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The title is a reflection of what I'm listening to now -- Patti Smith, Horses.
Oh, and continued from here.
I'm listening to Rubber Plant ripping off Janice Joplin with Whole Lotta Love. And 'Kashmir' Not so linear.
I'm listening to someone I saw live in concert (totally acoustic concert, before he became famous) in 1969 in a small coffee house ("Le Hibou") in Ottawa: Kris Kristofferson.
Ah, Robert Plant, ripping off everyone who can righteously sing the blues, while vocally masturbating.
Ah, Robert Plant, ripping off everyone who can righteously sing the blues, while vocally masturbating.[/quote]
Joplin and Aretha Franklin, queens of rock and soul. Rubber Plant and Steven Tyler and a number of others have copied those two a lot over the years.
Joplin and Franklin, two of many. I'm rather partial to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Etta James.
I'm listening to shortwave radio, Radio Nacional da Amazonia 11780khz. Shortwave radio is fun listening, too bad CBC is closing RCI/Radio Canada International as part of this year's $115 million CBC cuts. On the other hand Venezuela is building an antenna site and will start broadcasting in September, should make for good listening.
Neil Young - Harvest Moon. I think it's his shittiest album to date. I think he's the most over-rated musician ever. I kicked it off my cassette player and put on some raunchy Janis Joplin - Kozmic Blues. She kicks Neil to the curb then runs over him in a Mack truck, then for good measure backs up the truck and runs over him again. God, I miss Janis (and Jimi!!!).
[quote=Rebecca west]I'm rather partial to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Etta James.[/quote]
Four of my favourites as well. I love jazz.
ETA: I'm listening to a Verve recording, Ella Fitzgerald day dream: best of the Duke Ellington songbook.
Neil Young - Harvest Moon. I think it's his shittiest album to date. I think he's the most over-rated musician ever.[/quote]
Okay, Harvest Moon was pretty boring - who wants to listen to an old guy's love letter to his wife?
... but Neil overrated? Them's fightin' words!!!
Keep On With The Force, MJ WOOOOOO!
Papa Was A Rolling Stone - Temptations
The Payback - James Brown
Both 100% awesome.
seriously though, led zeppelin 2 is one of the greatest rock records of all time...
Nomos- notes from the acheron
Burning Airlines- identikit
electrelane genius cover of bronski beat's "small town boy" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjsq16c_EyI
I really am old - there's not even one band in the current Billboard Top 100 I'm familiar with.
Milo, agree. Today, while in the foul and polluting car I've recently learned how to drive, I was listening to Radiohead and Jimi Hendrix. Found some obscure similarities between the two. T'was very cool.
Uncloudy Day - The Staple Singers (1956)
THE STAPLE SINGERS -"Freedom Highway" (1965)
edit: fixed the links
i love when that happens rebecca!!! it's like you have an "a-ha!" moment...and you can guess the influences of the artist you're listening to.
Theme from A Summer Place (1960) by Percy Faith, April 7, 1908 to February 9, 1976
Rock on, Percy!
I know!! It's SO cool. I've been listening to a station where the DJs actually put together playlists themselves, which is probably why such an 'aha' moment is possbile. Most commercial stations pre-program their playlists according to demographic and what will sell ad time.
I listen on line to various radio stations. Here is a great list that I found one day. I like the Waterloo station. Other than that I just put the I Tunes on shuffle and listen to the 15,000 songs in my catalog. On shuffle it could go from Led Zeppelin to Sarah Vaughn and I am sure it has.
I fell in love with Led Zeppelin when I went to see a new band I'd never heard of at the Rock Pile in Toronto in 1969 and I was so close to Jimmy I could see his fingers clearly on the guitar. Needless to say I was awestruck. I like listening to the old classics but I avoid the "geriatric" tours that all the OLD bands are doing to boast their sagging financial portfolios.
A really good live bootleg of Warren Zevon. He probably plays the best "Cadillac Ranch" ever.
The Music of America
I've been watching the induction ceremonies to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame on HBO - I actually visited the place in 2002 while in Ohio to see a good friend of mine. Laura Nyro was being inducted, and her music introduced by Bette Midler. I remember I had her first two albums on vinyl when they came out, and didn't like them much - this was, after all, the age of Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and other really loud music - but hearing Stoney End performed by Sara Bareilles rekindled an interest in her. I'm trying to decide which of her albums to order, and have settled on Stoned Soul Picnic: Best Of Laura Nyro.
Some club music from when I was a dancing fool last. Fun tunes...
Night Fever Bee Gees 1980's
Another Night Another Dream Real McCoy 1990's
All Around the World ATC
Ride on Time Black Box
Be My Lover La Bouche (RIP Melanie)
Run Away Real McCoy
Show Me Love Robin S
Feels So Good Sonique
Good Vibrations Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch "C'mon! c'mon! c'mon! Feel the vibration!"
PARTY RRRRROCK! LMFAO
Rock your baby George McCrae
Go get 'em, George.
Only two names I recognise from those two posts - Bee Gees and Cher - and I can't stand either of them.
I don't have any of their music, either, but I like those songs.
I can listen to anything. You can only listen to the classics for so long before they wear thin.
I have fond memories of dancing to "Rock your Baby". It's been a long time since I've even thought of that song. Thanks for the link, Fidel.
During the "pre-streaming" era I used to listen to "Africa Numero Un" from Libreville, Gabon which used to blast their signal into the eastern part of North America in the late afternoon. I developed a taste for African music from this...despite my minimal French and that I didn't know the artists I was listening to.
During the (original) Sandinista period "La Voz de Nicaragua" used to do a two hour English language programme every night.
