Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Music Revolution

Hi everyone,

Just a quick update to let you know that I have shelved World United Music indefinitely. If I’m able to bring some serious attention to this project in the future, I will certainly return more determined to make a difference because that’s what World United Music has always been about. For the time being, I will be working at World United News where the information demand requires my full attention. I leave music fans with a ton of great music and hope it has helped some of the artists I’ve supported over the past six years. ~ Stewart Brennan

The contents of every music Playlist below can be accessed by clicking on the 3-line square in the top left hand corner of each YouTube Video screen. The Play-lists will automatically stream continuously from whatever point you choose. So sit back and enjoy the music!  

Legends of Rock

Best of 2015 Rock & Alternative

Rock & Alternative – 2010 to 2019 - (552,962 Views)

Soft Rock / Lite Rock – 2010 to 2019 – (461,331 Views)

Folk Rock & Acoustic – 2010 to 2019 – (135,642 Views)

Progressive Rock – 2000 to 2015 – (132,768 Views)

Psychedelic, Alternative Rock, New Wave, Dark Wave – 2000 to 2015 - (48,682 Views)

Hard Rock, Heavy Metal – 2000 to 2015 – (178,475 Views)


Blues – 2000 to 2015 – (366, 313 Views)

Pop Rock & Power Pop – 2000 to 2015 – (52,772 Views)

Southern Rock & Alt Country – 2000 to 2015 – (15,681)

Punk Rock & High Energy Rock n Roll – 2000 to 2015 – (30,803 Views)

New Age Alternative – 1970 to 2015 - (25,802 Views)

Ambient Electronic Dream Pop – 2000 to 2015

Classic, New Age Classic

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Midday Veil

About: Midday Veil

Known for dramatic performances as well as subtle, varied recordings, Seattle experimental rock ensemble Midday Veil combines intense vocals and cosmic synths with hypnotic rock grooves to produce music that rewards careful listening and defies easy categorization.

The band began in 2008 as a collaboration between vocalist and multimedia artist Emily Pothast and classically-trained pianist / analog synth head David Golightly. In early 2009, Midday Veil's sound was catalyzed by the addition of prolific multi-instrumentalist Timm Mason on baritone guitar, bass, and modular synth. Bassist/guitarist Jayson Kochan joined the band in 2011, and in 2012, Garrett Moore replaced original drummer Chris Pollina. Percussionist Sam Yoder has also performed and recorded as a member.

Midday Veil's debut studio album Eyes All Around (2010) and ecstatic improvised cassette releases Subterranean Ritual II (2011) and INTEGRATRON (2012) established the band as a multifaceted entity with roots in synth pop, psychedelic rock and free improvisation. Produced by Randall Dunn and featuring artwork by Robert Beatty, Midday Veil's 2013 studio LP The Current harnessed the experimental intensity of earlier releases with an intensified focus on songcraft. The Current found its way onto a number of year-end lists, including a mention by The Wire as one of the top avant-rock albums of 2013.

In 2014, the band returned to the studio with Randall Dunn to record its third LP (and first with drummer Garrett Moore) This Wilderness, was released in September 2015 on Brooklyn-based label Beyond Beyond is Beyond.

A strong live act, Midday Veil has toured the US regularly since 2009, notably opening for krautrock legends Faust on a Northwest tour in 2012. Festival appearances have included SXSW, Bumbershoot, 35 Denton, Treefort Festival, Hypnotikon Festival, LA Psych Fest and Vancouver Psych Fest.

This Wilderness – (2015)

The Current – (2013)

Integratron – (2012)

Subterranean Ritual II – (2011)

Eyes All Around – (2010)

Subterranean Ritual – (2009)

Empire is No More - Live on KEXP – (Album: This Wilderness – 2015)

Babel - Live on KEXP – (Album: This Wilderness – 2015)

Cages - Live on KEXP – (Album: This Wilderness – 2015)

Great Cold of the Night Live on KEXP – (Album: The Current – 2013)

Midday Veil – Official Website
Midday Veil - Soundcloud
Midday Veil – Last FM
Midday Veil - Songkick
Midday Veil - Facebook
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Midday Veil – Official Store
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Midday Veil - iTunes
Midday Veil - eMusic
Midday Veil - Amazon

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Ghost Ease

About: The Ghost Ease

The Ghost Ease are a Portland-based indie rock trio with a dreamy, slightly aggressive sound influenced by '90s alternative rock/grunge as well as the riot grrrl movement. Their songs are often tense yet calmly paced, but they also ramp up into a spirited punk fury, and are always propelled by the unique vocals of lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Jem Marie.

