A bit late perhaps, but I thought I'd warn you guys that these discs aren't exactly something you'd want to play while the family was gathered around the yule log, kwanzaa bush, menorah, backbacon, or inverted burning cross.
Please enjoy responsibly.
Don't worry, Miss Lady's as unshockable as they come and I've no CD player in my car, so when I'm running Granny round to my aunt's there'll be no opportunity for choice language or wind-breaking noises, except if Gran's had too many sprouts...
Now, do I want to say anything about my second disc? Um...may as well...
I wanted to make the change of tone on the Red disc plain so you get this amazing key change and soaring vocal over what to my mind sounds like flying saucers over Basingstoke, but lead you in to a more upbeat listening experience.
02) ONLY Ones
This was used on an ad (I seem to get a lot of my tracks from ads...) but I saw them live at... you guessed it...ATP in April. The lead singer looked worse than Keith Richards. He pointed out his dad in the audience and Mr OnlyOne Sr. looked in better health... Grand wee tune though from this Aussie 80s band.
03) PEANUTS -> Is this on a Tarantino soundtrack somewhere? If not, it should be.
I agree. Guaraldi's a genius. Can't get enough of his work, especially the Peanuts stuff.
04) METRIC -> Great lyrical and musical hooks.
Nothing special but I quite like playing their tunes out when I DJ. The chicks like it.
05) SLIP -> Love the big guitar sound and awesome licks.
Ah yes, memories of Easter '06 rocking out with my friends, playing PS2... Always good memories associated with this.
06) AFAR -> More excellent grinding and grooving from Afar.
I really really dig these guys. I got to meet them at a local festival in the middle of the Irish countryside, what a sound bunch of lads they were, not like their sound would suggest. I predict big things.
07) TEEGAH -> Don't love this a ton ... or even a Reggaeton.
mmm...yeah...I wish I hadn't put this on now, put it down to experience.
08) BLONDES -> They sound as blonde as the four non-blondes didn't. Nice lyric.
Class little pop-punk track, I still play this in DJ sets...
09) M.I.A. -> Saw this video on MTV who knows when. Liked the song then. Love it now that I can hear it over and over.
Another one that was the soundtrack to the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival I attended in April. She has new material out. Bootstompin'
10) LOSTPROPHETS -> Starts a bit slow but takes off just in time. Good sound.
LP's ability to sound like a US band while still coming from Wales is amazing. I don't usually go for this kind of music but this one spoke to me at the time - Give Life Your All and No Regrets - a clichéd but true epithet.
11) ????? -> Took a while, bit I figured out this isn't Low. They don't record fast songs, anyway. ;) Maybe this song wasn't even supposed to be on the disc as it's all scratchy. Shame. Sounded like a good track.
Ach, shiz... sorry! Not sure what this was, any clues?
12) LOW -> Response to my previous swap discs or just an excuse for more Low? Either way, funny.
13) DUKE -> Neat message in the lyrics and a cool composition.
Miss Lady went to art college with Duke's wife. What a guy - in a world of singer/songwriters who can't/can't, he stands out like a dreadlocked Cole Porter on a mission to hurt you up with beautiful words and music.
14) CAT -> Three words: X. Quiz. It.
I should really buy more Cat Power, she's powerful powerful good. Thought you might like her.
15) BUDD -> Can't tell you how many times I've listened to this one. Awe and then some, as I like to say. From the soundtrack to Fear Is the Key. Gotta watch that sometime. Also, you can't ****ing drive normally when this music pours out of your car speakers. It's impossible.
I knew you and Gov would seriously dig this. I used to play this in my car late at night, driving at dangerously high speed, driving past the Angel of the North near Newcastle, pretending we'd just ripped off a bank... Budd ROCKS.
16) SCOTT -> I could listen to cool **** like this all day long.
Ronnie Scott is for my money THE definitive and the best British jazz musician of the 20th century. His material is very hard and costly to find on vinyl and is the only thing I'll go to the bank for when I go to a record fair. I will put more stuff like this on CDs as long as I can keep finding it.
17) ATWELL -> Charleston Chewy! Nice arrangement.
Carribean meets rag-time meets incredible technique meets East End London meets 1920s Chicago. And if you live in the UK and remember the TV series Pot Black (or if you have access to YouTube...) you can hear the Black-and-white Rag which she's most famous for.
18) ISAAC -> Damn, that's a sad lyric. Good song, though.
Sam Isaac is managed by a friend of mine. Not my sort of thing but sometimes you have to go with what someone else says and I don't regret putting this on, his voice is incredible and yes, powerful stuff.
19) FARDON -> Didn't expect a track titled "Belfast Boy" to sound like a basic rocker w/ horns. Chorus kind of reminds me of Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World," but otherwise it didn't make much of an impression on me.
Mmm...another one I regret putting on, I was looking for the original version of this
20) NINA -> Well, you knew I'd like this one. Makes me laugh every time.
Cracks me up every time I listen to this :D
Please replace the handset, and try again.