Eels - Rotten World Blues EP

Eels (also sometimes eels or EELS, depending on the album) are an American rock band formed by singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, better known as Mr. E or simply E. He is the frontman of the band, calling Eels a vessel for his music. Other members rotate frequently, both in the studio and on stage. Their live shows include interesting interpretations of older songs, and usually some well-known covers.

Black Sabbath - Reunion - Live

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Black Sabbath had a unique sound that emerged from diverse influences. Tony Iommi was greatly influenced both by Hank Marvin's playing on Cliff Richard and the Shadows' heavy-guitar based recordings and by jazz guitar, particularly that of Django Reinhardt. Bill Ward has also expressed a fondness for jazz music in general, and for drummer Buddy Rich especially; this jazz influence may be heard on some of Ward's playing with Black Sabbath. Early incarnations of Black Sabbath merged elements of blues, jazz, and rock and paid their dues playing cover versions of songs by heavy rock acts including Jimi Hendrix, Blue Cheer, and Cream. Ozzy Osbourne says he was deeply influenced by the Beatles and his favorite album of all time is Revolver.

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Wheatus - Self Titled

Wheatus is Wheatus' first album, released on 15 August 2000. Three singles were released off the album: Wheatus' biggest hit "Teenage Dirtbag", the Erasure cover "A Little Respect" and a "Wannabe Gangstar"/"Leroy"-split single. The "Wannabe Gangstar" single version features Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden.

Wheatus is a rock band from Long Island, New York. They are best known for their 2001 hit single "Teenage Dirtbag" from the movie Loser.

1. Truffles
2. Sunshine
3. Teenage Dirtbag
4. Little Respect, A
5. Hump 'Em, Dump 'Em
6. Leroy
7. Hey, Mr. Brown
8. Love Is A Mutt From Hell
9. Punk Ass good person
10. Wannabe Gangstar

Weezer - Maladroit

Maladroit is the fourth album by Weezer. It was released on May 14, 2002 (see 2002 in music) and was the first Weezer album to stray from the 10 song per album "tradition". Maladroitheavy metal riffs and guitar solos, features uncommon to Weezer's previous releases. It was also the first Weezer album to include lyrics in the booklet. Maladroit is Weezer's first album with band member Scott Shriner. While Maladroit has many supporters, some Weezer fans dislike the direction that the band took with this album. features

As of October 2005, the album had sold 590,718 copies in the United States, having reached a high of #3 on the Billboard 200 and quickly going gold. Yet it dropped quickly off the charts and is the band's least successful album.


Weezer - Green Album

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is an American rock band. Formed on February 14, 1992, they have released five full length albums, two EPs, a DVD, and a two-disc set, deluxe remastered edition of their debut album with the addition of b-sides and imports. Their latest album, entitled Make Believe, was released on May 10, 2005. They have sold over 7 million records to date.

Weezer, often referred to as The Green Album, is a 2001 album by the band Weezer. The album was seen as a rebirth for Weezer, following a 5-year hiatus since their 1996 album, Pinkerton, which was initially a commercial failure, but later gained much popularity among both fans and critics.

Fans of the band generally have varying opinions about whether or not the songwriting and short disc length of this recording are a step backward from Pinkerton, which enjoyed belated critical acclaim, and is considered to be the band's most complex album. The Green Album brought Weezer renewed critical and commercial success, with the singles "Hash Pipe" and "Island in the Sun" receiving heavy airplay.

The Green Album also was the band's first release without longtime bassist Matt Sharp, who would end up suing the band before the release of their fourth album, Maladroit, seeking compensation and songwriting credit for songs such as "Undone (The Sweater Song)," "El Scorcho" and "The Good Life". The new lineup for The Green Album consisted of:

* Rivers Cuomo — vocals, guitar
* Brian Bell — backing vocals, guitar
* Mikey Welsh — bass
* Patrick Wilson — drums

As of October 2005, the album had sold 1,549,531 copies. It is currently certified platinum. The Green Album entered and peaked in the U.S. charts at #4, making it Weezer's first Top 10 album.

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Johnny Cash Greatest Hits: Best of the Best Gold

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American Recordings

His career was rejuvenated in the 1990s. In 1993, he sang the vocal on U2's "The Wanderer" for their album Zooropa. Although he was no longer sought after by major labels, Cash was approached by producer Rick Rubin and offered a contract with Rubin's American Recordings label, better known for rap and hard rock than for country music. Under Rubin's supervision, he recorded the album American Recordings (1994) in his living room, accompanied only by his guitar. The video for the first single, the traditional song "Delia's Gone," was put into rotation on MTV, including a spot on Beavis and Butt-head. The album was hailed by critics and many declared it to be Cash's finest album since the late 1960s, while his versions of songs by more modern artists such as heavy metal band Danzig and Tom Waits helped to bring him a new audience. American Recordings received a Grammy for Contemporary Folk Album of the Year at the 1994 Grammy Awards. Cash wrote that his reception at the 1994 Glastonbury Festival was one of the highlights of his career. This was the beginning of a decade of music industry accolades and surprising commercial success. In addition to this, Cash and his wife appeared on a number of episodes of the popular television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman starring Jane Seymour. The actress thought so highly of Cash that she later named one of her twin sons after him.

For his second album with Rubin, 1996's Unchained, Cash enlisted the accompaniment of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. In addition to many of Cash's own compositions, Unchained contained songs by Soundgarden ("Rusty Cage") and Beck ("Rowboat"), as well as a guest appearance from Flea, bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The album also included a cover of a classic 1962 Hank Snow song called "I've Been Everywhere." Despite being virtually ignored by country music radio and the Nashville establishment, Unchained received a Grammy for Best Country Album. Cash and Rubin bought a full-page ad in Billboard magazine sarcastically thanking the country music industry for its continued support, accompanied by a picture of Cash displaying his middle finger.
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The Cranberries - Bury the Hatchet

Bury the Hatchet was the fourth album by The Cranberries, released in 1999. All lyrics are by Dolores O'Riordan, and all music are by Noel Hogan and Dolores O'Riordan except tracks 3, 8, 10 and 13, which are by Dolores O'Riordan.


Noel and Mike Hogan, two brothers from Limerick, formed the band with drummer Fergal Lawler in 1990. The band was originally named The Cranberry Saw Us, a pun on cranberry sauce. The lead singer at that time was a friend of theirs called Niall Quinn, who had an extravagant taste for composing and song names, such as "My Grandma drowned in a fountain in Lourdes", "I was always all ways" and "Drop me down a big stair". When he left the band,Dolores O'Riordan, who was a friend of Niall's girlfriend at the time, auditioned and won the role of lead singer, writing the lyrics for "Linger". Her voice, which ranges from keening, to powerful to lilting, is the distinctive element of the band's sound.

Their homemade demo tape did well locally, and the band soon recorded a demo tape that earned much popular and critical interest. After a major-label bidding war, The Cranberries signed with Island Records. After an unsuccessful first single, they ditched their manager. Their second single, "Linger," and debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, became a huge hit first in the United States and later in the United Kingdom. The single "Dreams" also became a hit, reaching #14 on the US charts.

