Saturday, May 28, 2016
As a quick one, to note the passing of the under-valued treasure that was Gary Sperazza! (I'm only basing this on his Bomp! Magazine input) I will just throw a list together that has been a life-long search TOTALLY inspired by his delineation of 1970s Hard Rock (in The Power Pop Periphery)...
When record shopping (and now, youtube searching etc) I always have that aesthetic in mind: Hard Rock With Pop Influences... Of the stuff he noted (April Wine, Artful Dodger, Piper, Starz, Bad Boy, Earthquake, Rabbit) a good chunk would, in time, be accepted as Power Pop by the powers that be and other curators.
Gary Sperrazza!: "Most of them (bands) are all extensions of the post-Glitter days with strong Deep Purple overtones. However, almost every single one of these bands manage to come up with at least one memorable record. "
The ones who leaned closer to Deep Purple were bands like Boston, Legs Diamond, Kiss, Aerosmith etc.
EDGAR WINTER GROUP
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
the ones that are just audio clips were chosen because they seem like neglected classics... the others are either, rare or just worth checking out and prove that a lot happened outside of his hey daze of 1970-1980
01. “Cracked Actor” (BBC Documentary 1975)
02. DAVID BOWIE- Five Years (live 2005 with Arcade Fire)
03. DAVID BOWIE- Letter To Hermoine (1968 home recording)
04. DAVID BOWIE- Love Missile F1-11 (Sigue Sigue Sputnik cover, 2003)
05. DAVID BOWIE- Waterloo Sunset (Kinks cover, 2003)
06. TIN MACHINE- Bus Stop (1989)
07. DAVID BOWIE- Little Wonder (live 2000)
08. DAVID BOWIE- Oh! You Pretty Things (alternate take BBC, 1972)
09. DAVID BOWIE- Seven (1999)
10. TIN MACHINE- Debaser (live 1991)
11. DAVID BOWIE- Strangers When We Meet (1993/5)
12. DAVID BOWIE- Conversation Piece (2001, “Toy” version)
13. DAVID BOWIE- Dead Man Walking (live, acoustic on Conan O’Brien)
14. DAVID BOWIE- Uncle Floyd (aka Slip Away) original full version with soundbite
15. DAVID BOWIE- Loving The Alien (1984)
16. DAVID BOWIE- The Motel (1995)
17. DAVID BOWIE- Life On Mars (live 2005)