This will be my last post for 2 weeks or so. I'm headed to Havana Cuba. I may check out a band called DIMENSION VERTICAL when I'm there. They host a Sunday JAm every week at 4pm. They look heavy.
In the mean time check out these Psyche rockers. The Greenhornes - Gun For You is in HI ROTATION in wino world these days.
Top 10 Things You Can Do to Help
Reduce energy use
Change the way you think about transportation
Take public transit or carpool whenever possible.
Keep the temperature cool(er)
Make every drop count
Cool wash and hang to dry
High efficiency appliances
Switch to “green power”
Plants, our new best friend....
When gardening, select plants that are well suited to your climate and require minimal watering and attention. Better yet, plant a tree, and it will provide shade and soak up carbon from the atmosphere.
IRISH COFFEE officially started in 1970, originating from another band called "The VOODOO". In the beginning they played only covers from British & American bands, such as DEEP PURPLE, LED ZEPPELIN, The WHO, The KINKS etc... This band from Belgium, is killer hardrock with seering leads and really strong vocals, well composed songs.
They wrote and recorded a single album of their own music. IRISH COFFEE did a lot of live-gigs those days and were a support-act for bands like: FOCUS, Dr. FEELGOOD, YES, and many others. Unfortunately the band band splitted-up in 1975. But now the vocalist, guitarist and drummer have re-banded with a new organist and bassist and are touring in 2002-2003 playing their old stuff. - www.progarchives.com
The first time I herd "Free To Be Stoned" off Retribution, I was flying so high on about 12 beers, I laughed all the way through the cut. My old drummer friend (Marcel Krusher) hit me with the song a few years back. I forgot all about it, until today. Although "Free To Be Stoned" is over 40 years old, it still kicks ass today. They don't make'em like this anymore.
Roll down the windows in the car, and CRANK THE SUCKER!!! This download is worth this song alone! Don't miss it. FREE TO BE STONED - An underground classic! As for the rest of the record. Who knows...I never play it ;} - wino
Clark Hutchinson - Retribution
I would like to take this moment to thank all the readers of Mud and also my new followers at EM. It looks like I may hit 500,000 hits by the end of the year. Very cool. So I've put up a poll. Please take a second to click a vote..... Where should Electric Mud point the spaceship?
BTW - please feel free to post a comment. Freedom of speech is welcomed at Electric Mud. (just no hate please). If you have some music links, blogs or want to plug a band...knock yourself out. Wino gives the greenlight.
Thanks Again All!
35007 was formed in Eindhoven, The Netherlands at the end of the eighties and originate from The Alabama Kids. 35007's early line-up consisted of Eeuwout Baart (vocals), Mark Sponselee (sounds, synths), Bertus Fridael (guitar), Jacco Van Rooy (drums), Michel Boekhoudt (bassguitar), Luk Sponselee (vj) and Pidah Kloos (sounds, soundengineer). They released their debut album "Especially For You" in 1994. After the selftitled album "35007" Jacco van Rooy left the band and was replaced by Sander Evers on drums. In 2001 Eeuwout Baart also left and the band and 35007 continued as an instrumental unit. "Sea of Tranquillity" is the first of three instrumental releases. In 2005 the band released "Phase V" but was never seen on stage again.
Their live shows are accompanied with visual effects, such as psychedelic videos projected on stage.
I'm a huge fan of Lane Staley. Mad Season - Live at the Moore, is one of my favorite all time rock videos. So I was a little put back, on how this project could be called AIC without the lead singer. Until I was reminded that Jerry Cantrell wrote most - if not all, the great Chains music. So I cut them a little slack. But If I was Jerry, I would have call the project something else...something cheesy like ALICE IN ALICE..or Unchained Alice or something like that...anyways...The Chains are playing to sold out houses the world over. So there must be something there musically. I missed the show here in Toronto last week, and I haven't actually listened to this new drop. But what the hell. It's Jerry Cantrell . A great guitar player and song writer.
Leave a comment. Let us know what you think of - Black Gives Way To Blue. -wino
Posted by wino at Monday, September 21, 2009
Here's a music comp I made years ago. I came apon it today and thought what the hell. UPLOAD TO MUD BABY!!!.
Mostly hippie rock here. I should have called this. " CLOVER IN THE SHADOWS OF A PSYCHE SHROOM RAIN SHOWER"
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Posted by wino at Saturday, September 19, 2009
Honkeyfinger calls Bethnal Green, UK home. That is as far as one man can get from southern American blues. But Lo-Fi dirt slide blues has real stories here.. One man with a pocket full of hill music filled with fuzz, harp, and a loopbox. A one man wrecking machine...RL Burnside would be proud!
