Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Lodi 2016 sounding a bit different with Fogerty x 2

It's been a few years since I saw John Fogerty live, and apparently he's begun to rearrange at least some of the oldies but goodies he's written and performed for decades now.

He's 71 and this is the way he and his son Shane + band played the 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival song Lodi just a couple of weeks ago in Denver, Colorado:

And just  for comparison the original recording that he's stayed pretty close to all these years:


Radio Dupree approves! Do you?


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy 72nd Roger Nichols!

Roger Nichols, would've been 72 today., but he left this planet back in 2011.
His daughter put together a medley of songs he engineered/produced.


Lady Gaga bought the Zappa house?

Frank Zappa's house in the Hollywood Hills that was sold recntly for $5,25 million was bought by Lady Gaga. 
Variety has the story. Click here.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Bowie's last songs on upcoming cast album

The last three songs that Bowie recorded will be released on the cast album from the Bowie musical Lazarus. 
The songs:“No Plan,” “Killing A Little Time,” “When I Met You”.
Release date for the 2 CD/3 LP set: October 21.

Lazarus, the musical, will be premiered at King Cross Theatre, London, on November 8.

Track list for the Lazarus cast album:

CD 1:
1.    Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) – Ricky Nelson
2.    Lazarus – Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
3.    It's No Game – Michael C. Hall, Lynn Craig & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
4.    This Is Not America – Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
5.    The Man Who Sold The World – Charlie Pollack
6.    No Plan – Sophia Anne Caruso
7.    Love Is Lost – Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
8.    Changes – Cristin Milioti & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
9.    Where Are We Now? – Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
10.   Absolute Beginners – Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso, Krystina Alabado & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
11.   Dirty Boys – Michael Esper
12.   Killing A Little Time – Michael C. Hall
13.   Life On Mars? – Sophia Anne Caruso
14.   All The Young Dudes – Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
15.   Sound And Vision – David Bowie
16.   Always Crashing In The Same Car – Cristin Milioti
17.   Valentine's Day – Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
18.   When I Met You – Michael C. Hall & Krystina Alabado
19.   "Heroes" – Michael C. Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus

CD 2:
1.    Lazarus – David Bowie
2.    No Plan – David Bowie
3.    Killing A Little Time – David Bowie
4.    When I Met You – David Bowie

Beatles Hollywood Bowl album sounds a lot better

Fans are now receiving their copies of the spiffed-up version of The Beatles Hollywood Bowl album. (Also available on streaming services as Spotify). And the Radio Dupree staff can ensure that the sound quality is indeed better compared to the original release. Still lotsa screaming from the audience though.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Catherine visits Harlem

September 7 is the release date of Catherine Russel's new album "Harlem On My Mind".

Catherine Russell's new album "Harlem On My Mind" is out September 9th on JazzVillage.

More here!

Saturday, September 03, 2016

The covers for the new Zappa albums

Now we can view the front covers for the three upcoming Zappa albums on Amazon.
The albums:
* Chicago '78 (2 CD's)
* Little Dots (1 CD)
* Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object (3 CD's)

They have also added track lists for Chicago and Little Dots:

August 25: Three new Zappa albums for pre-order

Friday, September 02, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Three new Zappa albums for pre-order

Chicago '78, Little Dots and Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object.
Those are the new titles that can be found on Amazon now. What a surprise! Not much information, though. Release date (Zappa Records) October 14.

The Chicago album has to be the line up with Vince Colaiuta on drums (his first tour with Zappa). This could be a much needed release since there are very few tracks released by this band.

Little Dots is probably another CD from the 1972 Petite Wazoo tour. (The first one was Imaginary Diseases).

Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object:'

The use of the label Zappa Records could indicate that these albums has decent sound quality, not like the Road Tapes series which is great but sometimes use subpar recordings.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

13 x Genesis on vinyl September 30, 2016

In about one months time 13 of Genesis studio albums will be available on vinyl again. 180 gram vinyl at that.

Universal Records are making every studio album from Trespass (1970) to Calling All Stations (1997) available again after being out of print. The one studio album that have been available all the time is apparently Selling England By The Pound (1973).

All albums remastered from the original studio masters and coming with original packaging, i.e. looking like they did when they were originally released.

Missing is the bands debut from 1969;  From Genesis To Revelation, since the record company doesn't own the rights to that record.

Monday, August 22, 2016

New Zappa "best of" CD

18  tracks. Release date: September 16.
1. I'm The Slime
2. Dirty Love
3. Dancing Fool
4. Trouble Every Day
5. Peaches En Regalia
6. Tell Me You Love Me
7. Bobby Brown Goes Down
8. You Are What You Is
9. Valley Girl
10. Joe's Garage
11. Cosmik Debris
12. Sofa No. 1
13. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow
14. Titties & Beer
15. G-Spot Tornado
16. Cocaine Decisions
17. Zoot Allures
18. Strictly Genteel

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Clip of Beatles before Shea Stadium gig

With the Beatles movie Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years one month away this short clip was posted yesterday on Twitter:

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Any idea why we can't get the Twitter embed tweet code to work and actually get the tweet including playable video embedded here on our blog? We've lookd for solutions but can't come up with any... A bit boring serving up just text and a link. :(

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pink Floyd double LP's reissued

The Division Bell and The Wall.
Release date August 26: Mastered from the original analogue tapes and pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Strong reactions on Zappa item auction

Auction house Julien's in Los Angeles is announcing an auction of properties of the estate of Frank and Gail Zappa: 
..."This includes a Dandies Fashions coat worn by Frank Zappa on the July 20, 1968 cover of Rolling Stone magazine; a purple ribbed turtleneck worn by Frank Zappa in 200 Motels (United Artists, 1971); a stage worn vest that Zappa also wore on the back cover of the 1972 album Waka Jawaka; a collection of career related awards presented to Frank Zappa including various Gold records, a National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award,"...

But many fans have reacted with disgust and sadness. Frank's brother Bob Zappa has posted this on Facebook: 
"The Julien's auction of Frank Zappa's belongings, like his music awards, articles of clothing and other personal items is an offense to his memory."

He gets support from other fans. Here are two of the numerous comments on Bob Zappa's post:

"I can understand some discrimination between entirely personal items specific to family and highly culturally relevant articles relating to his art which could be displayed and protected but this sounds like a car boot sale"

"Like Dali's Museum and House regarded in Spain as national treasures, Zappa's home and studio should be revered ... sickening."