Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Go-Betweens' Re-Up (Misha's Picks)

By the way, I've re-uploaded the Go-Betweens' "Fools In Love" bootleg: you can find it on the brand new "MISHA'S PICKS" column on the right side.
You'll find among these picks some of my favourite uploads. Enjoy.

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Specials: S/t

I'm no big expert on raggae and such but a friend of mine told me about The Specials a couple of weeks ago and when I first got to listen to their omonimous debut I fell in love with it just like that. So what can I say: they were part of the late 70's ska revival but the music they made (labeled 2 Tone after the name of the same record company) was also -and not lightly- influenced by punk (they shared The Clash's management, and Strummer was a big fan).

Probably Doesn't make it alright is my song of the week.

There's no doubt you already know their hit (which is also the first track here) A message to you Rudy, but just in case...check this out:

If you want to know more see their wiki entry.

The Specials

Friday, July 18, 2008

Re-Up: Fairport Convention - Live At The BBC (4 Discs)

Many asked for it and so here it is: the re-up of Fairport Convention's Live at the BBC Box Set.
Here is what I wrote some months ago when I firsted posted it:

There is no need for me to say how I love Fairport's family -I have already dedicated some posts both to Richard Thompson and to Sandy Denny in the past- so there won't be any suprise if I upload this magnificent boxset, "Fairport Convention Live At The BBC". In these first 2 discs you'll find some songs already released in "Heyday", like one of my favourite FC's covers, Leonard Cohen's Suzanne, but not only.
I alway think that their best days are the ones of their very first LP's and their best songs are the ones sung by Sandy Denny, yet these performances are so beautiful, this british folk rock IS so beautiful that I almost forget that.
Among my favourite pieces of music the 10 minutes-long The Bonny Bunch Of Roses (but there are so many...).

Disc 1
Disc 2
Disc 3
Disc 4

Monday, July 07, 2008

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band: 1975 Hammersmith Odeon, London

I was so disappointed by Magic. Even more so because I had just discovered this magnificent 1975 Hammersmith Odeon Live, the boss's first concert in London, which became some kind of a myth and was finally released, both in "Born to run" 30th anniversary edition, and as a standalone CD later on. So what can I say: Springsteen is at his best, the band's performance is as tight as can be, and I think you just need to watch Jungleland played and sung as if it was the most important thing in their lives down here to see I'm not making things up.

1975 Hammersmith Odeon, Part 1
1975 Hammersmith Odeon, Part 2