I Know It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll But It’s… WEEKEND!

31 July / 2 August 2020…

Five new firecrackers to fuel your weekend…

1. ‘We Are Chaos’ by MARILYN MANSON
The God Of Fuck is back with a fitting statement about these surreal times…

2. ‘My Wanderings In The Weary Land’ by THE WATERBOYS
A tense and passion-driven stunner. Mick Scott still delivers notable goods…

3. ‘Dispatches From The Gutter’ by UNIFORM
A schizophrenic highway to hell drone with singer Michael Berdan screaming his lungs out.

4. ‘Police On My Back’ by BILLIE JOE AMSTRONG
Crystal clear ‘Police On My Back‘ cover of 60s hit by British band The Equals.

5. ‘Charlie Patton Highway (Turn it Up, Pt. 1)’ by ROBERT PLANT
Growing old in grand groovin’ style. Previously unreleased track
from upcoming album Band Of Joy Vol 2.

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

I Know It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll But It’s… WEEKEND!

24-26 July 2020

Five firecrackers from the past week to boost your weekend…

1. ‘A Boat To Drown In’ by METZ (Canada)
Storming steamroller turning into a trance-like juggernaut halfway.
New album Atlas Vending out 9 October. Pre-order facilities here.

2. ‘…But I’m Tryin’ Hard’ by SHEHEHE (Athens, Georgia)
Red-hot-blooded and supersonic uppercut. A ball-breaker to gaga to…


3. ‘Forever Starts Now’
by GANG OF FOUR (UK)
Electrifying ripper from new Andy Gill tribute EP Anti Hero

4. ‘Police On My Back’ by BILLIE JOE AMSTRONG (US)
Green Day‘s captain recorded robust version of classic hit by 60s beat band The Equals

5. ‘We Share The Same Stars’ by THE SEA AT MIDNIGHT (Los Angeles)
Dazzling the cure waves driven by twilight guitars, propelled by a relentless drum/bass beat, spiced with sparkling synths and a heart-to-heart vox completing the dark picture

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

BILLIE JOE AMSTRONG Covers 60s Beat Band THE EQUALS – Here’s Their Big Hit ‘POLICE ON MY BACK ‘

19 July 2020

Green Day’s captain BILLIE JOE AMSTRONG is one of the many artists who’s pretty productive during these bizarre isolation days sharing covers of great pop hits from
the past (like The Bangles’ Manic Monday).

Just now he dropped another cover. This time it’s an old cracker called POLICE ON MY BACK by 60s beat band The Equals led by founder Eddy Grant who started a successful solo career years later. It’s obvious why Amstrong picked this particular song, as it is about police intimidation of black people.

Listen here…

The original

GREEN DAY: Facebook

(photo on top: FB Green Day)

GREEN DAY Frontman BILLIE JOE AMSTRONG Covers 60s Band TOMMY JAMES AND THE SHONDELLS…

24 March 2020

With the ongoing corona pandemic, many artists stream music to entertain all of us
during these vital and massive quarantine days. Green Day‘s BILLIE JOE AMSTRONG
is one of them. He recorded a fitting version of sixties band Tommy James & the Shondells hit ‘I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW’.

Amstrong said: ““While we’ve all been in quarantine I’ve been reflecting on the things that matter the most in my life. Family, friends and of course music. I figure if we have to spend
this time in isolation at least we can be alone together.”

Here we go…

The original recording…

(photo on top: Facebook Green Day)