Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Must Buys This Month ( Happy Hallowen by the way)

As you might have noticed I am currently trawling through the ages of rock and I am at a current stop and awe fascination at the work of Neil Young. It started with the release of his live Massey Hall gig and now after hundreds of albums later including bands such as CSN, Buffalo Springfield and so on , we get to witness another new release from the great man.
Now when I say new release , Chrome Dreams II is a re release of an album that was bootlegged for many years and circulated between fans.

I wont ruin the true story or facts behind the album as it is all in the new December edition of Uncut Magazine. Neil tells us of the story's behind Chrome Dreams & Chrome Dreams II. It also gives us an insight into Mr.Young and his many years of talent.

That's not all as you can see above there is a free CD, This superb 16 Track CD is full of covers from various artists such as Sonic Youth, Paul Weller, The Flaming Lips and Many more covering classics from Mr.Young's Back Catalogue.

If you havent yet jumped into Neil Youngs Music why not treat yourself with Live at Massey Hall or Live Rust. Be warned it will lead you to buy all of his music and more.

Neil Young - Old Man (Live 1971)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

They Must Have Known

Was in the pub the other night, Saturday night to be precise , on the tele, on came the young Mr.Dylan from one was his fine performances from the Newport festival. So i said to myself i would rack down said performance on DVD or CD.
So after finally remembering i said that to my self i went on the hunt and low and behold they are in the process of bringing out Dylan's Newport performances on DVD very soon , They must have known!
'The Other Side Of The Mirror - Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965' will be due out sometime at the end of the month.
North Country Blues (afternoon workshop)
With God On Our Side (with Joan Baez - afternoon workshop and 7/28 night performance)Talkin' World War III Blues (night performance)
Who Killed Davey Moore? (afternoon workshop)
Only A Pawn In Their Game (night performance)
Blowin' In The Wind (with The Freedom Singers, Joan Baez, and Peter, Paul and Mary )
1964Mr. Tambourine Man (afternoon workshop)
It Ain't Me, Babe (with Joan Baez -night performance)
With God On Our Side (with Joan Baez - night performance)
Chimes Of Freedom (night performance)
If You Gotta Go, Go Now (afternoon workshop)
Love Minus Zero/No Limit (afternoon workshop)
Daytime Rehearsal with his electric band
Maggie's Farm (with his electric band - night performance)
Like A Rolling Stone (with his electric band - night performance)
Mr. Tambourine Man (night performance)
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (night performance)
In other Bob News his new biopic "I'm not there" Shows the man himself at different stages of his life through 6 different actors (including a black man and a woman): Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Ben Whishaw, and Christian Bale.
The soundtrack is a double disc including disc 1, track 1 with Eddie Vedder & The Million Dollar Bashers covering "All Along The Watchtower."
We Limerick people wont be getting to see it in the cinema I suppose after my annoyance of the Ian Curtis Film Not being shown due to lack of screens but they will show crap like superbad , savage film about a legend in the music world or a guy with a fake ID called McLovin, you know my choice

I Am loving the clip below, japenese subtitles sound check with the band and Maggie's Farm Live from Newport 1965, Check out the interview with the old ladies Classic!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Yet Another Free Album!

Free Cd with this weeks NME for Love Music Hate Racism, Here is the set list :

1. The Enemy - 'Fear Killed The Youth Of Our Nation'

2. Lethal Bizzle - 'Babylon's Burning The Ghetto'

3. Roll Deep - 'Racist People (Vocal Remix)'

4. Helsinki - 'Ampersand'

5. The View - 'Fireworks & Flowers'

6. Hard- Fi- 'We Need Love (Wrong Tom Mix)'

7. MIA featuring Afrikan Boy - 'Hussle'

8. Bloc Party Vs Diplo - 'Where Is Home? (Diplo Remix)'

9. Carbon/Silicon - 'The Network's Going Down'

10. Natty - 'If I...'

11. Babyshambles - 'Stone Me - What A Life!'

12. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - 'If I could Build You A Tower (demo)'

13. The Charlatans - 'Blank Heart, Blank Mind'

14. Dirty Pretty Things - '9 Lives'

15. Albert Hammond Jr. - 'Cartoon Music For Superheroes'
There is also a second CD that can be downloaded through NME.COM/lovemusichateracism.
There are some live songs , remixes and appartenly some hidden songs hey dont look a gift CD in the mouth! Enjoy!

