Here's a strange one... Poco were a band I only heard of thanks to Blabber 'n' Smoke's Paul Kerr. He'd mentioned them once or twice and said he liberated a copy of Head Over Heels during a visit to a charity shop. It was mine if I wanted it. Of course, being into records, Buffalo … Continue reading Poco – Head Over Heels (1975)
When I started this whole blogging thing a few years back, the purpose was really just to write about what I was listening to. I didn't really give much thought to whether or not folks would be interested enough to enter into discussions and I certainly didn't imagine that I'd meet a whole bunch of … Continue reading Heavy Meet-up Overload
So, I've been listening to the new Queens of the Stone Age track, The Way You Used To Do, a helluva lot since it appeared on YouTube the other week. It's a belter. A real groover. I've been declaring it the best track I've heard this year. Nothing to do with Homme & Co. being one … Continue reading Best track I’ve heard this year.
Man. Wednesday was a strange ol' day. The boy and I done some Adventuring in the morning. That involves going for a walk wherever he wants to go. Like his daddy, he's taken to trains. So we tend to go to the station that's just a couple of minutes from our home and wait for … Continue reading Love
I was late jumping aboard the Soundgarden bus, but I spent a whole lot of listening hours with Cornell since I first heard that band in the mid-90s. Nothing struck me or stayed with me quite like Superunknown, right enough. ... well, that and his contribution to Singles. Man, Seasons was one of my favourites … Continue reading Say Hello to Heaven
That's a line from Fall To Pieces. It was never my favourite Velvet Revolver track, but I've grown to really like it over the years. Lyrically, it's less abstract than a lot of Weiland's words and, well, there's also a notable lack of those unexpected twisting melodies... Weiland played it straight. Played it safe. A … Continue reading It’s been a long year since you’ve been gone
So, I'm currently sitting listening to Lift To Experience's The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads. This has been a favourite of mine since I first heard it about 12 years ago. I was a little late to hop aboard the Lift To Experience train, y'see. Missed it, actually. By the time I got into these guys, they had … Continue reading The Best Band In The Whole Damn Land
Aaron over at Keeps Me Alive was chatting at the weekend there about creating. Finding time to not only listen, collect, and write about music, but to actually create his own stuff. Whatever that may be. That post resonated with me, which is pretty much why I'm posting this. Y'see, for the longest time I've … Continue reading Art: Part 1
So, a new Ryan Adams album is on the horizon (Prisoners) and I'm kinda tempted to buy it. Just kinda, because I haven't really been blown away by what I've heard from it and there are some other releases over the next month or so that are high on my list (Duke Garwood's Garden … Continue reading That Ryan Adams guy has a new album coming out.
Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome back to another edition of, eh, An Alternative to Guns N' Roses, where we continue to explore the many GN'R related albums that time has forgotten. This week it's Gilby Clarke's debut, Pawnshop Guitars. Gilby Clarke - Pawnshop Guitars Virgin, 1994 Gilby Clarke's debut is one of the strongest releases from the … Continue reading An Alternative to Guns N’ Roses: Part 6 – Gilby Clarke: Pawnshop Guitars