Skindred – Roots rock riot (Epic #295)

The Epic 2017 Project #295: 171022

Skindred – Roots rock riot (2007)

Skindred hail from Newport in Wales and were formed in 1998. They rather uniquely blend heavy metal and reggae to produce their own take on alternative rock.

They are well known for their energetic and involving live performances, and have won several awards including “Best Live Band” at the 2011 UK Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards and the “Devotion Award” at the 2011 Kerrang! Awards.

Roots Rock Riot was their second album


Rammstein – Mutter (Epic 2017 #251)

The Epic 2017 Project #251: 170908

Rammstein – Mutter (2001)

Mutter (German for “mother” – obviously) is the third album by Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. It was released on 2 April 2001 through Motor Music. The album’s cover image is a photograph of a dead fetus, which was taken by Daniel & Geo Fuchs. Overall the album has spawned six singles which is, by far, the most singles released from any Rammstein album.

Fairtrade Floyd – In money we trust (Leaping ahead #2)

Leaping Ahead project 2016 #2: 160102

[A song to travel to]

Played almost entirely on a ‘Diddley-bow’ – an amped one-string guitar – this cracker from the Austrian band Fairtrade Floyd is one of my iPod travelling songs of choice at the mo. It’s on several playlists and floats the proverbial boat every time.

25 songs in 25 days #20

One song per day along with an explanation of why you picked it. Day 20 – the last song alphabetically in your i-Tunes library.

Your wife is calling – Lee Ving (2013)

Last year the BBC screened the riveting Dave Grohl rockumentary about the legendary Sound City studios based in Van Nuys, LA. As soon as I knew there was to be a soundtrack release featuring new recordings mixed and mastered on the original analogue desk salvaged by Dave Grohl when the studio closed and then lovingly restored and installed in his own Studio 606, I ordered it on iTunes.

Here are 11 tracks from various artists all recorded at Studio 606. Lee Ving’s boisterous number is track 5.


25 songs in 25 days #19

One song per day along with an explanation of why you picked it. Day 19 – the first song alphabetically in your iTunes.

Abraham Lincoln by Clutch (2012)

Not much to say about this one by way of explanation, except that it’s rather good and comes from the band’s 2012 album ‘Strange Cousins from the West’ which I downloaded last month.