Blog de Musique

This is a music blog. Different kinds of music. And commentary on said music. Most of the files uploaded will be AAC files (because I'm an Apple guy) so you best have iTunes to play them. Sorry if you don't. (If any links are dead, leave a comment and I'll reupload.)

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I buy way too much music for my own good and then waste my time talking about what music I've bought on my blog.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Here is the second installment of cover songs and their original counterparts. 15 songs.

*Original Band*
*Cover Band*

Art School
The Jam
Silver Sun

Bigmouth Strikes Again
The Smiths

Danny Says
The Ramones
Foo Fighters

Everything Flows
Teenage Fanclub

Fall at Your Feet
Crowded House

For Me This is Heaven
Jimmy Eat World
The Ransom Notes cool version by an university a cappella group

Sigur Ros
We Are Scientists

I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend/Girlfriend
The Rubinoos

Janie Jones
The Clash
Babyshambles & Friends

River Deep Mountain High
Ike and Tina Turner
The Saints

Rock and Roll Girl
The Beat
The Fingers

New York Dolls

Velocity Girl
Primal Scream
Manic Street Preachers

Wuthering Heights
Kate Bush
China Drum

You Made Me Realise
My Bloody Valentine
Silver Sun

You can find the entry for the first set of covers/originals HERE.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Nerves "The Nerves"

The Nerves were a somewhat obscure power pop band from the 70s. They released all of a one 4-track e.p. in 1976. The e.p. featured the original version of Hanging on the Telephone which was made popular by Blondie. The band consisted of Jack Lee, Peter Case, and Paul Collins. Shortly after The Nerves split, Peter Case went on to form The Plimsouls and Paul Collins formed The Beat.

This is the original four song e.p. plus two more outtakes from the same era. All the songs are great examples of early power pop. The Nerves totally predated bands like The Knack and 20/20. This is a transfer from a reissue 10" single that came out in Spain back in 2001.

hanging on the telephone
when you find out
give me some time
working too hard
paper dolls
one way ticket

TheAudience "TheAudience"

TheAudience was a band fronted by Sophie Ellis-Bextor. They were founded by guitarist Billy Reeves. This is one of my favorite records from the late 90s. TheAudience reminded me of a next level indie version of 10,000 Maniacs. But better. Apparently, the album didn't sell very well. However, there are some really catchy songs on this, their sole album. I likened them to be a more prototype version of bands of today like The Long Blondes. Ellis-Bextor was a really sexy front woman. Her later more dancey solo work is nothing compared to TheAudience.

A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed
Now That You Are 18
Mr. Doasyouwouldbedoneby
I Know Enough (I Don't Get Enough)
Keep In Touch
I Got The Wherewithal
Harry Don't Fetch the Water
If You Can't Do It When You're Young; When Can You Do It?
Running Out of Space
You Get What You Deserve
The More There Is To Do
Bells For David Keenan
Shoebox Song
How's That?

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Foo Fighters "Live at Hyde Park 2006"

This is an audio rip of the Foo Fighters' Live at Hyde Park DVD. It came out last year in conjunction with their live acoustic album, Skin and Bones.(Note: this is just the Hyde Park electric set and not the acoustic set.) For some reason, however, the DVD of the electric set wasn't released in the States (probably because of licensing problems since Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen and Lemmy from Motorhead make appearances). In the UK, the DVD was released as a two disc set with both electric and acoustic sets.

Since I only consider myself a casual Foos fan, I have never seen them in concert before. However, listening (and watching) this video, it shows that they are a hell of a band in concert. Dave Grohl is a great frontman. Without being cliche', the show really is electricfying. Take a listen to this if you don't believe me.

Foo Fighters Live at Hyde Park

in your honour
all my life
best of you
times like these
learn to fly
shake your blood (with Lemmy from Motorhead)
stacked actors
my hero
monkey wrench
tie your mother down (with Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen)

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Back in November, I posted the song Mono by Fightstar. The link in that entry has long since died. But I've also decided to post a few more Fightstar tunes. A few album tracks, b-side, etc. Fightstar are my favorite hard rock band at the moment and I wanted to share the wealth. You might not be into if you're not into shouty vocals. The music is still VERY melodic though. I won't lie though. They aren't terribly original and they sound very similar to a lot of the current hard rock/metal bands out right now. Fuck it though, Fightstar fuckin' rock.

Fight For Us
Grand Unification (Part I)
Hazy Eyes
Paint Your Target
Palahniuk's Laughter
Wake Up

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Los Primos

Los Primos was the band that Andy G. (from The Devil Dogs) formed after The Devil Dogs broke up. The band consisted of Andy G. on guitar and vocals, Candy Del Mar (from The Cramps) on bass, Pete Linzell (from The Raunch Hands) on sax, and Mighty Joe Young (from the Devil Dogs) on drums. They put out 2 singles--one on Crypt and one on Sympathy for the Record Industry. Sadly, much like the Devil Dogs, Los Primos came and went. Andy G. and Candy went on to form The Roller Kings which was basically an expanded version of Los Primos.

Here are both sides of their two singles -- On My Floor backed with their cover of the Manfred Mann classic, Pretty Flamingo and the Twistin' con Los Primos single with the ROCKIN' Summertime Girls and their rock n' roll-y take on The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night.