Monday, December 29, 2014

Make your own vinyl records at home!

Photo from the Kickstarter page.
With less than two days to go the Kickstarter fundraising campaign for DRC (Desktop Record Cutter) is a success.

Pledging 7 000 Australian Dollars (that's 5 969 US $, 3 672 £ or 4 687 €) would land you your very own disk cutting machine. But since that option is all sold out we'd go for the 85 AUD method of support giving you up to 15 minutes of your own music or whatever cut on a vinyl record by the guys behind DRC.

Read more about it here:

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays!

As our social media feeds fill up with Xmas greetings we can somewhat smugly call ourselves ahead of the loop.

Stationed in Sweden Radio Dupree has the privilege of starting the holiday celebrations for real already on Christmas Eve.
So we've seen Santa arrive and leave, and we've eaten and drunk to our hearts content.

But to all you a late arrivals we say "welcome to the Holidays and enjoy it as much as we are."


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Steely Dan's The Royal Scam gets the Kung Fu treatment

Here's a bit of a Christmas gift for Steely Dan fans. The New Haven based band Kung Fu performing the whole Royal Scam album from start to finish December 19 in New York helped along by lamongst others egendary drummer Bernard Purdie (The Royal Scam, Aja and Gaucho) and current Steely Dan guitarist Jon Herington.
The video above is not what you should focus on, but the free streaming/download option over at Here's the link:

Or listen right here:

And more on what the Kung Fu band is can be found here:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

New King Crimson CD - from the 2014 tour

Live At The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, USA.
1. Walk On: Monk Morph Chamber Music
2. One More Red Nightmare
3. Banshee Legs Bell Hassle
4. The ConstruKction of Light
5. The Letters
6. Sailor’s Tale
7. Starless

Total time: 41 minutes

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Michael Leonhart produced Kickstarter project from G. T. Thomas

"150 copies of interactive art odyssey – set to the tune of 8 exotic pop songs on collectible vinyl postcards."

That's how Postacard from your mind is presented on the Kickstarter page started by G.T. Thomas.
Who's G.T. Thomas? Well, we first heard of her as a Steely Dan fan way back and then she did a record in 2011 titled The Lucky Pedestrian Years. We played it here on Radio Dupree.

She's currently living in Amsterdam, Holland and her plan is to raise the money to get this latest project done with Steely Dan band member and solo artist Michael Leonhart.

Read more about the Kickstarter project and if you like what you read consider backing it. (Deadline is December 13!)
Here's the first song from the project:

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Steely Dan's Aja and Gaucho out on SACD again

Steely Dan's Aja from 1977 and Gaucho from 1980 has just been released once more on SACD in Japan.
We at Radio Dupree thought that this audio format was long gone, but apparently not!

Both releases based on DSD masters made in 2010 from the original analog tapes.

Expect them to be available as expensive imports where you live (if it's not in Japan), but with the online options around these days a better price is just one or two clicks away!

More on the SACD format.
OK. So what's this DSD then?

Friday, December 05, 2014

Weekend music: Brand new Japanese pop from indigo la End 「さよならベル」

Wikipedia article on indigo la End.

Jethro Tull's War Child gets the 40th Anniversary treatment

The senventh studio album by British rock group Jethro Tull is titled War Child and was released in October of 1974. The ten song album is now out in a number of versions to celebrate it becoming 40th year old.

You can get it all in the 2 CD + 2 DVD edition comprising of the original album remixed in stereo and 5.1 with bonus tracks. Three of them unreleased until now. Plus 10 orchestral pieces for the planned movie that never saw the light of day with nine of the pieces previously unreleased. Plus the original album mix in a so called "flat transfer" at 96/24 and the quadrophonic mix including two bonus tracks in 4.0. Plus an 80 page booklet, promo footage, rare and unseen photos.

The new stereo remix of the original album will also be sold separately on CD.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

What Zappa music would you like to hear today?

Frank Zappa died on December 4, 21 years ago. What Zappa piece or album do you think is appropriate to listen to today? Let us know. Write a comment below!
Anyway, the Radio Dupree staff has loaded the playlist with as much Zappa we are allowed to play. (Yep, has certain rules about that, but there is still room for a lot of good music).

