Wednesday, 12 December 2018

NEW MUSIC EAR'S PERSONAL PLAYLISTS - "THE SWEET"

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THE SWEET


PLAYLIST


The Sweet's debut album "Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be" was a great first album of quirky Glam Rock and Classic Rock.  I chose 7 of the 12 tracks for my playlist.  The singles "Funny Funny" with its hint of Soul and Motown and the tribal Indian sounding "Co-Co" are here.  The cover of The Lovin' Spoonful's "Daydream" and the brilliant B-sde that is "Jeanie" make the list.  "Chop Chop" is similar to "Co-Co in its bare bones sound while the final two songs are Classic Rock standards of the time, "Done Me Wrong Alright" and "Spotlight".



In 1972 The Sweet released what was to be my defining album regarding the band.  Although a compilation "Biggest Hits" was packed full of non-album singles they released.  I played this album to death and it was just a superb album.  It contained 6 of the 7 tracks I chose from the debut album and I could still choose 5 of the remaining 6 for my playlist.  The well known sing-a-long track "Wig Wam Bam" had to be included with the very cheeky "Little Willy" and running along the Native American India theme of "Chop Chop" and "Co-Co" came "Poppa Joe".  The quite brilliant "Alexander Graham Bell" is here along with the fabulous ballad and one of my favourites, "You're Not Wrong For Loving Me".  



From "Sweet Fanny Adams", the release of 1974 I chose 3 tracks, the rocky "Rebel Rouser" and the Bolan-esque "Peppermint Twist" as well a later bonus track, "Burn On The Flame".



Also in 1974, The Sweet released "Desolation Boulevard" which signalled a more mature and harder Rock style.  I added 5 tracks from this, the absolutely timeless and fantastic "Fox On The Run" and the storming cover of The Who's "My Generation" are included.  The emotive and lovely "Lady Starlight" is here along with Classic Sweet track, "The Six Teens" and the hard rockin' "Solid Gold Brass".



From the 1976 album, "Give Us A Wink" I only included the single, "Action" and the later bonus track, the superb B-side, "Miss Demeanour".  This album was the first to be written fully by the band members and not relying on  Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman.



1977 and I chose from The Sweet's fifth studio album, "Off The Record", only two tracks, both giving the Classic Sweet sound, "Lost Angels" and "Fever Of Love".



In 1978, the last Classic lineup of The Sweet (as Brian Connolly left to go solo) released "Level Headed".  This proved to be the last album I would take songs from, as without Brian it just wasn't the same.  Here the 3 tracks I chose are the Electronic, ELO sound of "Love Is Like Oxygen", the jolly, upbeat "California Nights" and the lilting and superb "Silverbird".



To complete my playlist and fill in the gaps of my favourite tracks I had to look at various compilation albums, including this "Greatest Hits" album.  The tracks that complete my playlist are the classics "Teenage Rampage", "Blockbuster", "The Ballroom Blitz", "Hellraiser" and the brilliant B-sides "New York Connection" and "Rock & Roll Disgrace".


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Saturday, 24 November 2018

NEW MUSIC PROFILE - PSYCHEDELIC CUMBIA ROCK BAND "XIXA"

XIXA (pronouced "she-sha") are a quirky, amazingly talented and incredibly strange, genre crossing band from Tucson, Arizona in the U.S.A.  This is a really great band of musicians, Brian Lopez and Gabriel Sullivan are the key men behind this groundbreaking new sextet.  Ironically, dressed as possibly the new Magnificent Seven (or should that be six) western heroes, thay have a brand of seemingly gothic, psychedelic, Mexican style Rock that simply captivates the senses.


The band released debut album, "Bloodline" in 2016 following from their first E.P. "Shift And Shadow".  To categorise the band's music would be futile, they have such a unique style and take on various music genres.  This is evident on the track "Shift And Shadow" which is like a Western Movie soundtrack before dipping into Psychedelic 70s Progressive Rock and The Kinks! Add to this a nice little Mexican vibe (as Tuscon is famous for its Mexican food this sounds about right!).


