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.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Singer's face finally clearly seen in new video!

Japanese band パスピエ/Passepied today release its new album. Titled 幕の内ISM/MAKUNOUCHI-ISM it is a current example of how Japanese popular music try to market through fancy packaging and limited extras.

But let's first of all explain the title of this blog post. From the start Passepied has been careful about showing the band members faces in pictures and videos. Here's a current promo pic:

But two minutes into the current video for トーキョーシティ・アンダーグラウンド/Tokyo City Underground singer Natsuki Ogota's face  is suddenly visible for three seconds or so. See for yourself:

Back to the packaging.

The album comes in a limited version with a DVD including six live tracks filmed during the 2013 tour.
The album art itself folds out into a three dimensional diorama, and early buyers of the album get a diorama to assemble that comes in four slightly different versions depending on what store you buy it from.

If we ever get our hands on the limited single Kira Kira Killer from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu we'll do another fancy Japanese packaging post.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Genesis members reunite in BBC documentary

Genesis: Together and Apart is the name of a new BBC documentary on Genesis. 
The film is made with the full co-operation of Genesis and reunites all original members of the band's classic lineup from the 70's  Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Tony Banks – together for the first time since 1975. Broadcast date is still to be confirmed.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The return of Steely Dan's Greatest Hits

A double vinyl album originally released back in 1978 is getting a 2014 release. Hopefully sounding at least as good as back then as it comes on 180 gram vinyl.

It was the first hits compilation from Steely Dean and contains tracks from the group's first six albums plus the then unreleased song Here At The Western World.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Happy 6th, Walter!

To celebrate Circus Money becoming six years old today we decided to pat our still-sealed extra copy of the now out-of-print Japanese SHM-CD version, And - of course - listen to the record as well!

Congratulations on a great album to Walter, Larry and all involved. Here's looking forward to the next one. (Long overdue...)

Monday, June 09, 2014

Jimmy Page interviewed on Kerrang! Radio

"Watch Louise Molony's interview with Jimmy Page, ahead of the release of the re-mastered Led Zeppelin I, II and III albums with previously unheard companion audio discs."

Saturday, June 07, 2014

A Hard Day's Night from and with The Beatles back in the cinema

The Beatles' first movie is titled A Hard Day's Night. Fifty years old this year, it will be back on the big screen in a new digitally restored version with original Beatles producer George Martin's son Giles Martin remixing and remastering the soundtrack.

Look for it in movie houses in July! Or buy and download it on iTunes were it is already  availabale as we type this.
(The 4K resolution of the new print should make it easier to spot Genesis member Phil Collins making a very quick appearance as an extra.)

And this is also a good time to add that Radio Dupree's Album of the Month in June is ... A Hard Day's Night. We'll play both the mono and stereo versions of it for your and our enjoyment.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Robert Fripp takes King Crimson on tour again

Several dates are set for King Crimson's US tour that starts in September. This is the group's first tour in five years.

Click here for tour dates and line up

Bassist Tony Levin's web diary

Anna Calvi & David Byrne - Strange Weather

Here's new stuff from David Byrne. Strange Weather with Anna Calvi is one of five covers on an EP released July 14 2014. The record is actually hers and he appears as a guest vocalist. Another song covered on the EP is David Bowie's Lady Grining Soul.

Read more here:

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Radio Dupree Top 8 - June 2014
1. Imelda May - Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock'n' Roll)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary Celebration) [Super Deluxe Edition]

2. Paul McCartney and Wings - Let Me Roll It
Band On The Run

3. The Beatles - I'm A Loser
Beatles For Sale

4. The Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin'
The Best Of Spencer Davis Group

5. Genesis - The Musical Box
Nursery Cryme

6. Steely Dan - East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
Pretzel Logic

7. King Crimson - Neal And Jack And Me

8. Bruce Springsteen - Spirit In The Night
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

A bit of a surprise as we welcome Imelda Marcus to the top of the Radio Dupree monthly chart! And she's there thanks to a cover of an Elton John song that we think suits her to a T.

Paul McCartney beats The Beatles and the rest of the artists and bands. Please keep on voting as you listen and help make Radio Dupree even better sounding!