John Murphy on "Gigantic"  —at the time she was married, and she used this name as an ironic feminist joke. The Pixies first album Surfer Rosa is certified gold, while Doolittle hit platinum status, selling over 1 million copies. The band influenced a number of musicians associated with the alternative rock boom of the s.
I've Album) it said about the Velvet Underground that while not a lot of people bought their albums, everyone who did started a band. I think this is largely true about Pixies as well. Charles' secret At The End Of The World - Frank Black - Oddballs (CD turned out to be not so secret and, sooner or later, all sorts of bands were exploiting the same strategy of wide dynamics.
It became a kind of new pop formula and, within a short while, " Smells Like Teen Spirit " was charging up the charts and even the members of Nirvana said later that it sounded for all the world like a Pixies song. Sonically, the Pixies are credited with popularizing the extreme dynamics and stop-start timing that would become widespread in alternative rock; the Pixies songs typically feature hushed, restrained verses, and explosive, wailing choruses. One notable citation as an influence was by Kurt Cobainon influencing Nirvana's " Smells Like Teen Spirit ", which he admitted was a conscious attempt to co-opt the Pixies' style.
In a January interview with Rolling Stonehe said, "I was trying to write the ultimate pop song. I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies. I have to admit it [smiles]. When I heard the Pixies for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily I should have been in that band—or at least in a Pixies cover band.
We used their sense of dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard. Albini later produced Nirvana's In Utero at the request of Cobain. Videos have been made for all the songs in EP1. By Bossanovathe band had developed a severe aversion to recording music videos, and Francis refused to lip-sync to them.
The film documents their reunion and tour, and covers the years after the break-up. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American alternative rock band. For other uses, see At The End Of The World - Frank Black - Oddballs (CD disambiguation. Pixies performing in Alternative rock noise pop  punk rock surf rock. Main article: Pixies discography. Rock music portal.
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The name was a lame pun combining a car reference think '64 Ford Mustang with our allegedly speedy mail-order service. Before it became gentrified in a post-Richard Curtis world, Ladbroke Grove and the Portobello Road area was a colourful hippie ghetto, the epicentre of the counter culture and a cheap place to live and work.
It was a haven for musicians, writers, drug dealers, poets, painters, intellectuals and crazies and many well-known names frequented the shop. We also had our share of local oddballs. We also saw quite a lot of Stuart Goddard. Goddard was an aspiring graphic design student at that time, and we hired him to draw up some mail-order catalogues for us, a few of which have survived. He happily signed and annotated several first editions of his books for a girl who lived in our Ladbroke Grove house.
I expect they are worth a fortune to Sci-Fi collectors today. He drove a big American station wagon with fake wood panels on the side. Far too unwieldy for the narrow London streets, it spent most of its time parked up outside his house at 87 Ladbroke Grove. The car was so big the tailgate opened sideways like a regular door, not upwards as with most European station wagons.
Moorcock was and probably still is left-handed and I remember Dave Pash sold him a lovely 60s vintage Gibson ES in cherry red. It was originally a left-handed model which had been converted into a right-handed guitar, leaving the control knobs blanked off at the top, which looked a bit odd. I suspect it was more than they were getting paid for the gig. The guitar shop owner Arnold Pash Arnie to his friends also ran an antique store around the corner in Portobello Road.
During the week he would drive his stately Rover P5B to country auction sales all over the South East buying bric-a-brac, antiques and various items for the shop. Lawrence and Mr. Ladbroke Grove is divided into three distinct sections. It begins at Holland Park Avenue in the south and travels all the way to Harrow Road and Kensal Green in the north, a distance of around two miles. Then, at the northern Harrow Road end where it crosses the Grand Union Canal it loses some of its character and you could be in almost any north London suburb.
London's first independent music recording studio, Lansdowne is probably best-known for its jazz recordings, many of them produced by Denis Preston himself, often assisted by engineer Joe Meek. But Preston's biggest-selling artist by far during the 70s was Roger Whittaker, the whistling folk singer. The studio had a huge record library, consisting of material presumably recorded there, and Carol would sometimes bring samples home.
