Saturday, June 20, 2015

Day Dream Album - Janelle Monáe

Note: if you want to know what this is all about check out my intro post



Janelle Monáe is the odd ball artist in the world of Hip Hop/ Dance Music of the current era that I like. She's got a great voice, an interesting perspective on music and appears to do what she wants with her style, her music and her image. I dig her Sci Fi inspired concept album  The ArchAndroid which is well worth checking out.


so IF I was able to pitch her a batch of songs for a covers album these are the ones I would go with....



Jet Black Berries- Articles 

no video for this one... but it's a song about the Burroughs book Cities of the Red Nights...

The Atomic Swindlers - Into the Strange

also no video... but the band featured members of the Jet Black Berries going in a more Hawkwind/ 70s Bowie direction.... well worth checking out... you can here samples of the bands music here 


Galactic Cowboys - Sea of Tranquility 



Fire Inc. - Nowhere Fast



The Blasters - Blue Shadows 


Zolar X - Back in L.A

so this video is more of a history of the band, but it kinda gives you an idea of their sound.



Leningrad Cowboys - Where´s the Moon





The Epoxies-  Everything Looks Beautiful On Video



Scorpions - Robot Man



The Screaming Tribesmen - Igloo





Concrete Blonde - Sky Is A Poisonous Garden



Suicide - Cheree





Theatre of Hate -- Do You Believe In The Westworld?







so there it is the list

Disclaimer: this is all a album I day dream about making, there is no plans or talks of any of this happening...

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Day Dream Albums- Whitey Morgan

Note: if you want to know what this is all about check out my intro post


I have been following the work of Whitey Morgan for a couple of years and he's got a new album out, Sonic Ranch, that is one of the best new things I have heard this year. I like that he's got that old school Waylon Jennings / 70s Outlaw country feel and his Michigan roots appeal to me. His music is what I want to put in the hands of everyone who laments that the modern country has become so pop and bland... anyway you can check him out here

so as with the rest of the posts in this series if I was able to sit down and plan out a cover's album with Whitey here is the songs I would bring to the table...



Nolan McKelvey- Michigan

- there is no video for this one, but you can hear a sample on the above link at CD baby and here is the link for Nolan's youtube channel where you can hear the rest of his work (youtube link)

Waylon Jennings- Omaha

Johnny Cash- You Wild Colorado 





Hoyt Axton- The Devil





Stompin Tom Connors- I Don't Know How Fix the Damn Things Blues (Handy Man Blues)



Blood on the Saddle- Police Siren



The Jet Black Berries- Lonesome Code



Legal Weapon- City in Tears
another one with no video...  so here's where you can get the info on the album it came from

Drivin’n’Cryin- Detroit City



The Divine Horsemen- What is Red
No video on this one either... 
but here's more info on the album 


The Gun Club- Devil in the Woods



Guadalcanal Diary- Dead Eyes


The Coffinshakers- Pale Man in Black


The Flamin’ Sideburns- Lonesome Rain
another one I couldn't find the video for ... but here's the more info link 

Color Me Psycho- 13 is my Lucky Number

shocking I know but also no video...  but you can hear it here


Roy and the Devils Motorcycle- Dark Sunday Evening



Simon Stokes- Amazons and Coyotes

and a last one without a video... but well you know the drill by now..




so there it is the list

Disclaimer: this is all a album I day dream about making, there is no plans or talks of any of this happening...

Monday, May 4, 2015

Day Dream Albums- Eilen Jewell



Note: if you want to know what this is all about check out my intro post

 I am a fan of Eilen’s work and have been for a couple of years. I think she’s got a great dusty voice and knows how to mix the 50s rock, the country and the folk.. I have seen her play live a couple times and she also puts on a great show. She has a new record coming out at the end of this month…  it’s called  SUNDOWN OVER GHOST TOWN  and you can find out about it here…. http://www.signaturesounds.com/. You can find out about Eilen on the web at http://www.eilenjewell.com/


Ok on with the show, if I could pitch a bunch of songs to her for a covers album these are what I would go with…


Legal Weapon - Indigo Blue (no video found.. someone needs to get on that.)