The Duprees

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Radio Dupree Top 8 - December 2014

1. Chris Forsythe & The Solar Motel Band - I Ain't Waiting
Uncut - Eclipsed

2. Pink Floyd - Things Left Unsaid
The Endless River (Deluxe Edition)

3. The Rolling Stones - It's All Over Now
Singles Collection: The London Years

4. Bruford - Land's End
Gradually Going Tornado

5. Talking Heads - Mr. Jones

6. The Rolling Stones - No Expectations
Beggars Banquet

7. Elton John - Oscar Wilde Gets Out
The Diving Board

8. Joe Jackson - Heart of Ice
Body & Soul
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

And coming in at number one this time a track from a cover CD found on the November 2014 issue of music magazine Uncut. The music on the compilation is influenced by/related to Pink Floyd that also appear on the cover. All thanks to the new album The Endless River. An album that slides in a track at number two on this month's compact chart.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Swedish music movie ストックホルムでワルツを gets Japanese premiere

The movie Monica Z about Swedish jazz singer and actress Monica Zetterlund premiered in Sweden September last year and was a major hit. It has slowly spread internationally shown in a handful of countries, with Japan being the latest.
Retitled ストックホルムでワルツを (Stockholm Waltz) it premiered this past weekend.

Wikipedia entry on Monica Zetterlund here.

Original Swedish movie poster:

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Walter Becker in December Photo: Sandrine Lee
Donning our Walter Becker Circus Money T-shirts seconds after we realised we've neglected that great album from 2008, we promised ourselves that December 2014 would be the month when tracks from Circus Money props up not only the Radio Dupree playlist but our listeners lives as well.

While perfectly useable as a Christmas gift, this album should be given as a "Life Gift". It is THAT GOOD! And all that without any gratuitous nudity. Or maybe because of.


Enjoy today, next week, Christmas and the rest of your life with a copy of Circus Money within reach.

Radio Dupree is the station where you can here the bonus/rare stuff like Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore (Demo) from the Downtown Canon digital single, Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore (Radio Edit) and Circus Money Dub (Instrumental Remix)  from the Somebody's Saturday Night digital single, Dark Horse Dub (Japanese bonus album track) as well as the elusive Circus Money Hammerhead Remix released as a free download for newsletter subscribers in January 2009. You get the drift. We'll be no stranger to Walter's previous album 11 Tracks of Whack or his collaboration with John Beasley on the music for Mose the Fireman as told by Michel Keaton.

And if Walter or his associated should happen read this:
2015 would be a nice year to release some of the music you've been recording lately! Yes ... we haven't heard any news about any new recordings but surely those guitars and other gear bought in the past five or so years must've been put to good use?

Friday, November 28, 2014

Dweezil announces One Size Fits All 40th anniversary tour

Dweezil Zappa & Zappa Plays Zappa announces the tour dates for the 1st leg of the One Size Fits All 40th anniversary tour.
The band will perform the 1975 Frank Zappa album One Size Fits All plus a mix of other Zappa songs covering all eras.
The 1st leg of the tour takes place in the US and starts in Buffalo, NY on 3/31 2015.

The tour dates

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New King Crimson album in January 2015

King Crimson leader Robert Fripp announces the news of a new Crimson live mini album, including a version of Starless.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

贅沢ないいわけ: File only release from パスピエ/Passepied

Cover art for the song/file
パスピエ/Passepied, today released a brand new song titled 贅沢ないいわけ (Zeitakuna īwake) that means Lyxury excuse (according to Google Translate) or I mean a luxury (says Bing Translator).

We mention this not only because we like the band, but because it is also an alternative release compared to the special physical extra goodies packaging that seem to be very prevalent in the Japanese music business.

This time around the song comes as a plain sound file. No physical CD. Although a little extra is that one onlite site - - offers a high resolution 88.2kHz/24bit FLAC version for 540 Yen (4.65 US$/3.7 €). That is twice the price of the regular file.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

New-ish album from Doobie Brothers


The Doobie Brothers has just released Southbound, with guest musicians adding their talent to new versions of classic Doobie Brothers songs. A sort of Greatest Hits looking to attract new fans while entertaining the old ones.

The tracks:
Black Water with Zac Brown Band
China Grove with Chris Young
Jesus Is Just Alright with Casey James
Listen to the Music with Blake Shelton with Hunter Hayes on guitar
Long Train Runnin' with Toby Keith
Nobody with Charlie Worsham
Rockin’ Down the Highway with Brad Paisley
South City Midnight Lady with Jerrod Niemann
Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) with Tyler Farr
Takin’ It to the Streets with Love and Theft
What a Fool Believes with Sara Evans
You Belong to Me with Amanda Sudano Ramirez of the band Johnnyswim with Vince Gill on guitar.

