Category: indie rock

Fish Karma, Dick York, 1 993

The very special and excellent US band composed of one man from Tucson,
Arizona, Fish Karma, with his stupendous lyrics. One example here !

Fish Karma, Dick York

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Jeff Lynne (Elec…

In front of the remaining Beatles, Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, and many
other people. Starts with some excellent tribute words of Dave Grohl to
the Beatles. He then revealed that it’s The Beatles which made him want
to be a musician, which is a great surprise knowing Nirvana and Foo
Fighters, in which there is absolutely no influence from The Beatles in
my opinion.

He also says that Hey Bulldog is his favorite Beatles’ song, I really don’t know how it’s possible, but why not !!

Basile Pesso, FreeLand, 2 September 2 018, 1st broadcast then (Fb)
Dave Grohle (Foo Fighters) and Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra) covering The Beatles, Hey Bulldog, live, 2 014

Gwen Stefani, What You Waiting For, 2 004

One of the commercial songs with the best composition of the last 20
years. If Gwen Stefani has made a lot of easy stuff, this song from her
solo career reminds us that she comes from a punk/pop band, No Doubt.
The lyrics’ irony is not necessarily usual in commercial “music”, and
this song has tons. As for Gwen’s voice, superbly powerful in very
different styles, from one part of the song to another.

Basile Pesso, FreeLand, 18 August 2 018, first broadcast then (YWAMag Fb)
Gwen Stefani, What You Waiting For

Guided by Voices, To Remake the Young Flyer, 1…

One of the multiple proofs in the History of music that less than 2
minutes can bring a great song. Actually, from the very very start we
know it’s gonna be brilliant.

Basile Pesso, FreeLand, 29 August 2 018, 1st broadcast then (YWAMag Fb)
Guided by Voices, To Remake the Young Flyer

Swell, Forget About Jesus, 1 993

An absolute delight by the marvel of San Francisco, the band Swell,
that many now know if they have been following me along the years. Their
acoustic guitar sound ‘n way of playing is almost unique in the History
of music, and their composing brilliant, here, with a large role given
to a magnificent slide guitar line.

One of my favorite songs by them ever, on a remarkable record, 41. “Where this record lies, where it waits, there’s an act of grace”, to take and transform some of the song’s lyrics.

Basile Pesso, FreeLand, 22 August 2 018, 1st broadcast then (Fb)
Swell, Forget About Jesus

Sparklehorse, Cow, 1 995

Mark Linkous, one of the magnificent singers/songwriters who left us
early, by suicide. Prolific, able to be as rock’n’roll as he could be
soft, another master to be added to the cursed list of Cobain, Elliott
Smith, Jeff Buckley, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Lennon or Jim
Morrison, even if he lived longer.

Here is one of his brilliant songs.

Basile Pesso, Barcelona, 12 August 2 018, 1st broadcast then (YWAMag Fb)
Sparklehorse, Cow

Muse, MK Ultra, 2 009

I don’t know how many people know that Matthew Bellamy and
his band are fond of what’s called in the mainstream media
“conspirational theories” ™, that they have written songs like this one on
elements which would be considered by most lemmings as madness and
occupations of lost minds.

In spite of these lyrics and
interests, Muse remains one of the most loved rock bands all over the
world, and it’s been 20 years that it has been lasting. So many Muse
fans are part of the sugary sections who
terrorize others for being “racist” and all the shit of the kind when
most of those terrorized people have never been racist but watch the
Ah, if these sugary sections knew that Bellamy is also fan of
Maurice G.Dantec, French writer….I let them try to discover who this
writer was, what his evolution has been, and what he says about the
sacred new religion.

of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Iggy Pop, Muse, they are many
not to be puppets in the rock world. But most of the time, they have to
walk very cautiously, leaving clues but without obviousness.

Basile Pesso, FreeLand, 13 August 2 018, 1st broadcast then (Fb)
With extremely important developments in comments
MK Ultra
(I’ll speak about MK Ultra another time. Toxic material – watch the YouTube comments already…).

The Amps, I am Decided, 1 995

After the extremely successful record of The Breeders, Last Splash
(The Breeders come from Pixies and are the band of the bass player –
second singer of the band), Kim Deal created a side project, just for
one record, while her sister and Breeders’ mate was creating hers, The
Kelley Deal 6000.

This record is brilliant but extremely hard to
penetrate. For example this song : if you listen to it once, you might
think we don’t really hear anything, that the compositions are messy, the sound too rough, etc.
But the record absolutely has to be listened to again and again. By the
way the sound of The Breeders after this record has become a mix
between the first sound they had, and The Amps’.

Basile Pesso, 19 July 2 018, first broadcast then (Fb)
The Amps, I am Decided

Adorable, Homeboy, 1 993

Stupendous to see the quality of this band and in particular of this
song, from the only record they made in 1 993, in full boom of the rock,
pop, indie rock and indie pop creation in several countries in the
world ; and to see how little famous they are.

One can’t even find a French Wikipédia page for them.

Basile Pesso, FreeLand, 14 June 2 018, 1st broadcast then (Fb)
Adorable, Homeboy



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