May 28, 2016

RhoDeo 1621 Grooves

Hello, " In or Out " That's The Question

Meanwhile a different kind of Soul-Jazz grooves here today to cleanse those dusty parts of soul..

Today's artists drew praise for the fiery passion of all three members. They were able to alternate between soulful ballads, gospel, blues and stomping jazz. Sell-out performance at the prestigious Ronnie Scott’s jazz club confirmed their status within the British ‘new jazz/pop’ scene. In accentuating the ‘jazz’ motif, the music and ‘style’ press unfortunately saddled the singer with an unwanted Billie Holiday image. The band continue to command respect from critics and fans alike  ... N'joy

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The band Carmel was formed in Manchester when two students McCourt and Jim Parris got together with drummer Gerry Darby (Parris's cousin). Their début single, "Storm" reached No. 1 in the UK independent chart and they were signed to London Records. Their second album The Drum is Everything (produced by Mike Thorne) drew some praise. Parris and Darby conjured the effect of a full ensemble backing to McCourt's vocals, and alternated between soulful ballads, gospel, blues and jazz. The resulting singles "Bad Day" and "More, More, More" both went Top 25 in the UK Singles Chart.

The following album, The Falling (produced by Brian Eno, Hugh Jones and David Motion) had considerable success in France, achieving gold disc status, and also charted in Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands. "Sally", the first single lifted from the album, sold 500,000 copies in France alone, and led to McCourt featuring in a duet "J'oublierai ton nom" with French rock star Johnny Hallyday. With the critical and commercial success awarded to both The Falling and the follow-up album Everybody's Got A Little... Soul, record producers were keen to work with Carmel.

1989 saw the release of Set Me Free, with Brian Eno and Pete Wingfield adding their touches to the material. Jimmy Somerville provided guest vocals on the track "One Fine Day", a song dedicated to Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, only to be assassinated 10 months later. A five star review in Q described the album as "incendiary" and the decade was closed with the 1990 compilation Collected, summing up the band's career to that date.

1992's Good News saw Carmel moving to East West Records with Parris producing. That album was followed by 1995's World's Gone Crazy with producers including Carmel McCourt, Jim Parris, Gerry Darby, Julian Mandelsohn and Mike Thorne. A single was released from World's Gone Crazy, the ballad "If You Don't Come Back", an English-language version of "Si Tu No Vuelves" by the Spanish singer-songwriter and actor, Miguel Bosé. In 1997, Ronnie Scotts provided the venue for their last album for over a decade, Live at Ronnie Scotts, a partial retropsective of their work to date, also containing some previously unreleased material.

Live performance has always been central to Carmel's work and they are successful on the European touring circuit, and have frequently found greater appreciation on the continent than in the UK. The French christened McCourt the new Edith Piaf[citation needed], and in Italy she won the accolade of best jazz vocalist at the Messina Festival.

During much of the 1990s the band members were living between Barcelona, Paris and Manchester, and it was hard for them to work together, so they pursued other musical projects. Parris created the band Nzi Dada with Paris-based multimedia artist Xumo Nounjio, and McCourt worked on various projects as a singer, writer and teacher.

The start of the millennium saw them all back in their adopted hometown of Manchester, but Darby decided he no longer wanted to continue. In 2002 Parris and McCourt undertook a tour playing the old material with a nine piece band. This resulted in a 2004 live DVD entitled More, More, More, comprising a full band performance and an interview with McCourt and Parris.

In December 2011, McCourt and Parris released their first studio album in over 15 years. Still working under the name Carmel, they released the album Strictly Piaf, which consisted of 10 reinterpretations of classic and lesser-known songs by Edith Piaf. An initial single from the album was Sous le ciel de Paris before the album was made available via download. The collection later received a full CD release in August 2012 via Secret Records.

As of October 2012, McCourt was set to return to live work with a new band formation, performing Carmel classics as well as material from the Strictly Piaf album. Dates included those at London's Islington Town Hall, Stockton Georgian Theatre, and Manchester Band on The Wall. Of the shows, she has said: "It will be wonderful to work with the new musicians. They are all great in their own right and it will be so sweet to hear the many songs that Gerry Darby, Jim Parris and I wrote together in the years spanning the 1980s and the 1990s".

Carmel took the band on a European tour of Germany and Switzerland towards the end of May 2013 and began to start playing some of the new songs she'd been writing.

