piątek, 19 listopada 2010
sobota, 13 listopada 2010
Awesome tune from the great funk rock band. This song, released as a single was certified platinum. The video only widened its success. Its B-side was "Sikamikanico", "Search and Destroy", "Soul to Squeeze" and "Fela's Cock". The band became so popular, that this led to the departure of John Frusciante, who prefered Red Hots to remain underground. It's really worth listening, if you haven't yet.
piątek, 12 listopada 2010
wtorek, 9 listopada 2010
You like Huey Lewis and the News? Their early work was a little too New Wave for my taste, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor... In '87, Huey released this, Fore!, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to Be Square," a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself!
I wonder how many of you will get the reference?
sobota, 6 listopada 2010
Jeff Beck covers Ray Charles. His main goal, as he says, is that you forget he's actually playing guitar. He just wants to make sounds no one ever heard. What do you think about Jeff Beck's covers? His signature is replacing the vocal with guitar soloing. I find it very creative and pleasant to hear, what are your thoughts?
piątek, 5 listopada 2010
poniedziałek, 1 listopada 2010
I am the passenger...
And I ride and ride and ride...
This song is about Iggy Pop and David Bowie, living together in Berlin. Both unable to sleep at night, they ride taxis around the city. At least, that's what Iggy supposedly said to someone commenting on Youtube. Check this one out and find out what it mean for yourself! Warning: it's extremely catchy!