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MYRIAM’S QUINTETTE: MERCY/MERCI
Myriam’s Quintette: Solo Quintette (Syliphone, 1971, Discotheque ’71)
I just got back from my first ever trip to Paris (which was a blast) and while out there, I stopped by two stores: Superfly and Betino’s (both of which are highly recommended). Over the next few posts, I’ll be talking about records brought back from both but I had to start with this song in particular.
I first wrote about this here, back in 2004. It’s from a compilation produced out of Guinea though not all the artists are themselves from Guinea. Case...
El pasado 15 de agosto se cumplieron 46 años del primer concierto de Woodstock y es la fecha señalada que ha elegido el productor y multiinstrumentista Rhode Rachel para que vea la luz el álbum de debut de su proyecto en solitario, Aura Blaze, un delicioso viaje en el tiempo lleno de influencias del rock psicodélico de aquella época tamizado con atmósferas más contemporáneas.
Con base en New Jersey e influencias clásicas de grupos como Pink Floyd, The Doors o The Beatles, y más modernas de bandas como Tame Impala, Aura Blaze es una perfecta síntesis de los sonidos cósmicos de antaño,...
Bootleg Bonanza: The Doors – Stockholm, Sweden (09/20/68)
This version of these shows is known lineage from a pre-broadcast source and does not have vinyl or bootleg CD in the lineage. It is also a bit less edited than the most recent torrent (the top link listed), with a few more seconds at the beginning of the early show before the announcer intro and some additional announcer comments and tuning in track 108.
CD1 – early show – 44:00
101 [04:49] announcer > Five To One
102 [03:09] Love Street > ...
Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Doors – Boston, MA (03/17/68)
Very Good Audience
Download: FLAC, MP3
1.When the Music’s Over 12:49
2.Backdoor Man – Five to One 5:51
3.Break on Through – There You Sit 4:56
4.Love Me Two Times* 3:22
5.You’re Lost, Little Girl – Light my Fire 12:39
6.The End – Across the Sea – Accident – The Holy Shay – Ensenada 14:41
* Edited Out, Official Release on “Boot Yer Butt”
54:21 Minutes Total.
The Doors are part of a very specific category of classic-rock artists: the gateway artists. The bands that — assuming you weren’t around in the ’60s — are amongst the first names you explore when you start digging into pop music’s past. Though keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore were all crucial to forming the very specific and unique sound of the Doors, the person who pushed them into legendary status was Jim Morrison, the erratic singer and iconic frontman who became lionized after dying in Paris, at 27, in 1971. This inextricably bound the Doors in...
Two songs which were also going to be released in their "The Soft Parade" album in July 1969, were previously released in this single in December 1968. Their album titled "The Soft Parade" was liked then by some fans and also criticized and not liked very much then by other fans of the band due to the use of orchestral arrangements in some songs. I like the album, but I also think that some of the orchestral arrangements were not very good for my taste in some songs.
"Touch Me", composed by Robbie Krieger, is a ballad or love...
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We’ve got a tasty exclusive for you today from Luxxury. His much lauded edit of ‘Riders On The Storm’ made some waves last year and then it vanished into a haze of legal ambiguity. Well we’ve got our hands on a live remix version from one of his ‘Live Remix’ shows to give you. His first every European Tour is coming up in September and I look forward to seeing this one in person.
Luxxury’s version is one of the most interesting edits we’ve heard for a long time. Sultry as hell with vocoder vocals and a feeling that echoes in...
THE DOORS steadily opened for this psychedelic band that began in 1965 Los Angeles which took its name from the Aldous Huxley's book "THE DOORS of Perception" taken from a William Blake quote. One of the more interesting and unique bands of the 60s, THE DOORS pretty much caught the world by storm beginning with their eponymous album number 1 and pretty much continued to do so until Jim Morrison's early passing at the age of 27 in 1971.
This album was recorded in 1966 and released right in the year of the Flower Child 1967 and didn't initially shoot up...
The Doors’ Post-Jim Morrison Albums to Be Reissued Following Jim Morrison’s death in 1971, the surviving members of the Doors carried on and made the albums Other Voices (1971) and Full Circle (1972). Now, those long-out-of-print LPs are set to be reissued on September 4 through Rhino.
These albums were made by the trio of drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Krieger and keyboardist Ray Manzarek. Other Voices was the album they were working on at the time of Morrison’s death, and after the singer died, they pressed ahead with Krieger and Manzarek singing.
Full Circle also featured singing from Krieger and Manzarek...
What is there left to say about Jim Morrison? Most people have long since pigeon-holed him as either the Dionysian poet/seer in tight leather pants or the poetaster who got fat and died, his perfect male beauty ruined by alcoholic bloat and a beard that would have looked right at home on the faces of any one of my old pig farmer drug buddies. In short, folks tend to be either for or agin’ him, unless, like me, you’re one of those people who think he was all of the above, and more.
Morrison is a strange case, but those were strange...