Saturday 31 October 2020

Frank Zappa - Muffin Man

Saturday, time for a classic.

"Muffin Man" is a song recorded live by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention. It appears on his 1975 mostly live album "Bongo Fury" made with Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet). The song begins with studio-recorded spoken word lyrics delivered by Zappa and is followed by the chorus. The song was inspired by the traditional nursery rhyme, "The Muffin Man". The song closes the album, as well as the compilation Strictly Commercial, and was also used as a finale in concerts for many years afterward. The song's tone was compared to Jimi Hendrix's style. An alternative live version of "Muffin Man" appears on the compilation "You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6." This song also appears on the 2009 album released by the Zappa Family Trust Philly '76, the 2002 album "FZ:OZ" and the 2003 album "Halloween".

Frank Zappa's son, Dweezil, along with his Zappa Plays Zappa (ZPZ) band, has featured "Muffin Man" on many concert tours. In 2010, they offered video footage of Frank Zappa playing "Muffin Man", along with isolated Frank Zappa guitar parts, so Dweezil and ZPZ accompanied live Frank Zappa and his extended guitar solo.

The meaning of the song was never fully explained by Frank Zappa, and as such there are many interpretations. The "Muffin Man" of the song appears to be a new kind of food aficionado, one who has taken his love for muffins on a scientific and semi-religious level. He can simply be considered an incarnation of gluttony. In a more generic way, he could represent fanaticism for a certain matter, that turns him away from other interests in life. There are some who have interpreted his loyalty towards his favorite food as a parody of the repetitive bourgeois life Zappa despised. In the chorus, an unnamed "girl" is introduced, who appears to have been in a love affair with the muffin man. This part can be interpreted as a record of her sexual delusions: her man was so focused in his research for the perfect muffin that he didn't give her pleasure ("no cries is heard in the night" probably refers to orgasms). Considering Zappa's typical sexual themes, it has been speculated that the song can be entirely read as a sexual innuendo.

In the Spring of 1975 Frank Zappa and his famed Mothers went on tour with long-time collaborator Captain Beefheart. The "mostly live" Bongo Fury came out in October of the same year. The album concludes with a bit of Zappa absurdity that would become a concert favorite in years to come.

"Muffin Man" consists of three separate segments, a studio-recorded preamble and a live chorus followed by an extended guitar solo. In it Zappa tells of the "Muffin Man", more a muffin scientist than an ordinary muffin enthusiast, who takes a break from his important work at the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen to expound of the glories of his most beloved pastry. Of course, "Muffin Man's" real greatness comes not from the amusing story, but from Zappa's transcendent guitar. Zappa was a legendarily talented and prolific artist who willed himself to the outer limits of popular music. He is remembered for his humorous, crude and confrontational lyrics, dedication to the rights of free speech, and contempt for the musical mainstream, but is sometimes overlooked as a guitar player. With a devilish Gibson SG, he produced some of the most frantically explosive guitar work ever committed to vinyl. "Muffin Man" stands as the greatest testament to his virtuosity.

The Video clip is filmed Live At The Palladium, NYC / 10-31-77. The Spotify link is picked from the live album "Helloween". Enjoy today's classic!

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Friday 30 October 2020

Heave Blood & Die - Radio Silence

The Norweigan rock band HEAVE BLOOD & DIE is ahead of a launch thier upcoming album "Post People", set to be released February 5, 2021, via Fysisk Format.

Today we will serve you with the first single "Radio Silence" from the upcoming album.

According to vocalist and songwriter Karl Pedersen, "Radio Silence" is a longing desire to take a step further from violence and a hopeless hope of removing all authority that cannot be justified.

The album "Post People" is described by the band as "the sound of imperialism laying brick by brick on the collapse of modern society" and has with this as a basis laid a plan to build up to become a band that can tour internationally at a stable level in the markets UK, USA, GSA and Benelux.

For this purpose, HEAVE BLOOD & DIEs has through the company Tiger Safari AS received a grant of NOK 120,000 in Music Norway's scheme International launches.

