Archive for the Heavy Rotation Category

On Heavy Rotation: Jagwar Ma

Posted in Heavy Rotation with tags , , , on February 11, 2012 by The Buddha Rats

I found this band by accident. I’m glad I did, as it’s a pretty trippy album and it got me back into using synthesizers in my own music.

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On Heavy Rotation: Marquee Moon

Posted in Heavy Rotation with tags , , on January 23, 2012 by The Buddha Rats

I love this album. I wasn’t old enough to get into the band when they were around, but that’s the great thing about recorded music: It lasts forever, there to be discovered. I don’t care what’s been written about their music- it’s not punk, and it’s better than the typical bands labeled New Wave.

Oh yea, the drummer Billy Ficca was a regular at my old bar, and he is a really nice guy. We would sit and talk about drums, music, and red wine. If you listen to this album, dig what he’s playing. It’s not your typical 4/4 rock and roll stuff. He’s got really good chops, and he’s still playing for the song, not himself. His fills are wicked, small bursts of weird/odd fills that pepper his playing.

And yea, the guitars are cool too. 😉

On Heavy Rotation: Rockabye Baby

Posted in Heavy Rotation with tags on December 4, 2011 by The Buddha Rats

Have a psychedelic sleep… 🙂

Rockabye Baby! transforms timeless rock songs into beautiful instrumental lullabies. Guitars and drums are traded for soothing mellotrons (which sound cool, if not a bit creepy), vibraphones and bells, and the volume is turned down from an eleven to a two.

 

On Heavy Rotation: House of Fire

Posted in Heavy Rotation with tags , on November 6, 2011 by The Buddha Rats

A quality first offering by Brit Isaac Betesh and co. by way of Quakertown PA.. The songs are trippy, well played and well produced. What’s not to like?

You can learn more about them here.

On Heavy Rotation: Desmond Dekker and the Aces

Posted in Heavy Rotation with tags , on September 11, 2011 by The Buddha Rats

Simple, infectious grooves. If you’re still in your seat after listening, there’s definitely something wrong with you.

On Heavy Rotation: Chris Cornell (Unplugged in Sweden)

Posted in Heavy Rotation with tags on July 30, 2011 by The Buddha Rats

This is a great bootleg. His voice is unbelievable, and he plays a mean guitar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xvnBaxH78k

On Heavy Rotation: David Peel

Posted in Heavy Rotation with tags on July 10, 2011 by The Buddha Rats