Category Archives: Rock

SONG OF THE DAY Night Beats – Drowning in the Nile

Seattle’s purveyors of all things psychedelic create some of the finest, heavy doses of mind-bending hazy, crazy garage-nostalgia this side of the 60’s!  Coupled with hefty measures of heavy blues and r&b, the Night Beats erupt and consume everything with … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chuck Berry – The Downbound Train

The Downbound train was originally released in December 1955 as the B Side of Chuck Berry’s No Money Down. Driven by a relentless, fast locomotive tempo, the song hurls you onto the scorched carriage of a “train rushed on at a terrible … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Billy Childish & The Chatham Singers – I Believe

For his 2005 album, Heavens Journey, Billy Childish was joined by Wolf Howard and his wife Julie on backing vocals and bass guitar.  The Chatham Singers is another outlet for Childish’s blues work and although Billy had been playing and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mourning [A] BLKstar – Anti Anthem

 “The Garner Poems” are modern-day spirituals of reverence and despair that serve as both a force of light and a schematic for hope, survival, and independence.” Mourning [A] BLKstar are an impressive collective of musicians from Cleveland that came together … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tim Buckley – Cafe

Out of all Tim Buckley’s colourful albums I think that his 1969 Blue Afternoon is one of my favourites.  Yesterday I featured The River (stunning track) and have since spent most of the day listening the rest of the record, because once … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Clayhill – The River

This song is a such a beauty and I’ve loved it for many years.  It’s gentle flow cleanses even my most troubled of mindsets and I’ll never know a day when it ceases to still my ever-stirring, endlessly whirring mind. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Damned ~ These Hands

Any song that starts with the line, ‘these are the hands of a demented circus clown’ will fit perfectly into the LP’s haunted, howling Halloween playlist!  The Damned have secured their position in this chilling collection of spooky sounds with their 1979 … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Don Curtis – Man of Dakota

I’ve just caught this song on a radio show, but there was no track listing so I’ve been trying to work out what is was by the lyrics..I’m not even going to tell you how I translated the line ‘Man of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nina Simone – Thandewye

Not one of Nina Simone’s more upbeat tracks it’s fair to say, but a song that is intensely captivating and definitely one to sit down and ponder over.. Thandewye Spiritual appears on Nina Simone’s 1982 Fodder on My Wings, a record she … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Gun Club – Mother of the Earth

The warbling quiver of Jeffrey-Lee Pierce’s vocals and the melancholic howls of wispy guitars gives Mother of the Earth a haunting sound, and if you’re not already absorbed in a swirl of sadness by the intro alone, then the opening … Continue reading

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