Karl Pedersen Bass - Vocals
Kenneth Mortensen - Drums
Jonas Helgesen Kuivalainen - Guitars
Mads Ystmark - Guitars, Vocals
Marie Sofie Langeland Mikkelsen - Keyboards

Today's tune "Radio Silence" was launched today on Friday 30 October, enjoy!

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Thursday 29 October 2020

Type O Negative - Cinnamon Girl

Thursday, time for a cover.

"Cinnamon Girl" is a song by Neil Young. It debuted on the 1969 album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, which was also Young's first album with backing band Crazy Horse. Released as a single the following year.

Like two other songs from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, "Cowgirl in the Sand" and "Down by the River", Young wrote "Cinnamon Girl" while he was suffering from the flu with a high fever at his home in Topanga, California.

This song displays the very prominent role played by Danny Whitten in the sound of Young's early recordings. The vocals are a duet, with Whitten singing the high harmony against Young's low harmony. (The 45 rpm single mix of the song, in addition to being in mono and cutting off the guitar outro, features Whitten's vocal more prominently than the album version.) Young performed the song on his then-recently acquired Gibson Les Paul, "Old Black". The NME named "Cinnamon Girl" an example of "proto-grunge from 1969".

The song was written in double drop D tuning (DADGBD). This tuning is used in several of his most famous songs, such as "The Loner", "The Old Laughing Lady", "When You Dance I Can Really Love", "Ohio", and "Cortez the Killer". The music features a prominent descending bass guitar line. The song's "one note guitar solo", consisting largely of a repeating, sharply played jangling D note, has often been singled out for praise. According to Young "people say that it is a solo with only one note but, in my head, each one of those notes is different. The more you get into it, the more you can hear the differences.”

Today's cover is made by TYPE O NEGATIVE. It was released in 1996 on the fourth studio album "October Rust". The album has more ballads and less of the doom metal sound of previous or subsequent albums. It also features a much heavier cover of Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl." Enjoy!

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Wednesday 28 October 2020

Dool - Sulphur & Starlight

After a long day at work, yes I have an adult job right now, but only a small project, finished on Friday, but at least, a job in these times. Coming home, out with the dogs, showering, cooking dinner, eating and breathing a bit with a cup of coffee, discovering that I am home alone. So guess what ... the stereo goes on, up with a Vinyl, plays the latest with Joe Bonamassa, swings on well, but will return with this later on, needs a few more laps. Playing a few others before the last one gets on before it's all croweded again.

Got back to the Dutch rock band DOOL and the record "Summerland", a freaking great album. The album was nominated as "Record Of The Week" back in May this year, read about it here

Today's tune "Sulphur & Starlight" is the opening tune from the album "Summerland", released on April 10th, 2020. It's a marvelous tune that combining psych metal, ’90s alt rock, 20's pop and a touch of prog into a truly singular sound. Enjoy!

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Tuesday 27 October 2020

Svärd - The Burning Asylum

SVÄRD, is a bunch of elderly men kicking monitor speakers across stages, this Swedish-German heavy rock outfit just recently, members of German Doomsters AHAB and Sweden’s death metal unit IN MOURNING, have unleashed the news of a brand new band project. SVÄRD, featuring Cornelius Althammer on drums, guitarists and vocalists Tim Nedergård, Björn Pettersson as well as bassist and vocalist Pierre Stam, got together for some extensive jam sessions in the Swedish summer of 2017. What started as a fun music project but longtime, common dream of these 4 friends, turned out into a first debut EP, titled "The Rift", and which was released on July 3rd with powerhouse label Argonauta Records! SVÄRD mix the elements of stomping heavy metal, crushing Sludge Rock with an extra dose of the psychedelia

"The Rift" was mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren (SABATON, HYPOCRISY, IN MOURNING, OCTOBER TIDE, AMORPHIS and many more), and is set for a digital release on July 3rd 2020 via Argonauta Records, with Vinyl formats to follow. Better watch out for many more tunes and news to be revealed in the weeks ahead, as SVÄRD came to conquer your heavy music world!

Tim Nedergård – Guitars, Vocals
Björn Pettersson – Guitars, Vocals
Pierre Stam – Bass, Vocals
Cornelius Althammer – Drums 

Today's tune "The Burning Asylum" is taken from "The Rift", enjoy!

