Yesterday was International Jazz Day, they celebrated at The White House by holding a concert titled “Jazz at the White House”, during it the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin walked out on stage bathed in purple and started singing the chorus of Prince‘s “Purple Rain”, was a really cool yet short tribute.
Below is the complete video of the concert, to see Aretha skip to 1:14.
TORONTO – On the heels of his acclaimed 2015 album, If I’ve Only One Time Askin’, which was nominated for a Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year, prolific and chameleonic artist Daniel Romano releases his daring new record, Mosey on May 27 via New West Records. Not adherent to genres, fads or tradition, the 12-track album turns convention on its head and refuses to be confined to narrow classification.
This week, he released a “premix” video for “(Gone Is) All But A Quarry of Stone”, the video shows Daniel eating a hamburger in a tracksuit standing on a pile of junk. We focus in on the lyrics of the song which resolves with “no beauty for everyone.” The “premix” version is available for purchase at https://nwr.lnk.to/goneis. The album version of the tune is available today as an instant grat upon purchase of the album at http://smarturl.it/mosey
OMD’s fifth studio album ‘Junk Culture’ was released on April the 30th 1984. The album which was produced by Brian Tench and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark was a somewhat departure in sound for the group as for the first time they used for a Fairlight CMI digital sampling/sequencing workstation. Singles from the album were “Locomotion”, “Talking Loud and Clear” and “Tesla Girls”.
Below listen to the full album ripped from a vinyl record, the way I remember listening to it for the first time.
Posted in OMD, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Tagged 1984, Andy McCluskey, electronica, Fairlight CMI, Junk Culture, Locomotion, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper, OMD, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Paul Humphreys, synthpop, Talking Loud and Clear, Tesla Girls