For those interested in late 70s New York, this is great if you haven’t seen it already
New York City, 1977 – It was a time when the city had fallen into decay, with too few jobs, money, police, schools, and social services. There was a city wide blackout with major looting, a serial killer on the loose, and the Bronx was burning. And yet out of the chaos emerged one of the most creative times any city has ever encountered.
And this about gangs in late 70s NYC:
Thanks also for the heads up on The Get Down - real keen to see this, and to listen to the Park Jam Nu Sounds! Thanks so much.
" is it even a thing to be in your own tribute band?" Heh, ask Bruce Foxton & Rick Buckler
Oh, that SJD + strings gig at the Paramount was absolutely fabulous. You're really in for a treat. Get along if you can
I'm just happy enough to be able to read these again, quality notwithstanding.
What would be nice is full OCR and quality scans, but I'll take what I can get with glee
Not punk rock but a refixing of Royals...
I went! Also to the in-store they did at Slow Boat Records on Saturday afternoon. It was great – they played for a couple of hours & material from most of the albums, even the new one, though it was heavily slanted to George Best & Hit Parade. Mr Gedge was amazed at how expensive NZ was & how wonderful the flat white was. So much so that he wanted to take it back to England Sir Francis Drake style.
Guitarist was the bloke from Golden Horse, whose name has slipped my mind sorry, who was great!
I got some photos from the in-store & they’re up on flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nothingelseon/sets/72157632830715771/
Found this this week, which is well worth a listen
3 years ago Solid Steel DJs Cheeba, Moneyshot and Food had the idea of collaborating on a version of the Beastie Boys‘ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ album made entirely from the original sample sources, shortly after Moneyshot aired his mix of their ‘Check Your Head’ album in the same way.
Finally the result is here, titled ‘Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix’ - each of them have taken a third of the album to work on and combined their efforts into a mix that will make you hear it in a new way. Aside from the original sample sources they’ve included commentary from the Beasties, vintage interviews, demo versions and much more.
The mix was over half way completed when they heard the tragic news of MCA‘s death in May so the impetus to finish it was instantly doubled and new meaning given to the project. It goes without saying that this is also a tribute to Adam Yauch and the legacy he left behind and we hope it will be embraced by Beastie fans around the globe.
Caught In The Middle of A 3-Way Mix - a tribute to The Beastie Boys' 'Paul's Boutique' album
Listen or download here: http://soundcloud.com/ninja-tune/solid-steel-radio-show-31-8-1
Great news! Any chance you could make it an hour long? Seems to fly by too quickly.
Aussie pub rock had similar beginnings. Jimmy Barnes, Icehouse, Midnight Oil, Hoodoo Gurus, AC/DC, INXS - they all made it big starting out playing in pubs as much as the British scene did.
Australia's post-punk/indie scene was amazing for its diversity & breadth. All seemed to go horribly wrong once radio quotas were introduced - out went individuality, in came trying to sound American, and lo, Oz rock was born and INXS became megastars. Similar trajectory here, too, although a lot of that ground is being clawed back.