As my stupid knee recovers from an injury I'm taking a SHORT break from body paints (I can't sit down for too long), let's get back to the good old color themed playlists, today in honor of one of the greatest black & white albums which turns 40 today: The Clash - London Calling!
Initially had an idea that I was going to choose just 10 records but as you can see, I failed miserably. Since I've also just squeezed as many as I could into this photo I'm going to list them below by decade & not from left to right... Anyway, my favorite grayscale album? Probably S. Carey - Range Of Light, a top 10 of all time album for me. So what about you? Is your favorite in this picture? Or did I miss it? 🖤⚪️
Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
Elmore James & John Brim – Whose Muddy Shoes / Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' / Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin / Jackson C. Frank - Jackson C. Frank / The Beatles - Revolver
Iggy Pop - Lust For Life / Patti Smith - Horses / The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. / George Harrison - All Things Must Pass / David Bowie - Heroes / Ramones - Ramones / Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run / The Clash - London Calling / Joni Mitchell - Hejira
Black Flag - Damaged / Tom Waits - Rain Dogs / Nirvana - Bleach / Prince - Dirty Mind
Pearl Jam - Vs / Cat Power - Moon Pix / Neil Young - Harvest Moon / Elliott Smith - XO
Björk - Vespertine / Beck - Modern Guilt / Madvillain - Madvillainy
S. Carey - Range Of Light / The National - Trouble Will Find Me / Fruit Bats - Absolute Loser / Novo Amor & Ed Tullett - Heiress / Wild Nothing - Gemini / Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile To The Surface / Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can / Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo / Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly / Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool / Sufjan Stevens - The Greatest Gift / Four Tet - Pink
day 2 Do you hear what I hear? - an album you loved that wasnt well received.
I'm going a bit all in today but wanted to talk about artist who has changed throughout the years, to some for the worse according to some fans/critics or a lot of fans but I still love em!
in flames - I love early in flames. Middle in flames. This record ( through oblivion one of my favourite IF songs) is great. not their new though or battles :(
beatles - the difference between red and blue album is huge. I'm more red type of person, but love some gems in the blue.
MCR: yes DD is my least favourite but sing, planetary go and bulletproof heart deserves a spot in MCR top 20 songs.
PATD! - controversial pick but I love everything panic has released. high hopes is good and I'll stand by that forever.
Ghost - the difference between opus and infestissumam is huge and both amazing. hell satan.
Paramore - I've never been a paramore fan but absolutely live this 80s pop new wave album, very different from brick by boring brick!
opeth - now kings of prog, back then growls and progressive death metal. still awesome.
Madonna - back then a unique childish almost whiny voice, and still now queen of pop with a very different vocal style compared to back then.
Metallica - again controversial pick. I'm not hardcore Metallica fan but I really like songs from all of Metallicas albums.
Rod Steward - maybe not as drastic as the others but his pop album is amazing.
Marillion - fish or Steve? my pick is always Fish. no marillion without fish, but I've notice some pick steve all days a week. but not me.
As a Simply Red fan, I couldn't miss their third and amazing album on vinyl: A New Flame. This pop soul album was released in 1989 but its sound still feels strong and powerful, as well as the lyrics (if you're wondering, I'm talking about She'll Have To Go, I personally love the political soul of this song).
Favorite track: To Be With You 💓
A very happy 70th birthday to Billy Gibbons, best known as the lead guitarist and primary vocalist for the blues-rock band ZZ Top, themselves celebrating their 50th year of existence. Billy Gibbons was touted by none other than Jimi Hendrix himself as one of the best up-and-coming guitarists around when his pre-ZZ Top band, The Moving Sidewalks, opened for Hendrix in 1968.
There’s something very impressive to me about power trios (The Police, Rush, Cream, etc.). I was introduced to Billy and ZZ Top’s music the way most of my generation was: through 1983 music videos for “Legs” and “Sharp Dressed Man,” laden with cool cars and hot girls. Unfortunately I have yet to come across a vinyl copy in the wild of the record from which those songs were taken (“Eliminator”), but I’m always on the lookout!
In honor of Mr. Gibbons’ birthday, I am featuring three records - 1977’s “The Best Of ZZ Top,” the 2019 pink vinyl reissue of “El Loco,” originally released in 1981, and the previously-posted “Afterburner” from 1985.
I’ve included a ticket stub I unearthed of the only time I’ve seen ZZ Top in concert. I saw the concert with my brother here in Birmingham in 1999, and Lynyrd Skynyrd was the opener. I would also be remiss if I didn’t include (again) the pic of my chance meeting with the man himself just a few days ago! @billyfgibbons@zztop
THE BETA BAND － The Beta Band 『ベックに対するUK新世代からの回答』と言われ90年代後半に急浮上、レディオヘッドやオアシスをも魅了しダンスやロックの垣根を越え幅広い支持を集めたザ・ベータ・バンド。
Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978). .
I absolutely loved listening to this album again. I don’t remember being a massive fan of it before, but it’s really cool. I listened to it in quite a tired and sleepy state and that made me extra susceptible to the hypnotic rhythms of “Uncontrollable Urge” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”. It also sounds surprisingly contemporary. There’s so much arty post-punk coming out nowadays in this kind of vein – Like Dry Cleaning and squid, for example, that it sounds amazingly ‘now’ in 2019. The most outstanding song of all is “Gut Feeling” - it just builds and builds before shifting gears and turning into the out of control punk banger “Slap Your Mammy”. Excellent stuff with that magical sound of 70s vinyl that just cannot be replicated any other way. .
The after hours Back To Mine sessions follows up their 2019 return with Jungle, delving through their personal collection of leftfield pop, deep house, modern jazz, Afro funk and symphonic soul. A lovely, eclectic ride to be enjoyed with a tight group of friends at your next after party kick-ons!
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This time an update on some Jazz / Jazz inspired titles from all around the globe - We got the good people from @intlanthem bringing that contemporary flavour, some Japanese Jazz and @purepleasurerecords delivering some classic titles that we ought you check out ❤️ come thru for a dig!!