The group started as a home-recording solo project of Marie in 2010, and became a duo in 2012 when Nsayi Matingou joined on drums. The Ghost Ease recorded their self-titled debut album during winter of 2012 through spring of 2013, engineered and mixed by Joey Binhammer, who also contributed bass to some of the album's songs. Following the album's release on Talking Helps Records, Fabi Reyna became the group's bassist. Lawrence Vidal replaced Reyna in 2014. The trio's 7" EP Quit Yer Job, which featured a brooding cover of M.I.A.'s "Bad Girls," was released by Cabin Games in April of 2015. The Ghost Ease recorded “Raw”, their second album, in Seattle with producer Steve Fisk, and it was co-released by Cabin Games and K Records in September of 2015. ~ Paul Simpson

The Ghost Ease revel within the warm folds of a sort of soft savagery, pin-pricking holes into the fabric of the astral veil, and creating hypnotic, raw opuses by way of heavy guitars, frenzied drums and lilting vocal timbres.

Band Members:

Guitar/Vocals : Jem Marie
Bass : Laurence Vidal
Drums : Nsayi Matingou

Album: Raw – (2015)

EP: Quit Yer Job – (2015)

Album: The Ghost Ease – (2013)

XV - Live @ KEXP – (2015)

Gemini Rise – Live @ KEXP – (2015)

Pareidolia - @ KEXP – (2015)

Struck - @ KEXP – (2015)

Qwi Mai Yab – (EP: Quit Yer Job – 2015)

Gemini Rise – (Album: Raw 2015)

XV – (Album: The Ghost Ease – 2013)

The Ghost Ease – Official Website
The Ghost Ease - Soundcloud
The Ghost Ease – Last FM
The Ghost Ease - Facebook
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The Ghost Ease - YouTube
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The Ghost Ease - iTunes
The Ghost Ease - Amazon

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Awkwards

About: The Awkwards

Keith Watson is a singer-songwriter from Aberdeen Scotland better known as “The Awkwards”. Keith plays a variety of music in the folk music soft rock genres.

“I write mostly acoustic-based songs, do all vocals, play all parts, and record in a home studio.”

Life’s experiences have been the main source of inspiration for Keith’s music since his early youth, so it’s a good bet that you’ll find Keith immersed in his music around the Aberdeen night club scene singing and playing acoustic guitar if he’s not at home working in his studio on a new track…and if you tune into BBC Radio Scotland you might also hear a song of his from time to time.

Some of Keith’s favourite bands are the Shangri-Las, the Velvet Underground, Black Sabbath, the Smiths, and Everything but the wouldn’t know it by the soft vocals, meaningful lyrics and melodic guitar playing that embodies most of Keith’s music, which seems more in common with the likes of Paul Simon and Jim Croce. Either way, listening to Keith’s music is a pleasure and sure to resonate on an emotional level.

Be sure to pick-up Keith’s music on Bandcamp and while you’re at it, drop him a line on Facebook.

Keith Watson Passed Away June 12th, 2017. Here is a video made by his son Stephen in memory... R.I.P. Keith you will be truly missed.

A Haunted House – (2016)

We Are Three – (2015)

More – (2014)

On the Outside Looking In – (2013)

Bruises – (2013)

Moving Day - (2012)

The Last Bus – (2010)

In an Empty Room – (2010)

Into the Night – (2009)

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Friday, November 6, 2015

My Cruel Goro

About: My Cruel Goro

Hailing from Italy and currently based between there and Iceland, My Cruel Goro present their debut eponymous EP, released on 24 August 2015.

FOR LOVERS OF: Ash, Arctic Monkeys, The Fratellis, The Hives and early LIbertines, Dinosaur Jr., Weezer.

There isn’t a more fitting way to announce your band to the Punk Rock scene than with a song called “Clash”, an energetic attitude fitting of praise. ~ Stewart Brennan, World United Music

My Cruel Goro are:

Andrea Maraschi (vocals/guitars/programming)
Andrea Marcellini (bass)
Tommaso Adanti (drums)


Clash – (EP: My Cruel Goro – 2015)

Crapford - (EP: My Cruel Goro – 2015)

My Cruel Goro - Official Website
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Music Legends: Joe Jackson

About: Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson was born on August 11 1954 in Burton-on-Trent, England, but grew up in the South Coast naval port city of Portsmouth.  A skinny, asthmatic kid, he loved books and originally wanted to be a writer.  At age 11, though, he joined a school violin class in order to escape the humiliation of Sports periods in which it was very often him, rather than the ball, which got kicked. Much to his own surprise, he found himself fascinated by music and eagerly studying music theory and history.

A couple of years later, Joe had switched to the piano, mainly because of his new ambition: to be a composer.  His first efforts were pieces for piano and small groups of instruments.  Within a few more years, though, he was writing songs, and leaning more towards the pop world.

At age 16 Joe played his first paying gig, as pianist in a pub next door to a glue factory just outside of Portsmouth.  This was followed by other pub gigs (in which he was often trying to entertain crowds of drunken, bottle-throwing sailors) and accompanying a bouzouki player in a Greek restaurant.

