6,895 (edited by BansheeUK 2022-07-21 09:07:06)

Re: What song are you listening to right now?

Another worthy recommend from Jdog in TX; pretty much in the same school as TMS - meet Bennett Matteo Band A meeting of the voice of Jade Bennett and guitar of Gino Matteo... new album - Shake The Roots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3S83m3q1GE
Death Came Knockin' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzJbZffSicA
Oh Lord - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRZv0ymXl4E&t=7s


PS - if anyone has a good memory, Gino was last mentioned on the Forum back in 2017, and for the elephantine memories, had a thread started back in 2013.... Phew!!!

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

6,896 (edited by BansheeUK 2022-07-23 11:09:07)

Re: What song are you listening to right now?

Jeff Beck / Johnny Depp – 18  (2022)

After seeing the concert last month, it tempered my anticipation of this release, so I’ve given it a few plays before hitting the keys….

Surprisingly. It’s not the dog’s breakfast I had thought it might be; in fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s one of Beck’s better platters in recent years. Going back at least to You Had It Coming and Jeff, when he was in a relatively prolific phase.

That’s not to say that all is good; the cover of The Everly’s Let It Be Me, with Depp’s vocals should be regarded as a misdemeanour, if not full-on criminal offence: why didn’t they just make it an instrumental?  And one of only 2 non-covers [of the 13 tracks] Sad Motherfudgin’* Parade with its droning chant of "deep down motherfudger*" is frankly just puerile….

So, the dross out the way. Depp does pull of a surprisingly competent falsetto on The Miracles’ Ooo Baby Baby and a fitting growl on an Industrial take of Killing Joke’s Death & Resurrection Show; and , have to say it, good work done on the Dennis Wilson cover, Time (from his only solo album, 1977’s  Pacific Ocean Blue). However, its more the actor than singer behind Velvet Underground’s Venus In Furs, yet it’s still a highlight, as is a working of John Lennon’s Isolation. However, I can’t find the same enthusiasm for Janis Ian’s Stars though it is lifted by beck and Robert Adam Stevenson’s keys; or Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On. That then leaves the only other new track, This Is a Song For Heddy Lamarr, which to be honest, is quite good.

Where Mr Depp’s vocals aren’t required, it’s good to hear jeff Beck doing what he does best, Davey Spillane’s Midnight Walker is a melting gem, especially with Vanessa Freebairn’s cello giving haunting backing. And Brian Wilson's Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) as well as Caroline, No; both from Pet Sounds is as good as anything JB did in the 1970s.

In summery then, far better than the Johnny Depp Show tour led us to expect.

Venus In Furs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLxzlQBgGXY


* word substitution, they system won't allow the proper title, but you can all guess...

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Re: What song are you listening to right now?

One of my fav groups from the 70s that were close to home. Some really great lead guitar here, he manages to fit in not two but three solos in a 5 minute song. This of course is a cover of Dennis Yost and the Classics IV. You might remember them also for a song called Champagne Jam

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

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

Re: What song are you listening to right now?

You might also remember this guy from the 70s, he is 69 now and still rocking as far as I know

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDTknjRoh4o

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

Re: What song are you listening to right now?

New from Ed Roland and Collective Soul. I think they said the Release date would be 8/12. I have been a big fan for many years now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9cA49OAnO4

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

Re: What song are you listening to right now?

Okay - I'd like to introduce you all to a band, Coral Snake who hail from my former neighbourhood in County Durham. I met lead singer/guitarist Jamie Farrell at an acoustic gig, pre-Covid and liked the cut of his jib and kept an eye out.

Since then, he's rounded out into a 70s/80s classic rock based three-piece that are making good sounds and in-roads into the scene, now that things are heading toward normality and have supported the likes of Phil Campbell (former Motorhead) and Kris Barras. They have just released their debut "physical" EP, Sever Ties and managed, despite Covid to release a few singles...

Waiting In Line - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVpzqgSUT5E&t=3s
Pierce The Heart - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5i_5l4cS2M&t=2s
Slow Motion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJxzpw2Ypbo
Web of Lies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DZ14Py_sKo

Enjoy...

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Yeah, these guys are pretty good.  Reminds me of people thinking Buddy Holly was black when he played at the Apollo Theater in Harlem in the late 50's. 
Their first album was produced at Fame Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  The singer reminds me of a good friend who recently passed and you gotta love those gold shoes.
Good stuff compliments of my Alabama buddy Tres.

https://youtu.be/6vpXX5BjltM

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Re: What song are you listening to right now?

Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown have a new CD coming out next month titled Shake the Roots. Announcement made late last week that they are now controlling their own destiny through their new record label Rattle Shake Records.

First single has been released - Ain't None Watered Down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StHsvR1tvGs

I am totally committed to this band right now. Saw two shows over the weekend and they were fantastic. High energy, fun and the music is out of this world. These boys are so talented. Each one of them in total command of his instrument and excellent vocals, too!

