Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Difficult 4th Album

Having heard, quite by accident, the new Arcade Fire single 3 times in the space of 24 hours on satellite radio while driving, I am worried.  Being a big fan of their 3 albums on first listen to "Reflektor" my reaction was WTF and not in a good "hey what a great new direction" kind of way.  Hopefully the single is a misstep and the double album to follow continues their good run of form.

On the off-chance that the new record is a disco dud I have to say that three straight very good records is still a pretty good streak.  Would any of you like to offer up a similar run of good/great albums by any band from 1980 onwards, thus leaving out some of the obvious behemoths of pop/rock.  Doesn't have to be 3 to start a career could be at any point in a bands lifespan.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Not your mom's Grammy acceptance speech

Here is a link to Godspeed You Black Emperor's non-acceptance speech of their Polaris Prize win. Ha bloody ha!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I am always amazed when a song I love turns out to be written by someone else.... Boys of Summer fits that bill... Im not sure why Lou is so fascinated by Henley..I really like a half dozen of his solo songs and its hard not to have a soft spot for the eagles, though you may not go public with that..
The song in particular is my favorite by far from his solo years and now I find out it is written by Mike Campbel, whom I hugely admire. not least of which because of his incredible guitar solo on Runnin down a dream that he did in one take off the floor the first time he tried it... See this link for other things he wrote etc...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013