Connections

On 13 January 2017, Swedish band Pain of Salvation released In the Passing Light of Day, a concept album based around the true story of bandleader Daniel Gildenlöw hospitalization due to a deadly streptococcal infection, and the reflections it created in him. I’m always careful about overpraising a relative new release, but in this case … Continue reading Connections

The John Paul Jones Story, Part 3

During his time in Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones produced, wrote most of the material, and played keyboards, bass guitar, and guitars on Madeline Bell’s 1973 album “Comin’ Atcha”. A very different music, from what Jones was doing with Zeppelin. Madeline is an American born Soul/R&B/Jazz singer, active since the early 60’s. “Comin’ Atcha” (Jones, Bell) … Continue reading The John Paul Jones Story, Part 3

The John Paul Jones Story, Part 2

If you want to read the first part John Paul Jones is best known playing Bass and Keybords in Led Zeppelin, but he is a true  multi-instrumentalist, playing a wide range of instruments: harp, double bass, varius types of mandolin, guitar, recorder, koto, lap steel guitar, continuum, autoharp, ukulele, sitar, keyboard guitar, banjo, saxophone, flute, … Continue reading The John Paul Jones Story, Part 2

The John Paul Jones Story, Part 1

John Paul Jones is a legend, yet a legend that has somewhat gone under the radar compared to his fellow Led Zeppelin bandmates Page & Plant. Something that is a bit strange, because John Paul has been involved with a multitude of very interesting projects since way back in the mid 60’s. So many projects … Continue reading The John Paul Jones Story, Part 1

Hidden 80′s Gems – Part 2 1982

Still depressed by the fact that Mike Oldfield was now making horrible pop songs, I was still crawling around in the backrooms of the record store, trying to avoid any pictures of Michael Jackson and Duran Duran…..no just joking, had been a stream of good album in the early 80’s allready at this point, The … Continue reading Hidden 80′s Gems – Part 2 1982

Morning Dew: Nazareth, Gratefull Dead, Einstürzende Neubauten, Robert Plant, Bonnie Dobson.

Morning Dew is a folk song, but it has often been included in the repertoire of Rock bands. The song is about the last man and woman left alive after nuclear holocaust. It first came to my attention in the early 70’s in this great, long version recorded by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, … Continue reading Morning Dew: Nazareth, Gratefull Dead, Einstürzende Neubauten, Robert Plant, Bonnie Dobson.

2013 –“break up” of the year.

No doubt the artistically most interesting “break up” of the year, for me, was Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriquez-Lopez. They have worked together since 1996 first in one of the most influential post hardcore band “At the Drive-In”. From 2001 in the Mars Volta. The Mars Volta played a very varied progressive heavy, inspired by … Continue reading 2013 –“break up” of the year.

The John Paul Jones Story Part 6

In 2001 Jones released his 2nd solo album “The Thunderthief”, again  on Fripp’s DGM label. Again he produced the album, and played a lot of different instruments : vocals, 12-string bass guitars, bass, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, electric mandolin, piano, organ, synthesizer, Kyma, koto, autoharp, ukelele, harmonica. With Terl Bryant (Iona) on drums. Nick Beggs, … Continue reading The John Paul Jones Story Part 6