Territorial Musings: Classic Album Sundays and Linn present Nevermind, a Nirvana Q&A and Album Playthrough
22/09/11. Doors open 7.15pm
As part of the In Bloom: The Nirvana Nevermind Exhibition at the Truman Brewery we have a very special event on Thursday 22nd September for Nirvana fans.
The event will start at 7.15 with a panel discussion chaired by DJ, Classic Album Sundays founder and massive Nirvana fan, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy. Panellists confirmed thus far include Keith Cameron (Mojo, formerly X FM) and James ‘Jam’ McMahon (Kerrang! Magazine editor), with more special guests TBA.
The evening will culminate with Nevermind taking centre stage, as guests are invited to open their ears and take part in a truly unique listening experience. Played on vinyl from start to finish, through state-of-the-art audiophile Linn sound equipment, expect to hear the album as never before.
With limited tickets left, this event is selling fast. Book your tickets online at: http://territorialmusings.eventbrite.com/.
Or, if you want to avoid the booking fee, tickets can also be bought from reception within the exhibition at The Loading Bay Gallery.
A Rare and hard to find album produced in 1972 in very limited numbers (around 6000). Can be found on Cd but to get the best from a band that did not quite make it to the big time one has to listern to the vinyl.
Odin a US based rock group of the 70s and 80s who are largely forgotten as they have been surpased by such groups as Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin to a couple from that great era.
The music is more heading towards the Led Zeppelin and early Heavy metal side rather than the ambient style of Pink Floyd. Their most famous album was produced in 1972 on the highly reputable Verticle Swirl label and is self titled. For some reason there were only around 6000 copies made during the first press run.
The group were probably just trying out the market given the explosion of great rock and prog rock groups coming to the fore at the time. Still a unique sound perhaps a cross between zeppelin and AC/DC.
Mordecai Smyth have done something few contemporary bands can, they’ve come up with something refreshingly new with a a classic 60s pop song vibe. The opening riff could have come straight off a Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames album, or better still something by Jimmy Smith. Then the guitars kick in and suddenly it’s sounding like the Rolling Stones (Brian Jones), Cream and The Beatles (check out the guitar duel at the end, very Abbey Road). But this isn’t some derivative, retro rehash, it’s great pop music that is as much now as it is then. And if the infuriatingly catchy riff isn’t enough to get you hooked, the chorus will get you every time. If these guys had been around in the 60s Mojo and Rolling Stone would be writing glowing retrospectives about them. Thank your lucky stars that Mordecai Smyth are here today, and if this single is anything to go by they should be with us for a long time to come.