On September 25, 2015 Carmel released her first new single with her new band, the double A-Side 'Sad Situation' | 'Second Wife Blues', on new independent label Kultura Recordings. Both tracks were recorded at Limefield Studio in Middleton and mixed and mastered by Kevin O'Toole.

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Carmel McCourt and her band Carmel in 1982 to the UK music scene was a thing to behold.
This hazy, spacey mini LP from Manchester 'torch' singer Carmel showcases the sultry sweetness and sensitive strength of her voice perfectly. Soaked in a smokey nightclub atmosphere - with jazzy hi-hat, moody double bass and wild conga as backing - influences include early Piaf, a young Aretha, Billie Holliday and even Jim Morrison (on the live track, "Storm"). Above all, though, it's Carmel's natural swagger that makes this such a stylish debut.

Carmel - Carmel   (flac 99mb)

01 Tracks Of My Tears 4:29
02 Sugar Daddy 3:06
03 Guilty 2:22
04 Thunder 3:09
05 Love Affair 3:09
06 Storm 3:42

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The songs run from jazz through gospel to blues and soulful balands. An obscure gem of the first order from the days before the neo-soul/Acid Jazz movement. Many would say Carmel helped kick start the groovy fun with their throw-back hipster bop and swing style. This 10 track album features the hit "More, More, More" and, well, Stormy Weather and the insanely primal slink of the title track! Produced by Mike Thorn. Carmel McCourt's wild, swinging jazz voice and beatnik-mixed-with-pop sensibilities is a titilating combination. This white woman deals out blue-eyed soul with driving rhythms and gorgeous tunes, her singular voice which makes this one of the best long players to come out of England in the 80's.

Carmel - The Drum Is Everything   (flac  360mb)

01 More More More 6:26
02 Stormy Weather 3:42
03 The Drum Is Everything 2:00
04 I Thought I Was Going Mad 1:46
05 The Prayer 6:43
06 Rockin' On Suicide 2:00
07 Rue St Denis 4:19
08 Willow Weep For Me 2:45
09 Tracks Of My Tears 3:56
10 Bad Day 6:36
Bonus Tracks
11 Lament 3:12
12 That's Cool That's Neat 3:02
13 Hot Dog 3:54
14 Willow Weep For Me (12'' Extended Mix) 4:27
15 Rue St Denis (Dance Mix) 7:53

Carmel - The Drum Is Everything (ogg  145mb)

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Several of the racks on this recording were produced by Brian Eno. And while the album is squarely in the pop-soul vein, his sonic touches make it all the more distinctive. Not as jarringly original as "The Drum Is Everything," which preceded it but worthy in its own right. Very successful in France thanks to megahit Sally, but it's the chilling 'I'm Not Afraid Of You' that haunts the soul here. Why oh why did Amy Stewart never cover this song, it would have been awesome..

Carmel - The Falling   (flac  405mb)

01 I'm Not Afraid Of You 5:45
02 Let Me Know 4:15
03 Tok 3:57
04 The Falling 4:03
05 Mama Told Me Not To Come 4:33
06 Mercy 5:05
07 Easy For You 3:56
08 Sticks & Stones 4:57
09 Sally 3:52
Bonus Tracks
10 Daddy Long Legs  3:56
11 What A Story 3:18
12 Energise My Soul 5:56
13 All Day Long I Shouted 4:11
14 Mercy (Par Pitié) 4:24
15 I'm Not Afraid Of You (Extended 12'' Remix) 5:45
16 Hymn Of Love 3:18

Carmel - The Falling (ogg  160mb)

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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the 1987 album, beautifully crafted songs, natural & exciting progressions from previous works, this album was, and absolutely remains a true classic. Anyone failing to hum Azure for a week after being seduced by the lush rhythms of this,  it still sounds as great as ever and as fresh as when it was first released. They were ahead of their time and, as such, never got the acclaim they deserved.

