Music For Listeners 06/28/08
1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the
2) Woody Guthrie-"Gypsy Davy" From the CD 'This Land
is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1'.
3) George Carlin-"Shoot" From the vinyl LP 'FM &
4) The Verve-"Love Is Noise (Radio Edit)" From the forthcoming
CD single for "Love Is Noise".
5) Bombay Bicycle Club-"Evening/Morning" From the vinyl
7" single for "Evening/Morning".
6) Foals-"A Sketch for ESG" From the UK CD single for
"Red Socks Pugie".
7) The Lea Shores-"Fear SOS" From the forthcoming CD
'The Lea Shores'.
8) Hot Club de Paris-"This Thing Forever" From the brand
new UK CD 'Live at Dead Lake'.
9) Post War Years-"You and Me Both" From the UK CD 'Black
10) The Young Knives-"Turn Tail" From the CD 'Superabundance'.
11) My Morning Jacket-"I'm Amazed" From the brand new
CD 'Evil Urges'.
12) Vaselines-"Son of a Gun" From the compilation CD
'The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History'.
13) Laura Marling-"Cross Your Fingers" From the forthcoming
CD 'Alas I Cannot Swim'. Out now on ITunes.
14) Noah and the Whale-"Five Years Time (New 2008 Single Version)"
From the brand new CD single for "Five Years Time".
15) Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds-"We Call Upon The Author"
From the CD 'Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!'.
16) Werewolves-"Heaven or Hell" From the double vinyl
UK 7" single for "Pill Box".
17) The Stone Roses-"Shoot You Down" From the CD 'The
18) White Denim-"All You Really Have To Do" From the
brand new CD 'Workout Holiday'.
19) James-"Upside" From the UK CD 'Hey Ma'.
20) The Beep Seals-"Biting Glass" From the brand new
CD 'Things That Roar'.
21) Frightened Rabbit-"Good Arms Vs. Bad Arms" From
the CD 'The Midnight Organ Fight'.
22) Florence and the Machine-"Hospital Beds" Cold War
Kids cover from the CD single for "Kiss With A Fist".
23) Nethers-"The Night, The Fire" From the brand new
CD 'What the Wind Will Never Tell'.
24) The Orb-"Free Bird" The bonus track on the U.S.
ITunes version of 'The Dream'.
25) George Carlin-"The 11 O'Clock News" From the vinyl
LP 'FM & AM'.
26) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Orbital-'Live
At Glastonbury (1994-2004)'
I once told a friend of mine that if I had a
lot of money and a lot of computers, I would most likely make music
that sounds a lot like Orbital. It's their tranced out music I hear
in my head when I think of a great techno groove, and sometimes it has
felt like they have ripped grooves out of my head. Not only would I
create music that sounds a bit like them, but I would also conduct a
live performance with much of the same manner. I've seen Orbital three
times in concert, and each time served up its own aural and visual experience.
Unfortunately, a few years back the Hartnoll brothers decided to stop
making music under this guise, and it makes me wonder where they have
gotten up to now. Music this incredible is best heard live, and with
the breakup of Orbital, I might never get to hear this music in a live
setting again. Then a couple years passed and I was pleased to hear
that they would release this album of their so called "hits",
and they would be live versions performed during their stints at the
famed Glastonbury Festival in Glastonbury, England. A two and a half
hour visual and aural experience that makes me want to build a time
machine and land in the middle of 150,000 raving fans. With this DVD,
it's almost like being there, but without all the messing about in the
mud. In honor of the 2008 Glastonbury festival happening this weekend
in the muddy fields of central England, we play almost two and a half
hours of live Orbital. The CD/DVD set features at least three tracks
from each of their five apperances at the festival stretching through
the years of 1994 to 2004. All the choicest cuts are here, and you would
be hard pressed to find another collection of Orbital tunes that even
compares. It's certainly a feast for your ears, and if you are lucky
enough to have the DVD, then it's a feast for your eyes as well!!! (The
CD and the DVD have the same track listing by the way.) A big huge thanks
to Orly for sliding this set to me for Christmas 2007. "Well son,
a funny thing about regret is that it's better to regret something you
have done than something you haven't done, and by the way if you see
your mother this weekend, be sure and tell her - SATAN SATAN SATAN".
Michael - MFL
27) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.