History Lesson : Brian Eno – Here Come The Warm Jets

February 6, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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So I’m perusing a bunch recent and upcoming new indie releases, Deerhunter, Of Montreal, Clap Your Hands.., etc. looking for some new sounds to bring your way and the strong sense of deja vu pointed me in the direction of a history lesson for today instead. Back in 1973, years before most of today’s self professed indie hipsters were even born, Brian Eno left Roxy Music and released his first solo disc, Here Come The Warm Jets. In doing so, he laid down a blueprint for modern music that’s still being used today, more than 30 years later. Distorted yet shimmering guitars layered with intricate sounds and textures, topped off by quirky yet solidly melodic vocals. Give a listen to the relentless driving pop of Needles In The Camel’s Eye, the surrealistic simmering Baby’s On Fire with it’s blazing Robert Fripp guitar work, or the quintessentially quirky Cindy Tells Me and you’ll hear why a lot today’s indie upstarts pale in comparison. Been wondering why Coldplay tapped him to produce their next disc ? Take a deep look at Brian Eno’s Here Come The Warm Jets.

MP3: Brian Eno – Needles In The Camel’s Eye
Brian Eno_Cindy Tells Me
MP3: Brian Eno – Baby’s On Fire
Brian Eno – Blank Frank
Brian Eno – Here Come The Warm Jets