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Ryan Adams - 29

29 is Ryan Adams' eighth official album, and his third album to be released in 2005. The album was produced by Ethan Johns, who also produced Heartbreaker and Gold. Recorded without the country-rock sound of the Cardinals, this album's sonic and emotional predecessor is 2003's Love Is Hell.

In a pre-release interview, Adams described the album: "That one's really fucked up. It has nine songs, and all the songs are nine minutes long, they're all story-songs. And it's basically just me and a piano, me and a guitar, with [producer] Ethan [Johns]. It's really cerebral. The theme of it was that I wanted to write a record where I could write myself out of my twenties. So for each year of my life, in my twenties, I kind of assigned different parts of my character, I gave them names. The last song is a song from the perspective, believe it or not, of a ghost. When it's just passed out of a body, and it goes 'Don't go to the light/ I'll show you how to haunt.' This spirit is trying to conjure this dead child, this dead person, back to the house where they died. So they can haunt it. It's really fucked up."

In fact, the songs are not all nine minutes long; they average around four and a half minutes in length. Two tracks are shorter than four minutes, and the longest, "Strawberry Wine," clocks in just under eight minutes.

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Tom Waits - Real Gone

Real Gone is an album by Tom Waits, released October 3, 2004 in Europe, and October 5 in USA2004 in music) on Epitaph Records

The album was supported by the Real Gone Tour, playing a few sold out locations in North America and Europe in October and November 2004.

Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor.

Waits has a very distinctive voice, described by the MusicHound Rock Album Guide as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months and then taken outside and run over with a car." (Waits's voice was also described in one court decision as follows: "Waits has a raspy, gravelly singing voice, described by one fan as ‘like how you'd sound if you drank a quart of bourbon, smoked a pack of cigarettes and swallowed a pack of razor blades. . . . Late at night. After not sleeping for three days.’" Waits v. Frito-Lay, Inc., 978 F.2d 1093 (1992 9th Cir.)) With this trademark growl, as well as his experimental tendencies and a love of pre-rock Americana styles such as blues, jazz, and Vaudeville, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. Trouser Press called Waits "at once a throwback and a visionary."

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Supertramp - Crime of the Century

Crime of the Century is the third album by progressive rock band Supertramp, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music).

Crime of the Century was Supertramp's first album with its classic lineup and co-producer Ken Scott.

The album was recorded at a number of studios including Ramport Studios (owned by The Who) and Trident Studios.

Many of the songs on the album are still staples of the band's shows ("School", "Bloody Well Right", "Rudy" and the title cut). Almost all of the album appears on the band's 1980 live album Paris although the tracks which featured orchestrations on the original Crime album ("Asylum", "Rudy", and "Crime of the Century") were replaced by string synthesizers or Oberheim synthesizers which were played mainly by John Helliwell with some help from Roger Hodgson.

Nazareth - The Very Best Of

Nazareth is an earthy, and versatile Scottish rock band that had several hard rock hits, as well as scoring with the Felice and Boudleaux Bryant ballad "Love Hurts" in the 1970s.

Nazareth was formed in 1968 in Dunfermline, Scotland, by vocalist Dan McCafferty, guitarist Manny Charlton,bassist Pete Agnew, and drummer Darrell Sweet. The band moved to London, England in 1970, and released their self-titled debut album in 1971. After getting some attention with their second album Exercises, released in 1972, Nazareth issued Razamanaz in early 1973. This collection spawned two UK Top Ten hits, "Broken Down Angel" and "Bad Bad Boy." This was followed by Loud 'N' Proud in late 1973, which contained another hit single "This Flight Tonight". Then came another album Rampant, in 1974, that was equally successful.

Nazareth's biggest album, Hair Of The Dog, was released in 1975. The title track of that album (popularly, though incorrectly, known as "Now You're Messing with a Son of a Bitch") became became a staple of 1970s rock radio. The ballad from it "Love Hurts" was released in the UK and in the US, where it went platinum. In addition, the track became the band's only US Top Ten hit. Its other claim to fame is that it spent a record breaking 60 weeks on the Norwegian chart.
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Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing - The Very Best Of

Dire Straits was a British rock band, formed in 1977 by frontman Mark Knopfler (guitar and vocals), his brother David Knopfler (guitar), John Illsley (bass) and Pick Withers (drums), and managed by Ed Bicknell. Although the band was formed in an era when punk rock reigned, Dire Straits worked within the conventions of "classic" rock, albeit with a stripped-down sound that appealed to modern audiences weary of the overproduced stadium rock of the 1970s. Unusual in their early days in that Mark and David used small low wattage combo amps, allowing pub patrons to converse while the band played. Despite this oddly self-effacing approach to rock and roll, Dire Straits eventually became hugely successful. Because of their unique sound and style some still consider them one of the greatest bands in the genre. (disputed )

Their most famous songs include: "Sultans of Swing", "Romeo and Juliet", "Money for Nothing", "Tunnel of Love", "Walk of Life", "So Far Away", "Skateaway" and "Brothers in Arms".

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Creedence Clearwater Revival - Platinum


The band started out as The Blue Velvets, formed by John Fogerty, Doug Clifford, and Stu Cook in El Cerrito, California in the late 1950s. They were an instrumental trio, however during the early '60's they began backing Tom Fogerty, John's older brother, for school dances at El Cerrito High School, on fraternity house gigs and in the recording studio. By the mid 1960s, the band signed a contract with Fantasy Records which was a local label based in San Francisco at that time. They were attracted to the label because Fantasy had released a national hit by Vince Guaraldi, "Cast Your Fate To The Wind". Fantasy officials changed the group's name to The Golliwogs, an apparent reference to a once-popular minstrel doll called a Golliwogg. Seven singles were released in the San Francisco Bay area, but none received national attention. (However, in 1975 Fantasy released Pre-Creedence, a compilation album of recordings by The Golliwogs).

Eventually John Fogerty took control of the group, writing most of their material and singing lead vocals. The band's first album as Creedence Clearwater Revival was released in 1968. A cover of the Dale Hawkins Swamp Rock classic "Suzie Q." became their first hit single (the song was later featured in the movie Apocalypse Now). As a result, Creedence Clearwater Revival is considered part of that distinctly American Swamp Rock music, exemplified again most prominently in their song "Born On The Bayou".

By 1969, the band really began to find its voice; "Proud Mary" became their second hit single and also was a big hit for Ike and Tina Turner. It was followed by a series of successful songs, including "Bad Moon Rising", "Green River", "Down on the Corner", "Travelin' Band", "Who'll Stop the Rain?", "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?", "Up Around the Bend", "Fortunate Son", and "Lookin' Out My Back Door."

Due to John Fogerty's success as writer, singer, and frontman, the other band members began to feel like they were being held back. His brother Tom left the band in 1971, to pursue an unsuccessful solo career. John Fogerty insisted that bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford share equal songwriting and vocal time on the band's final album Mardi Gras in 1972. Many have speculated that Fogerty did this in anticipation of poor sales, in order to prove to brother Tom (and the rest of world) that his songwriting had always been the real commercial talent behind the band's success. The album did indeed receive poor reviews and sales, and the group disbanded shortly afterwards.