File Under: Black Diamond Heavies, Left Lane Cruiser, Black Keys.
Posted by wino at Friday, September 18, 2009
The Cult @ Massey Hall, Toronto
The Cult rolled into town in the middle of the Toronto Film Festival last night. The city is filled with movie stars and glitter. Not my scene. So I figured I would catch another live rock show. I was a little apprehensive about watching this hugely successful 80's radio band. I thought it may be lame. Well - last night was the night to bust out the leather jacket and boots.
They played Massey Hall to an almost sold out crowd. The Cult opened the show saying " We are a working band" They sure as hell are! Astbury was dressed like a roady in his own band. It was Hi Octane rock n roll filled with piss and vinegar, playing classic hits and greasy new cuts for good measure. Ian Astbury's voice can still line out song, just like it did 20 years ago. Full of attitude and energy, this band brings the real thing. No poser hypocritical re-uinion act here. This is loud, skillful - in your face full on accessible ROCK. A 40 foot multi-media screen behind them splashed moving pictures of Eagles, Angels, Devils, Flowers, Indians, Rivers, and slick city life for a very cool montage of artistic imagery. At one point he pulled out an 8 year old boy from the crowd, held him on his shoulders while singing the whole song called "SUN KING"....the kid was rocked. His soul imprinted with an experience of singing on stage with the CULT for the rest of his rock n roll life. A very cool moment in the show.
Later Ian would comment, "The kid was rockin out there. I had to bring him up. That was real spontaneous energy. It was NOT a photo opp like what Bono would pull for the media"
...(a fuck you to U2, who plays Toronto this week during TIFF)
Also - Billy Duffy is an incredible guitar player. He really doesn't get the guitar accolades he deserves. His riffs are well written and his playing is still spot on after all the years as a road dog in a very successful rock band. A true survivor in 'this thing of ours" called Rock n Roll. If they roll into your town, check it out. You won't be disappointed.
Posted by wino at Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The Black Crowes on Saturday (Sept 12 09) was electrifying. Pseudo hippie vibe, with a throw back loyalty to Americana rock slurred in southern blues rock in the impressions of blue grass, Little Feet and The Band. At times, Sven Pipen looked like George Harrison circa LET IT BE sessions. It's a big departure from the greasy Rolling Stone/R&B vibe TBC are known for. Electric mandolin, Slide Guitar, Piano, Harmonica, Dual Guitars, silky Bass lines, killer drums and 5 part harmonies with backup vocals. Full on instruments. It's hard to point to a rock band today, that is still around after 20 years. Still producing music like it was made, back when rock music was still very young.
The Black Crowes reverence for the music that came before them is something to admire. The audience felt that connection of pure strings and voice too. Classic American rock from an American band. I can't think of many other bands that can do it better. It's a laid back show, so leave your black leathers at home. This is more about about 420, red wine and long tales of uncomplicated descriptions. Lucid life's lessons descried effortlessly with voice and strings . Like an old duct taped boot keeping vibration on a kitchen floor. Sublime! - wino
*10 beers out of 12 *
Photos by Wino of Mud
TBC on Letterman:
Posted by wino at Monday, September 14, 2009
Chico Magnetic Band - Chico Magnetic Band CD. Reissue of rare as hell 1973 French psychedelic heavy rock album that rides a strong Hendrix acid trip. This is a great album loaded with violent ripping fuzz lashes
2. Pop Pull Hair
3. Lot of Things
4. We All Come and Go
5. To Where I Belong
6. My Sorrow
7. Cross Town Traffic
8. Pop Orbite
9. Girl of Ocean*
11. Pop Or Not*
Robert (Bob) Lorne Hunter (October 13, 1941–May 2, 2005) was a Canadian environmentalist, journalist, author and politician. A member of the Don't Make a Wave Committee in 1969 with Dorothy and Irving Stowe, Marie and Jim Bohlen, and Ben and Dorothy Metcalfe. He was a co-founder of Greenpeace in 1972 with Patrick Moore, Ben Metcalfe, Jim Bohlen, Irving Stowe and several other members. Hunter, the first President of Greenpeace, was a long-time campaigner for environmental causes.
