Labels: Skrillex. Inthe UK division of Universal Records released a limited edition, vinyl only reissue of Nirvana's album 'In Utero', to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the release of the album.
These vinyl copies were pressed in Germany, and when they hit the stores people who were familiar with the original release were surprised to hear a distinct difference in the overall sound of the album, most noticeable on 'Heart Shaped Box' and 'All Apologies', the two big singles from the album.
It has been widely known for some time that Steve Albini was the first choice as producer for the album, but when he submitted his mix to the record company, they had serious issues with it, complaining that the vocals were too low in the mix, there was too much 'effect' on the drums, and some of the guitar parts were either too loud or were overly distorted.
While most of the observations are quite accurate, those same qualities were and still are what Albini is known and loved for, and Kurt Cobain himself had specifically requested that Albini record 'In Utero', based on his production on 'Surfer Rosa' by the Pixies, which was one of Cobain's all-time favorite records, and the complaints regarding the sound were in fact what Cobain wanted so much in the first place. While the band was initially quite insistent on the album being released as recorded by Albini, they eventually came to agree with the criticism and decided to remix some of the songs, and possibly add some guitar overdubs where needed.
At first he refused to allow his mix of the album to be changed in any way, as before the recording sessions had started he had made an agreement with the band to ensure that his final mix would not be altered or remixed, although unfortunately for him, this agreement was not in writing. He later agreed to let the two proposed singles from the album, 'Heart Shaped Box' and 'All Apologies', be remixed by someone else, but made it clear that he didn't think anybody could improve on his versions.
Geffen hired Scott Litt to remix both tracks and to add a few overdubs to 'Heart Shaped Box', after which the whole Only Lover (Radio Version) - Marc Allen Jackson - Only Lover (Vinyl) was sent to a mastering studio which, Albini claims, screwed up the sound even more by narrowing the stereo separation, boosting the mids, and generally softening the sharp-edged overall sound.
The album, containing the Scott Litt remixes, was officially released on September 21, and debuted at 1 on the Billboard Top Labels: Nirvana. Here's Johnny - Merry Hell As mentioned in the previous post on Liverpool bands of the early 80's, Here's Johnny did actually record an album, but as so often happens, the record company didn't have enough faith in the band to issue and promote it, instead putting their money behind Fairground Attraction, which, it has to be admitted, did work.
However, Here's Johnny's album would have appealed to an entirely different market and I can see no reason why it wouldn't have been a success. No doubt it would have been played on the John Peel show, as he would always champion anything from his hometown, and I would certainly have bought it, but we'll never know as it was cancelled soon after recording, never to be heard until now.
The album was obtained by dominik from band members Colin McKay and David Knowles themselves who incidentally are working together again, writing and making music with John Wilkinson in a band called The Swan Chorusand they even gave permission for it to be shared.
All four of their singles were to be included, although two of the tracks from their Peel session would remain exclusive to that recording session. The album was planned to be released in midand came so close that it was even given a catalog number PLbut at the last minute the release was cancelled. I've added the b-sides to some of their singles as bonus tracks at the end, so enjoy this effort by yet another band who fell foul of the vagaries of the record industry, and had all their hard work come to Only Lover (Radio Version) - Marc Allen Jackson - Only Lover (Vinyl).
Labels: Here's Johnny. After dominating the UK music scene for most of the 60's, Liverpool experienced a resurgence of young bands in the late 70's and early 80's, with groups forming on an almost daily basis. Some went on to achieve considerable success, such as Black, A Flock Of Seagulls, and The Icicle Works, while other burned brightly for a while before fading away. Then there were those bands who were only heard by the general public on the John Peel show, where they were invited by that champion of all things Indie to record a Peel session, and this post collects five of them, who probably would have faded into obscurity if their music hadn't been preserved for posterity by the great Peel himself.
Their career was cut short by the illness and tragic early death of Neil Morgan. Nigel's brother Nick Robinson played in Boat Party. Not much more information about this band. R'n'Bluesy minimalist band, who apparently released one single on Open Eye Records, although I can find no trace of it.
You can see by the bands that these musicians had been in or were to join later just what a close-knit community it was in Liverpool at that time, and so Only Lover (Radio Version) - Marc Allen Jackson - Only Lover (Vinyl) make sure that these groups aren't forgotten here are their Peel sessions all collected together on one post, which celebrates some of the many forgotten and unrecognised bands that played around Liverpool between and Friday, September 24, Steve Morse Steve J.
Morse was born on 28 July in Hamilton, Ohio, after which his family moved to Tennessee, then Ypsilanti, Michigan, where Morse spent his childhood.
Although familiar with piano and clarinet, he ultimately became interested in guitar, and played briefly with his older brother Dave in a band called The Plague.
