A band called The Pudding heard this song from a Pete Townshend demo that was circulated. The Pudding recorded the first version (see video below), which came and went without much fanfare in 1967…they could have picked a little better name. Their version was a little too smooth for me. I’ve always liked this song […] […]
As I prepare to spend Christmas alone in Beijing, it’s nice to be able to enjoy the dulcet sounds of the King of the Cameo, Robert Goulet.
Thanks very much to Debbie Wayne for posting one of the coolest Christmas podcasts I’ve heard in years! Here’s the track list: Things Fall Apart – Cristina Xmas With Simon – The Fall Motel Christmas (excerpt) – James Ferraro Ding Dong – X-Ray Pop La bataille de neige – Dominique Dumont Doux Christmas, Noël Soft […]
I’m a fan of Y.M.O. They were, to my ears, every bit the equal of Kraftwerk. Here are Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi “Harry” Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi in fine form.
Roxy Music’s most romantic song got a really unique treatment by the late Little Jimmy Scott.
The legendary Rock & Raï singer Rachid Taha passed away a few days ago at the age of 59 from a heart attack. Many writers and commentators have eulogized him in his passing, but the best the most fitting tribute comes from Radio Amazigh DJ Paloma Colombe. Her program is mandatory listening for anyone into out-there music, […]
Welcome to the world of easy (cheesy) listening out of… Cairo?! Yes!! According to the bio over at his Bandcamp page, “Abd al-Rahman El Khamissi (bio in Arabic only) is an Egyptian poet, writer, journalist, dramatist, radio producer, film director, composer and talent scout for famous Egyptian actors such as Soad Hosni. He has been seen […]