Monday 8 July 2013

John Mayall - Vacation

Today, we take a little vacation, that means there will be no record of the week today, there will be no Tune Of The Day tomorrow, because we are on a beach and soaks in the sun and maybe sipping on a juicy umbrella drink, relaxing and reading a book, listening to some good music and paint a little.

We are back again in a few weeks when the steam is returned, the bodies are really tanned, plenty of mosquito bites and a network that works.

Have a super great summer everyone and see you again soon, rock on!

In closing, we need some tones that suites in with this, so why not some lovely Blues with John Mayall.

Todays tune "Vacation" is taken from his 1968 album "Blues from Laurel Canyon" It was his first album after the breakup of his band the Bluesbreakers on 14 July 1968. It was also his last album with Decca before moving to Polydor.

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Sunday 7 July 2013

Demon - Dont Break The Circle

To continue on today's post with "Record Madness" and we'll pick a song and video from the albums that were displayed, and it's Sunday so it may be a classic.

Demon is an English rock/metal group, formed in 1979 by vocalist Dave Hill and guitarist Mal Spooner, both hailing from Leek, Staffordshire. They are considered an important band in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. The original line-up was completed by Les Hunt (Lead guitar), Chris Ellis (bass guitar) and John Wright (drums). The band were signed by Mike Stone's Clay Records in 1980 and licensed to Carrere Records to join their stable of metal bands. Their debut album, Night of the Demon, was released in 1981.

After their 1982 follow-up album, The Unexpected Guest, the band experimented beyond the NWOBHM sound and moved the band in a more melodic direction whilst still retaining the more traditional heavy metal black magic lyrical style.

Todays tune is a theatrical performance of "Dont Break the circle" and "Father of Time". The video clip is taken from The Unexpected Guest Tour, Live at Tiffany's 1982.

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Record Madness: D

Record Madness is a project between Metal blog and Tune Of The Day, a project that have now been running for some time.

In short, its based on a closer look at our record collection, and the rules are relatively simple.

There will be challenges between us. Everything is about to dive into the shelf and pick up the records with the letter which you have been challenged with. One tells stories, shows pictures, a little anecdotes, or anything that affects the character that is current at the moment. The posts ends with a challenge in the form of a letter from the alphabet sent to Chief Rebel on Metal blog. Then he makes the same thing with his record shelf (hey CD!) But with his twist and his angle on it before he sends back a letter. Then it all goes back and forth like a pinball machine, but in slow motion.

Everything started with "Chief Rebel" who dived into the letter "A", and wrote a mammoth post with lots of pictures of what was in his record shelf under the letter A. Then he has described what he has under "R","G", "U" and now latest "S" (ARGUS) - Like the album title of Wishbone Ash third album from 1972.

Now we have come up a bit in the process and I have harvested both the letter "L", "Q", "B", "U" and today we'll see what is hidden behind the letter "D"(LQBUD) <-- br="" bud="" light="" nbsp=""> 
Alright let's get it going. "D" a pretty big letter, that contains a lot of classics and some new stuff, "D" has the perfect standing height in the record shelf, almost bull's-eye, in other words, like the first place where your hand touches in before you figured out what you really are looking for. Once I have browsed through the albums, it is just like some other letters, are a lot of holes to fill in. For example, I have more records that I need for this letter and there is some few that I don't have that I would love to get my hands on.

 First out is some Swedish music, from left we have Dag Vag - Halleluja! (1992), 3x Eva Dahlgren - För minnenas skull (1992), Jag vill se min älska de komma från det vilda (1995), En blekt blondins hjärta (1991)

From left the English rockers Dare with the first album Out of the Silence (1988), Dakota - Runaway (1984)

The American Hardrockers "Danava" - Hemisphere Of Shadows (2011) and a signed copy of "Darxtar" - We Came Too Late

Two excellent records with Dawnbringer, Nucleus & Into the Lair of the Sun God

A few records with the Swedish Black metal band Darkfuneral, Attera Totus Sanctus as normal LP and Picture Disc (2005), 10" Teach Children to Worship Satan (2000) and the fourteenth album Circle the Wagons (2010) with Dark Throne

A bunch of records with the American Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.

