3 Albums Released 15 Years Ago – RHCP – BEIRUT – SCOTT WALKER

Back in time…

10 May 2021

Band: BEIRUT (US)
Album: GULAG ORKESTAR – debut LP
Released: 9 May 2006 – 15 years ago

AllMusic: “Ignore the clunky lyrics — easy enough to do since Condon is an
unexpectedly appealing singer with a rich, mellifluous voice that, no kidding,
recalls the great bel canto crooners of the pre-rock era (along with a little
Nick Cave) — and Gulag Orkestar is an infinitely more appealing album.”

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BEIRUT: Facebook

Artist: SCOTT WALKER (US/UK)
Album: THE DRIFT – 13th solo LP
Released: 8 May 2006 – 15 years ago

“The sound and subject matter for the album is unrelentingly dark
and unsettling, often juxtaposing quiet sections with sudden loud
noise to induce discomfort in the listener. Subjects include torture,
disease, 9/11, Elvis Presley (and his stillborn twin brother Jesse Garon
Presley), and the Srebrenica massacre.”

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SCOTT WALKER: Facebook

Band: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (US)
Album: STADIUM ARCADIUM – 9th LP ( a double one)
Released: 9 May 2006 – 15 years ago

Los Angeles Times wrote: “They’ve never sounded this good as musicians.
The use of analog tape lends a raw, organic touch to the whole album and
the Chili Peppers come off more assured and confident than they ever did
back when they made a career out of bragging.”

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RHCP: Facebook

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Released Their Splendid ‘CALIFORNICATION’ LP Twenty Years Ago…

8 June 2019

Today 20 years ago, on 8 June 1999, Los Angeles’ veteran rockers RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS released their highly acclaimed ninth studio LP ‘CALIFORNICATION’. The
record was produced by Rick Rubin and with guitarist John Frusciante back on
board. It was a major triumph selling more than 15 million copies worldwide.

Rolling Stone wrote: “They’ve settled down and written a whole album’s worth of tunes
that tickle the ear, romance the booty, swell the heart, moisten the tear ducts and dilate
the third eye. All this inside of song forms and production that reveal sublime new facets
upon each hearing…”
Full review here.

Here’s a steamy live version of Turn Up The Volume‘s favorite cut ‘GET ON TOP‘…

Album in full…

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS: Facebook


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