For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s The Cherry Wave’s “Suncrushed” off their Avalancher album:
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I’m not a big fan of Guns & Roses, but certainly “Sweet Child O’Mine” has to rank among their best, with one of the all-time great guitar hooks. Here’s Luna with a nicely chill, twangy rendition of it.
Moonlit Sailor gets tagged as a post-rock, but they remind me strongly of Midsummer minus the vocals, and since Midsummer has always struck me as a Shoegaze band, here’s Moonlit Sailor’s “Fresh Snow.,”
Some musical works are justly forgotten. Sadly, I feel that Bob Jacobs’s concept album Ray Bradbury’s Dark Carnival falls into that category, being of a overly theatrical folk rock style that was probably never in fashion, even when it was released.
Here are a couple of the more tolerable examples:
I don’t think a revival is in the offing. It’s probably not even as interesting as that weird free jazz album accompanying Edward Gorey’s words…
This is as close as I could find to a Shoegazer song appropriate to Halloween week.
I’m assuming the name of the band refers to their haircuts…
Here’s Air Formation’s “Low December Sun.” I should probably save this for December, but I’m obviously an impatient sort…
There was a time many years ago when I fanatically collected Genesis bootlegs, but this early gem never showed up on any of them. “The Light” was reportedly a staple of the band’s live shows circa 1970-1971, but they evidently never recorded a studio version of it. Small parts of the music were later incorporated into “Lilywhite Lilith” and “The Colony of Slippermen” from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.
This 1971 recording from La Ferme in Woluwe-St Lambert, Belgium, is the only known recording of the song anywhere, ever….