Murder Most Foul. Ladbroke Grove tube station was just a two-minute walk from Rillington Place, the short dead-end street which was scene of the grisly John Christie multiple murders of the 40s and 50s. In the grim tale was made into a movie starring Richard Attenborough as the thoroughly creepy Christie and John Hurt as Timothy Evans who was wrongly hanged for the crimes. The story held a macabre fascination for us, with huge local interest. The street and the house at number 10 were still standing when we moved into the area but by this time it was fenced off at one end and the houses were boarded up ready for demolition.
Around or '74 the area was cleared and flats were built on the site. A memorial garden was established on the space where number 10 once stood. Ruston Close may have disappeared but the name lives on with Ruston Mews which sits today within the triangle of St. Marks Road, Lancaster Road and the Westway. With considerable help from girlfriend Carol, who took care of admin, the shop continued to tick along, making a living but not exactly setting the world on fire. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to put my strategy into action.
Coincidentally, what may have been the first-ever David Bowie songbook had just been published. Then, right on cue, a slimmed-down version appeared. Titled David Bowie — A Portrait, it was basically the same book with a different cover photo, minus the music notation and featuring just the lyrics to the songs from the Ziggy Stardust and Hunky Dory albums plus a few earlier tunes together with photographs and essays.
At only 36 pages and retailing at just 30p, it seemed perfect. Just as importantly, it was a fully licensed item of the highest quality. This is what I decided to sell at the Ziggy concert. Though a contact in music publishing I was able to secure several boxes of the Bowie Album) through the back door, no questions asked, if you get my drift.
The first night passed uneventfully and was more of a reconnaissance exercise, if anything. On the second night Carol and I, along with a pal called Dave, turned up at Hammersmith ready for action with our books crammed into canvas shoulder bags of the type newspaper delivery boys used at one time.
I guess they call them tote bags today. If you watch the opening scenes of the D. Business was disappointingly slow at first and Carol proved surplus to requirements. Imagine that. You could do that kind of thing in those days. So, dressed in her best frock, Carol went inside to watch Bowie while Dave and I retired to a nearby pub for an hour or so.
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Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Clocking in at a neat 20 minutes per side, the two tracks that make up Anciente weaves soft brushes of undefinable sounds and tropical field recordings that almost create ASMR-inducing vibrations in the minds of the listener.
Eventually they might open a doorway to a twilight-lit wilderness and the possible secrets of the first civilised men. Or, as in this case, the door to the ancient. The results ponder an impressionistic, romantically ambiguous simulacra of reel life worries and anxiety, feeling at once dense and impending yet without centre. Abul Mogard: In Immobile Air Ecstatic LP Master of harmonic empathy Abul Mogard makes an ever welcome return to Ecstatic with a suite of patented pathos for testing times, mostly generated from an old Bechstein upright piano built in As such, it can be read as a suite of instrumental hymns for a world coming to terms with its current condition and state of static unrest, evoking a stillness of air in its glacial movements while reflecting a gnawing sense of something impending.
Using analog and digital equipment, he transforms the melancholic simplicity of his melodies into a quietly dreamlike space. Taylor and her bandmates — guitarist Dec Martens, bassist Gus Romer, and drummer Bryce Wilson — wrote Comfort To Me during the pandemic while quarantining in the same house together, spending more time refining the songs than they had previously.
The amount of time and thought I put into the lyrics for this album is completely different from the EPs, and even the first record. Half of the lyrics were written during the Australian bushfire season, when we were already wearing masks to protect ourselves from the smoke in the air. And then when the pandemic hit, our options were the same as everyone: go find a day job and work in intense conditions or sit at home and drown in introspection. I fell into the latter category. My brain evolved and warped and my way of thinking about the world completely changed.
I was like an egg going into boiling water when this started, gooey and weak but with a hard surface. I came out even harder. Walter Bishop Jr. Keyboardist Walter Bishop, Jr. But a mere two years later, Bishop, Jr.
