It was a great chance to celebrate some live music myself and others have enjoyed over recent days and weeks. The previous night I enjoyed watching Procol Harem at the Shepherds Bush Empire on the 50th Anniversary of the release of ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’. I enjoyed playing a wonderful live version of it, as well as playing ‘Spoonman’ by Soundgarden- remembering another great gig at the Empire back in 1994, a ‘secret’ event, launching the Superunknown album.
The live version of Whiter Shade of Pale I played was suggested to me by my friend Yinka while I was telling him I went. His band Sabatta had played a gig in Luton on their current mini tour and it was great to play an old classic by them.
Staying on the live music theme, I played a song from the latest ‘Jocelyn EP‘ by Playing House, remembering a wonderful recent tour with them I had the pleasure of joining over 10 dates around the UK promoting the launch. They’re really talented and play a great style of pop music, with really well written and crafted songs. They played in many cities around the UK and were well received everywhere.
Other recent live shows of bands I played included Monster Truck, Helmet and The National. Also, a few days ago Leftfield played at the Brixton Academy and some of my friends reported a wonderful time was had.
Also during the show I celebrated the life of Elyse Steinman of Raging Slab who sadly passed away on March 30th and shared more of my recent exploration of the ‘doom metal’ genre with great examples by Pallbearer, Khemmis and Yuri Gagarin.
You can listen to the show again here:
Here is the playlist for 14th May 2017
1. Soundgarden – Spoonman (Superunknown – 1994)
2. Monster Truck – Seven Seas Blues (The Brown EP – 2011)
3. Whale – I Miss Me (We Care – 1995)
4. Helmet – FBLA II (Meantime -1992)
5. Raging Slab – Laughin’ And Cryin’ (Dynamite Boogie Concert – 1993)
6. Aerosmith – Mama Kin (Aerosmith – 1973)
7. Sabatta – Emperor’s New Clothes (Emperor’s New Clothes – 2008)
8. Playing House – Jelly Legs (Jocelyn – 2017)
9. Procol Harum – Whiter Shade Of Pale (Live in Denmark – 2006)
10. Jets to Brazil – Autumn Walker (Perfecting Loneliness – 2002)
11. Downset – Together (Check Your People – 1995)
12. Khemmis – The Bereaved (Absolution – 2015)
13. Pallbearer – Fear and Fury (Fear and Fury – 2016)
14. Yuri Gagarin – The Big Rip (Yuri Gagarin – 2014 Remix)
15. The National – Available (Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers – 2003)
16. The Breeders – Cannonball (Last Splash – 1993)
17. Asia – Heat Of The Moment (Asia – 1982)
18. Leftfield – Release The Pressure (Leftism – 1995)
19. Vibrasphere – Forever Imaginary (Exploring The Tributaries – 2007)
20. Hillsong United – Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) (Live – 2014)