A Celebration Of BIG STAR’s ‘#1 RECORD’ Released 50 Years Ago

27 September 2022

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of BIG STAR‘s debut LP #1 RECORD, members of
R.E.M.
(bassist Mike Mills), The DB’S (frontman Chris Stamey), The Posies (drummer
Jon Auer) and Wilco (guitarist/keyboardist Pat Sansone) along with Big Star‘s original drummer Jody Stephens will play the album in full (plus other Big Star gems) on
a short tour.

Big Star was fronted by the late great Alex Chilton,
who passed away in 2010, only 59.

AllMusic about that debut LP: “The problem with coming in late on an artwork lauded
as ‘influential’ is that you’ve probably encountered the work it influenced first, so its truly innovative qualities are lost. Thus, if you are hearing Big Star’s debut album for the first time decades after its release (as, inevitably, most people must), you may be reminded of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers or R.E.M., who came after — that is, if you don’t think of The Byrds and The Beatles circa 1965. What was remarkable about #1 Record in 1972 was that nobody except Big Star (and maybe Badfinger and The Raspberries) wanted to sound like this — simple, light pop with sweet harmonies and jangly guitars.”
Score: 5/5..

Stream #1 Record here…

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BIG STAR: Bio – Discography

(Image Alex Chilton: cover of his ‘No Sex’ album, 1986)

ROXY MUSIC Celebrate 50th Birthday Of Debut LP With Reunion Tour

26 September 2022


Debut LP released 50 years ago

British iconic glam rockers ROXY MUSIC celebrate the 50 birthday of their
eponymous debut album the band including original members Bryan Ferry,
Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera
and Paul Thompson with shows in the US and
the UK.

7 Sep Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
9 Sep Capitol One Arena, Washington DC
12 Sep Madison Square Garden, New York
15 Sep Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
17 Sep TD Garden, Boston
19 Sep United Center, Chicago
21 Sep Moody Center, Austin
23 Sep American Airlines Center, Dallas
26 Sep Chase Center, San Francisco
28 Sep The Kia Forum, Los Angeles
10 Oct OVO Hydro, Glasgow
12 Oct AO Arena, Manchester
14 Oct The O2, London
Tour trailer

Three classics they should play

– VIRGINIA PLAINE –
Debut single – 1972

– DO THE STRAND –
1973

– LOVE IS THE DRUG –
1975

ROXY MUSIC: Bio – Discography – Instagram

THE LAST WALTZ TOUR 2022

22 September 2022

This epic tour captures the excitement of THE BAND’s historic 1976
Thanksgiving concert at the famed Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.

It was a farewell concert with original members Rick Danko, Levon Helm,
Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel,
and Robbie Robertson. Later they reunited.
(1967–1977, 1983–1999).

Unfortunately, the surviving band members Robbie Robertson and Garth Hudson
can’t participate along with Warren Haynes, Don Was, Jamey Johnson, Kathleen Edwards, Anders Osborne, Dave Malone, John Medeski, Cyril Neville, Terence Higgins, Bob Margolin,
Mark Mulins & The Levee Horns.

Three sublime moments from the original 1977 concert.

– THE BAND –

– BOB DYLAN –

– THE LAST WALTZ –
Theme song

THE LAST WALTZ TOUR: Website

LIVE KICK OF THE DAY – Crowd Goes Bonkers With THE FRATELLIS At Isle Of Wight Fest 2022

One live track a day keeps the doctor away

20 September 2022

Band: THE FRATELLIS
Who: Scottish rockers
Active: 2005–2009, 2012–present

Song: CHELSEA DAGGER
Blockbuster hit single (almost 270 million streams on
Spotify), from their 2006 debut album Costello Music.

Where: Idle Of Wight Festival
When: 16 June 2022

C’mon, all together now…

THE FRATELLIS: Instagram – Facebook

Drop-Dead Gorgeous Garage Rock Amazons THE DARTS Will Get Messy In Europe

19 September 2022

I’m gonna try not to be too euphoric here. Because every time I listen to THE DARTS,
every time I see videos/pics of THE DARTS, and the two times (so far) I saw THE DARTS
live I’m lost/losing a bit of control of myself. A bit goofy for an adult, right? Anyway, it will be fab to see the black-hot-blooded US Amazons back again in Belgium for 2 gigs (2 & 6 October). If you never heard of these drop-dead gorgeous ladies, I’ll tell you why you should discover them. NOW.

They ROCK
They ROLL
They PUNK
They CRAMP(S)
They STEAM
They SWING
They SHAKE
They SWAY
They RULE

And they’re a pure drop-dead gorgeous band.
Was I too euphoric again? Whatever.

– LIVE LIVE LIVE –

(At Seattle KEPX studio, July 2022)

– BLACK WHITE BLACK WHITE BLACK WHITE –

– MESSY MESSY MESSY –

THE DARTS: Facebook – Instagram


One dart down

LIVE KICK OF THE DAY – Sweet LOU In Paris 1974

One live track a day keeps the doctor away

17 September 2022

Artist: LOU REED
(March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013)
Song: SWEET JANE

Reed wrote this classic for the 4th Velvet Underground LP LOADED (1970)

4 years later a smoking live version appeared on his legendary live LP
Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal (best live album ever to my ears) recorded at a
concert in New York the year before.

This live version comes from a 1974 show in Paris (on his Rock ‘n’ Roll album Tour).
A rare rendition with a totally different (long) intro than on the live LP. A pretty weird
jazzy/bluesy one until Reed decides to come up front and start Sweet Jane.

Sweet Lou

From the same tour this, at times, hilarious
interview with Australian journalists.

LOU REED: Bio – Discography

LIVE KICK OF THE DAY – When The FANS Of THE STONE ROSES Want To Be Adored

One live track a day keeps the doctor away

1. The Stone Rosesself-titled album (1989) is
one of the best debuts in modern rock history.

2. The Stone Roses in London in 1994 is one of the best concerts I ever saw.
An awesome buzz from start to finish (even Ian Brown sang in tune).

3. They did some ‘take the money and run‘ tours
between 2012 and 2016. Greedy bastards.

But the fans in Manchester in 2016 didn’t care.
They all wanted to be adored

THE STONE ROSES: History