|VA — Uncut:||Picture This (April 26th, 2016)|
VA — Uncut: Picture This (26 Apr 2016)
? Free covermount CD with the June 2016 issue (TAKE 229) of Uncut magazine.
? Uncut je anglický hudební časopis, jehož vlastníkem je společnost Time Inc. UK. Je vydáván měsíčně a sídlem redakce je Londýn. První vydání bylo publikováno v květnu roku 1997 a jeho původním editorem byl Allan Jones, dřívější zaměstnanec magazínu Melody Maker. Pod názvem Uncut Legends rovněž vyšlo několik vydání věnovaných pouze jednomu umělci, například Bobu Dylanovi, Bruce Springsteenovi, Kurtu Cobainovi nebo kapele Radiohead. Počínaje rokem 2008 časopis uděluje také svá ocenění, která získal například Paul Weller.Location: London, UK
Album release: 26 Apr 2016
Record Label: Uncut
Publisher: Time Inc.
Date: 1 Jun 2016
01. Dexys — Curragh of Kildare 4:11
02. Daniel Romano — Valerie Leon 3:00
03. Ben Watt — Gradually 5:28
04. The Skiffle Players — Til Stone Day Comes 4:19
05. Ronnie Spector — I’d Much Rather Be with the Girls 2:49
06. Kel Lamma — Ahile Lamma 3:52
07. Marissa Nadler — Janie in Love 5:03
08. Ryley Walker & Charles Rumback — Dhoodan 6:43
09. Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards — Undo 4:44
10. Lera Lynn — For the Last Time 3:45
11. Terry Allen — Cortez Sail 6:12
12. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard — Gamma Knife 4:20
13. Big Thief — Real Love 4:20
14. The Associates — Skipping 4:04
15. Karl Blau — Fallin’ Rain 9:40
? Blondie, Brian Eno, The Monkees and Dexys all feature in the new issue of Uncut, out now. Debbie Harry is on the cover of our June 2016 issue, and inside Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke and their storied peers revisit Blondie’s earliest days in New York City. “It was all so fast, the early Blondie period,” remembers Burke. “It was just this rush…” As he releases new album The Ship, Uncut travels to Brian Eno‘s studio for tea, as Eno muses on David Bowie, Lou Reed, his long career and his sensational new album. “It’s a tenuous connection between the me of now and the me of then,” he says. The Monkees have returned with a new album to celebrate their 50th anniversary, so we meet Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz to discuss the band’s true identity — “None of us had a fucking clue,” says Nesmith. “It was blind luck.” For the latest chapter in Dexys’ strange, wonderful tale, Kevin Rowland has dug deep into his Irish roots for inspiration. “I feel on top of my game,” he tells Uncut in our Dexys feature. “It’s 100 per cent with Kevin,” his bandmates confess. “Every waking hour is about his art.” Elsewhere in the new issue, friends and collaborators look back at the life of the late George Martin — “At Abbey Road,” explains John Leckie, “he was the boss, he was God.” Tony Joe White recalls the creation of his first hit, “Polk Salad Annie”, and tells us tales of performing for Russian oligarchs, while Graham Nash takes us through the best albums of his career, from The Hollies to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and on to his acclaimed solo work. Ronnie Spector answers your queries about shopping with John Lennon, touring with The Rolling Stones and the first time she met David Bowie (“he was standing there naked…”), James Skelly of The Coral takes us through his favourite records, while the new issue’s front section features The Damned, Frank Zappa, Karl Blau, Terry Allen and Max Richter. Our reviews section includes new albums from Anohni, Marissa Nadler, Eric Clapton and Lera Lynn, and archive releases from The Associates, Terry Reid, the Allman Brothers and much more. We catch the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Will Oldham & Bitchin Bajas live, and review DVDs and films including The Hateful Eight, Taxi and I Saw The Light. The new issue also includes a free CD, packed with tracks from Dexys, Ben Watt, Ronnie Spector, Ryler Walker & Charles Rumback, Terry Allen, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Lera Lynn. Uncut: the spiritual home of great rock music. Notes:
Big Thief — Real Love 4:20
♣ Would you think for a second that a guitar solo could still stun you in 2016? You certainly won’t expect it from the start of “Real Love,” a seemingly mild~mannered song from the debut album of Brooklyn’s Big Thief. In the plaintive first verse, Adrianne Lenker paints a grim portrait of domestic violence above faintly strummed chords, her voice somehow finding a childlike innocence in the scene. The narrative unfolds calmly for the next two minutes, the volume dipping and diving as Lenker shifts from pledges of devotion to moments of despair.
