Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Beatlesque Power pop: Kenny Herbert - The Last Song In Abbey Road (2005 self released) Flac & mp3@320
The actual ambience and natural acoustics in this studio are by far the very best I have heard. Just to have recorded in the place the Fab Four had done it all was a unique and unforgettable experience.
David Paton who plays bass on the Album has worked at Abbey Road before in the 70's and had Alan Parsons as his engineer, in fact recorded a No.1 song 'January' which he wrote and recorded.
On the site of the original Cavern there is a statue to the Beatles, and as the inscription says 'four lads who shook the world'. John, Paul, George and Ringo. The Beatles have, and always will be the single biggest musical influence for myself and the rest of the boys throughout our lives. After finishing the album in Studio 2, Abbey Road we visited Liverpool, were we gave a impromptu 'live' performance in the back room of the White Star Bar which is on that famous winding road called Mathew street. The White Star is a timeless, friendly bar were the Beatles used to go to write songs and even today you still get the good feeling and atmosphere of the real Liverpool from a time gone by. We can only hope that places like this will always remain unchanged for as long as is possible. The live Mersey music that once belted out from the Cavern is no more, but one thing is certain...the songs and melodies will be listened to and enjoyed forever"
• We are again playing this August at the World Beatle Convention on BBC Merseyside in Liverpool. The Beatles convention happens on the last weekend of August every year an attracts Bands for all over the world....Unmissable if you are a fan!!
He then went on to play with Macca on Mull of Kintyre, then Elton John for 8 years. On all these songs I have tried not to copy the Beatles (which is impossible) but to keep the feel of all the great melodies from the 60's. On track 8 on the Last song in Abbey Road, 'I don't know why' I hired string players from one of the best London orchestras.
Kenny Herbert is a musician from Edinburgh, Scotland and had worked with a lot of different musicians. But you will always hear his love for the Beatles and the sound of the ''british invasion''.
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Australian GaragePsychedelic2008SixtiesPowerPopStyle Music by: Green Circles - Tavistock Road (2008 Off The Hip Records) Flac & mp3@320
Can't find a review about the record so i will give you a few infos. The band is from South Australia and releasing records since around 2000. This album was released in 2008. Green Circles are: Roy Beaumont, guitars ; John Gilbert, drums/percussion/vocals ; Mark Gilbert, lead vocals/tambourine ; Andrew Piper, guitars/ukulele/harmonica/vocals.
The album is influenced by different music styles like 60s garage, Psychedelia, Power pop. I love it really much and recommend it. Maybe you give it a try...
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Despite critical raves at the time and the undeniable high quality of the songs, the Dwight Twilley Band never quite achieved the success they so sorely deserved. XXI collects the finer moments of the band's brief recording career, which only ran from 1976 to 1978, as well as highlights from Twilley's solo work, spanning from 1979 to late 1995.
This 21-track compilation offers a good sampling of album favorites, the hits ("I'm On Fire" and "Girls" -- both peaked at number 16), some lost should-of-been hits ("Shark" and "Somebody to Love"), a never-before-released song from an aborted 1994 album and a newly recorded track, "That Thing You Do."
Dwight Twilley is one of the great artists in power pop who is (despite his few hits) with his work very underrated. He never achieved the success he deserved with his music. Most of his songs have a special depth, not only in the ballads. There is no other power pop artist where you can hear that obviously what was the musical favourites (except the Beatles) of Twilley as a young man. No one carried the original Rock'n'Roll, how it sounds in the fifties, into power pop music like Twilley. And that's audible in a lot of his songs. Little Richard, Eddy Cochran, Elvis - they all are in the music of Dwight Twilley.
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Various Artists - Garage Beat '66 Vol.6 ''Speak of the Devil'' (2006 Sundazed Records) Flac & mp3@320
These bands frequently made up for what they lacked in ability and originality with an abundance of verve and self-perceived panache, and if they did manage to make a record, it was usually derivative and crude, but often fascinatingly so, even if few of these releases ever so much as dented a regional play list.
These are the kinds of musical artifacts that Sundazed has collected in its Garage Beat series, of which this is the sixth volume. Subtitled Speak of the Devil, this installment features a heavy dose of sneering, attitude-laden garage gems recorded between 1965 and 1967, including the William Penn Fyve's wry "Swami" (the organ player from the band, Gregg Rolie, went on to greater fame with Santana and then later still with Journey), Neal Ford & the Fanatics' "Good Men (Are Hard to Find)," the Road Runners' "Goodbye" (this one could have easily been a big pop hit in a world with a fair and equitable music distribution system) and a spirited version of Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love" by the Druids of Stonehenge.
Nothing here would have toppled the Beatles or the Rolling Stones back in the day, but now, some forty years on, these tracks still sound wonderfully snotty and free of annoying finesse. What a time it was.(allmusic.com)
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