JOHNNY MARR Launched His 4th Solo Album (A Double One) Today – Stream ‘FEVER DREAMS PTS 1-4’ Here

25 February 2022

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
A double one. More info here.
Release: 25 February 2022

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.”

DIY Magazine: “His perfectly serviceable croon is not quite strong enough
to carry it across 16 long tracks. If only he’d given ‘Lightning People’’ to Liam
Gallagher, it might well have been the soundtrack of the summer. Moments
of greatness are plentiful, but ‘Fever Dreams…’ shines brightest when Marr lets
his guitar do the talking.”
Score: 3/5.

Turn Up The Volume: I love Marr‘s guitar virtuosity, I love his human view
of life and society, I love his coolness, I love his critical attitude vs his old Smiths
buddy and right-wing idiot Morrissey and I loved his live concerts I witnessed yet
I need to be honest and say what I said before about his solo work. He always
comes up with some killers, but also too many mediocre songs on his solo LPs.
I’ll make a compilation of all my favorites on his 4 longplayers. Good idea.

Ahead of the album’s launch, Marr shared 8 songs via 2 EPs…

– FEVER DREAMS PT. 1 –

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– FEVER DREAMS PT. 2 –

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Full album on Spotify

JOHNNY MARR: Facebook

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE – Their B-Sides & Rarities Collection Comes Next Week – Hear Track ‘CURSE YOUR FAIL’ Here…

8 January 2022

Band: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
Who: Canadian indie pop/rock collective
Active: Since 1999 / 5 studio albums so far
with Hug Of Thunder (2017) as the most
recent one.

New album: OLD DEAD YOUNG (B​-​Sides & Rarities)
Out: 14 January 2022 – order info here.

“Old Dead Young: B-Sides & Rarities is a career-spanning collection
of B-sides, rarities, and outtakes pulled from 20 years of 7-inches,
compilations, soundtracks, unreleased music, hard-to-find releases.
Despite being a compilation, it has the same cohesion of a meticulously
considered full length album with all the familiar euphoric highs and
meditative lows.”

New track: CURSE YOUR FAIL

Second shared piece (here other track ‘This House Is On Fire’ below) from
the upcoming record featuring Death From Above‘s Sebastien Grainger. The
song only previously available on a split 7″ single with The Sea and Cake in 2009.

Vintage BSS. Indie soul with a melancholic touch.

Enjoy here…

BSS: Facebook

Old Dead Young (B​-​Sides & Rarities) out 14th January – info here


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Coming Soon… New PAUL WELLER Album Feat. BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA And JULES BUCKLEY

21 November 2021

Artist: PAUL WELLER

New album: AN ORCHESTRATED SONGBOOK
Release: 10 December 2021
Order info: here

On 15 May of this year, the imperishable Modfather PAUL WELLER
played a praised performance along with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
and award-winning arranger Jules Buckley. The concert was recorded and
that live registration comes out 10 December.

Taster: English Rose (a track from The Jam‘s
masterpiece LP All Mod Cons)

Tracklist

Andromeda
English Rose
My Ever Changing Moods
On Sunset
Carnation
Glad Times
Broken Stones (Feat. James Morrison)
Gravity
It´s A Very Deep Sea
Bowie
Equanimity
You´re The Best Thing (Feat. Boy George)
Still Glides The Stream
Movin On
Wild Wood (Feat. Celeste)
Rockets
You Do Something To Me
White Horses

PAUL WELLER: Facebook

New Album By NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE In December

14 October 2021

Two years after Colorado work-alcoholic Neil Young & Crazy Horse
have another LP canned called Barn. Out 12 December.

Young: “We are so happy to be back in the barn. A barn built to replicate
the 1850s barn that had collapsed in exactly the same place, high in the
mountains of Colorado.”

You can hear lead-single Song Of Seasons but there’s a condition.

You need to subscribe to his website. Why Neil? Does you’re money-orientated
marketing team wants to build a database with our ID info? Sounds like the usual enterprise technique to sell their products in the end as your subscription form
indicates. Way to go, Neil. Rockin’ in the free world? I don’t think so. Of course, you
just do it or you don’t and countless artists use ordinary sales tricks, but that’s not
an excuse, Mister Young. Although I’m a vivid fan I can’t be bothered to hear the
new song under these circumstances.


