March 31, 2004
It's going to cost me a fortune
Working here is introducing me to loads of new bands, some of whom are great. Muse, Absolution - fantastic.
Posted to Music and Film by Simon Brunning at March 31, 2004 04:22 PM
Where the hell have you been man? You spend too much time blogging and not enough time listening to the radio.
Muse are excellent live...
If you like Nick Drake, then Jeff Buckley (son of Tim) is a must - get Grace (for a fiver from shops like fopp). Also Damien Rice. Gomez are equally good live (touring at the moment I think) - if you want something similar then look to any of the early stuff by the little feat (the later stuff after lowell george died went a bit 'Jazz Fusion', which isn't to say its bad, just to say its not delta blues).
Oh, the best website for music has to be http://www.allmusic.com/ - each artist cross referenced with influences, similar, followers, musical styles etc. with full discography.
Double plus good for Grace, fantastic album - you can't beat the Benjamin Britten written Corpus Christi Carol for my money.
Of course, you can't go past Francis Dunnery [ http://www.francisdunnery.com/ ] Listen to his last album, Man, and you *will* love it.
Then I start talking about the music of Squeeze, Steely Dan, Lloyd Cole and I start to get carried away ...
Little Feat, Steely Dan - wonderful, I agree. Bring Nick Drake and anything elsoe you think I'd like next week and educate me.