Currently Spinning

Uh oh: it’s been a while since I mumbled about music… on here at least.

So I thought it was time to take a goosey at what’s been pinging around the old noggin of late.

Led Zeppelin – Ramble On

For some reason I’ve been on a real Zep kick of late. Not that you need an excuse to listen to what may be one of the greatest bands of all time but… if you can’t find something to like in Led Zeppelin’s immense back catalog there’s something wrong with you, go see a doctor.

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood

Much in the same vein as the above… you never need a reason to listen to SRV, more like a reason not to. And there isn’t one.

The Black Crowes – If It Ever Stops Raining

How I’ve gone six years and not posted anything by this band is beyond me. So I recently found myself catching up with the Crowes’ work that I’d missed, including Lost Crowes – a collection of essentially two albums that were canned and stripped for parts on later discs. This one went on to find new legs in By Your Side‘s title track but the great bones of it are here and it seems right now that will never fucking stop raining on this sodding island.

Manic Street Preachers – International Blue

Been a while since I enjoyed a new Manics song… easily a decade. Still, I’ve been really enjoying hearing this one on the radio lately and it certainly stands up well to repeated listens.

Buffalo Tom – Freckles

Quite and Peace has had a lot of spins since arriving on my shelves last month and ‘Freckles’ is a real stand out.

4 thoughts on “Currently Spinning

  1. Zep and SRV are no-brainers for me. I’ve learned how to play a good chunk of SRV’s intro to this song. He doesn’t do anything that any other blues player doesn’t also do. He just does it so well. I also dig the Black Crowes although for me they never really lived up to their initial promise. The other two songs didn’t really grab me. I don’t know too much about Manic Street. I looked them up and boy, there’s a whole Wikipedia page dedicated to one of the band members who just disappeared one day. Interesting.

  2. Zep always seem to be a the top of the “kick” pile when I grab some music. SUV gets lots of play also. Really like the Crowes, really good tune you picked. Liked the last two tunes and have been meaning to check out more of their work. On the music to do list. Good picks T

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