Friday, January 31, 2020

Ange @ le Trianon, Paris - 31 janvier 2020

Il y a un demi-siècle jour pour jour, Ange donnait son premier concert, dans une configuration évidemment bien différente du groupe qui tourne aujourd'hui. L'occasion pour son meneur historique Christian Décamps d'organiser un beau raout entre les murs, tremblants forcément, du splendide Trianon, vénérable théâtre de Pigalle plein comme un oeuf de poule dentée.

Friday's Playlist: Last Week's Originals (part three)

This Friday's Playlist features last week's songs in their original versions.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Darkness @ La Cigale, Paris - January 26th, 2020

I have to admit that I missed the Darkness boat when they broke big a little over fifteen years ago. I did rock out to their first album Permission To Land and its infectious hit single I Believe In A Thing Called Love, but because of their humour I unfairly dismissed them as a novelty act, bordering on parody. Mea maxima culpa.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday's Playlist: Awesome Covers (part three)

Yep, it's that time again. Time again to check out some covers of well-known songs. And just to help the transition with last week's playlist, we are starting with Bobby Whitlock's soulful version of Layla. Of course, Whitlock was the keyboard player and second vocalist in Derek & the Dominos, which gives his version an aura of legitimacy.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Friday's Playlist: Layla and Assorted Songs For Pattie Boyd

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Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, the seminal double LP by Eric Clapton's short lived band Derek & the Dominos, is as legendary for the music it contains as it is for the painting that adorns its cover and the circumstances that led to its writing and recording. It's a necessary item for any music lover's collection: if you like blues, rock, soul, guitar, love songs, then you owe it to yourself to listen to this masterpiece.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Friday's Playlist: Slash - Sessions & Contributions

This Friday's Playlist features some of Slash's guest appearances outside his usual bands, for no reason other than Slash is fucking awesome. I know it's common knowledge, but it bears repeating.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Friday's Playlist: Great Live Performances (part one)

Happy New Year!

To celebrate the advent of 2020, here is little selection of great live versions of songs we know and love.