Friday 22 April 2016

What we're listening to. Daft Punk 'Random access memories'.

One of the really great music videos of all time is 'Around the world' from Daft Punk and based on the work of artist Escher. If you haven't seen it, be amazed...

Random Access Memories is the band's fourth Album from 2013 although it reflects a very 70's vibe. 70's legend, Giorgio Moroder features on the record as does Nile Rodgers from 'Chic'. Pharrell Williams is also here to give it a contemporary feel and the single, 'Get Lucky' is very 'him' (he's on vocals too).

But this is Electronic Disco.

Daft Punk have said that they were looking for a 'Steely Dan' and a 'Dark Side of the Moon/Rumours' sound and that's what they got. Superbly produced and great songwriting, it's a classic.

Mind you too, if you like this you'll love their earlier 'Discovery' Album which is probably as good from 2001. If not, better.

This Album won a Grammy but not just that, it has received massive critical acclaim. Rightly so too, it's one to play for sure when you want to feel good. 

Previous "listen to's" you'll also find on this blog.......Amy Winehouse 'Back to Black';Police 'Outlandos D'Amour'; Michael Jackson Off the Wall; Carole King Tapestry; Beatles Red Album; Sex Pistols Never mind the Bollocks; Sam Cooke Live at Harlem Square; The Doors LA Woman; Thin Lizzy Live & Dangerous; Kendrick Lamarr Butterfly; Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace; Clapton 461; Massive Attack Blue Lines; The Clash London Calling; Chris Isaak At The Filmore; Bob Dylan Street Legal; Bad Company Straight Shooter; Jackson Browne Love is Strange; Lou Reed Transformer; Steely Dan AJA; Stones Black+Blue; Stephen Bishop Careless; Nils Lofgren Night after Night; Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells; Neil Young Harvest; Led Zep 4; David Bowie David Live; Van Morrison It's too late to stop now; Wings Band on the run; Rod Stewart Atlantic Crossing; Ryan Adams Heartbreaker; Santana Essential; Bob Dylan Desire; Roxy Music For your pleasure; Bob Marley Legend; Stephen Fretwell Magpie; James Taylor Sweet Baby James; Deep Purple Machine Head; Springsteen Darkness on the edge of town; Leon Bridges Coming Home; Eagles Hotel California; Jungle; Aretha Soul Queen; Neil Young After the Goldrush + Harvest; Zappa Overnite Sensation; Fleetwood Mac Rumours; Keith Jarrett Koln Concert; Doobies Southbound; Stevie Earle I feel Alright; Tom Waits Closing Time; Pink Floyd Dark Side; Van Morrison Moondance; Eric Church Caught in the Act; Randy Newman Little Criminals; Elton John Madman across the water; Patti Smith Horses; Doobies Captain and Me; Steely Dan Can't Buy a Thrill.