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Shoegazer Sunday: SPOOL’s “Sway, Fadeaway”

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

It’s been too long since we did an obscure Japanese band for our Sunday dose of Shoegaze, so enjoy SPOOL’s “Sway, Fadeaway.”

Shoegazer Sunday: Stellarscope’s “Silent Night”

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Keeping with last week’s Christmas Shoegaze theme, here’s Stellarscope’s “Silent Night,” half the Christmas classic, and half that Husker Du cover of “Eight Miles High.”

Yes Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

So the latest list of Rock and Hall of Fame inductees has been announced, and in addition to recognizing the edgy hard-rock shredding of Joan Baez, they inducted Pearl Jam, Journey, ELO and personal favorite Yes, which I listened to a lot of in high school and college (along with Genesis, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, etc.).

In celebration, here’s “Starship Trooper” accompanied by a montage of eye candy, including some of the Roger Dean variety.

Shoegazer Sunday: Crocodiles & Dum Dum Girls “Merry Xmas, Baby (Please Don’t Die)”

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

For a little seasonal cheer, enjoy Crocodiles & Dum Dum Girls “Merry Xmas, Baby (Please Don’t Die)”.

Shoegazer Sunday: Tears Run Rings’ “Belly Up”

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Tears Run Rings have a new album, In Surges, out this month, and “Belly Up” is off of it.

Greg Lake, RIP

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Musician Greg Lake, of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and King Crimson fame, has died.

In my youth I drove my parent’s old 8-track equipped Dodge Monaco, with The Best of Emerson Lake and Palmer one of the few 8-track albums I possessed and thus in very heavy rotation. (Among the annoyances: All but 10 seconds of “Tiger in a Spotlight” was on one track, and then a KERTHUNK for the very end.) I never saw one of their elaborate live shows, but I did had tickets for the Austin leg of the Emerson Lake and Powell tour before it was cancelled.

Here’s the obligatory Emerson, Lake and Palmer track:

Alas, there does not seem to be a full version of the original “In the Court of the Crimson King” on YouTube, or that would be here as well…

Shoegazer Sunday: Bleach’s “Seeing”

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Bleach were a short-lived Ipswich band during the first bloom of Shoegaze who out a few EPs then broke up. Here’s “Seeing.”

(Hat tip: Primal Music Blog’s Twitter feed.)

Shoegazer Sunday: Japanese babY

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Japanese babY [CIC] hails from Krasnodar, Russia. Here they are with a live version of “Твое солнце.” No, I don’t know how to pronounce that. The sound’s a little raw, as you might expect from a live club recording, but the riffs are tasty.

Influences seem to be Jesus and Mary Chain, Sigur Ros, and maybe just a tiny hint of Laibach.

Because Everyone Else is Posting “Hallelujah”

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Leonard Cohen dead at 82.

Shoegazer Sunday: Burning House’s “If You Won’t”

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s Burning House’s “If You Won’t”:

(Hat tip: Sounds Better With Reverb.)