Another Installment From Mr.Adams

As we all know Ryan Adams is a work horse and keeps churning out albums and songs more than any artists at the moment.

This Latest Offering is in the form of an E.P. Called "Follow The lights". This new E.P. is out this day week the 23rd of October.

The Set list is as follows:

1. Follow The Lights (new song)

2. My Love For You Is Real (older song, never released)

3. Blue Hotel (first official Ryan release, recorded live in studio)

4. Dear John (from JCN, new version live in studio)

5. This Is It (Cardinals version, live in studio - originally on RnR)

6. Down In A Hole (Alice In Chains cover, live in studio)

7. If I Am A Stranger (originally on Cold Roses, live in studio)

Two new songs in the form of Follow the lights & My Love for you is real, But the real special track from this is Blue Hotel, Which was written for Willie Nelson Latest Album and appears on his album SongBird which Adams Produced for Willie.

The E.P. is the follow up of This years Album Easy Tiger which i am still listening to every minute I can, well worth a buy and immerse yourself into it.

Ryan Plays November in the national stadium on the 28th and ill be there! Ryan Also has a boxset coming out later this year or early 08 called 20/20, which will contain early non released material in the form of bootleg albums that have been circulating around the Internet.

Below is a live recording of Blue Hotel for Yahoo Nissan Sessions.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Another Free Album - Nice One!

Ray Davies is to release his next solo album 'Working Man's Cafe' for Free! Following last weeks free release of radioheads new album, davies new album will be givin out with next weeks English Sunday Times.
Along with the free album at the moment his song from the said album 'Vietnam Cowboys' is available as a free download from
To delve further into this legend of a front man please check out one of my favourite albums Face to Face by the Kinks. Cheers Ray!

Friday, October 12, 2007

New Album Nearly Done

Coldplay's New album is nearly upon us, They are currently according to their website organising the track listing, The website states that is shall be a short album about 40 mins or so of about nine songs, No Filler. The Tracks list so far is..
Cemeteries of London
Violet Hill
Poppy Fields
Rainy Day
Who Knows it will hopefully be out by spring 2008, I think it will most definitely be better than X&Y, as I thought it let the band down lyrically but listening back to it there are still some great tracks.

Coldplay - Til Kingdom Come - Glastonbury 2005

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Relive Classic Concerts In Music History

The Above Website offers Free Live streaming of classic concerts of hundreds of artists down through the years. Register for free and then they will kindly send out regular e-mails offering free concerts to listen to, for example todays offering was The Who Live in Philiadelphia in 1973(as seen above).
The website offers bands such as Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, U2, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty and so on.. You can download these performances but for a fee, none more that 9 bucks.
For other live performances available on the net get yourself to
Here you can find many artists allowing their live concerts to be put up such as sufjan stevens, Josh Ritter, David Gray & Ryan Adams, My favourite at the moment is this particular recording of Ryan Adams These can then be downloaded and put on to CD or mp3 player, Have a root around, there are some amazing shows here and great quality.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

To Treasure & Keep

I have recently been trawling through the ages of music archives, and every once in awhile you will come across an album to treasure & keep.

One such album is that of Stephen Stills - Just Roll Tape. First the background to finding this gem, I was listening to alot of Neil young due to the re release of live at Massey hall, then that brought me to his classic albums which then went on to Crosby,Stills,Nash and Young's "Deja Vu" album, Anyway to cut a long story short, this album is when Still was working on an album for Judy Collins in a studio on the 26th April, 1968 and after the rehersal he literal said "Just Roll Tape" and rehearsed new songs of his post Buffalo Springfield's demise and some of these songs then went on to reappear on Crosby,Stills and Nash albums.

This collection lets you listen to a singer songwriter at his raw Early stage and makes you appreciate his music all the more. Stills, A guitar, a studio, years of skill and a catalogue of music any artist would aspire too. It is truly a superb listen.

