This week sees the return of Mick Jagger and Arcade Fire, and premieres some rare Stone Temple Pilots. Let’s get stuck in:
Stone Temple Pilots – Sex Type Thing (demo)
Taken from the just-announced 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of their album Core, (out September 29th) here’s an early take of one of their greatest tracks. The set is available as a 4CD+Vinyl edition, a 2CD deluxe, or a 1CD remaster.
Mick Jagger – England Lost/Gotta Get A Grip
He was 74 during the week, but he gives US a present. Nay! TWO presents. Thanks Mick! Both songs concern themselves with the post-Brexit political situation in the UK, and Sir Snakehips was keen to release them while they’re relevant. Skepta features on ‘England Lost’, which is our favourite of the two. Word from Keef is that The Stones will be recording a new album soon too, so that’s great news.
The Districts – Violet
This is the new single from one of RockYouLike’s favourite new bands. More details here
Belle and Sebastian – We Were Beautiful
Brand new single from Stuart Murdoch & Co. No word of a new album yet, but this’ll do nicely for now
New Album Of The Week:
Arcade Fire – Everything Now
I won’t lie – this, for me, is the most anticipated album of the year so far. I’ve loved each song they released over the past few weeks, and the album is an absolute joy. Poppier, Synthier than anything they’ve done before, this could be the album that sees them ‘Do A Kings Of Leon’ and alienate their early fans. Sod that though, it’s a cracker
Reissue Of The Week
10cc – Before, During, After – The Story Of 10cc
We were first alerted to this reissue by the great people over at SuperDeluxeEdition.com. It’s a slightly unusual retrospective in that it covers the careers of Messrs. Godley, Stewart, Gouldman and Creme pre, during, and post-10cc. As a result, The Mindbenders’ ‘Groovy Kind Of Love’ rubs shoulders with Wax’s ‘Bridge To Your Heart’ and the parent band’s ‘Dreadlock Holiday’. There’s also a genuine Paul McCartney rarity on there, the single mix of his ‘Pretty Little Head’, co-written by Eric Stewart. A fabulous retrospective, it’s available in 4CD and 2CD editions, but the 4-disc, for our money, is the one for which one should ‘plump’
By the way, there’s an urban legend on how 10cc got their name. Google it. Not on a full stomach though.