At age 18 Joe won a scholarship to study Composition, Piano, and Percussion at London's Royal Academy of Music.  During the three years he spent there, he broadened his horizons further by working with a Fringe theatre group, studying Jazz with John Dankworth at the Academy and in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and playing in pop cover bands with names like Edward Bear and The Misty Set.  By the time he left the Academy, he was the co-leader and songwriter of Arms and Legs, a proto-punk outfit which released two singles on the MAM label before burning out somewhere around 1976.

Joe then took a detour through the Cabaret world, as pianist and musical director first for the Portsmouth Playboy Club and then for singing duo Koffee N' Kreme.  The main purpose of this was to save money to make demos of his own songs.

By 1978 Joe was living in London and hawking an album-length demo, with his own band (Graham Maby, Bass; Dave Houghton, Drums; Gary Sanford, Guitar) standing by.  That demo  -  already called Look Sharp  - eventually found its way to American producer David Kershenbaum, who was in London in the capacity of talent scout for A&M Records.  Joe was immediately signed and Look Sharp more professionally re-recorded in August '78.  The Joe Jackson Band finally started to play regular gigs and the album was released in January 1979.


Joe Jackson's story up to this point is much more fully, fascinatingly, and hilariously recounted in his book A CURE FOR GRAVITY.  From here on, though, it becomes more a matter of public record. Look Sharp (containing the hit Is She Really Going Out With Him) was followed within a year by the very similar I'm The Man (containing the hit It’s Different For Girls) and in 1980 by the darker, more reggae-influenced Beat Crazy. At the end of 1980, drummer Houghton decided to quit, and Joe decided to dissolve the band and try something new.

In 1981 Jackson recorded Jumpin' Jive, a 'musical vacation' paying tribute to Swing and Jump Blues artists such as Louis Jordan and Cab Calloway.  Returning to songwriting, Joe spent a large chunk of 1982 in New York. The result was Night and Day, a more sophisticated and melodic record built around keyboards and Latin percussion, rather than guitars. With a new guitar-less band, Jackson hit the road for a whole year, and the album became his biggest success, spawning the hit singles Steppin’Out, Breaking Us In Two and Real Men and going platinum in the US. During the tour Joe also somehow found time to write his first film score, for James Bridges' Mike's Murder.  (He would go on to write several more, including most notably for Francis Ford Coppola's Tucker in 1988).

Now based in NYC, Jackson's next album Body and Soul (1984) was in a similar vein to Night and Day but featured a horn section (which, along with the Blue Note-inspired cover art, led many people to wrongly assume he'd made a jazz record). For Big World (1986) Jackson stripped everything down to a 4-piece again, and recorded live, direct to 2-track master. In 1989 he went in the opposite direction with the majestic, semi-autobiographical Blaze of Glory, and toured with an 11-piece band.  Laughter and Lust (1991) was more like a mainstream (though still idiosyncratic) rock record, but yet another lengthy world tour left Jackson exhausted and at a creative dead end. As he sees it, his workaholic phase  -  which also included several film scores, a live album (Live 1980-86), an instrumental album (Will Power, 1987), guest appearances with Suzanne Vega, Ruben Blades and Joan Armatrading, and endless touring  -  was over.


Joe's work during the rest of the 1990s was his most challenging and eclectic: the gentle, soul-searching Night Music (1994), the ambitious and original song-cycle based on the Seven Deadly Sins, Heaven and Hell (1997), and the album Joe considers his most underrated, Night and Day II (2000). The turn of the century saw a burst of creativity: Jackson won his first Grammy (Best Pop Instrumental Album for the non-traditional, non-orchestral Symphony No.1) and published his book A Cure For Gravity. Described by Joe as not an autobiography but ‘a book abut music thinly disguised as a memoir’, it was well-reviewed and has been translated into German and Dutch.


In 2003 Jackson astonished everyone, including himself, by re-forming the original Joe Jackson Band for a stunning new album, Volume 4, and a lengthy tour. The reunion was always intended as a one-off, but it also produced a live album, Afterlife, in 2004.

By this time Jackson was living mostly back in London. He made quite a few solo appearances, including on an unusual triple-bill tour with Todd Rundgren and the string quartet Ethel. He sang and played piano on Rickie Lee Jones' It's Like That and William Shatner's Has Been (produced, arranged and co-written by Ben Folds). He made his first film appearance, as a pub pianist, in The Greatest Game Ever Played, which also features some of his music. He was also awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Music and an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Portsmouth. 

Around this time Joe started working with writer Raymond Hardie and director Judy Dolan on Stoker, a musical theatre project about Bram Stoker, the creator of Dracula. Though Stoker has been workshopped, performed a couple of times for small invited audiences, and attracted a lot of interest from theatre companies around the world, it has yet to find the backing for a fully-staged production.

