Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Shoegazer Sunday: Luna Covers “Sweet Child O’Mine”

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

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.

Shoegazer Sunday: Luna Tango Covering Slowdive’s “When The Sun Hits”

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Here’s a nice cover of Slowdive’s “When the Sun Hits” by Luna Tango.

Who are Luna Tango you ask?

As far as I can tell, they’re not even a musical group, they’re a music circle at Japan’s Chuo University.

Shoegazer Sunday: Moonlit Sailor’s “Fresh Snow”

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

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.,”

Would You Believe a Folk Rock Album Called Ray Bradbury’s Dark Carnival?

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

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…

Shoegazer Sunday: The Horrors’ “Scarlet Fields”

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

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

Sunday Shoegazer: Air Formation’s “Low December Sun”

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Here’s Air Formation’s “Low December Sun.” I should probably save this for December, but I’m obviously an impatient sort…

Shoegazer Sunday: Beach House’s “Wishes”

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Since this wonderfully choreographed and delightfully weird video for Beach House‘s “Wishes” (off their album Bloom) already has close to 2 million views, it looks like I might be a little late to this party.

(Hat tip (indirectly): When the Sun Hits.)

Live Lost Genesis Song “The Light”

Monday, October 5th, 2015

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….

Shoegazer Sunday: Winter’s “Crazy”

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Winter’s “Crazy” (off their Supreme Blue Dream album) is sort of Shoegaze crossed with catchy bubblegum pop, and a vaguely disturbing video perfect for the Halloween season…

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive’s “I Believe”

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Yep, another Slowdive rarity…