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Monday 26 October 2020

Pallbearer - Forgotten Days

Monday, new week and that mean it's time for Record Of The Week.

PALLBEARER's new album "Forgotten Days" is carefully plotted throughout 2019, and it's the quartet's fourth long-player of the best doom Arkansans can give.

For this album the band worked with producer Randall Dunn (SUNN O))), EARTH). The album was released on October 23 via Nuclear Blast. With "Forgotten Days" the band spreads thier wide wings a bit longer and serve us with a darker and more aggressive beast than the previous album "Heartless" from 2017.

"Forgotten Days" is spread across eight towering tunes that is heavy and doomish with progressive and sluggish SABBATH infused riffs full of emotion, melancholy and metallic sparks. The opening title tune is a groovy heavy rocker, it has a SABBATH lullaby feeling over it that wraps you with a heavy wool blanket. When you finally get loose, you stand there, wet and miserable and let the softly grunge and beautiful "Riverbed" guide you back on the right path. Comsic and progressive tune "Stasis" massages the album it into new shapes and gives us some 70s-esque synthesisers. With a progressive shimmer of twele minutes slow but well thought out "Silver Wing" they show us that variety is key. In the heavy and rumbling piece we set our sights on "The Quicksand Of Existing", leans back and feels how it swings. The heavyness continues in "Vengeance & Ruination". "Rite Of Passage" is real killer tune, with the beautiful layout, groovy harmony and excellent guitars, a tune that bring my toughts to RUSH. The album closes up by the epic and powerful "Caledonia", an intro with a thick, syrup riffing until the synthesisers get along and gives the thickness an another face. A playful way to build up something marvelous like this. Well done guys. "Forgotten Days" is a solid and heavy release by the band, it will require a bit from the listner, it will grow you more you spin it and it will be something you will not regret. The album also feature Campbell's best vocal lines to date. The marvelous cover art is made by artist Michael Lierly, the brother of the band's drummer Mark Lierly. "Forgotten Days" is Highly recomended.

The quartet comprised of: Brett Campbell (vocals/guitars), Devin Holt (guitars), Joseph D. Rowland (bass/vocals), Mark Lierly (drums).

Sum: A solid and heavy release by PALLBEARER, a must have in the collection.

Today's tune is the title track from "Forgotten Days", enjoy!

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Sunday 25 October 2020

Miles Davis - The Little Blue Frog

Sunday, time for a classic.

Yesterday it was the third and last drop for the Record Store Day. With a small budget for this day I only baught one RSD title bedides a few others that was only at a great price during this event. As the record is a classic so why not share it here today.

Half a century on from its release, shockwaves from Miles Davis’ "Bitches Brew" continue to reverberate throughout the universe. Leading more than a dozen all-stars in the studio (including Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, John McLaughlin on electric guitar and a triple-threat electric piano section featuring Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea and Larry Young), Miles defied all conventional styles, joining the loose ends of jazz, rock and funk into a groundbreaking new sound that would eventually become known quite plainly as fusion. This double album, featuring ten embryonic recordings which paved the way for the final album, is issued for the first time as a standalone release on opaque red vinyl for Record Store Day 2020.

Today's tune taken from the RSD album "Double Image: Rare Miles From the Complete Bitches Brew Sessions" is the jazz fusion and raga rock track "The Little Blue Frog", recorded in 1969, was first officially released on the 1998 compilation album The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions. It was then included on the 2000 reissue of Big Fun. A short excerpt, titled Little Blue Frog, was included on the 2010 Bitches Brew: Legacy Edition. Enjoy!

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Saturday 24 October 2020

Bring Me The Horizon - Teardrops

BRING ME THE HORIZON have released new tune "Teardrops" taken from the upcoming EP "Post Human: Survival Horror" that is set to be released on Oct. 30 digitaly and physical copies of the EP will be dispatched in line with the 22nd of January 2021 release date.

"Post Human: Survival Horror" is the first EP from their Post Human series, which was conceived during lockdown and was showcased during the BMTH8 and BMTHS2 Youtube Series. The entire EP has been written and recorded in the same, innovative way from their home studios, and features artists YUNGBLUD, Nova Twins, BABYMETAL and Amy Lee from EVANESCENCE.