All in remastered sound with liner notes by Pat Thomas. First-ever vinyl reissue of a long-lost classic, also available in an orange with black swirl vinyl edition limited to copies and exclusive to independent record stores! Oscillating piquant shocks of vibrant energy with steeply opiated hypnagogia and OOBE-like sensations, the results locate a mind in flux, torn between the need to flex hyper-articulated limbs and becoming lost in discretely introspective ambient interzones.
The eight tracks course from a sort of kaotic power ambient energy to a lushly unresolved daydream serenity through alternately convulsive and temple-smushing turns. With little to go on, they decided to add their joint female voices and experiences to the rural sound ecology and culture of East Anglia, and created something un-arguably unique in the process. But what happens in between is just a spellbinding sort of magick, using Raveningham Church as a sounding chamber for their finely controlled but naturally keening and graceful, unhurried expressions of tradition and folklore.
Though the singer had retired his billion streaming Chet Faker project four years prior, the new songs he was working on in his New York City studio had an energy reminiscent of his earlier work. The result is Hotel Surrender, a radiant track LP full of swaggering bass lines and electrifying melodies that reintroduces Chet Faker to the world — and to Murphy himself.
He admits that before Hotel Surrender, he had never approached his process with such ease. This time, as the album title suggests, he surrendered to the music. I was also just being kind to myself. None of this music was hurting, it just felt good.
It made me feel better, and it helped me be better. Recorded and slated for an early release, and paused while COVID raged, this collaboration of masked men is finally finding its way to you on all formats.
Its seven parts balance a sense of febrile passion with hyper-disciplined logic in more explicitly emotive, optimistic gestures that emerge from its atonal murk and convulsive structures. Needle down, candles on. In the early s, while the music industry was grappling with the arrival of new trends and technology, from MTV to compact discs to digital recording, Bob Dylan was writing and recording new songs for a new decade, creating an essential new chapter in his studio catalog.
They are included here to illustrate the musical journey Bob Dylan undertook during these years. The songs. The songs stripped free of trappings, tampering, passing tastes, and judgements.
The songs broken down to the sound of people really doing this, right now, acting on instinct. The songs rough and rowdy, bruised and tender, joking and crying, nagging and striving and yearning. The songs were always there, and here they are still, keeping pace with us. File Under: Folk Buy Here.
Indeed, unlike most of the other releases on the Black Jazz label, The Second Coming barely nods to the fusion and soul jazz trends that were sweeping jazz at the time. Instead, this is expressive, free improvisation at its best, beautifully recorded by producer Gene Russell and deserving of a much wider audience than it found the first time.
Newly remastered and annotated, and, like we said, reissued on vinyl for the first time! File Under: Psych Buy Here. Mao speaks of creative strategies of solidification and reification, encounter and transformation, pure being and punctuation — a multitude of sparks, fuses, and forking paths leading across fresh thresholds and twilit terrain. Coloured next week. Focusing on their craft, staying out of the fray, and holding fast their faith to find new ways to express the discord and delight of being alive, to turn the duality of existence into hymns we can share, Low present Hey What.
These ten pieces — each built around their own instantaneous, undeniable hook — are turbocharged by the vivid textures that surround them. The ineffable, familiar harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker break through the chaos like a life raft.
Layers of distorted sound accrete with each new verse — building, breaking, colossal then restrained, a solemn vow only whispered. There will be time to unravel and attribute meaning to the music and art of these times, but the creative moment looks forward, with teeth.
In the years since, the South Carolina native and avid outdoorsman and fisherman has formed his own sense of unique musicianship — incorporating self-taught styles that fit each song rather than following conventional techniques.
The things that clutter up the pure soul are all in here. We all have a black powder soul that can explode, but there is redemption in all of us too. File Under: Country Buy Here. This is the first official vinyl reissue of the score since its original release in on the Cerberus label. File Under: Experimental Buy Here.
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