Canadian Force SLEEPSHAKE Explodes With Blazing Slam ‘MEDICINE’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

15 October 2021

Band: SLEEPSHAKE
Who: Hit team from the
West Coast of Canada

New single: MEDICINE

Turn Up The Volume: A blazing rock slam about the desperate
need for stable emotional stimulation
. Blustering guitars, flurried
synths, hot-blooded vocals, a discharging chorus, and somewhere
in the middle a thunder and lighting guitar solo to electrocute all
your mind-destroying demons. Every time you take this medicine,
you’ll get a kick out of it.

If you like British turbo Royal Blood
you’ll go berserk to this cracker too.

Feel the heat here…

SLEEPSHAKE: Facebook

(photo via band)

THE PATTI SMITH GROUP Released ‘RADIO ETHIOPIA’ 45 Years Ago

Back in time

15 October 2021

Artist: PATTI SMITH
This was the first LP labeled as The Patti Smith Group
Active: Patti started her career in 1967 (she’s 74 now)
and produced 11 albums so far, with Banga (2012) as her
latest. She also published multiple books/poems (much
more than LPs).

Anniversary album: RADIO ETHIOPIA
Released: 15 October 1976 – 45 years ago

AllMusic said: “Producer Jack Douglas gave “the Patti Smith Group,” as it was now billed, a hard rock sound… A schizophrenic album in which the many elements that had worked so well together on Horses now seemed jarringly incompatible, with Radio Ethiopia Smith and her band encountered the same development problem the punks would — as they learned their craft and competence set in, they lost some of the unselfconsciousness that had made their music so appealing.” Full review here. Score: 3.5/5.

Turn Up The Volume: It was nearly impossible to match, let alone improve, her debut masterpiece ‘Horses’, so I’m sure ‘Radio Ethiopia’ would have been more appreciated
if it had been her debut. Anyway, it’s still one of her electr-emo-fying best. Genuine passion, genuine heart and soul turmoil.

Highlights: Ask The Angels / Pumping / Distant Fingers / Radio Ethiopia

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PATTI SMITH: All Albums

Australian Singer-Songwriter COURTNEY BARNETT Smiles Real Nice

New sriking strokes

15 October 2021

Arresting Australian singer-songwriter COURTNEY BARNETT releases her
new album Things Take Time, Take Time on 12 November 2021. So far
she made me happy with three tracks (hear them below via Bandcamp)

But before the LP launch, she surprises us with a new, non-album, track
called SMILE REAL NICE. It’s the theme song for an upcoming animated
TV series adaptation of Harriet The Spy, which debuts on Apple TV+ next
month.

Listen and smile…

The three shared tracks
from her upcoming album…


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COURTNEY BARNETT: Facebook

JOHNNY MARR Plans Double Album ‘FEVER DREAMS PTS 1-4’ For February Release

15 October 2021

Artist: JOHNNY MARR
Who: The former musical director
of indie icons The Smiths
Solo albums: 4 (including the new one)

New album: FEVER DREAMS PTS 1-4
Release: 25 February 2022 – more info here

Marr: “There’s a set of influences and a very broad sound that I’ve been
developing – really since getting out of The Smiths until now, and I hear
it in this record. There are so many strands of music in it. We didn’t do
that consciously, but I think I’ve got a vocabulary of sound. And I feel very
satisfied that I’ve been able to harness it.”

A few weeks ago he shared the LP’s first single
Spirit Power And Soul. A high-spirited and
glittery power pop stroke.

Here’s the video…

JOHNNY MARR: Facebook

A Whirlwind Of Fireworks – TOM MORELLO Released New Solo Album ‘THE ATLAS UNDERGROUND FIRE’

15 October 2021

Artist: TOM MORELLO
Who: Amazeballs guitarist from furious crossover rappers
Rage Against The Machine. He also played with Audioslave
and collaborated with about a million other artists.

His motto: “Feed the poor. Fight the power. Rock the fuck out.”

New album: THE ATLAS UNDERGROUND FIRE
His 2nd solo longplayer
Released: 15th October 2021
Order info: here

NME says: “In a genre often resistant to change, the former Rage Against
the Machine shredder has embraced pop, psych and Palestinian techno…
There are subtle nods to what’s come before, but for the most part, this
record sees Morello adapt with the times to create a record on the cutting
edge of a genre often afraid to evolve.”
Full review here. Score: 4/5.

Turn Up the Volume: I like his enflaming and riff-crazy electricity.
I like his humanitarian views and his anti-rock ‘n’ roll star attitude.
And, yes, I like this fireworks album.

Singles: Let’s Get This Party Started / The War Inside / Highway To Hell

– LET’S GET THE PARTY STARTED –
(Featuring: Bring Me The Horizon,)

– THE WAR INSIDE –
(Vocals by Chris Stapleton)

– HIGHWAY TO HELL –
(AC/DC cover / Vocals: The Boss & Eddie Vedder)

Stream full album…

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TOM MORELLO: Facebook

Cool Fab Four Trailer For New BEATLES Documentary

14 October 2021

A new documentary THE BEATLES: GET BACK will be broadcast
exclusively on Disney + in 3 episodes on November 25, 26, and 27.

Content: Over a total of six hours of never-before-seen restored footage,
including the Fab Four’s last live performance, yes, the one on the roof.

“In many respects, Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s remarkable footage captured multiple
storylines. The story of friends and of individuals. It is the story of human frailties
and of a divine partnership. It is a detailed account of the creative process, with
the crafting of iconic songs under pressure, set amid the social climate of early
1969. But it’s not nostalgia – it’s raw, honest, and human. Over six hours, you’ll
get to know The Beatles with an intimacy that you never thought possible.”

Here’s the totally cool trailer

THE BEATLES: Website

Amazing Artwork! THE STONES’ ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CIRCUS 25 Years Ago

The concert film of the star-studded Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus event organized by The Rolling Stones was released on 12 October 1996, 25 years ago today and 28 years – 1968 – after the show took place.

Acts included: The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, Jethro Tull, and The Dirty Mac,
a supergroup with John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell, and Keith Richards.

The live album appeared two days later.

The Dirty Mac performance…