8 April 2021
Boston’s 10-year-old NANDI BUSHELL is a young, confident
and gifted musician who challenged Dave Grohl last year for a
drum contest, which actually happened. Check it out here. She
also went viral on YouTube with covers of Metallica and Rage
Against The Machine.
She’s a big fan of legendary noise rock band Pixies, and
shows it by covering their 1988 cracker Where’s My Mind.
The result is just brilliant. Nandi sounds cool, looks cool, and
moves cool. A Star Is Born!
“I was listening to Bellyache by Billie Ellish and the chorus reminded
me of the Pixies song ‘Where Is My Mind?. They are both awesome songs.”
said the teenager. She got the thumbs up from Pixies mastermind and
frontman Black Francis.
Turn it up, Nandi…
NANDI BUSHELL: Facebook
1. You Love Us by MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Released: 7 May 1991
Score: #16 in the UK
Album: Generation Terrorists
We realised and won’t be mourned
We gonna burn your deathmask uniforms…
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by NIRVANA
Released: May 1991
Score: #6 in the US, #7 in the UK
Here we are now, entertain us…
3. Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
Released: 19 February 1991
Score: #4 in the US, #16 in the UK
Album: Out Of Time
That’s me in the corner
That’s me in the spot-light
Losing my religion…
4. Get The Message by ELECTRONIC (Johnny Marr & Bernard Sumner)
Released: 15 April 1991
Score: #8 in the US and the UK
I’ve counted the nights, living in sin
How can we talk? Look where we’ve been…
5. Planet Of Sound by PIXIES
Released: 28 May 1991
Album: Trompe Le Monde
And when I first touched some ground
They simply told me to leave
This ain’t the planet sound…
Great concert posters…
26 October 2020
Halloween is coming with PIXIES
26 September / 27 September 2020
Five new firecrackers to bang-up your favorite 48 hours…
‘Blind Youth Industrial Park’ by METZ (Toronto)
Another clamorous knockout you need a police permit for to play it when your neighbors are at home. Rumour goes that the Richter scale collapsed when the Canadian three-piece recorded this haymaker. Their new longplayer Atlas Vending hit the streets on 9 October .
‘What Are Friends For?’ by THE SONDER BOMBS (Cleveland, Ohio)
New label for the UK/EU and new single for this rollicking 4-piece. “From the very beginning we knew this was a song that we wanted people to shake their butts too! I was dancing my heart out while tracking vocals for this one and I think that hype energy really came through in the final product” says frontwoman Willow Hawks about the new ripper. She’s definitely right.
It’s steamy, electrifying, swirling, and big fun! Get it now via Big Scary Monsters.
‘Eletric War‘ by OSEES (Rhode Island, US)
Now I’m totally sure. John Dwyer never sleeps, he’s a 24/7 music-making maniac. Last week Osees‘ new LP Protean Threat came out and Dwyer already drops a new red-hot-blooded jackhammer from an upcoming EP. The man says: “People need some tunes right now and I think the artists community is making a good run of it. So much great shit is seeing light right now.” Thank you, John!
‘Hear Me Out’ by PIXIES
“All I’m trying to say is it’s alright” sings bassist Kim Deal, oh sorry… Paz Lenchantin. The glimmering guitar-driven pop song is actually from the sessions for their 2019 album ‘Beneath The Eyrie . It will be on a 12″ vinyl single, out October 16, with also a cover of T-Rex’s ‘Mambo Sun‘.
‘Ghosts’ by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
The Boss who turned 71 yesterday and was born to run
still dances in the dark. His new album Letter To You is out on 23rd October.
See/hear you next week, music junkies…
(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)
Black Francis about rules…
13 August 2020
Band: Pixies (Boston, US)
Active: 1986–1993 / 2004–present
Album: Bossanova – the band’s third LP
Released: 13 August 1990 – 30 years ago today
Rolling Stone wrote: “Pixies have left certain of their attention-grabbing college-band
antics behind. Gone, for instance, are the macabre (and often misleading) song titles once favored by singer, songwriter and chief instigator Black Francis. And the Pixies do not ricochet all over the stylistic map, as they did on Doolittle. Bossanova is more of a straight-ahead rock album — by the Pixies’ standards, meaning it’s still safely off the mainstream. Potent and compelling, Bossanova leaves the listener curiously anticipating the Pixies’ next move...”
Key phrase: “We break the rules, but it’s mostly
because we don’t know what the rules are.” – Black Francis
Key tracks/singles: My Velouria / Dig For Fire / Alison
– MY VELOURIA –
– DIG FOR FIRE and ALISON –
PIXIES: Website – Facebook – Twitter
Striking single sleeves…
11 August 2020
Single: Here Comes your Man
Album: Doolittle (1989)
Here comes your video…
(photo: Turn Up The Volume!)
Pixies conductor Black Francis about why he became an artist…