Live Gigs: Jambanai + Gold Class @ Festival Gardens

So this has been the coolest gig this month, I seem only to blog about live shows once a month now. The double bill was for PIAF 2017 has also been best at Perth Fest this year, well for me and just in my opinion. This fest sets up stage somewhere in the city over…

Wicked Songs: Weatherboard Man by Batpiss

So more new Aussie music today by the band called Batpiss, their new single Weatherboard Man is produced by The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard too. The video clip above shows N.T.’s capital city Darwin in the aftermath of Cyclone Tracy back in 1974. Batpiss are a three pieces from Melbourne, Vic. and the member names are…

New Music: Mars by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

A belatedly post today about my little view on the latest in a long line of pretty amazing soundtracks by this duo. By now you’ll know if you read my blog I’m fan and I love these albums, I’m going to call it an album not soundtrack from now on. Mars came out a the…

Classic Albums: I’m New Here by Gil Scott-Heron

So I guess Gil Scott-Heron would be called something of a prototype rapper from when he did first appear back in the 70’s but today I’ve got his very last album he did in 2010. Well, Jamie from The xx did a somewhat of a remix album after this one the next year and then…

Wicked Songs: Another Life by PVT

So Sunday’s post is two versions of the same new song by the Aussie band PVT (previously Pivot) with the official video and live performance video too. The new album is out now and is their fifth album, New Spirit. I only listened to it once so far and does sound pretty cool but because of these…

Great Reading: Wake In Fright by Kenneth Cook

“The best and most terrifying film about Australia in existence” – Nick Cave So that’s one of my fave singers talking about the film made in the early 70’s which seems to be more well known that the book. I’m going to try something I don’t do normally, write about a novel I just finished…

Classic Albums: Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood by DMX

Right I should stop pissing about and just pick some rap records now, hey? I’ve been try to pick my just one all-time fave album to start with but it’s just totally impossible, full stop. I’ve given up on that now and just going to include all the ones that really mean so much to…

Classic Albums: Hex Enduction Hour by The Fall

As promised a week or two ago I’ve now finally picked out my favorite The Fall album. I guess it was always going to be the album called Hex Enduction Hour. I guess it could be another one, this one was for a very long time was the to go to album when it came to…

Classic Albums: Vespertine by Björk

So it’s Valentine Days today, kiss someone for me! This is an album which I really do think is very romantic so is it to anyone else out there? It’s very romantic in a Björk way of course, I guess. Last month I kind-of started adding some of my favourite albums by artists from Europe with…

Classic Albums: Horses by Patti Smith

It’s been a few days now so did you miss me or not? After the last post here with Peej. This one seems is like a real no brainer as they say but it’s a must. The debut album by Patti Smith must be on all and every greatest albums list ever made and if you don’t…

Classic Albums: Rid Of Me by PJ Harvey

I picked up this mag about PJ yesterday at the shops and started reading it last night, it’s pretty good too. Magazines seem a bit pointless now but this one is just all about her, yeah the whole thing is just all about Harvey, old interviews and then new reviews about each of her albums. So today…

Classic Albums: The Definitive by Blind Willie McTell

Right, I’ve not gone back that far here on my blog thingy in the whole story of music, mid to late 50’s is where I’ve gone back to before with all these Classic Albums of mine. Now with this one today we are going back to late 1920’s/early 1930’s. In just a few years time from now some of…

Classic Albums: Ascension by John Coltrane

Back to the 60’s today, it’s been awhile since I last visited this decade with now only my third pick for that decade. So to follow The Monks and Pink Floyd, it’s just got to be John Coltrane and this total Jazz masterpiece. It comes after the only other Jazz album by the Aussie band The Necks it got me thinking and…

Cover Versions: 5 The Monks Covers by The Fall

So I’ve really been meaning to do this for awhile now. Putting all The Fall covers they done of The Monks songs in one simple place. Here’s what’s on YouTube and plus where to find them if you want them. Higgle-dy Piggle-dy from Silver Monk Time double CD tribute comp album (2006) Black Monk Theme Part I…

Classic Albums: Bahdeni Nami by Omar Souleyman

I’ve just got to blog about this album now! I can’t think of better music to listen too in the world we live in right now! It’s the very first artist from the Mid-East and the country of Syria to feature on my list of my favourite albums of all-time, it’s only just a couple of years old and why not call it…

Live Gigs: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Perth Arena

Tonight was the very last show of the Aussie Bad Seeds tour and in short tonight was fuckin’ unbelievable! It’s the first since 2013 if you don’t count the so called solo one which I dubbed more his first nostalgia tour ever from 2015 which was just OK really. Well, they were not joking about an early start maybe old Nick, he’s…

Classic Albums: Mutiny/The Bad Seed by The Birthday Party

So tonight is the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds gig finally, the very last date of the Aussie tour in Perth W.A. and off course horses I’m hyped. This post really has nothing to do that but the front man has recorded this a very long time ago. Nick and that band are on this list before but…

Wicked Songs: Light Part II & Thronebreaker by DISPOSSESSED

DISPOSSESSED from what I can tell are the greatest newish band to come out of Australia for a couple of years so I should blog about them, hey? Yes it’s written in caps lock, if they could write their name with the blood of all white Aussies, I think they would. At the last show before…

Classic Albums: Super Ape by Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters

So the last few days here in Perth W.A. it’s been something over 30 but it’s not up to 40 yet. Anyway Reggae music is the prefect style of music for this type of weather and this is got to be my most favourite of that style. It’s really called a Dub or Roots record, both sub-style of Reggae but…

Cover Versions: Johnny Cash’s Ring Of Fire by Ed Kuepper

It should really be June Carter Cash because she did write the song but I guess Johnny made it famous by singing it. So I’ll just do one more Kuepper post today to go with The Bad Seeds/The Saints one earlier and after the few I’ve done in the last week. Well for the moment but I’ll do others…

Playlist: When The Saints joined The Bad Seeds

Well, after my three Ed Kuepper posts and finishing with The Saints one yesterday what better way to kind-off do another related post with their number one super fan Nick Cave. When in the 2000’s both Ed Kuepper and Chris Bailey at different times briefly joined Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. In 2002 The…

Classic Albums: (I’m) Stranded by The Saints

Right, it’s got to be the debut album by The Saints (I’m) Stranded for part three of my Ed Kuepper songwriter special. Over the last few days I’ve picked out just two albums and now today a third album from the massive back catalogue of his music, it does seem like just a tiny little sample…

Classic Albums: Law Of Nature by Laughing Clowns

So here’s part two on Ed Kuepper as singer-songwriter featuring in my Classic Albums set with his second band called Laughing Clowns. Today I’m highlighting the album Law Of Nature here. It’s a 1984 album which was my intro to them visa just the video clip above at the top of the page. Eternally Yours was yet another on I seen on late…

Classic Albums: Jean Lee And The Yellow Dog by Ed Kuepper

Right, so now we go back to Australia today for the next post on my Classic Albums list. I’m going to try sometime different for today and the next couple of days. I’m going to focus on just one songwriter but it’s over a very long time frame, Ed Kuepper has been going for now for four…

Classic Albums: King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime by Faith No More

After writing about more than a couple maybe you could even say more that a few albums or artists that wouldn’t normally make the cut for something like a Classic Albums murder of crows but these are my own bunch of circling birds. It’s time for another biggy, hopefully everyone or every dog and his cop has heard…