Wednesday, March 4, 2015

MV : "January" by Pilot

While researching for another website i found out this song was the top song in February 1975, which amused me.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Foo Fighters - sonic highways

For their 8th studio album Foo Fighters have done things a little different. A companion to a US TV series on American music, the 8 tracks were all recorded in 8 different American cities all with a rich musical heritage. The songs were created in a different way too with the music put down and then the lyrics finished lastly just before the vocal track was recorded.

So has it worked? Has it just. A great album full of great tracks, the highlights being the explosive "Congregation" and "Something from nothing" but there are no real duffers. The closing "I am a river" is a shimmering rock epic.

Monday, March 2, 2015

MV : "House arrest" by Krush

I know you gonna dig this.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bob Dylan - shadows in the night

Or Bob sings in the "club style". For his latest album Bob Dylan dips into the great American songbook and croons his way through some classics. Its Sinatra Jim... er... Bob but not as you know it.

The songs are still Bob Dylan though the tunes may be already very familiar. It can be enjoyed on many levels, nostalgically, humorously and mostly they can be enjoyed because they feel heart felt. The singing is not up to much these days but thats been the case for quite a few albums, but there are plenty of people with perfect vocal chords and many of them are as bland as grey porridge on a rainy day. This is very different, it envelopes you the more you listen to it. Its like a comfortable old jumper you found in your wardrobe which you had forgotten about for years. When you put it on at first its a bit strange and then the more you wear it the more familiar it becomes.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Movie : Braindead (1982)

Boy meets girl, but has domineering mother, who turns into a zombie. This is an early 80s black comedy directed by Peter Jackson way before any Lord of the Rings, but this is epic in its own special way. Epic gore for sure.

There is a plot though its more a prop for a lot of gore laden action set pieces. The film scores well on "OMG NO!" moments and some genuinely funny dark humour (especially as shown below) though the final half an hour is pretty much wall to wall violent gore and can get a bit tiresome after the umpteenth liquidised zombie. The sheer ridiculousness of the zombie romp takes you through though, like a zombie hand through a head.