Sunday, 5 June 2016

TRACKS OF THE WEEKS - 05/06/16 - De La Soul, Snoop Dogg, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Tony Joe White, Bee Caves,

Tracks of the Week



Flycasual:-
De La Soul - 'Pain' feat Snoop Dogg (2016)


I have always loved De La Soul but as always, some 25 years down the line, I tend to approach a new release with caution, 'Pain' exceeds all expectations however. Capturing a real soulful, laid back vibe with the trademark De La delivery and helped along with a Snoop Dogg drawl for good measure, it's perfect for the summer, whenever it decides to turn up. Audio 'Ambre Solaire'

De La Soul and the Anonymous Nobody is released on August 26.

Go to the their website, www.wearedelasoul.com and play an arcade game while you listen to the single. No really!


London Scouser:-
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'Dark Necessities' (2016)


I've been meaning to add this as my #trackoftheweek but just haven't found the time, which I have to apologise for... It's so good I should have championed it weeks ago when I first heard it. It has one of the best building intros I've heard in ages before going into their trademark funky sound. Their album 'The Getaway' is out later this month and I for one can't wait on the strength of this. I've been a fan since the early 90's and although I think they became a bit too 'stadium rock' in the last 10 years, I've stuck with them. And this is a good return to form.

Sfw:-
Bee Caves - Running Home To You (2014)
I'm a little embarrassed.  A track from 2014?  Well wait a minute.  This appeared on my Spotify Discover Weekly playlists (A clever algorithm that suggests tracks that 'match' your plays) around a fortnight ago and has become one of my 'go-to' tracks. Bee Caves are from Austin, Texas and appears on their self-released debut EP Animals with Religion. I cannot find anything else from them but it looks as though they are up to something via their facebook page.  Definitely worth checking them out!

Old Pa's Corner:-
Tony Joe White - Hoochie Woman

What a great track from a new album by Tony Joe White called Rain Crow (2016). My goodness it is a surprise, I thought he has left us. You probably know him for Pork Salad Annie but he wrote lots of other classics for others and was covered by none other than Elvis himself.  This is yer real swamp rock and as they say this just grooves along and his rough vocals compliment the whole experience. Just love this. I want more.





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7 June 2016 at 10:41

FC - Pleasant surprise, me myself love this pain!
LS - RHCP are back and back big!
SFW - Bees make honey! .

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7 June 2016 at 12:33

FC - This brings musical sunshine to my ears.
LS - RHCP. Hmmm. I usually love them but this sounds like they've turned all pop (poop). Overproduced, bring back Rick Rubin!
OP - Sounds like BB King. Not a bad thing

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8 June 2016 at 03:39

LS, this is certainly not as bad as Sfw makes it out to be but it's not that good either, thing is I left them after Blood Sugar.

Sfw, my track of the week, this is good.

OP, swamp rock, haven't that term...like it, just let it roll.

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