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The Kinks

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“Recorded Live at the Glasgow Apollo” adorned many an album sleeve, less common was “Live At Kelvin Hall” yet it was here, a venue better known at the time for the Christmas Fairground and Circus that The Kinks chose to record their concert on 1st April 1967 for their first live album release in January1968.

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“Sunny Afternoon (Live)” – The Kinks


For more information on the Kelvin Hall click HERE


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November 4, 2009 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Old Music, Video | | Leave a comment


“Yesterday” is the most covered song ever…..and no cover is as weird as this:-


Val Doonican Rocks  but Gently

“Yesterday” – Val Doonican


November 4, 2009 Posted by | Humour, Old Music, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Cover Story-The Low Anthem Play Dylan

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Here are The Low Anthem and their take on one of my favourite Dylan songs “Dignity”

“Dignity” – The Low Anthem

Fat man lookin’ in a blade of steel
Thin man lookin’ at his last meal
Hollow man lookin’ in a cottonfield
For dignity

Wise man lookin’ in a blade of grass
Young man lookin’ in the shadows that pass
Poor man lookin’ through painted glass
For dignity

Somebody got murdered on New Year’s Eve
Somebody said dignity was the first to leave
I went into the city, went into the town
Went into the land of the midnight sun

Searchin’ high, searchin’ low
Searchin’ everywhere I know
Askin’ the cops wherever I go
Have you seen dignity?

Blind man breakin’ out of a trance
Puts both his hands in the pockets of chance
Hopin’ to find one circumstance
Of dignity

I went to the wedding of Mary-lou
She said she don’t want nobody see me talkin’ to you?
Said she could get killed if she told me what she knew
About dignity

I went down where the vultures feed
I would’ve got deeper, but there wasn’t any need
Heard the tongues of angels and the tongues of men
Wasn’t any difference to me

Chilly wind sharp as a razor blade
House on fire, debts unpaid
Gonna stand at the window, gonna ask the maid
Have you seen dignity?

Drinkin’ man listens to the voice he hears
In a crowded room full of covered up mirrors
Lookin’ into the lost forgotten years
For dignity

Met Prince Phillip at the home of the blues
Said he’d give me information if his name wasn’t used
He wanted money up front, said he was abused
By dignity

Footprints runnin’ cross the sliver sand
Steps goin’ down into tattoo land
I met the sons of darkness and the sons of light
In the bordertowns of despair

Got no place to fade, got no coat
I’m on the rollin’ river in a jerkin’ boat
Tryin’ to read a note somebody wrote
About dignity

Sick man lookin’ for the doctor’s cure
Lookin’ at his hands for the lines that were
And into every masterpiece of literature
for dignity

Englishman stranded in the blackheart wind
Combin’ his hair back, his future looks thin
Bites the bullet and he looks within
For dignity

Someone showed me a picture and I just laughed
Dignity never been photographed
I went into the red, went into the black
Into the valley of dry bone dreams

So many roads, so much at stake
So many dead ends, I’m at the edge of the lake
Sometimes I wonder what it’s gonna take
To find dignity

To buy the music of The Low Anthem click HERE

To buy the music of Bob Dylan click HERE

The Low Anthem began in Providence in 2006 as a collaboration between Ben Knox Miller, a folk musician and painter from New York’s Hudson Valley and Jeff Prystowsky, a jazz bassist and baseball scholar from New Jersey. The duo met at Brown University as on-air personalities for the college’s commercial alternative formatted station WBRU.

Having played together since 2002 in various ensembles ranging from rock, to electronica, to classical, their mutual interest in Americana, baseball, and morally agnostic narrative necessitated the formation of The Low Anthem. Dan Lefkowitz, a bluesman from Strasburg, VA joined the band in September 2006 and amicably left the band in March 2007, with his song “This God Damn House” remaining in the band’s live repertoire. In November 2007 classical composer and NASA technician Jocie Adams joined the project.

In 2009, the band performed at South by Southwest, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury Festival and the Newport Folk Festival.

The band has appeared on NPR “All Things Considered” and was named Uncut Album of the Month. They are nominated for the 2009 Uncut Music Award.

November 4, 2009 Posted by | Cover Stories, New Music, Video | , | 3 Comments


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