John Fogerty bought himself out of his contract with Fantasy Records and eventually established a successful solo career.

In 1990, Tom Fogerty died of AIDS, which he contracted from a blood transfusion.

CCR was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. At the induction, Tom Fogerty's widow brought the urn containing his ashes for a CCR "reunion," but John Fogerty would not perform with his fellow bandmates.

Band members Doug Clifford and Stu Cook formed a band in 1995 with other musicians called Creedence Clearwater Revisited. They perform globally, only performing the original band's classics. John Fogerty still has no communications with Cook and Clifford.

Creedence Clearwater Revival was somewhat unfashionable during the time they were active, because they concentrated on tightly-focused, well-crafted singles rather than long, loose album cuts. However within a few years of their breakup their legacy became secure as one of the great American rock bands, and they heavily influenced the entire genre of heartland rock.

Fogerty's songs are considered classics of the rock form and have been covered by countless artists; "Fortunate Son" in particular is revived whenever America goes to war (though its lyrics are clearly anti-war). A new live version of "Fortunate Son" by John Fogerty was recently released as part of his 2005 compilation album The Long Road Home which combines both his Creedence and solo hits.

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Deep Purple - Live In Japan- (UK) [3 Disc Box Set]


The band Episode Six released several singles in the UK during the mid-sixties. It featured Ian Gillan on vocals, Graham Dimmock on guitar, Roger Glover on bass, Tony Lander on guitar, Sheila Carter on keyboards, and Harvey Shields on the drums. Despite extensive touring, they never had their big break.

In 1967, a band called The Flowerpot Men and their Garden was formed, formerly known as The Ivy League. It was concentrated on a trio of singers. The new name was clearly derived from the children's show The Flowerpot Men, with the obvious psychedelic-era puns on flower power and "pot". The band's most popular song was "Let's Go To San Francisco." Some listeners assumed that the song was a parody of Scott McKenzie's "If You're Going to San Francisco," but the band has denied this. It featured Tony Burrows, Neil Landon, Robin Shaw, and Pete Nelson on vocals Ged Peck on guitar, Nick Simper on bass, Jon Lord on organ, and Carlo Little on drums. Jon Lord had formerly played in The Artwoods, Nick Simper had been with Screaming Lord Sutch's The Savages, where he also played with guitarist Ritchie Blackmore

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Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

Blood on the Tracks is a 1975 album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. In September 1974, Dylan entered the studio with a clutch of newly written songs, many inspired by his recent estrangement from his wife of ten years, Sara Lownds Dylan.

All ten songs on the album were originally recorded at New York City sessions produced by Phil Ramone. With Columbia set to release the LP, Dylan pulled back at the last minute, and at year's end re-recorded five of the ten songs in Minneapolis with a crew of area session musicians assembled by his brother, David Zimmerman. Dylan's fans theorize endlessly about his reasons for revamping the album, but the most likely reason (and the simplest) is that the musical feel of the album was monotonous, with too many songs in the same key and the same languid rhythm.

Told of the album's lasting popularity, Dylan was later to say: "A lot of people tell me they enjoy that album. It's hard for me to relate to that. I mean, it, you know, people enjoying the type of pain, you know?"

Blood on the Tracks was a #1 Pop Album on the Billboard Music Charts and reached #4 in the UK. The single "Tangled up in Blue" peaked at #31 on the Pop singles chart. The album remains one of Dylan's all-time best-selling studio releases, with a double-platinum US certification to date. It is also one of his most critically-lauded.

In Dylan's 2004 memoir, Chronicles, Vol. 1, he claims that although one album of his songs was entirely inspired by short stories by Anton Chekhov, many of his fans and critics treat it as autobiographical. This passage is often cited as a reference to Blood On The Tracks.


Moby - Hotel Tour Live (2005)

Moby (born Richard Melville Hall on September 11, 1965 in Harlem, New York City) is an Americanelectronic musician. Moby takes his performing name from his relative Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick.

Music career

Arguably, he is most famous among his peers for the track "Go," a progressive track using the string line from "Laura Palmer's Theme" from the TV drama Twin Peaks. Moby is also well known for singles like "Porcelain", "South Side" with Gwen Stefani, "We Are All Made of Stars" and "Lift Me Up". Moby has released singles and albums under the names Voodoo Child, Barracuda, UHF, The Brotherhood, DJ Cake, Lopez, and Brainstorm/Mindstorm.

Several of his songs have also found their way into major motion pictures and commercials.

The ambient piece "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters," was featured in:

  • The 1995 motion picture Heat
  • The 1996 Rover 400 car commercial
  • The trailer for the 2005 movie Syriana
  • The 2006 Apple commercial for the Intel-based line of iMac PC's.

"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" was used in:

  • The climax of the documentary film Peaceable Kingdom
  • The trailer for the 2001 movie Black Hawk Down.

"Extreme Ways" was featured in:

  • the end of the 2002 movie The Bourne Identity
  • and its sequel, the 2004 movie The Bourne Supremacy.

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A new band from Chicago, Illinois United States

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First excited to download and listen them.I like to explore new music and new tastes.When I first listen ''Sound as ever'' that makes me think indie or alternative country in the same home?After no I guess.Then I remembered that rule;you shouldn't put music in a cage,and shouln't categorize them.You should stay with what you took from the music.And this guys make me feel these things with their good music.
''Sound as ever'' has a hidden melody,You find it and wanna follow it till the end of the song.After this good experince about their music,I opened another door which leads their song ''Glad To Be Scattered''.And I drank my coffee(not hard one:) with this song.And Started walk to the exit with their song ''Seashaken Heart''.I think it was their best work.The song talked with me and say I have song of sorrow and you have the man of sorrow.And Feeling good for knowing their music.
You can say lots of things about music but sometimes you should prefer not to talk only dream dream and dream while listening...That's life,that's music.Lets learn more about them:


“Woke up early the day I died” is a collection of songs Jim Vallet recorded under the name Track a Tiger. The project began in August in 2003 after sifting through some old 4-track tapes and a notebook with a few song ideas. A 16-track digital recorder and a few microphones were bought and recording began in his Chicago apartment (listen close for a cat, squeaky wood floors and occasional late night drunken lover’s quarrel on the street below).

The songs started with acoustic guitar and then were slowly worked over a two-year period. Keyboards, guitars, banjo, cello, female harmonies and other assorted blips and bleeps were added. Jim Viner, an old friend back from their days in the Iowa City band Head Candy, (Link/Elektra), added drums to seven tracks.

Deciding the project needed an ending point, time was booked in June 2005 at Paul Oldham’s Rove Studio in rural Shelbyville, Kentucky. Although happy with the mixes, it was decided some of the songs weren’t quite done. A few more lyrics were written, additional harmonies added, and the result was mixed and mastered by Pat Stolley at futureappletree Studio 1 in Rock Island, Illinois.

The sound? Moody. Lots of male-female harmonies. A little rock, but mostly slow, sad, sleepy late nights.

