5 On A Friday : It’s SO Hot

July 11, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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Five today keeping with the theme that’s sort of going on here this week, because well, it’s summer, and damn it’s HOT.

1: DJ Prince – Come On Everybody Let’s Drop It Like It’s Hot
More DJ Prince
2: James Brown – Hot Pants
Buy Star Time
3: Beck – Hotwax
Buy Odelay
4: Led Zeppelin – Hots On For Nowhere
Buy Presence
5: The Whigs – Hot Bed

Buy Mission Control

Led Zeppelin : Landing The Mothership

October 29, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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In support of the launch of the Led Zeppelin YouTube channel there’s a Led Zeppelin contest/sweepstakes with YouTube. The Grand Prize winner will receive the complete Led Zeppelin catalog and a Gibson Guitar. We want Zeppelin fans to film themselves and explain what Led Zeppelin means to them. Below are links to the contest.

Apple® announced that a special digital boxed set containing Led Zeppelin’s entire discography, “The Complete Led Zeppelin,” is now available for pre-order exclusively on the iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com). “The Complete Led Zeppelin” is a 165-track collection of all 13 of the legendary group’s albums, including the new career-spanning “Mothership” retrospective, for only $99.

Led Zeppelin’s “Mothership,” a 24-track collection of the group’s best-known songs, hand-picked by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, is also available for pre-order. Touching on every studio album, the collection contains defining songs including “Whole Lotta Love,” “Rock and Roll” and “Kashmir.” In addition to “The Complete Led Zeppelin” and “Mothership,” Led Zeppelin’s entire catalog of songs and albums will also be available for individual purchase and download beginning November 13.

Fans who pre-order “The Complete Led Zeppelin” or “Mothership” will be automatically entered to win the chance to see the band’s reunion performance at London’s O2 Arena on November 26 as part of the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute. The winners will receive two tickets to the show, round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations.*

Led Zeppelin on YouTube:
Led Zeppelin YouTube Contest
Led Zeppelin Contest Rules
Led Zeppelin YouTube Group (this is where users’ sweepstakes entries will appear)

Led Zeppelin on iTunes :
Complete Box

While you’re preordering the box set and pondering just what Led Zeppelin means to you so you can enter the contest, here’s a live track that’s not included in any of the collections for your listening enjoyment.

MP3: Led Zeppelin – How Many More Times
Live August 31, 1969 at The Texas International Pop Festival

Monday Morning Blues : The Song Remains The Blues

July 30, 2007 by · 3 Comments
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In honor of the two new Led Zeppelin releases coming this fall a double dose of the Monday Morning Blues today featuring songs that Led Zeppelin went on to make famous.

Via Marketwire:
Available November 13, Atlantic Records/Rhino Entertainment will honor the Rock & Rock Hall of Famers with the release of “Mothership,” a 24-track, two-CD comprehensive collection that spans their illustrious career. All eight of the band’s classic studio albums are represented here, with the tracks being personally selected by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones. “Mothership” includes landmark songs such as “Whole Lotta Love,” “Immigrant Song,” “Kashmir,” “Rock And Roll,” “Dazed And Confused,” and “Stairway To Heaven.” The set will also include new liner notes by famed rock writer David Fricke.

Slated for a simultaneous release, Warner Home Video debuts brand-new DVD editions of “The Song Remains The Same,” now for the first time with all 14 songs from the original concert. The DVD features newly remixed and remastered sound, 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound, and boasts more than 40 minutes of added bonus material*, including never-before-released performance footage of “Over The Hills And Far Away” and “Celebration Day”; plus performances of “Misty Mountain Hop” and “The Ocean”; a rare 1976 BBC interview with Robert Plant and Peter Grant; vintage TV footage from the Drake Hotel robbery during the New York concert stand; and a Cameron Crowe radio show.

MP3: Muddy Waters – You Shook Me
Buy The Chess Box
MP3: Jake Holmes – Dazed and Confused
Buy The Above Ground Sound of Jake Holmes
MP3: Muddy Waters – You Need Love
Buy The Chess Box
MP3: Willie Dixon – Bring It On Home
Buy The Chess Box
MP3: Memphis Minnie – When The Levee Breaks
Buy Queen Of The Blues
MP3: John Renbourn – Nobodys Fault But Mine
Buy Another Monday


5 On A Friday : It’s Instrumental

July 6, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Cutting through some of the fireworks from the busy holiday week and going all instrumental for you today.

1: Parallel – Indecision
From Unreleased
2: Holy Fuck – Lovely Allen
Buy Holy Fuck EP
3: David Lynch – The Pink Room
Buy Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me
4: Booker T and The MGs – Hip-Hug-Her
Buy Soul Power Instrumentals
5: Led Zeppelin – Bron-Yr-Aur
Buy Physical Graffiti