In 2006 Joe turned his attention back to pure songwriting and did a short Trio tour with Graham Maby and Dave Houghton. Having failed to happily re-establish himself in London, he moved to Berlin, where his next album Rain was recorded in 2007. Consisting of ten powerful, timeless new songs, Rain creates a surprisingly epic sound with just voices, piano, bass and drums. The trio toured for the next three years, and played more shows than any other J J lineup, including Joe’s first visits to Mexico, Israel, Croatia, the Czech Republic, South Africa and Turkey. A live album, Live Music, was released in 2011.


Joe Jackson’s most recent project is a tribute to one of his greatest musical heroes, Duke Ellington. The Duke is an often radical re-interpretation of fifteen Ellington classics, arranged into ten tracks, and featuring an eclectic roster of guest artists including Iggy Pop, Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson and other members of The Roots, Sharon Jones, Steve Vai, and jazz violin star Regina Carter, who joined Joe on the subsequent tour.

Jackson is currently living in Berlin but returns frequently to both New York and Portsmouth. He just released his latest album "Fast Forward" in Oct., 2015.

Fast Forward – (Album: Fast Forward – 2015)

Ode to Joy - (Album: Fast Forward – 2015)

A Little Smile - (Album: Fast Forward – 2015)

On Your Radio – (WFUV Studios Live – Oct 2015)

A Little Smile – Live @Front & Center - Oct 2015 - (Album: Fast Forward – 2015)

Joe Jackson Interview on “Insight Germany” TV 2012

Elliot Scheiner records "The Duke" with Joe Jackson 2012

Joe Jackson and Iggy Pop - It Don't Mean a Thing – (Album: Duke – 2012)

Joe Jackson Live @ The Olympia, Paris (Full Concert) 2012

The Uptown Train – Live in Rotterdam 2008 - (Album: Rain – 2008)

Rush Across the Road - (Album: Rain – 2008)

Solo (So Low) - (Album: Rain – 2008)

Citizen Sane – (Album: Rain – 2008)

Still Alive – (Album: Volume 4 – 2003)

Hell of a Town – (Album: Night and Day II – 2000)

Love Got Lost – Featuring Marianne Faithfull - (Album: Night and Day II – 2000)

Why / Glamour and Pain - (Album: Night and Day II – 2000)

Slow Movement – (Album: Symphony No 1 – 1999)

The Man Who Wrote Danny Boy – (Album: Night Music – 1994)

Nocturne No 3 - (Album: Night Music – 1994)

Oh Well – Peter Green cover Live in Sydney 1991 – (Album: Laughter and Lust – 1991)

Goin’ Downtown – (Album: Laughter and Lust – 1991)

Drowning - (Album: Laughter and Lust – 1991)

Rant and Rave Live in Sydney 1991 – (Album: Blaze of Glory – 1989)

Down to London – (Album: Blaze of Glory – 1989)

Me and You – (Album: Blaze of Glory – 1989)

Nineteen Forever - (Album: Blaze of Glory – 1989)

Acropolis Now - (Album: Blaze of Glory – 1989)

Sentimental Thing - (Album: Blaze of Glory – 1989)

Solitude – (Album: Will Power – 1987)

Right & Wrong – Live @ The Roundabout Theatre NYC 1986 - (Album: Big World – 1986)

Wild West - (Album: Big World – 1986)

Home Town – (Album: Big World – 1986)

Shanghai Sky – Live in Tokyo 1986 - (Album: Big World – 1986)

Joe Jackson Live in Tokyo 1986 (Full Concert)

You Can’t Get What You Want – Live 1988 – (Album: Body & Soul - 1984)

Be My Number Two – (Album: Body & Soul - 1984)

Memphis – (Album / Movie Soundtrack: Mike’s Murder – 1983)

Steppin’ Out – (Album: Night & Day – 1982)

Breaking Us in Two – (Album: Night & Day - 1982)

Is She Really Going Out with Him – Live @ Hatfield College Jan 1980 - (Album: Look Sharp – 1979)

Fools in Love - Live @ Rockpalast Cologne Germany 1980 - (Album: Look Sharp – 1979)

I’m the Man - (Album: I’m the Man – 1979)

It’s Different for Girls - (Album: I’m the Man – 1979)

On Your Radio – (Album: I’m the Man – 1979)

Sunday Papers – Live BBC – 1979 – (Album: Look Sharp – 1979)

Throw it Away - (Album: Look Sharp – 1979)

Baby Stick Around - (Album: Look Sharp – 1979)

Look Sharp - (Album: Look Sharp – 1979)

Joe Jackson LINKS:

Official Website
Last FM
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Friday, October 30, 2015

Legends of Rock: Eric Burdon

About: Eric Burdon

Eric Victor Burdon (born 11 May 1941) is an English singer-songwriter best known as a member and vocalist of rock band the Animals and the funk band, War and for his aggressive stage performance. He was ranked 57th in Rolling Stone's list The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

