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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Rev Rad lyrics by Green Day

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Revolution Radio album lyrics by Green Day

Green Day's new album is called Revolution Radio. It's been shorted by fans to 'Rev Rad'

Here's the lyrics to all the songs on the album:

Radio Revolution / Rev Rad

1. "Somewhere Now
2. "Bang Bang"  
3. "Revolution Radio"  
4. "Say Goodbye"  
5. "Outlaws"  
6. "Bouncing Off the Wall"  
7. "Still Breathing"  
8. "Youngblood"  
9. "Too Dumb to Die"  
10. "Troubled Times
11. "Forever Now"  
12. "Ordinary World"

Saturday, 2 July 2016

The ten best 'pauses' in rock songs

Sometimes playing nothing at all can be one of the best things in a song. What is this pause? It’s a ‘violation of expectation’ used to build tension which in turn creates excitement for the listener. Delaying an expected note in a song is a great trick that many guitarists, pianists and other musicians use - and when a pause is used in a song structure, the effect can be tremendous.

Popular music producers such as Bob Clearmountain have used them to such effect that the 'Clearmountain' is often referred to when talking about the pause!
It an adage that 'silence is golden' and if that's the case, here's ten classic songs that have some golden moments by way of a deliberate pause.

The first song in this list is the inspiration for this post - I was listening to it while on the bus and the pause made me sit up and pay attention:

Living on the Edge by Aerosmith from the Get a Grip album. 

Check out this video that starts with a nude Steven Tyler hold his meat and two veges and ends with Edward Furlong sharing his sandwhich with a bully. The pause is at about the 3.30 minute mark. The song is seemingly building to a big moment, yet the pause drops in which leads to a drum beat and then the big moment. It's brilliant.



Wonderwall and Don't Look back in Anger by Oasis from What's the Story (Morning Glory)?

Wonderwall is probably my favourite song. Every time I pick up the guitar I ending up chuck on a capo on the second fret and go for gold. And the golden moment in Wonderwall is the pause that comes just before the start of the second verse. At the 2 minute mark Noel Gallagher delays the strum of the Em chord to perfection which means when the chord chimes it's a piece of heavenly pop.



This next pause is perhaps a little bit of a cheat. Don't Look Back in Anger is Noel's signature tune. He sang it rather than Liam and it went to number one on the British charts. It also has a great little drum fill that starts just after the solo. It's the most briefest of pauses you could count as a pause but the linking of the end of the solo and the drum fill 'feels' like a pause. Great song moment. Here it is at the 3.30 mark.

Everybody Hurts by R.E.M. from Automatic for the People

One of R.E.M.'s greatest singles, Everybody Hurts features Peter Buck playing simple arpgeggio chords and soaring vocals by Micheal Stipe. The song is about grief and death. So when the pause  after the line "you're not alone" at the 3 minute mark, it gives you time to think, fuck, yes I feel sad, yes I feel glad, yes I loved that person or whatever it is you want to think. When the arpeggio picks up right after, it almost feels like life has just given you a gentle nudge to say, you're still here, come with us, your hurting but you're not alone...



Closing Time by Semisonic from Feeling Strangely Fine.

One song that’s perhaps well known for its great pause is Closing Time by Semisonic (a band that should never have broken up in my opinion).  Check out the pause just before the chorus atthe 3minute mark.


This is the song that has what’s known as the 'ClearmountainPause' -  Semisonic's producer Nick Launay is quoted assaying “we had to have our mastering engineer, Bob Ludwig, create the pause bystretching the existing pause, layering it, making it as long as he could.Thereafter, we referred to that part of the song as the “Clearmountain Pause.”At shows over the next few years, the pause got longer, and longer, and longer until it was a musical piece unto itself.”

Love Shack by The B52s from Cosmic Thing

Tiiiiinnnnn rooooffff PAUSE rusted ! That's pretty much all you need to know about this classic song. Katie Pierceson delayed enunciating 'rusted' oh so perfectly about a seemingly nonsensical line about the shack. Rust never sleeps, I guess.




River of Dreams by Billy Joel - River of Dreams



I loved this song when it came out. It was catchy as anything and it still is - and it's 4 second pause is perfect. Coming off a funky jivin' feeling the listener is left thinking, "where did that good stuff go?" and is rewarded very well when rescued with 'in the middle of the night"

Never Tear Us Apart by INXS was apparently another Clearmountain pause. This is song has a very bold pause - if fits neatly between Hutchence's lyric and a dramatic guitar riff - and the drama is surely created and added to by that pauuse. It's at the X minute marrk. 

