Week 12 - Fri 19 Mar
Here we go again; it's the RPM Record Club Seven Day Soundtrack, your weekly dose of essential sounds, vibrant vibes and tumultuous tunes.................eeee, I might even push out boat and have half a John Smiths and a slice of Yorkshire brack. Now over to.....
"Hi RPMers, hope you have all had a good week enjoying your picks . Here’s my 3 ....."
"This was on the soundtrack of Queens Gambit which we finished watching this week."
"To keep cheery, I’m reminiscing about New York City; one of my favourite places to visit and explore. Best wishes to everyone and keep safe."
Brooklyn Roads by Neil Diamond -
"Some early rock and roll/rockabilly this week..... of the humorous type, but no less essential because of that! Record companies were convinced that rock and roll was a flash in the pan and that, pretty soon, those new fangled 'teenagers' would see sense, start to dress like Mom and Pop and that normal (musical) service would be resumed. Until that return to 'normalcy', and to satisfy the demand, they began to sign virtually anyone who could hold a tune (even that wasn't a prerequisite... and it's a big 'hello' to Fabian here) or look good with a guitar slung around their neck. My first selection doesn't even qualify for either of those two criteria but the other two, however, are the real deal being primal rock-a-billy from the mid 50's."
Full length Piers version -
"Hi RPMers, Here are my three choices for this week... all fairly mellow."
"Finally got the record player wired up early this week following our house move, so a few favourite "comfort blanket" type LPs were given an airing, the first being............."
Psychedelic Warlords (Disappear in Smoke) by Hawkwind - "Lead off track from the Hall of the Mountain Grill opus, it's my 2nd fave HW LP and, for me, a truly grounding piece of music when all around seems a little strange. (appologies for the abrupt ending....on the LP this track fades into track 2.....)"
Ryestraw by Lunasa - "The mighty Lunasa gave an online Youtube St Patrick's concert this week, and this set of tunes from 2010s La Nua album kicked off proceedings. Brilliant stuff."
Bring it to Jerome performed by Billy F Gibbons - "Bo Diddly cover given the Billy F Gibbons cool-blues treatment. Bad Ass!"