The Animals

Burdon was lead singer of the Animals, formed during 1962 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The original band was the Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo, which formed in 1958; they became The Animals shortly after Burdon joined the band. The Animals combined electric blues with rock and in the USA were one of the leading bands of the British Invasion. Along with the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Hollies, the Dave Clark Five, and the Kinks, the group introduced British music and fashion. Burdon's powerful voice can be heard on the Animals' singles "The House of the Rising Sun", "Sky Pilot", "Monterey", "I'm Crying", "Boom Boom", "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", "Bring It On Home to Me", "Baby Let Me Take You Home", "It's My Life", "We Gotta Get out of This Place", "Don't Bring Me Down", and "See See Rider".

By late 1966, the other original members, including keyboardist Alan Price, had left. Burdon has often attributed the disintegration of the band to conflict with Price, specifically that Price had claimed sole rights and ownership to “House of the Rising Sun.” Burdon and drummer Barry Jenkins reformed the group as Eric Burdon and The Animals. This more psychedelic incarnation featured future Family member John Weider and was sometimes called Eric Burdon and the New Animals. Keyboardist Zoot Money joined during 1968 until they split up in 1969. This group's hits included the ballad "San Franciscan Nights", the grunge–heavy metal-pioneering "When I Was Young", "Monterey", the anti-Vietnam anthem "Sky Pilot", and the progressive cover of "Ring of Fire".

In 1975, the original Animals reunited and recorded an album called Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted, released in 1977 and overlooked due to the dawning of punk. In May 1983, The Animals reunited with their original line-up and released the album Ark on 16 June 1983, along with the singles "The Night" and "Love Is For All Time". A world tour followed, and the concert at Wembley Arena, London, recorded on 31 December 1983, was released in 1984 as Rip it to Shreds. Their concert at the Royal Oak Theatre in April 1984 was released in 2008 as Last Live Show; the band members were augmented by Zoot Money, Nippy Noya, Steve Gregory, and Steve Grant. The original Animals broke up for the last time at the end of 1984.


During 1969, while living in San Francisco, Burdon joined forces with Californian funk rock band War. In April 1970, the resulting album created was entitled, Eric Burdon Declares "War", which produced the singles "Spill the Wine" and "Tobacco Road".

A two-disc set entitled “The Black-Man's Burdon”, was released later in September 1970. The singles from the double album, "Paint It, Black" and "They Can't Take Away Our Music", had moderate success during 1971. During this time Burdon collapsed on the stage during a concert caused by an asthma attack, and War continued the tour without him.

In 1976, a compilation album, Love Is All Around, released by ABC Records, included recordings of Eric Burdon with War doing a live version of "Paint it, Black" and a cover of The Beatles song "A Day in the Life." The band also featured ex-NFL star Deacon Jones who coined the term "quarterback sack" and sang on the band's 1975 song "Why Can't We Be Friends?"

Eric Burdon and War were reunited for the first time in 37 years, to perform an Eric Burdon & War reunion at the concert at the Royal Albert Hall London on 21 April 2008. The concert coincided with a major reissue campaign by Rhino Records (UK), which released all the War albums including Eric Burdon Declares "War" and The Black-Man's Burdon.

Solo Career

Burdon began a solo career in 1971 with the Eric Burdon Band, continuing with a hard rock–heavy metal–funk style. In August 1971, he recorded the album Guilty! which featured the blues shouter Jimmy Witherspoon, and also Ike White of the San Quentin Prison Band. In 1973, the band performed at the Reading Festival and in 1974 they travelled to New York City. At the end of 1974, the band released the album Sun Secrets and this was followed by the album Stop in 1975. Burdon moved to Germany in 1977 and recorded the album Survivor with a line-up including guitarist Alexis Korner and keyboardist Zoot Money; the album also had a line-up of four guitarists and three keyboard players and is known for its interesting album cover, which depicts Burdon screaming. The album was produced by former Animal's bassist Chas Chandler. The original release included a booklet of illustrated lyrics done in ink by Burdon himself.

In May 1978, he recorded the album Darkness Darkness at the Roundwood House in County Laois, Republic of Ireland, using Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio and featuring guitarist and vocalist Bobby Tench from the Jeff Beck Group, who had left Streetwalkers a few months before. The album was eventually released in 1980. During January 1979, Burdon changed his band for a tour taking in Hamburg, Germany, and the Netherlands.

On 28 August 1982, "The Eric Burdon Band" including Red Young (keyboards) performed at the Rockpalast Open Air Concert in Lorelei, Germany. Following this Burdon toured heavily with his solo project from March 1984 to March 1985, taking in UK, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Canada and Australia. In 1986, Burdon published his autobiography entitled I Used To Be An Animal, But I'm Alright Now.