Track a Tiger is now a full time band and the songs are starting to evolve with the new lineup. The sound is a little heavier and atmospheric with some extended jams. Maybe Richard and Linda Thompson and the Sea and Cake having drinks in the living room while Low and Sonic Youth make dinner in the kitchen. Fleetwood Mac is out getting more ice.

The CD will be released February 28 and available at Future Appletree, CD Baby, iTunes, and local indie record stores (Carrot Top Distribution)

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Future Appletree Records is releasing a record on Tuesday, February 28, by Track a Tiger called "Woke up early the day I died."

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Johnny Cash - Everybody Loves A Nut (1966)

Supposedly at odds with this country artist's image as the somber Man in Black, this collection of humorous songs actually isn't that much of a departure for Johnny Cash. Listeners who may have grown up during his days as a Top Ten artist will recall his steady stream of singles that always seemed to have a clever gimmick or catchy twist; why, some of those aren't even on this collection, meaning there ought to be a second volume! More than three decades later, Cash would release concept CDs collecting songs based around particular themes -- Love, God, and Murder -- so perhaps this album is a thematic link, or a theme he could return to. The songs are just basically nutty. If one could imagine a project combining Cash with the cartoon character Screwy Squirrel, then this would be it, meaning not all the material is in good taste all the time. There are some real choice roasted nuts here, especially the duet with Ramblin' Jack Elliot, in which for once it is OK that the performers get drunk while playing. There is no credit for Elliot in the original liner notes. Some of these songs were favorites of Cash, including "Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog," which, as a highlight of his career, he performed on The Muppet Show. Cash's sense of humor is really great, and although he certainly makes brilliant music when totally in a dark mood, there is something to be said for a project like this, where he gives free rein to that side of his personality that has always made him popular with children, for example. And incidentally, this album has proven to be a very popular item with younger listeners. Cash's romping, stomping buddy Jack Clement actually has a large hand in the proceedings, although one has to read the fine print on the label to know it. He wrote practically all the best songs, except for the hilarious "Please Don't Play Red River Valley," which is a request from the Man in Black himself.

The Highwaymen - Highwayman

Before rock & roll gave listeners the Traveling Wilburys, country music spawned the Highwaymen, a super group of mythic proportions that featured living legends Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson. The foursome had worked together in various combinations over the years, but teamed up under the Highwaymen umbrella in 1985. Their first single together, "Highwayman," topped the country charts that year and spawned an album of the same name on Columbia. The album also proved mightily popular, hitting number one on the country listings and producing a Top 20 follow-up single in a cover of Guy Clark's "Desperadoes Waiting for a Train." Afterward, the members returned to their individual careers for a few years, but reconvened in 1990 to record a sequel, Highwayman 2. It reached number four on the country album charts and spun off the minor hit "Silver Stallion," but didn't cause quite the same stir overall as its predecessor. Another layoff followed, and when the Highwaymen returned for a third outing in 1995, they inked a new deal with Liberty/Capitol. The Road Goes on Forever was produced by Don Was, but proved a distinct commercial disappointment, and the group did not record again prior to Jennings' death in 2002. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide.

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Eels - With Strings: Live at Town Hall (2006)

Eels with Strings: Live at Town Hall is a live album released on CD and DVD on February 21, 2006. The recording is from New York City's Town Hall, June 30, 2005. It is the first live Eels album with a general release, and the first Eels DVD.
Creative restlessness is not often rewarded in the arts marketplace; we want to know that you're the woman who does those paintings of pixies, or that gritty pop-punk act who sings songs about how parents really suck. And when we go to see you perform live, you better play your song like we heard it on the radio, the same way it sounds in our heads. Right? Eels leader Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, does not fit this profile in the slightest. He notoriously tours with wildly different variations on his perpetually mopey, low-key Eels. This disc captures E in a performance from his "With Strings" tour, playing a career-spanning sampler with a few covers while backed by two multi-instrumentalists and a string quartet. E's gruff Care Bear voice almost-soars atop ingenious and sparse arrangements throughout: strings, xylophone and singing saw on "Bus Stop Boxer"; bass, piano and strings on "Losing Streak." The only sore spot is how similarly-paced the twenty-two songs are, though fans will have no problem with that.

01. Blinking Lights (For Me)
02. Bride of Theme From Blinking Lights
03. Bus Stop Boxer
04. Dirty Girl
05. Trouble With Dreams
06. The Only Thing I Care About
07. My Beloved Monster
08. Pretty Ballerina
09. It's A Motherfucker
10. Flyswatter
11. Novocaine For The Soul
12. Girl From The North Country
13. Railroad Man
14. I Like Birds
15. If You See Natalie
16. Poor Side Of Town
17. Spunky
18. I'm Going To Stop Pretending That I Didn't Break Your Heart
19. Suicide Life
20. Losing Streak
21. Hey Man (Now You're Really Living)
22. Things The Grandchildren Should Know

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Minutemen - Discography

They originally called themselves The Reactionaries, with additional band member and singer Martin Tamburovich. According to Watt, the name came from a Mao Tse-Tung quote about how all reactionaries are actually "paper tigers".

After the Reactionaries disbanded, Boon and Watt formed The Minutemen in January of 1980; the band's name was derived partly because of the fabled minutemen militia of colonial times, partly because of the fact that many of their earlier songs lasted a minute or less, and partly to take the name back from a right-wing reactionary group of the 1960s that used to harass figures like Angela Davis through the mail. After a month with no drummer — during which Boon and Watt wrote their first batch of tunes, the band rehearsed and played a couple of early gigs with local welder Frank Tonche on drums. The group originally wanted George Hurley to join, but he had joined a new wave band called Hey Taxi after the Reactionaries disbanded. Tonche quit the group, citing a dislike of the audience the band initially drew, and Hurley took over the drum seat in June of 1980. (Rehearsal recordings with Tonche on drums later appeared as the posthumous EP Georgeless in 1987.)

Greg Ginn of Black Flag and SST Records produced the Minutemen's first 7" EP, Paranoid Time, which solidified their eclectic style. At first, they completely avoided guitar solos, choruses, and fade-outs. Later, they were known for hybridizing punk rock with forms of jazz, funk, acid rock, and R&B in novel ways, perhaps best exemplified on 1984's double-album, Double Nickels on the Dime. Though still somewhat obscure to mainstream audiences, Double Nickels has been cited as one of the more innovative and enduring albums of the 1980s American rock underground. On Double Nickels, they co-wrote some songs with other musicians, notably Henry Rollins, Chuck Dukowski and Joe Baiza.

The group's early recordings (up until their 1985 12" EP Project: Mersh) were recorded as "econo" (Pedro slang for inexpensive, short for "economic") as possible - the group would book studio time after midnight at cut rates, rehearse the songs prior to going into the studio, record on less expensive used tape, and record the songs in the order they intended to have them on the record rather than waste time editing the master tape during the sequencing phase. In fact, contrary to standard practice even in indie rock, the Minutemen saw records as a way to promote their tours, not the other way around.

The Minutemen in concert, 1985
The Minutemen in concert, 1985

The Minutemen toured frequently, but usually for only a few weeks at a time--they all held down day jobs. Their "econo" practices helped ensure that their tours were always profitable, unlike some of their SST peers.