And, yes, Michael McDonald is back in the band for this album. Not part of the touring version though:

Guy Allison – Keyboards/Vocals
John Cowan – Bass/Vocals
Tom Johnston – Vocals/Guitar
John McFee – Guitar/Strings/Vocals
Tony Pia – Drums
Marc Russo – Saxophones
Pat Simmons – Vocals/Guitar
Ed Toth – Drums

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Banned From Utopia - footage from the 2014 tour

Found on YouTube: Village of the Sun and Zomby Woof.
From the first show of Banned From Utopia's European tour 2014. Location: Umeå, Sweden November 6.

Banned From Utopia on tour again - a review

Friday, November 07, 2014

Banned From Utopia on tour again

Left to right: Robert Martin, Ray White, Chad Wackerman, Jamie Kime, Tom Fowler and Albert Wing.
The Frank Zappa sidemen band Banned From Utopia started their European tour yesterday in Umeå, Sweden.
They opened the set with Chunga's Revenge and then played a varied mix of songs from Zappa's carreer. There were well known songs as I'm The Slime and Zomby Woof, there were more obscure instrumentals as Mar-queson's Chicken. The regular set ended with Bamboozled By Love and City Of Tiny Lites, where Bongo Fury veteran Denny Walley joined in on slide guitar.

The musicianship of this band is great although there were a couple of obvious mistakes on stage, but they are excused since they did their first rehearsal earlier the same day.
The crowd wanted more and the boys came in for encores twice. One of the last songs was Whipping Post (the Allman Brothers song), just as singer and keyboardist Robert Martin promised The Swedish Broadcasting one week before the show.

Tonight they play in Oslo. More tour information here.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Radio Dupree Top 30 - November 2014

1. George Duke - For Love
Three Originals

2. Frank Zappa - More Trouble Every Day
A Token of His Extreme (Soundtrack)

3. Donald Fagen - Big Noise New York
Trilogy : 10 Extras

4. Yes - Tempus Fugit

5. The Zombies - Beechwood Park
Odessey and Oracle

6. Genesis - Scenes From A Night's Dream
And Then There Were Three

7. Vinegar Joe - Proud To Be (A Honky Woman)
Six Star Gypsies   

8. King Crimson - Cadence and Cascade
In the Wake of Poseidon

9. Janelle Monae - Givin Em What They Love (Feat. Prince)
The Electric Lady

10. The Beatles - Come Together
Abbey Road

11. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - All You Can Carry - Hypnotic Eye
12. Deep Purple - Loosen My Strings - Purpendicular (Blu-Spec)
13. David Bowie - Karma Man - David Bowie
14. Electric Light Orchestra - Eldorado Overture - Eldorado
15. Genesis - In Hiding - From Genesis To Revelation
16. Brand X - Act Of Will - Do They Hurt?
17. Blood Sweat & Tears - Lucretia MacEvil - Blood Sweat & Tears 3
18. The Beatles - Across the Universe - 1967-70
19. David Bowie - London Bye Ta Ta - Bowie at the Beeb
20. Frank Zappa - Teen-age Wind - You Are What You Is
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Saturday, November 01, 2014

The 100th Zappa album on its way

"The 100th Release, Produced in it its Entirety by FZ, will be available to order next month on Zappa Records."
This is the message from Has to be the long awaited Dance Me This album which Frank Zappa described as follows to Guitarist Magazine in 1993: "a Synclavier album which is designed to be used by modern dance groups."
There are rumours that the music may include contributions by Spoonman, some members of the Tuvan singers and keyboardist Mats Öberg. Öberg recently told the Swedish Broadcasting that he was very excited to find out if Zappa had used some of the things he played for Zappa back in 1991, on the album. also mentions a new Vaulternative Concert "in your near future", the celebration of FZ's 75th anniversary of his arrival on this planet, and that ROXY the Movie has been sent off to SXSW for consideration for their Film Festival.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Passepied (パスピエ) in English!

October 22 will see the release of Japanese band and Radio Dupree favourite Passepied (パスピエ) in English.

Formed back in 2009 at the Tokyo university and with a couple of successful albums in Japan it is seems like it is time for the band to expand and release an EP of five tracks in English.

1 MATATABISTEP (English ver.)
2 Tow-Ryang-Say (English ver.)
3 Tokyo City Underground (English ver.)
4 The Meditation( English ver.)
5 MATATABISTEP (English ver.)- Seiho Remix

Here's the video for Tokyo City Underground:

Thursday, October 09, 2014

David Gilmour: The new album will be our last

Pink Floyd member David Gilmour tells BBC that he is "pretty certain" the band's upcoming The Endless River will be their final album.

