Sunday, 31 July 2011

TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 31/07/11

Three tracks that 'buffalo-ed our wurzels' this week. Do you have any? Let us know!



Flycasual:-
SBTRKT - 'Wildfire feat Little Dragon'


Oh dear, I'm not sure what the etiquette is here but it's twice a month now Little Dragon have featured on the Tracks of the Week posts. Perhaps not as controversial as having two tracks by the same artist on your C90 mix tape but still a bit naughty, it's my ball anyway.

I just can't help it though, as this track as has been buzzing around my play list for awhile now before I finally took the little sucker in for the attention it deserves. This time though Little Dragon features on UK DJ/producer/re-mixer, SBTRKT's self titled debut album, which was released earlier this year. Like many of the dance artists who don masks, Daft Punk, Deadmau5 and ..erm.. Altern-8, SBTRKT also uses a moniker to allow people to focus on the music as opposed to artist. He has nothing to hide on this form, it has a great Electro feel about it with a wobbly, distorted buzz saw bass all smoothed over by Yukimi Nagano's voice, then of course I just love those sirens. The video is a bit creepy too but then again, I'm a woos.

Sfw:-
Lindsey Buckingham - Seeds we sow
I wouldn't usually listen to this normally, but my not-so-generic MP3 player keeps on playing this whilst on random. Every time I hear it, I can imagine it perfectly fitting on Fleetwood Macs 'Rumours' album, which is a complement as it's one of the biggest selling albums of all time.  For those who don't know, Lindsey was the guitarist for the Mac'.

Old Pa's Corner:-
Neil Young - Amber Jean

WARNING : IF YOU DON'T LIKE COUNTRY BEWARE
This is from Neil's new album 'A Treasure'. Well, although a new release, it is from live performances during his 1984/5 tour. 'Treasure' is definitely the correct choice for the title.

What a fantastic video this is with Neil being accompanied by the International Harvesters ,some of the greatest artists in the history of country music, including the late, great Ben Keith on steel and slide guitar and Rufus Thibodeaux on fiddle. Along with living legends, Spooner Oldham and Hargus “Pig” Robbins on piano, Tim Drummond and Joe Allen on bass and Karl Himmel on drums, among many others.....I love when Neil  goes all country and the fiddle playing here is a real joy. You can't get more country than this, unless Patsy Cline was sitting on Hank's knee singing a duet. Sit back and enjoy.

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31 July 2011 at 10:01

SFW. 'I wouldn't usually listen to this normally' stop making excuses man, there is nothing to be ashamed of liking Linsay or the Mac, he was the driving force behind them after their rebirth. Good quality songs..this one just needs Christine or Stevie to compliment. Oh! Peter Green! where art thou! Oh!Well!
SBTRKT. Strange one, like the distorted base and the Dragon's vocals...will need a few listens for me...but not writing it off

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31 July 2011 at 10:57

....good point! I like the SBTRKT tune and the Neil Young song makes me want to put on some stetsons, Blue Jeans & a whip...oh and eat ribs...and beans...

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31 July 2011 at 11:02

Whips and beans, Tomato sauce and windy pain

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31 July 2011 at 12:16

Fly - another good tune, freaky video indeed. I keep hearing about Little Dragon everywhere. Now I know why.

sfw - hmmm, maybe I'm not quite ready for this yet. But pleasant none the less.

Pa - Neil Young's vocals and accent were made for that country sound. This would fit right in playing it over the loudspeakers in a Rodeo. If it sounds like country man...

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