ELEPHANT STONE Goes Ambient On Upcoming ‘REMIX OF FOOLS’ EP – Here’s A Dancey Taster…

Weekly fuel to soundtrack your favorite 48 hours…

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Canadian psych rock trio ELEPHANT STONE, led by Indian roots vibes inspired frontman
Rishi Dhir will release a remix EP of their latest album Ship Of Fools  featuring members
of Young Galaxy, TOY, Caribou, Tahiti 80 and more. A press statement explains more about
the experimental project: “The renditions found on ‘Remix of Fools’ intensify the moments of infectious rhythm, highlight the swirling atmospherics, amplify the hidden hooks, and take the songs into unexpected and uncharted territory.” More details on the EP here on Bandcamp.

And here’s a dancey taster. THE DEVIL’S SHELTER remix by Montreal band Young Galaxy. Move your furniture, get your dancing shoes and go high on this mind-pleasing trip…

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ELEPHANT STONE: Website – Facebook – Bio


Ship of elephant stones…

PLASTIC ONO BAND – Way Back In 1969 The Political World Didn’t Listen And Still Doesn’t Today…

Give Peace A Chance by PLASTIC ONO BAND

I guess only half of the world is really caring (I hope it’s even that much) about giving peace a chance and I’m 100% convinced that the current evil political leaders – led
by the incredibly incompetent white supremacy commander-in-chief Trump closely followed by Putin, Kim Jong-un, May, Erdogan and ALL terrorists worldwide… –
don’t even know the song. And if they do they don’t listen. Not then, not now. Famous supporters of peace were even regarded dangerous in the land of opportunities and freedom. When John Lennon received his green card in July 1976, it was a hard-fought victory over the U.S. government. Several years earlier, he had been under surveillance from the FBI and the government had tried to deport him because of his political activism. Over the years, the FBI gathered nearly 300 pages of information on Lennon.” War makes money, peace doesn’t. In the long-term it will destroy this beautiful planet. Until then I’ll play this song on repeat, it makes me feel human and happy. Thanks John & Yoko

Ev’rybody’s talking about
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism
This-ism, that-ism, is-m, is-m, is-m
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance
C’mon
Ev’rybody’s talking about Ministers
Sinisters, Banisters and canisters
Bishops and Fishops and Rabbis and Pop eyes
And bye bye, bye byes
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance
Let me tell you now
Ev’rybody’s talking about
Revolution, evolution, masturbation
Flagellation, regulation, integrations
Meditations, United Nations
Congratulations
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance
Ev’rybody’s talking about
John and Yoko, Timmy Leary, Rosemary
Tommy Smothers, Bobby Dylan, Tommy Cooper
Derek Taylor, Norman Mailer
Alan Ginsberg, Hare Krishna
Hare, Hare Krishna
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance


Just try it once for a change, rulers of the world, you never know…

SLEATER-KINNEY – Fifteen Years Ago Ago… ONE BEAT

Remembering great moments in sonic history…

Band: SLEATER-KINNEY (Olympia, Washington, US)
Album: ONE BEAT – their sixth LP
Released: 20 August 2002 – 15 years ago…
Reviews: by Pitchfork and All Music
Quote: as NME‘s Victoria Segal said brilliantly: “Few bands could explore motherhood and terrorism without making you want to shoot them: Corin Tucker’s electric-shock voice and the adrenalin guitars make them essential pop topics…”
Essential lyrics: from Combat Rock, highly relevant again: “Where is the questioning / Where is the protest song? / Since when is skepticism un-American? / The good old boys are back on top again / And if we let them lead us blindly / The past becomes the future once again”
My Three Top Tracks: Light Rail Coyote / One Beat / Combat Rock

LIGHT RAIL COYOTEstraight in your face

ONE BEAT – “a sonic push for energy“…

COMBAT ROCK America going the wrong way again

Full album …

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SLEATER-KINNEY: Website – Facebook – Discography


Back again with more crushing beats…

JUJU – Psychedelic Cruise With New Adventurous Track… ‘And Play A Game’

Vibes that thrill us in a way we want to scream out loud…

Artist: JUJU
Who: the one man project of Sicilian multi-instrumentalist Gioele Valenti (Lay Llamas, Herself). Following his highly praised 2016 debut Valenti has signed to Fuzz Club for his second LP ‘Our Mother Was A Plant’ – out 22 September. The new record “is a continuation of JuJu’s ritualistic sonic exploration into the cultural implications of the current refugee crisis, humanities increasingly strained relationship with Mother Earth and neo-pagan mythology…
First track: AND PLAY A GAME
Score: here’s an adventurous journey through the past, the present & the future
of mind-expanding kraut-rock-eurhythmics injected with afro beats and psychedelic
mantras. Mysterious, enthralling and multi-instrumental-colored. Join the pulsating
excursion and discover all sonic layers…

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JUJU: Facebook
FUZZ CLUB: details LP ‘Our Mother Was A Plant’

Anniversary Albums – SUBSTANCE by NEW ORDER – Thirty Years Ago Today…

Remembering great moments in sonic history…

Band: NEW ORDER
Album: SUBSTANCE 1987 – compilation CD by the Manchester legends with all the singles (the 12″ versions) at that point plus the respective B-sides. It also features the non-album hit single ‘True Faith‘ and its B-side ‘1963‘…
Released: 17 August 1987 – thirty years ago today…
Review: BBC Music wrote at the time: “In 1987 there were two records that stood head
and shoulders above the pack: ‘Substance’ by New Order and ‘Sign Of The Times’ by Prince.
Two double albums that defined the state of transatlantic dance music before E fully took sway and beats went forever baggy…
” !!! What can I say, I totally agree !!!
My Top Three Tracks: Temptation / Everything’s Gone Green / True Faith