In March 1979, he played a concert in Cologne and changed the band's name to "Eric Burdon's Fire Department", whose line-up included backing vocalist Jackie Carter of Silver Convention, Bertram Engel of Udo Lindenberg's "Panik Orchester" and Jean-Jaques Kravetz. In mid 1980, they recorded the album The Last Drive. "Eric Burdon's Fire Department" toured Europe with this line-up and Paul Millins and Louisiana Red made special appearances in Spain and Italy. By December 1980, the band had broken up.

In April 1981, Christine Buschmann began to film Comeback with Burdon as the star. They created a new "Eric Burdon Band" whose line-up included Louisiana Red, Tony Braunagle, John Sterling and Snuffy Walden. This band recorded live tracks in Los Angeles. They also recorded in Berlin with another line-up, the only remaining member being John Sterling. In September 1981, the final scenes of Comeback were shot in the Berlin Metropole and Burdon and his band continued to tour through Australia and North America. A studio album titled Comeback was released in 1982. The 1983 album Power Company also included songs recorded during the Comeback project.

In 1988, he put together a band with 15 musicians including Andrew Giddings – keyboards, Steve Stroud – bass, Adrian Sheppard – drums, Jamie Moses – guitar and four backing vocalists to record the album I Used To Be An Animal in Malibu, in the United States. In 1990, Eric Burdon's cover version of "Sixteen Tons" was used for the film Joe Versus the Volcano. The song, which played at the beginning of the film, was also released as a single. He also recorded the singles "We Gotta Get out of this Place" with Katrina & The Waves and "No Man's Land" with Tony Carey and Anne Haigis. Later in 1990, he had a small line-up of an Eric Burdon Band featuring Jimmy Zavala (sax and harmonica), Dave Meros(bass), Jeff Naideau (keyboards), Thom Mooney (drums) and John Sterling (guitar) before he began a tour with The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and they appeared at a concert from Ventura Beach, California, which was released as a DVD on 20 June 2008.

On 13 April 2004, he released a "comeback" album, My Secret Life, which was his first album with new recordings for 16 years. When John Lee Hooker died in 2001, Burdon had written the song "Can't Kill the Boogieman" the co-writers of the songs, on the album, were Tony Braunagel and Marcelo Nova. In 2005, they released a live album, Athens Traffic Live, with special DVD bonus material and a bonus studio track and disbanded in November 2005. He began a short touring as "The Blues Knights".

On 27 January 2006, he released his blues–R&B album Soul of a Man. This album was dedicated to Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker. The cover of the album was a picture which was sent to Burdon a few years before. Burdon then formed a new band, with the following members: Red Young (keyboards), Paula O'Rourke (bass), Eric McFadden (guitar), Carl Carlton (guitar), and Wally Ingram (drums). They also performed at the Lugano Festival and in 2007 he toured as the headlining act of the "Hippiefest" line-up, produced and hosted by Country Joe McDonald.

Burdon, at 71, recorded an E.P. with Cincinnati garage band the Greenhornes called, simply, Eric Burdon & the Greenhornes. The album was recorded at an all-analogue recording studio, and released on 23 November 2012 as part of Record Store Day's "Black Friday."

In 2013, Eric Burdon came out with a new album called, “Til Your River Runs Dry”. The lead single off the album was called, "Water" and was inspired by a conversation he had with former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev.

Other Associations:

In 1991, Burdon and Brian Auger formed the "Eric Burdon – Brian Auger Band" with the following line-up: Eric Burdon – vocals, Brian Auger – keyboards, vocals, Dave Meros – bass, vocals, Don Kirkpatrick – guitar, vocals, and Paul Crowder – drums, vocals. By 1992, Larry Wilkins replaced Kirkpatrick and Karma Auger (Brian's son) replaced Crowder and in 1993 they added Richard Reguria (percussion). The live album Access All Areas was then released. In 1994 the "Eric Burdon – Brian Auger Band" disbanded. Burdon then formed the "Eric Burdon's i Band". The line-up included Larry Wilkins, Dean Restum (guitar), Dave Meros (bass) and Mark Craney (drums).

In 1995, Burdon made a guest appearance with Bon Jovi, singing "It's My Life"/"We Gotta Get out of This Place" medley at the Hall of Fame. He also released the album Lost Within the Halls of Fame, with past tracks and re-recordings of some songs from I Used to be an Animal. In October 1996, Aynsley Dunbar replaced Craney on drums. The Official Live Bootleg was recorded in 1997 and in May that year Larry Wilkins died of cancer. He also released the compilations Soldier of Fortune and I'm Ready which featured recordings from the 1970s and 1980s.

