Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Kaleidoscope - Please

Kaleidoscope - Please.

Not to be confused with the UK psychedelic group of the same name, the US band Kaleidoscope were a "psychedelic folk and ethnic band" of the mid '60s - early '70s whose influence was felt on many musicians, including Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page (Wikipedia).

1967 piece "Stranger in Your City"/"Beacon from Mars," recorded live in the studio, was also influential, with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page calling them his "favourite band of all time." [2] It featured a solo by Lindley in which, on stage, he used a violin bow on electric guitar, probably inspiring Page to use the same effect later."

"Please" is a gentle song that asks the listener to "take me as I am". Check it out.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hanoi Rocks - 11th Street Kids

Hanoi Rocks - 11th Street Kids.

Great little song from Hanoi Rocks, the patron saints of Trader Rock.

You can hear the direct line of influence from The Clash in this single, with Hanoi's own twist of glam/trash rock n' roll shining through. Wonderful stuff.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Soundgarden - Entering

Soundgarden - Entering.

Embedding disabled; click the song title link to hear this early Soundgarden track.