In recent years most of the international public broadcasters from the developed world have either shutdown their transmitters completely or shutdown their broadcasts directed to the more developed parts of the world i.e. North America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand.
Radio Netherlands, which has always had wonderful programming has shutdown shortwave broadcasting as well recently.
Radio Havana Cuba still has English language shortwave programming every night. It'll be interesting to hear what comes out of Venezuela once they get up and running.
Different strokes for different folks? I listen to classic folk and rock almost every day, haven't grown tired of any of it yet. 1960s Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, the Byrds, Beach Boys, Cream, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix... I don't understand how any of this stuff can wear thin.
That's fine music from excellent musicians all, Boom Boom. I do have one Cream album. And a Neil Young album. Yes, album. Most of Pink Floyd and some Neil Entire Zeppelin collection plus one or two bootlegs, ans several Stones albums. I had a Pioneer amp and EPI speakers. Pretty sure the neighbors hated me long time. The neighbs musta heard this one like a gazillion times:
Cinnamon Girl Neil Young
Shambala Three Dog Night (One of my big sister's faves and mine.)
I can remember returning home from England with my big sis in 1981. She weighted my suitcase and her's with rock albums for her and her hippy friends. My arms are longer for it even today I'm sure.
Oscar Peterson meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore with Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and Lewis Nash.
Ed: CBC radio 1 has a show called babble on at the moment in the Atlantic.
Peace Train Cat Stevens
Logical Song Supertramp
Dynamite Taio Cruz (just keeping the English side up here, Boom Boom, (runs for the door))
Cause we gonn rock this club
We gon' go all night
We gon light it up
Like it's DY-Na-mite!
[quote=Lard Tunderin Jeezus]
I agree with Boom Boom. However, I finally found a Neil Young song I like!
(For those who aren't up on teeny-bopper music of the past few years, watching the original Willow Smith version will make it funnier for you.)
Just saw on Amazon.ca that the original Rare Earth albums will be re-released this month as 'collectors digitally re-mastered'. They used to be one of my favourite rock bands - I saw them live in Ottawa in the 1970s - awesome boogie band. Sadly, Rare Earth in Concert - one of the best concert albums ever - is not among the re-releases.
I hope the Mitch Ryder album Detroit will be re-released also - it's such an awesome hard rock album. I saw Detroit perform in concert - twice.
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qci69ywQg4w]Washed Out - Life of Leisure EP[/url]
I just discovered this artist via [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HhP23M53Yc]Portlandia[/url].
I like swing and this French group is awesome. Caravan Palace is awesome with its mix of electronic instruments and makes one want to do the Lindy Hop. But then one can still really enjoy Cab Calloway although the tempo is slower.
I saw Rare Earth live in concert in Ottawa in the 1970s, and I have all their albums - except Rare Earth in Concert - it's available on Amazon at hugely inflated prices only.
Just saw on Amazon.ca that the original Rare Earth albums will be re-released this month as 'collectors digitally re-mastered'...
Gonna keep my eye out for that one, thanks Boom Boom. Hope they do a good job on the remaster.
I remember hearing a story recently of the daughter of a legend, can't remember which one, who didn't like the remastering of her father's studio albums saying they lacked some of the nuances of the original recordings. You know when your watching the television and a commercial comes at what seems like twice the volume? That's kinda like what they do with new remasters. If you remember the CD's from the 80's, they were quite low volume compared to new albums. And when you bring some of those old recordings up to knew mastering standards some of those "nuances" can get lost in the mix. But here's hoping.
Right now I'm doing a comparitive study of Electrelane and Stereolab..... I miss Stereolab, if for nothing else than being true independents.
Edit: I was speaking in the singular as though they only had a greatest hits album or something, lol. If they remaster all their albums, all the better for us.
I sat down and listened to a Taylor Swift song the other day. One of my partner's daughters practices her stuff on guitar around the house, and I was curious to see if the original version sounded any better. I don't particularly follow or care for the genre, let me be clear, but nevertheless there's plenty of range and talent in her voice.
I've recently been listening a lot to the [url=http://buckmancoe.bandcamp.com/]By The Mountain's Feet[/url] album by Vancouver based Buckman Coe. I first came across Buckman Coe and his band a this years' Earth Day march and rally. I'm especially fond of the first song on the album, Not So Farfetched, though the whole album is great.
Last month I went to a friends 50th b'day party and a band that they are friends with played the party. A little hall with about 40 people at most with really good sound. Here is a link to one of their old hits. The Odds had a few hits and in the Canucks Cup run were the house band in the arena. They were awesome especially given the intimate venue.
I didn't know Taylor Swift was a musician - I thought she was a WWF woman pro wrestler.
My 13 year old granddaughtger loved her two years ago. She has already outgrown her and moved on to better musicians but I still get e-mail updates since the kids use my computer and e-mail when they visit.
I was a huge Odds fan back around '95-'96 thanks to their [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Weird_Feeling]Good Weird Feeling[/url] album, which I bought in October '95. Several songs from the album made it into heavy rotation on local radio stations at the time.
Here's three music videos from that album (apologies to anyone who can't access Youtube):
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZFPiG8dEBk]Eat My Brain[/url]
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wMq-uHboZg&feature=endscreen]The Truth Untold[/url]
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5hdemFldzA&feature=endscreen]I Would Be Your Man[/url]
Medeski, Martin and Wood-Combustication.
Are they a wrecking crew?
Some of the new music from Toronto I'm listening to: The Jessica Stuart Few, Dog Is Blue, Nomad Sun, Abdominal and the Obliques, Andy Lajeunesse , Jonathan Atkins