I tried reaching out to Ben Woods on his Youtube channel to tell him I'd awarded this album my Album of the Week, but the confused fellow has deleted my comment twice now. I don't want to be rude but... some people...
It's still a good album though, so I won't be churlish and replace it.
This might have been a hit for "The Top of The Pops Singers" if Queen hadn't done it first! I remember you used to get these knock off Top of the Pops albums where none on the songs were by the original artists as prizes at the funfair. To be fair, it's not a bad cover at all, but side by side with Queen, it lacks punch. I don't believe these albums were officially affiliated with the BBC's Top of The Pops.
Quite an odd plot to this song. I can't quite work out if the aliens want to get conquer us of just party. Nevertheless, it's a good sound and I give it bonus points for attempting to cover subject matter a little off the beaten track.
Love this band. I think they're Spanish despite song titles and singing in English. Haven't been able to find out too much about them at the moment except they've been around for about 35 years!. The singer for me is somewhere bewteen Tenpole Tudor, Lloyd Cole and ooh I dunno Steven Tyler perhaps? Smashing fast paced rock - bass and keyboards very Stanglersesque.
OK, this is going into a new shelf called Vile. Not because I want to collect filth like this, but because I want to gather as much of it as is possible in one place prior to purging it all from the database. Argue by all means if you think I'm wrong, but this sort of rubbish can't be helping anyone in a positive way, can it?
How the F%&* can you have Christian Grindcore? That is an oxymoron right there. Grindcore has got to be the most unholy of all the genres!
I am seriously considering purging DigMusic of any albums which contain grotesque and obscene song titles (such as this one) for the reason that I don't believe they are healthy.
I'm intending to write a blog post on the subject soon.
I'm not saying that anyone who listens to this kind of filth is evil, but I'm not sure I want to play any part in proliferating this kind of noise which seems to glorify violence, torture, rape, mayhem and death. I certainly don't want a future killer to find the track that inspired him (or her) on Digmusic. I'd be interested to know your thoughts on this.
This is interesting, I didn't know about it until I clicked on the Wikipedia link in the description and read up on it. I think it's really cool that Nick Mason wants to recreate or relive the early performances of Pink Floyd - for whatever reason. I'm a huge fan of Pink Floyd's pre Dark Side of The Moon Sid Barret era recordings, in fact I would even go as far to say that I prefer their earlier work from this period.
I won't talk about the music here too much as that is very subjective. Some fans like me will love it but there are doubtless those who will call it a travesty and think it is sacrilegious in some way. I would disagree with those types and defend it on the basis that the members of the band are doing this for no other reason than the shear enjoyment of it. It's great to hear and this must have been a fun gig to attend. I will look out for them in the future as I would love to see them in a smallish venue.
I must admit I was intrigued as to what Gary Kemp was going to sound like doing this sort of stuff. I have to say, he does an excellent job.
If you say this is not as good as the original then I think you are missing the point.
I hope they do more gigs and hopefully another album. I would love to hear them do The Scarecrow.
Free Hand is the seventh album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant. It was released in 1975.
It was Gentle Giant's first album with their new label Chrysalis Records in the UK. It is noted for its high production values, and for a less dissonant, more accessible feel than their previous album The Power and the Glory. It was their highest-charting album in the US and the only one to reach the Top 50 on the Billboard Album Chart.
In addition to the usual stereo version the album was also mixed in 4-channel quadraphonic sound in 1976. The 4-channel mix was not used until 2012 when it finally appeared on DVD with encoding in multichannel LPCM, DTS and Dolby Digital surround sound formats.
Lewis Everett Childre, or as fans know him, Lew Childre, that Boy From Alabam, was born to Judge C. T. and Ada (Atwell) Childre in Opp, Alabama. He also had a brother, Winford and a sister, Opal.
In 1923 after completing pre-med studies at the University of Alabama, Lew Childre, joined the Milt Tolbert tent show in North Carolina. He entertained by singing songs that were popular at the time. He also honed his talents as a buck dancer and comedian.
Soon Lew put together his own jazz band, The Alabama Cotton Pickers. One of the young members was Lawrence Welk. Welk would later become famous in his own right as leader of his band and television show.
About 1925 old time music was becoming quite popular. Lew decided to make a change to this type music. He learned to play the guitar using a steel bar. In 1929 and 1930 Lew worked as a solo artist on stations in San Angelo, Texas and Hot Springs, Arkansas.....