Tag Archives: 200X

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

Strictlyinstrumental7

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