** NEW SHOW: MADE IN ’68 with The Bee Gees, CCR, Eric Burdon, Simon & Garfunkel *** REPEATED: Singer-Songwriters David Blue, Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan + OHIO EXPRESS *** Monday 09 July, 12:00-24:00 hrs CET Brussels + Wednesday 11 July, 12:00-20:00 hrs CET Brussels *** [2018-27 (42) = 2017-08] *** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ****
NEW SHOW: SPECIAL : MADE IN 68: SIMON & GARFUNKEL: BOOKENDS, part 1: 1968 *** ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS: THE TWAIN SHALL MEET, 1968*** CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL: 1ST ALBUM, 1968 *** THE JEFF BECK GROUP: TRUTH, 1968 *** SIMON & GARFUNKEL: BOOKENDS, part 1: 1968 *** THE BEE GEES: HORIZONTAL, 1968 ** AND ALSO: THE SEARCHERS: SOUNDS LIKE THE SEARCHERS + ROD STEWART *** FREE SPEECH: Abbie Hoffman, Allen Ginsberg, Ho Chi Minh street slogan, The Fugs & Allen Ginsberg, Leon Rosselson (Flower Power and Bread), Roger McGuinn (It’s Alright Ma, OST Easy Rider)
SPECIAL: SINGER-SONWRITERS:DAVID BLUE: David Blue, 1966, Elektra, produced by Jac. Holzman ** THE OHIO EXPRESS: Mercy, 1969, A-side ** ARLO GUTHRIE: ALICE’s RESTAURANT, 1967: choice tracks ** BOB DYLAN: HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED: full abum, produced by Bob Johnston, feat. Al Kooper and Michael Bloomfield ** WORD & POETRY = HOMAGE TO CATALONIA: Lluís Llach: Un Himne por no guanyar + Raimon: Sobre la pau + Raimon: Sobra la por **
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|Longplaytime repeated show: Singer-Song||14, 18, 22 hrs||14, 18 hrs.|
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HIGHLIGHT ** IN DE KIJKER
SIMON & GARFUNKEL: BOOKENDS
“Although at the time Simon & Garfunkel were already established pop stars, 1968’s Bookends cemented their place as pop legends and went on to become one of the duo’s alltime classic albums. The fact that Bookends wasn’t overshadowed by S&G’s crowning achievement Bridge Over Troubled Water, which came along a year later, gives an idea of this record’s impressive stature. While not quite on the same level as Bridge (but then, few albums are), Bookends is a charming, eclectic and inspired collection of some of the best pop songs of the 1960s (…) . This theme is briefly circumnavigated in the second track, “Save the Life of My Child.” A haunting, slightly electronic indictment of the government during the Vietnam era, the song centers on a boy on a ledge, ready to jump, and the frenzy of activity by everyone to a) avert the tragedy and b) protect their own appearence. “America” returns to the realm of peace – where “Save the Life of My Child” was an attack on a hypocritical government, “America” is a celebration of America’s people, told through a Kerouac-ian story of two lovers “look[ing] for America.”
Quoted From / All Rights Reserved: https://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/3399/Simon-and-Garfunkel-Bookends/
DAVID BLUE, 1966 ALBUM
“At first listen (and glance, just check out the cover) it’s hard not to dismiss David Blue’s first LP as a shameless Bob Dylan imitation. And that would be a fair assessment. From the drunken delivery of his pal’s (yes, they were actually friends) unmistakable drawl to the grittier interpretation of Highway 61’s revved-up folk, Blue seems to be doing everything possible and more to convince the world that he is Bob Dylan.
So why even bother? Because the songs are actually pretty decent. It’s definitely the harder-driving ones that’ll snag you like a rusty old nail. A Bo Diddley beat is shredded to pieces on “If Your Monkey Can’t Get It,” a grinding cut that’s further damaged by a dissonant collision of overdriven guitars and screaming keyboards. Another standout, “It Tastes Like Candy,” closes the album with some fuzz guitar savage enough to find a permanent home on a Seeds record. And it’s all propelled by a primitive thump that never lets up.
Slightly less engaging are the quieter moments where he proves to be a fairly competent balladeer. The best of these are “Midnight Through Morning” and “Grand Hotel,” with their graceful piano/keyboard work and Blue’s attempts to actually hit a note here and there. And, no, the lyrics are not spared the treatment as he gets us tangled up in obscure, imagery evoking language we know we’ve heard somewhere before.
Although this album could only be crowned a masterpiece in some dreadful Dylan impersonator contest, it is a consistent, enjoyable ride if you give it a chance. And let’s be thankful that someone had enough sense to snatch that harmonica (conspicuously absent from the recordings) away from him before he really made a fool of himself.
Blue toned down the Dylanisms and continued releasing material into the 70s, occasionally under his real name (Cohen). David Blue was reissued on Collector’s Choice Music”. Source: http://therisingstorm.net/david-blue-self-titled/
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