Frontman Oli Sykes directed, edited and starred in the single’s accompanying video. A press release states that he “draws on his personal relationship with depression channeling it into the visual representation of him drowning, which saw him spend a full day in an underwater tank when filming”.

Sykes said of the new track: “It is my favourite song off the record. I’m so excited to get this single out, it feels like a classic Bring Me The Horizon tune but without it feeling like anything we’ve done before. I feel like ‘Teardrops’ is some of the best work we’ve ever done, musically and lyrically as whole.”

Speaking to NME in June, frontman Oli Sykes said of ‘Post Human’: “The idea behind ‘Post Human’ is looking at how we’ve stepped out of evolution and the food chain. If we can do that, then we can take responsibility for what we’ve done to the planet and become something better than what humans are right now.”

Last week, BMTH confirmed details of their ‘Post Human’ UK arena tour, which is due to kick off in September 2021. The tour is set to visit Glasgow, Cardiff, Sheffield, Birmingham and London next year, with the shows reportedly set to be the band’s “only UK dates” in 2021.

Enjoy today's tune "Teardrops". The tune follows on the heels of the previously released songs "Ludens," "Parasite Eve" and "Obey." The additional six songs on the forthcoming record were also shaped by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Friday 23 October 2020

Awolnation - The Best

Friday, hanging out with the kids most of the day, shopping for shirts and popping music, being guided to new acts in the pop/rap world is popular as they know my music tate and how much I love it. Even though I may have difficulty with certain modern types of music, especially the modern raw hip hop, I do like the old once, feels like it was more substance then than now. But I do listen, coments both the good and bad, sometimes we discuss it, but usally I loose when it comes to the best taste in music, haha. It is a fun thing to let them participate in the elections, one of the more modern bands that I know the older girl likes and got played is American rock band AWOLNATION.

AWOLNATION was formed and fronted by Aaron Bruno, formerly of UUNDER THE INFLUENCE OF GIANTS, HOME TOWN HERO, and INSURGENCE. The band is signed to Better Noise Music, formerly being signed to Red Bull Records, and their first EP, "Back From Earth", was released on iTunes on May 18, 2010. They released their first studio album, "Megalithic Symphony", on March 15, 2011; it featured their most notable hit, "Sail". The song has been certified 6× platinum by the RIAA and has sold 6,000,000 copies in the United States. As of February 29, 2016, the album has been certified platinum

Today's tune "The Best" is taken from the fourth studio album "Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders" and was released on April 24, 2020. The single was released on November 4, 2019 as the first single from the album.

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Thursday 22 October 2020

Lacuna Coil - Losing My Religion

Thursday, time for a cover.

Today it's time for "Losing My Religion", a song by the American alternative rock band R.E.M. The song was released as the first single from the group's 1991 album "Out Of Time". Built on a mandolin riff, "Losing My Religion" was an unlikely hit for the group, garnering extensive airplay on radio as well as on MTV and VH1 due to its critically acclaimed music video. The song became R.E.M.'s highest-charting hit in the United States, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and expanding the group's popularity beyond its original fanbase. "Out Of Time" garnered R.E.M. seven nominations at the 1992 Grammy Awards, the most nominations of any artist that year. The band won three awards: one for Best Alternative Music Album and two for "Losing My Religion", Best Short Form Music Video and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck wrote the main riff and chorus to the song on a mandolin while watching television one day. Buck had just bought the instrument and was attempting to learn how to play it, recording the music as he practiced. Buck said that "when I listened back to it the next day, there was a bunch of stuff that was really just me learning how to play mandolin, and then there's what became 'Losing My Religion', and then a whole bunch more of me learning to play the mandolin."

