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behindthegrooves:

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: February 25, 1977 – “Peter Gabriel 1 (Car)”, the debut solo album by Peter Gabriel is released. Produced by Bob Ezrin, it is recorded at The Soundstage in Toronto, Canada from July 1976 – January 1977. Following his departure from Genesis in 1975, Gabriel takes an extended hiatus to spend with his family and write material for what becomes his first solo effort. The album features Gabriel backed by a group musicians that include King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and bassist Tony Levin. The first single “Solsbury Hill” (#13 UK, #68 US Pop) is an autobiographical account of his feelings about leaving his former band Genesis. The album’s closing track “Here Comes The Flood” is later re-recorded by Gabriel in 1990 for the hits compilation “Shaking The Tree”. The album is released without a title (the first of four that are untitled), it becomes known by fans as “Car” due to the LP’s cover art that features a photograph of the back end of a car (taken by Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson of Hipgnosis) with a photo of Gabriel superimposed in the back window. First released on CD in 1987, the album is remastered and reissued in 2002. It is also reissued as a limited edition vinyl LP by audiophile label Classic Records the same year. Another limited issue released as a double vinyl set mastered at 45 RPM is issued in 2009 by Classic Records. Most recently, another double vinyl 45 RPM set is released on Gabriel’s Real World Records in 2015. “PG 1 (Car)” peaks at number seven on the UK album chart, number thirty eight on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

height–down: Deep inside of a parallel u…

height–down:

Deep inside of a parallel universe
It’s getting harder and harder
To tell what came first

Under water where thoughts can breathe easily
Far away you were made in a sea
Just like me

kamamore:

kamamore:

‘Drive’  R.E.M.

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petetownswag:

petetownswag:

Somebody to Love // Jefferson Airplane

behindthegrooves:

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: May 23, 1960 – “Cathy’s Clown” by The Everly Brothers hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 5 weeks, also topping the R&B singles chart for 1 week on June 13, 1960. Written by Don Everly and Phil Everly, it is the third and final US chart topper for the pioneering rock & roll duo from Brownie, KY. After a string of successful and memorable hits for Archie Bleyer’s Cadence Records, they are signed by Warner Bros. Records to a long term contract worth over $1 million (an unprecedented sum at the time). Phil comes up with the initial idea for “Cathy’s Clown” after they record other eight songs, with none of which is deemed suitable for their first release. Don helps his brother finish off the tune before going into RCA Victor Studio A in Nashville, TN to record it. Released in April of 1960, the single is an immediate smash. Entering the Hot 100 at #94 on April 18, 1960, it leaps to the top of the chart five weeks later. “Cathy’s Clown” is a big hit internationally also, topping the UK singles chart for seven weeks in May and June of 1960. The Everlys have a successful string of hits on Warner Bros through 1962. In late 1961, The Everly Brothers enlist in the Marine Corps Reserves, to avoid being drafted into the Army for active duty.  The duos hit streak is also hindered when they have a falling out with Welsey Rose, the head of the powerful Nashville music publisher Acuff-Rose Music, whom Phil and Don’s own songs are also published by. This ends up cutting the brothers off from many of the songwriters that have written their past hits. As a result, The Everlys are only able to score one more US top 40 hit single over the next four and a half years. “Cathy’s Clown” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

kneipho: The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Blue Rondo…

kneipho:

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Blue Rondo à la Turk

“From the album ‘Time Out’ (1959, 1997) by The Dave Brubeck Quartet.”

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behindthegrooves:

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: April 11, 1983 – “Murmur”, the debut album by R.E.M. is released. Produced by Don Dixon and Mitch Easter, it is recorded at Reflection Studios in Charlotte, NC from January 6 – February 23, 1983. After recording and releasing their first single “Radio Free Europe” on small indie label Hib-Tone Records in 1981, R.E.M. are signed by I.R.S. Records (then distributed by A&M Records) just a few months later. Their first release for I.R.S. is the five song EP “Chronic Town” in August of 1982. Its modest success gives the label confidence for R.E.M. to record a full album. The band initially begin recording their first album in December 1982 with producer Stephen Hague (OMD, The Pet Shop Boys), but soon part ways when they have differences over musical direction. Instead they once again work with Mitch Easter, co-producer of their EP along with Don Dixon. Unlike Hague, Dixon and Easter take a mostly hands off approach while working with R.E.M., letting the bands creative process move forward organically. The bands unique and distinctive sound lead by Peter Buck’s bright, chiming guitar, Mike Mills’ melodic bass lines and Bill Berry’s solid back beat give them a classic but still contemporary feel. Those elements combined with lead singer Michael Stipe’s often cryptic lyrics, further obscured by singing them in a indistinct manner, sets them apart from their contemporaries. Stipe’s propensity for singing in this manner lead many to wryly nicknaming the album “Mumble”.  It spins off two singles including the re-recorded version of their indie debut “Radio Free Europe” (#78 Pop, #25 Mainstream Rock). First released on CD in 1984, it is remastered and reissued in 1995. It is also reissued as a 24K gold CD and half-speed mastered LP by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab in 1995. To commemorate the album’s twenty fifth anniversary, it is remastered and reissued as a two CD deluxe edition. The first disc contains the original twelve song album. The second disc features a complete live concert recorded at Larry’s Hideaway in Toronto, CDN in 1983. Other bonus tracks include a radio spot advertising the album. Out of print on vinyl for nearly twenty years, “Murmur” is reissued as a 180 gram LP through Universal’s “Back To Black” vinyl reissue series in 2009. “Murmur” peaks at number thirty six on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold by the RIAA.

sowhatifiliveinjapan:Happy Mondays ‎– Kinky …

sowhatifiliveinjapan:

Happy Mondays

‎– Kinky Afro (October, 1990)