Monthly Archives: April 2017

VIVE LE ROCK PREMIERES PAUL COLLINS’ TRACK | EURO TOUR STARTS 5/6/17!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT PAUL COLLINS’ TRACK “ALWAYS GOT YOU ON MY MIND” VIA VIVE LE ROCK MAGAZINE

GOOD FRIDAY JUST GOT BEAT-ER!
BY Gerry Ranson

L.A. powerpop lords PAUL COLLINS’ BEAT have two of their classic 80s EPs reissued this month, and they’re sharing a track with Vive Le Rock!

‘Always Got You On My Mind’ is taken from Long Time Gone / To Beat Or Not To Beat which is issued through Lolipop Records on 28 April.

Formed in 1979 by Paul Collins, former drummer of THE NERVES – of ‘Hanging On The Telephone’ fame – The Beat became Paul Collins’ Beat in the mid-80s, following a dispute that caused Dave Wakeling’s mob to be renamed The English Beat in the US. To show there were no hard feelings, both bands toured together in 2012.

To Beat Or Not To Beat, featuring current TELEVISION guitarist Jimmy Ripp and PATTI SMITH drummer Jay Dee Daugherty was originally released in 1983, followed two years later by Long Time Gone, produced in the UK by former MOTORHEAD and WARSAW PAKT drummer Lucas Fox.

Speaking of ‘Always Got You On My Mind’, Collins says, “Steve Huff and I were living full time in New York – up all night, sleep all day, that was our M.O. Hanging out all the cool clubs like Danceteria and Mud Club. We had been touring all over the area with Jay Dee Daugherty and Jimmy Ripp. We decided it might be a good idea to take it out of state and go back west. Jimmy couldn’t make it so we met up with guitar slinger Werner Fritzsching. He had done time with Hall & Oates and that was good enough for us! After one long tour out west we got back to NY and we really wanted to have one more cut to round out the EP To Beat or Not To Beat as it was being released in Europe, so we went back into the studio. This time we went to the Power Station to get that big time rock sound we wanted so badly. Back then everything had to have that big radio friendly sound. We came pretty close and you can hear the slick production sound on this recording, thankfully the song holds up and it still sounds good today. My favourite part is where Werner starts rocking out at the end, I always loved his guitar part on this song!”

Paul hits Europe on tour from May, including a UK show at a special Dirty Water Club night at The Finsbury, London on Saturday 13 May. Support comes from LUCY & THE RATS and SEE NO EVILS. Tickets priced £8.50 are available here. Full dates are….

PAUL COLLINS 2017 EUROPEAN SOLO TOUR DATES

FRANCE

5/6 Clermont-Ferrand @ Bombshell

5/7 Marseille @ Le Jam

5/8 Toulouse @ Dispensary

5/10 Rouen @ 3 Pieces

5/11 Vannes @ Jam Session

5/12 Paris @ La Mecanique-Ondulatoire

ENGLAND

5/13 London @ The Finsbury

5/14 Adam Smith’s Black Wax Radio Live Show

BELGIUM

5/16 Kortrijk @ Den Trap

NETHERLANDS

5/17 Rotterdam @ V11

5/18 Haarlem (Amsterdam) @ Patronaat

GERMANY

5/19 Düsseldorf @ The Tube

5/20 Berlin @ Cortina Bob

5/21 Hamburg @ Monkeys Music Club

SWEDEN

5/23 Malmo @ Folk & Rock

5/24 Gothenburg @ Liseberg Amusement Park Power Pop Festival

5/25 Eskilstuna @ Ölkultur

5/26 Karlskoga @ Rockbar

5/27 Stockholm @ Pet Sounds record shop show

SPAIN

5/30 Madrid @ Fun House

5/31 Burgos @ Matarile

6/1 Leon @ Chelsea Bar

6/2 Zarragoza @ Teatro Arbolé

6/3 Irun @ Terraza del Aia

6/8 Barcelona @ A Wamba Buluba

6/22 Elche @ Hotel Galicia

6/24 Fuengirola @ Fuengirola Pop Weekend Appearing with The Beach Boys

PORTUGAL

6/29 Lisbon @ Popular Alvalade

SPAIN

7/1 Carballo @ Rockin´Carballo Festival 2017

FRANCE

7/21 Tourville-Sur-Mer “Le Sable, Les Mouettes et Les Guitares Electriques” Festival

http://vivelerock.net/good-friday-just-got-beat-er/

NPR’S ‘SONGS WE LOVE’ FEATURES ORGONE’S NEW SINGLE W/ CYRIL NEVILLE!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO ORGONE’S NEW SINGLE WITH CYRIL NEVILLE VIA NPR’S SONGS WE LOVE!

Songs We Love: Orgone, ‘I Sold My Heart To The Junkman (Feat. Cyril Neville)’
By Rachel Horn

There’s nothing like a well-executed cover song to draw wallflowers onto the dance floor — just ask your local bar band. When the power of a fresh, confident re-arrangement fuses with that joyous spark of recognition, it can be enough to get even the shyest reveler’s hips moving. That principle plays right into the mission statement of Los Angeles retro-funk outfit Orgone. As founding guitarist Sergio Rios has explained of his band’s raison d’etre, “Sometimes it takes a nudge to let go and get on the dance floor. And sometimes it takes a big ol’ push … a love shove, if you will.”

In that sense, Orgone’s new single is a love shove of the highest order — a cover that works not only because of its irresistible groove, but because it’s so gleefully unexpected. “I Sold My Heart To The Junkman” started its life as a 1940s jazz tune, performed as a lugubrious big-band number by Etta Jones and, later, as a robust tenor-sax ballad by Gene Ammons. In ’62, the song changed character entirely when it was released by the Philadelphia girl group The Blue Belles. That sugar-sweet record (the credit for which, incidentally, is likely owed to Chicago’s The Starlets) broke into the top 20 on the pop charts just as the quartet was being rechristened Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles.

More than half a century later, New Orleans funk icon and former Meter Cyril Neville takes lead vocal duties on Orgone’s version of “I Sold My Heart,” transforming the heartbreak ballad yet again. In this iteration, it’s a properly swampy, boogieable number driven by a heavy bass riff and saturated with layers of organ — the dirty kind of sound you’d expect to hear under the word “junkman.” The single comes out on vinyl next week via Colemine Records, which has been putting out old-school-sounding soul from its headquarters in (naturally) the suburbs of southwestern Ohio since 2007. Much like a cleverly chosen cover song, the record’s unlikely provenance somehow makes it all the more satisfying.

I Sold My Heart To The Junkman comes out April 21 via Colemine Records.
http://www.npr.org/2017/04/14/523750631/songs-we-love-orgone-i-sold-my-heart-to-the-junkman-feat-cyril-neville

  • Tour Dates

    • 08/19/17 JEREMY PINNELL in Albuquerque NM at Marble Brewery
    • 08/19/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Brentwood, TN at Music in the Meadow
    • 08/20/17 JEREMY PINNELL in Jerome AZ at Gypzy Rose Theater
    • 08/23/17 JEREMY PINNELL in Bakersfield CA at El Conquistador Music Experience
    • 08/24/17 JEREMY PINNELL in San Francisco, CA at Hemlock Tavern
    • 08/25/17 JEREMY PINNELL in Portland, OR at Landmark Saloon
    • 08/26/17 JEREMY PINNELL in Seattle WA at Sunset Tavern

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