New records from Oasis and The Verve coming, dead comedians, AA Bondy and more…
The past week could be summed up with three quotes: “When it rains it pours”, “shit floats” and “Axl Rose has no sense of humor and sent us a cease and desist!”
Fockin’ hell has it been hot! I checked the weather channel at one point last week and it said that it was about 250 degrees here in Los Angeles. Which is really ideal when you drive an old car (like I do) that doesn’t have AC or power steering (it’s a 73 and they invented power steering/windows in 74). To make things even worse some idiot-lady (who was looking at her cell phone and picking her nose) plowed into the back of my car going about 40 miles per hour while I was at a dead stop. Fun times! And this was only three days after I’d gotten it back from the mechanic’s shop where it had been for three months. I must have done something bad… cuz that’s some fucked up car karma. But things could be worse, at least it still drives and at least I didn’t get hurt. Anyways, now that I’ve broken the ice with all this weather and car talk, let’s snuggle up and talk about how two of my favorite British bands have new records on the way! FUCK YEAH!
First off… on August 18th (in the UK), or August 19th (if you’re teeth aren’t crooked and you live in North America), The Verve are releasing their fourth album cleverly titled “Fourth”. It’s their first record in 9 years and it’ll be out on their own imprint “On Our Own” (which happens to be one of my favorite songs by them). Check out the first single “Love Is Noise…
And here’s the tracklisting. If any of you little record stealers out there find it out there on the interweb, email me them shits…
The Verve – “‘Forth” Tracklisting:
1. Sit and Wonder
2. Love Is Noise
3. Rather Be
6. I See Houses
7. Noise Epic
8. Valium Skies
10. Appalachian Springs
The Verve Tour Dates:
06.27 Cornwall, England – The Eden Project
06.29 Glastonbury, England – Glastonbury Festival
07.04 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter Festival
07.05 Bobital, France – Bobital Festival
07.11 Balado, Scotland – T in the Park
07.16 Livorno, Italy – Italia Wave Festival
07.18 Barcelona, Spain – Summercase Festival
07.19 Madrid, Spain – Summercase Festival
08.09 Tokyo, Japan – Summer Sonic Festival
08.10 Osaka, Japan – Summer Sonic Festival
08.16 Weston Park, England – V Festival
08.17 Chelmsford, England – V Festival
Metallica high on cocaine talking about Oasis and Blur
Secondly (and way more importantly), on October 7th, I will be running to the record store (if there are any by then) to pick up my copy of the seventh studio album by the greatest current rock band in the world…. OASIS! They’re sticking with the four word title just like the last record and calling this one “Dig Out Your Soul”. The first single, “The Shock of the Lightning,” will be released one week earlier on September 29, 2008.
Noel had this to say… “I wanted to write music that had a groove; not songs that followed that traditional pattern of verse, chorus and middle eight. I wanted a sound that was more hypnotic; more driving. Songs that would draw you in, in a different way. Songs that you would maybe have to connect to – to feel.”
None of those three leaked tracks (“Stop The Clocks”, “Nothin’ On Me” and, “I Wanna Live in a Dream in My Record Machine”) we posted a while ago are on the new album. In the meantime I’ll keep rockin’ the demos of “Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants”.
“Let There Be Love / It’s A Crime” demo
“Gas Panic” demo
Oasis tour dates (with special guest Ryan Adams)
8/26/08: Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
8/27/08: Vancouver, BC – GM Place
8/29/08: Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
8/30/08: Calgary, AB – Pengrowth Saddledome
9/1/08: Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center
9/4/08: Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
9/5/08: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
9/7/08: Virgin Festival Toronto, ON
9/9/08: London, Ontario – John LaBatt Centre
While on the subject of Oasis and how rad they are… check out this video of Noel Gallagher going through “Definitely Maybe” track by track and explaining each song. In the process he clears up “Digsy’s Diner”…. which is actually “Digsy’s Diner”. Fuckin’ typos man.
Speaking of brit pop… This documentary is worth the hour of your life needed to watch the entire thing…
7 Ages Of Rock : British Indie Part 1
7 Ages Of Rock : British Indie Part 2
7 Ages Of Rock : British Indie Part 3
7 Ages Of Rock : British Indie Part 4
7 Ages Of Rock : British Indie Part 5
7 Ages Of Rock : British Indie Part 6
7 Ages Of Rock : British Indie Part 7
7 Ages Of Rock : British Indie Part 8
7 Ages Of Rock : British Indie Part 9
George Carlin died last week. RIP. Why couldn’t you have taken Carrot Top God? Fuck man!
Bill Hicks is still dead and still one of the most underrated comedians ever.
Some guy named Buddy Head had a heart attack and then met the medic that saved his life!
Somebody sent me six (new?) AA Bondy tracks and linked me to a video of him playing a song called “O The Vampire” on Indie 103FM. Here are two of the songs I was sent, the second one being a Bruce Springsteen cover. Dig it.
AA Bondy – “O The Vampire” live on Indie 103