“Should Have Known Better” is the second single from Sufjan Stevens’ upcoming ‘Carrie & Lowell,’ the follow-up to “No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross.” ‘Carrie and Lowell’ drops 3.31.15 via Asthmatic Kitty Records. We have tried to get our hands on the special edition, clear vinyl, but won’t know until they ship.
Stream “Should Have Known Better” and “No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross” below.
Yes, “love power peace” recorded live at the Olympia, in Paris in 1971, was the triple LP that was shelved and unreleased, until now.
• First release of 3-LP set as envisioned by James Brown
• Includes deluxe jacket with rare photos and liner notes by Alan Leeds
• Mastered from Brown’s 1971 mixdown reels, unused until now
James Brown’s magnum opus! Love Power Peace is the sound of the Godfather and his youngblood J.B.’s (including Bootsy and Catfish Collins) electrifying a crazed Parisian audience on March 8, 1971. Sequenced and mixed by Brown himself for a planned triple album, the set was shelved when key band members departed before it could be issued. Here, for the first time, are the sides as intended, exactly as delivered by James Brown Productions to his label in 1971—a 3-LP set with each disc mastered from the original mixdown reels, and each with a unique name, Love, Power and Peace!
Brown and band rip through recent singles like “Sex Machine,” “Super Bad,” “Give It Up or Turnit a Loose” and “Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved” with a metronomic precision laid down by bassist Bootsy Collins and drummer Jabo Starks. “Ain’t It Funky Now” — formerly a slow, simmering groove — is transformed into a fast, funky tour de force in which newbie Catfish Collins unleashes one of the most badass guitar solos ever, while a medley of three other Brown standards (“Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”/“I Got You (I Feel Good)”/“I Got the Feelin’ ”) blazes by faster than the Godfather of Soul’s personal Learjet. Interspersed with just the right amount of slow numbers like “Georgia on My Mind,” and including tracks from the show’s supporting acts that were not included on the 1992 CD (which was a remixed, incomplete show), this document of the funk revolution features rare photos and liner notes by tour director Alan Leeds. The way to jump on board for a trip through James’ world at the height of his career!
SIDE ONE: Introduction • Brother Rapp • Ain’t It Funky • Georgia On My Mind – Part I SIDE TWO: Georgia On My Mind – Part II • Sunny • Introduction: Bobby Bird • Signed, Sealed and Delivered • I Need Help – Part I SIDE THREE: Introduction: Vicki Anderson • Don’t Play It No More • Yesterday • Break and Introduction • Dance & It’s A New Day • Bewildered – Part I SIDE FOUR: Bewildered – Part II • There Was A Time • Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine • Try Me – Part I SIDE FIVE: Try Me – Part II • Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag / I Got You / I Got The Feelin’ • Give it Up Or Turnit a Loose • It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World • Who Am I SIDE SIX: Please, Please, Please • Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine • Super Bad • Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved • Soul Power • Get Up, Get Into it, Get Involved • Audience Reaction
Stream “Sex Machine” live, below.
Prince has released new song ‘FUNKNROLL’ from his forthcoming solo album,’Art Official Age.’ Prince will release his 34th solo LP and his new band 3rdEyeGirl will drop their first album ‘PlectrumElectrum’ on 9.29.14.
Stream “FUNKNROLL” below.
We had set up a musical smack down between one of our faves, ‘Nippon Girls:Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1967-69’ and ‘Thai Beat A Go-Go,’ but decided that we love them both and they are both winners for those looking for a different sound of 60s Pop.
The Thai Western Pop sound was influenced by the war in neighboring Vietnam and the hotels and bars looking to serve the American soldiers. As the music of Elvis, Beatles and the Surf was being played in the country, the musical artists started recording and incorporating those popular sounds, with, of course, their own Thai twist.
Looking for a fun time for this weekend’s party, look no further than either ‘Nippon Girls’ and ‘Thai Beat A Go-Go.’ Check out some samples from ‘Thai Beat’ and ‘Nippon Girls’ below.
Weezer have revealed new song “Cleopatra,” the first single from new album ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’ which is due to drop on 9.29.14. It is the US group’s first since ‘Hurley’ in 2010.
Stream “Cleopatra” below.
We had read a description the album ‘Brigitte Fontaine’ as “Edith Piaf meets Bjork and Moondog in a French cafe.” We agree. Our friends and customers know we love French our Ye-ye, Francois Hardy, Sylvie Vartan, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin, France Gall and April March. We love us some Serge Gainsbourg, who not only sang Ye-ye, but composed many of the hits for the female singers.
But, we have to keep evolving, just as the chanson had to. One of those singers, who created a musical revolution of her own, is Brigitte Fontaine, whose self-entitled album was just reissued by Superior Viaduct, may not be the most easy group of songs to listen to, but, well worth a trip into Fontaine’s avante musings. Upon our first listen, we were frightened by her fierce primal screams on the track, “Moi Aussi.” Upon our second listen, we understood.
Stream “Brigitte,” the first track on the album below. We want you to be lulled into a sense of peace and calm that the track provides, in order to ease you into the visceral awakening, of what comes next, “Moi Aussi.”