The songs are melodic, a little bit weird and totally enchanting, its very unique.  One minute you've got them down as 80s kids with the Electronica and Synths vibes then you change your mind as the 60s hippie bands and 70s atmospheric Rock comes in.  "Golden Apparition" for instance kicks off very eerily before cutting in to some funky and Reggae style, Cantonese guitar work, add a few chants and this is not what you expected at all!


The band completed their first tour of Europe and are still jetting around the globe.  Originally a covers band called Chicha Dust they started to write original material and have not looked back.  The brand new single "Tombstone Rashomon" is out now, check out this superb band for some Latin, Western Rock...or whatever the band decide you are allowed to hear next!



NEW MUSIC PROFILE - ROCK BAND "FIVE A.M."

Five A.M. are a six piece band from California, USA, playing an energetic, anthemic, Alternative Rock and have been playing together for quite a few years.  Influences of the band range from U2 and Matchbox 20 to Snow Patrol and Foo Fighters.  Personally, I think they remind me a little of the Welsh band Stereophonics, Trent has that husky Rock voice at times and the melodies and backing match up brilliantly that could please many genres.  Lyrics and music that can evoke a little Soul, Blues, Pop and Rock.


I first heard the band from the video to "Come On, Come On" from the most recent album "Broken///Beautiful".  It's a brilliant song and just made me want to hear more from this great Rock band.  The sound reminded me of a mix between Pearl Jam, Kane and Stereophonics.  Husky voiced vocals with a pure Rock backing encompassing a few genres.


The band have released four albums since 2002.  The debut in that year, "Degrees Of Falling" contained elements of Tom Petty, REM and Pearl Jam while the second three years later ("This Morphine Life") reminded me at times of Kane, Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam.  Third release, "Raise The Sun" came in 2008 with some Blues, Pop Rock and Rock ballads.  Following an Acoustic set in 2009 came the album "Broken///Beautiful" five years later.


The album contained Containing the brilliant aforementioned "Come On, Come On" and 9 other fabulous tracks.  There are more Pop Rock tracks here but the Alternative power and performance and the band has not suffered.  "Only The Night" reminds me of Stereophonics and is superb Pop rocker while I love "Start All Over Again" could be 80s style Classic Rock in the vein of Aerosmith.  There are power ballads such as "Hit The Ground" and "Belong" which are similar in style to Goo Goo Dolls and Bon Jovi respectively.  The most unusual track and one of rmy favourites is "Lets Go" which is a mixed up mind blowing mix of The Cars/Bowie and Tom Petty but it is a masterful song!Currently working on new music, this band is a must hear.



Tuesday, 20 November 2018

NEW MUSIC PROFILE - FUNK BAND "TEN MILLENNIA"

Ten Millennia are a six piece funky grooves band from Yorkshire.  Consisting of Rosie (vocals), Wayne (keys), Russell (sax), Rich (guitar), Colin (bass) and Jules on drums.  Their self titled debut album was released in 2017.  For the last few years the band have toured and played gigs all over the country supporting the likes of The Corrs and Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.


The back story of the band started when a man called Derek advertised in a newsagent window asking for "aging rock and rollers" to get in touch.  Drummer Jules got in touch and the band was born.  Derek has since suffered from a long debilitating illness so no longer plays with the band.  However, they continually dedicate their music to recognise the founding member and the affection they still have for him, which is nice.


The band's music is a light Funk and is reminiscent of the early 70s grooves of Earth, Wind & Fire and the like.  Rosie's vocals compliment the backing superbly and it gives off this really nice pure sound.  The members of the band have familiar backgrounds, Rosie was once a fashion model and the rest of the band have played with such household names as The Stylistics, Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Candi Staton, The Four Tops and Corinnes Bailey Rae! 


The debut album was produced by Andy Wright, who produced albums by Simple Minds and Annie Lennox and has worked with Natalie Imbruglia and Shakespears Sister.  Wright was in it from the start when the band started recording their second album in 2018 entitled, "Love Won't Wait", again incorporating that cool funky Pop sound which evokes memories of the Disco Funk era of the 70s and early 80s. 

