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Hard News: Friday Music: Love Cat Power

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  • JacksonP,

    The Jaar remix of Cherokee has been haunting me since I found it last week.

    The other one which caught my attention recently was Laura by Bat for Lashes.

    There’s a few remixes out there too.

    For the DCD die-hards (cough) like yours truly, my Vinyl copy of their new album Anastasis arrived in the post this week. Would be pretty happy if they turned up on our shores in their current world tour.

    Don’t worry, I’ve heard it’s not contagious.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • nothingelseon,

    Found this this week, which is well worth a listen

    3 years ago Solid Steel DJs Cheeba, Moneyshot and Food had the idea of collaborating on a version of the Beastie Boys‘ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ album made entirely from the original sample sources, shortly after Moneyshot aired his mix of their ‘Check Your Head’ album in the same way.

    Finally the result is here, titled ‘Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix’ - each of them have taken a third of the album to work on and combined their efforts into a mix that will make you hear it in a new way. Aside from the original sample sources they’ve included commentary from the Beasties, vintage interviews, demo versions and much more.

    The mix was over half way completed when they heard the tragic news of MCA‘s death in May so the impetus to finish it was instantly doubled and new meaning given to the project. It goes without saying that this is also a tribute to Adam Yauch and the legacy he left behind and we hope it will be embraced by Beastie fans around the globe.

    Caught In The Middle of A 3-Way Mix - a tribute to The Beastie Boys' 'Paul's Boutique' album

    Listen or download here: http://soundcloud.com/ninja-tune/solid-steel-radio-show-31-8-1

    Welling-Town • Since Mar 2008 • 38 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Llewellyn,

    sorry to hear about the Checks - saw them a couple of times and thought that live they had the swagger just right.

    Mt Albert • Since Nov 2006 • 399 posts Report Reply

  • BlairMacca,

    I remember when The Checks played the Labour Party conference in 2005. I was pretty young at the time, but even then I thought they were young!

    Wellington • Since Apr 2007 • 208 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    The other one which caught my attention recently was Laura by Bat for Lashes.

    Do you know the Guillemots, JP? They are loved by a friend of mine who also loves Bat for Lashes. Neither are quite my thing. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Bruce Wurr,

    Russell, I've seen Cat Power or Chan live I think 3 times and it can be a pretty harrowing experience watching her try and deal with being on stage even!

    However I do "remember" them playing a summer series, 1999 I believe, with the two guys from the dirty three as the rhythm section. They came on after a blistering HDU set where unfortunately I may or may not have been imbibing too much alcohol (and maybe something else) in the bar area......while detail is scarce I do recall being blown away....

    So here's hoping the terminal shyness is on the wane eh? Because she's got some very beautiful music.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 97 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Wow, I downloaded Cat Power's Cherokee it's quite different to her early stuff! Might have to get the whole thing and have a proper listen. She's very talented.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Lilith __,

    Do you know the Guillemots, JP?

    Yes, I have that album. They were big on bFM in 200?, but sort of came and went. Almost like a passing train. There is newer stuff, but I haven't been keeping track. Seems the early resonance faded.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Lilith __,

    Wow, I downloaded Cat Power’s Cherokee it’s quite different to her early stuff! Might have to get the whole thing and have a proper listen. She’s very talented.

    I didn't quite get 'Cherokee' when it hit the internets a while back, but a couple of listens to the whole album and it clicked. It's a cool record.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    every picture tells a story...

    ...original graphics (by novelist Chad Taylor)

    speaking of Mr Chad Taylor, he has recently put together some e-book Kindle editions of his earlier books...
    ...and at least one of which has a cover by <cough> moi.
    <Immortality is mine! Mwah ha ha ha>

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams, in reply to Bruce Wurr,

    Russell, I've seen Cat Power or Chan live I think 3 times and it can be a pretty harrowing experience watching her try and deal with being on stage even!

    Ditto, once, but I'm definitely going to get this latest album after listening to these two tracks. She mightn't be a great live performer, but she's a brilliant musician regardless.

    The French for Rabbits track is lovely also.

    I reminds me a little of this song by the Dum Dum Girls (new to me but probably not to others).

    http://soundcloud.com/selftitledmag/dum-dum-girls-lord-knows

    Incidentally, although TripleJ still provides the platform for Australian music, Sydney's fbiradio is well worth a listen.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    They were big on bFM in 200?, but sort of came and went

    Ah. See, I don't listen to music radio so only have a dim idea who's popular and who's obscure. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    a cover by <cough> moi.

    Nice one, Ian. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Lilith and I are already up to our necks in this one, so I might as well take a few more of you with me ....

    Guilty, guilty pleasure: a cracking drum and bass remix of Dido's 'Thank You'.

    Soundcloud here and direct download link here.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    In a follow up from last week, via A Smart on Twitter, this mum should get some sort of award. Or arrested.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • AndrewD,

    The Checks played Bayfield Music in the Field. Time stopped. Awesome band who should have been more revered. I loved Cherokee immediately. Also listening to new Byrne/St Vincent. Brass bands still need something extra to be really cool.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to AndrewD,

    Brass bands still need something extra to be really cool.

    Brass bands are incapable of being cool. Big band, on the other hand, is incapable of not being cool.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    New Thom Yorke. Atoms For Peace - Default.

    The remixes can’t be far away.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall,

    Ms Marshall also has the immense good taste to cover Peter Jefferies and Robbie Muir's 'Fate Of The Human Carbine' single. :)

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 760 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    I don't know--the NZ Army Band can be pretty groovy. Maybe they could sell off all their tanks and buy more musical instruments.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2558 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Maybe they could sell off all their tanks and buy more musical instruments.

    That's almost like swords-to-ploughshares. Except a brass band can be a terrifying weapon if used at close range. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Oh and BTW Russell, Cat Power's Sun is indeed awesome. Thanks for the tip. I'm clawing back some coolth after that little matter of the Dido remix. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    A well groovy brass band:

    Edit:

    The one I was looking for, Voodoo Ray:

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    sell off all their tanks

    Seems like they've already done that, 'coz they don't have any...

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    Tuba or not tuba…

    A well groovy brass band:

    and they say there’s Brass in Muck…
    what next, Timpani for the Devil…
    :- )
    loving these, can Herb Alpert/Netherworld Dancing Toys/Miltown Stowaways revivals be far away?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

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