Earworms 13 November 2017

You’re going to need your glitter ball and your dancing shoes this week, so clear a space and feel the rhythm … mind the cat … If you have an earworm you’d like to share, please send an .mp3 or a link to:  earworm@tincanland.com, together with a few lines about why you’ve chosen it. Many thanks to all contributors. 

Charanjit Singh – Megh Malar/Todi – Ravi Raman: Everywhere I went last week I kept hearing this guy. Credited with the first acid house music here. So here’s something from his Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat album, considered a cult classic.

The Dhol Foundation – Buliyan Nu Reprise (Bolly Mixture) – AliM: This is a single from the new album Basant. I saw the Dhol Foundation live, a few days ago, and they are absolutely amazing, led by Johnny Kalsi they are energetic, charismatic and multi-talented. Double-ended dhol drums are a traditional instrument from the Punjab, in northern India. Go and see them if you get a chance, they are currently on tour but selling out fast.

Eilen Jewell – You know my love – glassarfemptee: From her latest album, Downhearted Blues, this track is finger pickin’ good. She played Bush Hall on 6 Nov ’17.

Drive-By Truckers – The Perilous Nigh – tincanman: Brand new anti-Trump anthem. Trump, Reagan, George W … the best presidents inspire the best music, don’t they?

T-Rex – Light of Love (The Reflex Revision) severin: From the new CD of T-Rex remixes. Hated by many Bolan fans if Amazon reviews are any guide. I really like it. This is one of his minor hits; the follow up to Teenage Dream and not a big chart hit although I liked it. Some of the mixes on the new album sound quite similar to the originals. Some instrumental versions you might not even recognise. This is somewhere in between, rather catchy and makes me wish I could dance.

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6 thoughts on “Earworms 13 November 2017

  1. Well I enjoyed them all, but I think the DBT gets it by a short head, not least for the topicality. It strikes a chord of course, a modern day equivalent to the rage of CSNY’s ‘Ohio’, but much darker, hence the appropriately dystopian title. I also was struck by the originality – to UK ears at least – of Charanjit Singh, not having previously considered the possibility of acid house ragas! The Dohl Foundation are always good value, and this track was no exception. The infectious T Rex only served to remind me of how much I preferred the early acoustic stuff, I’m afraid, though as a remix, I’m not sure what the original may have sounded like!

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