 



NEW MUSIC PROFILE - COUNTRY FOLK BAND "STEEL BLOSSOMS"

Country-Folk duo Sara Zebley and Hayley Prosser moved from their hometown in Pittsburgh, USA to Nashville to pursue their dream.  Steel Blossoms the band was created in 2014 after the pair met at a local festival in 2008, after multiple performances every week they created a large fan base all over Western Pennsylvania.  Nasville beckoned in the background and the move was hard but the girls haven't looked back and still have their Pittsburgh roots and personalities intact.


The girls play full time every week around Nashville, and their closeness to their fans is paramount to their success.  They give a personal touch to their fans, sometimes playing "house concerts" to families they have met, they joke and share stories with their fans at concerts and seem to be just down to earth, genuine girls who like to spread a little happiness and positivity around.  That's never a bad thing and more bands should take a note or two from these girls!


Their debut six track E.P. "Year Number One" was released in 2015 and was entirely funded by fan pre-orders such is their growing reputation.  The duo followed this up with their debut album, "Country Enough".  On the basis of songs like "I'm Still Me, You're Still Me" "Love, Love, Love", I am sure they will be giving the likes of Taylor Swift and other Country legends a run for their money.


The songs are pure with beautiful harmonies and superb musicianship on fiddle or guitars.  There are quite a few live cover versions the girls have put on YouTube, check them out especially the Taylor Swift cover "Blank Space" and Idina Menzel's "Let It Go".  Very talented ladies and charming personas who will shine brightly in the home of Country and beyond.



Thursday, 15 November 2018

NEW MUSIC ALBUM REVIEW - BILLY CRAIG - "SONIC TUNESMITH"

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BILLY CRAIG


"SONIC TUNESMITH"

  
By Andrew Goodwin for NEW MUSIC EAR www.newmusicear.com. 

ALBUM SUMMARY - As well as playing shows as lead guitarist with legendary Rock band Brownsville Station, Billy Craig has released three albums before this one.  Building his fan base and honing his storytelling lyrical style while merging influences and genres make this guy a force to be reckoned with.  "Sonic Tunesmith" has a hint of Country twang but will rock your socks off.  There is something for everyone ranging from ZZ Top blues to Bon Jovi style ballads and vocals reminding us of Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.  Throw in some great Rock guitars and good old fashioned Rock N' Roll and you have a fantastic album.

01 FADE AWAY - Opening the album is a Blues Country track with great Slash/Prince like guitars throughout.  Its laid back Bon Jovi style vocals make this sound like a cool Rock ballad.  Great track to ease you in to the set with a positive and optimistic lyric.

02 NOWHERE TO GO - A Rock N' Roll foot stomper similar to rocker Dave Edmunds with the quirkiness of The Cars and Tom Petty.  The familiar Country twang is perfectly intertwined with the Rock sound without overpowering the whole feel of the song.

03 DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME - This could be a song on a ZZ Top album.  That great chug-a-chug Blues sound collaborating with Texan drawl.  Big and bold Country Blues Rock, it is raw, keeps pumping to the end and has a nice Classic Rock music interlude at 2.20.  Add the throaty vocals akin to Billy Gibbons and you have a fabulous track.

04 SUPPOSED TO BE - Slow tempo Pop Rock ballad with a hint of Country Blues.  Think of Jon Bon Jovi, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan and mash them together.  That's Billy Craig's vocals in a nutshell.  He can give them all a good run for their money.  Nice electro guitars on this track, arena style Rock balladry at its best.

05 TURN AWAY - Petty/Dylan-esque vocals on this Electric Rock track, sounding like Country style slide guitar throughout until around the 2 minutes 10 seconds mark where there's another great Slash/Prince influenced solo.  Laid back and wonderful.

06 WITH YOU - Another Tom Petty style rocker, laid back Rock N' Roll, a real feel good song.  Also has a hint of Folk, reminding me of The Travelling Wilburys, the group Petty shared with Orbison, Dylan, Harrison and Lynne.  Tap your feet with glee along with this one!

07 TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL - This track reminds me of Poison's "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" and Guns N ' Roses' "Patience".  It has that sweet but tough Rock vibe within a very emotive ballad.  Absolutely love this track, the melancholic guitar work and soft vocals and beautiful chorus make this a winner.

