On This Day…
1963 – The Rolling Stones recorded the Lennon and McCartney penned song ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ at De Lane Lea Studios in London. The song which was primarily written by Paul McCartney, was finished by Lennon and McCartney in the corner of a room while Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were talking peaked at No.12 on the UK charts when released.
1968 – Jose Feliciano performed a controversial version of The Star Spangled Banner before the fifth game of the World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals. As a result of his slow, Bluesy delivery, many radio stations refused to play his songs, and his career suffered.
1995 – Alanis Morissette went to No.1 on the US album chart with her third album Jagged Little Pill. The record produced six successful singles, including ‘You Oughta Know’, ‘Ironic’, ‘You Learn’, ‘Hand in My Pocket’, and ‘Head over Feet’ and went on to become the biggest selling album ever by a female artist with sales over 30m.
Brand New Music
By Jonathan Knox & Craig Clemens
Green Day | Revolution Radio
It’s amazing to think that Green Day have lasted as long as they have, though now here they are with their 12th album, Revolution Radio. The band sound remarkably fired-up and why shouldn’t they? Billie-Joe and the gang have never been shy about hiding their political feelings from their Music, and with all the madness going on in the United States (let alone the world), here now is their podium. Don’t worry – this is not American Idiot-part 2, instead we have something sounding closer to the earlier, hookier, Green Day. Fans of the band will rejoice that somehow Green Day have released another album that ranks among the band’s best work.
Hiss Golden Messenger
By a number of metrics, this is HGH’s best record to date – but don’t expect to hear your average Golden Messenger fare. Sure, you’ll hear tales from the road, but not the same kind of shitty room service coffee. Convention usually states that the creative juices dry up as the road continues to call, but MC Taylor has used the road as his muse and continued to create music that is really inspiring. Warm and bright and excellently complimented by a group of musicians that have quickly become his standard cast. This a suburb record that ends far too soon.