Sunday, 22 September 2013

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 22/09/2013 - The Temperance Movement, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Korn, Summer Camp

Five Yorkshire puddings with extra gravy.....tasty!

Paul McCartney - New (2013)

For me, it was always The Beatles over the Stones. As a kid I listened to all their albums over-and-over again and when I was at music college I documented a large number of their songs to music score - which included every drum beat, tambourine shake and clap. You could say I liked them. When I heard that Macca had recorded with Giles Martin, Mark Ronson, Paul Epworth and Ethan Johns I was intrigued. "Please be good", "Please be good".  It's not's bloody great!!! Welcome back Sir Paul!

Summer Camp - 'Fresh' (2013)

If you need a theme tune for an Indian summer, look no further. You can't beat a bit of Disco and the camper it is the better, I don't quite know what this says about me but that hardly matters as Summer Camp's nostalgic, 'Fresh', brushes shoulders with Daft Punk and Holy Ghost in this years Disco club. It's a bittersweet track, which recalls fond and heady memories of 'the first time' (which incidentally for me, was a disaster) before trying desperately trying to forget all about it as you nurse a broken heart (also a disaster). Summer camp are a London Girl/ Boy duo and 'Fresh' is taken from their second and self titled album out on Moshi Moshi records.

Summer camp on Moshi Moshi Records

Old Pa's Corner:-
The Temperance Movement - Only Friend (2013)

Just for you, some old school no nonsence rock. This is a throw back to the 60s and 70s, when guitar heroes and gravelly voiced long haired boys, ruled the airwaves.
Here we have Glasgow's very own The Temperance Movement with a track from their self titled debut album. If you are in the right mood this hits the right spot. I just love this guys voice, a great riff and just a hint of swagger. They just might make it big.

Shell Hunter:-
Korn - 'Never Never' (2013)

Time for a bit of rawk refreshment I thought and flicked onto Kerrang radio at work last week. I instantly recognised Jonathan Davis' screechy voice but was trying to wrack my brain as to the song title. When it came up I realised it was new to me. Blimey, these guys are still rocking even now! Responsible for one of my fave all time tracks, Freak On A Leash, I became heavily into Korn from 1998 onwards. They had such a unique style of metal mixed with a thrilling bit of slap bass every now and then. This single, released in August marks the arrival of their 11th(!) studio album and the return of former band member Brian Welch fondly nicknamed "Head". I'm thinking about kicking back to the old school with my old baggy jeans with chain, dog colar and black hair dye as I will happily "dress the part" for my Korn revival!

London Scouser:-
Coldplay - Atlas' (2013)

I know I shouldn't be surprised, but they've gone and bloody well done it again. Coldplay have an amazing knack for coming out with great track after countless great track. Try as I might, I can't remember a song they have either released or even an album track that I haven't thought "Yeah, I like it" I remember Old Pa, once saying they were the band you want to hate but can't !!
This track was written specifically for the new Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie. It starts off slowly on the piano as some of their better tracks have and builds into great pop song.
Yep, they've got me again.

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TRACKS OF THE WEEK 22/09/2013 - The Temperance Movement, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Korn, Summer Camp
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22 September 2013 at 12:55

I can listen to little pop moments like this from Paul McCartney all day long. Self referencing, catchy, well put together and with a nice little false ending/coda. It seems so effortless. He's not reinventing the wheel, but how many times should he be expected to? Lovely.

24 September 2013 at 07:39

Lovely return by Macca. When I first heard this I could not help but smile. Actually, I did keep thinking 'sounds like someone else'...XTC? Beach Boys? Yes but that's because it sounds like...The Beatles! I think he's entitled.

Temperance Movement have been listening to Free. Bit of fellow Scots, Nazareth? Total throwback and why not? Great stuff. Do they have beards and wear loons?

Rather nice disco thing from Summer Camp but could well tire of it by third hearing just (like Daft Punk). Sorry, not for this non dancer. I'll take some Chic, though.

25 September 2013 at 10:55

Sfw, oh no not bloody Sir Paul again is the reaction I have when I see or hear him. Completely unwarranted I know as this is a really good short little ditty which reminds us why he is where he is.

Old Pa, oh yes this is good, very good ACDC-esque on my radar!

Shell Hunter, ooh I'm not sure about this at all, I like Korn, we saw them twice and some songs are brilliant, Freak on a Leash especially but I think they've served their purpose and have had their time. The "we were doing Dubstep before Dubstep" remark was annoying too. I've always liked Jonathan Davis' kilt though.

LS, you can not argue about Coldplay's ear for a tune and this is no different. Probably not my cup of tea anymore but I won't hear a bad word said against them, ever, after that Mike D 'Fight For Your Right' cover.

3 October 2013 at 10:50

SFW - you just got to appreciate PM, that is a little bit of class but sadly not quite up to hihghts he has reached....if pushed Lennon.
FC - Sort of Ok in a MF sort of way, First Time there is an idea for a Post. Should stir a reaction
SH - there's a challenge, can you get into those baggies...when you can I will supply the dog chain
LS - spot on with your description, how can you not like it