Recording of the song started in September 1990 at Bearsville Studio A in Woodstock, New York. The song was arranged in the studio with mandolin, electric bass, and drums. Bassist Mike Mills came up with a bassline inspired by the work of FLEETWOOD MAC bassist John McVie; by his own admission he could not come up with one for the song that was not derivative. Buck said the arrangement of the song "had a hollow feel to it. There's absolutely no midrange on it, just low end and high end, because Mike usually stayed pretty low on the bass." The band decided to have touring guitarist Peter Holsapple play acoustic guitar on the recording. Buck reflected, "It was really cool: Peter and I would be in our little booth, sweating away, and Bill and Mike would be out there in the other room going at it. It just had a really magical feel." Singer Michael Stipe's vocal was recorded in a single take. Orchestral strings, arranged by Mark Bingham, were added to the song by members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Soundscape Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, in October 1990.

Stipe has repeatedly stated that the song's lyrics are not about religion. The phrase "Losing My Religion" is an expression from the southern region of the United States that means "losing one's temper or civility" or "feeling frustrated and desperate."Stipe told The New York Times the song was about romantic expression. He told Q that "Losing My Religion" is about "someone who pines for someone else. It's unrequited love, what have you." Stipe compared the song's theme to "Every Breath You Take" (1983) by THE POLICE, saying, "It's just a classic obsession pop song. I've always felt the best kinds of songs are the ones where anybody can listen to it, put themselves in it and say, 'Yeah, that's me.'"

Today's cover is made by LACUNA COIL, the Italian gothic metal band from Milan. The cover was released on the sixth studio album "Dark Adrenaline", Released on January 23, 2012. The cover was a "riskier" take that turned out pretty well. Enjoy today's cover of a brilliant tune.

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Wednesday 21 October 2020

Pearl Jam - Get It Back

PEARL JAM's new single "Get It Back" is straight on to the streaming services for the first time.

Written by drummer Matt Cameron, "Get It Back" was previously only available as a one-day-only Bandcamp download as part of the "Good Music To Avert The Collapse Of American Democracy Pt 2" compilation alongside previously unreleased tracks from Bob Mould, YEAH YEAH YEAHS, TENACIOUS D, MY MORNING JACKET allong with more contributes. The collection also features a solo track from PJ guitarist Stone Gossard "Near" and a song from bassist Jeff Ament’s side project DEAF CHARLIE "Something Real", with profits going to American Rights Lab, an organisation working to “secure, protect, and defend the voting rights of all Americans.”

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Seattle band’s debut live performance, which took place at their hometown’s Off Ramp venue on October 22, 1990, PEARL JAM have also revealed that they’re to live stream the gig they played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on April 29, 2016. The 32-song, three-hour performance, launched with Eddie Vedder’s band playing their hugely-successful debut album "Ten" in its entirety.

PEARL JAM were recently announced as the first headliners for London’s 2021 BST Hyde Park festival. The band were originally booked to play the event this year, but will now play two consecutive nights next year, the first band to do so.

The shows will take place on on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 July 2021, with support coming from PIXIES on the first night and IDLES on the second. They also rebooked the show on Lollapalooza here at Gärdet, Stockholm July 2-4, 2021

Enjoy today's tune "Get It Back" with PEARL JAM, taken from the Bandcamp's compilation album, "Good Music To Avert The Collapse Of American Democracy, Volume 2", which raised funds for Voting Rights Lab.

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Tuesday 20 October 2020

Wino - The Song's At The Bottom Of The Bottle

Doom metal godfather Scott “Wino” Weinrich, iconic frontman of doom metal founders THE OBSESSED, presents "Forever Gone", his third solo album. With an unmatched pedigree in doom, having been in bands like SAINT VITUS, SPIRIT CARAVAN, SHRINEBUILDER, and THE HIDDEN HAND. Today, Wino has respected the world over as the godfather of doom and one of the heavy music underground’s most revered lifers. Worldwide festivals like Roadburn, Hellfest, Psycho Las Vegas, Desertfest, Maryland Deathfest, Rock Hard Fest, Monolith On The Mesa, and countless others keep inviting Wino back through his various sonic incarnations year after year. WINO's 'Forever Gone' is set to be released on June 26th via Ripple Music.

"Forever Gone" was released on June 26th by Ripple Music.

Today's tune "The Song’s At The Bottom Of The Bottle" is the second single from the latest album and is the follow-up single of his cover of JOY DIVISIONs "Isolation" (will probably be played later on, as of Thursday cover).

