Yusuf/Cat Stevens "Tell 'Em I'm Gone", released in 2014. Today I'm not feeling too well. Had an unpleasant visit to the dentist ... and there are a couple of more visits to come. Since the 70s Yusuf a.k.a. Cat Stevens has always been one of my favourite artists. His music is perfect to ease the pain and calm down. I wouldn't necessarily compare his new music (since 2006) with his classic oeuvre from the 70s. But I'm glad he decided to make records again. I enjoy his last albums very much. This one is quite bluesy and it was produced by Rick Rubin. Like many British musicians from his generation he was very much influenced by American Blues and R&B recording artists. On "Tell 'Em I'm Gone" this influence is clearly audible like never before. There are five new originals and five cover versions. Among them a fab version of Procol Harum's "The Devil Came From Kansas", "You Are My Sunshine" in a cool bluesy style, the beautiful "Dying To Live" by Edgar Winter and "Big Boss Man", written by Luther Dixon and Al Smith. Favourite original compositions: "Doors", "Gold Digger" and "I Was Raised In Babylon". Guest appearances by Richard Thompson, Charlie Musselwhite, Matt Sweeney and the African group Tinariwen. --- 🎼🎸🎤🎶🎹 #vinyl#vinylgram#vinylcollection#vinylgen_feature#vinyligclub#vinyloftheday#vinylcommunity#vinylcollectionpost#vinyladdict#33rpm#nowplaying#nowspinning#record#recordcollector#recordplayer#recordcollection#goodmusic#yusuf#catstevens#singersongwriter#legend#songwriter
It's time to help you with your musical education again. I feel you've been lazy lately, and you have no less than three lessons today, so pay attention and take notes! 👩🏫👩🎓😄 This day was really important in the history of popular music. In 1969, Abbey Road was released in the UK. Don't know if you've heard about it, but it's a pretty well known album. 😉 Your home assignment is to listen to side 2 in its entirety. 😎 In 1981, Bruce Dickinson joined Iron Maiden. One of the best singers in one of the greatest heavy metal bands ever. I really enjoy all the classics from the 80s but especially Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son. 🤘❤️ One could argue that they only ever made one song and just repeated it on all their albums, but that wouldn't be accurate... or would it? 😂 Bonus info: As far as I know, Bruce D is the only heavy metal singer certified to pilot a Boeing 747! That's Rock'n'Roll!! And the last lesson for today: In 1987 Michael Jackson started a 6 week run as number 1 in the US album chart for his Bad album. It didn't sell as well as Thriller, but still sold 4 million copies in the first year. Not Bad... 😫😊 Hope you liked today's lesson! ✌️ (Source: thisdayinmusic.com) #abbeyroad#ironmaiden#michaeljackson#1969#1987#1981#musichistory#thisdayinmusic
Kool G Rap & Dj Polo’s seminal debut album ‘Road to the Riches’ arrived in 1989. By that point G Rap had built a solid fan base after a run of successful singles for Marley Marl’s Juice Crew. With this release though G Rap took both his career and Mafioso rap to the next level. ‘Road to the Riches’ Showcased G Rap’s insane talent for spinning tales of life on the streets of NYC. His rhymes hit harder than anyone else in the game at this point, and to this day he’s most rappers favourite MC.
Backed by the scratching skills of DJ Polo and fully produced by the legendary Marley Marl (who’s Cold Chillin' were behind the albums original release) ‘Road to the Riches’ marks the start of a now legendary career with tracks like ‘Men at Work’ - 5 minutes of relentlessly fire lyrical wordplay, with lines like: "I drop rhymes on paper and then build a sky- scraper/When I die scientists will preserve my brain/Donate it to science to answer the unexplained”. The album’s lead single and title track ‘Road to the Riches’ features hard-hitting lyrics about the life of a drug dealer, but its infectious pi- ano beat saw the track hit heavy rotation on YoMTVraps and become the G Rap’s biggest hit to date.
As well as boasting the unrivalled talent of G Rap, the album benefited from Marls forward thinking sampling, ‘Car’s samples Gary Numan’s hit of the same name & ‘Rhymes Express' samples Kraftwerk’s ‘Trans Europe Express.’ Omerta Inc. Will be reissuing one of the benchmark Hip Hop debut’s this October with two different vinyl pressings. The first pressing, limited to 300 copies will be on 180gm yellow vinyl with purple and blue splatter. Each copy will come individually hand numbered on the back cover in gold pen and housed in a high quality matte jacket with original art- work and insert; available exclusively through the Omerta Inc. store. The second pressing will be on 180gm split blue and yellow vinyl and will be available from record stores upon the album’s release on October 27th @fatbeats @kgrfilms
Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies "Hey Ladies" is a song by American hip hopgroup the Beastie Boys, featured on their album Paul's Boutique. It was the album's only charting single, hitting #36 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is also the first single in history to chart in the Top 20 of both the Billboard Hot Rap Singles and Modern Rock Tracks charts, hitting #10 on the former and #18 on the latter.
Who loves #vinyl ? Tag a vinyl lover here. Announcing an exciting new collab with @leestavall | this oct I'll be in the studio with them recording live to 7" vinyl each unique and available for purchase on their site or from me directly. Shoot me a DM if you're interested in buying one and I'll pre-order one for you ✨✨✨✨
Only one way to test the new #quad speakers, and that's with the latest offering from Queens Of The Stone Age. 'Villains' is a slightly different direction from previous albums, I personally love it with its hints of post punky synth electro vibes, yet it still has the Queens' signature sound and it got them to No.1 status. The artwork is outstanding, and this copy comes with 14 individual prints. Well Josh Homme (and the others obvs), you've done it again!
If you've haven't heard it yet, give it a listen! 👌
Vinyl Night Tuesdays continues tonight. Pack up your vinyl and join @recordlounge to share your tunes with the Unicorn! Stay late for our late night happy hour from 10pm-1am. Don't worry, Uber is ready for you.
#WeirdScenesInsidetheGoldMine is #TheDoors ' second compilation album (following 13) and first to be released after the death of Jim Morrison, in January 1972. The album's title is a lyric from the song "The End". The album was released on compact disc for the first time on 19 May 2014 (almost exactly a year after keyboardist Ray Manzarek died). The album was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album cover was designed by Bill Hoffman, with inside band shots by Joel Brodsky.
Two of the songs on the compilation, "Who Scared You" and "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further," were originally released as B-sidesto 1969's "Wishful Sinful" and 1971's "Love Her Madly," respectively. They were not available again until "Who Scared You" appeared in The Doors: Box Set in 1997 and "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further" appeared in the 2006 Perception box set.
The version of "Who Scared You" that was released on The Doors: Box Set is an edited version, as part of the last verse is omitted. The full length song was released in 1999 on Essential Rarities and later on the 2006 remastered release of The Soft Parade as a bonus track.