May 5, 2013 - It Rock And Roll
 

Day: May 5, 2013

BACKThe Backsliders formed in 1992 by Steve Howell & Chip Robinson. Rock & roll dudes playing country-tinged tunes with just the right amount of don’t give a damn attitude. The original line-up Robinson, Howell, Kurtz, Dennis did not come back together until 2012 now featuring Greg Rice on keys & Danny Kurtz, bass. The Backsliders are back, playing hard core honky tonk with their unmistakable swagger.

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doTracks:

01 Judge, Jury And Executioner
02 Blind Man’s Bluff
03 You Don’t Have To Stay
04 Eliza Jane
05 Born In A Storm
06 Multicoloured Angels
07 I Smoke And I Drink
08 Beautiful
09 Stone Into The River
10 Life Weights Heavy
11 Give It To Me
12 She Knows
13 I Gave Them

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lisaLisa Biales (pronounced “Be-Alice”) has a uniquely clear voice reminiscent of Patsy Cline, whom she once portrayed in a community theater musical production. That clear, soothing voice of hers is a fresh change from the scorching vocals of many country and blues singers today.

For Singing In My Soul Biales is joined by guitarist and producer Ricky Nye and the Paris Blues Band (Thibaut Chopin on upright bass, Anthony Stelmaszack on guitars, and Simon “Shuffle” Boyer on drums).  The songs are all covers except for Biales’ “Magic Garden.”  The covers include “Strange Things Happening Every Day” and “Singing In My Soul” by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, “Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me” by Mississippi John Hurt and “Careless Love” by W.C. Handy.  But the song that bests them all is an old show tune, “I Only Have Eyes For You” by Harry Warren and Al Dubin.  On that track, it is clear how entrancing and true Biales’ singing can be at its best.

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hGuitarist/Songwriter Luke Hirst is influenced by the likes of Richard Thompson, Nick Drake & Michael Chapman.With an enthusiastic endorsement courtesy of Michael Chapman, who knows a thing or two about the guitar, this second helping from young guitarist Luke Hirst,demonstrates further potential as a highly emotive musician, as he concentrates exclusively on the instrument for his first full length instrumental album. The eight compositions explore the dusty end of the instrument, using open tunings and occasionally the bottleneck style, drawing from various sources including American Blues, Indian Raag and Americana.

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A little-heard Hüsker Dü single has been added to this coming April’s Record Store Day releases. “Statues” and “Amusement” were two tracks Bob Mould and Grant Hart recorded in 1980 at Minneapolis’ Blackberry Way Studio in hopes of securing a record contract with Twin/Tone. Instead, the band signed with Reflex Records, who will reissue the first Husker Dü single on April 20.

“Statues” is an anomaly in that sense that, even though it predates the band’s first two LPs Land Speed Record and Everything Falls Apart, at four minutes and 29 seconds, it is double the length of any of the hardcore bursts found on those two records. It wouldn’t be until Metal Circus‘s “Diane” in 1983 that the band once again started playing longform songs, which they eventually mastered on ’84’s Zen Arcade. So while “Statues”/”Amusement” was Dü’s first single, the music has more in common with the band’s SST years. The reissue will also include “Writer’s Cramp” and “Let’s Go Die,” two other tracks recorded at Blueberry Way and intended for the “Statues” 10″ before Reflex opted instead to par the single down to a 7-inch.

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