Links For Jan 29th

  • “From today, feel free to download another 25 million songs — legally” – QTrax launches. Another 25 million crappy ads, yay! Sarcasm aside, I wonder where this will be going.
  • Sleevefaces
  • Robert Plant | No love for new music – “Wrinkly Robert showed his age with the rant at two of the world’s biggest bands as they were played over the stereo at Fifty Five Bar. He rubbished Radiohead and the Red Hot Chili Peppers – and then demanded to hear weirdo rocker CAPTAIN BEEFHEART instead.”

18 Responses to “Links For Jan 29th”

  1. Clark Gwent says:

    After their dissing of Robert Planet and the Captain I have decided to boycott the Sun. So no change there.
    PS Radiohead- 15 years old, Red Hot Silly Fuckers- 25 years old- CB & the MB 40+ years old. What new music where?

  2. urbangraffito says:

    Rock on, wrinkly Robert, one can never hear enough of Captain Beefheart (are Radiohead and the Red Hot Chili Peppers listening?).

  3. Balint says:

    this sleevefaces thing is funny. Here’s another one – though its from Playboy.

  4. lonesome cowgirl burp says:

    Beefheart is still light years ahead of everyone, so in a way, it is still ‘new’, right? If a trendy bar did put on CB, in London or New York at least, it would blow many minds! Other more sophisticated places might eat it up, but I think Robert had the right idea.
    Plus, he’s what, 60? Let him enjoy what he enjoys!

  5. bernard says:

    Come on, this looks like an old men’s retreat.
    Yep, Catain B, FZ and LZ will prove to have a long future oriented shadow.
    New music in ” rock”? Part of it just comes from Iceland. Don’t laugh. I’m not even talking about Sigur Ros. The next generation. Just listen to the new young I. groups, they’re truly great.
    ( Porn Warning : Balint happens to be from the other side of male world : he is a boobsophile. While all the other KUR readers are actually assophiles. Shame on you, B.)

  6. jane23 says:

    Qtrax is encountering difficulty with the launching of their free song service because the major record companies do not support it.

  7. FeralCats says:

    If it hadn’t come from The Sun, I might have taken it seriously. They make shit up all the time. Wasn’t that doctored Paris Hilton holding trout mask pic from them?

  8. Jamez says:

    What the Sun neglected to say was that the Red Hot Chilli Peppers were influenced by both Beefheart and Zappa. They’ve done live versions of the Magic Band’s ‘Peon’ and ‘Inca Roads’ by Zappa. Also John Frusciante wanted to join Zappa’s band but decided he wouldn’t ‘cos he wouldn’t be able to take drugs(!!!).

  9. xorg says:

    I have to say I agree with Mr Plant. Radiohead are the most miserable and over-rated band ever. The Red Hot Chilli Peppers are marginally better but tiresome after a while, whereas I still enjoy ‘Safe as Milk’ as much as the first time I heard it way back when.
    QTrax sounds too good to be true. Let’s hope for the best! Meanwhile, it ain’t working – I just get the Network Timeout message. Perhaps they’re overloaded with people trying to connect.
    Ga*l and the Z*T must be apoplectic – music being given away?

  10. Hank Peters says:

    A quote from Jamez:

    What the Sun neglected to say was that the Red Hot Chilli Peppers were influenced by both Beefheart and Zappa. They’ve done live versions of the Magic Band’s ‘Peon’ and ‘Inca Roads’ by Zappa. Also John Frusciante wanted to join Zappa’s band but decided he wouldn’t ‘cos he wouldn’t be able to take drugs(!!!).

    I remember my friend telling me about the Zappa covers, but he also told me that Anthony Kiedis stated that “Inca Roads is the only Zappa song I allow to exist”. Can anyone confirm this?

  11. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from xorg:

    I have to say I agree with Mr Plant. Radiohead are the most miserable and over-rated band ever. The Red Hot Chilli Peppers are marginally better but tiresome after a while, whereas I still enjoy ‘Safe as Milk’ as much as the first time I heard it way back when.
    QTrax sounds too good to be true. Let’s hope for the best! Meanwhile, it ain’t working – I just get the Network Timeout message. Perhaps they’re overloaded with people trying to connect.
    Ga*l and the Z*T must be apoplectic – music being given away?

