Spiritualized @ Terminal West

Photo and Video recap of Spiritualized’s late-night performance at Terminal West on May 9, 2015 as a part of Shaky Knees Festivl

I was fortunate enough to catch Spiritualized, one of my favorite bands for about as long as I can remember, play a late-night set at Atlanta’s Terminal West on May 9, 2015 as a part of their two appearances in town for the Shaky Knees Festival. A much more intimate, and better sounding venue than my two previous experiences at The Variety Playhouse, or conversely the festival grounds.

Included are a handful of photos and a short stitching together of some video clips I grabbed during the course of the evening; being as close as I was I was more focused on enjoying the show than holding up a camera for 5-to-6 minute stretches. It’s rare I get to see Spiritualized was definitely wanted to savor the moment. Thanks to YouTube user ChromeDream for supplying a few full-length songs.

Below find the setlist with links to videos where available:

Setlist:
Here It Comes (The Road, Let’s Go)
Lord Let It Rain on Me
Electricity
Shine a Light
Electric Mainline
She Kissed Me (It Felt Like a Hit)
Soul on Fire
Oh Baby
Rated X
Walkin’ with Jesus
Come Together
Take Your Time

Frank Zappa – Dance Me This

Frank Zappa’s 100th album titled “Dance Me This” will see a release on June 1, 2005. The album is rumored to contain 11 tracks featuring synclavier compositions and guest appearances from Artis the Spoonman and a number of vocalists.

Frank Zappa - Dance Me ThisYesterday, the Zappa Family Trust, who apparently updates their website less frequently than I do, announced that Frank Zappa’s final album (#100 for those keeping count), titled Dance Me This will be available June 1st of this year.

The pre-order site does not provide much additional information other than the $18 price tag and the following short note: This is it. #100. The LAST album by Frank Zappa. It’s 1993 & YOU ARE HERE! 

Some additional information was available on the unofficial fan wiki however:

Personnel:

  • Frank Zappa (synclavier)
  • Artis the Spoon Man (spoons)
  • Kaigal-ool Khovalyg (vocals)
  • Anatoli Kuular (vocals)
  • Mats Öberg (keyboards)

Tracklist:

  1. Dance Me This
  2. Wolf Harbor Movement V
  3. Pachuco Gavotte
  4. Goat Polo
  5. Wolf Harbor Movement I
  6. Rykoniki
  7. Wolf Harbor Movement II
  8. Piano
  9. Wolf Harbor Movement III
  10. Calculus
  11. Wolf Harbor Movement IV

An alternate tracklisting from IINK is as follows:

  1. Dance Me This
  2. Pachuco Gavotte
  3. Wolf Harbor Movement I
  4. Wolf Harbor Movement II
  5. Wolf Harbor Movement III
  6. Wolf Harbor Movement IV
  7. Wolf Harbor Movement V
  8. Goat Polo
  9. Rykoniki
  10. Piano
  11. Calculus (Frank Zappa/Todd Yvega)

James Brown – Soul Train Performances

Watch a compilation of James Brown’s live performances on ‘Soul Train’

Most concert historians point to the Apollo performance, and understandably so, but James Brown delivered some electrifying performances on Soul Train more than a few times.

Here’s a near 45-minute compilation of every performance. Featuring live renditions of Hot Pants, Get Up (I Feel Like A) Sex Machine, Get On The Good Foot, Soul Power, Make It Funky, Cold Sweat, Try Me, Please Please, Please, Say It Loud I’m Black and I’m Proud, Super Bad, Papa Don’t Take No Mess, My Thang , Hell, The Payback, and a bonus performance of Damn Right I’m Somebody by Fred Wesley and the JB’s

Thin Lizzy’s Last Recorded Concert

Watch the last known video recording of Thin Lizzy, recorded live in Dublin, 1983.

Admittedly something I ordinarily listen to anyway but in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, sharing this felt timely. In this video we get the last known video recording of Irish rock group Thin Lizzy, fronted by Phil Lynott, one of the most underrated front men in rock, and an astounding bassist to go along with it. Thin Lizzy also holds the privilege of one of the few decent two electric guitar rock lineups, a move typically to counteract that no one guitarist was good enough; clearly not a problem here.

(Ed. Note – the music starts around the 3:15 mark)

This video, filmed appropriately in the band’s hometown of Dublin in 1983, features the lineup of Phil Lynott, Brian Downey, Brian Robertson, and Scott Gorham in the band’s last known live recording.

Setlist:

1) Thunder And Lightning
2) Baby Please Don’t Go
3) Angel Of Death
4) Are You Ready
5) Cold Sweat
6) The Sun Goes Down
7) Emerald
8) Still In Love With You
9) Rosalie
10) Dancing In The Moonlight
11) Whiskey In The Jar

Whitesnake (The Vai Years)

Remembering that brief moment when Steve Vai performed with Whitesnake

Remembering that brief moment when Steve Vai performed with Whitesnake, and let’s not be unfair here, there was a period David Coverdale managed to get Aynsley Dunbar on the payroll as well. Still, none of that is an excuse for 7-string electric guitars and this many people wearing leather pants.

Anyway, enjoy this clip of Steve Vai being Steve Vai during a solid rendition of the oft-overlooked Whitesnake classic “Still of the Night

From the Live at Donnington in 1990 DVD

The Greatest Music Reviews Ever

Sarah, wife of On The Media cohost Alex Goldman and decidedly NOT a music critic, dedicates a tumblr to reviewing albums in her husband’s vinyl collection.

God bless hipsters, tumblr, and sarcasm. Alex Goldman, co-host of On The Media is allegedly quite the vinyl connoisseur, and understandably his wife couldn’t care less. To show her lack of exuberance for his hard work collecting music, she has started reviewing each album in his collection, going from A-Z.

We are up to Louis Armstrong‘s Louie and the Dukes of Dixieland, but have already visited The Animals and Anthrax.

My Husband’s Stupid Record Collection

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Radio Free L.A.

Listen to Zach De La Rocha, Tom Morello, Flea, Stephen Perkins performing Rage Against the Machine songs on this 1997 “Radio Free L.A.” broadcast

Today seems as good as any to share this recording, originally broadcast in January 1997. Rage Against the Machine‘s Zach De La Rocha and Tom Morello partner with 1997 Jane’s Addiction touring members Stephen Perkins and Flea, playing a lot of early material as well as some interesting arrangements of tracks that ended up on Evil Empire.