Some Unreleased Beatles Recordings

“Circles”

A George demo of one of his songs for The White Album. It didn’t make the cut for The Beatles in 1968 but he later included it on his 1982 album Gone Troppo.

“I’m So Tired”

Paul singing John’s song.

“Watching Rainbows”

Recorded on 1/14/69. Features John on vocals & electric piano, Paul on guitar, and Ringo on drums.

“All Things Must Pass”

This is a full band version (unlike the George solo version found on Anthology 3.)

“Los Paranoias”

A shorter version of this 9/16/68 recording can be heard on Anthology 3 (Disc 1, track #23 after “Step Inside Love.”)

“Madman”

An unfinished Lennon song recorded during the Get Back sessions.

“Brian Epstein Blues”

The Dark Side of the Moon: 40 Years Old

My last post featured documentaries on The Beatles albums Sgt. Pepper & Please Please Me turning 40 (in 2007) and 50 respectively now it’s Pink Floyd’s turn:

The Dark Side of the Moon was released on March 1, 1973 making the current #1 album of all time on RateYourMusic.com (great site, by the way) 40 years old as of this past Friday.

Here’s a documentary on the making of The Dark Side of the Moon:

Yes; legendary classic rock albums: You’re getting old.

Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace Releasing Debut Album

Thom Yorke’s other band Atoms For Peace (named after my favorite song off of his 2006 solo album The Eraser) is releasing their debut album on February 25th: Amok.

“Judge Jury and Executioner” is one of the nine tracks on the album. Take a listen:


Atoms for Peace are:

Thom Yorke: Lead singer/principle songwriter of Radiohead.

Nigel Godrich: Producer of all eight Radiohead albums. He’s also worked on albums by Paul McCartney, Beck, Travis, REM, Air, The Beta Band, and many others. He plays guitar & keyboards with Atoms for Peace.

Flea: Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist.

Joey Waronker: Drummer who is mostly known for his work with Beck.

Mauro Refosco: Brazaillian percussionist who started a band called Forro in the Dark.

2013 Coachella Lineup

The Stone Roses, Blur, The Postal Service, The xx, Lou Reed, Sigur Ros, Phoenix, Grizzly Bear, Yeasayer, Franz Ferdinand, Modest Mouse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Passion Pit, Vampire Weekend, Wu Tang Clan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Lumineers, and many more will all be there in April.

Top Albums of 2012 (According to Reddit Users)

I don’t feel like I listened to enough new music in 2012 to make my own top albums of the year list.

Since I’m addicted to Reddit I’ll share their list instead:

  1. Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid M.A.A.D. City
  2. Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange
  3. Tame Impala’s Lonerism
  4. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ The Heist
  5. Of Monsters and Men’s My Head Is an Animal
  6. Jack White’s Blunderbuss
  7. Grizzly Bear’s Shields
  8. Alt J’s An Awesome Wave
  9. Beach House’s Bloom
  10. The Lumineers’ The Lumineers
  11. The xx’s Coexist
  12. Purity Ring’s Shrines
  13. Passion Pit’s Gossamer
  14. Japandroids’ Celebration Rock
  15. The Shins’ Port of Morrow

Related:

My Top 10 of 2010.
Reddit’s 2010 Top Albums.
Best Albums of 2011.

Back Up & Running

We were hit by a hacker a couple of months ago so I had to re-install the site and things have been a bit funky for awhile. But I’ve finally got some time to get it together and hopefully everything is functional again.

As you can see there are some changes:

  • I’ve added a “top bloggers” list to the side which is where active bloggers will be listed. If you join the site and add blog entries on anything close to a regular basis then your entries will be featured here.
  • A lot a less ads. I’ve removed all of the Google AdSense ads as they were cluttering the site and barely making any money anyway.
  • A bit more of a generic look but I think maybe it looks better anyway. I had to delete the old custom theme because of the hacking BS and start over again with the basic wordpress. On the plus side that means things are a bit more updated looking and more hacker-proof (this is not an invitation to prove me wrong as I’m not too confident about that anyway.)
  • I’ll be adding more stuff in the coming days. If you’re a contributor (or a reader) and have any suggestions then leave a comment below.