FLASHBACK FRIDAY: “She’s My Baby” by Bloodshot Bill
So, I saw King Khan & BBQ live recently and had the extreme pleasure of being introduced to the fantastic rockabilly punk stylings of opening act Bloodshot Bill. Now, as many of you know, we love all things King Khan (see here, here, here) but I must say that Bloodshot Bill stole the show. Add to the equation that he’s a one-man-band, playing high-hat cymbals with his left foot, bass drum with his right, guitar in his hands and Mike Patton-meets-Michael Winslow-meets-Elvis-meets-Frog vocal style, and what you get is a unique, fun, rocking good time.
Begin your Bloodshot Bill education with “She’s My Baby” off his 2009 release, Git High Tonite!, on the Transistor 66 label. Follow it up with the below live track (in fancy 3D!) and I’m pretty sure you’ll be hooked.
FLASHBACK FRIDAY: “Down With the King” by Run D.M.C.
Enjoy the end of your week with Run’s 1993 hit Down With the King! Look out for cameos by Eazy-E, Redman, Kris Kross, Jermaine Dupri, Onyx, Salt-n-Pepa, KRS-One, EPMD, A Tribe Called Quest, Kid Capri, Das EFX, P.M. Dawn and Naughty by Nature.
TWO FOR TUESDAY: “Oblivion” by M83 feat. Susanne Sundfør
It’s been some light blogging lately, but there are some highly anticipated new albums on the horizon, so it’s back to the stacks for more. One such anticipated album is M83’s soundtrack for the movie Oblivion. Like he did by hiring Daft Punk for Tron: Legacy (one of my favorite soundtracks of the past decade), director Joseph Kosinski has chosen a single musical group to produce the soundtrack for his latest sci-fi blockbuster.
Regular readers will know that we here at DFTD like M83 quite a lot, and, while this new track is different from past M83 tracks due to the presence of Norwegian singer Susanne Sundfør, it is still very strong and bodes well for the rest of the album.
Since it’s Two For Tuesday, here’s a song from M83’s 2008 album Saturdays = Youth, “Kim & Jessie.”
FLASHBACK FRIDAY: “Hotel California” by Gypsy Kings
In honor of the 15th anniversary of the funniest movie ever, here’s Gypsy Kings’ cover of the Eagles’ “Hotel California.” While you may hate the fuckin’ Eagles as much as el Dudarino, there’s no way you can hate this fast-paced, Spanish-lyric version of their classic tune. And if you do, I’m going to have to send Jesus to your door. Nobody fucks with The Jesus.
“Relax” dijo el portero Por mi es honor recibir Puede salir cuando quiere Pero nunca yo partir