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Californian Nights

Here's a full Tears For Fears concert from 1990, filmed in Santa Barbara, California. Tracks inside. [more inside]
posted by swift on Sep 28, 2012 - 39 comments

Rage Against the Quad

Full concert footage of Rage Against the Machine's first ever public performance at The Quad, Cal State Northridge, Northridge, CA on Oct. 23, 1991.
posted by swift on Aug 10, 2012 - 24 comments

What's My Name?

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., aka Snoop Dogg, is furthermore to be referred to as Snoop Lion, after having a spiritual awakening in Jamaica. His next album will be reggae, as rap is no longer challenging to him.
posted by swift on Jul 31, 2012 - 170 comments

Hello! This is a special request from Antoine, this next one.

Jonathan Richman playing "Tahitian Hop" and "Abdul and Cleopatra" in a crazy French garden, circa 1982. (slyt)
posted by swift on Jul 20, 2012 - 28 comments

I never warm up, 'cause I never cool down

The Boston Pops brass section reveals their warm-up techniques.
posted by swift on May 25, 2012 - 16 comments

On the Box

Little footage exists of early Wire performing live. Here is a full concert on German TV, from 1979. [more inside]
posted by swift on Apr 20, 2012 - 25 comments

Needing/Getting

And now, ladies and gentlemen, OK Go will play 1000 instruments with a car.
posted by swift on Feb 7, 2012 - 59 comments

Ríu Ríu Chíu

The Monkees Sing Ríu Ríu Chíu -- a traditional Spanish Christmas Carol. (SLYT)
posted by swift on Dec 6, 2011 - 21 comments

How to Make Hip Hop Hits

boyinaband rocks Reason and shows us How to Make Hip Hop Hits.
posted by swift on Oct 7, 2011 - 16 comments

You Don't Own Me

Quincy Jones sat in the Tenafly, New Jersey den of 16-year-old vocal student Lesley Gore, playing demo after demo, looking for the right song to cut for her first record. Out of over 200 tapes, Jones and Gore had moved only one to the "maybe" pile, and so that song, It's My Party, was recorded on March 30, 1963 in a Manhattan studio. After the session Mercury president Irving Green warned Gore not to get her hopes up, but Gore gratefully told him that it had been a great experience anyway, and it was okay if he didn't want to release it. However, later that evening Jones learned that Phil Spector had just recorded "It's My Party" for The Crystals, so Jones rushed back to the studio to press 100 test copies of the single and immediately mailed them to key radio stations across the country. [more inside]
posted by swift on Sep 13, 2011 - 69 comments

?uestlove Celebrity Stories

in salt lake city utah these cats brought out a race car track
and we had a BB/roots/john spencer blues explosion friggin battle royal.
we did midnight racing til 2am go karts.

More ?uestlove celebrity stories.
posted by swift on Aug 22, 2011 - 39 comments

You're Gonna Miss Me

You're Gonna Miss Me (YT) [more inside]
posted by swift on Jul 7, 2011 - 22 comments

Wot's... Uh the Deal?

Astronomy Domine
See Emily Play
Lucifer Sam
Matilda Mother
Flaming
Pow R. Toc H.
Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk
Interstellar Overdrive
The Gnome
Chapter 24
Scarecrow
Bike
[more inside]
posted by swift on Dec 13, 2010 - 61 comments

Impossible Music

A favorite of John Cage and Gyorgy Ligeti, the latter describing his music as "so utterly original, enjoyable, perfectly constructed but at the same time emotional...the best of any composer living today," Conlon Nancarrow's musical ideas were nevertheless too complex and technically demanding for human performers, and his political ideas too radical and leftist for McCarthy-era America. Expatriated to Mexico, the Texarkana-born avant-gardeist lived most of his life in isolation, in a cluttered, dusty studio surrounded by records, piles of books, empty Vodka bottles, newspapers, cigarette cartons, and the tools of his trade: 2 old player pianos and a custom-built piano roll press. [more inside]
posted by swift on Feb 15, 2010 - 16 comments

We are the Children

We Are the World 25 for Haiti reprises the original on its 25-year anniversary, with an 81-member chorus including Pink, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Nick Jonas, LL Cool J, Robin Thicke, Celine Dion... [more inside]
posted by swift on Feb 13, 2010 - 104 comments

Playing The Beatles Backwards: The Ultimate Countdown

185. "Revolution 9"

Shortly after recording "Revolution 9", John Lennon allegedly went around telling friends that his new song was the music of the future. Well, here we are, 40 years later, and I don’t see the pop charts filled with experimental song collages featuring recording engineers, chanting football crowds, mangled orchestras, and bizarre non-sequiturs. [...] [more inside]
posted by swift on Jan 20, 2009 - 116 comments

Your favorite music blog sucks

Your favorite music blog sucks.

