For such a grumpy bastard, it's surprising that Van Morrison oozes so much soul and humanity. Reality, apparently, is very different. He just shuns the attention. This brilliant live recording from 1973 is stunning. An astounding vocal performance and brilliant musicianship adds up to something truly special.
Any band that recycles the mighty Tull, flutes and all, better get away with it. These Bedordians have obviously been stranded by time and location and have drunk extensively from the sacred waters of the Great Ouse.
The film "The Exorcist" scared the fuck out of me as a 14 or 15 year old. The music that accompanied the film was Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells". Luckily it doesn't recall the horror of that film when listening but it's just as poignant.
As cool as fuck and on icy blue vinyl to match. The first time I heard the Peter Gunn Theme was on "Peter Gunn" The Art Of Noise 12 inch single featuring Duane Eddy. This was during the mid-80's and was ultra-contemporary and club friendly then. Imagine this riff back in the late 50's?
If members of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and The White Stripes had Aussie babies (quite possible if you ask me!) that became accomplished Aussie musicians (highly unlikely if you ask me!) they'd deliver something like this beast.
The Young Gods are most definitely up there as one of the most influential bands I have ever "experienced". Their 1987 album "The Young Gods" completely fucked up my musical horizon and their next record "L'eau Rouge" did an even better job.