When I hear Daniel Ash play his guitar, it always reminds me of Mick Ronson without The Thin White Duke chewing on his guitar strings. Just listen to "Sweet Lover Hangover". The tone and squall of his Gibson is truly evocative of the great one.
OK, I completely missed St. Paddy’s day despite encountering numerous green-haired, Guinness lugging, thin white dudes through out the day yesterday. I therefore acknowledge the day with a live recording from one of Ireland’s finest musicians.
Anyone who thinks Kanye West is a total and talent-less plonker should be strapped to a chair and made to listen to this all the way through. Give it a second listen and you'll soon be begging for your next fix.
Got this big chunk of glorious translucent green vinyl via courier yesterday from Real Groovy in Auckland. I've been streaming this beauty for the last couple of months and simply can't get enough of it.
One of the most overlooked British bands ever, Mansun completely piss all over the best of them - especially the god-awful shite pushers, Oasis. These guys deserved the accolades but nobody really cared or obviously listened to the handful of records they made.
Going back more than a decade in time prior to the release of this record, I’ll never forget first hearing “Autobahn” on the radio in the kitchen of our family home as a 14 or 15 year old. It was on a Casey Kasem Top 40 show for God's sake!
Right time, right place! I popped into the big red shed this afternoon in mild anticipation (as is always the case) looking for that not-so-elusive bargain. Two absolute bargain LPs on newly minted vinyl....