Welcome to the Neil Young enterprise…

(Image on top: cover of Young’s ‘Comes A Time’ album)

Coming Soon… DAVE GAHAN AND THE SOULSAVERS With Covers Album

8 October 2021

Band: DAVE GAHAN AND THE SOULSAVERS
Who: Side project of Depeche Mode’s frontman
that produced 2 studio albums so far.

New Album: IMPOSTER – covers LP
Release: 12th November 2021

Gahan: “When I listen to other people’s voices and songs, more importantly,
the way they sing them and interpret the words—I feel at home. I identify with it.
It comforts me more than anything else. There’s not one performer on the record
who I haven’t been moved by. I know we made something special, and I hope other
people feel that and it takes them on a little kind of trip – especially people who
love music and have for years.””

Trailer for the album…

Tracklist

01 The Dark End of the Street (Chips Moman and Dan Penn)
02 Strange Religion (Mark Lanegan)
03 Lilac Wine (James Shelton)
04 I Held My Baby Last Night (Jules Bihari and Elmore James)
05 A Man Needs a Maid (Neil Young)
06 Metal Heart (Cat Power)
07 Shut Me Down (Rowland S. Howard)
08 Where My Love Lies Asleep (Gene Clark)
09 Smile (Charlie Chaplin, John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons)
10 The Desperate Kingdom of Love (PJ Harvey)
11 Not Dark Yet (Bob Dylan)
12 Always on My Mind (John Lee Christopher, Jr., Mark James and Wayne Thompson)

First cut…

Original – Cat Power…

DAVE GAHAN: Website

Coming Soon… THE WHITE STRIPES Live At The Detroit Arts Centre – 2001

5 October 2021

Band: THE WHITE STRIPES (Detroit)
Who: Meg and Jack
Active: 1997–2011 / 6 studio albums

New album: THE WHITE STRIPES LIVE AT THE DETROIT ARTS CENTRE
Release: You need to sign up on the Third Man Records website
before 31st October if you want to buy the LP(s). More info here.

Third Man Records announces new White Stripes stuff: “We’re excited to present Vault Package #50: The White Stripes – Live At The Detroit Institute of Arts. The package, centered around the band’s monumental November 2, 2001 performance in the museum’s iconic Diego Rivera Court, features a 2xLP set on red and white vinyl taken directly from soundboard audio, a pro-shot DVD of the complete performance, unseen images by Detroit photographer Steve Shaw, and a custom gatefold jacket. Aside from being a defining document of the band’s global ascendancy 20 years ago, the performance is noteworthy for breaking the museum’s all-time single-day attendance record.”

The sweaty album trailer

THE WHITE STRIPES: All Albums

RICHARD ASHCROFT – New Album ‘ACOUSTIC HYMNS VOL. 1’ Out 29th OCTOBER

12 September 2021

RICHARD ASHCROFT, who celebrated his 50th birthday yesterday (11th September), announced a new album titled ACOUSTIC HYMNS VOL 1 featuring twelve acoustic versions of classic songs from his career – with The Verve and solo.

First taster: ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ (of course)…

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Tracklist

1. Bittersweet Symphony
2. A Song For The Lovers
3. Sonnet
4. C’mon People (We’re Making It Now)
5. Weeping Willow
6. Lucky Man
7. This Thing Called Life
8. Space & Time
9. Velvet Morning
10. Break The Night With Colour
11. One Day
12. The Drugs Don’t Work

12 September 2021

RICHARD ASHCROFT, who celebrated his 50th birthday yesterday (11th September), announced a new album titled ACOUSTIC HYMNS VOL 1 featuring twelve acoustic versions of classic songs from his career – with The Verve and solo.

First taster: ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ (of course)…

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Tracklist

Coming Soon… New THE KILLERS Album

26 July 2021

Band: THE KILLERS (Las Vegas)
Active: Since 2001, for 20 years now.
7 studio albums (including the new one)

New album: PRESSURE MACHINE
Out: 13 August – order info here

Brandon Flowers
(frontman): “I had a lot of time on my hands.
Before I’d normally be gearing up to tour, all of that time has gone
back into writing more songs. It’s been pretty fruitful.”

2022 Tour

My special Killers memory – Brussels, 2004 – max 100 people in a 150 cap. club