08 SOMETHING FOR NOTHING - After the intitial intro that comes through like an REM tune, this could be Dylan at his best.  Classic Folk Rock with a hint of Country Blues, really like this.  A true message too, you don't get something for nothing in this day and age.

09 FROZEN HEART - Atmospheric Acoustic ballad, Country Pop Rock mixed with a little Folk.  A gentle slow burner that's soothing, laid back and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  Really nice track to relax by.

10 SUMMERTIME - Kick of your shoes, pull up a chair and chill out to this Acoustic track,  pure unadulterated Country Blues.  Brings up images of sitting on the wood floor outside a barn house and strumming my guitar in the sunshine.  Nicely done Mr Craig.

11 C'MON IN - An emotive Country ballad to finish off a fine album of diverse styles.  A mix of spoken word and singing vocals combine with a soothing, relaxed backing to wind you down after a rollercoaster of an album full of Rock history styles.  













Sunday, 11 November 2018

NEW MUSIC PROFILE - AMERICANA COUNTRY BAND "LITTLE FOLK"

Little Folk are a four piece Americana Country band from South Wales comprising of Dewi Bowen (guitar/vocals), Lucy Hannah (vocals), Marc Bowen (banjo) and Niall Rees (bass).  They had a blistering year last year gaining local critical acclaim and a blossoming fan base.


The band had airplay on various UK radio stations and also in Nashville.  Although they are an Americana band there are strong of elements of Folk and Country intertwined with sweet melodies and harmonies.  They were invited to play at RHS Flower Show and Extreme Sailing Series.  Their reputation growing from inside Wales they have also played in London at The Water Rats venue.


In 2016 they released their debut 4 track E.P. last year entitled, "Litte Folk Volume 1".   The tracks are bright and breezy and Country tinted to give that "may be sad but feeling positive" vibe that many Country crossover songs have these days.


"Music City" off the E.P. is the most Pop style track with great lyrics, laid back vocals and accomplished musicianship throughout.  My favourite track has to be "Eleanor", it is has an unusual bare bones feel and stop-start backing music before the very catchy chorus.  Keep your eyes open for Little Folk as I think they may soon be BIG folk!They have released a handful of singles including "Big Bad Wolf" and "The Smoke".



NEW MUSIC PROFILE - ROCK BAND "JOANovARC"

Sam Walker (vocals/bass/rhythm guitar), Shelley Walker (lead guitar/backing vocals), Laura Ozholl (vocals/guitar/bass) and Debbie Wildish (drums) are JOANovARC, the exciting new girl Rock band from London, U.K.  Blasting onto the music scene with their first two singles "Live Rock n Roll" and "White Trash" they have been blaxing a trail around the globe with some electric live performances, supporting the likes of Slade, Adam Ant, Girlschool, Bonnie Tyler, Toto and Marillion.


Gil Norton, Grammy award winning producer of Foo Fighters took the reins for the girls' critically acclaimed debut album "Ride Of Your Life".  They have been named the new Queens of Rock, an esteemed title and judging by the band's rapid rise and the industry's praises, notably coming from Alice Cooper from Planet Rock Radio.  They have the looks and the hooks, the typical Rock riffs, throw in some powerful vocals, great musicianship and catchy melodies this is an act to better the girl Rock bands of the past by some way!


JOANovARC are also the first female band to appear in the XBOX game "Rockband" and even featured in a Chinese movie blockbuster called "Triumph In The Skies"! Melodic Rock at its best and I am sure these girls will go from strength to strength and be a force to be reckoned with by the currently male dominated Rock arena.  The girls are back with a bang!


The band have a lot of Rock influences, Joan Jett, Foo Fighters, Aerosmith, AC/DC and more, listening to the album I hear these influences but a lot more.  of the singles "White Trash" reminds me of the pre-Pop/Rock of Heart while "Live Rock N Roll" surely has some Iron Maiden influence.  The lead vocal is pretty much like a Rock Olivia Newton-John ("Five Years" and "Running Away" while thete are some elements of The Bangles too especially on the song "Dragon In The Sky".  Love this band and I think there's a lot more to come as they evolve! They are currently on their "Girls Wanna Rock" tour.  The single "Girls Wanna Rock" is a charity single for Pink Ribbon Foundation helping people in the UK who are suffering from and have been affected by breast cancer.



