I spun this album and Silent Alarm a lot back in the day
11 Aug 2007
Somebody wants two drummers?
Catch yourself an early preview of the Summer Mix in today's FMD post.
Also, Kamasi's new album drops today.
Every now and then you enter a tag for someone and get surprised that it doesn't exist yet. Phil Collins gets that honor today. To be technical so did Bryan May, but we've played Queen plenty of times.
...All right, fine, Rick Astley doesn't have a tag either, but I was less surprised by that.
A prolific group (established in 1970, still recording & touring) that I'm surprised hasn't been featured here before. This was recorded in late 2007.
Move your feet!
I somehow had overlooked Eick until he released Midwest, a meditation on Norwegian immigration to America, in 2015. Eick's visit to the upper Midwest inspired him to create a "road" album that begins in his home village, Hem, and travels to North Dakota, carrying Norwegian cultural sensibilities into an interplay with the American landscape. It was one of my favorite albums of the year.
This tune's from his album previous to Midwest.
Nokie Edwards, lead guitarist for The Ventures, passed away last month.
This is kind of live, but completely awesome.