30 juin 2009

Jackson is dead, vive Wonder !

Ok, je le reconnais, ce titre est quelque peu provocateur.
Mais, comment ne pas réagir lorsque l'on prétend qu'"avant Michael Jackson, il n'y avait rien !" ... Qu'il doit tout à James Brown ! (?)

Et Stevie Wonder ?? Je ne sais vous, mais moi lorsque j'écoute Michael et surtout les titres 70's... cela est frappant.

Ok, pour la danse, je peux comprendre. Mais, dés les early 60's aussi il y a eu un jeune black, certe aveugle, mais qui chantait aussi très bien, jouait de l'harmonica et faisait de la super zique.

Dont acte. Il ne faudrait quand même pas trop délirer. Mais les vrais amateurs le savent bien.
Ecoutez le superbe morceau qu'il a joué pour MJ lors de la cérémonie d'enterrement.

Never dreamed you'd leave in summer (from "Where I'm coming from", 1971)

Cependant comme il y quand même de belles pépites des Jackson 5 à Michael en passant par les Jacksons, voilà une petite sélection, toute simple, pour se faire plaisir. (Cliquez içi pour jouer la Playlist Deezer.)

Et un lien ci-dessous plutôt sympa, que je vous invite à visiter :

(Et on reparlera de Stevie la prochaine fois, pour sûr !) Non mais !

27 juin 2009

Geraldine, more than I need you !!

Another superb garage track previously posted on le podcast d'Hector as :
" Lyres live at Cantones : awsome killers !", 2 décembre, 2006 à 14:33

This lp came in 1987 on the Crypt label, and was a compilation of live PD broadcasting along the years. This take is apparently recorded in Boston, as we understand Jeff tell : "Right now Boston, there's a regular from Frank Rowe's classic Ruins (...) It's called Geraldine (...) needed money. ... More than I need you ! " (...)

This song was composed by one member of the band, Frank Rowe, guitarist durin' the year 1980. See the differents line ups on : Lyres/DMZ

For me, this lp is one of the best Lyres lp, and one of the most fabulous rock'nroll live lp ever heard, all international bands and period concerned. (Thanks again Bro' !)

As a bonus, iI give you this pretty little photogaph, taken by your servitor on September 1993, when the Lyres played at the Balthazard, Thiers (France)

Note that the whole lp is available at this adress, thanks to "Dont ask me I don't know" blog.

The Clique are unfair !

Ok, boyz and girlzzz, as announced, old mp3 previously posted (from 2006) on "le Podcast d'Hector" are on their way to live again, so... today let me (re) introduce you for the second time :


The Clique is a band's name very used in pop music. But As I know from my collection
there are as much three different bands with the same name.
Please enjoy the pictures, and listen to the differences :
Unfair, by the Clique (60’s mod uk band)
(from The complete recordings on Dig the fuzz lp 002)

Read the very interesting note about the band on Rave up blog.
or : The fact that Jesse Hector was with them so times (on Jesse Hector web site)

Superman, by the (Texas) Clique (US). Yes,the song that REM has covered.
Visit The Iron leg blog for much more information.

Ground ginger, from the "Early days ep" on Detour Rec. by the Clique (90’s uk mod band). It was their first publication in that mod rnb style (just a previous more jazzy track on a Totally wird 'acid jazz comp before). But it was not the last. Very influenced band and ...influencial in the 90's.
(Some bio on wikipedia)
(Also visit their Detour label catalog)

23 juin 2009

I will always see your face

Previously posted the : 4 décembre, 2006 à 19:01 on http://hectorvadair.podemus.com/

Patrick was my brother.
... The last time I saw him, it was for my birthday, on summer 1992. He died the first of October this same year, killed by a car.

His last gift for me was a nice cut but original copy of the album Four Sail of LOVE.
So, here is my special song for him :

"I will always see your face"

Surprinsingly, his date of birth was the 18th of September, the same day Jimi Hendrix died.
and when he weared his hair long, he looked like John Lennon. When not, simply like a Beatles.
I will always see his face.