Got My Free Album!

Its a Defining Day in music history, I just received Radioheads new album In Rainbows, As I mentioned last week it was up to the fans how much they wanted to pay for it, I paid zero cent and received it this morning after the first listen this is not a throwaway freebie, this album is worth paying for..
Here is the set list
1. 15 Steps
2. Bodysnatchers
3. Nude
4. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
5. All I Need
6. Faust Arp
7. Reckoner
8. House of Cards
9. Jigsaw Falling into place

After the first listen its a nice album and some really good radiohead gems, I'm already liking House of Cards & Videotape.
This Album has brought the digital age to a new extreme, Bands are going to follow the lead of this Inspirational Band , Already Oasis are planning a digital only release as well as the delorentos, Who's Next?
Is this the end of Music Corporations.....Surely not?

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Jack L This Saturday @ Dolans 12th Oct

This guy should really be playing to packed out crowds in the point but we are blessed to have his talent grace our city once again.

The Kildare man will no doubt grace us with a superb setlist, what a voice , great songwriter and expect something special, last years gig can be viewed below to see what you missed out on.

Dolan's October 6th 2006

Plays This Saturday Tickets €28 Doors @ 8

Q Awards 2007

Another year of ego boosting rubbish maybe maybe not, It is great to see Ryan Adams collecting an award & also Amy for best album, Muse an excellent choice for best live act, I had the pleasure of seeing them live at oxegen twice including this year and their show is truely savage! Johnny Marr Lifetime achievement is a well deserved award, classic song dont know about that my welsh friends although they got the classic album spot on , Best act in the world today? Not sure but why not , why not comment a tell me your views, heres the list of all the winners.

The winner of the Best Album - Amy Winehouse 'Back To Black'

The winner of the Best Live Act - Muse
Best Video - 'Ruby' Kaiser Chiefs

The winner of the Q Merit Award - Ryan Adams

The winner of the Q Lifetime Achievement - Johnny Marr
Inspiration Award - Damon Albarn
Q Idol Award - Kylie Minogue
Q Icon - Paul McCartney
Best Act In The World Today - Arctic Monkeys

The winner of the Q Innovation in Sound - Sigur Ros

The winner of the Q Classic Song - Stereophonics 'Local Boy In The Photograph'

The winner of the Best Track - Manic Street Preachers 'Your Love Alone Is Not Enough'

The winner of the Best New Act - The Enemy

The winners of the Q Classic Album - The Verve for 'Urban Hymns'
Best Breakthrough Artist - Kate Nash

The Q Legend - Ian Brown

The Q Classic Songwriter - Billy Bragg

Monday, October 8, 2007

Mixed Reviews- They turned up at least!

The Police concert is met with mixed reviewed this morning so ill just recall as I saw it, Firstly paying 110 euro is a bit much for any band but I got my tickets for free (sweet!) so i cant really give out, Was situated on the cusack stand and was looking forward to these guys, support band was very good oddly very like sting himself but wait a minute its his son!, The main act arrive and blast into one of the old time favourites Message in Bottle- Stings voice in perfect quality, Drums sounds superb and electric guitar doing justice, Whats the problem i ask? Why the media back lash?
Crowd too old to enjoy? just a suggestion folks maybe then would have preferred a free blanket and mug of hot coco arriving to croker, Think about it, they arrived they played the classics maybe some were changed and jammed out a bit(if you want perfection Go home an fecking throw on the CD!). Maybe dust off the old tour t-shirts and get your ass down to gigs more often and less complaining. In my opinion i got what i expected and it was damm good, Cheers guys for a good night in Dublin!

Quality not great worth a look - Every little thing she does is magic Live@Croker

Friday, October 5, 2007

There's a little black spot on the sun today!

THE POLICE YES THE POLICE will be playing in our great island this Saturday in non other than the GAA HQ, I shall be setting foot on this Haloed turf once again this year for the fourth time other meetings we wont mention (limerick hurling quarter,semi and final), Bring on sting and the lads KING OF PAIN BRING IT ON!

