Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Revelry by Kings Of Leon

World's Greatest Music writes:

Isn't this what The Gaslight Anthem are trying to do, done properly?

Kings Of Leon - Revelry (Amazon)

Thursday, 12 February 2009

A songwriter who started young


I first heard 'Diana' over and over again on a seaside jukebox in 1957. I still think it is a great rock track and the fact that he was 16 when he wrote and recorded it is still surprising. Only recently, with all the Buddy Holly anniversary hype, did I learn that Anka penned Holly's posthumous hit, 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore' - apparently in a matter of minutes. He also provided the English lyrics to 'My Way' which may now have been done to death but is surely a major song by anyone's standards.

Paul Anka - Diana (iTunes)

Paul Anka - It Doesn't Matter Anymore (iTunes)

Lady Of The Sunshine

Joe writes: I have this CD with no information on it. It's somewhere between a stripped down Kings Of Leon and Fleet Foxes, and it's really good, especially the first five tracks. I googled the title and artist (Smoking Gun by Lady Of The Sunshine) and it turned up nothing, which added to the intrigue.

It turns out it's a solo album by Angus Stone of Angus & Julia fame and it's due out in April. Here's one of those opening five tracks. There are even better ones awaiting you on the album.

Lady Of The Sunshine - White Rose Parade (not on Amazon yet)

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes

If you can't wait for the official release and you haven't discovered how easy it is to rip from YouTube to mp3 yet, go to www.vidtomp3.com