Tuesday, 6 November 2018

NEW MUSIC EAR'S PERSONAL PLAYLISTS - "MADNESS"

A NEW FEATURE ON NEW MUSIC EAR.  THE PLAYLISTS ON MY IPOD FEATURE LOTS OF VARIOUS ARTISTS SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE MY PLAYLISTS WITH YOU.  HOPE YOU SEE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITES!

MADNESS



PLAYLIST


From 1979's debut album, the brilliant raw but brilliant "One Step Beyond..." I chose 6 great tracks.  The insrumental masterpiece that is the title track and the tribute to Jamaican Ska musician Prince Buster, "The Prince" (also the band's debut single) are included here.  The mysteriously Jazzy "Night Boat To Cairo" and the quirky "Bed And Breakfast Man" are on my "mad" playlist.  One of my favourites by Madness, "My Girl" and to finish off from this abum, the self titled, "Madness".



From 1980's second album, "Absolutely" I chose two of the most famous Madness songs and the songs that got me into the band's music.  The utterly fantastic and catchy "Baggy Trousers" and equally wonderful "Embarrassment".  There were a couple more I almost added but these playlists are my "ultimate" favourites so just these two from this set.



1981 brought the next batch of tracks for my playlist from the album, "7".  I included the darkly comic "Cardiac Arrest" and even more dark "Grey Day".  The more jolly and upbeat "Shut Up" completes the trio of songs from this album.



The magnificent compilation "Complete Madness" came in 1982 and included many of the previous songs I have chosen as well 3 originals that appear on my list.  The brilliant cover of Labi Siffre's 1971 hit "It Must Be Love", they pretty much made it their own! Added to this great track comes the frenetic Ska stomper "In The City" and everybody's favourite, the brilliant "House Of Fun", classic Madness.



The 1982 studio release "(Presents) The Rise And Fall" brought one of my favourite songs of the 80s, "Our House" and the other song I have included here is the very experimental (by Madness' standards) "Tomorrow's (Just Another Day)".  



"Keep Moving" was released in 1984 and the two songs I have chosen here are the unusual but really nicely composed Pop song, "Michael Caine" and Reggae style Pop ballad, "One Better Day".

Madness released their sixth studio album, "Mad Not Mad" in 1985.  The last set of original recordings before the band split until 1992.  Of the three tracks I have chosen two are the singles, the classic Madness Pop of "Uncle Sam" and the the accomplished more mature sounding "Yesterday's Men".  The third track from the band's final album of greatness (in my opinion) is the satirical (about their supposed declining popularity) "I'll Compete".



"Utter Madness" tied up the loose ends of the great Madness era, following on from "Complete Madness".  The album was released in 1986.  Four tracks appear in my playlist and is the last album by Madness that I took tracks from, even though I have the albums later.  The superb and classic "Driving In My Car" is here as is the final single, "(Waiting For) The Ghost Train".  The two songs that complete my ultimate favourite Madness playlist are the wacky Gospel styled "Wings of A Dove" and some classic Madness sound with "The Sun And The Rain".


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Friday, 26 October 2018

NEW MUSIC EAR'S PERSONAL PLAYLISTS - "QUEEN"

A NEW FEATURE ON NEW MUSIC EAR.  THE PLAYLISTS ON MY IPOD FEATURE LOTS OF VARIOUS ARTISTS SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE MY PLAYLISTS WITH YOU.  HOPE YOU SEE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITES!

QUEEN


PLAYLIST


From the band's 1973 self titled debut album, when they were just a great Classic Rock band I chose the one outstanding track for me, "Keep Yourself Alive".  There was actually a first version of "Seven Seas Of Rhye" on the album but it was a very short instrumental, I didn't include this one!.



