Four dirty little birdies that Berlusconi would be proud of, do you have any saucy numbers for us? Go on be a devil....let us know. Please..
The Civil Wars - Billie Jean (2011)
I've been obsessed with these two since seeing this performance on Jools Hollands show a few weeks ago and in the week of Dr Conrad Murray being convicted of the manslaughter of Michael Jackson, I thought it's tedious link could be counted as my TOTW. The Civil Wars are Joy Williams & John Paul White (I know what you're thinking, could easily be Johnny Depp's musical stunt double) who have released an album in 2011 called 'Barton Hollow'. It's a fantastic piece of folk-country-Americana with exquisite melodies that given the chance will probably win a Grammy (I just read that they've been nominated for a Country Music Award) - it's definitely worth a purchase!
Old Pa's Corner:-
David Lynch - Pinky's Dream feat Karen O (2011)
'David Lynch, is that not the guy who does these weird movies and things?!' Yes, you are right and he has done a 'solo' album. Is it weird? I suppose you would say its kind of what you would expect but I like this opening track, great drumming, great vocal, lots of energy, makes me want to hear more!
But before you dismiss it, David Lynch was responsible for the soundtrack to 'Blue Velvet' (what a film that is). He was behind the the re-recording of some of the Big O's all time greats. Need I say anymore.
|I am a human being|
Kate Bush - Wild Man (2011)
I love Kate Bush. Growing up in the 80's with my hormones raging, I used to find her hushed and sultry vocals incredibly sexy. I believed that her songs about love and hurt would prepare me to understand what to expect later in life. I felt she had given me the map to that exotic land called woman (must have lost it on the way/men can't read maps etc, I'll probably hear my wife say). Regardless she's back after a 6 year gap with this fabulous song. Ahh, her whispered, breathy tones are here with tales of love, it's time to be seduced again. Oh wait....what? It's about the Yeti!?? Oh, never mind she's still bonkers and all the better for it!
|quite handy with a guitar|
Band of Skulls - 'The Devil Takes Care of His Own' (2011)
Everyone needs a bit of rock in their life and this is a more than suitable fix! The slow riffage reminds me a little bit of Faith No More or something sampled for an early Beastie Boys album! I enjoyed all the singles from Band of Skull's first album and after hearing this first offering from their new album "Sweet Sour" due for release next February, I can't wait! With only 3 members, their minimalistic sound has more of an impact, much like that of The White Stripes or She Keeps Bees. I love the video too, it kicks ass...err, sorry. Thats one gig I wish I'd been to!
TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 13/11/11
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