Thursday, April 17, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
If you're even remotely interested in the blues, do head over to the New York Times to read an exemplary story called The Ballad Of Geeshie And Elvie, written by the esteemed John Jeremiah Sullivan of Pulphead fame. Hot on the trail of two phantom blues singers, he makes some truly amazing discoveries. Best read in ages hands down.
Elvie Thomas & Geeshie Wiley - Over To My House
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
"Chant it out and tell them..." Presenting a natty six pack inna strictly roots stylee. Like it dread? The time is now.
Devon Russell - Roots Natty
Michael Black & Ranking Joe - Natty Contractor/Drunken Master
Big Youth - Natty Dread She Want
Culture - Natty Never Get Weary
Trinity - Natty Dread A No Bandooloo
Revolutionaries - Natty A General Version
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
The War On Drugs will soon be huge I guess. And here's hoping they'll be wise enough to avoid the Arctic Monkeys/Coldplay//U2 stadium rock bombast trap. Hell, as they say, is just around the corner. In the meantime, I really like that krautrock sound on Red Eyes.
The War On Drugs - Red Eyes
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
In the early nineties, I was very much enamoured by the Mono Men and their mighty nouveau garage label Estrus. Limited edition topless album covers a specialty. And their blistering take on Remind Me still stands as one of the finest Outsiders covers around.
Mono Men - Remind Me
Monday, March 31, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Feelies fans of the world unite? Well, why not. If you share my soft spot for Haledon's finest, do head over to the excellent Doom & Gloom From The Tomb blog pronto. There, you'll find a mighty fine collection of live covers 1977-2009 waiting for you. For a taste, here's their take on one of my fave Wire ditties.
The Feelies - Outdoor Miner (live)