Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Korn's seeing 'Evolution' in global warming

Rock band Korn takes up the issue of global warming with its new song, "Evolution" from its yet-to-be-titled album due on July 31. And this is a first from a band aside from lead singer Bono from U2.

I diggin' with my fingertips
I'm gripping at the ground I stand upon
I'm searching for fragile zones

I fear I'm never gonna find
Keep trying but I won't assimilate
Should death come far in time
Watch the bow break

And I'm sorry that I don't believe
but the evidence that I see
Doesn't show much hope for me
It's evolution
Just evolution

And I, I do not dare deny
the basic beast inside
It's right here
It's conjoined my mind
And why do I deserve to die

Not bad from a fan's point of view. IF you haven't seen former Vice President Al Gore's documentary "The Inconvenient Truth" how dare you don't but, it is a good thing that Bono and now Korn have jump on the importance of making global warming a priority.

Rating: 4 out of 5


Thursday, May 24, 2007

Maroon 5 is beginning to 'Wonder'

Maroon 5 latest single, "Makes Me Wonder" off its album It Won't Be Soon Before Long (A&M /Octone Records) the first single, "Wonder," is a song catchier than fire, but they're made ever fainter here by the clamping down of five guys on what is essentially the most distinctive pop sound to emerge from a single band since the Bee Gees squealed into the mid-'70s.

But it is smooth because of the lyrics:

I wake up with blood-shot eyes
Struggled to memorize
The way it felt between your thighs
Pleasure that made you cry
Feels so good to be bad
Not worth the aftermath, after that
After that
Try to get you back

I still don't have the reason
And you don't have the time
And it really makes me wonder
If I ever gave a f**k about you

Give me something to believe in
Cause I don't believe in you
Anymore, Anymore
I wonder if it even makes a difference to try
So this is goodbye

One must think that there were at a jazz club when listening to this. Not that everyone was a fan at the beginning, (yours truly included) but the tolerance of lyrics make it likeable because of the guitar riffs throughout the song and all of that interwined with the lyrics makes it good, that your ears would want the band NOT to stop.

Rating: 4 out of 5


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Kelly Clarkson CD to be reviewed for Air-wave

Here is a first look at the CD cover for Kelly Clarkson new CD My December (RCA Records) and it will be reviewed on the original Air-wave Blog


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Madonna's 'Drowned World' Tour 2001

I love this woman and her dancers!


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Madonna promoting 'Confessions on a Dance Floor'


Monday, May 14, 2007

CD reviews coming for...

He has returned with his another album....Raul Malo is back!

The hits keep coming from them.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Madonna in 1990 with Truth or Dare

Upcoming CDs

Princess of Darkness is back

Latest from this band.

Yeah, I know, she's a soap opera star.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

James Morrison remains 'Undiscovered'

Young James Morrison has "success story" written all over him. Drawing influence from soul greats like Cat Stevens, Otis Redding, and Van Morrison, debut album Undiscovered reveals this Rugby-born vocalist has the sort of world-weary voice and songwriting chops to take the Later...With Jools Holland path to mainstream success that's formerly made stars of Damien Rice, James Blunt, and former tour-mate Corinne Bailey Rae.

In keeping with his soul influences, much of Undiscovered (Interscope Records) has a full, warm multi-instrumental sound neatly rendered by Martin Terefe, producer for the likes of KT Tunstall and Ron Sexsmith.

1. Under The Influence
2. You Give Me Something
3. Wonderful World
4. The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore
5. One Last Chance
6. Undiscovered
7. The Letter
8. Call The Police
9. This Boy
10. Better Man
11. The Last Goodbye

"Under the Influence", a passionate upfront love song, is borne along on florid piano and Beatles-esque string arrangements, while the tear-stained "Wonderful World" matches its emotional message ("I know that it's a wonderful world/But I can't feel it right now") with optimistic brass and cascading percussion.

Album stand-outs come with "You Give Me Something" and the closing "Better Man", a solo acoustic number that really showcases the range of Morrison's voice. Purists may still baulk at the prospect of a white lad from the North of England singing soul, but the sure success of Undiscovered ought to prove that a strong voice will always be the bottom line.

Rating: 4 out of 5