Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Cilver - I'm America

New York City’s CILVER is a rock band that is the embodiment of the American Dream. The surge kicked off in early 2013, when Preotu and guitarist/co founder Leon Lyazidi got together with guest Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES, ART OF ANARCHY) for their debut single and video. Bassist Josh Pillbox and guitarist Ramsey Modiri - all well educated, in both musical training and in the school of life – came into the fold later.

Their breakthrough single "In My Head", deconstructed the false images of beauty, perfection and success constantly force-fed through advertising, television and the web. CILVER challenges the rock n’ roll status quo as smartly, ably and swiftly as like minded mega-sellers and radio tastemakers HALESTROM, THE PRETTY RECKLESS and LACUNA COIL.

Today's tune "I’m America" is taken from the album "Not the End of the World"

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Highly Suspect - Serotonia

HIGHLY SUSPECT is an American powerhouse rock trio from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The band was founded by twin brothers Rich (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Ryan Meyer (drums, backing vocals) and their best friend Johnny Stevens (guitar, lead vocals). After starting as a bar cover band, they relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where they recorded "The Worst Humans" EP with producer Joel Hamilton (ELVIS COSTELLO, PLASTIC ONO BAND, THE BLACK KEYS, WU-TANG-CLAN). The band's first studio album, Mister Asylum, was released on July 17, 2015, earning Highly Suspect a nomination for Best Rock Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. The song "Lydia" was also nominated for Best Rock Song. Their second studio album, "The Boy Who Died Wolf" was released on November 18, 2016. It was recorded in Bogotá, Colombia and Brooklyn, New York.

The music is very well made with a great groove in the tunes that could hook anyone. The tunes that I have heard with these guys says that these fellows really have something and I really looking forward to see when they conquer the world.

Today's tune "Serotonia" is taken from the second album "The Boy Who Died Wolf". The first verse of the lyrics is pretty funny and with it's honesty it can cause its fair share of laughs, "I wish that everyone I knew was dead, so that I’d never have to pick up the phone. I just wanna be naked and masturbate all day at home". The song is inspired by Lana Del Rey and is about Johnny's life.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Palace Of The King - Valles Marineris

Last year, the blues and psych-infused Aussie hard rockers sextet, PALACE OF THE KING, released their debut album "White Bird/Burn The Sky". It was a real feel-good record and got to be one of my favourite car album in the first part of 2016. Also notice that I never wrote about it as I thought I would have when I look back searching for information, really strange, but it is as it is.

The second record "Valles Marineris" was released July 15th and it blows me away once again. It's a record where blues rock is the main course. The influences shines LED ZEPPELIN and THE BLACK CROWES and is the "Record Of The Week"

"Valles Marineris" starts with the rowdy organ in "Let The Blood Run Free", an awesome song with it funkified gospel-ting that get's my cats to shake on. "Beyond The Valley" is an amazing Zep riffed funk blues tune with a great chorus that get you to sing along. In "Black Cloud" the 70's soul is mixed with bluesy guitar riffs and some beautiful vocals provided by Mahalia, daughter of Jimmy Barnes. The gritty bassline and the and rumbling drums is the base in the far-out tune "We Are The Vampires". "Empire Of The Sun" is a mighty piece, it's a freak-in beast with Zep flavour. "River Of Fire" tastes a bit like THE BEATLES, but heavier and more bluesy. The final track "Into The Black" closes the album in a brilliant way with it's fading piano. The album is very melodic and catchy with well thought riffs and great vocals. It's well composed and flows smoothly all the way through to the end.

Sum: "Valles Marineris" is a album you can't live without!

Today's tune "Beyond the Valley", enjoy and buy the album.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Electricity

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Electricity" is a song by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band on the 1967 album "Safe as Milk". Beefheart claimed the label he and his band were signed to, A&M Records, dropped them after co-owner Jerry Moss heard the song and declared it "too negative" for his teenage daughter to listen to. Beefheart's vocals, while recording the final version for the album, shattered the microphone.

Critics have said the song foreshadows many of Beefheart's later efforts with its praised distorted vocals. Guitarist Doug Moon described the song as "hinting of things to come." Critics also described the theremin in the song as a "ghostly theremin in the most disconcerting way." In the book Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood, "Electricity" is said to be "a very unconventional blues song".

While playing "Electricity" for a warm-up performance at the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival at Mt. Tamalpais in 1967, Beefheart stopped the song, straightened his tie, and walked off the stage, landing face flat into the grass. He later claimed that he saw a girl in the audience turn into a goldfish. This caused guitarist Ry Cooder to immediately quit the Magic Band because he couldn't deal with Beefheart's unpredictability.

On the deluxe version of Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation, released in 2007, the bonus disc closes with their cover of the song, originally recorded in 1988 for a Captain Beefheart tribute album released on Imaginary Records entitled Fast 'n' Bulbous – A Tribute to Captain Beefheart.

Today's clip is Live from Cannes 1968

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