Oasis made their UK TV debut today, 25 years ago with an appearance on the show, ‘Top Of The Pops’. The group performed their single ‘Shakermaker’. Watch video below.
Founded by Connor Murray, Crafted Sounds is an independent Pittsburgh-based record label whose aim is to highlight local music and focusses primarily on the cassette tape format. Murray grew going to shows in Baltimore and Washington. Being so drawn to these communities these shows created, he was inspired to start his label out of his university dorm. Crafted Sounds support the music of locals and friends in and near the city.
Along with the new Michael Hutchence documentary, ‘Mystify’, which debuted to critical acclaim earlier this year, fans are also presented with a previously unreleased version of INXS’s ‘Please (You Got That)’ featuring Ray Charles. The original song appeared on the band’s 1993 album, ‘Full Moon, Dirty Hearts’. This previously unheard single features candid in-studio banter between Michael and Ray. The unconventional collaboration came about when the two artists met in Paris while recording in the same building complex. INXS keyboardist and songwriter Andrew Farris was quoted saying: “We thought it unlikely that he would sing the song with us, but we gave him a copy of the song to listen to anyway. To our surprise, Ray said he liked the song, but the key was way out of his range. We were running out of time, so instead of re-recording it, we switched songs and suggested he listen to ‘Please…’ instead. He immediately warmed to this one, and Michael and he shared the vocal parts, recorded in Ray’s studio in Los Angeles in 1993.”
The documentary explores the journey of the Australian musician and the moments leading up to his death in 1997. Listen to the previously unreleased version of ‘Please (You Got That)’ below:
Today, 34 years ago, Mick Jagger and David Bowie recorded their version of ‘Dancing In The Street’, a 1964 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas hit, for Live Aid. The two artists intended to perform the track together live with Jagger at the John F. Kennedy Stadium and Bowie at Wembley Stadium. Unfortunately, this was not possible as the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay. Neither of the two was willing to mime their contribution which was the only solution to their problem. The single later became a #1 hit in the UK.
Pixies have announced their seventh studio album over the weekend, ‘Beneath The Eyrie’, with a teaser over the weekend. The album, following their 2016 album ‘Head Carrier’ and featuring 12 tracks, will be released on September 13 via Infectious/BMG. The album was recorded last year at Dreamland Recordings, New York. Pixies teased fans over the weekend by sharing the first song of the album
‘On Graveyard Hill’.