Thursday, June 29, 2017

Unreleased Steely Dan songs coming your way in July

Anthony Robustelli has recorded ten unreleased Steely Dan tracks and collected them on the album "The Steely Dan Sessions: Interpretations of Unrealized Classics" on sale July 11.


The Bear Got You
Kulee Baba
A Little With Sugar
Let George Do It
The Second Arrangement
Mr. Sam
Yellow Peril
Sun Mountain
Talkin' 'Bout My Home
I Can't Write Home About You

Anthony is a musician and author who's written a couple of books on The Beatles as well as the just published "Steely Dan FAQ: All That's Left to Know about This Elusive Band". (We just got our copy and will read and review shortly).

Friday the 30 June there'll be a release party for both the book and the CD at The Bitter End in New York at 6:45 P.M.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Gene Simmons tries to trademark iconic gesture

Kiss veteran Gene Simmons wants to trademark the well known gesture of rock'n roll, the "devil horns".
Simmons claims he invented the gesture on stage 1974.
This has of course upset many people. Some critics say that one simply can not trademark a gesture. And also, it seems like Gene was not first. Check out the cover of the Beatles' 1966 single Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Phil Collins live in Cologne, June 11

Several pieces of footage from the recent Phil Collins tour is floating around on the internet. Here is one of the better ones. 
But the fans seem to be divided. "Painful to see. Painful to hear", is one of the comments on social media. Another one goes "But one have to give him cred for trying."

Monday, June 05, 2017

Listen to Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize lecture here

The Swedish Academy has finally received Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture.  
"The speech is extraordinary and, as one might expect, eloquent. Now that the Lecture has been delivered, the Dylan adventure is coming to a close", writes Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Academy.
Dylan did send the recording of his lecture only five days before deadline.

You can listen to, and read Dylan's lecture here:

Radio Dupree, March 29, 2017:
Bob Dylan gets his Nobel Prize medal this weekend
It has been unclear whether Bob Dylan will come to Sweden to collect his Nobel Prize medal and if he will hold his Nobel Prize lecture. Now the Swedish Academy has received a message from Dylan that he will meet the Academy the coming weeked to receive the Nobel Prize diploma and medal...

King Crimson now available on Spotify!

King Crimson - kings of progressive rock - finally on Spotify with two albums!
Well, only two albums (so far) but this allows some tasty listening. It's the brand new EP with a nice cover of Bowie's Heroes plus four updated live 2016 versions of some old KC favourites.
Then there is the music from the 3 CD set Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind (live 2015). Lots of old Crimson songs as well as newer stuff.

Click here to listen!

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Only two Genesis songs in Phil Collins' comeback show

Yesterday Phil Collins did his first gig in a decade. 
The concert took place in Liverpool and is the only UK gig outside of London. There has been great interest in Phil Collin's "Not Dead Yet" tour, and tickets have sold out very quickly.
Some fans may react over Phil's choice of songs. Very few by Genesis - only two! Well, he has mainly done things as a solo artist since the early 80's, right?

Anyway, if you're interested in checking out a couple of reviews (and the songlist) of the Liverpool June 2nd Echo Arena concert, you may go here:

Another one here:

The tour continues to London (Hyde Park plus five shows at the Royal Albert Hall), Paris and Cologne.

50th anniversary edition of Absolutely Free

For September release: an expanded 2 LP version of the classic Mothers of Invention 1967 album. 
That's nice, but on social media several fans have expressed their disappointment:

"WOW...I guess their really ISN'T much left in the vault for my favorite Mothers album."

"Only one side of bonus material? Blatant attempt to cash-in on the neo-vinyl craze."

Amazon is taking pre-orders now.

Newsletter information from Zappa Records/UMe:
"This double 180-gram LP version will include the original record mastered by Bernie Grundman cut directly from the original analog master tapes and a second disc with 20 minutes of rare and unreleased bonus material, including the “Why Don’tcha Do Me Right?”/“Big Leg Emma” single as well as vintage remixes, and radio ads from The Vault on side one and a laser etching of Zappa’s visage from the album cover on side two. The package features Zappa’s original layout and a reproduction of the rare, highly sought-after “libretto,” an 18-page booklet with a foreword by FZ and lyrics to all the compositions, that was offered only by mail order when originally released."

LP1 – Side 1
1. Plastic People
2. The Duke Of Prunes
3. Amnesia Vivace
4. The Duke Regains His Chops
5. Call Any Vegetable
6. Invocation And Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin
7. Soft-Sell Conclusion
LP1 – Side 2 
1. America Drinks
2. Status Back Baby
3. Uncle Bernie’s Farm
4. Son Of Suzy Creamcheese
5. Brown Shoes Don’t Make It
6. America Drinks & Goes Home

LP2 – Side 1 
1. Absolutely Free Radio Ad #1
2. Why Don’tcha Do Me Right
3. Big Leg Emma
4. Absolutely Free Radio Ad #2
5. “Glutton For Punishment…”
6. America Drinks – 1969 Re-Mix
7. Brown Shoes Don’t Make It – 1969 Re-Mix
8.  America Drinks & Goes Home #2 – 1969 Re-Mix
LP2 – Side 2
Laser Etching

Thursday, June 01, 2017

It was fifty years ago today...

Yes, you have already heard about it on the radio, read about it in newspapers and elsewhere...the 50th anniversary of Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
We at the Radio Dupree staff have just listened through the album on decent volume, and urge you to do the same, whether it is the brand new anniversary edition or the 2009 remaster or ye olde scratchy vinyl album.

And hey, for you Swedish speaking people: Sveriges Radio Kristianstad did an interview today with Beatles expert Staffan Olander. He tells that he did lend out his rare radio promo of Penny Lane for the production of the anniversary edition of Sergeant Pepper: "They sent over a courier to fetch the record."