WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL PART 5 OF 12 -Saturday, August 16 continued- * Creedence Clearwater Revival * The Who began at 3 AM, kicking off a 24-song set including Tommy * Jefferson Airplane began at 8 a.m. with an eight-song set, capping off the overnight marathon.
WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL PART 3 OF 12 -Friday, August 15- * Richie Havens (opened the festival - performed 7 encores) * Swami Satchidananda - gave the invocation for the festival * Country Joe McDonald, played separate set from his band, The Fish * The Fish * John Sebastian * Sweetwater * Incredible String Band * Bert Sommer * Tim Hardin, an hour-long set * Ravi Shankar, with a 5-song set, played through the rain * Melanie * Arlo Guthrie--order of set list unknown * Joan Baez
"It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is the first track of their Australian album T.N.T., released in December 1975 (see 1975 in music), and was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott. It is also the first track on the international version of High Voltage, released in May 1976. Musically, the song is notable for combining bagpipes with hard rock electric guitars, drums, and bass. A slightly shorter version of the song is also the first track on the international version of High Voltage, released in May 1976 (see 1976 in music). This is on vinyl and 2003 remastered releases of the album only. CD releases include the full version. This song is also on the Volts CD of the Bonfire box set, released in 1997. This was a signature song for Scott, who also played the side drum in Coastal Scottish Pipe Band WA in the 1960s. Current AC/DC lead vocalist Brian Johnson doesn't perform it out of respect for his predecessor. The music video for "It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" was filmed on February 23, 1976 for the Australian music television program Countdown. It featured the band's then-current lineup, along with members of the Rats of Tobruk Pipe Band, on the back of a flat-bed truck traveling on Swanston Street in Melbourne, Australia. The Young brothers, Evans, Rudd and the Rats of Tobruk Pipe Band all appeared to play their instruments, while Scott sang and appeared to play bagpipes, as well. Known members of the Rats of Tobruk Pipe Band at the time of the video's filming include: Alan Butterworth, L. Kenfield and Kevin Conlon. The video is dubbed with the studio track from the T.N.T. album. The video was directed by Paul Drane. David Olney was the cameraman.
Jack Johnson (born Jack Hody Johnson, May 18, 1975) is a Hawaii-born musician who has achieved commercial success and a dedicated following since the release of his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales. His latest album is Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George. While striking friendships with Garrett Dutton of the blues/hip-hop group G. Love & Special Sauce, Johnson recorded the song "Rodeo Clowns." It was first released on G. Love & Special Sauce's album Philadelphonic and then reprised on Johnson's second album, On and On (2003). Folk/reggae musician Ben Harper also took Johnson under his wing after hearing his music. Johnson's first album, Brushfire Fairytales, was produced by Harper's producer and fellow surfer, JP Plunier, and was released in 2001. For the album, Johnson formed a regular backing band, consisting of Adam Topol on drums/percussions and Merlo Podlewski on bass. Fairytales helped launch Johnson's music career and he gained much publicity from his subsequent tour with Harper. After touring for almost two years, Johnson recorded On and On to generally favorable reviews in late 2003. It was produced by Mario Caldato, Jr., best known for his work with the Beastie Boys. Many of the album's songs had previously been released on bootlegs, such as J.O.A.T. and B.O.A.T., but now received the accompaniment of a full band. His third studio album, In Between Dreams, also produced by Caldato, was released on March 1, 2005. For the album, Johnson started his own label called Brushfire Records. A studio, The Mango Tree, was built in Hawaii by Johnson's brother to facilitate the new record label. More than a year later, the album was still on the charts, where it was positioned at #3 (March 21, 2006).
"Dirt Off Your Shoulder" was a single released from Jay-Z's 2003 album The Black Album. After the release of the song, the phrase "get that dirt off your shoulder" became common amongst youth. When used colloquially, this phrase means to get enemies off your chest by brushing your shoulders off. The Black Album is a 2003 hip hop music album by rapper Jay-Z. It was supposedly his last studio album until Jay-Z announced a return to solo recording in 2006. The album has generally been well received by critics and was also a highly commercial success debuting at #1 with 436,000 in its first week and more than 3 million to date. The album's name is a reference to both The Beatles (more commonly known as The White Album) and Prince's The Black Album. It features a black-covered set of liner notes and a black jewel case to go along with a black disc. An a cappella version of this album was also released with the intention of providing material for remixes and mashups. The first attempt was by Kev Brown with The Brown Album, which was followed by Danger Mouse's The Grey Album. The latter gained popularity due to its unauthorized use of samples taken from The Beatles. This then started a flood of remix albums made available on the Internet through file sharing. The album has one notable guest appearance (Pharrell Williams in "Change Clothes") along with some background singers and Jay-Z's mother, who talks about his childhood on "December 4th."