Several Minutemen album sleeves and covers, such as the Paranoid Time EP and What Makes a Man Start Fires? LP and the inner gatefold jacket for Double Nickels, feature drawings by noted artist Raymond Pettibon, who was at the time associated with the SST label, providing sleeves for Black Flag. Other album covers, like on The Punch Line and 3-Way Tie (For Last), featured paintings by D. Boon.

Following Boon's death, Watt and Hurley originally intended to quit music altogether. But encouraged by Minutmen fan Ed Crawford, they formed fIREHOSE and have had solo projects since the Minutemen disbanded.

Watt has done three acclaimed solo albums, toured briefly as a member of Porno for Pyros in 1996 and J Mascis and The Fog in 2000 and 2001, and became the bassist for the reformed Iggy Pop & The Stooges in 2003. George Hurley has produced work with Vida, Mayo Thompson and Red Crayola, further indulging the free-form and off-the-wall leanings showcased on Double Nickels.

Johnny Cash - American V

American V, the last batch of songs Johnny Cash recorded with his unlikely collaborator and soul mate, producer Rick Rubin.
The songs Cash sings are, unsurprisingly, confessional and reflective: his mortality and his mistakes, his maker and his salvation, and the loss of his wife June and the end of his career may have weighed on his mind, but in these songs he both embodies and transcends his personal history.

Supergrass - Life On Other Planets

If the title of Supergrass's new album is anything to go by, the band have been on a very long journey in the three years since their last eponymous offering. But Life On Other Planets sees sideburned Gaz Coombes and his cheeky, happy-go-lucky mates on the exuberant form which first won them fans and critical acclaim seven years ago - a long time in the fickle music business.

On the face of it, Supergrass are sort of lads who haven't a care in the world and would be great drinking partners and reliable mates - which comes out in their music. No-one can forget their biggest hit Alright, which celebrated all the best bits of lad culture and was joyously without any of its nasty underbelly.

Ozzy Osbourne - Prince Of Darkness [Box set]

Prince of Darkness is a box set of four CDs by Ozzy Osbourne released in 2005. The first two CDs are Osbourne's solo work, and the last two CDs are duets and cover songs.

Recent news

In 2002, Osbourne and wife Sharon were invited to the White House by president George W. Bush for a ceremonial dinner. Bush praised Osbourne for his work on The Osbournes.

During 2003, a member of Birmingham City Council campaigned for him to be given Freedom of the City.

On December 8, 2003, Osbourne was rushed into emergency surgery when he was involved in an accident involving the use of his all-terrain vehicle on his estate in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, UK. Osbourne broke his collar bone, eight ribs, and a neck vertebra. An operation was performed to lift the collarbone, which was believed to be resting on a major artery and interrupting blood flow to the arm. Sharon later revealed that Osbourne had stopped breathing following the crash and was resuscitated by Osbourne's then personal bodyguard, Sam Ruston.

While in the hospital, Osbourne achieved his first ever UK number one single, a duet of the Tony Iommi-penned Black Sabbath classic "Changes" with daughter Kelly. In doing so, he broke the record of the longest period between an artist's first UK chart appearance (with Black Sabbath's, "Paranoid", number four in August 1970) and their first number one hit; a gap of 33 years.

Since the accident, he has fully recovered and headlined the 2004 Ozzfest, where he again reunited with Black Sabbath. He has also turned his hand to writing a Broadway musical. The reputed topic is that of the Russian monk Grigory Rasputin, who held sway with Russia's last royal Romanov family. In 2005, he released a box set called Prince of Darkness. It contains four long-awaited discs, the first and second discs are collections of live performances, B-sides, demos and singles. The third disc contained duets and other odd tracks with other artists, including "Born to Be Wild" with Miss Piggy. The fourth disc is entirely new material where Ozzy covers his favorite songs by his biggest influences and favorite bands, including The Beatles, John Lennon, David Bowie and others.

Stranglers - Black and White

Black and White is The Stranglers third studio album and was recorded within 18 months of their debut Rattus Norvegicus. Produced by Martin Rushent and engineered by Alan Winstanley, the album is divided into the black side and white side, each nominally characterised by the style and mood of the songs which they contain. This release sees The Stranglers adopting a more experimental approach to song structures and time signatures (for example, "Curfew" features the asymmetric 7/4 time).

The band recorded a version of "Sweden" sung in Swedish and released this in Sweden (the song was inspired by Cornwell's PhD placement at Lund University in the mid 1970s). The song title "Death and Night And Blood" is taken from a line from Yukio Mishima's novel Confessions of a Mask.

When released in 1978 on the United Artists label the first 75,000 LPs came with a free white vinyl 7" - Walk On By / Mean To Me / Tits. Singles lifted from the album were: Nice'n'Sleazy (B-side: "Shut Up"), and an edited version of their cover of Bacharach and David's "Walk on By" (B-side: "Old Codger"). Old Codger featured a guest vocal from jazz singer George Melly. Most of these tracks were included in the remastered 2001 CD re-issue of the album.

At this time, the band also recorded "Mean to Me" and a cover of "Mony Mony" with a female singer, released under the moniker "Celia and the Mutations". United Artists released this as a single but it failed to chart.

Bad Company

Albums in this post:
1974 Bad co
1975 Straight Shooter
1976 Run With The Pack
1979 Desolation Angels

Bad Company is the eponymous debut album by hard rock band Bad Company, released in June 1974 (see 1974 in music). The album peaked Billboard's Pop Albums chart (North America). The singles "Can't Get Enough" and "Movin' On" peaked at #9 and #14 respectively.

Straight Shooter is a 1975 rock album released by British rock band Bad Company. It was highly anticipated after their self-titled debut released the year before.

Run With the Pack is Bad Company's third album. It was released in 1976.

Desolation Angels is a 1979 album by the British rock band Bad Company. It was their 5th studio release. It is considered the last strong album by Bad Company, mostly because it contains the last big hit by them, "Rock and Roll Fantas," written by Paul Rodgers. "Gone, Gone, Gone", written by Boz Burrell, also received substantial airplay on rock stations. A cover version of "Oh, Atlant", written by Mick Ralphs, was recorded by Alison Krauss and appears on her 1995 album Now That I've Found You: A Collection.

Pixies - Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim

When Rough Trade reissued the Pixies' seminal full-length debut album, Surfer Rosa, on CD, they added the terrific mini-album Come on Pilgrim as a bonus. While it's nice to have these two records on one disc, the sequencing of Come on Pilgrim after Surfer Rosa is a little disconcerting, since the two albums each have distinctive sounds that clash slightly. Steve Albini's production of Surfer Rosa is metallic and spare -- it's in black and white, with no shades of grey and no color. Come on Pilgrim, on the other hand, is filled with greys and colors, and while the contrast between the two is certainly interesting, it would be more enlightening if the mini-LP was placed before Surfer Rosa. Nevertheless, some fans might like having both albums on one disc, but buying them individually is a better move and, in any case, a little more cost-effective as well.


Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Dear Catastrophe Waitress is an album by Belle & Sebastian (2003), a Scottish indie pop group. Producer Trevor Horn, former member of The Buggles and producer of groups like Yes and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, oversaw the production of the album, and gave it a more polished, pop-friendly sound. This stood in sharp contrast with their previous lo-fi, folky albums (although songs like "Lord Anthony" hearkened back to their old sound.) In particular, the danceable, New Order-esque track "Stay Loose" proved to be the first in a series of songs (such as "Your Cover's Blown" and "Sukie in the Graveyard") that further diverged from their roots. Although this move alienated a few fans, the album was generally considered their best work since If You're Feeling Sinister by critics and was embraced by the majority of their fanbase.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - First Album (1969)

Crosby, Stills & Nash is the first album released by Crosby, Stills & Nash. It was released in 1969 (see 1969 in music) under the label Atlantic. The album was a very strong debut for the band, instantly lifting them to stardom. It features some of their best known songs, such as "Marrakesh Express," "Wooden Ships," and "Helplessly Hoping." "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" was composed for Judy Collins, and "Long Time Gone" was a response to the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

Depeche Mode - Discography

Album in this post:
Mixing The Angel [2005]
Playing The Angel
Behind the wheel
Touring The Angel FRANKFURT
Speak and spell
tour 2005/2006
Music fo masses
Suffer Well
Singles Box Set Vol.3
Live At Air Canada Centre Toronto


Depeche Mode is a synthpop band from the town of Basildon, England, originally founded in 1980. They have been one of the longest-lived and most successful bands to have emerged during the New Wave/New Romantic era; many of their videos have been heavily rotated on MTV and Fuse. As of 2005, it is estimated that Depeche Mode has sold over 70 million albums worldwide. They have influenced many of today's popular recording artists, in part due to their innovative work, recording techniques and use of sampling. Though influential in the modern electronic dance scene, they remain in the alternative genre. The three current members of Depeche Mode are:

  • Martin Gore (primary songwriting, vocals, guitars, keyboards)
  • David Gahan (lead vocals, recent songwriting, occasional instruments)
  • Andrew Fletcher (early keyboards, primary management, other occasional instruments)

Former members include:

  • Alan Wilder (production, keyboards, drums, vocals, occasional songwriting) from 1982 to 1995.
  • Vince Clarke (primary songwriting, keyboards), from 1980 to 1981.
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Pixies - Doolittle

Doolittle is the Pixies' second LP album, released in April 1989 through the 4AD label (green-brown cover). The album was re-released in May 2003 (blue-brown cover). Elektra Records handled it in the United States, making Doolittle the Pixies major label debut. The album title comes from the "Mr. Grieves" lyric "Pray for a man in the middle / One that talks like Doolittle". The album cover takes its image from the song "Monkey Gone to Heaven" with its image of a monkey angel and the numbers 5, 6, and 7, whose symbolic value in Christianity is played upon in the final verse.

Often regarded as the band's pop album, Doolittle's sound is much cleaner than that of its predecessor, Surfer Rosa, largely due to the introduction of producer Gil Norton, and showcased the slightly more mainstream sound the band had hinted at with their first single "Gigantic". Despite this however, the subject matter of much of the album is as dark and obscure as anything the Pixies had released previously, with songs about Biblical rape and torture, death, deprivation, and, perhaps most memorably, both the spooning and slicing of human eyeballs.

The album was certified gold by the RIAA on November 10, 1995[1]. In 2003, the album was ranked number 226 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Rush - Chronicles

Chronicles is a compilation album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1990 (see 1990 in music). It was also re-released on a single DVD in 2001, showcasing music video highlights from the band from 1977 to 1987.

Short Bio:
Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist and vocalist Geddy Lee (formerly Gary Lee Weinrib), guitarist Alex Lifeson (real name Alexander Zivojinovich), and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart (pronounced: 'Peert', as in 'cheer') IPA: [pɪɹt]). Since the release of their eponymous debut in 1974, the band became well known for their instrumental virtuosity and the complexity of their compositions. Rush have also had a profound influence on such highly respected metal and rock acts as Dream Theater, Primus, Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, fellow Canadian rockers The Barenaked Ladies and countless others. Rush formed in the summer of 1968, in Willowdale, Ontario (a northern suburb of Toronto) by Lifeson, Lee, and John Rutsey. Peart (from St. Catherines, Ontario) replaced Rutsey on drums in July of 1974, two weeks before the group's first US tour, to complete the present lineup.

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Pixies - Trompe Le Monde

Trompe le Monde is the Pixies' fourth and final full-length studio album, released on October 7, 1991 through the 4AD record label. The album name comes from the title of the first track, "Trompe Le Monde", a French phrase meaning "Fool the World". After the surf-pop of "Bossanova", the album saw, in many ways, a return to the abrasive sound of the band's early albums, even incorporating two songs, "Subbacultcha" and "Distance Equals Rate Times Time", pre-dating their debut. Despite this, the smooth production of Gil Norton remained, while heavy metal-esque riffs made their first appearance and Black Francis' songwriting continued to mature.

Although the album did not fare as well critically as its predecessors, it is today largely seen in something of a better light; many fans now perceive it as at least equal to anything else the band achieved.

The Church - Heyday

Review by Ned Raggett
Whether it was the assistance of Peter Walsh on production, a decision to bear down and see what could be done, or some further combination of that and other factors, the Church came up with its best release since The Blurred Crusade with the powerful Heyday. Not changing anything in the basic Church sound but presenting both a brilliant slew of songs and some fantastic performances, the quartet created a flat-out fantastic record. The first side alone almost reads like a greatest-hits collection, with one highlight following hard on the other. "Myrrh," leading things off with a careful build up to the main part of the song much like "When You Were Mine," has a strange chorus that almost shouldn't work but does. It's only two lines long and sung in harmony by the full band, all while Willson-Piper and Koppes' guitars keep things moving. "Tristesse" begins with a playful guitar line before shifting into another mid-paced, just dreamy enough effort. "Already Yesterday," with a fine, low-key backing choir, the dramatic "Columbus" and the gentle, string-touched instrumental "Happy Hunting Ground" continue the mood, one lovely moment after another. The second side kicks off with a barnstormer, "Tantalized," easily the band's most aggressive and upfront song since its earliest days. With horns and bells adding to the rushed feel, Kilbey delivers quickly sung verses and staccato choruses, the music continuing to soar along as Willson-Piper and Koppes turn in brilliant guitar work. Add to that further horn and string orchestrations on songs like the wistful "Youth Worshipper" and "Night of Light," and Heyday is a total success.
1 Myrrh Koppes, Ploog 4:19
2 Tristesse Church 3:29
3 Already Yesterday Church 4:14
4 Columbus Church 3:50
5 Happy Hunting Ground Church 5:31
6 As You Will Koppes 4:45
7 Tantalized Ploog 4:59
8 Disenchanted Kilbey 3:55
9 Night of Light Church 4:47
10 Youth Worshipper Jansson, Kilbey 3:43
11 Roman Church 3:51
12 The View Willson-Piper 3:41

Steve Vai - Real Illusions: Reflection (2005)

Real Illusions: Reflections is the first album of new material since Steve Vai's 1999 studio release The Ultra Zone. The album was released on February 22, 2005. It is the first piece of a three part concept album about a town visited by the godsent Pamposh and his construction of the Church, Under It All.

