On This Day…
1963 – With the US charts full of Hot Rod songs, Capitol Records sent disc jockeys a list of car terms and phrases to help promote The Beach Boys latest release ‘Little Deuce Coupe’.
1966 – Bob Dylan was riding his Triumph 55 motorcycle to a garage near his home in Woodstock, New York for repairs when the rear wheel locked. Dylan lost control and was thrown over the handlebars, suffering a broken neck vertebra. His recuperation led to a period of reclusive inactivity.
1966 – Datebook published Maureen Cleave’s interview with John Lennon in which he said ‘We’re bigger than Jesus now.’ American Christian’s reacted with outrage, organising ‘Beatle bonfires’ burning the group’s records.
1981 – On the day of the wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Diana, a bunch of records were released relating to the event, ‘Lady D’, by Typically Tropical, ‘Charlies Angles’, by Mini & The Metros and ‘Diana’, from Mike Berry. They all failed to reach the charts – and apparently the internet
Brand New Music
NAO | For All We Know
For a debut album, Nao’s “For All We Know” is very self-assured. The record is full highlights beginning with the bumpin’ first song, “Get to Know Ya”. That energy that continues throughout the record, which is an excellent example of how good Electro-Soul can be in 2016.
Decendents | Hypercaffium Spazzinate
It’s finally hard to deny (mostly to themselves) that the Decendents are in their mid-50’s. Where once front man Milo Aukerma would scream about his parents, he’s now screaming at his kid. In the world where Blink-182 sucks at being old, the Decendents are doing it pretty well. No longer young, horny and vile – they’re responsible men, but they’re still fighting hard.
Owen | The King Of Whys
The classic bedroom musical warrior – this is the first record that 15-year veteran Mike Kinsella has recorded out of reach of a his pillow – let alone the Chicago-area. Relying on the expertise of studio musicians who have resumes that include Bon Iver and Tallest Man on Earth, Kinsella kinda lets it all out and opens up his thoughts and experiences in a larger and more complex way than he did with previous releases like Cap’n Jazz or American Football.