Friday, April 26, 2019

issues with advertising links in blog posts


Due to technical difficulties with advertising links in posts on this and my other music blogs, I will be discontinuing using these for all future posts. I am also updating links for previous posts as and when I have time and also on request. If you want a specific post link updated, please email direct through the "contact" page on this blog. 

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Baby Driver...music from the motion picture...by various artists


Award-winning producer and artist, Danger Mouse, has curated the soundtrack for Edgar Wright's highly anticipated film, Baby Driver. The soundtrack for the music-heavy film boasts 30 multi-genre tunes in total, including 29 rare tracks and deep cuts, as well as one original song created by Danger Mouse specifically for Baby Driver. The new song is "Chase Me", by Danger Mouse featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi. 




The film is written and directed by Edgar Wright. Baby Driver tells the story of Baby, a talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.




Friday, April 5, 2019

The Future Is Unwritten Joe Strummer.....original soundtrack album


A wild mix of Clash and solo cuts as well as some of Joe's favourite tunes he played on his BBC radio show. Fun to hear Joe Strummer as a DJ. A very good romp through the musical influences that Joe absorbed through his life. Joe's narration explains many of the songs' relevance and you get a good idea of all that went in to influencing the Clash and the Mescalero's music.

This music has roots in Americana, rock and Caribbean music and moves along nicely for an excellent listen any time. Joe acts as the DJ, speaking little introductions to various songs by other artists ranging all over the map. Some of the intros are outtakes, like when he first met Mick Jones he thought he looked like Woody Woodpecker. Others are more like actual introductions.

It is great to listen to this album from start to end on a road trip or at work or something, because it moves through distinct moods, stays interesting all the time, like a great radio station of some forgotten era when there was such a thing.