Hungover at work it doesnt work

Me & Liam O'Brien

Ciaran & Myles Breen

Hello! after several pints of the home team brew im hanging! What a crazy night I said i wasnt going to go personal with this blog but this needs to be said, last night i went out due to one of my mates leaving for work abroad aka Tingland! went to a local boozer in town and then on to a local nightclub well local is a nice word for this place anyways we end up chatting to local celebs (people who were on tele) myles breen and that guy from emmerdale ya the priest, Liam O'Brien . Ok your saying weird but ya it happened, ended up in another local pub or dive til half five in the morning ok enough of the personal stuff lets get back to music talk I like CD's (very fragile today sorry talk to you mondayish)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Be Online or Miss out Apparently?

Arcade Fire, those crazy cats from Canada, who have brought us one of the best albums all year Neon Bible(Havent heard it go get it!)Have posted on their website an eye, eerily opening showing the date 6th of october.
Which when clicked on brings you to, here the 6th of october is displayed 11 times like above picture, Internet speculation is mounting and rumours of a giveaway or new album details is the talk of the day, either way we will find out very soon keep on the look out as arcade fire reveal all..........

Music Documentary Fever has hit!

Films about major music fiqures seems to be the "In Thing" , Recent success with the Johnny Cash Film, Film about Ray Charles and so on, Im not giving out i think their great , I personally really enjoyed the Cash film and opened my eyes to more albums of the legend such as his prison gigs at San Quentin and Folsom Prison.
Two new Films are in the pipeline which im very excited about firstly a film about the life of Ian Curtis, the Lead singer of Joy Division. The film is called control and is out next friday in a cinema near you. If you know joy divison purely for their hit "Love will tear us apart", I strongly advice you to go and buy their album Unknown Pleasures, Its a superb album that you will be returning to again and again.
The Next Cinema Release is a shock to me as i have only discovered his talent of late, Is a film about the life of Nick Drake. No music collection should be left without this mans albums such as Five leaves Left, Byter Later and Pink Moon. Drake is again like Curtis a Rock legend with a lot of baggage both of which died way before their time, These guys are worth learning about check them out and watch out for the films!

Dolans have some gems playing this October and November, Future Kings of Spain Next Friday, Tom Baxter on the 10th and Duke Special on the 23rd.

In November Damien Dempsey on 9th, Josh Ritter 29th and Declan O'Rourke on the 30th.

Highlight Being Josh Ritter in late Novemeber a must see, a frequent flyer to dolans and also brings a great show!

Check Him Out

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Radioheads new album not coming to a shop near you!

Radioheads new album not coming to a shop near you!, Wait theres still hope their new album is available through their website
However their is a twist , the new album called in rainbow is available in two forms digital download or deluxe discbox, deluxe discbox includes


Wait a minute you can also download the album and we can name the price, YOU WHAT?
Radiohead are offering their new album to fans and we can name the price, so i went on and i have offered €0.00 yes thats right €0.00 ill be receiving my album in seven days time , I urge you to do the same i shall also go out saturday night and have a pint for the money i saved thanks to my friend thom yorke, Thanks Thom!

Ryan Adams Plays National Stadium Dublin 28th Nov

Tickets are sold out according to ticketmaster and the show is going to be electric, I personally cant wait and if you cant either or you just want to delve into the world of RA check out
Here you can find live recordings for free of Ryan, back dating to at least 2000, all the recordings are superb, as they are recorded straight off the soundboard with Mr.Adams Premission and are put up thanks to his mate , Hopefully he will put up the irish gig.
This concert is my favourite but feel free to check it out!
Ryan Adams Live at Brown Theater on 2007-07-11


Hey How DO! This is my first post so bare with me this blog is about music local, worldwide and so on if it plays on a cd player its in! Bookmark me and watch as it grows or fails, Im going to be posting everyting interesting that happens in music on a local level and upwards. Hopefully ill be able to bring new limerick music talent to the page, Up and coming gigs and events, chat and reviews about new albums and also what I am listening to this week and also back tracking to a classic album every month, feedback would be great! Happy Blogging