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rock history in 100 riffs

Alex Chadwick plays 100 famous guitar riffs in one take – on a 1958 Fender Stratocaster – giving you a chronological history of rock n’ roll. And Ace have recently released a Fender – The Golden Age 1950-1970 (Inspirational Guitar Music That Defined The Sound Of Rock ‘n Roll)v/a cd. For the full detailed list of all the artists, keys, and year of each song played in the 100 riffs: http://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/100riffs/#.T_GFBpGYnTo

neuer weller

Nice, no more, no less. And no links, by way of warning: don’t get hooked, let Mr Weller’s marketing machine seek its own way to the money, via remixes and limited editions and the insiduous game of supply & demand and other permutations on that oh so nineties rhyme of exploiting yer stronghold of fans. 1991-2011: I’ve had it. Shame on you Weller.

duran duran duran

While we wait for that David Lynch / Duran Duran collaboration on 2011-03-23, here’s a great video by Pongale Disco from Venezuela for Ed Flis‘s Duran Duran Duran … who did a cool Slayer remix too, incidentally.

strictly instrumental


Not just yer average production values … I’d say between novelty and Meek? Wasn’t sure whether I’d pick them up from the bargain bin at first, but “Strictly Instrumental” is actually a great series … Too bad it’s not so well documented, though, and normally charges fullprice at that. The label’s site (Buffalo Bop is an imprint of the German Dee-Jay label) isn’t yer most practical either – no not at all. Still: great comps, superb music!

clark e. smith

Michael Clark‘s company didn’t just work to Bruce Gilbert‘s music obviously! Bolan, Bowie & Branca have been danced to, as well as Laibach, Pop & Reed, or the compositions of Jeffrey Hinton and Igor Stravinsky – see also here & there … But the most striking collaboration has probably been that between Michael Clark and the Fall

ecm’s peacock art


Windfall light – the visual language of ECM(Lars Müller 2009-11, ISBN 9783037781579 in English, 9783037781975 auf Deutsch) features approx. 1300 illustrations from the archives of the Edition of Contemporary Music (ECM) record label (not just sleeve art). The book supersedes their Sleeves of desire(Lars Müller 1996-04, ISBN 9783906700854, also Princeton Architectural Press 1996-07, ISBN 9781568980645). The publisher’s site is not at all handy (one of the most impractical ever, actually), so do use the More / Order drop down menu to have a look inside the book. Fans may also appreciate a gentle reminder re: Horizons touched – the music of ECMby Steve Lake & Paul Griffiths (Granta 2007-04-02, ISBN 9781862078802). Discovered via http://historyofourworld.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/windfall-light-the-visual-language-of-ecm/ ! And re: the music do read the background info … or the next post

+ “Safe” by Annette Peacock (2000, off “An Acrobat’s Heart” on ECM)



“Sleepwalkers” (SamadhiSound SS020, 2010-09-27) = Sylvian remixed + tracks off albums by other artists (Steve Jansen, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Christian Fennesz, Arve Henriksen, Takagi Masakatsu, Tweaker, Readymade, Punkt, Nine Horses …) to which he contributed vocals or other ingredients, all 2001-2010. Also for Burnt Friedman fans …