Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Canciones de Resistencia y la Guerra Civil Española

I know in the past I posted another album with songs from the Spanish Civil War but I recently stumbled across this album and really thought it was worth sharing. The songs featured on this album are completely different from the ones on the album I had previously posted. This album features some great songs which really make you feel as if you were in Madrid or Barcelona in the 1930's during this forgotten chapter in the fight against Fascism. I highly recommend this album to anyone out there and hope everyone enjoys it.

1. El Ejercito del Ebro
2. Si Me Quieres Escribir
3. Puente de los Franceses
4. Yo Me Subí a un Pino Verde
5. No Hay Quien Pueda
6. Cancion de Bourg Madame
7. Ya se fue el Verano
8. Nubes de Esperanza
9. En España las Flores
10. Muerte en la Catedral
11. Que Culpa Tiene el Tomate

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Specials - More Specials

More Specials is the second album released by the 1980's 2 tone band The Specials. This album though often overlooked by many contains some great tracks from a cover of the classic Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) to Rat Race which comments on the often dull and fruitless work environment of the typical person. Personal favorites on this album are Stereotype and International Jet Set. Stereotype has a very dark and eerie sound and was written encouraging youth to not fall prey to the pressures of drug use. International Jet Set a mostly instrumental song was supposedly written by the band after their less than successful first US tour. Overall this is a great album that I would really recommend to anyone who enjoys really anything from ska to jazz and I might even say rock and pop music.

    1 Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)
    2 Man at C&A
    3 Hey, Little Rich Girl
    4 Do Nothing
    5 Pearl's Cafe
    6 Sock It to 'em J.B.
    7 Stereotypes / Stereotypes, Part 2
    8 Holiday Fortnight
    9 I Can't Stand It
    10 International Jet Set
    11 Enjoy Yourself (reprise)