Category: rock music

Black Box Recorder, England Made Me, 1 998

Just one record for this project of Luke Haines from The Auteurs, at
the end of the 90’s, excellent as all he has done. You might remember
that I spoke twice of his other side project Baader Meinhof.

gorgeous England Made Me, from the record which has the same name, with
the lovely voice of Sarah Nixey, as on all the record, which I very
highly recommend.

Black Box Recorder,
England Made Me
Basile Pesso, Freeland, 13 August 2 018, 1st broadcast then (Fb)

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

Ben Harper, Jah Work, 1 997

Ben Harper has practised so many styles. On his first record-gem
Welcome to the Cruel World
(1 994), there was not so much reggae, more
folk-gospel, and actually a unique mix which couldn’t be classified.

His second record Fight for Your Mind (1 995) was way rocker, using a
lot of slide guitar with powerful rock effects, and fuzz bass.

His third record the Will to Live (1 997), from which is extracted the brilliant Jah
Work, gives a lot of reggae, to which naturally led the way of playing
of his great bass player Juan Nelson, who is not the character of the
movie Subway by Luc Besson Gros Bill, maybe a kind of cousin.

This song is based on a rare (in reggae) use of marvellous acoustic
guitar arpeggios, which give an hypnotic result, making us want to
listen again and again to this delicacy which envelops us as the tide.

Basile Pesso, FreeLand, 17 July 2 018, first broadcast then (Fb)
Ben Harper, Jah Work

Iggy Pop, Mixin’ the Colors, 1 993

Excellent song with easy and absolutely stupid politically correct
lyrics, even before the tragical wave of this “PC” shit hit France at
first, coming right from the lobbies of LA and NY.

20 years
later, master iguana is friends with Michel Houellebecq, considered as “islamophobic” by plenty of “Nobel Prizes” like Cabillaud Fudge, many French collaborationnists, and almost all the fantastic “left-wingers” in the USA, when they “know” or think they know who Michel is ; and Josh Homme
from Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal.
Iggy was I saying, absolutely knows
what’s happening, but keeps his contracts with huge brands like
Galeries Lafayette and so many others.

Basile Pesso, Freeland, 30 June 2 018, 1st broadcast then (Fb)
Iggy Pop, Mixing the Colors

Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fortunate Son, 1…

many songs of 4.30 or 5 minutes, with 3 boring minutes and 2 correct
ones. Oh, just 2 minutes for this hit, raw and incredibly virile, with
perfect recording, use of stereo and harsh rhythm guitar sound. Gosh,
rock ‘n roll has always existed, and is still alive, a few decades
after. Play it, then put it again. It’s what I just did even if I know
it by heart.

Basile Pesso, FreeLand, 29 June 2 018, 1st broadcast then (Fb)

“Some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord
And when you ask them, "How much should we give?”
Ooh, they only answer “More! More! More!” yoh
It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no military son, son
It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no fortunate one"

Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fortunate Son

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

Closing Time.

Closing Time.

(What do You Have in Store ? / The New Abstracts #255)
Lenny Kravitz,
American Woman
Basile Pesso-Toulouse © May 2 015

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The Stone Roses, Love Spreads, 1 994

In the rock/pop field, difficult to do more groovy than what the Stone
Roses did with this second record of theirs, which had been awaited for
years after their first one which had been a massive success (quite
exaggerated to me, in spite of some incredible tunes like I am the
, released in the greatest year of rock ‘n roll History, 1
994, same year than the Blue Album by Weezer, One Hot Minute by the Red
Hot Chili Peppers, Mellow Gold by Beck, Wowee Zowee by Pavement, and so many other stunners.

This one (Second Coming) is austere, without compositions that stand
out, without pop choruses, without evidence. The songs are hard to
differentiate, but the mastery, the long instrumental cavalcades, the
stupendous union of the technical masters are unique.

Bases of
blues in mood ‘n composition except a few songs like Ten Storey Love
, this record is a color rather than any collection of hits. All
over, the feeling of testifying a phenomenon : the guitar quality of
extremely high level of John Squire, who is also a stunning visual

Two records, this one being the last, a stunning success
for such a small discography, and a huge trace let in music History.
Afterwards, the leader Ian Brown never managed to reach the former
level, getting old so soon under the effects of “some substances”.

Basile Pesso, Barcelona, 8 April 2 018, first broadcast then (YWAMag Fb)
The Stone Roses, Love Spreads

90 Years of Madness

90 Years of Madness

(To All Tomorrow’s Parties #140)
, One Step Beyond
Basile Pesso-my BCN © 2 014-First broadcast August 2 014

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