Posts by Alan Perrott

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Not just…, in reply to JacksonP,

    ha Jackson, I saw the pic and thought, "cor, looks just like mine.''

    and well done that man. that'll be my lunchtimes this week too.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 364 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: A dream or…,

    good to see Bic has been able to hand Kody the production duties - I heard his rough mix of her last album and it kicked the arse of the eventual release.
    I'd say that new track is more reflective of her/ their love of Ye Ye though, she's even got something of a cod French annunciation thing going on.

    also really digging the new UMO album. those Nielson fullas kinda amaze me really.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 364 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: About Apple Music,

    it's been a particularly crap week for my icons - first John Keating, one the great English big band leaders/ arrangers and such. like many of those guys (Geoff Love, John Gregory, Alan Tew, Keith Mansfield etc and so on) he was always willing to experiment with odd ideas and (then) new technology, often to the point where you have to wonder who he thought his audience was.
    anyway, this is my fave...synths/ harmonica/ kitchen sink, it's all here

    then of course Hansi. he isn't a particular favourite - Bert Kaempfert is the German for me - but it was James Last's music that first got me interested in exploring the mad world of Schlager and easy listening - the strangest stuff has been recorded for the straightest audiences.
    it was a job of work but I finally tracked down his big three albums Hair, Voodoo Party and Well Kept Secret - for anyone interested the latter boasts some big hitters of the US West Coast jazz scene. for instance...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Up the Charts,

    RIP James 'Hansi' Last, a man and his whistle...

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  • Hard News: 2015: The Budget of what?,

    I can't disclose my source, but we're all getting ponies.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: What Alltracks…,

    waded through that Bill Brewster blue-eyed funk rock chart in Quietus the other day - good to see Sopwith Camel given some props - but no idea how I've managed to miss this Lennon track all these years.

    zapped out a bagged a cheapie at Real Groovy.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The merry month…,

    RIP Errol Brown - cheers muchly for this one, it's a cracker...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Record Store…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    mate, feeling your pain.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Record Store…,

    also, just to toss a track into the mix, found this yesterday – it’s a live (and better) take on a track from an album of African bands recorded by Damon Albarn, Brian Eno and Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. this was Zinner’s project…he’s the palangi standing at the back.

    there’s a co-joined doco coming out an’ all

    http://dangerousminds.net/comments/yeah_yeah_yeahs_nick_zinner_songhoy_blues

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Record Store…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    can I ask why you're selling them? I don't play my Fall in a Hole much (OK, never) but I kinda like knowing it's there.

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