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The Ettes – “Look at Life Again Soon”

Posted in music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2009 by JD

theettesGarage rock at it’s absolute finest is to be found right here with The Ettes.  Think The Kills with a faster beat and a cup or two of 60’s garage mixed in with just a pinch of Motown pop, and you’ve got yourself The Ettes. You can just see the attitude oozing from the members in the picture at your left and to add to the attitude, their names are simply Coco, Jem and Poni.  Awesomeness factor 5 right there folks.

“Looking at Life Again Soon” is their second album and the 12 songs contained within log in at just over 30 minutes total. Needless to say, you will want to listen to it over and over again.  Said to be influenced by The Ramones, The Rolling Stones and Nancy Sinatra, you can surely hear all of those influences at work on this album. This is a rockin’ album filled with gritty, fuzzy guitar, simple but big beats and vocals that have that Motown groove but dirty rock swagger.

In keeping with the short and sweet reviews….give The Ettes a listen. I like them, and have added them to my “I wish spring would hurry up and get it’s ass here” playlist…..you will too.

Make Noise!

You Cant Do That To Me – The Ettes

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Rockabye Baby…..Really??

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2008 by JD

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Before our baby was born, I was on the hunt for music to play to the tiny lady while still swimming around inside my wife’s stomach (yes, I know babies don’t really grow in stomachs).  I found an article somewhere about the Rockabye Baby series of discs, which consists of some of the more popular songs from mainly alternative and/or rock bands re-recorded as lullabies.

I downloaded a couple songs from each of a few albums to give them a listen, not knowing exactly what to expect.  What did I find?? These albums are crazy good. …and not just for kids.  I find myself listening to them even when my daughter is not around. Whoever came up with this idea is a damned genius. They are basically just lo-fi instrumental versions of hits from some of the best bands out there now and from back in music history.  You can choose from Metallica, Coldplay, Tool, The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Bjork….etc, etc.  Click on the link above to see all 25 albums available.  My favorite by far is the Radiohead album.  It’s almost as if these songs were originally written with the intent to be lullabies.

Don’t have a baby? It doesn’t matter, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Make Noise,

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