Fuck all of the vapid tough guy shit that sleepy-eyed dispassionate folks are putting out! Beyond that it was produced by Colin Marston with logo by Jon Zigtoo? Or, in simpler terms: More guitars, more riffs? Album) or less. Solarcrypt is a solo death metal project from Heredia, Costa Rica-based musician J. Montero who performs the entirety of this debut demo while additionally mixing it.
The distorted bass gives strong texture to the grooves that define each song where we can hear elements of the post- Amebix crust waves as well as early Bolt Thrower in the rhythm section. Upholding the severity of their pace and attack but allowing breaks into full-on riffing atmospheric death metal or castle-haunting blackened death gives texture and theatric excess to a brutal artform.
The idea is totally there, this sounds like a serious project, and the execution is flawlessly professional but the programmed drums occasionally act as cognitive dissonance, machined to sound human and showing Album) loudest when a song calls for a human touch.
Otherwise the songwriting does more than plainly invoke style, their take on gothic doom that kicks up some death metal Hell is yet remarkable. Since In Grief took us to this depressive, gritty world of melodious roars and shoegazing gothic death metal, let Furnace kick the door all the way open. What does melodic death metal mean to you? That is a considerable feat even in terms of logistics and hey, both albums are solid listens.
The clean vocals are a bit more monastic, an appropriately Germanic approach to the early My Dying Bride haunts. This band works on a conceptual level and a few of the doom riffs really hit quite hard but the death metal side of the band feels undernourished and the post-black guitar work is rarely exciting beyond a few theatrical moments. The title track is probably the best song for my own taste, tormented and grand at its apex.
Obvious influences are no crime and, even more importantly, Cidesphere craft a somber and affecting piece of classic melodeath that true fans of the style will enjoy. Don't You Forget About Me 4. Promised You a Miracle 4. Sanctify Yourself 3. Belfast Child 6. Stand by Love 4. Up on the Catwalk 4. Let There Be Love 4. All The Things She Said 4.
Someone, Somewhere In Summertime 4. Waterfront 4. This is one album that perhaps isn't as bad as some of the original fans remember. This was the sound of Simple Minds hitting out for the stadiums. Coming in the same year as U2's big break through with 'War' it was decided to use their producer, Steve Lillywhite, for the new S. This will not go down as one of his better production jobs.
The sound is blurred and the attack blunted. Forbes' bass is all but lost in the mix for much of the time. Speaking of the latter track, the Lou Reed song is givenmore… a pretty character less reading. But there is still Waterfront, an genuinely gripping stadium song, Up on the Catwalk, a capable opening number and the closing Shake of the Ghosts, which takes up where Theme From Great Cities left off.
The track that sounds most like War era U2, The Kick Up Inside of Me, is the track with the best sound, having a bit of kick and passion. This isn't a bad album. It has a decent bunch of songs presented with a reasonable amount of variety.
It is, however, let down by the producer, who has blunted the attack and blurred the sound so that individual instruments were frequently lost in the murk.
It is well worth your pennies, but don't expect genius Up On The Catwalk 4. Speed Your Love To Me 4. East At Easter 3. Street Hassle 5. White Hot Day 4.
The Kick Inside Of Me 4. Shake Off The Ghosts 3. Although most artists who were a success in the 80's never managed to improve on their work in the 90's, this album can truly be classed as a success for Simple Minds.
If you liked the distinctive Simple Minds sound, then this is an album for you. Definately the best album they made in the 90's She's A River 5. Night Music 5. Hypnotised 5. Great Leap Forward 5. And The Band Played On 5. My Life 5. Criminal World 5. This Time 4. Our Favourite Shop is the second Style Council album. The majority of the album's material was released with different sequencing and packaged in an entirely different cover design in the USA as Internationalists by Geffen Records.
Lyrical targets include racism, excessive consumerism, the effects of self-serving governments, the suicide of one of Weller's friends and what the band saw as an exasperating lack of opposition to the status quo. All of this pessimism is countered with an overarching sense of hope and delight that alternatives do actually exist -- if only they can be seen. The contained musical styles are also far-ranging. Soul, rap, jazz and rock stylings all occur on the album.
Homebreakers 5. All Gone Away 2. Come To Milton Keynes 3. Internationalists 3. A Stones Throw Away 2. The Stand Up Comics Instructions 1. Boy Who Cried Wolf 5.
