But Alison Krauss has a way of making anything she's involved with sound pure and ancient; in her company, even Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant sounds like he was to the Southern manor born. It's an album that seems to be taking place both in Mississippi and in some netherworld, both of them irresistible travel destinations. If tonight's CMA Awards have you in the mood for more strum and twang, here's an instant library of country essentials, each of which will catch the ears of skeptics.
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Long Tall Sally Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Down The Line. Hank Williams. The Beach Boys. The Staple Singers. Jerry Lee Lewis.
James Brown. Eddie Cochran. The Beatles. When I was in college I had a choice between an internship studying the river dolphin population in the Amazon, or whale shark behavior off of Belize.
To finally see them and to be able to drop in a microphone and capture the recording was an amazing feeling! Keeping the modular synth working in the rainforest was the biggest technical challenge.
Luckily, the Vice crew were prepared for similar issues with their cameras and audio recorders and had a huge supply of desiccant packets. We ended up having to put them inside my synthesizer and every half hour or so I would need to put them in there to get rid of the accumulated moisture.
Insects were also a problem as they would get stuck in the knobs or crawl into small separations between the panels. I was pulling insects out of there over a year later. Weitz : Dave started writing songs for us to work on together when we were still It was slightly melancholic, slightly dark, so already he was thinking outside the box.
You could imagine that song coming from the same mind. I was down in the dumps most of the time until or so. My perspective on how my brain worked kind of shifted around then and I began to appreciate everything a lot more. Lennox: Josh and I met in 2nd grade and began writing music together when we were around 13 or 14 years old. I know it was a battle for him, so it felt really good to see him nail it. Sleep Cycle feels like a sibling to Merriweather to me. I will add more lists no doubt as time progresses.
A large fossilizes leg bone was found by James Cook on his land in Since then large numbers of fossilized bones and complete skeletons of prehistoric animals have been found in the vicinity. The bones were found around ancient waterholes. As ever, Sad13 weaves timely societal critiques into rushing hooks and whip-smart wordplay that's all still a blast: riffer "WTD" is about climate gentrification and billionaires' consequent desire to colonize the ocean and space.
Recorded with and produced by the legendary Booker T. Jones, it's a collection of deeply personal songs dripped in Booker's signature Memphis sound perfectly blended with Berninger's unmistakable baritone. For Kate Bollinger, knowing how to articulate exactly what she means would take a seemingly unattainable level of communicational prowess. Because of this, her nuanced songwriting gives listeners a framework within which they can project their own experiences.
Though still at the very beginning of his career, Jonathan Something's catalog already displays a skillful musical command, a puckish sense of humor, and a knack for absurdist but pointed send ups that at times make him feel like an indie rock Andy Kaufman. It shouldn't be surprising then that for his third album, the forthcoming Cannibal House Rules due out August 7th on Solitaire Recordings , Jonathan Something has made a sharp left turn and created something that not even the most attentive members of his cult-like fanbase could have predicted.
Ultimate Christmas feature 22 of Peggy Lee's beloved Christmas favorites. Double LP Set. The music of KARMA is a menagerie of musical genres from classical, jazz and pop infused with an electronica vibe. The Marvelous Mrs. Music Releases Category Title List Grid. Quick View. Sonically constructed to capture the feeling of a hip-hop record Kenny Beats even helped with programming on several tracks , the songs double down on the vitriolic sneer and blunt social commentary of their past work.
Active presence and self-acceptance also stand at the core of 'Ultra Mono,' with much of the songwriting done on-the-spot in the recording booth, and the phrase 'I am I' serving as a lyrical and spiritual mantra throughout. Ultimately 'Ultra Mono' is a celebration of community.
The Rolling Stones. In this era of reckoning for American policing, increases of racism fostered by the most incompetent president in modern times, and a global pandemic that has affected all areas of life as we once knew it, voices of dissent in entertainment have become more relevant than ever. Enter Paris , arguably one of the most politically outspoken artists in hip-hop history, with his latest album, Safe Space Invader. Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. Dashboard Confessional Mtv Unplugged 2.
Dashboard Confessional. Roger Eno and Brian Eno. With a range of styles, moods and influences, the album is designed to reflect the arc of energy within the passing of a day, giving the listener a moment to immerse themselves in an oasis of sound and reflection.
In a story that since become punk legend, the Sex Pistols terrorized their label so badly that they were dropped six days after signing the record contract in a publicized ceremony in front of Buckingham Palace. The very limited Australian edition on translucent vinyl is said to only have 50 of its kind — though only a small handful have surfaced over the years.
The song references the assassination of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, but Bono says he could have better fleshed out the lyrics. According to him, the Edge and producer Brian Eno convinced him that keeping the lyrics vague would allow the song to resonate deeper with non-English speakers. Rumor has it that Olivia Newton-John hated the way she looked in the picture printed on the front of the disc so much that she had the record company stop the pressing.
Between 20 and 30 records survived. Jazz fans rejoice! There were between and 1, copies of this record printed in , but a small variation in printing makes one particular version especially valuable. The story goes that famed jazz record label Blue Note ran out of labels when printing the record. In theory, the other version should be worth even more. According to blues legend, Johnson met with the devil at the crossroads between Highway 1 and 8 in Mississippi.
There, Johnson traded his soul for the ability to master the guitar. There were only 15 copies of this record pressed, and the cover of each was hand-painted by Dave Buick, founder of Italy records.
The copies were made for a Detroit record release show for the band in , as the fledgling band was on the incline, destined for stardom. Hopefully, you kept it safe. The record label that handled the release, Tiger Lily, was a tax scam operated by the mob.
The scam worked like this — a large portion of records would be pressed and later written off as unsold. A few of these records made it into the right hands and achieved cult status. The pressing of the record that is particularly valuable, however, is one that features a stencil rendition of the front jacket painted by none other than notoriously elusive street-artist Banksy. There were only of these limited edition hand-spray painted versions made, with several different color variants.
The record label decided to be cautious in the wake of the controversy and political turmoil and ordered the records destroyed. You may remember this record from an episode of Pawn Stars. The price was deemed too steep for the vinyl, which was not in the best shape. One lucky Canadian record collector picked up a copy sans the Warhol artwork-adorned sleeve for 75 cents at a flea market, but this was no ordinary re-pressing. The acetate record ended up being a test pressing that featured early versions of many of the songs — there are only two in existence, and one belongs to former Velvet Underground drummer Moe Tucker.
Gordy ordered the pressings destroyed.Live 2 Travel – Travel 2 Live. Travel is life. Primary Menu. Home; Contact; My Fascination with Lists. I have always had a fascination with lists. Marking things off when completed brings a high level of satisfaction. So much so that if I have a list of tasks to do and do something that is not on the list I will write it on and mark it off.