In 2000, he recorded the song "Power to the People" together with Ringo Starr and Billy Preston for the motion picture “Steal This Movie!”. On 11 May 2001, the Animals were inducted into the Rock Walk of Fame on Burdon's 60th birthday. On 3 March 2002, the live album Live in Seattle was recorded. Ex-War member Lee Oskar made a guest appearance on the album. In 2003 he made a guest appearance on the album Joyous in the City of Fools by the Greek rock band Pyx Lax, singing lead vocal on "Someone Wrote 'Save me' On a Wall".

In 2001, his second critically acclaimed memoir, "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," written with author/filmmaker J. Marshall Craig, was released in the US, followed by editions in Greece, Germany and Australia; it covers the British Invasion, moving to Los Angeles and Palm Springs, and various anecdotes about Rock and Roll stardom.

On 7 June 2008, Burdon performed at the memorial service of Bo Diddley in Gainesville, Florida. During July and August 2008, Burdon appeared as the headline act of the "Hippiefest". He also recorded the single "For What It's Worth" with Carl Carlton and Max Buskohl.

On 12 November 2008, Rolling Stone ranked Eric Burdon No. 57 on the list of the 100 Greatest Singers of all Time. On 22 January 2009 he first performed with his new band, including keyboardist Red Young, guitarist Rick Hirsch, bass player Jack Bryant and drummer Ed Friedland. For a few months he was sick and did not perform except in the United States. On 26 June, he began his European tour. The band included Red Young (keyboards), Billy Watts (guitar), Terry Wilson (bass), Brannen Temple (drums) and Georgia Dagaki (cretan lyra). The tour ended on 7 August.

On Monday 28 January 2013, Eric Burdon made a rare appearance performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, backed by the Roots. Fallon hyped Burdon's current album, 'Til Your River Runs Dry.

On Tuesday 23 July 2013, Eric was a guest on stage with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band at Cardiff Millennium Stadium, performing "We Gotta Get Out of This Place."

In August 2013, he toured with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo.


The sound of The Animals influenced many Britpop, alternative rock and power pop groups as well as the bands Deep Purple, The Black Crowes, The Hives, Grand Funk Railroad, MC5, The White Stripes and his voice has been highly respected by many singers such as Jim Morrison, Robert Plant, Tom Petty, David Johansen, Joe Cocker, Bruce Springsteen, Ian Hunter, Ryan Adams, Julian Thome, Jack White, John Mellencamp and Dan Zanes.


The Animals

1964 - The Animals
1965 - The Animals on Tour
1965 - Animal Tracks
1966 - Animalisms
1977 - Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted
1983 - Ark

Eric Burdon & The Animals

1967 - Eric Burdon & The Animals
1967 - Winds of Change
1968 - The Twain Shall Meet
1968 - Every One of Us
1968 - Love Is

Eric Burdon & War

1970 - Eric Burdon Declares "War"
1970 - The Black-Man's Burdon (double album)
1976 - Love Is All Around – 1976, No. 140 US

Eric Burdon & Jimmy Witherspoon

1971 - Guilty! (Re-released in 1976 as "Black & White Blues")

The Eric Burdon Band

1974 - Sun Secrets
1975 - Stop
1982 - Comeback

Eric Burdon

1977 - Survivor
1980 - Darkness Darkness
1980 - The Last Drive
1983 - Power Company
1988 - I Used To Be An Animal
1995 - Lost Within the Halls of Fame
2004 - My Secret Life
2006 - Soul of a Man
2008 - Mirage
2012 - Eric Burdon & The Greenhornes
2013 - 'Til Your River Runs Dry

Live Albums:

1965 – In The Beginning
1973 – The Animals with Sonny Boy Williamson
1984 – Rip It To Shreds: Greatest Hits Live, No. 195 in US
1985 – That's Live
1993 – Access All Areas
1996 – Eric Burdon Live
1998 – Live at the Roxy
2000 – The Official Live Bootleg #1
2000 – The Official Live Bootleg #2
2001 – The Official Live Bootleg 2000
2002 – Live in Seattle 2002
2005 – Athens Traffic Live
2009 – Live 17th October 1974

Eric Burdon – 2000 to 2019

Eric Burdon – 1980 to 1999

Eric Burdon – 1960 to 1979

Eric Burdon through the Years – (Live)

Eric Burdon Interviews through the Years

Eric Burdon LINKS:

Official Website



Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Marlon Williams

About: Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams is an award winning singer-songwriter from town of Lyttelton, New Zealand.

He released his debut solo album to critical acclaim in April, charting at 4 in New Zealand, and 31 in Australia in its opening week. The album has been called “captivating” by Rolling Stone, “a revelation” by Metro Magazine and “wonderfully accomplished” by the New Zealand Herald in a 5-star review. It has also featured on countless ‘Best of the Year So Far’ lists including Double J, Fasterlouder, Herald Sun, The Music and Timber & Steel

Williams’ sold out album release tour in June/July, including an epic hometown show at the 1300-capacity Theatre Royal in Christchurch. Performing with his band The Yarra Benders, the Sydney Morning Herald review glowed “what a terrific show. Fun and funny, sad and blue, it had flashes of modernity amid vast swathes of history and offered up the promise of a future completely unpredictable and completely watchable”.