♣ At last, she gives up, her six strings peeling away from the band in fit of leave~me~alone annoyance. The low notes snarl and groan, like Neil Young memorializing Danny Whitten during Tonight’s the Night. That’s the first solo. The second is worse, with a few piercing notes locking into the sort of scream that’s too painful even to sing. “Real Love” is an emotionally fraught song, the kind that could hurt with a few acoustic chords and a capo. Given this treatment, though, it lashes out, commanding that you look up and bear witness. The Associates — Skipping 4:04
From the album: Sulk
Released: 14 May 1982
Studio: Playground in Camden Town, London, England
Genre: Synthpop post~punk art rock
Label: Associates/Beggars Banquet WEA (Europe) Sire (US)
? It stayed in the UK Albums Chart for 20 weeks, reaching number 10, and it was crowned the album of the year by the critics of UK music magazine Melody Maker.
John Mulvey, April 25, 2016
? A couple of weeks ago, I was writing the editor’s letter to go in the new issue of Uncut, and pondered: “Do all years seem like this when you reach a certain age, or is the death toll of 2016 thus far just a terrible and weird anomaly?”
? I’d been recalling the month’s losses of Merle Haggard, Tony Conrad, Phife Dawg, Keith Emerson, Dennis Davis and Steve Young, among too many others, and how I’d asked that question rather forlornly on Twitter. There followed some discussion about the way social media creates clusters of bereavement, as forums collect and amplify overlapping expressions of grief. But people also pointed out the size of the baby boomer generation, now beginning to enter their seventies, and the vast contribution they have made to the culture of the last half~century.
? My letter went on to mention David Cavanagh’s magisterial and wide~ranging salute, in the new issue, to the genius of Sir George Martin — almost certainly the first Uncut feature to include both Jimmy Webb and Bernard Cribbins among its cast of interviewees – before concluding, with what now seems a reckless sense of optimism, “Let’s just hope the obituaries section won’t need to be so overstocked next month.”
? So much for that. As I write, still trying to come to terms with the fact that Prince is no more, still processing the similarly distressing news about Lonnie Mack, Papa Wemba and, just this morning, Billy Paul, it currently feels like the grim work of 2016 is only just beginning. The aforementioned David Cavanagh has now embarked on what I’m sure will be the definitive Prince memorial for our next issue. But, in this strange time, we now have the aforementioned new issue, with Debbie Harry on the cover, to promote.
? In a time dominated by obituaries, I hope this Uncut once again shows we’re assiduous in celebrating that baby boomer generation’s many heroes while they’re still alive, and framing their work as a critical part of a story that keeps on running, in spite of all the doomy prognostications about the fate of the music business.
? This month, our quotient involves Blondie, discussing in compelling detail the seamy New York scene from which they emerged. There’s Brian Eno, back with one of his finest albums in years, and talking with unusual candour about fallen comrades David Bowie and Lou Reed. Ronnie Spector has a great Bowie story, too: “Standing there naked… He spoke so well and soft.”
? Age and experience do not always bring a cessation of hostilities, of course. As Graham Nash picks through his career in our Album By Album feature, he takes time to point out to Tom Pinnock that “There won’t be any more CSNY, and there won’t be any CSN either. There’s no magic there anymore.”
? What else? We have exclusives on the latest comebacks of Dexys and The Monkees; Tony Joe White on “Polk Salad Annie” (and Russian oligarchs); Anohni and The Associates; Alex “Bill And Ted” Winter on Frank Zappa; stuff from me on the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy with Bitchin Bajas, and that mammoth Grateful Dead tribute; plus a report from a Max Richter gig in Berlin where the audience was broadly encouraged to fall asleep for the duration of the show.
? We’re on sale in the UK now. Please let me know, as ever, how we’re doing. I’m on Twitter @JohnRMulvey, and you can send letters for publication to us by emailing email@example.com. Thanks!
? The June 2016 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK — featuring our cover story on Blondie, plus George Martin, Brian Eno, Dexys, The Monkees, Graham Nash, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Spector, Tony Joe White, Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton, The Coral, Max Richter and more plus 40 pages of reviews and our free 15~track CD
? Uncut: the spiritual home of great rock music.
|VA — Uncut:||Picture This (April 26th, 2016)|