Category Archives: Rock

SONG OF THE DAY Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Hand of God

“Ultimately, Cave’s message seems to be that only through togetherness and unity in spirit can people rise above the carnage — the depression, the fear, the prejudice, the ugliness — of this grim moment..”.(Rolling Stone) My post tonight isn’t about … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Leong Lau – Flight Of The Phoenix

Sometimes described as the Malaysian Elvis, Leong Lau is the most curious of musical enchanters! Concocting a sound that fused North American and British influences, he also blended his Malaysian heritage into his creations, together with splashes of jazz and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Clem Sacco – The African Cry

Clem Sacco, aka Clement Sacco was an Italian singer born in Cairo, Egypt in 1933. His musical repertoire spanned over an impressive fifty years, but today’s song is the only one I know! This little nugget came to me by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jack White – Eosophobia

Released two days ago, Jack White’s latest offering is invitingly entitled Fear of the Dawn and offers 12 new tracks all of which have been described as being like “no other White record released previously” Though it’s fair to say … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lee Hazelwood – My Autumn’s Done Gone

Lee Hazelwood could be singing about paint drying and he would still bewitch me, such is the magic of his rich baritone voice. He has produced and collaborated with some of the greats, but his own work is every bit … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Timber Timbre – Under Your Spell

Timber Timbre’s music has been described as  “beautifully restrained blues from an alternate universe”, and when trying to describe their swampy, ragged sound, I couldn’t have put it better myself! Fronted by Taylor Kirk, this four-piece have been spinning their … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Primitive Community – Black Narcissus

Toshiaki Yokota was born Tokyo in 1944. Since childhood he had played the flute and by the time he was 17 he was performing on stage as a professional jazz musician. Sometime in the early 1970’s he founded a 12-piece … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Steve King – Long Lonely Road

After ten years spent on the road and in recording studios, singer-guitarist Steve King eventually turned his art to the radio! His broadcasting career started in 1966 when he began working at WJOB radio in Hammond, Indiana and he has … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Les Abranis – Chenar Le Blues

“The Abranis group was born in the imagination of a young 14-year-old teenager in 1964 in France…..” Karim Abranis Les Abranis are a Nigerian rock group from Algeria.  Created in 1967 by singer/bassist, Sid Mohand Tahar, (better known as Karim … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY 75 Dollar Bill – Beni Said

75 Dollar Bill are one of those band’s I’m amazed I’ve never stumbled upon until now!! How have I missed this band, these creators of mesmerising and enchanting dust-driven dreamy sound for what has nearly been a decade since their … Continue reading

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