TEMPTATION – magical, just magical and catchy as bloody hell…

EVERYTHING’S GONE GREEN – last collaboration with the late, genial Martin Hannett

TRUE FAITHNew Dance Order, not really Hooky‘s choice…

Full tracklist (CD edition)…
Side 1: Ceremony / Everything’s Gone Green / Temptation / Blue Monday / Confusion / Thieves Like Us / The Perfect Kiss / Sub-Culture / Shellshock / State of the Nation / Bizarre Love / Bizarre Love Triangle / True Faith
Side 2: In a Lonely Place / Procession / Cries and Whispers” (incorrectly labeled as ‘Mesh’) / Hurt / The Beach / Confused Instrumental / Lonesome Tonight / Murder / Thieves Like Us (instrumental) / Kiss of Death / Shame of the Nation / 1963


So happy togetherback then


My first NO gig…
Brussels 15 May 1981.
Before their debut LP!


See you again this Saturday, Mister Hook, at W-Festival


Peter Hook & The Light – Leuven, Belgium – 26 January 2017…

17 August 2017

I, LUDICROUS – Legendary Outsiders Back With Brand New Repititive Drone And… ‘IT’S ALL FREE’

17 August 2017

Band: I, LUDICROUS (Brixton, London, UK)
Who: legendary post punk outsiders who never had been drugged, nor licked,
nor hit by genial wacko Mark E Smith. Oh, yeah they love each other. Full bio here
Track: IT’S ALL FREE – single from new LP ‘Songs From The Sides Of Lorries‘ – out
18 August via Cherry Red Records
Score: it’s nasty, it’s groovy, it’s shaky, it’s droney, it’s mental, it’s here and it’s all free…

I, LUDICROUS: Facebook – Twitter – Discography


You bastards!…

ELVIS PRESLEY – The One And Only Rock & Roll King Passed Away Forty Years Ago Today…

Elvis Aaron Presley: January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977


Highly relevant quote, again, today…

What other famous people experienced The King

JOHN LENNON: “Before Elvis, there was nothing. nothing really affected me until
I heard Elvis. No Beatles without Elvis

MICK JAGGER: “He was a unique artist – an original in an area of imitators. No-one
is his equal, or ever will be. He was, and is supreme.

PHIL SPECTOR: “You have no idea how great he is, really you don’t. You have no comprehension – it’s absolutely impossible. I can’t tell you why he’s so great,
but he is. He’s sensational.”

DAVID BOWIE:: ‘Elvis was a major hero of mine. I was probably stupid enough to
believe that having the same birthday as him actually meant something.’

BB KING: “I remember Elvis as a young man hanging around the Sun Studios. Even then,
I knew this kid had a tremendous talent. He was a dynamic young boy. His phraseology,
his way of looking at a song, was as unique as Sinatra’s. I was a tremendous fan, and
had Elvis lived, there would have been no end to his inventiveness.”

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: “There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders.
And there have been contenders. But there is only one king. It was like he came along and whispered some dream in everybody’s ear, and somehow we all dreamed it.”

MICK FLEETWOOD: “I learned music listening to Elvis’ records. His measurable effect on culture and music was even greater in England than in the States.”

DAVID LYNCH: “It was THE beginning of rock ‘n’ roll.”

ROGER DALTREY (The Who): “I have always wanted to be like Elvis, a rock ‘n’ roll star,
but I couldn’t sing so I joined a mod band instead.”

BOD DYLAN: “The highlight of my career. That’s easy. Elvis recording one of my songs…’

I’m gonna just express my thoughts on Elvis with three of
his performances (hard choice to make) that inspired me the most…

HEARTBREAK HOTEL

ALL SHOOK UP

IN THE GHETTO

ELVIS PRESLEY: Biography – Discography

(All pics (c) Elvis Memphis Presley)

DAVID BOWIE – Unfortunately This Is Old Racist America Back Again…

‘This Is Not America’ by DAVID BOWIE & THE PAT METHENY GROUP

THIS IS NOT AMERICA is a song performed by DAVID BOWIE & THE PAT METHENY GROUP on the soundtrack of the 1985 movie The Falcon And The Snowman and released as a single in February 1985, 32 years ago, but symbolically, utterly and scarily relevant back today. Thanks to the support of the most idiotic, racist & sexist POTUS in America’s history ever, white supremacist trash like the KKK, Neo Nazi‘s and other related scum roar their ugly head without shame nor fear. The ‘Me, Myself and I‘ president of the United States MADE RACISM FASHIONABLE AGAIN. As a natural-born narcissistic who actually doesn’t care about his country at all, on the contrary, he’s only busy to divide his nation dramatically. Here’s, unfortunately, old racist America again…

This is not America
Shalalalala

A little piece of you,
The little piece in me,
Will die
(this is not a miracle)
For this is not America

Blossom fails to bloom this season,
Promise not to stare,
Too long
(this is not America)
For this is not the miracle

There was a time,
A storm that blew, so pure
For this could be the biggest sky
And I could have the faintest idea

For this is not America

Shalalalala
Shalalalala
Shalalalala

This is not America (No)
This is not
Shalalalala

Snowman melting from the inside
Falcon spirals to,
The ground
(this could be the biggest sky)
So bloody red, tomorrow’s clouds

A little piece of you,
The little piece in me
Will die
(this could be a miracle)
For this is not America

There was a time,
A wind that blew, so young
For this could be the biggest sky
And I could have the faintest idea

For this is not America

Shalalalala
Shalalalala
Shalalalala

This is not America (No)
This is not,
Shalalalala
This is not America (No)
This is not,
Shalalalala
This is not America (No)
This is not,
Shalalalala


No and no… NEVER!