domingo, 25 de novembro de 2012

Ronnie Lane - You Never Can Tell (The BBC Sessions) (Re-Re-Post)

Ronnie Lane - You Never Can Tell (The BBC Sessions) - 1997

Ronald Frederick "Ronnie" Lane (1 April 1946 - 4 June 1997) was an English musician, songwriter, and producer who is best known as the bass guitarist and founding member of two prominent English rock and roll bands; the Small Faces where he was nicknamed "Plonk", (1965–69) - and, after losing the band's frontman, Faces, with two new members added to the line up from The Jeff Beck Group).

Subsequently Lane collaborated with other musicians, leading his own bands as well as pursuing a solo career while remaining close to his former bandmates. In the late 1970s he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and, despite charity projects and financial support from friends, former bandmates and fans, Lane, after suffering from the disease for 21 years, died at 51.

review from  
British label New Millenium Communications, in conjunction with the Lane family, has released three excellent new Ronnie Lane releases in 1997. The BBC live disc You Never Can Tell was planned for release prior to Lane's death in June, 1997. It's a two-disc compilation of sessions done for BBC radio between 1973 and 1976 that serves as a very fitting memorial to a great songwriter and charming performer. The release was primarily made possible by Lane's brother Stan, and has one of the loveliest packages of any CD I've seen lately, with lots of great photos, posters, an essay, and a brief interview with Lana, who was Lane's step-daughter during the Slim Chance years, and attended the events put on by Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance's Passing Show.
Disc One comprises all three Peel Sessions shows, beginning with the fall 1973 set half a year after Lane left the Faces, and continuing through 1974 and 1976, which means that most of the different line-ups of Slim Chance are included though sadly not credited individually on this CD). Disc two contains over 70 minutes with two complete lengthy sets taken from BBC's In Concert series, in 1974 and 1976. READ MORE HERE

Disc 01
01. Ooh la La [1]
02. Flags & Banners [1]
03. How Come [1]
04. Anniversary [2]
05. Don't Try & Change My Mind [3]
06. One for the Road [3]
07. Steppin' & Reelin' [3]
08. Sweet Virginia [2]
09. Careless Love [1]
10. Lovely [2]
11. All or Nothing [3]

Disc 02
01. Last Orders
02. Anniversary
03. Roll on Babel
04. Lost/How Come?
05. You're So Rude
06. What Went Down (That Night With You)
07. Chicken Wired
08. Ooh la La
09. You Never Can Tell
10. Anniversary
11. Don't Try & Change My Mind [4]
12. Walk on By [4]
13. You Never Can Tell [4]
14. Steppin' & Reelin' [4]
15. Ooh la La [4]

Ronnie Lane: Guitar, Vocals
Kevin Westlake: Guitar, Vocals
Bruce Rowland: Drums
Chrissy Stewart: Bass
Benny Gallagher: Guitar, Accordion
Graham Lyle: Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Billy Livsey: Keyboards
Jimmy Jewel: Sax

Ronnie Lane: Guitar, Vocals
Charlie Hart: Keyboards, Fiddle
Ruan O'Lochlainn: Keyboards, Sax
Steve Simpson: Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle
Brian Belshaw: Bass
Guy Le Fleur: Drums.

Ronnie Lane: Guitar, Vocals
Charlie Hart: Keyboards, Fiddle
Steve Simpson: Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle
Brian Belshaw: Bass
Colin Davey: Drums

Ronnie Lane: Guitar, Vocals
Ian McLagan: Piano
Charlie Hart: Keyboards, Fiddle
Steve Simpson: Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle
Brian Belshaw: Bass
Colin Davey: Drums

+@ 2 CDs

sábado, 24 de novembro de 2012

Simo - Simo

Simo - Simo - 2011

J.D. Simo é um guitarrista norte-americano que começou suas aulas com apenas cinco anos. Como 15 ele já havia lançado um EP ao vivo com seu próprio Power Trio. Com um som baseado no blues-rock, não tardou para que SIno agradasse multidões com sua habilidade. Da mesma forma, a sua participação em shows e discos de artistas consagrados foi somente uma questão de tempo. Com apenas 20 anos, Simo já estava presente nos palcos de Lynyrd Skynyrd, Goo Goo Dolls e Santana,

Em 2006 mudou-se para Nashville aonde se estabeleceu como músico de estúdio, aparecendo em discos de Rodney Atkins, The Van Lears e Travis Meadows. Atualmente ele toca com a Don Kelley Band.

Ano passado ele formou um novo Trio com Frank Swart no baixo e Adam Abrashoff na bateria e entraram no estúdio para gravar um novo álbum - o primeiro em mais de cinco anos. O resultado está neste disco, simplesmente intitulado "Simo". Um belo disco cheio de rock, blues, solos e um vigoroso vocal; um belo disco como eram daqueles powers-trios dos anos 1970 (inclusive solo de bateria).

