Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Live: Coldplay, Eels, Syd Barret, Butthole Surfers

Like a supernova, Roger "Syd" Barrett burned briefly and brightly, leaving an indelible mark upon psychedelic and progressive rock as the founder and original singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist of Pink Floyd. Barrett was responsible for most of their brilliant first album, 1967's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, but left and/or was fired from the band in early 1968 after his erratic behavior had made him too difficult to deal with (he appears on a couple tracks on their second album, A Saucerful of Secrets). Such was his stature within the original lineup that few observers thought the band could survive his departure; in fact, the original group's management decided to keep Syd on and leave the rest of the band to their own devices. Pink Floyd never recaptured the playful humor and mad energy of their work with Barrett.

Syd Barret - Live & Rare

Although marketed as a band, the leader and focus of alt-rockers Eels is undeniably singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist E (real name Mark Oliver Everett). The Eels became known to a global audience when their first album, 'Beautiful Freak' was released on 30th July 1996. Since than the group released 5 more albums. Their latest release was 2005's Blinking Lights and Other Revelations, an ambitious double album including 33 songs.

Eels - Live in M√ľnich 01-06-05

The official Butthole Surfers page contains a number of live bootlegs that can be downloaded for free.

Butthole Surfers - Bootlegs

There is no much to tell about Coldplay that you already don't know. The London-based post-britpop/alternative band, well known for their rock melodies and introspective lyrics, grown into one of the most popular british acts of all the time.

Coldplay - Live @ Riverband 09-08-05

Bonus:
Planet Funk - Non Zero Sumness
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Popular Music Albums
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Mike Patton, Dalek, etc.
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Death From Above 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm A Machine
Kanye West - Late Registration
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