Carmel - Everybody's Got A Little ... Soul   (flac 477mb)

01 It's All In The Game 3:56
02 Every Little Bit 5:01
03 Sweet And Lovely 3:40
04 Nothing Good 5:06
05 Azure 4:15
06 Lay Down 3:29
07 Jazz Robin 2:42
08 I Do And Do (Full Length) 8:42
09 A Hey Hey (Everybody's Got A Little...Soul) 2:56
10 A Hey Hey (Reprise) 1:37
Bonus Tracks
11 It's All In The Game (12" mix) 7:18
12 Tracks Of My Tears (Live At Ronnie Scotts) 6:39
13 More More More (Live At Ronnie Scotts) 5:57
14 The Crocodile Poem 5:26
15 Long Come Liberty 8:58

Carmel - Everybody's Got A Little ... Soul  (ogg  185mb)

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May 26, 2016

RhoDeo 1621 Re-Ups 59

Hello, though i like the recent influx of new visitors, but asking for re-ups without signing a name to it and subsequently asking me to re-up anything i posted by this or that artist(s) is putting me off (f.i. i've got about 60 Japan related albums in my collection most of them i posted here) it's no use to my regular visitors and even the asking party to re-up all this week, as there's just so much one can take in and enjoy. Please i won't be going away there's no hurry you can ask for a re-up next week or month. As for UnlimitZone if you can't be bothered to register to download an album it's your choice, its easy enough to set up a free email account-I use ones- there's plenty of choice. Meanwhile I stopped using UnlimitZone but i won't re-up recent postings hosted there.

Storage maybe dirt cheap these days -compared to 5 years ago, but the hosts are much more money orientated and look at turnover and notice that keeping data longer than 1 month isn't making them money. Thus the coming months i'm making an effort to re-up, it will satisfy a small number of people which means its likely the update will  expire relatively quickly again as its interest that keeps it live. Nevertheless here's your chance ... asks for re-up in the comments section at the page where the expired link resides....requests are satisfied on a first come first go basis. ...updates will be posted here and yes sign a name to your request and please do it from the page where the link died!

Looka here another batch of 45 re-ups 14 first time in flac, requests fullfilled up to May 24th, well I reached the point where requests have dried up the ball is in your court now  ...N' Joy

1x Roots Back in Flac (Brasil, A Century of Song 2 - Carnaval )

4x Roots Back in Flac (Babatunde Olatunji - Circle of Drums, Babatunde Olatunji - Love Drum Talk, Babatunde Olatunji - Healing Session, Babatunde Olatunji - Drums Of Passion )

3x Roots Back In Flac (Manu Dibango - Africadelic, Manu Dibango - Seventie's, Manu Dibango - Wakafrika)

4x Sundaze Back in Flac (Slowdive - Just For A Day 1 + 2, Slowdive - Souvlaki incl bonus, Slowdive - Pygmalion)

9x Sunshine-Central Africa 5x NOW in flac (Kanda Bongo Man - Kwassa Kwassa, Konono No. 1 - Congotronics, VA - Out Of Africa, Dark City Sisters And Flyin' Jazz Queens, VA - Under African Skies --4x Still in ogg Franco et le T.P.O.K. Jazz featuring Pepe Ndombe - Anjela , Bibi Den's Tshibayi And The Best - Sensible, VA - New Africa, VA - Witchcraft and Ritual (Kenya and Tanzania))

6x Demon Donald NOW in flac ( Kevin Ayers - Confessions of dr. Dream, Golden Earring - The devil made us do it; Killing Joke - Kiliing Joke, Primal Scream - Remixed Dirty Works, Skinny Puppy - The greater wrong of the right, Sun Tzu - Art Of War)

3x Sundaze Back flac (Jansen & Barbieri - Worlds In a Small Room + Other , The Dolphin Brothers - Catch The Fall, Jansen & Barbieri - Stories Across Borders)

5x Wavetrain 4x NOW in flac (Polyrock - Changing Hearts,  Polyrock - Polyrock, Magazine - Secondhand Daylight, Eyeless In Gaza - Caught In Flux, 1x Back in ogg, Pink Military - Do Animals Believe In God )

3x Aetix Back in flac (Japan ‎- Tin Drum, Japan ‎- Oil On Canvas, Rain Tree Crow ‎- Rain Tree Crow)

3x Aetix Back flac (Skinny Puppy - Bites, Skinny Puppy - Remission, Skinny Puppy - Mind The Perpetual Intercourse)

1x Grooves Back flac (Commodores - Zoom)

3x Aetix Back flac (Skinny Puppy - Cleanse Fold And And Manipulate,  Skinny Puppy - VIVIsectVI, Skinny Puppy - Rabies)

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May 25, 2016

RhoDeo 1621 Aetix

Hello, so Van Gaal is finally gone after bizarre hate campaign by the press, specially the Guardian showed its nasty side. Mourinho is so much better, then again maybe this way the London journaille tries to ruin Man U some more. Maybe this way the young stars V Gaal developed can be picked up by Arsenal and the like as Mourinho is notorious not taking changes with youngsters, he is after all a complete nutcase