Rock/Psych/Prog/Indie/Folk
ChrisGoesRock
Prog Not Frog
Like Dynamite to your Brain
YoungMossTongue
Glamorous Indie Rock'n'Roll
FANTASY
SONZEIRANANET
A L A I N F I N K I E L K R A U T R O C K
Orexis Of Death
[more inside]
posted by swift on Jan 19, 2009 - 55 comments

Rock Tots and other Lil Music Makers

Rock Tots and other Lil Music Makers.

Yes, because kids rock too.
posted by swift on Jan 9, 2009 - 9 comments

Delta Blues' OG's

Pinetop Perkins survived being hit by a train. Bukka White was a professional boxer, a Negro League pitcher, and hobo. Sunnyland Slim was a hustler. Johnny Shines toured with Robert Johnson, and Honeyboy Edwards saw Johnson poison himself. Skip James was a laborer and bootlegger. Son House started out as a preacher but went to prison for killing a man. R.L. Burnside also killed someone, but said "I didn't mean to kill nobody, I just meant to shoot the sonofabitch in the head." Big Boy Crudup's songs were stolen by Elvis Presley. Mississippi Fred McDowell did not play no rock 'n roll. To get more recording contracts, John Lee Hooker also called himself John Lee Cooker, John Lee Booker, Texas Slim, Birmingham Sam & His Magic Guitar, Delta John and Sir John Lee Hooker. Big Joe Williams was King of the 9 String Guitar. Snooky Pryor began his musical career as an Army bugler. Mississippi John Hurt learned to play guitar in secret. Paul Pena wrote Jet Airliner, knew Tuvan, and could throat sing. After a severe case of polio, Cedell Davis learned to play guitar left-handed using a kitchen knife. Earl Hooker was so good he never had a day job. Hound Dog Taylor, who was born with six fingers on each hand but cut off one of the extras with a razor blade, said his epitath should be "He couldn't play shit, but he sure made it sound good!" [more inside]
posted by swift on Dec 31, 2008 - 37 comments

Hi, How Are You?

Austin music scene ~1990-1995 (an unscientific survey): 8 1/2 Souvenirs 1 - American Analog Set 1 2 - Bad Livers 1 - Bedhead - Butthole Surfers 1 - Duckhills 1 - Ed Hall 1 - Fuckemos 1 - Furry Things - Gals Panic 1 - Glass Eye 1 - Johnny Goudie 1 - Hamell on Trial 1 - The Horsies - The Impossibles 1 - Daniel Johnston 1 - Motards - Pocket FishRmen 1 - Poi Dog Pondering 1 - Pariah - Pushmonkey 1 2 - The Reivers 1 - Retarted Elf - Scratch Acid (yes, I know -- late 80s...) - Shoulders - Sincola - Sixteen Deluxe 1 - Sons of Hercules 1 - Soulhat 1 - Spoon 1 2 - Starfish 1 - Storyville 1 - Twang-Twang-Shock-a-Boom 1 - Ugly Americans - Wild Seeds 1. Previously: 1 2 3
posted by swift on Dec 3, 2008 - 66 comments

and after all, we're only ordinary men

Pink Floyd keyboardist and founding member Rick Wright joins Syd Barret at the Great Gig in the Sky.
posted by swift on Sep 15, 2008 - 122 comments

Aries Spears

Aries Spears channels some living rappers.
posted by swift on Nov 10, 2006 - 30 comments

Lys and missed connections

Gem sweater / missed connections.
posted by swift on Oct 10, 2005 - 16 comments

Tali-banned

Secret Service investigates high school band Coalition of the Willing for performing a Bob Dylan song. Actually, for wanting to perform a Bob Dylan song. Parents freak out.
posted by swift on Nov 15, 2004 - 59 comments

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