My first post of 2013 and as it’s Easter here’s the perfect playlist for you.
This one has a few bands that you may not have heard of. They are a few favourites of mine so I thought I’d share them with you all. Don’t worry, it’s not all potentially unfamiliar bands. There are a few legends of rock as well, so let’s get it going!
The 69 Eyes – Love Runs Away:
The first song and up and coming single from Finnish goth rockers The 69 Eyes’ latest album X. This song has all the things the band are about; dark lyrics, deep vocals and a chunky guitar riff. Great way to kick off the album and the chorus is very catchy too. In fact reminds me a lot of the band’s country-men HIM..which leads me on to…
HIM – Buried Alive By Love:
This track has become a classic not only with fans of the band but with rock fans in general thanks to its heavy guitars and fast pace. Pure rock and romance, just what you have grown to love from this band who don’t class themselves as rock or goth, but in their own genre. Continue reading “Mixtape : March 2013 : The Easter Weekend” »
Now most of my friends seem to hold The Wildhearts, Ginger Wildheart and all his associated work in very high esteem, and although I saw The Wildhearts once as a support act back in about 1994 I’ve pretty much ignored them for the last 20 years.
I’m not really sure why this was the case, but I guess 18/19-year-old me decided that I didn’t like them without really giving the band a chance or properly listening to anything they released. The Wildhearts and Ginger’s subsequent work just passed me by. Knowing how much my mates, the media, and fans online seemed to support and love him / the band, I knew I was probably doing myself out of something.
A few months ago I learned that Ginger was the support act for The Darkness, who play Glasgow in March 2013. Now given this opportunity to see Ginger in a few months I decided it would be an ideal chance to get listening to some tracks and see if I can become a fan; only I had absolutely no idea where I should begin.
I am an avid Twitter user and love how it provides the opportunity to discuss and share thoughts about any subject (but music for me) with fans around the world in addition to with the musicians directly. Therefore I turned to the man himself and asked the question of where should I start. Rather brilliantly (already he impressed me with this move) he asked the question of his Twitter followers.
Continue reading “An Introduction to Ginger Wildheart According to Twitter” »
Howdy! Great to be back here on musicscramble with my second party playlist. In this playlist you will find a few big hits, a couple of classic tracks you might not know as well as a few modern tracks with a very classic feel. As ever any comments or feedback are welcome, and if you discover a new band you like from the playlist then I will consider my job done!
So lets dive straight in and get this thing going!!!
H.E.A.T – Living On The Run
Starting off with a band few people have heard of is tough but this track has anthem stamped all over it. Swedish Rockers H.E.A.T released their third album Address the Nation earlier this year and features a brand new singer. It is fair to say Eric Gronwall has done a great job with this being the stand out track and rightful single. I really do rate this band and anyone who is a fan of A.O.R. rock will love them to.
Reckless Love – Beautiful Bomb
To celebrate Finnish rockers Reckless Love’s massive U.K. Rocktober tour (including residency once a week at the Camden Barfly) I have included this great sing-a-long track. This is the first single taken from the bands self-titled debut album in 2009 . The song and the band have a very Poison feel to them and are defnitely worth a night out to see.
The Quireboys – 7 O’Clock
One of my favorite gigs of all time was seeing this band live a few years ago. Legends of British rock that deserve more recognition than they get. That being said I’m always surprised by how many people get up and dance when I include this in a set! Dirty, bluesy, and full of rock n roll. “It’s time for a party.” Continue reading “Mixtape : October 2012” »
Queen. Love em? Hate em?
To me Queen are a band that defined my youth. I listened to them because my elder brother listened to them. He loved them. I loved them. Brother went to college. I stole his records.
I remember growing up and listening to nothing else but Queen. As I got older I started collecting everything they released. I had every album on CD, Cassette, Vinyl, and, if available, Picture Disc. Hell if they released something with a slightly different cover I bought that as well. The joke amongst my friends was that I would definitely buy the new album in each record shop (HMV, Our Price, Virgin and so on) because each store put different stickers on the front. I didn’t do that…but that isn’t to say I didn’t think it was a good idea…
To some my love of Queen seems strange. They will tell me that Queen are such an odd band and will point out the silly blonde drummer with shades, the lanky curly-haired guitarist, the fuzzy haired bass player with an odd leaning towards wearing ridiculously small shorts and not forgetting the bloke with goofy teeth and a dodgy moustache singing vocals whilst moving around with half a microphone stand. I would tell them they were wrong. Continue reading “Queen. And Why You Should Love Them!” »
Welcome to a new feature on musicscramble which we hope will become a regular playlist of great tunes to keep you rocking which some you may know, some you may not.
My name is Liam, I go under the guise of DJ Trashed a rock/alternative/metal DJ from Gloucester, England and this is my first post on musicscramble, and its great to be here. Hope you enjoy and comments are more than welcome.
As it is a Bank Holiday weekend, let’s get it started in style with a bit of a Party mix!
Hardcore Superstar – Beg For It
Swedish sleaze masters Hardcore Superstar mix metal with glam, which is nothing new, but Hardcore really hammer it home. Heavy guitar riffs, pounding drums and sing a long choruses. Beg for it has you begging for more…
Crashdiet – Generation Wild
Killer sleazy riffs from a killer sleazy band!! Perfect mix of underground / small venue / balls out rock mixed with arena filling 80′s glam. If you like this track, check out the video!
Continue reading “Mixtape – August 2012 : The Party Playlist” »
The purpose of the 10 Song Playlist articles on Musicscramble is to highlight 10 tracks which you really should hear of a given band. It is not necessarily meant to serve as a “Best Of” or the “Top Ten Songs you MUST Hear”. Often with music your favourite songs change and therefore songs which make the list today may well not if it was written tomorrow. And for no band is this more true than with Pearl Jam.
Depending on the mood of the day: be it you want to rock out, or perhaps get deeper and you want to chill with a bottle of (Eddie’s favourite) red wine then the list would prove very different. Therefore what this article attempts to provide is 10 songs that I love. Granted, by definition that should make them MY top 10 songs however anybody who has a favourite band will also know that it just doesn’t work like that. Or to put it in perspective, the first cut (and I was brutal to start with) of this list harvested 29 songs! Therefore my criteria for the tracks which made this list provided some sort of memory or elicited a personal feeling which justified its inclusion, not simply that it was one of the 10 BEST SONGS of Pearl Jam. Continue reading “10 Song Playlist – Pearl Jam” »