Saturday, January 31, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2741 Ian Anderson - Doggerland

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From: Homo Erraticus; Year: 2014; Genre: Progressive Rock/Hard Rock
I was thinking about this song this morning and decided to pick it.
Doggerland is the song that begins the narrative concept and tells the tail of prehistoric man living in the ancient land, which is at present below the North Sea, where they inhabited before it was flooded and are eventually forced to emigrate to what is the present day British Isles. Among the heavier tracks on the record, the music is quite nice too; driven by both Florian Opahle's screaming guitar and John O'Hara's keyboards.

Hear Doggerland on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Carmen - Bulerias

My song pick two years ago today: Porcupine Tree - Last Chance To Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled

My song pick three years ago today: Miles Davis - Pharaoh's Dance

My song pick four years ago today: Led Zeppelin - Ten Years Gone

My song pick five years ago today: John Lennon - How Do You Sleep?

My song pick six years ago today: The Who - Getting in Tune

My song pick seven years ago today: Jethro Tull - Beastie


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2735 Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears

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From: No More Tears; Year: 1991; Genre: Metal
I had a different Ozzy Osbourne song running through my mind this morning, but unfortunately I had already picked it. After looking what I had already chosen from him I was much more surprised to see that this one was not among the ones I had already picked, so it was only obvious which one I was blogging about today.
Anyway, this has always been one of my top favourites from Ozzy's solo work; everything from that driving ostinato bass intro/line to Zakk Wylde's blazing guitar is done almost to perfection. And of course Ozzy's vocals and presence fills it out amazingly well.

Hear No More Tears on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: UFO - Too Hot To Handle

My song pick two years ago today: Stratovarius - Chasing Shadows

My song pick three years ago today: The Beatles - Back in the U.S.S.R.

My song pick four years ago today: Tarot - Pilot of All Dreams

My song pick five years ago today: Muse - Knights of Cydonia

My song pick six years ago today: Nightwish - 10th Man Down

My song pick seven years ago today: Jaco Pastorius - Donna Lee


Friday, January 16, 2015

2730 The Nashville Allstars - Opus de Funk

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From: After the Riot at Newport; Year: 1960; Genre: Jazz
Even though it's not exactly in the "funk" genre, this very jazzy piece has "funk" in the title, so I'm making it my Funky Friday pick this week anyway.
As the album's title states, this music featuring some of the greatest Nashville artists of the time, it was performed and recorded at an impromptu concert held after the cancellation of their performance at the Newport Jazz Festival due to a "major disturbance" occurring that year's events. This concert was held actually on the back porch of a rented manor house at the last minute. What resulted was an amazing classic and historic jazz album featuring the likes of Floyd Cramer, Chet Atkins, Boots Randolph, and Hank Garland among others.

Hear Opus de Funk on YouTube. It starts at the 14:30 mark.



My song pick a year ago today: Rush - Freeze (Part IV of 'Fear')

My song pick two years ago today: Chris Isaak - Wicked Game

My song pick three years ago today: Dion - Abraham, Martin and John

My song pick four years ago today: Joachim Witt - Wem Gehört Das Sternenlicht

My song pick five years ago today: Cab Calloway & The Harlemaniacs - The Reefer Man

My song pick six years ago today: Diana Ross and the Supremes - Reflections

My song pick seven years ago today: Quarterflash - Harden my Heart


Thursday, January 15, 2015

2729 Rare Earth - Warm Ride

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From: Band Together; Year: 1978; Genre: Disco/Funk
When making my pick this morning I had some music from Rare Earth running through my mind. I decided to choose something different, something that's not what you think of when someone mentions the band.
This is a cover of a Bee Gees song and a bit of a hit for the band at the time. Not a bad song at all, but the sound is very dated to the late 70s era however; it still has that Rare Earth punch though.

Hear Warm Ride on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Pallas - Warriors

My song pick two years ago today: Soundgarden - Flower

My song pick three years ago today: Northern Kings - Wanted Dead or Alive

My song pick four years ago today: Jethro Tull - Bungle in the Jungle

My song pick five years ago today: Edvard Grieg - Op. 54, No.3 - The March of the Trolls (Troldtog)

My song pick six years ago today: Rob Zombie - Dragula

My song pick seven years ago today: Tears for Fears - Mad World


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2727 Soundgarden - Outshined

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From: Badmotorfinger; Year: 1992; Genre: Alternative Metal/Grunge
I had another song by another band in mind for today, but I kept on having Soundgarden playing through my mind. So, as I always do, I took it as a sign to pick a song from the band.
This is a pretty popular track off of their third album, just as the band was starting to see its full success. I love the music, the rhythm, and especially the lyrics and the singing of this one; this one definitely does outshine. :P

Hear Outshined on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: The Kinks - All Day and All of the Night

My song pick two years ago today: Iron Maiden - Caught Somewhere in Time

My song pick three years ago today: Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl

My song pick four years ago today: Ozzy Osbourne - Mama, I'm Coming Home

My song pick five years ago today: Adam Gilberti - Dragon's First Flight

My song pick six years ago today: Zakk Wylde - Farm Fiddlin'

My song pick seven years ago today: Jethro Tull - Hunting Girl


Saturday, January 10, 2015