Melodic carnage, transcendental lyrics, cathartic delivery, and divine communion between Him and his flock are expected and delivered from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds performing live in Berlin.
The Heavy Heavy’s ‘Life and Life Only’ mashes up soul, psych, mod, and a tinge of eerie folk to create ’60s sound thrillingly at odds with today’s pop charts.
From marching band drums to gritty guitar lines to hip-hop beats, the dusty anything-goes soul-pop approach of King Garbage doesn’t have any contemporaries.
Magical Nights is the sonic portrait of a paragon of rock and roll, Phương Tâm sounding like some kind of ideal of a youth music icon.
The Velveteers have a lot of crunch and a massive bottom end despite not having a bass player. Not surprisingly the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach produced their debut.
Velvet Starlings plug in, rave-up, and get out quickly on their organ-drenched debut album, Technicolour Shakedown. Rock ‘n’ roll will live to see another day.
These recordings still carry that talismanic “lost album” energy that makes one wonder what a fit and healthy Stooges might have done next.
British roots-rock duo Foreign Affairs wear their Black Keys influences well with powerful blues-rock/garage rock on their latest single, “Make a Move”.
Twenty years later, White Blood Cells remains the perfect type of White Stripes album. This is the White Stripes at their absolute best.