Friday, November 27, 2020

Friday's Playlist: Awesome Beatles Cover (pt. 3)

Here's the next installment in our Beatles covers series. Another eclectic bunch of songs, some downright weird interpretations, a few more faithful ones... Enjoy, comment and share.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Friday's Playlist: Variations on the Bo Diddley Beat

 

This Friday's Playlist compiles some notable examples of songs that use the famous "Bo Diddley" beat. Of course, Bo Diddley didn't come up with that chugging rhythm. But he was one of the first ones to use it in the context of electric popular music.


Friday, November 13, 2020

5 years

Five years ago I had no words. Now, a few come to mind. Words of anger, words of hate, words of sadness and pain. These things and these people never stop. Whether they're blowing themselves up in a concert for teenage girls in Manchester or opening fire on schoolchildren in Parkland, Florida. Emboldened, galvanized, brainwashed by their fanatic, bigoted leaders the world over. Enjoy your death cult, just leave the rest of us be. We just want to listen to music.

AC/DC - Power Up



The first thing I noticed as I listened to Power Up, AC/DC's first album in over five years, is how prominent the bass is. Not that Cliff Williams, who was coaxed out of a well-deserved retirement in Florida, has changed his playing style. His lines still have a spartan, essential quality to them. They are the perfect foil to Phil Rudd's playing. Nothing is ornate, and nothing is wasted. The quintessential rock and roll backbone. The bass is just louder than you're used to hearing in AC/DC.

November 13th, 2020: Friday the 13th

Hey, it's Friday the 13th! What do you know? We threw together a little playlist for the occasion. We've tried not to put too many duplicates with our Halloween playlist from last year but inevitably there are some overlaps...

Friday, November 6, 2020

Friday's Playlist: Awesome Beatles Covers (part 2)


 A few weeks ago we shared a playlist of Beatles covers, so here's the follow-up to that. Pop, Blues, Metal, Jazz, Reggae... You can play the Beatles in any style. Enjoy, comment and share!

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Introducing Electric Eye Radio

Here's a fun new item. If you're an Apple Music subscriber, you can listen to our very own radio station. Full of classic tracks, but also some more obscure personal favorites in a wide array of genres: rock of course, but also jazz, blues, country, funk, metal, soul, folk and even some classical music.

Check it out here:

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ELECTRIC EYE RADIO PAGE