Thursday, September 22, 2016

3352. Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - When Time Stood Still

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From: Time: Year: 1981; Genre: Progressive Rock/Symphonic Rock/New Wave
Yesterday when listening to some music I had this song come on; I immediately knew this was today's pick. Whilst it absolutely fits the theme of the Time rock opera it was sadly left out of the final record until the remaster. However it was released as a B-Side to the biggest hit from the album: Hold On Tight. This is one that in my opinion fuses a lot of the best aspects of ELO/Jeff Lynne's music; there's definitely a lot of Beatles influence in this one as well as the electronic-symphonic goodness that they're known for.

Hear When Time Stood Still on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Soundgarden - Loud Love

My song pick two years ago today: Joachim Witt - Das Jüngste Gericht

My song pick three years ago today: Carmen - The Gypsies

My song pick four years ago today: Rosanne Cash - Seven Year Ache

My song pick five years ago today: R.E.M. - The One I Love

My song pick six years ago today: Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone

My song pick seven years ago today: The Beatles - Help!

My song pick eight years ago today: Santana - Black Magic Woman

My song pick nine years ago today: Bon Jovi - Tokyo Road

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Monday, September 05, 2016

3334. Wolfmother - The Eye of the Beholder

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From: Victorious; Year: 2016; Genre: Hard Rock/Metal/Psychedelic Rock
Yesterday whilst I was driving about I had some stuff from Wolfmother come on my player and I thought it would be a great time to pick another one of their songs; especially since they released a brand new album this year! Anyway, like most of their music, it sits better next to early 1970s hard hock/heavy metal than contemporary. They really use the raw power of that genesis of metal to drive their music in an interesting and quite unique way.

Hear The Eye of the Beholder on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Huey Lewis & the News - Jacob's Ladder

My song pick two years ago today: Sho Nuff - Funkasize You

My song pick three years ago today: The Allman Brothers Band - Mountain Jam

My song pick four years ago today: Steve Vai - I Know You're Here

My song pick five years ago today: Earthless - Godspeed

My song pick six years ago today: Big Star - Thirteen

My song pick seven years ago today: David Bowie - Queen Bitch

My song pick eight years ago today: The Offspring - Self Esteem

My song pick nine years ago today: The Allman Brothers - Blue Sky


Thursday, September 01, 2016

3330. Johann Sebastian Bach - BWV 230 - Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden

BWV 230; Year:~1700s~; Genre: Baroque Period/classical
Wow, today marks the 9th anniversary of me starting this blog; it snuck up on me again. It's hard to believe that in a year I will have been doing this for an entire decade....
Anyway, as I always do, (or at least when I remember to do so), am picking one from J.S. Bach. Since a year ago I picked one of his few surviving motets, I figured I'd do another. This motet has no definite date of writing, and is quite unique amongst the other surviving examples of his motets, but is still full of all that he's known for; simply a great piece.

Hear Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Johann Sebastian Bach - BWV 225 - Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied

My song pick two years ago today: 2590 Johann Sebastian Bach - BWV 1077 - Canone doppio sopr'il soggetto

My song pick three years ago today: 2218 Johann Sebastian Bach - BWV 996 - Suite in E-Minor

My song pick four years ago today: Johann Sebastian Bach - BWV. 1051 - Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat

My song pick five years ago today: Johann Sebastian Bach - BWV 1049 - Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G major

My song pick six years ago today: Johann Sebastian Bach - BWV 1046 - Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F major

My song pick seven years ago today: The Allman Brothers Band - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
 
My song pick eight years ago today: Johann Sebastian Bach - BWV 1050 - Brandenburg Concerto No.5
 
My song pick nine years ago today: Johann Sebastian Bach - BWV 1047 - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2