On This Day..
1972 – On the first date of a UK tour at The Dome, Brighton, England, Pink Floyd attempted to premiere their new album The Dark Side of The Moon but due to technical problems this was abandoned after a performance of the track ‘Money’.
1983 – Def Leppard released their third studio album ‘Pyromania’ which featured new guitarist Phil Collen and was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange. The album has now sold over 10 million copies in the US.
1997 – Ben and Jerry’s introduced ‘Phish food’, a new flavor of ice cream named after the rock group Phish. The ingredients were chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, caramel and fish-shaped fudge.
2012 – Etta James, most often remembered for her signature song, ‘At Last’, which reached No. 2 on the Billboard R&B chart, died from complications of leukemia at the age of 73. She also placed nine other songs in the American Top 40, won three Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
Brand New Music
William Basinski | A Shadow in Time
A truly outstanding work, Basinski has created probably his strongest output since The Dinintegration Loops. Seemingly flying by these two tracks create a sonic world for the listener to explore but also opens up the opportunity to create a world of your own. On a fairly gloomy day (politically and otherwise) it’s a welcomed distraction.
Austra | Future Politics
Get used to this – the never ending stream of politically charge records that attempt to revolt against, dissect, explain, etc.. the political events of the world. It’s going to be hard to get people to dance over the next four years, but this one from Austra is a good place to start.
Cherry Glazerr | Apocalipstick
It’s best not to judge an album by the cover alone, but one glance at Apocalipstick and you’ve pretty much summed it up for yourself: awesome. Amazingly enjoyable, a little cartoony, very fun and incredibly kick ass.