Saturday, December 20, 2008

Revolver - Crimson

Last of the 1991 posts for now. Not crazy for Revolver but I quite liked this single at the time and still enjoy hearing it now. And I also like the one where they're bangin' away on an acoustic or post: some stuff you've never heard of.

Crimson, Don't Ever Leave, Drowning Inside, Further Away

Friday, December 19, 2008

Chapterhouse - Pearl

Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1991! Nice Led Zep drum sample in this one. Siouxie then ended up taking a sample from this track as well. I always thought Breather should have been a single. I do believe the b-sides here showed up on the re-release of Whirlpool but i don't think the edit of Pearl did.

Pearl, Come Heaven, In My Arms, Pearl (Edit)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Easy - Horoscope

I think it was the imaginary natural form "Gold Spiral" sculpted within computer 3D by William Latham cover that first attracted me to the Horoscope single by Easy. I was probably buying some Ride or Swervedriver at the time when this caught my eye. The song was alright but didn't blow me away but I bought it anyway, figuring that I was one step ahead in the shoegaze department and that in 17 years I would post it on my blog, proving my years beyond cool. However, the 3rd track, Apples For You, made it onto many a mix tape over the years, being a wee low-fi indie rarity for those minds that think alike.


Horoscope, Flamingo V, Apples For You

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Five Thirty - You EP

Although You is a pretty good Jamish rocker, this EP is really worth the price for what I think is the best song the band released, Cuddly Drug. Almost predicting the britpop template with enough baggy in it to have caught my attention at the time. Have had this one in my head for a couple days so I thought I'd share it with ya'll. I'm also gonna dedicate this post to my friend Derek, who had a baby girl born today and that's the cuddliest drug that you can get!

You EP

You, Cuddly Drug, Slow Train Into The Ocean

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Phantom Planet - R.I.P.

Sad news. After 15 years, Phantom Planet will play their last show next week. I'm bummed cause I never got to see them live and 2004's self titled album is one of my all-time favourite records. The album that came out this year, Raise The Dead is drop dead gorgeous and it has fallen on deaf ears. May they continue down new musical paths because the loss is tremendous! I give you a live version of Big Brat and a Japanese bonus track, Stiffs, from the last record.

Big Brat (Live)

Platinum Blonde - Crying Over You (Ultimix)

Kenny Mclean from 80's sensation Platinum Blonde passed away last week from natural causes. I had met Kenny a few times and he will be sadly missed. This one's for you...

Crying Over You (Ultimix)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Blur - Don't Bomb When You're The Bomb

I wonder what Simon Tong is doing. First The Verve get back together and don't extend him the invite, and now it seems Blur will do the same. Although I'm quite pleased Graham Coxon will be back in the fold, poor Simon bails out classic bands in need and then gets the shaft in the end. He's probably relieved about not rejoining the Verve. Have you even listened to Forth? It's bloody awful! I think Blur made a great record without Coxon, Think Tank, but they are a much better band with him and look forward to see what they might do next year. In the meantime, here's 2 versions of the very rare limited 2002 promo release of Don't Bomb When You're The Bomb, made just after Graham left the band....Oh yeah, Simon, if you're listening, my band needs a guitar player really bad!

Don't Bomb When You're The Bomb
Don't Bomb When You're The Bomb (Orbit Mix)