A continuación os traemos algo especial, algo de lo que nos sentimos orgullosos como Gravelroad76. Desde nuestro humilde antro oscuro, hemos realizado una pregunta a un buen puñado de músicos. Algunos de ellos amablemente rehusaron contestar porque no querían dar nombres de otras bandas por uno u otro motivo. Pero un buen puñado de ellos si se mojaron y aquí tenéis sus respuestas.
Ahora conocerás lo que escuchan algunos de esos músicos cuando dejan sus instrumentos aparcados en la habitación, en el stage o en la parte de atrás de la furgoneta mientras van hacia su próximo concierto. Algunos de los nombres te sonarán y otros serán nuevos descubrimientos.
¿CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITES THREE ALBUMS OF 2013?
Bill Corbin (American Aquarium): Jason Isbell “Southeastern” John Moreland “In the Throes” Haim “Days Go By”.
Kevin M McClain (American Aquarium): Jason isbell’s “Southeasterner”, John’s moreland’s “in the throes”, The Dawes “Stories Don’t End”
Ben Townsend (Hackensaw Boys): Kanye west “ Yeezus” , Loincloth “Iron balls of Steel” , John Gallagher “No corn on tygart”.
Brian Roberts (Ha Ha Tonka ): Lucius “Wildewoman” , Phoenix “Bankrupt” , Arcade Fire “Reflektor”.
Lucas Long (Ha Ha Tonka): Giddy Up Galys! “Happy Holidays to YA..”, Lucius “Wildewoman Phoenix- Bankrupt!” , The National “Trouble Will Find Me”
Lennon Bone (Ha Ha Tonka): Lucius “ Wildewoman”, Fly By Wire “Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin” , Haim “Days are Gone”
Oskar Fredén (Kendolls): Here is my top 3 for 2013:
“Daniel Norgren – Buck” Swedish blues/folk artist! This guy has a unique and original way of playing guitar, builds his own equipment and has voice that brings tears to your eyes and shivers across your spine. This guy is probably one of my favorite artists of all time. A perfect blend of good ol’ American blues and Nordic melancholy! Buy this beautiful gatefold vinyl!
“Queens of the stone age – Like clockwork” To me, Josh Homme is the definition of a true artist. There is simply no one like him! He colors and paints in bizarre ways like no one else. This record features a lot of beautiful slower songs with icons such as Elton John. I love when bands have the guts to do something different and doesn’t “play it safe” just to satisfy the underground music police.
“Kartellen – Ånger & Kamp Del 2” Kartellen is the only swedish hip hop act that has EVER interested me. Aggressive, honest and great lyrics. No one sings about social misery, class issues and real criminal life like these guys. Kartellen describes the shadow side of Swedish society that politicians and western media wants to deny. They have the whole establishment against them but they have the suburban youth with them. I love dark and brutal hip hop.
Alex Alexander (Willie Nile): Willie Nile “American Ride”, David Bowie “The Next Day Deluxe Edition” , Eljuri “ Fuerte”.
Tod Michael Bowers (Steepwater Band) : Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite “Get Up!”, The Strypes “Snapshot”, Paul McCartney “New”…. The Steepwater Band: Live & Humble
Andrew Hunt (Buffalo Sumer) : Walking Papers (self titled debut album), The Cadillac Three “Tennessee Mojo”, Alter Bridge “Fortress”.
Gareth Hunt (Buffalo Summer): my top 3 albums are: The Winery Dogs, Katatonia “Dethroned and Uncrowned” , karnivool “ Asymmetry”
Dean Rispler (Dictators NYC): Voivod “Target Earth”, Darkthrone “The Underground Resistance” , Inquisition “ Obscure Verses For The Multiverse”
Rory Kelly : J.B. Beverly “Stripped to the root”, Clutch “Earth rocker”, Warren Haynes “Man in motion’.
Jason Kowalski (Hogjaw): Here are 3 records I cannot stop playing in my collection – I really had to sit and think about this as there is so much good stuff out there .
Blood of the Sun “Burning on Wings of Desire”,L ove Mound “ The Noose, The Tree, and the Desert Sky”, Earth “Angels of Darkness, Demon of light 1”
Elvis Hogjaw (Hogjaw):
I didn’t buy much music in 2013. i love the new clutch, and mostly i listen to old vinyls and don’t pay much attention to new bands or their albums. I will listen, if someone tells me hey, listen to this, but i’ve heard so much bad music that i prefer to listen to music of the 70s and 80s. I heard the Hendrix re release, didn’t like it, and I heard hte new Black Sabbath, didn’t care for that either. i do like the new Hogjaw record..”If it ain’t broke”, but that wouldn’t be fair would it?
Mark Masefield (Outside The Box): My three favorites of the year…. Ummm… how bout:
Elvis Costello and the Roots “Wise Up Ghost”, John Mayer “Paradise Valley”, The Band “Live at the Academy of Music 1971”
Heidy Odermatt Didi Meier (SLAM & HOWIE and the reserve men): Willie Nile “american ride”, Ry Cooder “live in san francisco “, Frank Turner “Tape deck heart the band of heathens, sunday morning records……
Sandro Lamparter(SLAM & HOWIE and the reserve men): Here they are: Steve Earle “Low Highway”, Charles Bradley “Victim of love”, Die Toten Hosen “Der Krach der Republik”.