Closing Time's pause also inspired a book chapter in A visit from the Goon Squad by author Jennifer Egan which features famous pauses in rock songs. So, with a nod to that book, here's two songs from it:

Young Americans by David Bowie. 


Long Train Running by the Dobbie brothers

Young Americans. 

Faith By George Michael.

The best bit of this long player is the awesome organ introduction but the pause is pretty good. Play it on your acoustic guitar and decide for your self .

My generation by The Who

The pause in this song is just enough that Roger Daltry teases he's going to say fuck but comes clean with fade away.

honourable mention for the same Trick. Bon Jovi's Bounce from the album of the same name.



Paint it black by The Rolling Stones

A quick and simple one - after the classic snake like sitar riff there's a slight delay before Charlie Watt's drums kick the song into life.
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Monkey Wrench by the Foo Fighters from The Color and the Shape

Purple Rain by Prince from the Purple Rain Soundtrack

march of the Pigs - doesn't it make you feel better


Supervixen by Garbage is a song that's commonly singled out as having a great pause - while the band of super producers are rocking out, Shirley Manson is a seething rage of bitch and then she drop out

Rosette The Look

Brittany Spears Crazy

Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys


Monday, 13 June 2016

The Stone Roses Setlist Carlise, England

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The Stone Roses Set list Carlise, England 

The reformed and refreshes Stone Roses continue their tour of taking loads of well earned cash from the punters keen to see the Third Coming of one of the best ever bands to come out of England.

The gig was held at the Sands Centre, Carlisle, England on 8 June 2016

The set list featured a strong mix of songs from both their albums and a spin of their new single, All for One which apparently the audience went ape for. If you check the youtube videos, many of band's songs had some sweet sing audience alongs.

Stone Roses set:
  1. I Wanna Be Adored
  2. Elephant Stone
  3. Sally Cinnamon
  4. Bye Bye Badman
  5. Mersey Paradise
  6. Begging You
  7. Waterfall
  8. Don't Stop
  9. Fools Gold
  10. All for One
  11. Love Spreads
  12. Made of Stone
  13. She Bangs the Drums
  14. Breaking into Heaven
  15. This Is the One
  16. I Am the Resurrection

Two days following the gig, the band released their second single since their reformation, Beautiful Thing.

Monday, 11 April 2016

GNR Las Vegas Set List on the Not In This Life time reunion tour.

The second gig of the Not In This Lifetime Tour was a larger scale affair. The Troubadour gig was GNR, turning over the gears, in sense, for the first time since 1993, this T-Mobile Arena gig in  Las Vegas was the band reaching out, playing more songs, sending the Night Train down the path of rock and roll glory.

It's So Easy

Mr. Brownstone

Chinese Democracy

Welcome to the Jungle

Double Talkin' Jive

Estranged

Live and Let Die

Rocket Queen

You Could Be Mine

New Rose

This I Love

Coma

Speak Softly Love

Sweet Child O' Mine

Better

Civil War

Band jam of "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd

Layla

November Rain

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Nightrain

Band Encore:

Patience

Paradise City

The Gunners are back!


The Gunners are back and so are we. On 1 April 2016, Slash and Axl shared a cup of cool-aid, buried the hatchet public ally and with some old school and new school members of GNR, they bashed out a set at the famous Troubadour venue.

Playing a selection of classic GNR cuts, a sweet cover from The Spaghetti Incident and two songs from Chinese Democracy, GNR announced to the world they aren't finished just quite yet.

The gig was the first in what has been billed, the 'Not in this lifetime' tour. Featuring Axl, Slash and and Duff, there was a notable absence of Izzy Stardlin. While he has performed with Axl several times over the last 15 years, he's under er.. no illusions as to the potential chemistry that's been unbottled so he's decided to stay away. For now?

