lonnie" Jordan as the only original member in the current line-up; four other members created a new group called the Lowrider Band.

According to the All Music Guide review of the song, "the lyric takes the cool image of the low rider — the Chicano culture practice of hydraulically hot-rodding classic cars — and using innuendo, extends the image to a lifestyle". The song's most distinguishable feature is its driving bass line, which is present for nearly all of the song. It also ends with a siren-like noise that then becomes a saxophone solo.

The vocal is by the band's brass player, Charles Miller

The group's sax player, Charles Miller, came up with the idea for the song. Brown explains:

"What happened on 'Low Rider' was in the studio, we were jamming, and I was supposed to have been on the downbeat. But all of the sudden I was on the upbeat. And I said, 'Oh, boy. I got the beat turned around.' I didn't panic. I said, 'Wait a minute. Stay there. Don't change it. Stay.' Because as long as you keep doing it over and over and over, it won't be a mistake. We were just messing around, you know. Then the next thing I know, Charles started just singing, "Low ri-der drives a little slower. The low..." he was just pumping it. And then the next thing I know Lee's over there putting that harmonica on, because Lee is a melody man all the time. And then - boom. If you'd hear the original version of it, all with that jam, that would be worth a million right there. When we finished it, all of us looked at it, 'That's a hit.' We didn't know that it was going to be an icon. You've got to say it's Americana. I don't care if you're driving a Cadillac or a Rolls Royce or if you have a hooptie - hearing it thumping, it just works because it predicts historically a time period in America. That's true about all music, pretty much. If you go back and look at a lot of music from 1800 to the turn of the century, all through the 1900s, how they used to write songs, "You're my little tulip." And then when you go into the 1940s all of the sudden you're talking about growing squash corn, and you're relating your love to that. Then you went into the '50s, you started getting Fats Domino and all them Hollywood types singing - that time period relating to it. Or even Chuck Berry. And then you got into our music, and then you started having all the other artists doing it, like we're not the only ones. But there were certain things during that time period, especially when we went into the Vietnam War, stuff was happening. Then we came on past the Vietnam War, and then all of the sudden the Disco stuff started happening. And then right up to now. You'll be able to look at it, you can tell what was going on, just like food or anything. What was happening. Clothes and everything. So our music, like 'Low Rider,' started setting a trend right there."

Today's tune "Low Rider" is taken from the album "Why Can't We Be Friends?"

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Brut Boogaloo - Hurricane Train

BRUT BOOGALOO have been a household name for rock lovers in Norway since the release of their debut LP back in the early mid-2000s.

Their sound is consists of groovy rhythms, big and confident guitar riffs, catchy vocal lines and bottomless energy. The fact that the band loves rock is evident in every tone. Their music is inspired by the greats from the 70s with newer Scandinavian rock mixed in, but the band’s arrangements are truly their own.

Although BRUT BOOGALOO aren’t known for rapidly releasing music, the few releases they have are of a quality few modern rock bands can match. On the 25th of August, 2017 they released their long awaited third album titled "Strike III".

The record consists of 10 songs that shows a great appreciation and understanding for 70s rock. The album which the band has produced themselves has taken almost a decade to complete, but the time has been well spent. This is BRUT BOOGALOO at their sharpest and purest.

Today's tune "Hurricane Train" is taken from the band's latest album "Strike III". The Video is shot with a GoPro on a Duplo train and edited by Michael Stensen Sollien, and directed by Henning Solvang and Michael Stensen Sollien.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

The Baboon Show - Same Old Story

The Stockholm, Sweden based punk/garage rockers THE BABOON SHOW have released the first single and video "Same Old Story" from our upcoming album "Radio Rebelde" will be released in February 2018.

Artwork by Robin Gnista.

Today's tune "Same Old Story" taken from the upcoming album "Radio Rebelde" will be released (release 16.02.2018)! The stars in the video are Cecilia Boström, Frida Ståhl, Niclas Svensson, Håkan Sörle and The Choir: People of Älvdalen

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