A Man Of Great Promise 2. Down In The Seine 2. Luck 2. With Everything To Lose 3. Our Favourite Shop 2. Walls Come Tumbling Down 3. The Big Boss Groove My Ever Changing Moods The Lodgers Headstart For Happiness When You Call Me Our Favourite Shop With Everything To Lose Homebreakers Shout To The Top Walls Come Tumbling Down Internationalists Tracks 1 and 7 did not appear on the vinyl album.
Its urban contemporary feel was a jolt to listeners who had grown accustomed to the Continental mix of soul, jazz, and European folk styles that the Council had displayed on their previous two albums. Polygram records would eventually issue the album Stateside without its much-maligned International Orange jacket design. Socially Conscious Soul Music pioneer Curtis Mayfield was asked to mix some of the material on the album, which displays hints of being influenced by House Music and the Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis sound.
The initial British pressings of the album were conceived and issued as two 12" EPs in a gatefold sleeve designed by Simon Halfon with ideas from Weller.
Tracks from the album were included in a 37 minute film, Jerusalem, about the band. It Didn't Matter Right To Go Heavens Above Fairy Tales Angel Walking The Night Waiting The Cost Of Loving A Woman's Song As great a guitarist as Carlos Santana is, his choices of songs and sidemen during the past twenty years have been questionable, at best.
The evidence is in this double-disc anthology of his group's Columbia years. CD 1 Jingo 4. Evil Ways 3. Soul Sacrifice 6. Oye Como Va 4. Samba Pa' Ti 4. Everybody's Everything 3. No One To Depend On 5. Toussaint L'Overture 5. Guajira 5. La Fuente Del Ritmo 4.
In A Silent Way 7. Mirage 4. Carnaval 2. Let The Children Play 3. Jugando 2. She's Not There 4. Europa Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile 5. Stormy 4. Well All Right 4. Open Invitation 4.
Aqua Marine 5. All I Ever Wanted 3. Winning 3. Hold On 4. Nowhere To Run 2. Say It Again 3. Veracruz 3. Blues For Salvador 5. The Healer feat. John Lee Hooker 5. Always Another Girl Acuestate Conmigo No No Joe Thank You Mr.
Tiger Baby Blame It On The Music Chains Of Love Get It Up Heart Of Stone Love In A Sleeper Fly Robin Fly Save Me Ooh What A Night Spend The Night With Me You've Got What It Takes Please Don't Change The Chords Son Of A Gun You Turned Me On San Francisco Hustle City In The Sun Fancy Party Land Of Make Believe Wolfchild Hotshot Cafe Au Lait Enhanced Version One Way Ticket Cry To Me Valley Of Dolls Go Johnny Go Raising To My Family Leave A Light If I Loved You Less All Colored In Love Pilot Man Party Party The Night The Music Died Together Forever.
Devil Sent You to Lorado Koochie-Koo Adelita Sorry, I'm a Lady Cara Mia Granada Brutal Deeds - Dislickers - And The War Continues.
(Cassette Light My Fire Somewhere in Paradise Bamba Darling Yes Sir, I Can Boogie. This was to be Man's last studio album for two decades, and with its we ak sales it failed to chart and underpowered material it's easy to s ee why the band called it quits for the time being.
There's some ironythen, in the closing track being "Born with a Future. Perhaps this releases's most nagging overall pro blem is the mix-Phil Ryan's keyboards are high up, while Deke Leonard' s bracing guitar parts are less evident than usual. Although this isn' t always a liability-the lengthy title track lazily wends its way thro ugh some pleasant moog solos and electric piano flourishes-the grittin ess of the band's sound is largely squandered here The Ride an d the View Out of Your Head Love Can Find a Way The Welsh Connection Something Is Happening Car To on Born With a Future One of the finest albums the original quartet produced.
Their second, self titled album captures the musical diversity that Traffic was capable of creating. When the trio fo Winwood-Capaldi-Woods began recording their second album Dave Mason decided to join them in the studio. The resulting tracks were so strong that the members decided to allow Mason to rejoin. Mason provides some of the second album's highlights with his single Feelin' Alright a magical 3 minute portrait of the band's best qualities. That isn't to slight Winwood.
He also in collaboration with Capaldi and Wood wrote some of his finest material for their second album. The band sounds more cohesive if that's possible than on either Mr. Fantasy and their first US album. The inclusion of bonus tracks is always welcome but the UK version of this album was a bit odd.
While it's understandable that Island would want to include as much single and b side material as possible the inclusion of the band's first single on their second album was a bit jarring to say the least. Supervising producer Bill Levenson has reconfigured the UK release to more accurately reflect the band's sound at this time. The sound quality is outstanding.