Wino comments on "The Song’s At The Bottom Of The Bottle":
“The song is inspired by a conversation Mark Adams (SAINT VITUS original bass player) and I had one night after a show on the bus. He told me his father had said to him “the song is at the bottom of the bottle”. And it was that statement, and the knowledge that all the males in his family except for one had died from alcohol, partially inspired this song. It’s a song about embracing the lifestyle I have chosen, beautiful, rewarding, dark, and destructive. It’s about passion, how could it be anything less?”

Enjoy today's tune and the clip is filmed Live @ Come and Track It Austin, TX

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Monday 19 October 2020

Valkyrie - Fear

Monday, new week, it's time to present "Record Of The Week".

Virginia heavy rockers VALKYRIE has returned with a new album, "Fear". Their first new album in 5 years, "Fear" finds VALKYRIE sounding more progressive and diverse than ever before. Recorded at Earth Analog in Illinois, "Fear" showcases the tone-rich, organic songwriting process VALKYRIE honed in on over the course of their career.

Driven by brothers Jake and Pete Adams (formerly of BARONESS, from "Blue Record" through "Purple"), VALKYRIE draws from pre-metal style to create a rich and earthy heavy rock sound. "Fear" has a warm analog-sounding permeates throughout each of the album's 8 tunes, as blistering twin leads, soaring guitar harmonies by Pete and Jake Adams, nice slapped drum beats by Warren Hawkins, compliant bass loops by Alan Fary that gives a groovy relentless vibe, powerful lyrics with a pleasant and well-sung voice that gives this album a very enjoyable collection of heavy rock tunes.

The style isn't that easy to file, but it's heavy rock with a twist, that includes most of the goodies over the past century, here you will be served some traditional metal, classic hard rock and prog-rock, some sludge blues, progressive NWOTHM, partly doomish and with psychedelic SABBATH worship in the base. 

A showcase that VALKYRIE is expanding their sound can clearly be heard on the opening tune "Feeling So Low" where we get served classic hard rock, groovy melody, and a hook that's hard to be forgotten. A few more tunes fall in this folder like the excellent riff rocker "The Choice" and "Evil Eye" where they serve us something different while still retaining their origin. The melodic guitar-driven "Afraid To Live" has a remarkable atmospheric melody with a soulful guitar playing. More classic tunes like "Fear And Sacrifice" that have the more mid-pace stomp, lovely guitars that paint up a marvelous melody landscape that halfway flows away in a bluesy guitar madness. Slows down, breathes a little in "Brings You Down" until we get closer to the end and the three-minute mark, here the tempo rises and we get some chugging guitars and a good lathe guitar solo. The more doomy sounding piece is "Loveblind", that with it's heavier guitar riffs and old school prog-rock sounding could be taken from the early '70s. The album ends with the beautiful album closer "Exasperator" that has a spacy atmospheric moody touch that pierces you deeply. 

"Fear" is a very high quality atmospheric heavy rock album and VALKYRIE is one of the most creative and dynamic forces in the hard rock scene today. "Fear" was released on July 24, 2020, by Relapse Records.

Sum: Guitar-oriented atmospheric heavy rock as it's best.

Today's tune "The Choice" is taken from "Fear", enjoy!

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Sunday 18 October 2020

Sammy Hagar - I Can't Drive 55

Sunday, time for a classic.

"I Can't Drive 55" is the lead single and first track from Sammy Hagar's eighth studio album "VOA" in 1984. Perpetuated by a very successful music video, it became a concert staple that continued throughout Hagar's tours as a member of VAN HALEN. The song is a reference to the since-repealed National Maximum Speed Law that set speed limits at 55 miles per hour (89 km/h) in the United States.

