Sunday, 9 October 2011


Autumn's here and so are our tracks of the week. Four conkers for you to fight your way through, got any for us?

Old Pa's Corner:-
Bob Dylan - 'The Love That Faded' (2011

Would Hank do it this Way?

This is a track from the new album of original Hank Williams songs which have never seen the light of day until now. The project was given to Dylan and he, along with some friends put music to the words and made this excellent recording. There are some great names involved, just look at the Cover! Dylan sticks closely to the Hank sound of a simple country tune with Pedal Steel Guitar and fiddle (the blueprint for country music). Two Country tracks in two weeks, am I type casting myself I ask?

DJ Shadow - 'I've Been Tryin' (2011)

This track is probably my favourite from DJ Shadow's new album, The Less You Know the Better. I'm a fan of DJ Shadow from way back in his Mo' Wax days but I found out that this track was released a year ago as a freebie,  oops, some fan then! What I love about Shadow is that although his roots are hip hop, his crate digging skills enable him to find those rare blues/soul gems and mix them up in that electronic/hip hop style unique to him. Eclectic and diverse as this excellent track clearly shows.

Shell Hunter:-
Future Islands - Balance (2011)

Today is a good day. Yesterday I brought home my brand new car so it was the first time I had the chance to put my foot down(to within the maximum safe speed limit guv, honest). In the words of Ferris Bueller "I love driving it, it is so choice!" The best thing is, I finally have an iPod dock so I can indulge in as many driving playlists as I can stomach! The first track I will be blaring out loud is this short and sweet synthpop number. With its base guitar heavy intro, it reminded me of Pulp's 'Do you remember the first time' and envelops me with the same lovely wave of goosebumps. These guys have been around since 2006 but Balance is the first song I've had the pleasure of hearing. There latest album 'On the water' is out on 11th. Can't wait!

Ryan Adams - Invisible Riverside (2011)

This track from Ryans new album Ashes & Fire perfectly captures the genius of the man. Now his head is in a "better place", it seems that (some of) his critics are now on board, giving positive reviews and he seems to be getting quite a bit of exposure.  All of which, leaves his fans (i.e. me) with a smile on their chops!

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9 October 2011 at 10:06

Great tracks this week.

9 October 2011 at 12:12

yes good mix this week, somthing for everybody, really enjoyed that.
Got the new RA on my Ipodish thing ready to take the dogs walking is the new car...for listening to music!

11 October 2011 at 08:00

Fine choices, folks. It's good to hear some new (to me) DJ Shadow. As for Bob's Hank Williams song, the way he's going these days, I'm surprised he hasn't just claimed the whole thing as his own! I like it, though, in its simplicity.

11 October 2011 at 10:03

Pa - Its got a great typical country sound but I feel it's lacking Hanks twang to complete the package. Looks an interesting project though!

Fly - love this already. I'm sure I've heard more of DJ Shadow's stuff, you'll have to remind me. Excellent flute solo!!

Sfw - This is so good! I haven't given Ryan's new album time of day. Why not if it has gems like this on it?! Liked this song so much, got the acoustic version too!

14 October 2011 at 16:01

I look forward to the weekly tracks. Old Pa: This should be on Strictly Come Dancing for the Waltz. I can't help but feel that this track is a bit of a novelty, like his Christmas album but you can beat a good bit of Country.

SH: Choice tune, Great intro and the 80's beat, it could easily be on the Lost Boys soundtrack, guys voice is interesting too. Nice sweet vid too and I love his tape chain, will check dis!

and finished off nicely with Sfw: I like this I'm looking forward to the album as there has been some excellent snippets so far. Is he wearing a Black Sabbath t-shirt?!