Friday, November 25, 2005

Beck - Live On KCRW + The Cranberries Live

One of the most inventive and eclectic figures to emerge from the '90s alternative revolution, Beck was the epitome of postmodern chic in an era obsessed with junk culture. Drawing upon a kaleidoscope of influences -- pop, folk, psychedelia, hip-hop, country, blues, R&B, funk, indie rock, noise rock, experimental rock, jazz, lounge, Brazilian music -- Beck created a body of work that was wildly unpredictable, vibrantly messy, and bursting with ideas. The presented is an early Beck appearance at KCRW from 1993.

Beck - Live On KCRW 07-07-93

Combining the melodic jangle of post-Smiths indie-guitar pop with the lilting, trance-inducing sonic textures of late-'80s dream pop and adding a slight Celtic tint, the Cranberries became one of the more successful groups to emerge from the pre-Brit-pop U.K. indie scene of the early '90s. Led by vocalist Dolores O'Riordan, whose keening, powerful voice is the most distinctive element of the group's sound, the group initially made little impact in the United Kingdom. It wasn't until the lush ballad "Linger" became an American hit in 1993 that the band also achieved mass success in the U.K. Following the success of "Linger," the Cranberries quickly became international stars, as both their 1993 debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We, and its 1994 follow-up, No Need to Argue, sold millions of copies and produced a string of hit singles. By the time of their third album, 1996's To the Faithful Departed, the group had added distorted guitars to its sonic palette and attempted to make more socially significant music, which resulted in a downturn in the band's commercial fortunes. In 1999, the group released Bury the Hatchet.

Cranberries - Live

The OffSpring - Albums
System Of A Down - Hypnotize
Epica - We Will Take You With Us
Rammstein - Rosenrot
System Of A Down - Mezmerize
Liquid Tension - Liquid Tension Experiment
Albums: Beck, Coldplay, Hoobastank, Mars Volta, Foo Fighters, White Stripes
Evanescence - Fallen
Travis - B-Sides
Sigur Ros - Takk
Portishead - I Dunno
Vast - Albums
Alanis Morisette - Jagged Little Pill Acoustic
Ghost Of The Robot - Mad Brilliant


Anonymous Kevin said...

Is James Marsters' band any good? What do they sound like? I was a really big Buffy fan but i don't know if that's enough of a reason to listen to Ghost Of The Robot...great post either way, thanks a lot. Keep up the good work :)

11:34 PM  
Blogger paper boats said...

I saw the Cranberries in concert in L.A. in their heyday, and I must say, they put on a great show. Dolores O'Riordan is so frickin tiny, though, she looks like a little pixie. Thanks for reminding me of them...I'll have to go dig out my CDs...

3:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tnx for all these. can i request the album of butterfly boucher pls? the other link u posted the last week is not working anymore. tnx!

1:56 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

thanks alot

1:39 PM  

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