"Nothing Else Matters" is a song by heavy metal band Metallica. It was first released in 1991 on the self-titled Black Album. Many long-standing Metallica fans, who were used to the harsh lyrical nature of the first three Metallica ballads, did not appreciate the inclusion of a love song. It was one of the principal songs fans pointed to when accusing the band of "selling out." Regardless, the song is now very popular among Metallica fans and hit #11 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks Charts in 1992. It is still played frequently on the radio. Singer and rhythm guitarist James Hetfield initially wrote it to a former girlfriend, but now he cannot remember why; some say it meant that "no matter how far" he was (since Metallica spent most of their time on tours), he was still "so close" with the heart. He considered it a very personal song and was not going to publish it, but once lead guitarist Kirk Hammett heard it he wanted it on the Black Album. Now Metallica consider it a song dedicated to all their fans. It has become a staple of their live performances. Its intro is an E minor arpeggio beginning with the open E, G, B and high E strings. It was first rumoured, and then confirmed by Hetfield on Classic Albums: The Black Album DVD, that he started composing it while he was on the phone with his girlfriend and only had one free hand. Also on the Classic Albums DVD, Hetfield admits that at that time in his career, girlfriends came and went and were a regular happening on the road. This arpeggio is considered very simple to play, and as such many Metallica fans learn this song when they are first beginning to play guitar. However, the beginning of the song does sound like two guitars playing, so the easiest 'one' is easy, but in reality Hetfield plays one guitar and makes it sound like two (rhythm and lead), so played properly it is not that easy.
"Save A Prayer" was a 1982 hit single for Duran Duran. It was their 6th single, and the third from the platinum album Rio. The soft, seductive ballad reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart, being held off the top spot by Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger". The song was not released as a single in the United States (although the video was very popular on MTV), but a live version released from the Arena reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985. According to Le Bon, the song's chorus structure is based on Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind" and the lyrics as being contrary to the then-popular New Romantic movement by being "realistic, and not romantic" and "for seeing things as they really are." He sums up Save A Prayer as "It's definitely a freedom song but like a kinda nobody owns anybody kinda song." The video was filmed by director Russell Mulcahy among the jungles, beaches, and temples of Sri Lanka in April, 1982. Scenes were filmed atop the rock fortress of Sigiriya, and among the ruins of a Buddhist temple at Polonnaruwa.
"I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (with Flowers in My Hair)" is the debut single performed by Sandi Thom. The song was written by Tom Gilbert and Thom herself. EMI Music Publishing identifies Tom Gilbert as Ian Brown, Thom's manager. The song was originally released in October 2005 by Viking Legacy records, reaching number fifty-five in the UK singles chart, and going on to be the UK's fifth best selling single of the year. It was re-released in May 2006 on Sony's RCA Records label. Also successful in Australia, it was on the ARIA Charts for ten weeks at number-one, and finished the year as the country's highest selling single and accrediting double platinum. The music video was shot in Bethnal Green in London. Although only released physically on May 22, 2006 in the UK, download sales the week before are counted for the purpose of charts, and it achieved number fifteen on this basis in the general charts (and number seven in the download-only chart). The physical release had three formats: two CD versions (one featuring the radio mix and "A Light as Bright as Ours", another featuring the radio mix, the album mix, a further remix, "May You Never" and the ,music video), and also as a 7" vinyl record backed with Stranglers cover "No More Heroes". The single sold 39,797 copies in the week ending June 4, 2006, enough to reach number one, knocking Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" off the top spot after it was withdrawn following a nine week run.
Towa Tei presents the new sound: 2-step (or uk underground). The track Mars is impressive in all aspects from the strings arrengment to the vocal: by Ikuko Harada. The second track Happy2000 is also 2-step, very up, nobody can fell sad listening to this song, Sweet.