The Rockers The Datsuns from Cambridge, New Zealand with the 10" Stuck here for days (2006) 

3 Records with Sandy Denny, the English singer and songwriter, perhaps best known as the lead singer for the folk rock band Fairport Convention. She has been described as "the pre-eminent British folk rock singer".

Canadian garage rock band The Demon's Claws and the records The Defrosting Of (2010)

Here are the Vol I & III of the The Desert Sessions witch are a musical collective series, founded by Josh Homme in 1997.

101 is a live album and documentary by Depeche Mode (1989)

Dutch occult rockers Devil's Blood with the records The Time of No Time Evermore (2009) and The Thousandfold Epicentre (2011), the III: Tabula Rasa or Death and the Seven Pillars is on the way in the mail.

From left we have the eponymous debut album (2010) by the rock band Devils Brigade, a side project by Matt Freeman of Rancid. In the middle we can see the fifth studio album "Beast" (2011) by groove metal band DevilDriver. And last out we have a signed copy of the eighth studio album "In Sorte Diaboli" (2007) with the Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir

American alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr. with the 10" "Start Choppin" (1992) and "I Bet on Sky" (2012)

Here we got a classic one "Holy Diver" (1983),  the debut album with Dio, the album is also signed by Ronnie James Dio!

An album that I should have given away a long time ago, but forgot ... so here it is. Unison (1990) is the English-language debut album of Canadian singer Céline Dion,

A stack of British rock band Dire Straits, Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984), Brothers in Arms (1985), Money for Nothing (1988), On the Night (1993) and On Every Street (1991)

3 albums with The Danish rockers Disneyland After Dark "No Fuel Left for the Pilgrims" (1989), "Call of the Wild" (1986) and "DIC NII · · · LAN DAFT ERD · · ARK" (2011).
 A name that had to be changed after a threatening lawsuit from The Walt Disney Company. Their style of music is often categorized as melodic heavy rock. They have also used the names D.A.D., D•A•D, D-A-D and D:A:D, each name representing a period in the band's history.

Here we have the fourth studio album "Indestructible" (2008) by American heavy metal band Disturbed

Dog Soldier's sole, self-titled album (1975) had strong connections to the Keef Hartley Band, with Hartley on drums; longtime Hartley band singer and guitarist Miller Anderson; and Derek Griffiths, who'd played alongside Hartley in the mid-'60s in the Artwoods, on guitar and vocals as well.

Through the Morning, Through the Night (1969) is the 2nd and final album from the country rock duo Dillard & Clark.

From the left we find the Irish musician and writer Declan de Barra with the album "Fragments, Footprints & The Forgotten", two records with the Swedish psychedelic rockers Dead Man "Dead Man" (2006) and "Euphoria" (2008) and last one is with the band The Deadbeats.

The Swedish smokerockers Dean Allen Foyd with the debut record and 2:nd out is the Swedish Garage rockers Dee Rangers with the record "Down In The Playground" (2010)

From Left, Death Angel "Act III" (1990), Death Breath "Let it Stink" (2007) 10" and Deathspell Omega "Paracletus" (2010) & "Drought" (2012)

Some Deep Purple, from left 2 x Deep Purple in Rock (1970), Burn (1974), Machine Head (1972) & Stormbringer (1974)

More Deep Purple, From Left The Battle Rages On... (1993), Perfect Strangers (1984), The House of Blue Light (1987), Made in Europe (1975),  Call of the Wild (1987), Slaves and Masters (1990) & Nobody's Perfect (1987)

Even more Purple, from left Shades of Deep Purple (1968), The Book of Taliesyn (1968), Deep Purple (1969), Concerto for Group and Orchestra (1969), Scandinavian Nights (1970), When We Rock, We Rock, and When We Roll, We Roll (1974), The Deep Purple Singles A's and B's (1978), Purple Passages (1972)

erm, a bit more of Purple, sorry.
Top row Made in Japan (1972) us, uk & japan press and the last is  remastered anniversary edition, issued in 1998.
Come Taste the Band (1975), Fireball (1971) & two different versions of Who Do We Think We Are (1973)

