Archive for 1. Februar 2011

Here Before

Februar 1, 2011

is the three syllable name (cf. the first three LPs) of the new album by The Feelies which is supposed to be out in April. It has only been 19 years since their last and fourth offering Time for a Witness. There is a song called Should Be Gone from the new album over at Pitchfork. Breezy, tuneful, intricate and lovely as always. Maybe a little heavier than usual, the guitars have aged a little but they have aged well. In the meantime until April we can kill time by listening to the wonderful live show at NPR’s World Cafe from May last year where they played four of their classics. These new interpretations are for indie guitar rock what Glenn Gould’s second performance of the Goldberg Variations in 1981 was for classical music. Only better! Concerning news and stuff (the Wikipedia article still does not mention the forthcoming album), the I Love Music thread is a safe bet.


0:19 John Peel/Pink Floyd – Top Gear introduction (1968)

Februar 1, 2011
Top Gear was a BBC radio programme in the sixties. At the time the BBC had lost a lot of its young audience to RTL and pirate stations. In the early years of BBC Radio 1 from 1967 on the show was revived and by then it featured mainly progressive music. This small bit can be found on a Pink Floyd bootleg called Celestial Voices. John Peel announces the bands and artists he will play on the show and there is some menacing rather extraterrestrial sounding instrumental music by Pink Floyd, I suppose, in the background. This is radio and rock history.

(The list of all 316 selections since 1st February 2010 is here)