From 1974's "Queen II" there was only one track I could pick, the superb "Seven Seas Of Rhye", as previously mentioned this was half written at the time of their debut so the instrumental version was included there.  This version is totally different to what they initially thought it would be come, a blistering Rock track with a comedic style ending of "I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside".  Class!



"Sheer Heart Attack" released later that year gave me three tracks for my playlist.  The atmospheric and anthemic "Now I'm Here" plus the the manic, almost Punk sound of "Stone Cold Crazy".  The brilliant piano-led "Killer Queen" completes the trio of tracks.



1975's album "A Night At The Opera" (the first of two albums named after Marx Brothers' films!) I chose two songs, one is probably the best known and best loved of all Queen songs, the incredible, monumental, epic "Bohemian Rhapsody".  The second is the first single written by John Deacon, "You're My Best Friend", its a cool Electro Rock ballad and quite an emotive but positive song.



I added three tracks from the 1976 album, "A Day At The Races", one of my favourites "Somebody To Love", and the quirky Pop style of "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy".  The third track is the Glam Rock/Bues style of "Tie Your Mother Down".



From 1977's sixth Queen album, "News Of the World" I chose the two most anthemic Queen songs, the absolute gems "We Are The Champions" and "We Will Rock You".  Nothing more to be said about these two, just immense.



1978 saw "Jazz" reelased to both critical acclaim and scorn on both levels.  Such as the varying musical styles on the album.  However, I still managed to pluck three of my all time favourite Queen songs for my playlist.  One of their most famous songs "Don't Stop Me now" and two of their quirkiest but most fabulous songs, "Bicycle Race" and "Fat Bottomed Girls".  
Four songs chosen for the playlist from 1980's release "The Game", like most of my favourite artists the Eighties' music always sticks in my memory.   From the Pop Rock ballad "Play The Game" to the funky, electronic pumping sound of "Another One Bites The Dust".  The Elvis Presley Rock N' Roll style of "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" completes the quartet with the emotional and brilliant "Save Me".



I just had to choose "Flash" from the movie Soundtrack of 1980, it was one of the first singles somebody bought me.  Always remember Brian Blessed's "Gordon's alive!".  Would have been a better film if the lead role wasn't so badly played by Sam Jones.  The makers missed a trick there, bad casting for the big role.  Great movie soundtrack though.



After "The Game" came the disappointing (for me) 1982 album, "Hot Space", a little more Disco sounding than Rock and the only track I could pick was the fantastic "Under Pressure", a duet with David Bowie.  A memorable and superb track by two incredible music acts.



1984 saw the band back to their best and conquering the world with the extravagant videos and catchy Rock songs like "Radio Ga Ga" and "I Want To Break Free", both just had to be included on my playlist.  The lesser known but by no means inferior tracks "Hammer To Fall" and "It's A Hard Life" are also here.  This is the Queen I remember fondly.



The 12th studio album by Queen released in 1986, "A Kind Of Magic" was again a masterpiece, and again I chose four tracks to appear on my playlist.  After Live Aid in 1985 the band could do no wrong.  The big, loud and proud "One Vision" accompanies "A Kind Of Magic", a "bit of everything" song that is quite experimental but works to a treat! Completing the four tracks is the emotive and powerful "Friends Will Be Friends" and the quite beautiful "Who Wants To Live Forever".
Sadly, with Freddie Mercury becoming more and more ill and Brian May's marital problems, I kind of sensed it with this album that things were going off the rails.  Only "I Want It All" was Classic Queen and is included on my playlist.  The rest of the tracks just didn't register with me at all, lightweight and poor quality.




1991 saw the release of "Innuendo", nine months after this release Freddie sadly passed away.  This album was much like the last, the band's writing and musical creativity were obviously hampered by Freddie's condition.  I did manage to pick two songs "These Are The Days Of Our Lives" and "The Show Must Go On", two very poignant tracks.



The final studio album from Queen was released in 1995.  Four years after Freddie's death the remaining members re-worked songs recorded with the frontman's vocals to unifinished tracks.  Two of the songs were masterpieces, "I Was Born To Love You" and "Too Much Love Will Kill You".  Both end my Queen playlist in style.



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