Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 30

Alabama Shakes – Future People (Live at Coachella in 2015)

“Future People” was the first single I heard off the new Alabama Shakes album, Sound & Color. It was on the Spotifies, and it grabbed me right away. I knew if the rest of the album had that kind of force, it was going to be a great album (and I was right – see […]

April 29

ZZ Top – Cheap Sunglasses (Live on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1980)

The Old Grey Whistle Test was a music show on the BBC that ran from 1971 to 1988. Over the years, they had tons of great bands, some in the early stages of their careers. In this clip from 1980, we’ve got ZZ Top about 10 years into their career. They released Degüello the previous […]

April 28

Nirvana – Come As You Are (music video)

[Ed. Note: We used to do a thing called Two for Tuesday, which we ripped off from WLAV, our favorite radio station growing up. Every Tuesday, they’d play “twofers” from each artist they played. So we started doing something similar here – posting two videos from the same artist on Tuesdays. We’ve been moving in […]

April 28

Nirvana – The Man Who Sold The World (Live on MTV Unplugged in 1993)

[Ed. Note: We used to do a thing called Two for Tuesday, which we ripped off from WLAV, our favorite radio station growing up. Every Tuesday, they’d play “twofers” from each artist they played. So we started doing something similar here – posting two videos from the same artist on Tuesdays. We’ve been moving in […]

April 27

Travis – All I Want To Do Is Rock (live in Glasgow in 2001)

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April 26

Album Review: Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

The title track – “Sound & Color” – is the first song on the album, and it signals this is going to be a different kind of Alabama Shakes album. The song starts with a soulful vibraphone intro. Yes, a vibraphone. It ends with a string arrangement. Brittany Howard – the vocalist, songwriter, and overall […]

April 26

Neil Young – Don’t Be Denied (Live on Solo Trans Tour in 1983)

This clip comes from Neil Young’s Solo Trans Tour, which was part of his tour with the Shocking Pinks supporting Everybody’s Rockin’. As I understand it, Neil would do a solo set with the occasional flourish from the The Shocking Pinks in the background, then bring them out for an encore that grew larger as […]