Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Sword / Year Long Disaster

I scooped this cool 7 inch at The Sword show I attended this past November.  You can order a copy here.  I borrowed a friend's record player to run into the computer and record this gem when I did the QOTSA record.  The Sword does "Cold Sweat" (Thin Lizzy cover), and Year Long Disaster does "Maiden, Mother & Crone" (The Sword cover). 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Freedom Hawk Coolness

Hey everyone!  They had this sweet widget up on the Freedom Hawk website and I thought it would be a good way to share some of their outstanding music again.  Enjoy.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Careful with that...

I've recently had some luck unearthing some epic music the past few weeks.  Clutch is one of my favorite bands, and I am pleased to find out that they are embarking on a short headlining tour in the U.S. in the near future.  There are details on their website.  This EP was a promo sent to radio stations and such.  According to Discogs, the cover art came from a contest held on the band's website, and the band chose the winner.  Several of the songs can be found elsewhere, but the radio edit of the title track is neat if you haven't heard it.  It's mixed a little differently.  And, the last song, Frankenstein, is an extended cut that is exclusive to this promo EP.

Enjoy some Clutch and show some love if they come to a city near you.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Songs for the Death

Songs for the Death (Alternate Versions from the album 'Songs for the Deaf')

Track Listing:
1 You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar But I Feel Like A Millionaire (Rough Version) 2:36
2 No One Knows (Orchestral Arrangement. No Guitar Solo. Piano Conclusion) 4:44
3 Firth It Giveth (Slow. Rough Version) 3:18
4 Hanging Tree (Album Version. Unmixed) 3:07
5 Go With The Flow (Rough Version. Added Percussion) 3:04
6 Do It Again (Alternate Lyrics) 2:48
7 God Is On The Radio (No Reverb On Guitar & Drums) 5:43
8 Another Love Song (Album Version. Unmixed) 3:01
9 Song For The Deaf (Instrumental) 5:01
10 Mosquito Song (Alternate Vocal & Guitar Arrangements. Minus Alain Johannes Guitar) 5:36

I ran across this extremely rare gem at a local record store that has re-emerged here in Johnson City, TN. Backdoor Records was home to this outstanding find.  Most rock fans will probably need no introduction to Songs for the DeafQueens of the Stone Age has become quite a musical force in the alternative rock, stoner rock world.  This album is a collection of some alternate mixes and versions of songs from the previously mentioned QOTSA classic.

I have been able to find very little information about this release, if anyone has any additional info, let me know.  Also, if this one is new to you, leave a comment.  I was really excited about this find, I hope you guys are too.

Righteous Fool

These fellows opened for Clutch and Kylesa when I saw them on New Year's at the Orange Peel.  Great sound, but I would hope so coming from a couple of Corrosion of Conformity veterans.  This is just the two song EP, but they are two good songs.  An excellent blend of metal, hard rock, and stoner rock.

The story about how I got these songs is pretty neat, if anyone would be interested, just ask.  I got these from the source, with some awesome customer service.  Righteous Fool is in the studio recording the full length and it should be around soon.  Keep a check on these guys.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Devon Allman's Honeytribe

I got to see these guys last night at a new music venue in Johnson City, TN.  Spring Street Music Hall looks to be a really nice place, and a decent sized local venue.  I really hope it gets a good start and does well.  It will be a great enhancement to the local music scene.  Devon Allman's Honeytribe put on an outstanding live show!  Devon Allman is the son of Gregg Allman, and, honestly, he sounds a lot like him too, but with a newer, rockier twist.  They showcased some southern rock, blues, funk, and pulled it all off well.  I was pretty surprised by the awesome cover of "Purple Rain."  And, of course, he threw in some new versions of his dad's songs.  Kevin Abernathy Band opened, and did not disappoint.  Abernathy could really shred the guitar, and his rhythm section was outstanding.  Overall, a great show in a rockin' new venue.

Space Age Blues is the Honeytribe's second album.  I really love the whole thing.  A great blend of rock, funk, and blues.  Allman's vocals are soulful and strong, and he is a very impressive guitarist.  The band sounds great, and the recording is a must for any fan of the Allman Brothers, southern rock, rock, and blues.  Huey Lewis appears on the album's opener to pepper in a little harmonica.  I would highly suggest checking these guys out if you get a chance.