Williams will spend 2015 touring the album in Australia and NZ, acting in several film and TV roles, and touring North America, UK and Europe before he releases the album internationally in early 2016.

With one of the purest voices in modern music, and the charisma and individuality to match it, the world is about to discover Marlon Williams.


Marlon Williams grew up singing in the Christchurch cathedral choir, before his punk rock dad turned him onto country music in his teens.

He founded The Unfaithful Ways at 17, with his high school friends and their science teacher, and quickly gained national attention, playing the Big Day Out, touring with Band of Horses and Justin Townes Earle, and picking up a Critics Choice award nomination at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards for their debut album Free Rein.

Williams met acclaimed country singer Delaney Davidson in 2011, and the pair began performing as a duo. Over two years they released three volumes of the series, Sad But True: The Secret History Of Country Music Songwriting, garnering critical acclaim, including the New Zealand country song and country album of the year in 2013.

Relocating to Melbourne in mid-2013, Williams began performing solo around town and built a cult following playing a residency at local venue the Yarra Hotel. The buzz built nationally in 2014, with major festival and television appearances leading to sold out tours of Australia and New Zealand.

He released his debut solo album in April 2015 to critical acclaim, and will spend the year touring internationally alongside film and TV appearances.


“Picks his marks and hits them…captivating” Rolling Stone

“…his voice soars to the heavens and plucks at the heartstrings.” The Australian

“One of the most impressive country records this year” Tonedeaf

“At times impossibly fun, at others bone-achingly beautiful; Marlon Williams has delivered a gem” The Music

“The whole record is remarkable…” Music Feeds

“…sublime” Herald Sun

“Williams is also a singular artist who mimics none of his heroes, and has forged his own musical path” New Zealand Herald

“Williams’ combination of youthful enthusiasm, old-soul wisdom, and solid songwriting makes this debut a wonderfully accomplished record which justifies the hype he is getting” New Zealand Herald

“It’s a revelation: an album that will still be listened to and enjoyed a decade hence” Metro Magazine
“Marlon Williams solo debut is so effortlessly great…” Metro Magazine

“A big part of his charm is that voice, which almost single-handedly brings back the type of emotive yet eloquent crooning touched on by both Tim Buckley and his son Jeff, but which hasn’t really been done the way it needs to be done since those first crooners of rock and roll, those bedevilled songs of Bing like Elvis Presley and especially Roy Orbison” Metro Magazine

“Well, I have something to say. Do yourself a favour and buy this album. Buy it now, because it might just be one of the best country/folk/alternative/whatever-you-want-to-categorise-it records you listen to all year!” Speaker TV

Marlon Williams has one of the richest voices you’ll hear anywhere in New Zealand.” Sunday Star Times

Though this solo debut has been a long time coming he has built a strong reputation as a live performer across Australia and New Zealand, and that experience has filtered through on this superb album that never falters or loses its sense of wonderment across its thirty-five minutes” UTR

“Sorry, New Zealand – in the grand tradition of Crowded House, Sam Neill and Russell Crowe, Australia will be claiming Marlon Williams as our own. After all, the Lyttelton-born singer resides in Melbourne now, and really, he’s just that good, we’re having him” The Age

striking poise and unique polish” Mess & Noise

One of New Zealand’s finest musical exports” Renowned For Sound


2011 – Free Rein by The Unfaithful Ways
2012 – Sad But True Vol 1 by Delaney Davidson & Marlon Williams
2013 – Sad But True Vol 3 by Delaney Davidson & Marlon Williams
2014 – Strange Things (Single) – Marlon Williams
2014 – Dark Child (Single) – Marlon Williams
2015 – Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders – Hello Miss Lonesome (Live - 2015)

Hello Miss Lonesome – (Album: Marlon Williams – Feb. 2015)

Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders - Portrait of a Man (Screamin' Jay Hawkins cover)

Strange Things - (Live on Radio NZ - 2015)

Lonely Side of Her – (Live @ The Black Bear Lodge – 2015)

Everyone’s Got Something to Say - (Live on Radio NZ - 2015)

Strange Things – (2014 Single) - (Album: Marlon Williams – Feb. 2015)

Dark Child – (2014 Single)

The State Hospital – (Love on RocKwiz TV – 2014)

Ballad of Minnie Dean – (Balcony TV – 2013)

Marlon Williams – Official Website
Marlon Williams - Soundcloud
Marlon Williams - Wikipedia
Marlon Williams - Facebook
Marlon Williams - Twitter
Marlon Williams - YouTube
Marlon Williams - iTunes
Marlon Williams – Amazon (Vinyl)
Marlon Williams - Bandcamp

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