rod taylor wrote:I'm aware that I might have the Grunge-era demographic to myself on this forum, but The Afghan Whigs at Koko in Camden on Wednesday night were just incredible. One of the few 90s Alt. bands with something new to offer.
This track is called Matamoros off their great new album 'Do to the Beast':
Thanks Rod, I liked the dramatic edge this number has.
(Sounded like some, almost Turkish riffs, going on in the mix too.)
For somewhat random reasons, I was thinking about Burl Ives this weekend, and on looking for him on YouTube, I learned to my surprise that it was he who first had a hit with Ghost Riders in the Sky, which I first knew of as sung by Tom Jones. So cue a collection of covers of this, including one truly bizarre version by Debbie Harry
Thanks Tim, it's certainly the kind of number that artists can inject their own flavour into. Here's yet another version by The Outlaws with yet another take on Ghost Riders. Even an opportunity for your Air Guitar if you feel so inclined..
Alison Krauss and Union Station - Good rendition of 'Man of constant sorrow' and as always totally acoustic instruments used. Most of us probably remember the tune (from Brother where art though and the soggy bottom boys). The song possibly dates way back to the Mackin clan 1888 Ireland but the first known recording by Dick Burnett, a partially blind fiddler from Kentucky about 1913 as a 'Farewell song'. I wonder how many versions there have been?
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