Levenson's reissue doesn't sound quite as overprocessed as the UK release. The liner notes are informative without overdoing it. Although it isn't mentioned if this is a 24 bit remaster on the cover art the sound quality rivals that of the Uk release but still retains the organic sound of the original vinyl and source tapes. Traffic isn't the band's best album John Barleycorn Must Die still stands as the band's definitive statement but it is the best album recorded by the original quartet.
Here's hoping that Welcome To The Canteen is also remixed to improve the sound quality of the original live tapes shortly. This great UK band is finally getting their due in the digital age You Can All Join In Pearly Queen Don't Be Sad Feelin' Alright Vagabond Virgin Forty Thousand Headmen Cryin' To Be Heard No Time To Live If albums were judged on their hit single yield, "Back To Back" would be one of Quo's best.
There were four in all and the first two, ahead of the album's release, gave no hint of what was to follow. As a whole however "Back To Back" panders more to the plastic pop of the era and suffers from a lightweight production. It's most remembered for the dreaded twee country pop song, "Marguerita Time", a huge hit and three minutes that has nothingmore… in common with what made Quo popular.
The final hit, "Going Down Town Tonight" is a fast, keyboard-dominated number that was almost as perplexing to long-time fans. There are some good moments, such as "Stay The Night", but it's difficult to redeem an album that's had the guts ripped from the sound.
Their rollicking version made me wonder why Quo hadn't already recorded it, but the version here is almost casually weak. The original album is, at just over half an hour, their shortest and the bonus material almost doubles the running time of this reissue. Most of these tracks are merely alternative versions however, including Lancaster's lead vocal of "Ol' Rag Blues".
He apparently wanted to sing his own song but as the public weren't used to hearing him tackle singles, Francis Rossi's vocal was preferred. There are just three different songs: "I Wonder Why" is as bad as anything on the album; "Cadillac Ranch" is rousing, though not as passionate as Bruce Springsteen's original; and there are two versions of Quo's pointless hit cover of Dion's "The Wanderer".
This would be Lancaster's last album. The change in direction seems to have contributed to his decision to drift away, though moving to Australia without persuading the others to follow may have been more significant. Though most subsequent albums are better than this, Quo's more pop-oriented era hasn't gone down as well with long-term fans A Mess Of Blues 3.
Ol' Rag Blues 2. Can't Be Done 3. Too Close To The Ground 3. No Contract 3. Win Or Lose 2. Marguerita Time 3. Your Kind Of Love 3. Stay The Night 3. Going Down Town Tonight 3. The Wanderer Bonus Track 3. I Wonder Why 3.
Ol' Rag Blues Extended Version 4. Jail Bait [Live][bonus track] Silver Shoes 6. Don't Come Back 5. Persephone 7. Hometown 4. Lady Jay 5. The band's tight performance and increasingly ambitious musical experimentation made Back Into the Future the first Man album to chart in the U.
Despite the band's live reputation, the studio album probably holds greater interest for listeners today. The title track is a lyrical evocation of the album's charming cover art -- a staged before-and-after shot of a railway station in its Edwardian prime, and then in modern decrepitude.
The song's wistful glance at the past blurs with dabs of modern psychedelia, and it conveys the post-Sergeant Pepper fascination of British rockers with the costumed grandeur of Empire past. But it is "Ain't Their Fight," with its echoing vocals and windmilling guitar riffs, that stands out as one of the band's most satisfying tracks. Most of the rest of the album is comprised of lengthy instrumentals, but the opening "Never Say Nups to Nepalese" is worth noting for its gloriously crashing crescendo, cheerfully lifted from Pink Floyd's "Echoes.
Nonetheless, the album stands up as a fine artifact of the band's heyday A Night In Dad's Bag Just For You Back Into The Future Don't Go Away Ain't Their Fight Never Say Nups To Nepalese Sospan Fach C'mon Jam Up Jelly Tight This great hippie band featured the voice, guitar, and songwriting skills of former Beau Brummel Sal Valentino. But he was only one voice. This band of Bay Area hipsters had four female singers, and no less that six different lead vocalists on the ten tracks on this album.
The photo on the back cover shows about a dozen people on stage! No wait, it's the cover of Rev. Maybe "Looking For You"! Well like I said they're all great. If you like 70's West Coast hippie music, this is a forgotten gem Looking For You Rainy Day In June Added Attraction Come and See Me Dreaming Man Stroke Stand Bad News Don't Waste My Time Colonel Chicken Fry Brand New Start The album opens with the catchy rocker 'I Can't Take It' featuring a passionate Ham vocal and some soaring guitar.
