Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Midnight Hour #19 - Nick Lowe - Making songs his own

In an interview for Vanity Fair five years ago, Nick Lowe had this to say about songwriting: “The trick is to listen to it. And when it’s finished, it’s like it’s somebody else’s song”.

If like us you have been following Nick’s career for a good while you’ll know that in addition to his own excellent material he regularly records cover versions, selecting and arranging carefully so that when finished, the song sounds like he wrote it, the exact opposite to his songwriting trick, but just as hard to do well - he always does. This Midnight Hour presents a good number of other peoples tunes Nick has covered over the years, sprinkling soul and pop amidst rockabilly and country.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Midnight Hour #18 - Glad To Be Back

Happily restored to the web, with shiny new equipment thanks to the vinyl that's flown off our shelves since Christmas, there's a different format for these posts.  We will be putting Spotify mixes together regularly from now on, starting with this set that includes gems from Al Green, Ry Cooder, Kevin Ayers, Joe Tex, Sarah Vaughan & Hattie Littles.