Back in the early 00′s I was part of the editorial team for the independent webzine MIUZIK.com and though that project eventually imploded when various key players moved on to bigger better (?!) things I continued writing about music, book and movie mostly for my own amusement.
I always thought that eventually i will get back to it and have been “threatening” to start a music blog for a while now but never actually got round to doing anything about it. Instead I built up reviews, articles and other random stuff I had written since the demise of Miuzik. So on Sunday night at 2am (of all times) I began setting up the foundations of my new online home.
The plan is hardly ground breaking: to feature tracks and artists, both past and present, with the hope of promoting these great releases to anyone interested or anyone who stumbles across this site. There are a few people who i am sure will be able to help me out with their musical input but more about them when the time is right
So without further ado here are a few tracks with the common theme of…INTRODUCTION
Voxtrot – Introducing
This band cast a spell the moment I heard the gem ‘Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives’ and couldn’t get it out of my head for weeks. The Texas band have a real knack for writing memorable hooks and this track is no different. Expect more on Voxtrot very soon.
Ugly Duckling – Introduckling
Ugly Duckling prove that you don’t have to rap about guns, bitches and bling to be a “respected” rapper. Make no mistake, though their subject matter is generally fun loving and chilled this does not subtract from the immense lyrical skills these guys have.
Faith No More – Introduce Yourself
I must admit when it comes to Faith No More I am a Mike Patton man (who isn’t?!?!) particularly on the underrated ‘King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime‘ album. Be it crooning like a 50s star, screaming like a crazed lunatic or singing with the best of them the versatile FNM front man never failed to impress. It is a testament to the rest of the band that some of the tracks from the Chuck Mosley fronted ‘Introduce Yourself‘ release show the potential these guys eventually fulfilled with Patton on vocals. This track is one of the most entertaining cuts from that album.
The Hives – The Hives Introduce The Metric System In Time
If you don’t love The Hives there is something seriously wrong with you. The self proclaimed saviours of rock n roll are true masters in the 3 minute pop ditty and had been delighting audiences long before their commercial breakthrough on the back of the Garage Rock bandwagon. See them live and you will need a crowbar to remove your smile as Nick Arson, Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, Vigilante Carlstroem and Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist convert you to The Hives cause
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