29 September 2011
Love - Revelation
'Revelation' is a 19 minute psychedelic blues jam that hogs the whole of one side of the album 'Da Capo'. Some critics see it as a let down to the album - a kind of flabby afterthought compared to the focussed and territory staking songs of the first half. Be that as it may, this tune has a rolling charm of its own, punctuated by the agitated yelps of Arthur Lee, rousing harmonica parts and a low end that perseveres like a used car salesman on performance enhancing drugs.
24 September 2011
Leonard Cohen - Night Comes On
As the nights draw in noticeably faster during these days of mellow fruitfulness, you start to think about buying a new jacket and making some cider. If you are Leonard Cohen you probably go and pen a hauntingly attractive song about the night coming on.
23 September 2011
21 September 2011
Alternative Rock Routes - Mixtape
To make up for a combination of lethargy, distraction, hangovers, love interests and other non-excuses for a lack of postings recently, here's over an hour's worth of rock-orientated fare cobbled together recently to form a mix. It comprises obscure re-edits from labels like Blackdisco, Messalina, History Clock and Mindless Boogie, as well as some gin-u-wine original tunes too!