"I was in a rent-a-car that wouldn't go much faster than 55 miles an hour. I was on my way back from Africa. I did a safari for three months throughout Africa. A really great vacation after Three Lock Box. I was traveling for 24 hours, I got to New York City, changed planes, Albany, New York. Got in a rent-a-car. Had a place in Lake Placid at the time, a little log cabin, I used to go there and write with my little boy. Aaron, at that time, went to North Country school when I was on tour. I would go there and see him. It was a really cool getaway. But it took two and a half hours to drive there from Albany. And I was driving from Albany, New York at 2:00 in the morning, burnt from all the travel. Cop stopped me for doing 62 on a four lane road when there was no one else in sight. Then the guy gave me a ticket. I was doing 62. And he said, 'We give tickets around here for over-60.' and I said, 'I can't drive 55.' I grabbed a paper and a pen, and I swear the guy was writing the ticket and I was writing the lyrics. I got to Lake Placid, I had a guitar set-up there. And I wrote that song there on the spot. Burnt."
— Sammy Hagar, 1994

The song's music video was directed by Gil Bettman. The video was shot on location at the Saugus Speedway in Santa Clarita, California. The song's video includes Hagar and his band being chased and jailed by the California Highway Patrol for traffic violations. The video shows Hagar driving a black Ferrari BB512i which is later tuned up by Hagar's mechanic, Claudio Zampolli. Zampolli was driving the Ferrari during the video's opening shot, where the Ferrari fish-tails across the speedway. Hagar claims in the commentary for the video on the DVD, The Long Road to Cabo that he burned out his clutch during the video. Hagar drove a 512, but a 308 was also used. Hagar claims it cost him $5800 to fix.

A trial scene is presided over by a judge played in a cameo appearance by John Kalodner. The judge's props were borrowed from director Robert Zemeckis, director of the 1980 film Used Cars. Sets were built and the video was shot during the summer. There was no air conditioning in the jailhouse set, so the cast and crew were hot.

The yellow jumpsuit, worn by Hagar in the video, can be seen at the New Orleans Hard Rock Cafe. A stuntman was used for Hagar's stunts. An exploding ramp was used to throw Hagar across the courtroom.

Today's tune "" is taken from the eighth studio album "VOA", the album was released on July 23, 1984 by Geffen Records, this was his last solo album before joining VAN HALEN. The title is a reference to the Voice of America broadcast network. Enjoy!

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Saturday 17 October 2020

AC/DC - Shot In The Dark

"Shot In The Dark" is a single by Australian rock band AC/DC from their upcoming seventeenth studio album "Power Up". The song was recorded from late 2018 to early 2019. It was released on 7 October 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (in Australia), and is the band's first single released since 2015's "Rock The Blues Away" from their album "Rock Or Bust".

"Power Up" (sometimes shortened as PWR/UP and stylized as PWRϟUP) is the upcoming studio album is set for release on 13 November 2020, "Power Up" marks the return of vocalist Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams, all of whom left AC/DC before, during, or after the accompanying tour for their previous album "Rock Or Bust" (2014). This will also be the band's first album since the death of their original rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young in 2017 and serves as a tribute to him, according to his brother Angus.

Today's tune "Shot In The Dark", is the first single from the upcoming album, was partially released as an audio/video teaser. It was released on 7 October 2020 along with the album artwork, tracklisting, and pre-order options. The video is made by a fan with the teaser info, a very good one, check it out. And yes, it sounds exactly as you think it should sound like 😀

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Friday 16 October 2020

V**gra Boys — Ain't Nice

During spring or March to be more precias this year the Swedish post-punk band V**GRA BOYS surprise us with a drop of the new EP "Common Sense". The EP was very good, excellent lovely mix of styles where the title tune sounded like R.E.M., more old fashioned Rock song and one of the tunes was more like the sound the we have gotten used to. A tune where they flirted with 60's jazz.

Now they have announced that they will be back with a new album in January next year with a sophomore outing titled "Welfare Jazz". For the album they reteamed with past collaborators like Pelle Gunnerfeldt and Daniel Fagerström (THE HIVES, THE KNIFE), also with some new addtions of new producers like Matt Sweeney (Bonnie “Prince” Billy, RUN THE JEWELS) and Justin and Jeremiah Raisen (YVES TUMOR, Kim Gordon, Sky Ferreira). Singer Sebastian Murphy explained: “I’m not good at talking about politics, but everything is political when it comes down to it".

“I’d rather write a song about being defeated, which usually comes from a real place and says a lot,” he added. “We wrote these songs at a time when I had been in a long-term relationship, taking drugs every day, and being an asshole.