"Bulls on Parade" is a song released by Rage Against the Machine in 1996, and can be found on their second album Evil Empire. One of Rage's signature songs, it deals with what is commonly referred to as the "military-industrial complex", which is the tendency of industry (the arms industry in particular) to encourage military action in order to gain military contracts, and therefore increase its profits. Lines such as "Weapons; not food, not homes, not shoes, not need, just feed the war cannibal-animal," and "what we don't know keeps the contracts alive and moving / they don't gotta burn the books they just remove 'em" are just a couple of examples of the several allusions to the military-industrial complex throughout the song. With the words, "Terror rains, drenching, quenching the thirst of the power dons," the song suggests that the fear of terrorism is used to manipulate the American populace into supporting dubious military action. The phrase "terror rains" also serves as a double entendre, which suggests that "terror reigns" by way of the government terror as a tool. The song was performed on Saturday Night Live in April of 1996. Their two-song performance was cut to one song when the band attempted to hang inverted American flags from their amplifiers, a protest to having presidential candidate Steve Forbes as guest host on the program that night. The song features one of Tom Morello's most famous guitar riffs and a highly unusual solo that sounds more like a turntable than a guitar by making use of the toggle switch and rubbing his hand along the strings parallel to the neck of the guitar. It is usually cited as the most famous example of Tom Morello's extremely innovative guitar playing antics, along with Calm Like a Bomb from their next album The Battle Of Los Angeles.
"Guerrilla Radio" is the second track from the 1999 album The Battle of Los Angeles by the band Rage Against the Machine. The band won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance for this song. Guitarist Tom Morello displays his skills of guitar effects in the solo, which sounds like a harmonica. This song is about the 2000 US presidential Election, and in particular the way media shaped the campaigns of the two competitors, George Bush and Al Gore. The line "More for Gore or the son of a drug lord" refers to the allegations that, while George Bush Sr. was President, the CIA was supplying drugs to inner city areas. The song is a statement about the worthlessness of democracy in the United States. Since the people don't truly understand "choice" and are only able to grasp a small glimpse of those running to represent them in office, they are unconsciously under a one-party system. The band is using music and sound as a weapon against such "low intensity warfare." This was the first single from The Battle of Los Angeles, and is the most recognizable as their sound in relation to their past releases. It's basically a manifestation of the band's goal and purpose, acting as "guerrilla radio" to alert the masses of the change to radical ideas. It has remained one of their signature tracks, along with Bulls on Parade and Killing in the Name off of Evil Empire and their debut album respectively.
"Creep" is the first single (not counting the Drill EP) released by the English rock band Radiohead, and a track on their 1993 debut album Pablo Honey. When it was first given limited release in September 1992, Radio 1 found it "too depressing", and removed it from their playlist after airing it only twice. However, it subsequently became one of the band's biggest hits. The song has been released in several versions because the original contains the phrase "you're so fucking special"; a radio edit which replaces this with "you're so very special" appears on several compilations and is a bonus track on the American version of Pablo Honey. Yorke has apparently said that the band was displeased with this edit, which had led to the song losing its anger. Other versions of "Creep" released as B-sides include a performance from the Town & Country Club in London on 14 March 1993 (also on a Japanese reissue of Pablo Honey), and a solo version performed by Yorke on acoustic guitar for KROQ in Los Angeles on 13 July 1993 with the clean version of the lyrics, which was also included on the EPs Itch and My Iron Lung in various territories.
Intimate and Live is the title of a live album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, released in 1998. The album was highly successful in Australia, with the track Dancing Queen receiving considerable radio airplay. Its popularity fuelled rumours that Minogue was planning a studio version for release as a single; however, this did not happen. She did, however, reprise her performance of the song at the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. The set list of the tour, from which the live album was recorded, is largely based on tracks from her two Deconstruction albums as well as some re-worked versions of her best known SAW hits. Also featured is a cover version of the song "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" by the Clash and a previously unheard track "Free".
Though never an actively touring band, Boards of Canada did perform a handful of shows. Early shows saw them supporting Warp labelmates Seefeel and Autechre in a handful of UK dates. They also participated in a few festivals and multi-artist bills, including two Warp parties: Warp's 10th Anniversary Party in 1999, and The Incredible Warp Lighthouse Party almost one year later. They made their most prominent showing in 2001 as one of the headliners at the Tortoise-curated All Tomorrow's Parties festival. They have not performed a live show since. The band released a four-track EP, In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country, in November 2000, their first original release in two years. A full-length album, Geogaddi, was then released in 2002. It was described by Sandison as "a record for some sort of trial-by-fire, a claustrophobic, twisting journey that takes you into some pretty dark experiences before you reach the open air again."