Read more here

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Brecker Brothers Reunion live on Swedish radio today

Live from the concert in Stockholm on July 14 this summer. On Sveriges Radio P2 17.00 (5 PM) local time.

The band: Randy Brecker, Ada Rovatti, Barry Finnerty, Neil Jason and Terry Bozzio!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Radio Dupree Top 30 - October 2014

1. David Bowie - Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)
Diamond Dogs

2. King Crimson - Cadence and Cascade
In the Wake of Poseidon

3. The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
Beggars Banquet

4. Johnny Winter - Stray Cat Blues
Saints & Sinners

5. Jimi Hendrix - Easy Blues
Nine to the Universe

6. The Tubes - The Monkey Time
Outside Inside

7. Kate Bush - An Architect's Dream

8.  David Bowie - Memory of a Free Festival (bonus track)
Space Oddity [Vinyl]

9.  King Crimson - Moonchild
In The Court Of The Crimson King

10. Lulu - The Man Who Sold The World
The Man Who Sold The World

11. Kate Bush - Experiment IV - Kate Bush: All the Singles
12. The Blues Brothers - Minnie the Moocher - The Blues Brothers: Original Soundtrack Recording
13. Jethro Tull - Locomotive Breath - Living In The Past
14. Rickie Lee Jones - The Real End - The Magazine [Vinyl]
15. King Crimson - Improv - Tight Scrummy (edit) - The Great Deceiver
16. The Beatles - All I've Got To Do - With The Beatles
17. Wishbone Ash - Silver Shoes - There's the Rub
18. Pat Travers, Jimmy Greenspoon, Scott Connor - The End - Light My Fire: A Classic Rock Salute to The Doors
19. Jethro Tull - Witches Promise - Living In The Past
20. Led Zeppelin - Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO)
21. Ringo Starr - Photograph - Ringo
22. Jethro Tull - Dr. Bogenbroom - Living in the Past
23. King Crimson - Easy Money - Larks' Tongues in Aspic
24. The Beatles - I'm A Loser - Live at the BBC
25. The Beatles - Across the Universe - 1967-70
26. King Crimson - Improv - A Voyage To The Centre Of The Cosmos - The Great Deceiver Part 1
27. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Shadow People - Hypnotic Eye
28. Pink Floyd - Fearless - Meddle
29. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland - Electric Ladyland
30. The Beatles - From Me to You - 1962-1966 (Red)
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bob Dylan's The Basement Tapes Complete coming this November

The legendary and much bootlegged Basement Tapes that Bob Dylan recorded with The Band in 1967 will finally get an official release November 2014.

The description promises a 6-disc set including 138 tracks compiled from meticulously restored original tapes. A 120 page deluxe-bound book containing rare and unseen photographs and memorabilia plus extensive liner notes.

Looks like the perfect XMas gift for those that got the 47 disc Complete Album Collection Vol. 1 last year.

Donald Fagen inducted into Shalom Life's Jewish Hall Of Fame

Shalom Life descibes itself as "Canada's largest independent Jewish news source site". Founded in 2009 it runs a Jewish Hall Of Fame adding new inductees every week:

Since the dawn of time, Jewish people have contributed greatly to various fields, from sports to entertainment to politics to porn. With our Breakthrough Jew feature, we recognize those who are up and comers in these various industries, identifying those great innovators and leaders in the contemporary world who are making a mark on society that will last a lifetime.

With the Jewish Hall of Fame, we recognize the remarkable advancements members of our community have made on today's society. These are people who have truly changed the world, and have earned the respect and praise of the members of today's younger generation.

ShalomLife’s Jewish Hall of Fame is our ongoing tribute to the greatest Jews who have ever lived.

And this week's inductee is none other that Donald Fagen. And here's a link to the sites page on him being inducted.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Umeå Jazz Festival 2014 Guest of Honor: Mats Öberg!

We're happy to report that Radio Dupree favourite Mats Öberg has been announced as the Guest of Honor at this year's Umeå Jazz Festival in Sweden.
Here's a short clip of him at the piano with Jonas Knutsson during today's press junket.

In a radio interview he talked about early menmories of the festival. How he three years old went to see Sara Vaughn with his parents and he evetually played for the first of many times at the young age of 13.

Umeå Jazz Festival is 47 years old this year and runs October 21 - 27.

Check out some more Mats Öberg clips on YouTube!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Pink Floyd album out on November 10

The new Pink Floyd album, The Endless River, will be released on November 10.
The album is dedicated to the band's keyboardist Rick Wright  (1943-2008). The recordings began in 1993 during the Division Bell sessions and the album is mainly instrumental.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

1970's hit machine pondering comeback


"Too poppy for prog rock, too glossy for heavy rock, too unstylish for glam rock and just way too over the top for punks."

