July 10, 2020

HCTF premiere - Brick Briscoe: "Suitcase" video

Watch the new video for Suitcase by Brick Briscoe. He tells a tale about traversing the globe with the love of his life, fully aware that is will never happen, but it doesn't hurt to dream. It's a track from his forthcoming album My Favorite Los Angeles Restaurant album, out on July 24th.

» brickbriscoe.com

HCTF review of From Lucky Point to Père Lachaise.

July 09, 2020

Cover Me: Human Fly

Watch English punk band Night Shades tackle the The Cramps classic Human Fly live @ The Shacklewell Arms in London dyring their Halloween show.

» Night Shades on Facebook
» thecramps.com

Guthrie Govan: the "Professor Shred" videos

IN late 2011/early 2012 Guitar World published a series of articles kin which master guitarist Guthrie Govan discussed various techniques, scales and more. As a bonus a series of "Professor Shred videos showed him doing it. He made it look a lot easier that it actually is, but his comments are always valid.

July 08, 2020

Darryl Jones: the Bass Player interview

Darryl Jones talked shop with Joel McIver for a lengthy interview with Bass Player. On playing with The Rolling Stones:

At one rehearsal, I figured out what Bill had played on Respectable, and I started playing it, and Mick was like 'Where are you going?’ I said, ‘Well, this is what Bill played on the song’ and he said ‘No no, don’t play that. Play what you hear.’

Spygenius: Man On The Sea

Upon entering the world that English pop quartet Spygenius have created on their new album Man On The Sea it's OK to exclaim "that it's bigger on the inside". And since it disguised a "normal" double album it is pretty damn big at first glance as well. There are drinking songs, off-kilter lullabies, college rock tunes, vaudevillian attraction sounds, Kurt Weill-inspired rhythms, and US west Coast harmonies. This is a record that has more well-executed ideas on it than mosst bands can come up with over the course of their entire career.

With a short blast of the French national anthem the Marseillaise (no bonus points for guessing why theyd did that) they are off with Another True Story, setting the tone for a musical rollercoaster ride and wistful storytelling. They have a pint at Cafe Emery Hill, go to the rescue in Man Overboard and take part in a sad late night singalong session during Midnight Bandola.