We have a nice selection of music for you guys to sink your teeth into this week. Every week we put together a selection of music that spans decades and really brings a wide range of music to anybody who wants to find something they might not of heard before or something they might have forgotten. I read just the other day that hippies have a great taste in music, I’ll let you be the judge of that.
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The Who, Baba O’Riley, Who’s Next, 1971
Who’s Next is the fifth studio album by English rock band The Who. Baba O’Riley was the first song on the album and for me is just a great song.
“Baba O’Riley” was included in Time magazine’s list of the All-Time 100 Songs,
Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.
It has appeared in a number of films and television shows, including CSI: NY, Miami Vice, House MD and The Peanuts Movie in 2015.
For me the start of this song is just great, it really draws you in and just makes you want to hear more.
Jazz (Big Band)
Frank Sinatra, I Won’t Dance, A Swingin’ Affair! 1957
Frank Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.
Sinatra’s music has been considered timeless by many. This song although not written by Sinatra really gives a good feel for his more playful and funky songs.
Alela Diane, The Rifle, The Pirate’s Gospel, 2004
This American Singer song writer has a superb voice and should be in everyone’s record collection.
The songs for her album The Pirate’s Gospel were written on a trip to Europe. They were recorded in her father’s studio and were initially self-released in 2004, in paper and lace sleeves with hand lettering. The album was issued in revised form by Holocene Music in October 2006, and received widespread critical acclaim.
I love her voice and think the album from which this song comes is beautiful.
Cake, Mr. Mastodon Farm, Motorcade of Generosity, 1994
Cake are a band that really brings back some fun to music production, they are an American alternative rock band from Sacramento, California.
Their sounds of funky guitar and trumpets along with abstract lyrics really come together to create something quite special.
Songs like ‘Sheep go to Heaven’, ‘Satan is my motor’ and ‘Jesus Wrote a Blank Check’ are to name but a few of their strange titled songs.
This is taken from their debut album, they have made it in to the mainstream recently with some of their newer stuff but I have always like the older albums.
They also did a version of ‘I Will Survive’ which certainly adds to funk to the song.
Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fortunate Son, Willy and the Poor Boys, 1969
This is a great song to introduce you to Creedence, great played loud.
This American rockers had a string of hits during the late 60’s and early 70’s. Despite their San Francisco Bay Area origins, they portrayed a Southern rock style, with lyrics about bayous, catfish, the Mississippi River, and other popular elements of Southern United States iconography, as well as political and socially-conscious lyrics about topics including the Vietnam War.
The band performed at 1969’s famed Woodstock Festival.
Chill Out, Ambient
Aphex Twin, #3 (Rubarb), Selected Ambient Works Volume II
So we mentioned the very talanted Richard D James (APhex Twin) a few weeks ago but that was more of the beats stuff.
This piece of music is from his Selected Ambient Works Volume II album and is so very chilled out.
This was one of the albums I listened to when all I did was smoke the herb, it really takes you away.
This is modern day classical music, Richard D James is a master composer and modern day legend.
Rolling Stone stated this album was James creating “an enriched, wraparound style of burp-andwhoosh programming, the perfect soundtrack for pulling the pieces of your brain back together after spilling them all over the club floor. The first dance album to celebrate the rhythms in your head.”
The Chemical Brothers, Three Little Birdies Down Beats, Exit Planet Dust, 1995
It was the summer of 97 and I was 16 and the V Music festival was in full swing.
The dance tent had some great acts including Daft Punk, Propellerheads, Sneaker Pimps and Bentley Rhythm Ace but The Chemical Brothers were the headline act.
Mind blowing is all I can say. Their earlier music including this album and Dig Your Own Hole were when the Brothers really had me hooked.
Get this album and turn it up.
Vivaldi, SUMMER Concerto No.2 in g, Op.8 – Allegro, The Four Seasons, written in about 1723 and were published in 1725
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric.
Born in Venice, he is recognised as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe.
The Four Seasons is the best known of Vivaldi’s works and should be listened to in its entirety, but I have just taken one of the seasons I like the best.
Truly beautiful music.
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