    ‘Safe as Milk’ and ‘Clear Spot’ have never left my daily listening rotation — from vinyl to CD to Mp3s — in all the years I’ve owned them. Can any new band say as much? I think Mr. Plant is lamenting the lowering of the public’s musical IQ. If all you ever hear is the same reworked shit, when will you know when something really spectacular is occurring? Funny, whenever I hear *new music* it all sounds like ripoffs of great old music reworked and repackaged as something new when it actually isn’t. There are, however, new artists doing some really incredibly new things in music (Eels, Dresden Dolls) but you really have to seek them out after having someone turn you on to them.
    If you ask me, QTrax is too good to be true. There is no such thing as a free lunch. The Mp3s you’ll be downloading will be spiked with so much tracking software, they’ll know the when, where, and how you’ve been sharing your music and exactly with whom: the price? Just your privacy as an individual, as well as your right not to be tracked without your knowledge by dubious software at best. Kind of makes me wonder what kind of software is hitching a ride on my music library right this moment…
    Ga*l and the Z*T becoming apoplectic at the thought of music being given away…
    A petulant frenzy!
    This is a petulant
    Frenzy!
    I’m petulant,
    And I’m having a frenzy!

  12. Balint says:

    about Qtrax: I’ve just found an article about it, saying that is sucks. They announced they agreed with 4 publishers – they had contract with NO ONE. And: they are providing files that are unplayable on Ipods. Etc.

  13. Jamez says:

    ‘Safe as Milk’ and ‘Clear Spot’ have never left my daily listening rotation –
    I’ve got ‘Clear Spot’ but not ‘Safe As Milk’. What’s it like? Is it the one with Ry Cooder on it?

  14. xorg says:

    Yes, ‘Safe as Milk’ features Ry Cooder. He left the band because it was all a bit chaotic for him! The album contains some classic stuff although a couple of tracks might sound a tad dated now. Go to http://www.play.com – it’s on sale for only 2.99 GBP! If you’re willing to part with 6.99 GBP you can get it in a 2CD set with ‘The Mirrorman Sessions’ which is also well worthwhile.

  15. Bob Again says:

    I paraphrase a famous (to some, anyway) marching band guy…
    …what does a plant know about music, anyway?
    that’s right, the mascarra snake!

  16. Latent says:

    A quote from Hank Peters:

    A quote from Jamez:

    What the Sun neglected to say was that the Red Hot Chilli Peppers were influenced by both Beefheart and Zappa. They’ve done live versions of the Magic Band’s ‘Peon’ and ‘Inca Roads’ by Zappa. Also John Frusciante wanted to join Zappa’s band but decided he wouldn’t ‘cos he wouldn’t be able to take drugs(!!!).

    I remember my friend telling me about the Zappa covers, but he also told me that Anthony Kiedis stated that “Inca Roads is the only Zappa song I allow to exist”. Can anyone confirm this?

    Hank:
    Yep that’s what he said. You can see it here with the red hot chili poopers “version” of Inca Roads, which looked more like a way to kill time while Flea was getting his arms worked on:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=oCZMMLHF9zI
    I for one was not impressed… Fruiscante is completely overrated and I suspect that he failed the audition. And Anthony Keidas is an ass.
    —-
    the robert plant thing was great even if it might have been BS. I dislike the chilli poopers but like the Radioheads — wish i knew what songs that plant complained about — and what beefheart he was wanting to hear. Abba Zabba Zoom!

  17. Jamez says:

    A quote from Hank Peters:

    A quote from Jamez:

    What the Sun neglected to say was that the Red Hot Chilli Peppers were influenced by both Beefheart and Zappa. They’ve done live versions of the Magic Band’s ‘Peon’ and ‘Inca Roads’ by Zappa. Also John Frusciante wanted to join Zappa’s band but decided he wouldn’t ‘cos he wouldn’t be able to take drugs(!!!).

    I remember my friend telling me about the Zappa covers, but he also told me that Anthony Kiedis stated that “Inca Roads is the only Zappa song I allow to exist”. Can anyone confirm this?

    Can’t believe Kiedis said that!! What a dumbass thing to say!!!! He musta been high when he said it!

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