I've just heard the sad news that Davy Jones has passed away. He has died of a heart attack aged 66, he grew up in Manchester, same area as my mums family and when I interviewed him last year I found him to be a completely charming and witty individual.
Here's a link to my in-depth chat I had with him about The Monkees, Head, his solo work and what was then, his future recording.
RIP Davy Jones 30 December 1945 – 29 February 2012
Well it's been a while and a few things have changed. The first being that 'Wildman' Alex Wild is no longer with us! He isn't dead...yet, but he's gone to 'that london' to find his riches. Replacing him are Andy Davies and 'Slick' Rick Walsh. The format the same, but instead of just posting the podcasts with bands were now posting every weekly show as a podcast!
This show is a bit of a downer as we talk 25th anniversary of Warhol's death, the death of the MC5s Michael Davis, whats going on with Music Copyright and lots more.... Here's a bumper show of over one hour to get you going.
Here's a new yourtube post for everyone to enjoy. This is an interesting music video edited together form the 60's kitchen sink drama 'A Taste of Honey.' The band playing underneath the film are my own rock and roll four piece, THE SYSTEMATICS. I hope you enjoy it.
The Systematics are a manchester/stockport 4 piece playing rock and roll and attempting to get signed. They are fronted by a blonde bassist that goes by the name Roxanne Collins and Guitarist George Wharmby. I hope you enjoy the video in this months 'YOURTUBE' The track is called I Dreamt of you Last Night.
Jack White is at it again, this time with Tom Jones. They've just put up a cover of EVIL, the old Howlin Wolf track and it's a interesting cover. With horns, some mean slide guitar, a great honky-tonk piano coming in towards the end.
Jone's voice fits perfectly in this raw track, he needs to record a whole album with White. I mean seriously, it's mind blowing. I'm going to grab a 7" as soon as it's released on March 19th.
Wow, they're back with a bang. A 37 minute performance of an un-named track has been posted on Neil Young's website and it's really haunting, you need to sit back and crank it up. There is a visual element, a p.o.v camera tour around the recording studio as they play back the track. It's fantastic it really is. Neil's vocals don't kick in till 24 minutes into the track.