Okay...this one is for the lady readers of MUD. Grace has an amazing vintage 70's style voice. Great accessible songs. Nice guitar work. Prime keys. End of the summer riffage as we head into the harvest season. Pour a glass of wine with good company on the shores somewhere... soak it in. They have a new drop coming in the fall of 2009.
File under John Hiatt, Bob Segar, Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow - wino
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is a Vermont-based band that has recently gained national attention with its newest album,This Is Somewhere. The band blends funky blues, soul and rock from the sixties and early seventies.
The lead vocalist is 26-year-old Grace Potter who attended St. Lawrence University for two years before heading off into the world of music. She plays the Hammond B3, Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer Electric Piano, and electric and acoustic guitars. Also in the band are Scott Tournet (guitar/slide guitar/harmonica), and Matthew Burr (drums). Bryan Dondero played bass (electric and upright) and mandolin with the group until his departure in early 2009.
The band has independently recorded and released two albums, Original Soul (2004) and Nothing but the Water (2005). Marketing efforts include word-of-mouth, online promotion and marketing through indie911.com. The band signed a deal with Hollywood Records in December 2005 and re-released Nothing but the Water on May 23, 2006.
In 2005, the band was nominated for two categories at the Boston Music Awards; Best Local Female Artist and Best New Local Act. It also performed at the awards ceremony.
In 2006, the band won the Jammy for Best New Groove and was nominated for two more Boston Music Awards: Album Of The Year (major) for the re-release of Nothing But The Water, and Female Vocalist Of The Year (for front woman Grace Potter).
The band released its third album, This Is Somewhere, on August 7, 2007 on Hollywood Records and toured that fall supporting Gov't Mule for its October and November North American tour
1. "Ah Mary" - 4:36
2. "Stop the Bus" - 3:52
3. "Apologies" - 5:12
4. "Ain't No Time" - 3:27
5. "Mr. Columbus" - 3:41
6. "You May See Me" - 4:27
7. "Lose Some Time" - 5:22
8. "Mastermind" - 3:58
9. "Here's to the Meantime" - 3:59
10. "Falling or Flying" - 4:57
11. "Big White Gate" - 4:56
WEIRD OWL manages the neat trick of sounding retro and modern at the same time on Ever the Silver Cord Be Loosed. Though wallowing firmly in the mire of 60s psychedelia, dark mystic division, the Brooklyn quintet creates its own shuffling swamp thing out of the magick muck. The band’s midtempo pace and guitar-centric attack recall prime CRAZY HORSE, its dark aura the haunted atmospheres of groups like BLACK WIDOW, its lyrics the mushroom intellectual whimsy of any number of well-meaning late 60s acid philosophers. It’s like an angry LOVE translating the ALEISTER CROWLEY oeuvre into music with NEIL YOUNG on guitar. As such, songs like “Tobin’s Spirit Guide” and “Do What the Owl Wilt” won’t slap you across the face to get attention – they’d rather slither at a measured pace until your brain cells make room.
The album is definitely a grower – the rush won’t hit you immediately, but once it does, you’ll wonder where it’s been when you needed it.
01. Mind Mountain
03. 13 Arrows 13 Stars
04. Tobin's Spirit Guide
05. Do What Th' Owl Wilt
06. Phases Of The Moon
07. In The Secrecy Of Oceans
08. Flying Low Through The Air After Thunder
Before the Frost... features eleven new and previously unreleased Black Crowes songs .
According to the band’s press release, the recording process for this album was unique in that the songs were “performed and recorded in front of an intimate audience of the band’s fans, making them a part of the Black Crowes musical history.
Here's a few recording I revisted while on the shores of the great lakes. Fire pits under the s stars. I forgot how good these sound for early 1980's. When your ears are tired and torn from too much FUZZ guitar - just play these. Here's a tip guys, the ladies like them too.
Released July 11, 1983
Recorded Rockfield Studios
The Principle of Moments is the second solo album by former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant. It was Plant's second top 10 album in the United States and United Kingdom. It also gave him his first solo Top 40 hit with "Big Log". The most popular track on album-oriented rock radio in the US was "Other Arms", which reached number one on the Billboard Top Tracks chart. Genesis drummer Phil Collins played drums for six of the album's eight songs (as he did on Pictures at Eleven). On the other two tracks former Jethro Tull drummer Barriemore Barlow performed.
Like Plant's first solo album, Pictures at Eleven, the songs departed from the hard rock of Led Zeppelin. Following the strength of these albums, Plant launched a successful tour in 1983. Phil Collins was the drummer for Plant's band on this tour. Collins was content to perform in the background, despite his own enormous success as a solo artist at the time.
