Category Archives: Alternative Rock

SONG OF THE DAY Chelou – Out Of Sight

The word ‘Chelou’ is a French expression used to describe something that is mysterious, weird and unknown.  With that in mind, nothing could be more apt than a name like this for an artist who originally emerged as something of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jubilee Street (inc live performance)

Last night I was fortunate enough to catch a Nick Cave concert, though it was only on TV I hasten to add! It was magic!!….plain and simple! (find this performance at the bottom of this page!!) The concert was part … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Echo & The Bunnymen – Crocodiles (live!!)

I specifically chose to feature a live version of today’s song because it’s so much more crazy, fierce and wired; I mean the album version is great, but this performance just gives it fire!  The rhythm section is insane and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn – Fat City

Cubist Blues is an album I stumbled upon a couple of years ago and I dare say it sounds just as unique now as it did when it was first recorded in 1996! I have to admit that I am … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Birthday Party – Release the Bats

Continuing with this weeks Halloween theme (for this is my most favourite time of year), I have been delving deep into the darkness to source some sinister sounds to spook your soul!  Today’s tomb shaker was performed by The Birthday … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Southern Culture on the Skids – Werewolf

I dare say today’s song would have been far more apt last night, what with it being a big fat full moon, but even in its waning glory a day later, this big, bright hunk of glowing beauty still poses … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Television – Mars

“It was worth waiting fifteen years” (David Fricke of Rolling Stone) After coming together in 1973, New York’s Television  subsequently parted and went their separate ways 5 years later after the release of second album, Adventure.  The reasons for their disbanding a combination … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nick Cave – Ramblin’ Mind

Founding member of The Gun Club, Jeffrey Lee Pierce died in 1996 at the age of only 38.  Years later in 2006 British musician Cypress grove unearthed an old cassette with a label that read “JLP songs.”  Grove soon discovered that this … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Grinderman – Kitchenette (RAK Sessions)

I can never watch and listen to this without a huge grin smeared all over my face, its sooo satisfyingly unhinged and frolicsome.  Nick Cave’s growls and howls are wired, there’s fun in his animated “tippy toe, tippy toe lines whilst … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Television – Little Johnny Jewel (Parts 1 & 2)

Coming together in New York in 1973, Television were an early fixture of CBGB and the 1970’s New York rock scene and are considered by many to be one of the band’s that shaped and influenced the development of punk … Continue reading

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