GNR Troubadour Set List, 1 April 2016

It's So Easy

Mr. Brownstone

Chinese Democracy

Welcome to the Jungle

Double Talkin' Jive

Live and Let Die (Wings cover)

Rocket Queen

You Could Be Mine

Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)

Sweet Child O' Mine

New Rose (The Damned cover)

Better

Knockin' on Heaven's Door(Bob Dylan cover)

My Michelle

Nightrain

Encore:

The Seeker (The Who cover)

Paradise City

Monday, 6 January 2014

Sonic Youth 'Dirty' tour set list, New Zealand early 1990s

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We’ve come out of semi - retirement as The Gunslinger sent us this pix of a Sonic Youth set list from when they toured NZ in the 1990s when they were riding a wave of popularity due to the success of ‘grunge’ and what not, not that you could accuse Sonic Youth of actually being a grunge band per se. Perhaps the very definition of alternative music? 

Anyways, pundits on the Slow Boat records Facecrack page reckon this set is from the Dirty Tour and is possibly from a gig in Christchurch  in 1992/3. 

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Mike McCready does an awesome cover of Van Halen's Eruption - here's the video

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OMG, something awesome to bring us out of our slumber. Here’s a video of Mike McCready doing a sweet version of Eddie Van Halen’s Eruption. The rendition isn’t too shabby for a live performance on a rainy, rainy night.


This solo was shredded out at Wrigley Field, Chicago on July 19, 2013 as Pearl Jam began a new tour to promote their newest album, LightningBolt.

At the gig PJ debuted two new songs to the world. The first was the title track from the album, the second being the slow but sure Future Days which featured album producer Brendon O’Brien playing along on keys. I’m picking the later will become a fan favourite in no time at all.

Here's the set list from that night:

Set One:

Release
Nothingman
Present Tense
Hold On
Low Light
Come Back
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town

Rain delays led to a second set that was shorter than intended:

Set Two:
All The Way (Eddie Vedder song) (with Ernie Banks)
All Night
Do the Evolution
Setting Forth (Eddie Vedder solo song)
Corduroy
Faithfull
Mind Your Manners
Lightning Bolt (debut performance)
Wishlist
Even Flow
Leatherman
Eruption (Van Halen cover)
Bugs
Why Go?
Rearviewmirror

PJ Set Encore:

Future Days (with Brendan O'Brien playing keyboard)
Mother (Pink Floyd cover from the Wall album)
Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone cover)
Porch
Wasted Reprise
Life Wasted
Black

Rockin' in the Free World (Neil Young cover)

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Scott Weiland fired from STP. Again.


Scott Weiland won't be so happy in his galoshes this morning:

The Stone Temple Pilots have fired singer Scott Weiland.

In a one-sentence news, publicist Kymm Britton said: "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland."

It said: "I learned of my supposed 'termination' from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. Not sure how I can be 'terminated' from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that's something for the lawyers to figure out," Weiland said.

"In the meantime, I'm looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday."

The band's 1992 debut, Core, has sold more than 8 million units in the United States.

Their hits include Vasoline, Interstate Love Song and Plush, which won a Grammy in 1993 for best hard rock performance with vocal.

Weiland was also in the supergroup Velvet Revolver with Slash and other musicians, basically after he was fired for the first time by STP a few years back.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Puss N' Boots Set List Brooklyn, New York


Puss N' Boots set kist

Puss N' Boots Set List Brooklyn, New York

When: 17 January 2012

Where: The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY

The Guff: Basically they're Norah Jones' cover band but Greg, who very kindly supplied this set list, had a great time at the gig and really appreciated the burleseque dancer that paraded around the stage during the encore...

Looks like Wilco's Jesus Etc was cut from the set - that could have been awesome!

Set List

Brought It All On
Leaving London (Tom Paxton cover)
Double Duty Lovin' (Eddie Bond Cover)
Bull Rider (Rodney Crowell Cover)
Sex Degrees (Sasha Dobson song)
Cry, Cry, Cry (Johnny Cash cover)
Night After Night (Laura Marling cover)
GTO
In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town (Ted Lewis cover)
Down By The River (Neil Young Cover)
Pardon My Heart (Neil Young cover)
Don't Know What It Means
Tarnished Angel (George Jones cover)
Twilight (The Band cover)

Set Encore

Random Burlesque Dancer dancing to the Hawaii Five-0 theme.

norah jones guitar live

Puss n' Boots are:
  • Catherine Popper: Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar
  • Sasha Dobson: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Drums
  • Norah Jones: Vocals, Electric Guitar


Sunday, 23 September 2012

Green Day Set list Where Billie Joe smashed his guitar


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Green Day Set Where Billie Joe smashed his guitar

Where did they play: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Tour: ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! Tour
What for?  iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012
I heard Billie Joe smashed his guitar up? Yep, he was upset Green Day’s playing time got slashed to make room for Usher. Yeah, fuck Usher.

