50 Years Ago Jimi Hendrix Released “Electric Ladyland”


By mid-1968 Jimi Hendrix was in the midst of a transformation as an artist. After being shunned early in his career, his meteoric rise on the strength of his two previous albums with his band The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced and Axis: Bold As Love (both Track Records) was brilliant, but by all accounts had left him drained. Jimi was a creative genius and always looking for the next mountain to climb as an artist. While preparing what would become his ambitious double album Electric Ladyland (Reprise/Track), Hendrix began gravitating towards a style and sound that would influence the remaining years of his life. While still pulling heavily from the Blues, he was beginning to incorporate more Folk, Funk, and experimental styles of music that indicated where he was going in the future.Continue reading


Public Image Ltd Releasing What The World Needs Now September 4th


Public Image Ltd (PiL) will be releasing their tenth studio album titled What The World Needs Now on September 4, 2015 via PiL Official (Distributed in the UK via Cargo UK Distribution and in North America via Redeye). Album opener and lead single “Double Trouble” will be released on August 21, 2015. The 10″ vinyl version will be backed by “Bettie Page” and also come with an additional bonus track which is not on the album, “Turkey Tits.”

Last year, the band returned to Steve Winwood‘s Wincraft studio in the Cotswolds’ to record the new album. The band will be doing a 23-date UK and European tour in the fall. The current lineup consists of frontman John Lydon, guitarist/multi instrumentalist Lu Edmonds (ex-Damned), drummer Bruce Smith (The Pop Group, ex-Slits), and bassist Scott Firth (Steve Winwood, John Martyn, Elvis Costello)

Double Trouble 10″ Vinyl Single:

A-side: “Double Trouble”
B-side: “Bettie Page”
“Turkey Tits”

What The World Needs Now album Track Listing:

01: Double Trouble
02: Know Now
03: Bettie Page
04: C’est La Vie
05: Spice of Choice
06: The One
07: Big Blue Sky
08: Whole Life Time
09: I’m Not Satisfied
10: Corporate
11: Shoom

Sep 18: 02 ABC – Glasgow (UK)
Sep 19: Academy – Manchester (UK)
Sep 20: Riverside – Newcastle (UK)
Sep 22: Fibbers – York (UK)
Sep 23: The Copper Rooms @ Warwick University – Coventry (UK)
Sep 25: 02 Academy – Bristol (UK)
Sep 26: Tivoli – Buckley (UK)
Sep 27: Sub 89 – Reading (UK)
Sep 29: De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill (UK)
Sep 30: UEA – Norwich (UK)
Oct 02: 02 Shepherds Bush Empire – London (UK)
Oct 03: Cheese and Grain – Frome, UK
Oct 04: Engine Rooms – Southampton (UK)

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Eric Clapton Releasing Best Of Album Forever Man April 28th


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Legendary songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and 19-time Grammy Award winner Eric Clapton will be release a brand new Best Of compilation entitled Forever Man via Reprise Records on April 28, 2015 in the US.

Featuring 51 tracks over three CDs, Forever Man spans three decades of Clapton’s Reprise Records years and features classic studio tracks and a Blues-themed disc.

The release of Forever Man coincides with an upcoming tour, which includes nine concert dates in celebration of his 70th birthday on March 30th. The shows will take place at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on May 1st and 2nd and at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, and 23rd. The shows will feature Clapton, accompanied by his band members Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White, and Michelle John, with opening support act Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders.

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3CD and Digital Download Edition:
CD1- Studio
Gotta Get Over
I’ve Got A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart
Run Back To Your Side
Tears In Heaven
Call Me The Breeze
Forever Man
Believe In Life
Bad Love
My Father’s Eyes
Anyway The Wind Blows – with J.J. Cale
Travelin’ Alone
Change The World
Behind The Mask
It’s In The Way That You Use It
Pretending
Riding With The King – with B.B. King
Circus
Revolution
CD2 – Live
Badge
Sunshine Of Your Love
White Room
Wonderful Tonight
Worried Life Blues
Cocaine
Layla (Unplugged)
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out (Unplugged)
Walkin’ Blues (Unplugged)
Them Changes – with Steve Winwood
Presence Of The Lord – with Steve Winwood
Hoochie Coochie Man
Goin’ Down Slow
Over The Rainbow

CD3 – Blues
Before You Accuse Me
Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Hold On, I’m Comin’ – with B.B. King
Terraplane Blues
It Hurts Me Too
Little Queen Of Spades
Third Degree
Motherless Child
Sportin’ Life Blues – with J.J. Cale
Ramblin’ On My Mind
Stop Breakin’ Down Blues
Everybody Oughta Make A Change
Sweet Home Chicago
If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
Hard Times Blues
Got You On My mind
I’m Tore Down
Milkcow’s Calf Blues
Key To The Highway – with B.B. King
2CD and Digital Download Edition:
CD1
Gotta Get Over
I’ve Got A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart
Anyway The Wind Blows – with J.J. Cale
My Father’s Eyes
Motherless Child
Pretending
Little Queen Of Spades
Bad Love
Behind The Mask
Tears In Heaven
Change The World
Call Me The Breeze
Forever Man
Riding With The King – with B.B. King
It’s In The Way That You Use It
Circus
Got You On My Mind
Travelin’ Alone
Revolution
CD2 – Blues
Before You Accuse Me
Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Hold On, I’m Comin’ – with B.B. King
Terraplane Blues
It Hurts Me Too
Little Queen Of Spades
Third Degree
Motherless Child
Sportin’ Life Blues – with J.J. Cale
Ramblin’ On My Mind
Stop Breakin’ Down Blues
Everybody Oughta Make A Change
Sweet Home Chicago
If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
Hard Times Blues
Got You On My mind
I’m Tore Down
Milkcow’s Calf Blues
Key To The Highway – with B.B. King
Vinyl Edition:
Side 1
Gotta Get Over
I’ve Got A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart
Anyway The Wind Blows – with J.J. Cale
My Father’s Eyes
Motherless Child

Side 2
Pretending
Little Queen Of Spades
Bad Love
Behind The Mask
Side 3
Tears In Heaven
Change The World
Call Me The Breeze
Forever Man
Riding With The King – with B.B. King
Side 4
It’s In The Way That You Use It
Circus
Got You On My mind
Travelin’ Alone
Revolution

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