Who are we talking about? Electric Light Orchestra and Jeff Lynne! Who according to this article in the Telegraph made a great return show and might be tempted to make a comeback.

Read more here:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pattie Boyd talks about the years with George Harrison and The Beatles

Here is a very nice interview with Pattie Boyd who was married to George Harrison and later Eric Clapton.
Last weekend she took part in the opening of an exhibition of her photos from that time. The exhibition can be seen at the Guitar Museum in Umeå, Sweden. Swedish radio did this nice interview with her:
Pattie Boyd signing posters and chatting with people.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Peter Gabriel gets prog music award

The British artist Peter Gabriel has been honoured at the annual Progressive Music Awards for a music career that has spanned five decades.

Read more here - BBC News

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rare find: Zappa/Varèse tape

A rare set of reel tapes featuring a 1981 tribute to composer Edgard Varèse, hosted by Frank Zappa, has been found in a vault in New Jersey, USA.
The concert featured Joel Thome's Orchestra of Our Time and was recorded at The Palladium, N.Y.C. on April 17, 1981.

Listen here!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Yes, there will be a Kate Bush live DVD

There has been speculation among fans of Kate Bush wether her current run of shows in London would be recorded for a DVD/Bluray.

A few of those attending the September 16 show have reported that they've received a letter informing them that their seats have been changed. And the reason is the recording off the show for an upcoming DVD.

There's unconfirmed talk that the recordings will be of three shows;  16, 17 and 19.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

New Bowie compilation with a few new songs

This image used for promotion has nothing to do with the artwork for the collection.
David Bowie celebrates 50 years of recorded works with a new compilation album.
The title is Nothing Has Changed and compiles tracks from every period of Bowie’s career. The release features a new single - Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime), that will be released as a limited edition 10” single and digital download. The single has another exclusive 2014 recording on the B-side: 'Tis A Pity She’s A Whore.

The album also features a previously unreleased Let Me Sleep Beside You from the Toy album sessions.

UK release date: November 17th
US release date: November 18th

And as we expected the album will be released in all sorts of formats that are very different from each other. In the good ol' Bowie tradition. Hmm...

Read more here (

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Radio Dupree Top 18 - September 2014

Released in 1974, number one
on Radio Dupree in 2014!
1. Gentle Giant - No God's A Man
The Power And The Glory

2. Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles - Free Form Funkafide Filth
Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!

3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Little Miss Lover
Axis: Bold as Love   

4. Walter Becker - This Moody Bastard
11 Tracks Of Whack

5. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
In the Court of the Crimson King

6. George Duke - For Love
Three Originals

7. Jefferson Airplane - The Last Wall Of The Castle
The Best Of

8. David Bowie - Letter to Hermione
Space Oddity

9. Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
Dark Side of the Moon

10. Walter Becker - Somebody's Saturday Night
Circus Money

11. Frank Zappa - We're Turning Again - Have I Offended Someone?
12. King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part III - Three of a Perfect Pair
13. King Crimson - Dig Me - Three of a Perfect Pair
14. 10 cc - Good Morning Judge - Deceptive Bends
15. Janelle Monae - Dorothy Dandridge Eyes (Feat. Esperanza Spalding) - The Electric Lady
16. 10 cc - Modern Man Blues - Deceptive Bends
17. The Electric Light Orchestra - Laredo Tornado - Eldorado
18. Frank Zappa - Stink-Foot - A Token of His Extreme (Soundtrack)

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

New here!
Hey! It's Gentle Giant from Great Britain topping the September chart followed by guitars galore; Carlos Santana, Buddy Miles and Jimi Hendrix.
King Crimson sneaks in three tracks, Walter Becker, 10 cc and Frank Zappa two each. And among all these "senior" artists and Radio Dupree favourites we find a real youngster and newcomer to our chart at 15; Jeanelle Monae!


Tuesday, September 02, 2014

All Ian Dury's 8 studio LP's in one box

Box set with bonus 12"
Edsel Records will release a box set of 8 albums by the British artist Ian Dury. The set includes all of Dury's studio albums, from New Boots and Panties (1977) to Mr. Love Pants (1998).

Monday, September 01, 2014

Kate Bush sets new chart record

With eight albums simultaneously in the UK Top 40 album chart Kate Bush this week becomes the first female in chart history to do just that.  All of course thanks to the hoopla surrounding her comeback to the stage 35 years after her first and so far only tour.