1. "Other Arms" (Robert Plant, Robbie Blunt) – 4:20
2. "In the Mood" (Plant, Blunt, Paul Martinez) – 5:19
3. "Messin' with the Mekon" (Plant, Blunt, Martinez) – 4:40
4. "Wreckless Love" (Plant, Blunt) – 5:18
1. "Thru' with the Two Step" (Plant, Blunt, Martinez) – 5:33
2. "Horizontal Departure" (Plant, Blunt, Martinez, Jezz Woodroffe) – 4:19
3. "Stranger Here... Than Over There" (Plant, Blunt, Martinez, Woodroffe)
4. "Big Log" (Plant, Blunt, Woodroffe) – 5:03
* Robert Plant - vocals
* Robbie Blunt - guitars
* Paul Martinez - bass
* Jezz Woodroffe - keyboards
* Phil Collins - drums on 1-3, 5-6, 8 + all the bonus tracks on the 2007
Robert Plant - Pictures at Eleven
Released June 28, 1982
Recorded Rockfield Studios
Pictures at Eleven is the debut solo album by former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant. Genesis drummer Phil Collins played drums for six of the album's eight songs. Ex-Rainbow drummer Cozy Powell handled drums on "Slow Dancer" and "Like I've Never Been Gone".
Pictures at Eleven is the only one of Plant's solo albums to appear on Led Zeppelin's record label Swan Song. It was overseen by Led Zeppelin's manager Peter Grant and was a vehicle for the band to promote its own products as well as sign artists who found it difficult to win contracts with other major labels. The decision to launch the label came after Led Zeppelin's five year contract with Atlantic Records expired at the end of 1973. Atlantic Records ultimately distributed the label's product.
By the time of Plant's next release, 1983's The Principle of Moments, Swan Song had ceased to function and Plant had started his own label titled Es Paranza, which would also be distributed by Atlantic Records.
1. "Burning Down One Side" – 3:55
2. "Moonlight in Samosa" – 3:58
3. "Pledge Pin" – 4:01
4. "Slow Dancer" – 7:43
1. "Worse Than Detroit" – 5:55
2. "Fat Lip" – 5:05
3. "Like I've Never Been Gone" – 5:56
4. "Mystery Title" – 5:16
* Robert Plant - vocals
* Robbie Blunt - guitars
* Jezz Woodroffe - keyboards & synthesizers
* Phil Collins - drums on 1-3, 5-6, 8, 9 & 10
* Cozy Powell - drums on 4 & 7
* Paul Martinez - bass
* Raphael Ravenscroft - saxophone on 3
SWAN SONG 11
We're back from a summer break! I herd lots of great music and will be posting shorly but man.... The north country is alive and well. The summer was full of flora, fauna, music and green living.
A new found purpose in my life is to change my greedy consumer ways. Stop spending on stupid little things and be more aware of what's going on around me. Sustainable living. A lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's or society's use of the Earth's natural resources. We're rapidly approaching 7 billion on this planet. If 1/4 of us changed a few things in our lives we can make a huge impact. The key I think is, take action and connect with others doing the same thing NOW!!!....
Here's a few I do.
1. Buy organic and locally grown food. Or better yet, grow your own.
Supermarkets leave the impression that every fruit and vegetable should be available year-round. However, in order to accommodate this demand, they stock produce that has been shipped cross-country if not from other continents. Buying locally saves shipping energy and preserves both flavor and nutrients. http://100milediet.org/
2. Take Action
Make change as a Cyber activist: sign petitions, stay informed, put pressure on government and more. Stay informed and volunteer
3. Reuse, Reuse, Reuse
Since plastic grocery bags can't be recycled, take them back to the store and use them to bag your new groceries. Use rechargeable batteries to reduce hazardous waste from dead batteries. Reduce your waste. Bring your own coffee cup or water bottle to work to avoid buying Styrofoam or paper cups and throwing them away every day. Also, bring your lunch in a reusable container rather than a disposable paper bag. Lastly, make sure your company has an easy-to-use recycling program and that everyone is educated on how it works.
4. Drive Intelligently
Combine errands. Carpool. Take public transit or walk/bike. I once took the train northbound, when I actually could have drove my van. It was cheaper, a cool ride and let me catch up on some reading too.
There are plenty of other things we all can do...but the most important
Is: take action now.
Lifestyle choices and decisions. We loose everything or we have everything to gain. It's your choice.
More music to come soon!