Another week at hippy clothing HQ has flown by, where does the time go?
I have been saving up and keeping music that pops up on our ipod as we use the random feature. I have found that using random is a great way to reconnect with music that you may not otherwise decide to listen to, give it a try yourself and see what tunes crop up that you haven’t heard for ages. This weeks music selections cross a wide variety of styles and dates, I hope you like.
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Johnny Cash, Hurt, American IV: The Man Comes Around, 2002
I could have used any number of Johnny Cash songs as the man has a massive back catalogue,
this song however shows he was still going strong in his 70’s.
This song is a cover of the Nine Inch Nails song and from my point of view is better than the original.
This song was released a year before Johnny died, his death followed close on the footsteps of his wife who
departed this world 4 months previously.
Mod Revival, Soul
The Jam, Town Called Malice, The Gift, 1982
The Jam fronted by Paul Weller were the sound of the 80’s mod movement.
In the 60’s and 70’s you have The Who but the Jam were the definitive sound in the 80’s.
The simple 3 piece arrangement mixed with Weller’s voice makes for a great upbeat sound that’s easy to dance to.
Indie Rock, Indie Folk
Bombay Bicycle Club, How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep, A different Kind Of Fix, 2011
I have chosen this song because its just happy, the music is great, Jack Steadman is the lead vocalist who
has a very recognisable voice that works well with their sound.
If you want to bounce around to something that is happy go lucky then this 4 piece band may be for you.
Soul, Pop Rock
Paolo Nutini, Iron Sky, Caustic Love, 2014
So when this guy first hit the radio I wasn’t really interested, back in 2006 he released his
debut album ‘These Streets’ which although on whole not a bad album it was very much aimed at pop.
His second album was fun but was still missing something for me at least.
His third album ‘Caustic Love’ has shown how far Paolo has come in his musical writing.
This album shows a boy grown into a man, his voice is absolutely amazing with real power and his song writing ability is spot on.
Psychedelic rock, acid rock, folk rock
Country Joe and the Fish, Rock Coast Blues, I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die, 1967
Country Joe McDonald and Barry “The Fish” Melton formed the band in the 1960’s and were
prominent group in the San Francisco music scene during the 60’s.
Much of the music was written by the founding members and revolved around protest songs.
This is one of their bluesy songs and really lets a newcomer to their music get used to their sound.
Parov Stelar, Booty Swing, The Princess, 2012
Parov Stelar (Marucs Füreder) was born in Austria in 1974.
He is known as one of the leading pioneers in electro swing, mixing jazz, house electo and break beats
to produce funky tunes.
This DJ, producer is one to watch, just let the beat kick in before you decide if you you like it or not,
you just can’t help dancing.
Aphex Twin, Pac Man (Power Pill), Pac Man 1992
Richard D James (AKA Aphex Twin) has been part of my music collection for a very long time.
You’ve probably all heard his music in TV programs and films but never even knew it.
This guy is in my eyes the leading pioneer of electronic music, he creates his own samples and makes both ambient and techno songs.
His Selected Ambient Works albums are some of the most chilled music you can find.
Pac Man is really a bit of fun and should be viewed as such, this is why we thought we would included it in this weeks music recommendations.
Please note all music videos posted are show as recommendations of great music that I have grown up with and think other people will appreciate, please show your support for these bands by purchasing their music, music can only ever grow if we show our support