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The Wilson Brothers - Live  (2022)

When Sari's away, the "band" will play.  Ash & Phil, plus adoptive brother Roger "Wilson" Innes and "cousin" Bob Fridzema caught, doin' their thing at Coulsdon's Tuesday Night Music Club, last October.

Well, this 50 minute-ish CD shows, their "thing" is pretty intense and funky, at times reminding me of Beck Bogert & Appice about 50 years earlier, not that this is anyway dated. Ash is proving himself pretty much a guitarist's guitarist and brother Phil is opening up more as a very handy brother; no wonder they've adopted Roger Innes into the family, few other bassists could keep up.

If there is a weak point, then I'm afraid it's Ash's vocals; they're no match for his guitar skills. That said though, Wilson Brothers are high up on me "to see" list.

World's Gone Crazy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptlABZvoqgI
Show Me How To Love You - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9bQG9w8AHo

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...

6,824 (edited by BansheeUK 2022-05-02 11:14:20)

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Ian Siegal - Stone By Stone (2022)

A lovely slice of Americana and for me, Siegal's best album in a long time (Covid not withstanding). There's one track featuring Jimmie Wood & J.J.Holiday, another with the vocal talents of Shemekia Copeland as well as a reunion with Jimbo Mathus, who alkso co-wrote a couple of tracks. The main collaberators, and producers though are Robin Davey & Greta Valenti, former Hoax and husband & wife team behind Beau Gris Gris & The Apocalypse (as well as Well Hung Heart, more in the US).

Almost impossible to pick a favourite, or come to the, the weakest track, this is Siegal at the top of his game, yet sounding very relaxed. Interestingly, each song sees Siegal holding back from his usual trademark tricks that recently have come to overshadow performances. All bar one track are original or co-writes, except for Psycho: written by Leon Payne; so chilling, especially for a 1968 Country number, it's hard to believe the guy wrote for the likes of Jim Reeves: it's a long ways from his biggest hit, I Love You Because.... Nick Cave clones Beats of Bourbon had a good run with this track, but Siegal strips it back and adds more depth.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...

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Robin Trower  - No More Worlds To Conquer  (2022)

By my reckoning, this is Robin's 26th solo album, at the age of 76. And while he's not cutting much in the way of new ground, he's still very much in charge of his style & sound.

Sounding very much in the vein of the 1970s heyday, but with a more laid-back sound overall.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...

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I have listened to some of it, pretty darn good from him as usual

BansheeUK wrote:

Robin Trower  - No More Worlds To Conquer  (2022)

By my reckoning, this is Robin's 26th solo album, at the age of 76. And while he's not cutting much in the way of new ground, he's still very much in charge of his style & sound.

Sounding very much in the vein of the 1970s heyday, but with a more laid-back sound overall.

As corn through a goose, so are the days of our lives

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I have watched this Live from Gatorville maybe 5 or 6 times now, it is a great concert. So I watched it again Sat night, one more for the road yeah ? I cried through most of it, whilst eating an entire pint of Ben & Jerrys Cherry Garcia. I am type 2 diabetic but thought hey to heck with it I'm celebrating Tom's life. Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench are both fantastic here.

This I thought was the best of the evening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aogOR8c8Q4

As corn through a goose, so are the days of our lives

6,828 (edited by Curby 2022-05-02 10:29:26)

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ahsmith33 wrote:

I have watched this Live from Gatorville maybe 5 or 6 times now, it is a great concert. So I watched it again Sat night, one more for the road yeah ? I cried through most of it, whilst eating an entire pint of Ben & Jerrys Cherry Garcia. I am type 2 diabetic but thought hey to heck with it I'm celebrating Tom's life. Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench are both fantastic here.

This I thought was the best of the evening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aogOR8c8Q4


Great song and story.  I've been a fan of Petty since the late 70's.

Was listening to this song recently (one of my fave country songs) and thought it sounded like a song Tom Petty might have written.  Can be enjoyed without B&J's IC btw....

https://youtu.be/D-5GnZYxI4M

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Bonham-Bullick (2022)

The "Bonham" is Deborah, kid sister of John Bonham; the "Bullick" is Peter Bullick, Deborah's Irish born partner & guitarist for 30 years or so, brought out to share the spotlight. The album is essentially a "covers" one, with a wider than usual remit. (And after falling over themselves the other year to magic up an "Internet presence" award, I bet the British Blues lot are kicking themselves for not including a "Covers" album award this time round... (Too late now!)The rest of the band is essentially Paul Roger's Free Spirit; Rich Newman on drums, Ian Rowley on Bass & Gerard C Louis on keys.

So what makes this compilation stand out is the choice of track; it veers away from the "standards" to much more personal selections, making this a much more intimate album and robs the knowing listener of any expectation.. Certainly on 1st playthru Deborah's vocals seem more low-key than usual as they weave round Peter's guitar, but 2nd playthru, turn it up and I promise, the top of your head will spin & flip.

For your money, you get a sparky take on Stephen Stills' Sit Yourself Down as well as a now poignant working of mark Lanegen's Bleeding Muddy Water. And when was the last time you heard Ann Peebles' I'll Get Along? Then there's See You Again by Bernard Fowler, Isaac Hayes' I Had A Dream gets a work out as does Albert King's Can't You See What You're Doing To Me. From 1949, there's Charles Brown's Trouble Blues along side another Ann Peebles recorded number, I Don't Know Why.. Of the rest, the only one that immediately jumped out as familiar was Ron Davies' It Ain't Easy., but that not to say When This World Comes To An End; When It Don't Come Easy; What Did I Do Wrong & The Changeling aren't worthy gems.

