piątek, 19 listopada 2010

Guns 'N Roses - Locomotive

Not so well-known song from the great Guns 'N Roses. Listening to this, I get a feeling I am really in a train rolling to its doom... A very powerful piece! Enjoy!

sobota, 13 listopada 2010

Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Under The Bridge

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

Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon

Just pure awesomness. See the crowd going wild for Ozzy. Words cannot tell just how freaking brilliant is this one!

wtorek, 9 listopada 2010

Huey Lewis & The News - Hip to be Square

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 - Drown in My Own Tears

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

The Cat Empire - Fishies

A band fusing jazz, funk, rock and salsa into one. How does it come out? Find out yourself. The song I am presenting you today is very energetic, and makes a good start to your day. Worth checking!

poniedziałek, 1 listopada 2010

Iggy Pop - The Passenger

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!

niedziela, 31 października 2010

Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy

Sterling example of delta blues. One of my favorites from Muddy Waters. Did you know his nickname was derived from his fondness for playing in mud? This is probably the most well-known song of his. In the video, he's playing it live!

piątek, 29 października 2010

Chickenfoot - Oh Yeah

Rock superstars decided to form a band! This supergroup is consisting of Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith. What's odd, their band is not well-known, despite their individual successes. Check'em out!

środa, 27 października 2010

Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent

Kinda new indie rock band that took over the world recently! They've become very popular, see why in this video.

wtorek, 26 października 2010

Tenacious D - Tribute

Probably a lot of you guys know them, but this is to those who don't. Very cool song that's also telling a story! I think these guys are a little underestimated, have a listen to it!

niedziela, 24 października 2010

Franz Ferdinand - Evil and a Heathen

A song from just 5 years ago. Top example of indie rock. I'm currently listening to their album, You Could Have It So Much Better, I simply love it. I recently posted some old songs, so I guess it'll make a nice change.

BTW. Please post what would you like to see next in the comments!

piątek, 22 października 2010

Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah

This man has the biggest soul I've ever seen, and shares it through his music. This here song is one of his greatest works. But... you don't really care for music, do you?

czwartek, 21 października 2010

Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock

What a powerful song from no one else but The King! Immortal classic covered by so many different artists in so many different styles. Elvis lives!

środa, 20 października 2010

Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover

Very impressive guitar solo. Anyone who can play this is my god. Won't you agree that Eric Johnson is truly one of recent guitar masters? Enjoy this sick tune.

wtorek, 19 października 2010

God of War: The End Begins

A very cool soundtrack from a great game. Listen to this awesome rendition of an already powerful track. The coordination of the whole orchestra is really impressive.

piątek, 15 października 2010

piątek, 8 października 2010

John Lennon - Woman

It's John's 70th birth anniversary, so I thought it would be nice to recommend you one of his greatest hits. This is a touching song of John's love to Yoko. Lennon stated that "Woman" is a grown-up version of The Beatles' song "Girl". Of course, "Imagine" is the most widely known hit, but let's not forget all the little diamonds that John wrote in his time. Miss him, miss him, miss him...

poniedziałek, 4 października 2010

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Rude Mood

Rude Mood is an instrumental track by Stevie Ray Vaughan which appeared on his album Texas Flood. What's so unusual about it, is its very fast tempo, rare in blues. Similar melody was used also in "I'm Crying" and "Pride and Joy" on the same album, but in different contexts, which only makes this album more interesting. Check this out, and if you've got time, be sure to buy "Texas Flood".

wtorek, 28 września 2010

Frank Sinatra - My Way

A classic, easily recognizable song. If you already know this one, give it a second listen. It's a very touching image of a man who dies happily, after living his life to its fullest. There exist many cover versions of this song, but in my opinion, the original is definitely #1. If you are playing an instrument, like piano or an acoustic guitar, try playing it, for example according to this chords , it's a relatively easy number that's good to know. Have a moment of reflection upon your life with this song :)

niedziela, 26 września 2010

John Lee Hooker - Serves Me Right To Suffer

Serves me right to be alone. Today I'll show you a classic blues piece. This number is an example of delta blues, one of the earliest forms of blues music. Unless you are living under a rock, you heard this kind of music at least a couple of times - a short lyric, then a short riff, and so on. John Lee Hooker is indisputably a legend of the genre. He inspired generations of bluesmen. Jimi Hendrix himself was very impressed by Hooker's music. Though he may seem not very popular, he had a huge impact on the image of the music, as his compilation albums still come out. Give this one a chance if you enjoy the blues.

sobota, 25 września 2010

Miles Davis - The Jitterbug Waltz

Original by Thomas "Fats" Waller. This jazz masterpiece was covered by many artists, but this one is my personal favorite. Sudden changes in tempo, clever use of different instruments, and very specific mood are what defines this track. When Waller wrote this, he was inspired by his son's piano exercises. It was mainly played on the pipe organ. What added certain depth to it, was Davis' use of many instruments. If you enjoy video games, you might like to know, that Waller's original was used in Bioshock 2.

If you're in a mood for a glass of whiskey, put this on and you won't regret it.

piątek, 24 września 2010

Mountain - Mississippi Queen

A hard rock classic foreshadowing of what's to come in 70s. The opening guitar riff is still easily recognizable. Its rich, "meaty" sound, probably inspired by Led Zeppelin was very popular at the time. The song appeared in the recent movie "The Expendables" by Sylvester Stallone. Covered by Ozzy Osbourne in 2005 - in my opinion, he managed to retain the original "spirit" of the track, but made it slightly different, due to his unusual voice and Jerry Cantrells characteristic guitar playing. I think the original is often overlooked, but remains a leading example of early hard rock. Enjoy.

czwartek, 23 września 2010

23rd of September 2010, Start

Hello fellow bloggers and readers. This blog was created especially for those who seek new good music to listen to. I will share my music recommendations a few times every week. Sometimes it will be a single song, sometimes a whole album. I will try to cover many different genres, although it's very difficult to satisfy everyone's needs. If any of you folks would want to share something too, I encourage you to comment.

The great thing about music is it's diversity. Almost everyone on the planet has his favorite kind. This has always been an issue, leading to many arguments. Arguing politely and reasonably is good. But on the Internet, people tend to insult each other instead of speaking like they would with a person they know. While commenting, please have that in mind.

Long story short, if you like to get quality music recommendations, check this blog a few times every week. Feedback is very welcome. Next song I will write about: Mountain - Mississippi Queen.