In the late 's he played in the band Three with his older brother and a junior high schoolmate, William Gerald Jerry Wooten on keyboards, performing at a local psychedelic youth club, the Glass Onion, and at Legion Halls and church functions. This short-lived group covered bands such as Led Zeppelin and Cream, before West and Morse left to continue to play as a duet billed as the Dixie Dregs, until Morse's expulsion from school in the 10th grade.
Inthe group compiled a recording of the project, releasing it on vinyl inand again on CD in as 'The Great Spectacular'. When he graduated inhe and West officially named their group Dixie Dregs, adding Rod Morgenstein on drums, and began performing regularly, eventually gaining the attention of Capricorn Records, who signed the band in late Their first effort for Capricorn, the Morse-composed 'Free Fall', established him as an important newcomer to the fusion genre, being recognized for both his compositional skills and his musicianship, but despite receiving positive reviews as a pivotal jazz fusion album, it sold poorly.
The band were invited to perform at Montreux Jazz Festival on July 23,and the recorded performance was released the following year as 'Night Of The Living Dregs'. Capricorn went bankrupt in lateand the Dixie Dregs were left without a label, but were quickly signed to Arista Records, and released three albums for the label.
Around this time Morse started to add his guitar to records by other artists, and featured on an album by Liza Minelli inand with the Rob Cassels Band in Arista became increasingly concerned about Dixie Dregs' album sales and pressured the band to change their name to simply The Dregs, in an attempt to increase the band's visibility in the public eye. Readers of Guitar Player magazine voted Morse 'Best Overall Guitarist' in their annual poll, an honour that he would hold for five consecutive years, but the band weren't happy with the constant touringand after fulfilling their commitment to Arista, the Dregs disbanded in early The song is also referenced in the Chainsmokers ' hit single " Selfie ".
Spin said Hemsworth's trap remix, "teases us with a little stoney dubwise bubble, and then dunks the entire thing into a glistening pool of purple promethazine goo.
The only sharp sounds come from the barrage of skittering beatsplus some space lasers and the like. The song's video focuses around a lesbian couple reminiscing on positive moments, before both inevitably commit suicide.
In his track-by-track review for Billboard magazine, Andrew Hampp wrote about "Summertime Sadness" that "the pouty title alone drew giggles at Del Rey's Bowery gig, but the song itself proves to be one of the more durable tracks here even if its lyrics start to get redundant 'Kiss me hard before you go That baby you're the best' ".
The radio edit of the video was released on July 20,in Germany on ClipFish. The music video opens with a woman saying, "Remember, I'll always love you, bye". After the phone call, Del Rey sings the opening lyrics and jumps off the cliff. In the next scene, the forlorn King seeks out the nearest bridge in the city, then stands on its ledge in a tear-stricken state. The next scenes depict a statue of Jesus ChristDel Rey looking onto the distance and a phone smashing into pieces as it hits the floor, hinting at Del Rey's realization that her girlfriend has killed herself.
Feeling at fault for her lover's death, Del Rey spreads her arms wide mimicking the statue of Jesus Christ and jumps off the cliff. The last scenes show both women in happier times, Del Rey turns to see King and smiles; both women are seen pouting and glancing seductively over their shoulders towards one another.
As the women embrace, the smoke in the atmosphere gathers and they disappear. It's shown, after both suicides, that a haunting image of Del Rey presumably her ghost is seen walking down a long road towards the camera. The video received generally favorable reviews from critics. Crystal Bell, a blogger for Huffington Postcalled the video an " ode to Instagram," and compared it to Del Rey's previous videos. Instagram-like footage, very forlorn faces, possible suicide attempts, and a very special guest.
But then again what else did you expect from a Lana video? Only Lover (Radio Version) - Marc Allen Jackson - Only Lover (Vinyl), glitter and ice cream cones?
Probably not. He added, that "more provocative, though, is the hint of romance-gone-sour between Del Rey and the character played by actress Jaime King.
Because this is a Lana Del Rey video, it's not spoiling anything to say there's a Thelma and Louise -like twist. It's beautifully shot, sepia-soaked and melodramatic. The singer's bestie, played by the very lovely actress Jamie King, is also pretty sad about summer ending.
Her version has over 62 million views on YouTube. In the spring ofthe remix quickly surged to number one on Beatportresulting in several radio programmers and DJssuch as Pete Tongworking the song into their radio station's rotation.
BBC Radio 1 added the remix to its playlist, helping it to gain popularity around the world. After positive feedback, Interscope agreed to release Only Lover (Radio Version) - Marc Allen Jackson - Only Lover (Vinyl) remix.
Hesitant to accept requests for remixes from other artists, Gervais immediately consented to assisting Del Rey with remixing "Summertime Sadness". I didn't even ask how much money [ Months later, the house and Eurodance track was a sleeper hitpeaking at number 6 on Billboard ' s Hot chart. Gervais' interpretation of "Summertime Sadness" received a video treatment.
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