Charles Bradley’s latest single from his posthumous album “Black Velvet” is out. Listen to “Can’t Fight the Feeling” below. The full album will be released November 9 via Dunham Records and features the previously released song “I Feel a Change,” plus covers of songs by Nirvana, Neil Young, and Rodriguez. These recordings were culled from the sessions of his previous albums, “No Time for Dreaming, “Victim of Love” and “Changes”. Bradley passed away in 2017 at age 68 after battling liver and stomach cancer. In this classic mid-tempo groover Bradley approaches his listeners with his raspy vocals over dusty drums, slick guitar and plenty of horn fanfare. The artist’s longtime producer and co-writer, Tommy “TNT” Brenneck was pulling together the track list for “Black Velvet” when he rediscovered this track and said that the song was likely recorded around 2007 during the first sessions of Bradley’s 2011 debut, No Time for Dreaming.
Today, 25 years ago, Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ entered the US chart at No.1. Kurt Cobain originally wanted to call the album ‘I Hate Myself and I Want to Die’. In Utero is the third and final studio album by the American rock band. Cobain’s main goal for this album was to bring the band back to their punk rock roots. The band’s millions of new fans may have appreciated ‘Nevermind’, but Cobain has been quoted saying it sounded commercial and “candy-ass”. He then decided to recruit esteemed engineer Steve Albini (who had recorded Pixies, the Breeders and the Jesus Lizard) to create the album in the woods of rural Minnesota, which according to Cobain, had much more in common with their debut album ‘Bleach’.
Today marks the 24th anniversary of the Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain’s, death. After his nearly fatal drug overdose in Rome, the grunge artist’ body was discovered a month later in his Seatle home on April 8, 1994. Investigators stated to the public that the 27-year-old had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, three days prior. The surviving members of the band paid tribute on social media this morning simply tweeting “Dear Kurt – We miss you.”
On his 14th birthday, his uncle made him choose between either a bike or a used guitar. He chose the guitar and soon started to copy Led Zeppelin’s power ballad, “Stairway to Heaven”, Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” and The Cars’ “My Best Friend’s Girl” before he began working on his own songs. He formed the band Nirvana with Aaron Burckhard and Krist Novoselic in 1987 and released their debut album, “Bleach”, in 1989. They established a massive part of the Seattle music scene which soon became known as grunge.
Although alive for less than half of the decade, Kurt Cobain certainly was one of the most significant icons of the Nineties.
The first trailer is released for the Nirvana front man’s forthcoming 2015 documentary.
Recently a “mixtape” from legendary 90’s grunge band Nirvana’s front man Kurt Cobain surfaced on the internet. As it turns out this mix is not brand new to the web but has been on several Nirvana archives and message boards since 2002, disappearing and reappearing from site to site. This mix shows Cobain’s eclectic music taste and genius mind, fusing all sorts of weird sounds from a large array of songs and TV show snippets. This mix is like a Madlib Mind Fusion mix if Madlib was even more “out there”. Enjoy this pre-fame Kurt Cobain maniacal mix.