But eight albums in the Top 40 isn't where it ends. An additional three of her albums make the Top 75:

6    The Whole Story
9    Hounds Of Love
20  50 Words For Snow
24  The Kick Inside   
26  The Sensual World
37  The Dreaming
38  Never For Ever
40  Lionheart
43  Aerial
44  Director's Cut   
49  The Red Shoes

And speaking of Kate Bush we'll check out one of the sold out shows on September 13 as well as having her Never For Ever as our Album of The Month here on Radio Dupree.    

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Weekend music: This is why we prefer ゲスの極み乙女。 to Nicki Minaj

At the time of writing this American rapper Nicki Minaj's latest "controversial" song titled Anaconda is 500 000 views from 100 million on YouTube while the new one from Japanese band ゲスの極み乙女。 (Gesu no kiwami otome.) is closing in on 80 000.
Nicki Minaj: Thanks, but no thanks.
We guess both Nicki and Gesu are doing fine, but we prefer both the song and the video from the latter. Titled アソビ (Asobi) it is filmed in 4K on mobile phones and heaps more fun that Nicki's by-the-book butt-shaking.

(On a side note:
The music industry must wake up every day thanking our society for the never ending double standards and warped reactions around sexuality and nudity that help sell even the most mundane expressions of popular culture.)

If you feel a painful lack of ass in your musical diet we're sure you can google the Anaconda video, but we urge you to have a look and listen to a better, more creative and fun combination of music and images. And here it is:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Kate Bush live on stage tonight!

Kate Bush on the cover of this month's Mojo published today.

As we publish this item on the Radio Dupree blog the first of 22 shows is less than one hour away. It will be interesting to see if all of the 3 600 people in the sold-out Hammersmith Eventim Apollo venue can keep cameras and mobile phones in their pockets, and thereby accept Kate's wishes posted on her homepage a few days ago:

Many thanks to everyone who sent such lovely wishes for my birthday. I had a wonderful day.
We’re all very excited about the upcoming shows and are working very hard in preparation. It’s going very well indeed.
I have a request for all of you who are coming to the shows :
We have purposefully chosen an intimate theatre setting rather than a large venue or stadium. It would mean a great deal to me if you would please refrain from taking photos or filming during the shows. I very much want to have contact with you as an audience, not with iphones, ipads or cameras. I know it’s a lot to ask but it would allow us to all share in the experience together.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Respectfully yours,

So ... here's a few links to items on the site about the media blitz that is on due to Kate Bush playing her first live gigs in 35 years.
We are looking forward to the reviews of the premiere evening!

UPDATE August 27:

>>> Here's a link to 30 or so reviews of the opening night (SPOILERS!)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Kate Bush on TV, radio ... and stage!

Tonight - Friday August 22 2014 - BBC 4 TV will air a new documentary about Kate’s career titled The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill at 9.10 pm UK time

People popping up in the documentary include Del Palmer, David Gilmour, Lindsay Kemp, Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Stephen Fry and Nigel Kennedy.

That is followed by a another hour with the self explanatory title Kate Bush at the BBC.

And - as per usual - you can't watch this if you live outside the UK without a bit of trickery:

You will be better off listening to the three hour BBC Radio 6 Kate Bush Special Sunday morning at 7 am local time.

More here!

What's all this about then? The return of Kate Bush on stage Monday evening. The first of 22 shows and her first shows since 1979.

Radio Dupree will of course catch one of the shows and report. Here's what the ticket looks like:

Napoleon Murphy Brock and Mats Öberg play Zappa

Yesterday Zappa sideman Napoleon Murphy Brock and Swedish pianist Mats Öberg did a concert in Umeå, Sweden. According to Radio Dupree's correspondent the highlight was a set of several Zappa songs played in sequence: Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance/What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body/Oh No/Son Of Orange County/More Trouble Every Day.

In July they performed with other musicians in Hamburg. Then the repertoire consisted of Zappa, Schubert, Satie and Bach. This time they performed as a duo, and about 75 % of the repertoire consisted of Zappa songs, to the audience's delight.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Legendary TV voice Don Pardo has died

From the album Zappa In New York.
Don Pardo, long time announcer of Saturday Night Live, has passed away at the age of 96.
One of the celebrities that Pardo would announce on the show was Frank Zappa, and Pardo also played a small part on the album Zappa In New York where he introduced a couple of numbers in his very own way.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Radio Dupree Top 20 - August 2014