English rock/metal group Demon with the albums Heart of Our Time (1985), Breakout (1987), The Plague (1983) & Hold on to the Dream (1991)

Demonic Death Judge with "Skygods" (2012) & The Demons "Scarcity Rock" (2010)

A stack with Def Leppard, from left On Through the Night (1980), High 'n' Dry (1981) Pyromania (1983), Adrenalize (1992), 2 Bootlegs, 12 "Boxset, Retro Active (1993) and Hysteria (1987)

"Dueling Banjos" soundtrack to the 1972 movie Deliverance

American progressive metal heads Dream Theater with the albums When Dream and Day Unite (1989), Systematic Chaos (2007), Black Clouds & Silver Linings (2009) and A Dramatic Turn of Events (2011)

Swedish Dungen and Dundertåget

Some Bob Dylan,  the pile includes Bob Dylan (1962), The Freewheelin 'Bob Dylan (1963), The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964), Highway 61 Revisited (1965), Self Portrait (1970), Blood on the Tracks (1975 ), Slow Train Coming (1979), Infidels (1983), Under the Red Sky (1990), Love and Theft (2001) and Tempest (2012) among others

Two odd albums, from left, we have Candy Dulfer "Sax-a-Go-Go" (1993) and Duffy "Rockferry" (2008)

The American band Dread Zeppelin, who is best known for performing the songs of Led Zeppelin in a reggae style as sung by a 300 pound Vegas Elvis impersonator. Here with Un-Led-Ed (1990) and 5,000,000* *Tortelvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (1991)

Dr. Dre with The Chronic (1992)

Nick Drake with Heaven In A Wild Flower and Bryter Layter (1970)

Down with the 3rd album Down III: Over the Under (2007)

The classic band The Doors with albums Morrison Hotel (1970), The Doors (1967), LA Woman (1971), The Soft Parade (1969), Waiting for the Sun (1968) and 13 (1970)

Dragon "Scream Of Death" (1991)

Eric Dolphy the American jazz alto saxophonist with the album "Out to Lunch!" (1964)

The classic band the Doobie Brothers with the albums One Step Closer (1980), Brotherhood (1991), The Doobie Brothers (1971), Livin 'on the Fault Line (1977) & Minute by Minute (1978)

Dr. John with Locked Down (2012). It 's a great album that features The Black Keys' guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach as guitarist, background vocalist and producer, and Max Weissenfeldt of the Whitefield Brothers on drums.

Dust is the debut album by Dust, released by Kama Sutra Records in 1971.

A bunch of CD's with Dream Theater, Dunger, Timothy Drury, Deeportes, Dragon Force, Drain, Di leva, Tommy Denander, Dokken & Doro

Some CD's with D-A-D, Dark Tranqulity, Dead April, De Lyckliga Kompisarna, Miles Davis.

Here we have some CD's with Deep Purple, Def Leppard, Depeche Mode, Defunkt plus more.

A bunch of CD's, Doors, Disturbed, Dissection, Dream Theater, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Bruce Dickinson plus a few more.

Some signed CD's with Dropkick Murphys, Dark Funeral, Danko Jones, Dillinger ESC Plan and a few others.

More signed CD's, here with Drowning Pool, Disturbed, Dinosaur JR, Drive By Truckers among others.

Some CD with Sandy Denny

As the end of this record Madness, we see a picture with a bunch of picks on the letter D, a little hobby I have.
Can you see which band it is?

I really hope I got it all now, but have I missed one or two images, so be it.
That was it, a rich entrie, with a pretty wide spectrum of music, one sees that there are a lot of holes of course that must be filled in, things that I have to work on. 
Anyway, I hope it was an interesting reading.

Now we throw the ball to Cheif and challenge him in the letter "T",
will probably be a little less vigorous summer reflection, may well be a lot of candy there, who knows, eg Testament?
Todays tune will be posted later on this evening, based on the letter "D" of course.