Robby Rigsbee (Zach Williams & The Reformation): Dawes “Stories Don’t End”, John Mayer “Paradise Valley”, The Wild (feathers-self titled).
Justin Wells (Justin Wells): Jason Isbell “Southeastern”, Daft Punk “Random Access Memories”, Eminem “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”.
Bryan Harris (The Vegabonds): Jason Isbell “ Southeastern “, Gov’t Mule “ Shout!”, Tedeschi Trucks Band “ Made up Mind”.
Daniel Allen (The Vegabonds): My top 3 albums of the year are: Kings of Leon “Mechanical Bull” ,Jason Isbell “Southeastern”, Drake “Nothing was the same”
Tony Muggs (The Muggs): The Beatles “Revolver “, My Morning Jacket “Circuital “, Led Zeppelin “Presence”.
Rich Hope (Rich Hope): Ok! Charles Bradley’s “Victim of Love”, Número 43 “The Dynamic Label”, and Magic Sam’s “Eastside Soul” ( not new, but I sure got it on vinyl this your and it rules).
David Supica (Delta Saints): My personal favorites in no particular order are as follows: Justin Timberlake “The 20/20”, Experience Lord Huron “Lonesome Dreams”, Jason Isbell “Southeastern”
Benjamin Folke Thomas : Cool!, Jonathan Wilson “Fanfare”, Jack Day “The first ten”, Bob Dylan “Another self portrait”.
Brett Wolfie (Dirty York): Jason Isbell “Southeastern “,Paul McCartney “NEW”, David Bowie “The Next Day”
Justin Boswell (Ex Starroy): Steve Earle “Low Highway” , Jason Isbell “Southeastern” , Heartless Bastards “Arrow”
Pat Carmody (My Dynamite): Gov’t Mule “Shout! “, Airbourne “Black Dog Barking”, Black Crowes “Wiser For The Time”.
Travis Fraser (My Dinamite): The Delta Saints “Death Letter Jubilee” , King of the North “Sound the underground “,Dirty York “ Feed the Fiction”
Simon Aarons (My Dynamite): My favorite three albums this year are: The Band “The Last Waltz”, The Rolling Stones “Beggars Banquet”, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers “Damn The Torpedoes”
Pontus Snibb (Pontus Snibb): Temperance “movement”, David Bowie “The next day”, Deep Purple “Now What?!”
Benny James (Ex Dirty York): Of course.. Clutch “ Earth Rocker”, Gay Paris “The Last Good Party”, Black Country Communion “Afterglow ….”
Todd May: In no certain order: “ In the Throes” by John Moreland, “The Death of the Self Preservation Society” by Two Cow Garage and “ Southeastern” by Jason Isbell.
Reeve Downes (Rhino Bucket): Vista Chino,Corrosion of Conformity,Airborne.
Ethan Miller (Howlin Rain) : Body/Head Cooming apart” , Nick Cave and the bad seeds “Push the sky away”, Houndstooth “Ride Out The Dark”.
Christopher Thorn (Blind Melon):Queens of the Stone Age “… Like Clockwork” , Tame impala “Lonerism” and Arctic Monkeys “AM”
Steve Almaas (The Del Lords):
“Weeping Cherry “ Ambrosia Parsley & The ElegantToo. “Rubble”, from this album, is my favorite song of the year.
“Songs for Slim” Rockin Here Tonight – Various Artists. An all star benefit album for Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap featuring Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Jeff Tweedy among many others. I have two cuts on it. One with my old punk band The Suicide Commandos & Frank Black and one with John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful.
“Foreverly” Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones. I have always loved the Everly Brothers and Billie Joe and Norah do them proud.
Simon Meli (The Widowbirds):
For 2013… I’ve been hearing more singles and individual tracks than entire albums. It’s a shame, but it is the way the world is working at the moment. I know that The Widowbirds are a band that appreciates albums for a full body of work…
That being said though, here a few records I’ve dug this year as well as some singles that really got it!
1. Rival Sons (US) Album titled ‘Head Down’ , Even though it was released in Nov / Dec 2012.
It carried on it’s exposure in 2013 with a full blown homage to Zep, 60’s Vibes with real grunt.
2. The Delta Riggs (AUS) Album titled ‘Hex.Lover.Killer’. Friends of mine again in the front line with us… creating a great debut album.
3. Fav song this year: Band of Skulls ‘Asleep At The Wheel’, Dynamite Sound Dynamite Riffs.
Michael Katon (Michael Katon):
To tell you the truth I don’t know many albums that came out in 2013!…I’ve been too busy working on my own music…But I like Valerie June – ‘Pushing Against A Stone’……Jimi Hendrix Live at The Miami Pop Festival 1968…Iggy and The Stooges -‘Ready To Die’
Dr. John “Locked Down”, Richard Thompson “Electric”, Phantom Limb “The Pines”
THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL OUR FRIENDS FOR ANSWER …. THANKS AND HAPPY 2014.