The Housemartins were an English alternative rock band that was active in the 1980s. The band was formed in 1983 by Paul Heaton (vocals), Stan Cullimore (guitar), Ted Key (bass) and Chris Lang (drums). The band's membership changed quite a lot over the years. Ted Key was replaced by Norman Cook — the future Fatboy Slim — and drummer Chris Lang was replaced by Hugh Whitaker, former drummer with The Gargoyles, who in turn was replaced with Dave Hemingway. The band often referred to themselves as "the 4th best band in Hull", referring to Hull, the city in England where the band formed in 1983. (The three bands that were "better" were Red Guitars, Everything but the Girl, and The Gargoyles.) In 1986, having recorded two John Peel sessions, the band broke through with the single "Happy Hour", which reached No.3 in the UK charts. The single's success was helped by a claymation animated pop promo of a type that was in vogue at the time, featuring a cameo by TV comedian Phill Jupitus, who toured with the band under the stage name "Porky the Poet". At the end of the same year, they narrowly missed out on the Christmas No.1 single with a cover version of Isley Jasper Isley's "Caravan of Love", when it was knocked off the top spot by Jackie Wilson's "Reet Petite" on 23 December.
Destiny is a 1978 album released by American band The Jacksons on the CBS/Epic Records label. Released on December 17, 1978, Destiny did what it was supposed to do for the group: re-establish them as a top-selling group. The album's success was largely based on the second single released from the album, "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)", which became a Top 10 single in the winter of 1979. The single, "Blame It on the Boogie", was also released. The album eventually peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Pop Albums chart and number three on the Billboard Black Albums chart and went on to platinum status cementing it as the first RIAA-certified platinum seller by the Jacksons as most of their Motown recordings were uncertifiable, despite their huge success on the charts. The accompanying tour was a huge success running on many legs and also toured overseas.
DJ Hell (real name Helmut Josef Geier, born in Munich on September 6, 1962) is a German House/Techno DJ. He is the label boss of International DeeJay Gigolo Records and has been responsible for many of the big records to come out of the Electroclash or German Squelch scene that emerged in Berlin in the mid-nineties. He is seen as the musical initiator of the 80s Revival movement later known as Electroclash popularizing the music from his hometown Munich from the mid to late 90s. "DJ Hell" is also a performing name of multimedia artist Darryl Hell (Sektor 6 Kommunikatons, Abstinence, Emergency Broadcast Network, Operation:Mindwipe). In 2006, DJ Hell was involved in an German Intel promotional campaign involving five renowned demogroups (Andromeda Software Development, Conspiracy, Fairlight, Farbrausch and mfx), who were set out to create promotional videos using short soundclips by DJ Hell.
THE AVALANCHES - SINCE I LEFT YOU Since I Left You (2000) is the first single from the debut album by Melbourne-based electronic music group The Avalanches, who by the way are all Philipino. It is composed almost entirely of samples from old records, films, and TV shows. It was a worldwide success, especially in the UK where it reached #8 on the commercial album charts. "Frontier Psychiatrist" was released as a single and became their most well-known song, hitting #48 in Australia and #18 in the UK. The song "Since I Left You" hit #16 in the UK and also entered the top 100 in Australia. The album also reached #8 in the UK, and was Planet Sound's #1 Album of 2001. Initial overseas versions of the album had some samples removed. Current pressings have most of these samples back in place. Avalanches also became the first act to get permission from Madonna to sample her work. "Since I Left You" contains elements from "Everyday" written by Jeanne Salo, Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp & Attraction Music, Inc (BMI) (Administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.) Performed by the Main Attraction, used under license from Capitol Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc; Contains a sample from "Let's do the Latin Hustle" written by Edward Drennan, Published by Damit Music, Inc. (BMI), Administered by Golden Rule Administrators, Performed by Klaus Wunderlich, courtesy of Eastwest Records GmbH Germany, A Warner Music Group Company; and embodies portions of "By the Time I Get To Phoenix" Written by Jimmy Webb, published by EMI Sosaha Music, Inc. & Johnathan Three Music Co. (BMI), administered by Lastrada Entertainment Co. All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.