Morning all, hope everyone is well and ready to face the week. I have a question for you – has anyone come across a group called Gotthard? Not the Swiss rock band but a (Czech??) ensemble specialising in early music – possibly classified as Baroque? I heard something by them at the weekend, a chant, led by a female singer – now it’s stuck in my head but I can’t find anything about them on Google. I’m not even sure if I’ve got the right spelling of their name. Just thought I’d ask. In the meantime, hope you enjoy this week’s worms, thanks to all and please keep the worms coming to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jesu / Sun Kil Moon – A Song Of Shadows – DsD: One plus one equals …? A DsD fave storytelling voice teams up with a DsD fave, er, guitarchitect, and the resulting album has superglued itself to my CD player. The combination of acerbic vocal and sludgy riffs may not to be to anyone else’s taste, but by God[flesh] it is mine!
Kothand Srivatsan – Pallavi II – Ravi Raman: On 24th April, some of my school mates got together and with a little outside help had a day long jam session. KS put together some covers and this is a small part of a very long composition called Ragam, Tanam, Pallavi. A masterclass in guitar work.
Patti Smith Group – Dancing Barefoot – tincanman: She falls so head over heels (er, yeah) in love, she feels like a heroine. No need to do heroin when you feel like that.
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Midnight Special – CaroleBristol: I read Tinny’s piece about the Billy Bragg/Joe Henry project and it made me think of the Creedence Clearwater Revival version of Midnight Special. It is great cover by a band that doesn’t get the love much these days, although they were huge back when I was a teenager. I’ve been humming this all morning.
Fleetwood Mac – Never Going Back – goneforeign: Rumours has long been a favourite album, I like almost all the songs on it. This one always comes to mind, love the guitar.
Dave Evans – The Words In Between – AliM: From Dave Evans’ 1971 debut album of the same name, apparently recorded on a two-track in a Bristol basement. I love this song; it frequently lodges itself in my head but I don’t mind at all – it has been with me for a long time!
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