Here’s Wilco’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert. It must have been badass to see this in person for those employees. I’ve been hanging on to this one for awhile but it’s almost Friday so here you go.
Here’s “Epic” by Faith No More. I spent way too much time as a kid watching this video trying to figure out what was going on in it. Note: you’ll probably have to click through to Youtube to watch it.
Queens Of The Stone Age played in a salt mine in Germany in 2007, becoming the “most underground rock band in the world.” This is a trailer and a performance of “Make It Wit Chu” from the still unreleased DVD of the show.
Minus The Bear’s Planet of Ice was a main part of the soundtrack while I was writing my dissertation. I didn’t find any YouTube clips that had the whole album so here’s “Ice Monster” which is the second track on the album.
I’m “Takin’ Care of No Business” but I am listening to the entire Jimi Hendrix Experience boxset today while writing my Lincoln dissertation. I want to wrap up the manuscript by next Thursday so it’s going to take a little more music than 4.3 hours of the boxset to complete the challenge.
As promised yesterday, here’s the acoustic version of Minus the Bear’s “Steel and Blood” from their new album Infinity Overhead.
I was just listening to the new Minus the Bear album, Infinity Overhead, and in the process of looking for a song from the record to post here (incidentally, the song is “Heaven Is a Ghost Town”) accidentally read a review. I remembered immediately why I never do this. Rock critics don’t know what in the hell it is they are supposed to be doing…so they will say things about the band lacking its soul or some other such nonsense someone who is not in the band has no idea how to gauge. If you don’t like the album just say it, don’t say stupid things like make Planet of Ice again. I do happen to like Infinity Overhead and I also liked Omni for the same reason: the band’s trying to do new things and is succeeding on that level. If the critics ever bothered to do some work and sought out the acoustic versions of the songs they hate, they might find that the “soul” is still there. Having already done that work, I’ll post a version of “Steel and Blood” later.