01. AOH
02. Shake It
03. Fool For You
04. Young Man, Old Man
05. Clementia's Lament
06. What's On Your Mind
07. That Same Thing
08. Thank You Tony Jones
09. Evil

sexta-feira, 16 de novembro de 2012

Steve Hunter - Short Stories

Steve Hunter - Short Stories - 2008

Review from CDBABY
Steve Hunter has been contributing his expertise, style and tone to other people’s albums for over 40 years. Starting with Mitch Ryder in 1971 and moving on to record and or tour with Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Julian Lennon, Bette Midler and Tracy Chapman to name a few.

He has had a longstanding working relationship and friendship with legendary record producer Bob Ezrin since those early albums, which continues today. From unforgettable tracks such as ‘Solsbury Hill (Peter Gabriel), ‘Train Kept Rolling’ (Aerosmith) and ‘Intro to Sweet Jane’ (Lou Reed).

Steve has recorded four albums under his own name: ‘Swept Away’ ‘The Deacon’ ‘Short Stories’ and Hymns For Guitar’. The latter two can be currently found on most major online stores.

Most recently Steve has featured heavily on the new Alice Cooper album ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ a successor to the hugely successful ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’ released in 1975 and also completed a world tour with Alice during 2011.

‘Short Stories’ is a collection of instrumentals full of mood and color.

“I have always admired authors such as O. Henry and Edgar Allan Poe for their ability to tell an amazing tale in a very few words. I am also a big fan of the old Twilight Zone series for the same reason. With “Short Stories” I’ve tried to do something similar only with music. Most of the songs on the CD are 3 minutes or less in length but I wanted each one to tell its own little story. I also think of each piece as a “sound picture”, projecting an aural image as well as telling a story. I hope you enjoy my collection of “Short Stories”.

01. One Night In Baghdad
02. Blue Sun    
03. Skin
04. Nylon Cafe
05. Tank Top
06. Flying Hippo
07. Long Shadow    
08. Gotta Strut
09. Busted Trigger Finger
10. Funk Booty
11. Peacework
12. Spider Web
13. Goodbye Abigail
14. Flying
15. Blue

sexta-feira, 9 de novembro de 2012

The Kinx - A Tribute to the Kinks 2

The Kinx - A Tribute to the Kinks 2 - 2010

Atendendo mais uma vez a um pedido que não fora feito, segue hoje o segundo disco de tributo  da The Kinx.

"...the best tribute band I've seen!"
Dave Davies

01. Stop Your Sobbing

02. Dandy
03. Autumn Almanac
04. Starstruck
05. Plastic Man
06. The Village Green Preservation Society

07. Apeman
08. Celluloid Heroes
09. Sleepwalker
10. A Rock 'N Roll Fantasy
11. Misfits
12. Low Budget
13. Come Dancing
14. State of Confusion
15. Don't Forget to Dance
16. Do It Again
17. Scattered
18. To the Bone
19. Mister Pleasant


sábado, 3 de novembro de 2012

The Kinx - A Tribute to The Kinks

The Kinx - A Tribute toThe Kinks - 2009

Review from TributeBandReviews

Kinks tribute band (The Kinx) first got together in 2007, the first year was dedicated almost entirely to re-recording the Kinks songs. They examined the music of The Kinks in the finest detail so as to re-create it in a recording made some 40 odd years later. The instruments used, who played which part using a particular type of ampli­fier, the dissection of each drum fill and the intricacies of the vocal arrangements were all pulled apart and put back to­gether again. This process lasted some 13 months.

The band emerged at the end of this long recording project with their minds still intact and went on the road. All of the musicians in The Kinx are seasoned professionals when it comes to performing live in previous guises. The band has already received fantastic responses, not least at Liv­erpool’s famous Cavern Club on the bill with The Undertakers and The Mojos. The Kinx have since been booked to perform 60′s shows with Liverpool Legends Gerry & The Pacemakers.

Let’s not forget that The Kinks along with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who were the ‘big 4′, the original ‘Britpop’ bands that defined a whole new musical generation back in the early sixties.

Now you can revisit those heady days when the world was changing so quickly from the austere times of the previous decade. Hair was growing longer, skirts were getting shorter, shirts were getting louder and pirate radio ruled the airwaves. The Kinx aim to make you smile when you remember those fantastic times. Tight 3 part harmonies and musicianship of the highest standard have combined to bring those fabulous Kinks songs from the swinging sixties back to life.

Attention to detail is paramount, authentic instruments and amplification is matched with a modern day state of the art sound system to deliver a truly magical musical experience. Attention has also been paid to the image, authentic 60′s Mod clothing as worn by the band, drainpipes and Chelsea boots, paisley shirts with penny drop collars and double cuffs – real Mod style for the iconic Kinks generation.

01. You Really Got Me
02. All Day and All of the Night
03. Tired of Waiting for You
04. Set Me Free
05. I Need You
06. See My Friends    
07. Till the End of the Day
08. Where Have All the Good Times Gone
09. Dedicated Follower of Fashion
10. A Well Respected Man    
11. Sunny Afternoon    
12. Dead End Street
13. Waterloo Sunset
14. David Watts
15. Death of a Clown
16. Picture Book    
17. Days    
18. Victoria
19. Lola