‘WHATEVER’ By OASIS – Played For The First Time On 30 August 1994…

Knockouts from the past

30 August 2019

Band: Oasis
Song: Whatever – stand-alone single
Note 1: The band played it for the first time – an acoustic version –
on 30 August 1994, this day 25 years ago, at London’s Virgin Mega store
in Marble Arch where Evan Dando joined them for a couple of jams
Note 2: Eventually the song was released on 18 December 1994
and it peaked at #3 on the UK Singles Chart

Here’s the official clip…

And here the cool live rendition at the 1994 Xmas edition
of the ‘Later… with Jools Holland‘ show on BBC

OASIS: Facebook – All Singles

MANIC STREET PREACHERS Released Their Darksome Masterpiece ‘THE HOLY BIBLE’ 25 Years Ago…

28 August 2019

Welsh legends MANIC STREET PREACHERS released their third album, masterpiece
‘THE HOLY BIBLE’ on 30 August 1994, 25 years ago. To my fan ears, this dark LP is the Manics’ most absorbing, imposing and unpolished achievement of their brilliant career.
It was the unfortunate Richey Edwards‘ last record before vanishing mysteriously. His cutting and at times very introvert, controversial and angry lyrics clearly showed that Edwards‘ demons were taking over. Musically it’s an irresistibly dynamic and terrifically edgy exploit. A solid gold magnum opus that still resonates as staggering as back then!

NME wrote: “Like most works of genuine genius, it’s a world away from anything else its creators ever set their hands to. Born as a reaction to the failure of their early bid to become a Valley Guns N’Roses, its white, seething fury at absolutely everything meant they could never go to such terrifying depths again… Musically, ‘The Holy Bible’ is incredible, the result of James Dean Bradfield’s decision to rein the band back into a shitty studio in Cardiff’s red light district. Abandoning stadium dynamics and embracing new wave, industrial, art rock and goth, the likes of ‘Faster’ and ‘Yes’ stand up as furious mutant metal hybrids.” Full review here . Score: 5/5

Three (of the many) highlights



(live rendition – Glastonbury 2003)

Album in full…



Passionate Noise Trio DOWN THE LEES Impresses With Single From Upcoming LP – Here’s ‘ANTISEPTIC HEART’

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

29 August 2019


Who: A fervid noise trio from my hometown of Ghent in Belgium,
led by the wonderful Canadian Laura Lee Schultz on vocals and guitar

Pick: ‘ANTISEPTIC HEART – single from their upcoming, third LP called ‘Bury The Sun’,
out 13th September via Wagonmaniac Music. The LP is produced by veteran noise
expert Steve Albini

Score: This tense, emotional reflection has the threatening power of a bubbling volcano that can explode any second. Confused sentiments swing forth and back in a bewitching quit/Loud/quit progression with Laura Lee Schultz‘s impressive vox accentuating the profound sentiments at stake here. Heart-whole performance all the way. Capture the intensive commotion this way…


New album BURY THE SUN out 13th September – pre-order via Bandcamp

Great Song Lines From… ‘LAZYITIS’ By Manchester Legends HAPPY MONDAYS

From ‘Lazytis‘ by HAPPY MONDAYS

Here’s that groover in full…

Now that one got lazyitis
And that one go it alone
And this one go, wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah
All the way home
At my home (And I hope) I don’t come top of the class
Got no brown tongue lickin’ ass, can’t do what he’s asked
Won’t do what he’s asked
I think I did the right thing by slipping away, yeah
And the ache that’s making me ache has gone for the day
Now I’m the man that shot the boss
I pinned him down and blew his face off
I’m doing time with weirdo kind
Hustlin’ and rustlin’ and watchin’ from behind
Now that’s the man that shot the boss
He pinned him down and blew his face off
He’s doing time with weirdo kind
Hustlin’ and rustlin’ and watchin’ from behind
Now that one got lazyitis
And that one go it alone
And that one go, wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah
All the way home (x2)

From their 1998 album BUMMED – stream it on Lazytis

Still movin’ and groovin’ – coming tour dates here

IGGY POP Drops New Ambient Track From His Upcoming LP – Here’s ‘SONALI’…

New sonic impulses

28 August 2019

Living rock legend IGGY POP announced his new album
called FREE some weeks ago. it will be out on 6th September.

Mister Pop said in a press statement: “This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice. I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing; all that you need – not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free. So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen.”

So far the icon shared the atmospheric Intro of the new full length and the jazzy bass-loaded lead single ‘James Bond’. Here’s cut number three. ‘SONALI’ has a trippy and ambient feel and confirms that Pop‘s new album will be an intriguing affair. Listen here…

IGGY POP: Facebook

Pre-order facilities here.

(photo on top: from BBC Radio & TV)

American Duo HUSBANDS Surfs Harmoniously On New Single ‘MEXICO’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

28 August 2019

(photo: Averi Campbell)


Who: A sparkling lo-fi power pop duo from Seattle/Oklahoma City

Pick: MEXICO – newest single – “an escapist fantasy love song dedicated to
the dream of moving to a coastal town: to be poor and happy together

Score: I guess it’s summer all year long for this perky duo. They definitely sound like it. ‘Mexico‘ is a highly frisky earworm that will make your feet tap, your head spin and your mood go boom. Yep, it’s 21st Century Beach Boys time. All that matters is non-stop fun, daily sun and lots of sonic bubblegum. Get up, stand up and fight for your right to feel happy right here…

HUSBANDS: Facebook – More stuff on Bandcamp

Purchase MEXICO via Bandcamp