“I didn’t really realise what an asshole I was until it was too late, and a lot of the record has to do with coming to terms with the fact that I’d set the wrong goals for myself.”

Along with these new they have shared a new song called "Ain’t Nice" (See it below). The new tune has the more common "V**GRA BOYS" sound over it where the video features Murphy doing a drunken asshole rendition of the "Bittersweet Symphony" style video, as he barrels down an idyllic Swedish street terrorizing everyone. That is, until a little kid tases him and he time travels to the 1700s.

Today's tune "Ain't Nice" is taken from the upcoming album "Welfare Jazz", set for release on January 8, 2021 via YEAR0001

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Thursday 15 October 2020

In This Moment - Call Me

Thursday and it's Cover day, so today's tune "Call Me" is a song by the American new wave band BLONDIE and the theme to the 1980 film American Gigolo. Produced and co-written by Italian musician Giorgio Moroder and released in the US in early 1980 as a single, "Call Me" was No. 1 for six consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it became the band's biggest single and second No. 1. It also hit No. 1 in the UK and Canada, where it became their fourth and second chart-topper, respectively. In the year-end chart of 1980, it was Billboard's No. 1 single and RPM magazine's No. 3 in Canada.

"Call Me" was played in the key of D minor. Italian disco producer Giorgio Moroder originally asked Stevie Nicks from FLEETWOOD MAC to help compose and perform a song for the soundtrack, but she declined as a recently signed contract with Modern Records prevented her from working with Moroder. It was at this time that Moroder turned to Debbie Harry and BLONDIE. Moroder presented Harry with a rough instrumental track called "Man Machine". Harry was asked to write the lyrics and melody, a process that Harry states took a mere few hours. The lyrics were written from the perspective of the main character in the film, a male prostitute. Harry said the lyrics were inspired by her visual impressions from watching the film and that "When I was writing it, I pictured the opening scene, driving on the coast of California." The completed song was then recorded by the band, with Moroder producing. The bridge of the original English-language version also includes Harry singing "Call me, my darling" in Italian ("Amore, chiamami") ("Love, call me") and in French ("Appelle-moi, mon chéri") ("Call me, my darling").

Serval covers have been made, mostly dance and disco version. But today's tune is made by the American metalcore band IN THIS MOMENT, released a cover of this song as a single and it's taken from the second studio album "The Dream: Ultra Violet Edition", released on June 30, 2009. 
Enjoy today's cover.

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Wednesday 14 October 2020

Abysmal Torment - Dread

ABYSMAL TORMENT is a brutal technical death metal band from Saint Julian's, Malta formed in 2000 by Nick Farrugia. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Maltese Extreme Death metal genre.

The current line-up: 
Nick Farrugia (vocals), 
Melchior Borg (vocals), 
David Depasquale (guitars),
Max Vassallo (drums),
Claudio Toscano (bass). 

Their music is hard, brutal, and very technical with energy that makes this Wednesday blow away, hold your horses tight, and let this tune loose.

Today's tune "Dread" is taken from the latest album "The Misanthrope". The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered at SpineSplitter Studio. Photography for the Cover Art was taken by Lee Jeffries and additional editing carried out by Michal Loranc. On 21 July 2018, the band released the track titled Squalid Thoughts as a teaser prior to the full release and was well-received upon its release. For "The Misanthrope", ABYSMAL TORMENT switched to 8 string guitars, which would result in the band further down tuning and adding a punchier and a deeper layered sound that would serve their musical style better. Amidst news on the upcoming release and preparations for live duties, the band parted ways with their longstanding bassist Karl Romano. On 3 August, Claudio Toscano was announced as having joined the band to fill in bass duties for the upcoming endeavors. On 11 September the band released their first official music video for the album's title track, The Misanthrope, which was soon followed by the official release on the full album and later on the second single "Dread". "The Misanthrope" was released on September 21, 2018. The video includes some footage from Deathfeast OpenAir 2019 By Ayrton Muscat and Celine B. Smith and Farsons Beer Festival 2019 By CaptureIt Media. Enjoy!

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