* Hi there! A blog just for my own pleasure and hopefully yours as well. I love music and it's an important part of my life. This is a survey of all the records i have. In involuntary order. From modern classic to rock to industrial and all in between. I show the sleeves and 2 favourite tracks of the record. Enjoy! *

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Sound * From the lions mouth

I still remember my first concert from The Sound, after this record came out. I'll never forget it because it started in a strange way. It was in the old youth-center concerthall in Arnhem. The legendary Stokvishal, gone for years now. I was with my love and a friend of ours. The friend had smoked for the first time some weed and he was a bit afraid because the concerthall was very crowded. At some time he was picking flowers from the concrete floor. ;-) And he thought he was walking on high boots filled with blood. :-S So i had to calm him down in which i succeeded luckily.
Then the concert begins and it was fantastic! Within a short time the crowd was singing, dancing, jumping. Everybody felt connected so it seemed, it was one big party full of joy! And when they started the number 'Winning', the roof went off!! (is that a good english expression?) As i said befor; i will never forget this concert.
The singer/guitarist Adrian Borland was a bit shy, but a very charming personality. The songs of The Sound are melancholic with despair but also hope. They refused to become more commercial (luckily!) but that's one of the reasons the band never had a break through. They never got the recognition they deserved.
Adrian Borland suffered from depression and in 1999 he committed suicide.
More information you can find here.

You can find all the numbers of this record HERE.

THE SOUND * From the lions mouth * Korova Recording 1981
  • Winning
  • Sense of purpose
  • Contact the fact
  • Skeletons
  • Judgement
  • Fatal flaw
  • Possession
  • The fire
  • Silent air
  • New dark age

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Eartha Kitt * That bad Eartha

I love the strange, sexy voice of Eartha Kitt very much. Her songs contain feminity, sexuality and naughty humour. In the fifties she had a hot and sexy Santa Claus song and in the 60ties she became famous as Catwoman in the Batman series. Director Orspon Welles called her 'The most exciting woman in the world'.
Her official website.

My 2 favourite songs:

Eartha Kitt * That bad Eartha RCA Records 1957
  • I want to be evil
  • C'est si bon
  • Angelitos negros
  • Avril au Portugal (the whisp'ring serenade)
  • Let's do it
  • My heart belogs to daddy
  • Uska Dara - A Turkish tale
  • African lullaby
  • Mountain high, valley low
  • Lilac wine (Dance me a song)
  • Under the bridges of Paris (Sur les ponts de Paris)
  • Smoke gets in your eyes
You can hear all the songs on my playlist here.