And then if Side One vinyl had not contained enough class material, the Side finished with 'Without You' which later would be a smash hit for Nilsson Mariah Carey. The original version here of this Ham-Evans song is earthy as Tom put it but quite gripping all the same.
And less syrupy. Side 2 opens with a great country number 'Blodwyn' which the Beatles would probably have asked Ringo to sing. Here Pete sings this thoroughly infectious song with aplomb. Probabaly wisely. A rocker but going through the motions somewhat. Superb vocal from Tom. Album) bonus tracks are interesting and great to have I Can't Take It I Don't Mind Love Me Do Midnight Caller No Matter What Without You Blodwyn Better Days It Had To Be Watford John Believe Me We're For The Dark Get Down Bonus Mean Mean Jemima Bonus Loving You Bonus I'll Be The One Bonus.
Nearly half the songs are still part of their concert listing. They are both performed and sung beautifully in concert. Plus, just take a look at that cover! I won't make that claim here; I am such a fan of this beguiling group that I find it exceedingly difficult to single out just one "best" from such a string of great albums. I will admit this has always been one of my favorites. There is a remarkable, youthful enthusiasm in both the music and the lyrics, and the album is loaded with songs of unique, psychedelic charm.
I don't find "Dr. Livingstone, I Presume" inferior in any way; in fact it's delightful pay no attention to the detractors if you prefer inventiveness over trendiness. The meditative "OM" completes this musical treasure piece in splendid fashion.
The 60s was more than protests and flower power the media has its way of warping and commercializing everything, including history! It was a very revolutionary time for music. The music on this glorious album was highly original back then--still is! Nothing sounded like this before the late 60s. I have a tendency to harp on this: the changes--truly creative changes--that took place in the short span of eight years from to were extraordinary.
That was an amazing time period that produced some amazing works of art. This album is one of them, and I cannot recommend it enough to those who love the stuff Departure Ride My See-Saw Livingstone, I Presume House of Four Doors, Pt. Legend of a Mind Voices in the Sky The Best Way to Travel Visions of Paradise The Actor The Word Om After riding the worldwide pop music charts for over a decade, Manfred Mann created an even larger chapter in rock music history with his Album) Mann's Earth Band.
Created at the height of album rock radio, Manfred Mann's Earth Band landed their first three albums on the charts as they increased their loyal following throughout concert halls in the United States. Originally released in the States with the international hit single "Joybringer" based around Holst's Planets Suitethis album has stood the test of time and is regarded as one of the bands strongest efforts ever. The fans dug it and have gone on to make this album one of their most enduring of the Manfred Mann's Earth Band diverse catalog In The Beginning, Darkness 5.
Pluto The Dog 2. Solar Fire 5. Saturn, Lord Of The Ring 6. Earth, The Circle, Pt. Maybe I was too deep down my Nirvana bootleg rabbit hole. But for whatever reason, I did not grab these. If memory serves, I think one tape was done in an edition of The tunes are varied, with thank-yous that list Ass PonysViolent Femmesand Sonic Youth — and that only gives a tiny snapshot of what you might hear.
Songs like Milk River and Harper Ave are both references to the east side suburbs we all haunted. Without even having the audio to these at hand, the mere mention of the titles brings me back to corduroys, ironic thrift-store t-shirts, bumming rides, secondhand smoke, and the unprovable teenage feeling that something amazing could happen at any moment.
In hindsight, this band was made for me, and I was too busy affecting cool to truly realize it. The players were regular guys from my neighborhood, singing specifically about my surroundings. I was too deep into impenetrable Melvins lyrics to take notice. In the same realm as Dirtsquad was Mad Cow.
I think some of the guys in Mad Cow were a little bit older. Plain and simple, these guys were St. With song titles like Release Me and Die For Livingit may have aged closer to the realm of Silverchairbut the first time I saw them dropped off by my dad at a coffee house across the street from the Macomb County Community College campusit blew my mind wide open.
The band was inarguably good. They had effects pedals. The exuded an attitude. Everything emanating from them pushed me to work that much harder on my own musical endeavors. Or a cat. Everything else on the J-card is literally just Bic pen scribbled text.
An anti-release if there ever was one. Even knowing band member names and high schools has proven fruitless. Supposedly named after a porno flick, these guys were tight and polished in an entirely different way.
Pretty sure they played clubs downtown. They probably even owned a van. Their release Copyright Infringement certainly gave off that impression. Man, the solo on Dirt is bonkers. As the two of them are just drum and bass in tandem, they get the extra punch with the solo — what could only be described as a hard lean on all the keys of a s Farfisa organ.
Just attitude for days.
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