Rob Zombie : Dragula

It’s that time of the year when everything needs to turn spooky, so who better to celebrate with than Rob Zombie.  His music, movies and music videos have always been perfect Halloween material,  but that shouldn’t take away from the fact this is a damn fine tune.  That chorus will stick with you for the rest of the day…as it should!

 

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Rodriguez : I’ll Slip Away

‘I’ll Slip Away’ by Rodriguez is a bonus track on both of his albums, but it’s probably one of his finest songs. I think there are two versions out, but this is definitely the superior one.  Reminiscent of James Taylor, the Beatles and the Velvet Underground, this track perfectly embodies the great music of its time. Also I have come to the conclusion that string arrangements and this man’s vocals go together perfectly.

It must be pretty cool for an artist to realize that your music is suddenly popular all around the world 50 years after being released.

 

 

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Glass Candy : Miss Broadway

THIS WEEK’S GUEST POSTS by Ankur Tewari:

“I wear more than a few hats. I make music, write screenplays, front a pop-rock band, write lyrics – basically I spin stories so you could call me a storyteller. Strangely enough I find it hard to read fiction and love reading non-fiction. My music is available online @ www.soundcloud.com/ankur-tewari and my band, Ghalat Family, is active @ www.facebook.com/GhalatFamily.”


 

Disco always fascinates me. Italo Disco at that is still making people groove around the globe. Disco shall never die. Here’s ‘Glass Candy’ that makes you feel naughty.

 

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Lipps Inc. : Funkytown

THIS WEEK’S GUEST POSTS by Ankur Tewari:

“I wear more than a few hats. I make music, write screenplays, front a pop-rock band, write lyrics – basically I spin stories so you could call me a storyteller. Strangely enough I find it hard to read fiction and love reading non-fiction. My music is available online @ www.soundcloud.com/ankur-tewari and my band, Ghalat Family, is active @ www.facebook.com/GhalatFamily.”


 

I always wanted to play bass as a kid. This was one of the first songs that I imitated and air-guitar-ed as a bass player to.

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Cherry Ghost : Mathematics

Back in 2010, I was in Hamburg doing an apprenticeship when I discovered this song.  I remember I was sitting in my apartment doing some reading, when ‘Mathematics’ played on random. I must have played the song about 5 times after that.  There was something extremely elegant about the track. I remember then putting on my jacket and going outside for a 45 minute walk just so I could listen to the track on loop.

It is by far one of the most beautiful sounding songs I have come across in recent years. The part that always gets me?  That lead guitar in the chorus.  It is subtle but impossible to ignore with each repeated listen.

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Rodriguez : ‘Cause’

Yes, I am one of the many people who discovered Rodriguez after watching the documentary Searching for Sugarman. If you haven’t watched it yet, you really should. I’m so grateful that I did because through it I discovered this beautiful song. It’s the kind of track that’s perfect to play on loop as you lie back and watch the world drift on by.

 

 

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