I don’t care that the year isn’t half through, Devin Townsend’s crowd funded Casualties of Cool is my album of the year for 2014.
When Kurt Cobain committed suicide in a Seattle suburb 20 years ago, the idea of the 27 Club entered the public consciousness. “I told him not to join that stupid club,” his mother said at the time of death, and the quote was subsequently picked up and distributed worldwide by the Associated Press.
Rocking. Would have preferred no percussion à la early Apocalyptica but that’s just personal preference.
That old Tennessee Ernie Ford classic updated as a techno-blues rocker.
A huge clown absolutely killing the Ray Charles classic, never mind that ridiculously good physical delivery on top of it.
Puddles Pity Party a.k.a. Big Mike Grier
Carlo Gesualdo (Venosa, 8 March 1560 – Gesualdo, 8 September 1613), also known as Gesualdo da Venosa (Gesualdo from Venosa), Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza, was an Italian nobleman, lutenist, composer and murderer.
As a composer of the late Renaissance, he is remembered for writing intensely expressive madrigals and sacred music that use a chromatic language not heard again until the late 19th century.