Today also known as RevCo,  an Belgian–American industrial rock band and, sometimes, supergroup that began as a musical side-project for Richard 23 of Front 242, Luc Van Acker, and Al Jourgensen of Ministry....N'Joy

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The group was founded by Richard 23 and Luc Van Acker with Al Jourgensen as their producer.[1] According to Van Acker, the band adopted their name after trying out "insulting French expressions" on a waiter in a Chicago bar, ordering something they said meant "revolting cock" which led the waiter to say, "You are revolting cocks!" Their first release was "No Devotion" on Wax Trax records in 1985. The single was quickly followed by an album, Big Sexy Land (1986), featuring a mix of Wax Trax-industrial, hard rock, and EBM with dominating sampling and strong synthesized beats. The album featured the Blade Runner homage and club hit "Attack Ships on Fire," while the artwork introduced "the Three Guys," anonymous faces from an old photograph that would represent the band on album covers for years to come.

Richard 23 quit in 1986 due to creative differences. The group's remaining two members were augmented by a rapidly changing set of musicians centered on Chris Connelly (Finitribe, Murder Inc., and The Damage Manual), Paul Barker (The Blackouts, Ministry, later Pink Anvil, U.S.S.A., and Flowering Blight), and Bill Rieflin (The Blackouts, Ministry, later playing with R.E.M. and Robyn Hitchcock), with around twenty others as irregular contributors or guest artists. Ministry associates Paul Barker, Chris Connelly, and Bill Rieflin would join Van Acker and Jourgensen for a tour supporting the album, recordings of which surfaced in 1988 on the live album and video You Goddamned Son of a Bitch. Linger Ficken' Good... The nihilistic party attitude of the band had now officially taken over any grand artistic aspirations, and if the success of 1989's Stainless Steel Providers didn't prove their audience was right there with them, college radio and clubs being dominated by 1990's "Beers, Steers + Queers" certainly did. Beers, Steers + Queers, the album, followed that same year and included two cover versions of "(Let's Get) Physical," one a simple loop of the word "physical" that goes on for 13 minutes. The band celebrated the album's release by touring the country with the Skatenigs -- whose vocalist, Phil Owen, had contributed to Beers -- and the always-vile Mentors as support. Linger Ficken' Good... from 1993 was a more subdued album, but it was still shocking that the Warner Bros.-associated Sire released the album and helped the band score another club hit with their cover of Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"

Cocked and Loaded Years passed and it seemed the Revco were officially over until 2004, when the track "Prune Tang" appeared on the Internet, announcing the coming of their next album, Purple Head. The Ryko label reissued the band's first two albums that year with bonus tracks, but the new album failed to appear. A year later, a cover version of Bauhaus' "Dark Entries" with Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes as vocalist appeared on the Saw II soundtrack.

After assembling a touring line up to open for Ministry on the MasterBaTour of 2006, Jourgensen chose vocalist Josh Bradford (Stayte, Simple Shelter, V.H.S.), keyboardist Clayton Worbeck (Stayte, Simple Shelter), and guitarist Sin Quirin (Society 1, later Ministry and ReVamp) as the new full-time members for the Revolting Cocks, now simply being called "RevCo". The group recorded Sex-O Olympic-O, which was originally set to be released in October 2008, but was delayed until the following February, and was officially released on March 3, 2009. Sex-O Olympic-O was followed up by Got Cock?, released on April 13, 2010.The latter included a cover version of 2 Live Crew’s “Me So Horny.”.

In celebration of Wax Trax! Records, the "Wax Trax! Records Retrospectacle: 33 1/3 Year Anniversary" was held from April 15 to 17, 2011 at Metro Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. As a part of the lineup, Chris Connelly, Paul Barker and Luc Van Acker performed Revolting Cocks songs with various guests. For their performance on the 17th, Richard 23 joined them on stage to sing lead vocals on "No Devotion"