Really, really narked now that I didn't wlak into town the other week when they were playimg......

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...

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Rush - Moving Pictures (1982) 40th Anniversary Edition

Always had a bit of a hard job, so far as I was concerned, following the mighty Permanent Waves album and moving Rush further away from the sci-fi epics and leaning more electronica. However, as time has gone on, the album has improved more and more.
The treat though is the accompanying 2 Live discs, the complete 1881 YYZ show, previously unreleased (YYZ is the airport code for Toronto). This is the marriage between the proggy epics like A Farewell To Kings and 2112 and the newer Permanent Waves & Moving Pictures. A hometown gig, and Rush were at the top of their game.
One of those bands I never got to see, we never seemed to be in the same place at the right time, but this is part of a growing catalogue of "wish I'd bloody been there..."

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...

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Frank Zappa presenting his favourite music on Radio 1 back in 1980 https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/frank-zapp … s-sabbath/

6,832 (edited by Lester 2022-05-09 05:44:28)

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BansheeUK wrote:

Rush - Moving Pictures (1982) 40th Anniversary Edition


One of those bands I never got to see, we never seemed to be in the same place at the right time, but this is part of a growing catalogue of "wish I'd bloody been there..."

Me too, I can remember them playing Liverpool (late 70’s - early 80’s) but I was going through my heavy rock stage then and they passed me by.

Lester..

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Xander & The Peace Pirates - Order Out of Chaos  (2022)

The much anticipated sophomore album from the Xanders, no doubt held back due to some of that "chaos" that's currently part of the human condition. Well, whatever your take on Keith Xander's Daoist philosophising, there's no doubt it floats well on their well crafted (ordered?) sea of Soul, Blues & Country. The whole album works very much as a sample of Anglicised West Coast rock, hints of Fleetwood Mac in there.  Only the album closer, Heart Stop appears to buck the trend; Keith getting slightly sleazy....
A good, solid, original album, but in need something to break-out somewhere along the line to make it memorable: Ying will only get you so far, without Yang.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...

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Halestorm - Back from The Dead (2022)

I guess that's a sentiment shared by many bands currently. And Halestorm have come back with an album that'll probably wake the dead; a great mix of Rock/Pop that should put them on the threshold of stadium filling. A powerful collection of original material though it does tend to tail off the further they try to move away from the form. Lizzy Hale is up there with the likes of Joan Jett and Lita Ford as a kick-ass woman-in-rock, but if the new material had been able to push beyond the boundaries they set with Vicious, she should be eclipsing them: time yet I guess, but if Halestorm run to form, expect a covers EP in the meantime.

Still, let's enjoy the noise, Lizzy's fearsome feral howl, Arejay on the drums like a cross between Animal & Thor, Joseph's guitar counterpointing Lizzy and Josh's bass tying the lot together.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...

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This was the first one I listened to, was into other bands at the time. I was blown away with it, hearing it for the first time at my little brothers house no less. I was able to see them only 3 times in following years, one of them was the R30 tour in Atlanta

BansheeUK wrote:

Rush - Moving Pictures (1982) 40th Anniversary Edition

Always had a bit of a hard job, so far as I was concerned, following the mighty Permanent Waves album and moving Rush further away from the sci-fi epics and leaning more electronica. However, as time has gone on, the album has improved more and more.
The treat though is the accompanying 2 Live discs, the complete 1881 YYZ show, previously unreleased (YYZ is the airport code for Toronto). This is the marriage between the proggy epics like A Farewell To Kings and 2112 and the newer Permanent Waves & Moving Pictures. A hometown gig, and Rush were at the top of their game.
One of those bands I never got to see, we never seemed to be in the same place at the right time, but this is part of a growing catalogue of "wish I'd bloody been there..."

As corn through a goose, so are the days of our lives

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this is the new one from Polyphia, their first since sometime in 2019 and their first song ever on nylon guitar strings. I have looked everywhere and cannot find the name of the new release. My son likes them a lot. I think this is pretty good for a band that has played prog/rock for many years, they are out of Plano TX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5NoQg8LdDk

As corn through a goose, so are the days of our lives

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My god-son is currently at Uni in Edinburgh, and like all good students, is spending time frequenting local bars.

His favourite for getting together with his bandmates is The Jazz Bar. I don't know if the beer is cheap, or particularly good, but there's a guy who plays there regularly who is pretty darn good... Aki Remally. See what you think....

Cloudy (AWB) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4WRmYtno-Y
Crosstown Traffic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ3L1J- … rt_radio=1
Manic depression - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae5Agbd2k9Y

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...

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a cool live version of a fave classic tune https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evN6DIG … mp;index=3

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That whole concert is truly amazing, I own it and pull it out every now and then. I think this is the one with Papa Wemba out of Africa ? My fav on it if you could have just one is Steam ............ thanks Jane, this made my morning wakeup at work

Jane H. wrote:

a cool live version of a fave classic tune https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evN6DIG … mp;index=3

As corn through a goose, so are the days of our lives

6,840 (edited by ahsmith33 2022-05-12 09:43:04)

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a bit of trivia that I did not know previously. This is the only Zep song to feature a guest artist on backing vocals. She was Sandy Denny and sadly died at the age of 31. She and Robert are great together on this. She was a folk/rock singer for the group Fairport Convention

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_3yDImIQYU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w4XIpdTXN4&t=27s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Denny

As corn through a goose, so are the days of our lives