Thursday, February 28, 2013

Shell shocked by ex-Turtle Howard Kaylan

Courtesy Backbeat Books.
Howard Kaylan of The Turtles and Frank Zappa's The Mothers has written a memoir book that is planned for an April release.
Rolling Stone has published an excerpt that includes the story about The Turtles' performance at the White House in 1969 at Tricia Nixon's coming-out party.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Soft Machine bassist Kevin Ayers is dead

Kevin Ayers, member of the band Soft Machine has died at the age of 68. He was one of the most influential persons in British psychedelia.

Rolling Stone

The Guardian

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Paging Walter Becker: Happy Birthday!

It's Wednesday February 20 and Walter Becker of Steely Dan can celebrate his 62 birthday.

New Jimi Hendrix track: Earth Blues

We wrote about the upcoming Jimi Hendrix album People, Hell And Angels in November last year. But not only are we closer to the actual release date closer (March 5 for digital, April 1 for physical) but here's a teaser in the form of the previously unreleased Earth Blues!

Jimi Hendrix - Earth Blues

Monday, February 18, 2013

Beatles collaborator Tony Sheridan has died

Tony Sheridan who worked with The Beatles in the very early stages of their carreer has died at the age of 72.
The Beatles met Sheridan in Germany in the early 60's and they backed him up by on the record My Bonnie in 1961, the groups first recording session.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

8-bit cover of Walter Becker's Hat Too Flat

And do check out Hugh Garrett's videos. Some more Steely Dan/Donald Fagen covers there. And more.

(Thanks to Kevin Christopher Sanders on the Steely Dan Fans Worldwide grup on Facebook for posting the link!)

Q: 8-bit? What's 8-bit?
A: and

Updated Sunday February 18 ... (F**k the Internet!!!)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Catch Donald Fagen on stage with Oh Whitney in Texas tonight!

Date: Fabruary 16
Time: 9:30 pm
Place: Live Oak, Fort Worth, Texas

The band posted a photo rehearsing with the previously announced secret "Special Guest" on Facebook yesterday:

Oh Whitney rehearsing with Donald Fagen

And if you'd like to know how Oh Whitney and Donald Fagen hooked up we refer you to our January 2, 2013 post.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

15 covers of songs that Zappa covered

New CD out on Cordelia Records to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Frank Zappa's final tour in 1988, as well as marking 20 years since his passing: 15 Zappa influenced artists/groups perform the tunes that Frank Zappa covered during the '88 tour. 

...including a cover of the previously unreleased Frank and Dweezil Zappa song Dragonmaster, as performed at the soundcheck in Stockholm May 1, 1988.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Radio Dupree Top 20 - February 2013

1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Red House
Smash Hits

2. Jimi Hendrix - Jam Back at the House
Live At Woodstock

3. Frank Zappa - Sharleena
The Lost Episodes

4. David Bowie - Growin' Up (bonus track)
Pin Ups

5. Jimi Hendrix - Midnight
War Heroes

6. Jethro Tull - Flying Dutchman

7. Electric Light Orchestra - In Old England Town

8. Jimi Hendrix - Lover Man
Live at Woodstock

9. Frank Zappa - A Token of My Extreme
Joe's Garage

10. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
The Wall

11. John Miles - Slow Down - Stranger In The City
12. Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile - More Experience Vol. 2
13. Gentle Giant - Playing the Game - The Power and the Glory
14. Jimi Hendrix - Message of Love - The First Great Rock Festivals of the Seventies
15. Jesus Christ Superstar - What's the Buzz/Strange Thing Mystifying - Jesus Christ Superstar (rock opera)
16. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Stars that Play with Laughing Sam's Dice - Smash Hits
17. Jesus Christ Superstar - The Temple - Jesus Christ Superstar (rock opera)
18. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - The Wind Cries Mary - Smash Hits
19. Steely Dan - Black Friday - Katy Lied
20. The Alan Parsons Project - A Dream Within a Dream - Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Jimi Hendrix takes the top spot yet again and pops up seven more times in the Top 20. A couple of tracks from Jesus Christ Superstar got popular and the charts closer; Alan Parsons Project, is quite fitting when we take a look at our Album of the Month. It is Pink Floyds The Dark Side Of The Moon where engineer Alan Parsons made a sizeable contribution!