1. Building The Church
2. Dying For Your Love
3. Glorious
4. K'm-Pee-Du-Wee
5. Firewall
6. Freak Show Excess
7. Lotus Feet
8. Yai Yai
9. Midway Creatures
10. I'm Your Secrets
11. Under It All

U2 - Discography

14 Album:

Under a blood red sky
The unforgettable fire

Wide awake in America
The Joshua tree
Rattle and hum
Achtung baby
Zooropa POP
All that you can´t leave behind
How to dismantle an atomic bomb

The million dollar hotel

Short bio

U2 is an Irish rock band featuring Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals, guitar and harmonica, The Edge (David Howell Evans) on guitar, keyboards and vocals, Adam Clayton on bass, and Larry Mullen, Jr. on drums.

U2 is the most popular rock band in the world since the 1980s. According to the RIAA, they have sold approximately 50.5 million albums in the U.S. and over 150 million worldwide, had six #1 albums in the US and nine #1 albums in UK and are widely considered one of the most successful groups of all time. The band has won 21 Grammy awards, second only to Stevie Wonder among pop artists. The band is also very politically active in human rights causes, such as the Make Poverty History campaign as well as the campaign spearheaded by Bono, DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade in Africa).

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David Bowie - Billboard Hits U.S.A.

He is commonly known as the chameleon of pop, predicting trends and adjusting his style and persona, while holding on to his own ideas and creativity. A multi-instrumentalist, he is famous for playing guitar, keyboard and saxophone; but also plays harmonica, drums, cello, marimba, bass guitar, koto and stylophone. He first rose to prominence with the heady, 1969 folk rocksingle "Space Oddity" but is perhaps best known for the single "Changes" from Hunky Doryglam rock of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972), and Aladdin Sane (1973). Subsequent albums have explored blue-eyed soul, electronica and new wave, often predating these genres' popularity or even the point at which they were defined as genres. The so-called "Berlin Trilogy", although receiving mixed commercial success at the time, is seen by many today as masterful and groundbreaking. (1971), and the flamboyant, androgynous After slumping sales in the mid- to late-1970s, Bowie again gained commercial success in the early 1980s with his hit single "Ashes to Ashes" and the album it came from, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980). He reached his commercial peak with his singles "Modern Love," "China Girl" and "Let's Dance", the latter the title track of his very successful 1983 album. Many fans and neutral observers will argue that Bowie's consistency as a songwriter became more hit-and-miss afterwards.
1 Starman
2 Changes
3 John I'm Only Dancing
4 TVC 15
5 Fame
6 Space Oddity
7 Ziggy Stardust
8 I Can't Explain
9 Rebel Rebel
10 Sound And Vision
11 Heroes

Staind - Chapter V

Chapter V is the fifth studio album from American hard rock/post-grunge band Staind. It was released on August 9, 2005. Its first single "Right Here" has already been released.

Staind promoted Chapter V by allowing selected fans to preview it on their tour bus. The band is set to tour with 3 Doors Down across the United States in the coming months to promote the album.

01 Run Away.mp3
02 Right Here.mp3
03 Paper Jesus.mp3
04 Schizophrenic Conversations.mp3
05 Falling.mp3
06 Cross To Bear.mp3
07 Devil.mp3
08 Please.mp3
09 Everything Changes.mp3
11 King Of All Excuses.mp3
12 Reply.mp3


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Richard Ashcroft - Human Conditions

Richard Ashcroft (born Richard Paul Ashcroft, on September 11, 1971, in Billinge, Wigan, England) is best known as the front man of The Verve, which he helped form in 1989. After that band's demise in 1999, Ashcroft began his solo career, releasing Alone With Everybody in 2000Human Conditions in 2002. He performed vocals for the track "Lonely Soul" on UNKLE's 1998 release Psyence Fiction. and

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell

Yeah Yeah Yeahs are a New York City-based rock band headed by lead singer Karen O. Other members are Brian Chase (drums) and Nick Zinner (guitars). Their music is a mix of retro styles with heavy rock/punk guitars, synthetic sounds and screaming, erratic and bluesy vocals. They were formed in 2000.
  1. "Rich" – 3:36
  2. "Date With the Night" – 2:35
  3. "Man" – 1:49
  4. "Tick" – 1:49
  5. "Black Tongue" – 2:59
  6. "Pin" – 2:00
  7. "Cold Light" – 2:16
  8. "No No No" – 5:14
  9. "Maps" – 3:39
  10. "Y Control" – 4:00
  11. "Modern Romance" – 7:28

The House Of Love-Destroy The Heart EP 1988

Track List:

01.) Destroy The Heart
02.) Blind
03.) Mr. Jo

The House of Love were a British rock band of the late 1980s and early 1990s. They started officially playing again in 2005 and released a new album "Days Run Away".

The band's original lineup was:

  • Guy Chadwick (vocals, guitar)
  • Terry Bickers (guitar)*
  • Andrea Heukamp (vocals, guitar)+
  • Pete Evans (drums)
  • Chris Groothuizen (bass)

Bickers left the band in 1989, and was replaced by Simon Walker, who himself was replaced by Simon Mawby in 1992. Heukamp left the band in 1987.

From the same genus as Echo and the Bunnymen, My Bloody Valentine and the Jesus and Mary Chain, The House of Love arrived on the scene in the late 1980s with a psychedelic, textural rock sound. Songwriter Guy Chadwick provided personal, romantic musings of the folk era over lush layers of 80's studio bliss, enhanced by Terry Bickers' guitar-playing.

Deep Purple - Rapture Of The Deep (Limited Tour Edition) (2005)

Rapture of the Deep is the 18th studio album by the British hard rock band Deep Purple, released in November 2005.

This is the fourth studio outing by Deep Purple since Steve Morse joined on guitar, and confirms that Ian Gillan can still write engaging lyrics and sing with power and subtlety; it also confirms that Steve Morse cannot produce solos that you will remember for a lifetime, but that he can provide a range of textures and sounds which Blackmore never did. Don Airey has recaptured the classic Hammond sound identified with Jon Lord, and his playing is magnificent. Paice is smothered in the mix, while Glover stands out. Michael Bradford's production leaves something to be desired - both Gillan and Paice were up front on Bananas, not so here.

Now for the songs themselves. Money Talks is a long, lumbering song featuring incisive lyrics. Perhaps not the ideal opener, if you prefer an album to crash through the gates. Girls Like That is more conventional, though not exceptional. Wrong Man is a cracker - a powerful riff and some great singing by Gillan give this song an immediacy and vitality that's impossible to resist. The title song is their second 'Perfect Strangers', a near classic. An inspired solo, rather than the generic one Steve delivers here, would have elevated his song to the stratosphere. Clearly Quite Absurd is a sensitive, gentle song on which Gillan really shines. It's the 'Walk On' of Rapture. Or, to those more familiar with the output of earlier line-ups, it's a worthy successor to When A Blind Man Cries or even Soldier of Fortune. Don't Let Go is dispensable, Back to Back has a strong groove and crunchy guitars, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye is a hard-rocking rant against man's plunder of the planet, MTV is a satirical take on the music industry which cold shoulders bands like Purple, Junkyard Blues is just about adequate (Don Airey is good though), and the last song, Before Time Began, is another attempt at conscience stirring. It's broken into several parts, and the ones that work best are those that contain elements of progressive rock. Overall a sturdy album.

