Monthly Archives: February 2013

Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic / 2013

We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic

We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is the second full-length album by Californian experimental rock duo Foxygen. The album was released on January 22, 2013[7]. The album’s release was preceded by the release of the single “Shuggie” on October 4, 2012[8], as well as the album’s second single “San Francisco”, which was released January 9, 2013. “No Destruction” was also named as Best New Track by Pitchfork on January



1. Foxygen - In The Darkness (2:01)
2. Foxygen - No Destruction (4:56)
3. Foxygen - On Blue Mountain (5:50)
4. Foxygen - San Francisco (3:47)
5. Foxygen - Bowling Trophies (1:47)
6. Foxygen - Shuggie (3:21)
7. Foxygen - Oh Yeah (5:16)
8. Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic (4:27)
9. Foxygen - Oh No (5:21)

No Destruction mp3


Frijid Pink – House Of The Rising Sun / 1970

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The heavy single, “House Of The Rising Sun” made it up to #7 on the BILLBOARD Hot 100 charts. The album FRIJID PINK peaked at #11 on the American charts as well. The success of “House Of The Rising Sun” made kids want to rush out to buy this super-loud album either to enjoy or to annoy their parents with.


FRIJID PINK was a Detroit-based, blues rock band formed in 1967. They started releasing singles in 1969, in the hope of getting some success. Fortunately their distorted-guitar cover version of “The House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals reached the Top 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.


House Of The Rising Sun mp3


Elliot Smith – XO / 1998


You can tell that Elliot can’t help but be incredibly honest with every song he writes. Great playing and instrumentation, great production. One of his best works.


Track Listing

Disc 1 Titles

Sweet Adeline

Elliott Smith 03:15

Tomorrow Tomorrow

Elliott Smith 03:07

Waltz #2 (XO)

Elliott Smith 04:40

Baby Britain

Elliott Smith 03:13


Elliott Smith 03:22

Independence Day

Elliott Smith 03:04

Bled White

Elliott Smith 03:22

Waltz #1

Elliott Smith 03:22


Elliott Smith 02:20

Oh Well, Okay

Elliott Smith 02:33

Bottle Up and Explode!

Elliott Smith 02:58

A Question Mark

Elliott Smith 02:41

Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands

Elliott Smith 04:25

I Didn’t Understand

Elliott Smith 02:17

“Independence Day” mp3



T-BONE WALKER / Stormy monday blues – 1978

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A1. Stormy Monday Blues
A2. All Night Long
A3. My Patience Keeps Running Out
A4. Glamour Girl
A5. T-Bone’s Way
A6. That Evening Train
B1. Louisiana Bayou Drive
B2. When We Were Schoolmates
B3. Don’t Go Back to New Orleans
B4. Got to Cross the Deep Blue Sea
B5. You’ll Never Find Anyone) To Be a Slave Like Me
B6. Left Home When I Was a Kid

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By no way is this T-Bone’s best album but it’s still interesting for the funky re-working of Stormy Monday Blues and Johnny Copeland on guitar. For the rest it’s the usual T-Bone blues … laid back.


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Louisiana Bayou Drive mp3



BOY – Little Numbers / 2012 single

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Boy a contagious confection that has spread across the internet like wildfire. The Hamburg-based duo sing smart, sharply-observed songs with hooks you can’t get out of your head and lyrics that come from the heart.


The BOY phenomenon began this summer with their first single \’Little Numbers\’. Now, having conquered their native Germany and Switzerland, they are shipping their sharp brand of pop to the rest of Europe. BOY are both girls. Valeska Steiner sang in several bands in her native Switzerland before moving to Germany, where Sonja Glass grew up, playing the cello in classical orchestras as a child, and later working as a bass player for several pop bands.



Little Numbers mp3


The Yardbirds – Happenings Ten Years Time Ago / 1966 single

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From the intersection of freak out and rave up comes the Yardbirds’ massive “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago,” often cited as the first psychedelic rock song.

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Happenings Ten Years Time Ago” was the first single by the British rock band The Yardbirds to feature future Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page in the band. Page had recently replaced the original bassist for The Yardbirds, Paul Samwell-Smith. “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago” was also the first of three recordings pairing Page with incumbent lead guitarist Jeff Beck. John Paul Jones played session bass on the song, he would later play on the song “Beck’s Bolero” with both Beck and Page; Jones would eventually join Led Zeppelin with Page.



Happenings Ten Years Time Ago mp3




Sinkane remixed and released via London`s Phonica records. The original is punchy Indie blue-eyed falsetto wah-wah Afro-not-Afro. Daphni runs the second-hand 808 through a haunted dancehall. Collapses the bass-line to a vacuum. The wah-wah now attempting call and response with a smarter mocking 303, before Dick Hyman unleashes the Minotaur`s bag of tricks. A mad electronic Psyche pressure cooker about to blow its stack. Chandeliers add dramatic operatic retro future hop strings. The vocals lost on a gentle breeze of vibes blown through Antiguan palms. The bass morphed almost to brass. An 80s pop lullaby sung by polite machines to the beat of Badarou bubbles.


Sinkane, the multi-dimensional music project from Ahmad Gallab, has confirmed a European tour and uploaded a new video for ‘sleek disco number’ (The Quietus), ‘Runnin’.

Runnin’ mp3


Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love / 1961 B-side


One of my favourite Elvis songs… Classic…

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Can’t Help Falling in Love” is a pop song originally recorded by American singer Elvis Presley and published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley’s publishing company. It was written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, and George David Weiss. The melody is based on “Plaisir d’Amour[2] (1784), a popular romance by Jean Paul Egide Martini (1741-1816). It was featured in Elvis Presley‘s 1961 film, Blue Hawaii.


Can’t Help Falling in Love mp3

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Donovan – Sunshine Superman / 1966 LP

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This record simply gets more distinct as the years pass: a beautifully eccentric and frankly odd setting of impressions and ideas that remain unpredictable and absolutely filled with the sheerness of innocence, light and conviction, gratefully absent of commercialism, malice, posing or calculation. By all means, sit yourself down between the speakers and listen at different times of day, in different frames of mind with attention fixed or wandering. And offer the air around you some measure of appreciation that you lived to hear it.

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It would be equally easy to contend that, notwithstanding such mighty achievements, Donovan remains one of rock music’s most underrated and misunderstood figures.


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Season of the Witch mp3


JETHRO TULL – Stand Up / 1969


1. A New Day Yesterday
2. Jeffrey Goes To Leicester Square
3. Bouree
4. Back To The Family
5. Look Into The Sun
6. Nothing Is Easy
7. Fat Man
8. We Used To Know
9. Reasons For Waiting
10. For A Thousand Mothers


Stand Up is the second album by Jethro Tull. Prior to this album, the band’s original guitarist Mick Abrahams had left the band due to musical differences with Ian Anderson. Abrahams wanted to stay with the blues-rock sound of This Was, while Anderson wished to branch out into other musical forms.



A New Day Yesterday mp3