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M’s Music – Immigrant Song

Immigrant Song is the opening track on English rock band Led Zeppelin’s third album, Led Zeppelin III, written and released in 1970.

The song is famous for its distinctive, wailing cry from vocalist Robert Plant (with a melody reminiscent of “Bali Ha’i”) at the beginning of the song, and is built around a repeating, staccato Jimmy Page/John Paul Jones/John Bonham riff. The hiss at the beginning of the track is feedback from an echo unit.

“Immigrant Song” was written during Led Zeppelin’s tour of Iceland, Bath and Germany in mid-1970. The opening date of this tour took place in Reykjavik, Iceland, which inspired Plant to write the song. As he explained:
“ We weren’t being pompous … We did come from the land of the ice and snow. We were guests of the Icelandic Government on a cultural mission. We were invited to play a concert in Reykjavik and the day before we arrived all the civil servants went on strike and the gig was going to be canceled. The university prepared a concert hall for us and it was phenomenal. The response from the kids was remarkable and we had a great time. “Immigrant Song” was about that trip and it was the opening track on the album that was intended to be incredibly different.”

Just six days after Led Zeppelin’s appearance in Reykjavik, the band performed the song for the first time on stage during the Bath Festival.

The song is dedicated to the Icelander Leif Ericson, and is sung from the perspective of Vikings rowing west from Scandinavia in search of new lands. The lyrics make explicit reference to Viking conquests and the Old Norse religion (Fight the horde, sing and cry, Valhalla, I am coming!). In a 1970 radio interview, Plant jokingly recalled:
“We went to Iceland, and it made you think of Vikings and big ships… and John Bonham’s stomach… and bang, there it was – Immigrant Song!”

“Immigrant Song” is one of Led Zeppelin’s few single releases, having been released in November of 1970 by their record label, Atlantic Records, against the band’s wishes. It reached #16 on the Billboard charts. Its B side, “Hey Hey What Can I Do”, was otherwise unavailable before the release of the band’s first boxed set in 1990. The single was also mistakenly released in Japan with “Out on the Tiles” as the B-side rather than “Hey Hey What Can I Do.” That single is now a rare collectible.

One of the lines from the song became part of Led Zeppelin lore. The line, “The hammer of the gods/will drive our ships to new lands” prompted some people to start referring to Led Zeppelin’s sound as the “Hammer of the Gods.” The phrase was used as the title of Stephen Davis’ famous biography of the band, Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga. The lyrics also did much to inspire the classic Heavy metal myth, of mighty Viking-esque figures on an adventure, themes which have been adopted in the look and music of bands from Iron Maiden to Manowar.

“Immigrant Song” was used to open Led Zeppelin concerts from 1970 to 1972. On the second half of their 1972 concert tour of the United States, it was introduced by a short piece of music known as “LA Drone”, designed to heighten the sense of anticipation and expectation amongst the concert audience. By 1973, “Immigrant Song” was occasionally being used as an encore, but was then removed from their live set. Live versions of the song can be heard on the Led Zeppelin albums How The West Was Won (featuring a performance at Long Beach Arena in 1972) and the Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions (a version from the Paris Theatre in London in 1971). When played live, Page played a lengthy guitar solo, which was absent on the recorded Led Zeppelin III version. “Immigrant Song” was played as part of the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Jeff Beck by both Page and Beck.


If tomorrow starts without Me…

If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,
while thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say…

I know how much you care for me, and how much I care for you,
and each time that you think of me I know you’ll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand,
and said my place was ready in heaven far above, and that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye, for all life, I’d always thought I didn’t want to die.

I had so much to live for and so much yet to do, it seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, I thought, just for a while,
I’d say goodbye and hug you and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realised that this could never be, for emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things that I’d miss come tomorrow.
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through Heaven’s gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great golden throne,
He said, “This is eternity and all I’ve promised you,
Today your life on earth is past but here it’s starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last, and since each day’s the same, there’s no longing for the past.

But you have been so faithful, so trusting, so true.
Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do.
And you have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.
So won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me?”

So… if tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart,
for every time you think of me, please know I’m in your heart…

David Romano


M’s Music – Girl From Mars

“Girl from Mars” is a single by Northern Irishband Ash, the second to be released from the album 1977.

It was released on 31 July 1995 on CD, a 7″ vinyl, and as a cassette.

“Girl from Mars” was Ash’s first Top 40 single, reaching number 11 on the UK Singles Chart, number 16 on the Irish Singles Chart, and the first single to bring the band to mainstream prominence.

The song was written by Tim Wheeler when he was sixteen, and was played by the band on their first Top of the Pops appearance two weeks after their A-level exams.

Source: Wikipedia


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M’s Music – Spark Arrester

Producer of music on many labels including a 7″ vinyl release with Kenny Dope on Ubiquity Records (winners of Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide “Label of the Year” Award).

Focused latin, funk, soul, reggae, afrobeat, hip hop, and electronic dance music vinyl collector for nearly two decades. Performer at hundreds of parties across the nation.

Organizer and helping hand of hundreds of events throughout the years.

Director of Boogieburg Recordings with many releases including a new 7″ with more to come.


M’s Music – The xx

Thanks, Paola!

The xx are an English indie pop band from Wandsworth, London, formed in 2005. The band consists of Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass, vocals), Jamie Smith, also known as Jamie xx (beats, MPC, record production), and formerly Baria Qureshi (keyboard, guitar). They are known for their distinct and minimalist sound that blends indie pop, indie electronic, dream pop and electro-rock and the dual vocalist setup of both Croft and Sim.

Their music employs soft, echoed guitar, prominent bass, light electronic beats and ambient soundscape backgrounds.

The band was formed when Croft and Sim met during their time at Elliott School, with Baria Qureshi joining the same year and Smith a year later. After posting demos on their Myspace page, they drew the attention of the Beggars Group-owned label Young Turks. Working with producer Rodaidh McDonald, the band released their debut album, xx, in August 2009.

The album was a commercial and critical success, reaching number three on the UK Albums Chart, ranking first for The Guardian’s and second for NME’s best of the year lists among others, and winning the Mercury Prize in 2010. After their debut, Qureshi was released from the group and their second album, Coexist, was released on 5 September 2012 to positive reviews, reaching number one in the UK and number five on the Billboard 200.

After a four-year lapse between releases, including Smith’s solo debut in 2015, In Colour, the band released their third album, I See You, on 13 January 2017, which debuted to critical acclaim and peaked at number one in the UK and number two on the Billboard 200.

Source: Wikipedia and Paola


M’s Music – Eilen Jewell

Eilen Jewell (born April 6, 1979) is an american singer-songwriter from Boise, Idaho. She has released seven albums of music.Jewell began her musical career busking on the streets of Sante Fe while attending college. She then moved to Los Angeles and performed on the streets of Venice Beach. Jewell moved to Massachusetts where she performed at local music clubs.
In December 2005, Jewell recorded a “live demo” album called Nowhere in Time and later recorded the album Boundary County with Jason Beek on percussion, Daniel Kellar on violin, Jerry Glenn Miller on guitars and Johnny Sciascia on upright bass.Her album Letters From Sinners & Strangers, was recorded at the Signature Sounds studio in Pomfret, Connecticut.
In early 2009 Jewell released the album Sea of Tears which was called a “startling departure” by a Sydney Morning Herald music critic.
In 2010, Jewell released the album Butcher Holler, an album of Loretta Lynn covers and in 2011, her fourth album of original music, Queen of the Minor Key.
Jewell and her band toured the U.S., Canada, Europe, the UK and Australia beginning in 2005 including performances at South by Southwest and NPR’s World Cafe.Wikipedia


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