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Duran Duran:80s speacial bands

Duran Duran are all image and no content Nick Rhodes: “Because we came over with a certain fl amboyancyin the initial stages, a lot of people thought we were irresponsible
and naive and didn’t deserve the success we seemed to be having.
“However, what they fail to realise is that John and I had been working on the idea of crossing Chic and the Sex Pistols two and half years before Duran Duran. We wanted to be striking like
I remember Roxy Music were the fi rst time they were on the OldGrey Whistle Test. I was what? Ten or 11, and everybody at school the next day was talking about them. That’s the
way we wanted it to be, bright and powerful.
“I see no difference between us and Edwyn Collins of Orange Juice wearing a pair Oxford bags with braces – it’s all image. Take young Kevin Rowland – what a master of image he is! Just because he wears an anorak and boxingboots instead of a frilly shirt and a pair of leather trousers,he’s a genius to certain political sectors of the music press.”Andy Taylor: “How fuckin’ thick of the press to base their whole concept of a band on image and not on music.”
Duran Duran are a sickly confectionery
John Taylor: “The sort of people we sell to do not question our relevance to society and, until they feel we’re giving them a raw deal, I don’t think we have to answer to anybody.
I don’t see why we should have to satisfy what I consider to be petty semi-graduate university thinking.”
Nick Rhodes: “We never intended to be uncompromising.We never intended on to be on Factory Records. We aren’t looking for pity, we’re looking for hit songs. If we and all the other bands weren’t there, it would be so drab. I think we’re a catalyst for good environmental karma.”
Andy Taylor: “I don’t even know what catalyst means but that
sounds exactly perfect.”
Simon Le Bon: “I don’t see it that way at all. We have got something to offer people – an ideology that comes over in the songs. I’m trying to pick on something positive, give over a positive attitude rather than a negative one.”

Duran Duran are self-obsessed careerists
Nick Rhodes: “I don’t think it’s a crime for a band to comprise five very ambitious people who take a lot of care over their artistic values and work hard to get through to as many people as possible.”John Taylor: “We are careerists. I see music as my career, but it’s also my dream and what I do best so I’m very lucky in that respect. We have had to plan and too many people equate that with being a calculating concern and not with being professionals and perfectionists… or, at least, trying to be.”
Simon Le Bon: “What’s wrong with being a careerist? On the other hand,I agree with what Pete Townshend said, that if you haven’t got an axe to grind, then you should be in the cabaret. We have got something to say – just because it’s not screaming in agony doesn’t mean it’s not a statement.”
Duran Duran are too damn perfect
Andy Taylor: “I forgot to send my dad a copy of ‘Rio’ when it came out, I haven’t had enough time to house-train my dog properly so it shits on the carpet…”
Nick Rhodes: “I lost my wallet the other day, I lost a camera a month before and I lost a bag two months before that…”
Simon Le Bon: “Mistakes? I don’t talk about mistakes, I learn from them.”

Duran Duran are arrogant little oiks
Nick Rhodes: “It’s not arrogance, it’s confi dence!”
John Taylor: “As long as the fi ve of us keep it together mentally, there’s nobody to move where we can move. The Human League may sell a lot of records, but they’ll never play Madison SquareGarden. I think we will…”
Simon Le Bon: “I don’t know. I’m not a prophet, I’m a singer.”
John Taylor: “If you look at most of our interviews, one after another is a justifi cation of our own existence. We’ve always had to leap to our defence.”

Duran Duran say pop shouldn’t have to be anything at all and,therefore, can be anything. I recognised this conclusion too late to tackle them on their terms. That comes next time. But it’s not too late for you to go back, tear off your blinkers, lay your preconceptions aside and listen to Duran Duran for what they are not for what your puritanical expectations demand they should be.

James Gang - Rides Again (1970)

With their second album Rides Again, the James Gang came into their own. Under the direction of guitarist Joe Walsh, the group -- now featuring bassist Dale Peters -- began incorporating keyboards into their hard rock, which helped open up their musical horizons. For much of the first side of Rides Again, the group tears through a bunch of boogie numbers, most notably the heavy groove of "Funk #49." On the second side, the James Gang departs from their trademark sound, adding keyboard flourishes and elements of country-rock to their hard rock. Walsh's songwriting had improved, giving the band solid support for their stylistic experiments. What ties the two sides of the record together is the strength of the band's musicianship, which burns brightly and powerfully on the hardest rockers, as well as on the sensitive ballads.

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Queensrÿche - The Warning

The Warning was an album by Queensrÿche, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). It is their first album as the self-titled release is an EP.

1984 Warning

Before The Storm
Child Of Fire
En Force
N M 156
No Sanctuary
Roads To Madness
Take Hold Of The Flame

Leonard Cohen - The Future

1. Future
2. Waiting for the Miracle
3. Be for Real
4. Closing Time
5. Anthem
6. Democracy
7. Light as the Breeze
8. Always
9. Tacoma Trailer essential recording
Leonard Cohen's deeply personal first LPs came out at a time when many of his peers were issuing furious, counterculture-inspired rants; he clearly had little interest in sticking with the pack at the time. So it makes a certain kind of contrary sense that Cohen would put out an offbeat topical collection two and a half decades later. The Future is an odd duck of an album; it's also brave, funny, and fascinating. "Give me back the Berlin Wall / Give me Stalin and St. Paul," Cohen petitions sardonically in the title track, adding, "I've seen the future, brother: it is murder." "Can't run no more with the lawless crowd / While the killers in high places say their prayers out loud," he intones in "Anthem." In "Democracy," he name-checks Tiananmen Square while surveying the United States ("The cradle of the best and of the worst"). Cohen has only improved with age as a vocalist; he sounds like a cross between Mark Knopfler and Barry White. While the polished production takes some getting used to, it's somehow suitable that cooing background vocals and programmed tracks temper these low-boil diatribes. This is, after all, The Future. --Steven Stolder


U2-Sao Paolo Brasil 2006-20-02

01 - City Of Blinding Lights (joint in progress)
02 - Vertigo
03 - Elevation
04 - Until The End Of The World
05 - New Year's Day
06 - I Still Haven't Found What I Looking For
07 - Beatiful Day
08 - Stuck In A Moment
09 - Sometimes You Can Make It Your Own
10 - Love And Peace Or Else
11 - Sunday, Bloody Sunday
12 - Bullet In The Blue Sky
13 - The Hands That Build America
14 - Miss Sarajevo
15 - Pride In The Name Of Love
16 - Where The Streets Have No Name
17 - The Hands That Build America
18 - One
19 - Zoo Station
20 - The Fly
21 - Mysterious Ways
22 - With Or Without You
23 - All Because Of You
24 - Original Of The Species

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