Friday, 15 July 2011

Thin Lizzy - 'The Boys Are Back In Town' - Live

Friday night they'll be dressed to kill down at Dino's bar and grill The drink will flow and blood will spill If the boys want to fight, you'd better let them

70’s Pick of the Week

“The Boys are Back in Town”, Thin Lizzy (1976) 

This song was number one in their native Ireland and charted well (12 in the U.S., 8 in the U.K.) other countries. With twin lead guitars of Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson; this song epitomized the male-dominated rock of the seventies. It has been used in just a multitude of things, recently in the show Entourage. It has been covered by Bon Jovi, The Cardigans, Belle and Sebastian, Everclear, and many more.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Sweet Celtic music to fill the air a wee bit...

Anne Briggs - Anne Briggs
Dick Gaughan - Handful of Earth

The Corrs - Forgiven, Not Forgotten

The Chieftains - The Long Black Veil

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Eurogliders - Heaven (Must Be There) (1984)

Heaven, must be there-ere Well, it's just got to be there-ere I've never - never seen Eden I don't wanna live in this place

Quick Hit

“Heaven (Must be There), Eurogliders (1984)

If you ever bought LP records you will remember the smell and feel of fresh vinyl. If you never have, you really missed out on a very pleasant tactile experience.  Let me explain-

The LP format was a thing of art. First of all you had cover art, which could have excellent art, pictures, or designs and would often have a very readable wealth of information on the back of the cover. It was not too tiny like on CDs and not non-existent like on downloadable music. The records themselves would have sleeves (inside the cover) that often contained the lyrics of songs and/or a blurb about the band and detailed credits of who and how the record was produced. In short you could learn a lot about it before you even played it (or even bought it for that matter).

Monday, 11 July 2011

Don't Forget the Davo-rama "Comment to Win Contest"

TO WIN: Starting July 4, 2011, simply make a meaningful comment on any Davo-rama Music blog past or present and you are automatically entered to win. Each comment counts as one 'ticket' in the draw to be held August 20th, 2011. Please put your first name and initial under your comment. I will then post the name of the winner and we can arrange contact info off-line so that I can send the Box set out to you.

Grand Prize:
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era"

Warren Zevon-15-Werewolves of London

You better stay away from him, He'll rip your lungs out, Jim, Huh! I'd like to meet his tailor.

Songs Everyone Should Know

“Werewolves of London”, Warren Zevon (1978)

I saw Warren Zevon about a year before he died. He performed “Werewolves of London” and it was still very good, but was somehow tinged with sadness or something I could not quite put my finger on. The imagery in the song is still poignant but the style is a bit dated now.  We seem to like things much darker now, and there was something fun about this song.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs

U2 - War

Feline Groovy - Various

Heavy Sugar - Various