Thank you to the one listener who pointed out that one of my links last week was incorrect. I assume either the rest of you didn't listen, didn't care or assumed that it was some kind of trick on my behalf to make you search for tunes yourselves. Or maybe you just liked the double dose of Kraftwerk.
Sonny Boy Williamson - Keep It To Yourself - https://youtu.be/GtRxJDb3vlw
Wishbone Ash have been playing music since before I was born. Here's a rather fantastic track from their most recent outing in 2014. Why this track? I just like the guitars and the double tracked vocals. It sort of reminds me of a prog version of Steeleye Span.
Wishbone Ash - Take It Back - https://youtu.be/BmV6q40Q3cg
Steeleye Span are good fun...I always like the folk music with rock guitar thing that they do. Nice Telecaster....
Steeleye Span - All Around My Hat - https://youtu.be/QUw59M8dTBg
Years ago DJ SAB introduced me to a band called KMFDM. They've been around since 1984 playing their brand of industrial electro rock. I imagine Trent Reznor would've been influenced by this kind of stuff when he came up with Nine Inch Nails. Little did I know that KMFDM are still kicking around. Here's a fairly recent live track showcasing an energetic and very tight live show.
KMFDM - Light - https://youtu.be/WR2A44oHiJM
I'm flabbergasted that the Australian Government thinks it's OK to send small children and babies back into detention in Nauru. That's not to mention the 5 year old alleged rape victim who is also to be returned...and his attacker is still there. How can this be right? And why is it that both of our major political parties are sanctioning it either by their actions or their silence. Music can't change the World but it can inspire people who can protest, write letters, engage with politicians and of course vote. "Wearing badges is not enough on days like these..."
Billy Bragg - Distant Shore - https://youtu.be/Omzy-mzQS_M
Some bands and songs are like a guilty secret. Their credibility is questionable and the cheesy lyrics sometimes make you wince. However, there's something about a feelgood tune that seems totally designed for playing in the car. Road songs. They're the ones you sing along with and imagine you're the star of the show. Until you're caught at the traffic lights with your window down! Bryan Adams released an album in 1991 called "Waking Up The Neighbours". It sold 16 million copies and I had one on tape. It's very definitely a party album. Rock on.
Bryan Adams - There Will Never Be Another Tonight - https://youtu.be/l5N6dupJ2Ko
Bryan Adams - House Arrest - https://youtu.be/g7wgPdn6HZQ
Lately I've had a little bit of time to myself in front of the TV and I've been on a bit of a kick watching some westerns. I don't like horses or dust much in real life but there's nothing like a stagecoach, ten gallon hat and a drawl! "3:10 to Yuma" (the remake) was pretty good. I'm reminded though that I need to seek out some older stuff.
Thin Lizzy - Cowboy Song - https://youtu.be/jpBTgmPgFxs
Two weeks now until Zoë heads off to university. The house will surely be quieter....and tidier ha ha!
Have a great weekend. I've got an epic cycle to be getting on with as well as some quality time napping and reading. It's a good life for now.