Update: Greenday have posted this on Facebook "Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse. We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologize to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances.'

The Spaghetti Incident still does not like Usher.

Set List
American Idiot
Holiday
Fuck Time from the Dos album.
Longview
Oh Love from Uno
St. Jimmy
Basket Case (at which time Billie Joe blew his nut)

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Elton John set list Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi


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Elton John Setlist at Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi

When did the show go down? September 11 2012
Where did Elton play? Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS, USA
What’s the Tour Name? Greatest Hits Tour
What did Elton play?

Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
Bennie and the Jets
Holiday Inn
Grey Seal
Levon
Tiny Dancer
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Philadelphia Freedom
Candle in the Wind
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Rocket Man
Hey Ahab
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Sad Songs (Say So Much)
Daniel
Nikita
Sorry seems to be the hardest word 
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
I'm Still Standing
The Bitch Is Back
Crocodile Rock

Set Encore:

Your Song

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Linkin Park Setlist Alpharetta, Georgia, USA


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Linkin Park Setlist Alpharetta, Georgia, USA

When did they play? August 2012
Venue: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA, USA
Tour: Honda Civic Tour 2012 

Set List

A Place for My Head
Given Up
New Divide
Somewhere I Belong
Empty Spaces
When They Come for Me
Victimized
With You
Lies Greed Misery
Points of Authority
Waiting for the End
Breaking the Habit
Leave Out All the Rest / Shadow of the Day / Iridescent
The Catalyst
Lost in the Echo
Numb
What I've Done
Burn It Down
In the End
Bleed It Out
Encore:
Tinfoil
Faint
Lying From You / Papercut
One Step Closer 

Friday, 17 August 2012

Lady Gaga Set List Sofia, Bulgaria

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Lady Gaga Set List Sofia, Bulgaria

When: Aug 14th 2012
Where: Armeec Arena, Sofia, Bulgaria
What: Born This Way Ball

Lady Gaga took a break from her Born This Way Ball Tour after touring New Zealand and Australia. Feeling refreshed (and over her consussion!) Gaga played an epic set list to her Bulgarian fans.

Gaga's Set List


Highway Unicorn (Road To Love)
Government Hooker
Born This Way
Black Jesus † Amen Fashion
Bloody Mary
Bad Romance
Fashion Of His Love
Just Dance
LoveGame
Heavy Metal Lover
Bad Kids
Yoü and I
Electric Chapel
Americano
Poker Face
Alejandro
Paparazzi
Scheiße

Gaga's set encore:

Marry The Night


Gaga now moves on to perform in Romania.

Noel to Liam: You're "Stratford's finest Oasis tribute band"



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Noel to Liam: You're "Stratford's finest Oasis tribute band"
Trust Noel to say something witty about his brother singing Wonderwall at the Olympics closing ceremony.

At a War Child benefit concert at Dingwalls in London on Tuesday night, Noel hit back by dedicating his version of Wonderwall to "Stratford's finest Oasis tribute band".

Since Oasis split up three years ago after an argument at a music festival in Paris, the brothers have been estranged. Noel has frequently played his old band's songs live, though Beady Eye have resisted – until their concerts supporting the Stone Roses this summer, when they played Morning Glory and Rock'n'Roll Star.

Beady Eye's version of Wonderwall was their first public performance of the song.

Did you hear Noel Gallagher has a new album out? Do the Damage is a b-side to the lead single, In the Heat of the Moment.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Green Day LA Set List Surprise Show




Where:Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA
When: August 06, 2012

Why? To help promote their new album Dos and get some practice playing the new songs live!

Setlist

1. Welcome to Paradise
2. American Idiot
3. Nuclear Family
4. Longview
5. Stay the Night
6. Carpe Diem
7. Let Yourself Go
9. Hitchin' a Ride
10. 2,000 Light Years Away
11. Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover)
12. J.A.R.
13. Oh Love
14. Dominated Love Slave
16. Christie Road
17. She
18. Brain Stew
19. St. Jimmy
20. Holiday
21. Give Me Novacaine
22. Stray Heart
23. Wild One

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