1. Kate Bush - James And The Cold Gun
On Stage CD

2. The Beatles - When I Get Home
A Hard Day's Night [2009 Mono Remaster]

3. Frank Zappa - Eat that Question
Make a Jazz Noise Here

4. Gentle Giant - On Reflection
Free Hand

5. Emerson Lake & Palmer - The Endless Enigma Part 1

6. Sting - Bring On The Night/When The World Is Running Down
Bring On The Night

7. Parliament - Give Up The Funk
Greatest Hits (The Bomb)

8. Parliament - Chocolate City
Greatest Hits (The Bomb)

9. Steve Hillage - Musik Of The Trees

10. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Miles Beyond
Birds of Fire

11. Pink Floyd - The Narrow Way, Part 1 & 2 - Ummagumma
12. Gino Vannelli - In the Name of Money - Big Dreamers Never Sleep
13. Sting - They Dance Alone - ...Nothing Like The Sun
14. Steely Dan - Razor Boy - Countdown to Ecstasy [2008 SHM-CD Remaster]
15. The Beatles - And I Love Her - A Hard Day's Night [2009 Mono Remaster]
16. The Beatles - Things We Said Today - A Hard Day's Night [2009 Mono Remaster]
17. Pink Floyd - Sheep - Animals
18. Sting - All This Time - The Soul Cages
19. Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic - Pretzel Logic
20. Peter Gabriel - Soft Dog - 1982 single b-side

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

And with her return to the stage next month it is fitting that a track from her last tour (1978!) makes it to numer one this month. Kate Bush live EP consists of four tracks and it's not often that singles or EP:s top the Radio Dupree chart.

We also note that although we've been playing both the stereo and mono versions of The Beatles A Hard Day's Night, it is mono all the way for the three songs that chart this month.

But Beatles isn't the only group with more than one song chrating. The same goes for Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Parliament and Sting!


Friday, August 01, 2014

Three more ways to Countdown to Ecstasy...

And as we enter August 2014 we also enter the second month of the Steely Dan Jamalot Ever After 2014 tour. There are still a number of dates until the final one September 21 in Port Chester, Nwe York.

Meanwhile the bands 1973 record Countdown To Ecstasy has just been released once more in Japan as a paper sleeve budget 2014 SHM-CD, SHM-CD Platinum and SACD. Versions that we feel might interest mainly the most serious/hardcore collector and Steely Dan fan.

Weekend music: State Cows - Mister White

Local group State Cows made a rare live appearance this past Saturday in Umeå, Sweden. Here's a video of the song Mister White.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

5 CD box with early Deep Purple

Hard Road: The Mark 1 Studio Recordings 1968-69. Digitally remastered versions of the first three albums. 
Stereo and mono mixes of Shades of Deep Purple and The Book of Taliesyn. Mono mix of Deep Purple. Bonus material.

Release date: July 28.

Check out

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Zappa group Banned From Utopia goes to Europe

Banned From Utopia is announcing a whole bunch of tour dates for their European tour in November and December.
The tour includes shows in Sweden, Norway, the UK and more.

More information here

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Breckor Brothers reunion tour in Europe with Bozzio

Yesterday the band played in Stockholm during their "Heavy Metal Bebop tour". 
Upcoming shows:
July 15: Vienna
July 16: Berlin
July 17: Zoetermeer, Netherlands

All tour dates here

The band: Randy Brecker, Ada Rovatti, Barry Finnerty, Neil Jason and Terry Bozzio!
The Stockholm show was recorded by Sveriges Radio and will be aired later.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The first sounds of the new King Crimson

A snippet from the rehearsal room. Robert Fripp - guitar, Tony Levin - bass, Bill Rieflin and Gavin Harrison on drums.

King Crimson touring again

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tommy Ramone - last original member of the Ramones - has passed away

We are saddened to announce the passing of Tommy Ramone (nee Erdelyi), the original drummer for the Ramones, earlier today, 11 July 2014.

"It wasn't just music in The Ramones: it was an idea. It was bringing back a whole feel that was missing in rock music – it was a whole push outwards to say something new and different. Originally it was just an artistic type of thing; finally I felt it was something that was good enough for everybody." - Tommy Ramone, 1978

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Radio Dupree Top 20 - July 2014

1. Steely Dan - Razor Boy
Countdown to Ecstasy [2008 SHM-CD Remaster]

2. Sweet - Blockbuster
Sweet - Greatest Hits

3. Tin Machine - Amazing
Tin Machine

4. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (excerpt)
Tubular Bells

5. パスピエ/Passepeid - 万華鏡/Mangekyo

6. Focus - Focus
In and Out of Focus

7. Genesis - I Know What I Like
Seconds Out

8. The Beatles - When I Get Home
A Hard Day's Night (2009 Stereo Remaster)

9. Allman Brothers - Jelly Jelly
Brothers & Sisters

10. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Little Miss Lover
Axis: Bold as Love