Rank and File - I Went Walking 


Divine Horsemen - Tenderest Kiss

Jody Reynolds - Fire of Love


Jody Reynolds - Endless Sleep

Jet Black Berries - Color Of Your Name 

Drivin’nCryin - Saddle On The Side Of The Road

Blood on the Saddle - Steal You Away





The Groovie Ghoulies  -  Are You Passionate?

Cowboy Nation - Full Fathom 5
(No video…. What gives there’s next to nothing on this band and they are from an era where video equipment was pretty much everywhere… oh well)

that dog - Minneapolis

The Dark Fantastic - The Girl With the Cross in Her Car
(I think I like the Mark Pickerel solo version better but this is what I could find)

Townes Van Zandt - Silver Ships of Andilar

Thee Ultra Bimboos - Mars is Rising
(No video…. No video… were on a video rage..)

Dave Vanian and The Phantom Chords - Chase the Wild Wind

The Forbidden Dimension – Sinner Take All
(also no video… to bad… it’s a great song.. and there is a movie with the same title) 

The Troggs - Night of the Long Grass


now I am off to check out more Jody Reynolds and wait for the new album... 


Disclaimer: this is all a album I day dream about making, there is no plans or talks of any of this happening...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Day Dream Albums- Stan Ridgway



We are going to kick off the Day Dream Album series talking about what I would pitch to former Wall of Voodoo front man and solo artist Stan Ridgway. 

Ridgway has become one those off center singer songwriters who is more akin to Tom Waits and Warner Zevon than James Taylor. He’s always had a pulp sensibility and a affection for the classic song of the great American Song Book…

Anyway these are the tunes I would pitch:

Fast Ball- The Way


Monster Magnet - Negasonic Teenage Warhead


The Jet Black Berries - Ring of Steel

The Damned - Stranger On The Town

The Phantom Chords - Screamin' Kid

Mark Pickerel And His Praying Hands- She Sleeps Through Sirens


Scott Goddard - Cowpunk

TSOL - The Triangle

Warren Zevon - The Envoy

Roky Erickson - The Interpreter

Tall Boys - Interceptor

Hellacopters - Toys And Flavors

Concrete Blonde  - Dance Along The Edge

Suicide – Cheree
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STkDfMxzfPU





Saturday, April 4, 2015

Day Dream Albums: intro.




This series of post is going to be about the albums I Day Dream would be recorded and release. I want to make it clear that these albums are not in the works, not being recorded and not going to be released.

That said…

IF I was able to sit down and create a covers album with an artist these are the songs I would pitch to them. The artist I would like to work with are gonna be heavily leaning towards the Alt Country side of things… most of them can rock as well so that gives a range to the kinds of songs that I can pitch… and the songs I have in mind.. most of them are going to be stuff that people never heard of. A lot of what I want to hear covered and played these days are the treasure trove of the forgotten, overlooked, ignored and maybe abandoned songs from the 80s Cowpunk era.  There is also a smattering of punk, metal, hard rock, alternative, grunge, pop, and garage rock stuff that I don’t think got it’s due that that I think is worth hearing with new and current voices.

In my day dreams not only to the artists that I have in mind … recording these covers that they also bring attention to the bands and musicians who wrote and recorded them originally.  Following this series you will see several band names come up over and over as having written songs that I would like to see covered… It’s a simple matter of those bands are the ones that I keep coming back to over and over and wishing that more people knew and were talking about.

This series is going to be sporadic but I assure you that I have been mapping it out for several weeks… I plan to have the 1st installment in the next week or so…


One final note.. yes I use “…” way to much but it’s a habit that I feel gives a conversational feel…

Anyway.. enjoy..



Sunday, March 8, 2015

new posts to come

it's been some time since my last post.... but I have a plan for a small series of posts starting soonish... until then....

Sunday, May 4, 2014

5 months later...

I haven't posted here in some time and I don't even know if anyone is checking this blog out any more... but pretty much I am active over on facebook... but haven't been moved to write anything that I would post here in a long time.. I am gonna just say that The Restless Kind is dormant at this point.. I have put it on hold before and comeback to it.... so who knows... happy trails until we meet again...

Eric