Bob Dylan is everything and more. He is the ground we stand on and the air we breathe. Without him, nothing.
Every now and then Dylan release bootlegs filled with alternative takes, unreleased stuff, live recordings – a gift that keeps on giving.
A humble thanks to our hero and check out Most Of The Time below. This is very far from the take that landed on the Daniel Lanois-produced album Oh Mercy back in 89. It’s from Tell Tale Signs (2008, bootleg 8) – stripped down and amazing. Breaks us down every single time.
• Thanksgiving Thursday and we look back. Try this excellent cover of Tainted Love by Imelda May – the Irish rover from Dublin who with her voice and carisma shuts the face of every modern day cowboy. The rockabilly godess, no doubt.
See her live? Mrs May gigs Sheffield Nov 28 and Manchester Nov 29.
It is friday, time to start the weekend. And what better way than with an old friend. The album Come Around Sundown didnt really hit me when I first heard it in 2010… But it has grown on me. Matured if you will.
Picture yourself driving. Driving a pickup truck down a dusty road in the south…
Shotgun in the rear window. Torn up seats. An old cassette stereo. This is what you want to listen to.
In 2008 this band released the meanest EP of that year. ”Bootleg” had that raw, unafraid sound of a breaking band from L.A. The album did not really live up to my expectations, although a fantastic album all the same. But the songs that led up to it all. Those first tunes still has me dancing like a maniac.
So crank that dial up the maximum, break open that bottle and kick off those sticky shoes. Funeral Party makes this friday too easy!