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Music Update

Today I half updated half the CD’s in the multiplayer.

Out goes the Electronic 80’s 3CD set. In comes:

The Ting Tings
Upon This Rock by Larry Norman – the father of Christian Rock
The Best of: Dr Feelgood

For those who don’t know them, Dr Feelgood are the best thing ever to come out of Canvey Island in Essex, apart from petroleum products. Canvey is famous for being next to the River Thames but below sealevel.

Their lead singer was Lee Brilleaux, their original lead guitarist was Wilko Johnson and they were the renowned for being the best RnB band in Britain. By that I mean real RnB and not this pathetic trash that we have today. Their only real hits were Roxette and Milk & Alcohol, which appeared just as punk started. A great future looked certain but they never made the break into the real big time. They continued touring and releasing great albums but will always be a footnote in Britain’s musical landscape.

However this could change as a documentary is released about them this month. Oil City Confidential tells the story from beginning to the present. This is a little odd as Lee Brilleaux has passed away, way to soon, and their are no original band members left. But, like many other groups, the legend keeps going.

To answer a comment:

Our Mazda has a facility to link in the MP3 player but the car is currently in need of repair. Personally I’d never by an over-priced and inferior Apple product though 🙂

Music

This week I have been having a change in the car. I have stopped listening to 5Live Drive on the way home. instead I’ve been listening to Simon Mayo on Radio 2.

Friday’s All Request Friday was a treat as they played some really good rock music. They opened with Won’t Get Fooled Again by The Who, one of my all time favourites.

However I still prefer listening to CD’s on the 6 disc multiplayer. The only problem is that I sometimes don’t get round to rotating the music enough. I think I need to remove the Electronic 80’s and insert some AC/DC or Led Zep to vary the tunes. I also think it’s time to rotate The Doors albums as well – maybe Morrison Hotel and Waiting For The Sun.

Here We Are Now/Entertain Us

I have just finished reading Hell Bent For Leather: Confessions of a Heavy Metal Addict. I love rock music, just not this particular genre of rock. However this is a great read for anyone.

It follows Seb Hunter through his early introduction to rock – AC/DC and Iron Maiden – and then onto Hanoi Rocks, G n R and other proponents of “poodle rock”. He was also a member of Winchester’s greatest Metal band and went onto greater failures in London.

His autobiograhical sections are interspersed with descriptions of various aspects of metal – this includes guitars, hair, makeup and keyboards/prog rock. I’d really recommend that you read his section on his employment with McDonalds in Leytonstone – you won’t want to drink heir “fresh” orange juice again.

He also does a great section on the death of metal at the hands of Kurt Cobain and the destructive mess that was Axl Rose and GnR.