LIVE MUSIC IS BEST

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Men with Broken Hearts · Darrell Scott  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWaN_R65kOU

6,904 (edited by Curby 2022-08-23 22:07:37)

Re: What song are you listening to right now?

Been listening to old Allman Brothers tonight; "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed."  Early 70's bands.

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Re: What song are you listening to right now?

I got a good deal on Tedeschi Trucks Band's "I Am The Moon" Volumes 2 & 3, and I've been listening to them nonstop. Absolutely incredible albums.  I've been streaming 1 & 4 as well and need to pick those up at some point.

Re: What song are you listening to right now?

Jack J Hutchinson - What doesn't Kill You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_mepKkI-s4

Track taken from Jack's The Hammer Falls album, remixed by a certain Mr Shirley...

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Re: What song are you listening to right now?

I have a ton of this guy's music and like it a lot, but this live version from a 2007 album is outstanding.  Some songs just reach out and grab your heartstrings and man this is a doozy.


https://youtu.be/7iILVlxOPWM

Re: What song are you listening to right now?

Curby wrote:

I have a ton of this guy's music and like it a lot, but this live version from a 2007 album is outstanding.  Some songs just reach out and grab your heartstrings and man this is a doozy.


https://youtu.be/7iILVlxOPWM

Thought they'd dropped off the radar; must be 5 or 6 years since last seen in the UK... One of those bands still on my "to see" list

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Re: What song are you listening to right now?

Bernie Marsden - Trios (2022)

The third release in Bernie's "Inspirations" series of album, so is the title any coincidence? Don't know; don't care, the only fact being that once again, Bernie serves up a set of tracks from the likes of Mountain, Cream, Taste; Jimi Hendrix Experience and Beck, Bogert & Appice that are more than just mere covers, these have a reverence.

There's also slices of Rick Derringer (Rock & Roll Hoochie Coo, James Gang (Funk #49); Robin Trower (Too Rolling Stoned); Peter green (Driftin' Blues) as well as touching back into his own history with Cozy Powell's Hammer (Na,Na,Na).

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

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Beth Hart "Sugar Shack" live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQhvsUktzM8

Re: What song are you listening to right now?

The Teskey Brothers - Half Mile Harvest (2018)
                                     Run Home Slow (2019)

Brothers Landreth, Osbourne Brothers, Wilson Brothers, Cinelli Brothers; seems these days my CD buying is dominated by bands of siblings (and no, I'm not forgetting The Mentulls' Pipe brothers). And now, from Australia come The Teskey Brothers, Josh on lead vocals and Sam on lead guitar [Liam Gough on drums and Brendon Love on bass]: not a discovery of mine but one from Curby, back when these were new releases. I know but it sometimes takes a while to get affordable CDs from Australia. Once again, he's come up trumps with a selection of fine "blue-eyed soul" as both albums drip with Muscle Shoals horns but the Australians doing their own thing, these are a little more restrained that other picks. At times, you do hope that Josh would unleash the great voice he has as it would easily push toward the Paul Rodgers. I can't really pick the outstanding track between both albums, where they may lean toward the understated it plays well to a haunting sort of quality; however, being picky, I feel on the debut album does have an overlong playout; the song itself runs 5 minutes, then there's a 2 minute breakdown, then another 4 minutes before fading out...

Despite the albums now being 3 years old, there are 2 further, "Live" releases Live At The Forum (2019) & So Caught Up [Live at Hamer Hall] (2020); hopefully something new to follow, soon.

Pain & Misery - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBFZNVxG86o&t=1s
Let Me Let You Down - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meI2mkSEYs8

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Re: What song are you listening to right now?

Laurence Jones - Destination Unknown (2022)

Well, here we are, Laurence's new label debut for Marshall Records (as in Marshall Amps btw), and certainly the guitar playing live's up to the deal, as well as all the other instruments in this 1st recording for the new line-up. Well, new isn't exactly right, Bennett Holland remains on keys, as Laurence's right-hand man but it is first studio outing with drummer Samuel Jenkins as well as my ol' mate from VATA, Mr Jack Alexander Timmis on bass. Together, they make quite a unit and collectively & individually, they've contributed to all the songs on the album, as well as Laurence' fiancé c Amy hipping in on a number.

Destination Unknown? Well it is a departure from the Blues on which Laurence cut his teeth a decade ago; while contemporaries like Kris Barras and Jack J Hutchison have moved to markedly heavier sounds, Laurence too has "beefed-up" but only as far as AOR; think in the lines of Night Ranger. No fault with that, and while the new songs are crisp and punchy, he needs a "Sister Christian" since "Thunder In The Sky", great as it is, is getting a bit flabby. Still, Unknown as the destination may be, it's the journey that's been the fun, and Laurence has a good few miles in him yet.

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