Tuesday, December 29, 2009

THE Summer Song of 1976, and all time . . .

Waitakere Walks needs to sit down for a proper, in-depth interview with Joesph detailing his 60's and 70's output (both music and writing). Great single and great lp which followed. Why he isn't more well known we can try to remedy on this very forum. Until then, the debut lp is still available here and contains both sides of this ace 45 albeit in what I think are re-recorded versions. A comparison to check will be down the track later this southern hemisphere summer. In the meantime, listen to the lp versions of "The Salt Water Summers," "Jodi" (ballad with Johnny Thunders styled lead solos) and "The Morn of the Confrontation" here:

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Punkitude, Roxy Music and the Greasy Trucker's Party

A 1972-73 barn archive review from the golden age of rock fanzines. Title from thee great Hank Ballard and the Midnighters. On the first Roxy Music lp: "A mixture of intellectualism, punkitude and a healthy understanding of what rock 'n roll is all about." That just about sums it up brother. No comparisons to Sha Na Na here which is where some of the early critics lost the plot. Hawkwind excerpt from the Greasy Trucker's review possibly next time. Prize for who can guess the source.

Sunday, December 20, 2009