- Recommend some good tunes
Two of my current favourites, both of which are very good accompaniment on long solo road rides, are Magic Potion by the Black Keys, and Passover by the Black Angels.
Black Keys are like the White Stripes but a bit dirtier, and the Black Angels do some good psycadelic wall of noise droney guitars with some thumping drums and great vocals.Posted 9 years ago
Noted MrNutt, although I’d mentally labelled the JSBX as kinda dad-rock. 🙂
Care to recommend an album?
And if they’re like a caffeinated version of the Black Keys then they should be pretty damn good (although lets not make any comparisons to the Black Keys latest, which is **** lame, stupid over produced nonsense)Posted 9 years ago
Hmm, just picked up “Now I Got Worry”. I suppose you could call the Black Keys ‘decaff’ compared to this, if only because they play more slowly and the lead singer isn’t quite so, um, hyperactive. 🙂
Still think the black Keys edge it for raw, weighty blues tunes, wrenched out of tortured guitars and long nights on the bourbon and cigarettes etc etc…
For a bit of rolling-stones-meets-oasis-meets-a-lot-of-drugs-and-ego, check out the Brian Jonestown Massacre “Take it from the Man”. Lots of people say these guys are over-rated, and they’re probably right, but people never mention this album, which i reckon is by far and away the best they’ve done.Posted 9 years agonickcSubscriber
Son Lux: At War with Walls and Mazes.
The Early Years: All Ones and Zeros
Grouper: Dragging a Dead Deer up a Hill
Bon Iver: Blood Bank
All pretty much non-rock (apart from the early years)
If you like any of those try also Passion Pit : Chunk of Change, their new album is out soon I think, guaranteed you’ll be hearing it all summer, you may as well be ahead of the curve.Posted 9 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Uzual Suspectz – middle aged Manc muso’s – superb, check ’em out on itunes.
Little Feat – . Music that sounds like a snake moves – funkier than James Brown’s wedding reception.Posted 9 years ago
Think Lowell may have had a smoke before these…….and we must NEVER allow those trousers to happen again.andrewMember
+2 for Brian Jonestown Massacre (and for Take It From the Man and also Satanic Majesties Second Request and Give it Back!.
But AN was extremely insulted by Dig: he contends that it was edited to make him look like an asshole and bore little similarity to actual events. I’m inclined to believe him as he’s a nice guy – very chatty on myspace.
Never really took to JSBX – for head-on blues’n’roll you’ve got to walk 47 miles of barbed wire to beat The Gun Club’s “The Fire of Love”; what followed was an evolving sound always heavy with the degenerate South. With a little swagger thrown in Tav Falco’s Panther Burns also mine that vein pretty well. But I digress as I’ve not listened to them in years.
Julian Cope’s monthly ‘Address Druidon’ at Head Heritage usually throws up some interesting stuff (although I can’t support his choice of an imaginary Kiss compilation as album of the month – tho’ I guess it was 1 April and they are beloved by his missus).
The reviews at Terrascope are usually pretty varied and interesting.
My most recent purchase is Æthenor’s “Faking Gold and Murder” but that’s not so much ‘good tunes’ as ‘disturbed Italian movie soundtrack’.
And having said all that, The Earthling Society are well worth checking out for a variety of psych-inspired songs.Posted 9 years ago
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