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Helping to establish the Midwestern tradition of prolific industrial cross-pollination, industrial-dance supergroup Revolting Cocks released their debut Big Sexy Land appropriately enough on Wax Trax! in 1986. Featuring Ministry's Al Jourgensen, Luc Van Acker and Front 242's Richard 23 as well as Chris Connelly (Fini Tribe/KMFDM) , the group produced an electronic grind that fans of Wax Trax! artists from this era will find very familiar. Plenty of slap bass and contorted samples abound on highlight cuts like "We Shall Cleanse the World," "No Devotions," and the most house-influenced track, "TV Mind." Fine dance music with plenty of cool synth and sample trickery, Big Sexy Land is a distinguished debut from a "side project" that occasionally surpasses the day-job work that its members became famous for. Oh and I should mention the clear influence of early Shriekback here

Revolting Cocks - Big Sexy Land (flac 569mb)

01 38 4:09
02 We Shall Cleanse The World 5:34
03 Attack Ships On Fire 4:54
04 Big Sexy Land 3:58
05 Union Carbide (West Virginia) 3:17
06 T.V. Mind 5:41
07 No Devotion 6:52
08 Union Carbide (Bhopal) 3:37
09 You Often Forget (Malignant) 8:29
10 You Often Forget (Benign) 4:30
11 Attack Ships... 4:43
12 ...On Fire 6:51
13 No Devotion (12" Mix) 10:32
14 T.V. Mind Remix 4:26

Revolting Cocks - Big Sexy Land   (ogg  190mb)

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Arriving two years after the debut Big Sexy Land, Revolting Cocks' You Goddamned Son of a Bitch wasn't so much a live album as a truer, sicker representation of the group's angrily mechanistic, claustrophobic industrial grunt. Joining ringleader Al Jourgensen were Luc Van Acker, Chris Connelly, Paul Barker, and Bill Rieflin; together, they energized the stark nihilism of the Big Sexy material with insulting stage banter, vocals, samples that hit with a more vicious edge, and relentless programming and electronic percussion that removed the human being's eventual need for a rest. The result was a grinding industrial endurance test. In addition to "TV Mind" and "We Shall Cleanse the World," Goddamned Son of a Bitch was highlighted by its title track and "In the Neck"." ("I'm a killing machine!," went the latter's less than subtle lyrics, and it wasn't hard to believe.) Rykodisc reissued the album in 2004, as part of a series celebrating the early part of Al Jourgensen's career. Newly mastered, the album was also expanded to two discs, and augmented with live versions of "Stainless Steel Providers" and P.I.L.'s "Public Image" from a 1990 12".

Revolting Cocks - Live! You Goddamned Son Of A Bitch (flac 592mb)

01 You Goddamned Son Of A Bitch 4:50
02 Cattle Grind 5:53
03 We Shall Cleanse The World 7:10
04 38 4:20
05 In The Neck 5:08
06 You Often Forget 8:25
07 T.V. Mind 7:43
08 Union Carbide 8:27
09 Attack Ships On Fire 7:29
10 No Devotion 11:54
11 Stainless Steel Providers (Live In Glasgow) 6:49

Revolting Cocks - Live! You Goddamned Son Of A Bitch   (ogg  191mb)

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If any industrial unit can be compared to the twisted, madcap humor of Frank Zappa, it's the Revolting Cocks. While other industrial acts offer dark, depressing reflections on the state of the world, the Cocks can hardly be accused of taking themselves too seriously. Their forte is wild musical comedy as goofy and eccentric as it is irreverent. Beers, Steers + Queers, the group's most successful album up to that point and arguably its best, must be taken for exactly what it is -- outrageous entertainment, pure and simple. A variety of amusing samples accompany abrasive, clever tracks that successfully combine industrial noise with elements of everything from heavy metal and new wave to hip-hop. Numbers like "Get Down" and "Razor's Edge" point to the fact that as abstract and left-of-center as the Cocks are, they recognize the value of a good hook and a solid groove.

Revolting Cocks - Beers, Steers & Queers (flac 544mb)

01 Beers, Steers & Queers 5:56
02 (Let's Get) Physical 4:16
03 In The Neck 5:32
04 Get Down 6:53
05 Stainless Steel Providers 5:49
06 Can't Sit Still 5:31
07 Something Wonderful 4:32
08 Razor's Edge 4:43
09 Cattle Grind (Studio Mix) 4:41
10 At The Top 6:23
11 Beers, Steers & Queers (Drop Yer Britches Mix) 5:44
12 Beers, Steers & Queers (Take 'Em Right Off Mix) 4:20
13 (Let's Talk) Physical 6:52
14 Public Image (Live In Glasgow) 4:03

Revolting Cocks - Beers, Steers & Queers   (ogg  179mb)

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