11. Steely Dan - Barrytown - Pretzel Logic
12. David Bowie - Diamond Dogs - Diamond Dogs
13. Steely Dan - East St. Louis Toodle-Oo - Pretzel Logic
14. Miles Davis - Don't Lose Your Mind - Tutu
15. Supertramp - Oh Darling - Breakfast In America
16. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - May this be Love - Are You Experienced
17. Sting - Bring On The Night/When The World Is Running Down - Bring On The Night
18. David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World - Bowie at Beeb: Best Of Of BBC Radio 68-72
19. Frank Zappa - Oh No - Make a Jazz Noise Here
20. Walter Becker - Somebody's Saturday Night - Circus Money
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

The summer edition of our chart is mostly well-known names as far as the Radio Dupree Top 20 goes. However, a couple of rare finds can be done in the Top 10:
1970's Glam-pop-rock band Sweet sticks out, as does Japanese band Passepied. Sweet has charted before but it's the first time for Passepied, formed in 2009 and with a brand new album out called 幕の内ISM. That's MAKUNOUCHIISM.


Monday, July 07, 2014

Box set from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

CSNY 1974 is the title of a new box from the 1974 tour.
It is available on Rhino/Warner as 3CD & 1DVD set and Pure Audio Blu-Ray (192kHz/24-bit) & 1DVD set plus Digital Download and a 1CD ‘selections’ edition.

The record companies are really bombarding us with all kinds of exclusive box releases this summer, huh? Jethro Tull's A Passion Play, Pink Floyd's The Division Bell, Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Centre of the Earth...

Click here to watch the trailer


Saturday, July 05, 2014

A new Pink Floyd album!

Big news for Pink Floyd fans today! A new album will be released in October. The news was first revealed on Twitter by Polly Samson, the wife of guitarist David Gilmour. 
She says that the album is based on the 1994 sessions with keyboardist Rick Wright. Title: The Endless River.

Weekend music: Starless with John Wetton

Stumbled over this great version of the epic King Crimson song Starless. Performed by the american group Starless (!) with Crimson veteran John Wetton doing the vocals. These guys can play!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Steely Dan 2014 tour has started, No shows outside the US and Canada.

The Jamalot Ever After 2014 tour kicked off in Portland, Oregon yesterday. If you're interested in what Steely Dan played a setlist is available over on the BlueBook as well as Steely Dan fan groups on Facebook.

According to reports a short interview with Donald Fagen in the June 2014 issue of Mojo Magazine quote him saying that the tour will USA/Canada only. No shows in other countries.
Bad news for overseas fans who'll have to hope for a change and a 2015 tour.

The 2013 tour was also exclusively US/Canada dates while the 2011 tour saw the band playing both Australia and New Zealand. (No Steely Dan tour in 2012.)
The last time they played Europe was back in 2009 while Japan hasn't had a touring visit since 2007.

Oh, well... There's always 2015!

Opening act for most of the shows this time around is The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation — with Bobby Broom on guitar, Ben Paterson on organ, Makaya McCraven or Kobie Watkins on drums.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Shapely bod? Ourageous? But lacking that Steely Dan T-shirt?
With Steely Dan's 2014 Jamalot Ever After tour starting today (July 2) we'd like to offer a link to the page with the official tour merchandise. The t-shirts and stuff... (Accept no substitutes.)

To buy the stuff you have to attend one of the shows or be ready to pay even more buying it on please-take-my-money-sites like ebay and ... whatever...

(Ticket holders: Have fun, enjoy the shows and remember to brush your teeth before bedtime!)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Iggy Pop: “The future of rock’n‘roll is Justin Bieber.”

And that's perhaps not what Iggy Pop himself believes. It's part of an Amnesty International anti-torture campaign with the slogan "torture a man and he will tell you anything".

Another man taking part is Dalai Lama:

“A man who does not have a Rolex watch at 50 years old has failed in his life.”

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Yes. Yes is doing it. Again.

2014. And nothing much has changed. Roger Dean is still in charge of the cover art. And Yes is ready to release another new album July 21.

Titled Heaven And Earth it is produced by Roy Thomas Baker. The label releasing the album is called Frontier Records and also has new records from Ted Nugent (ShutUp&Jam) plus Chicago (Now - Chicago XXXVI) set for a July, 2014 release.