The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome [Tom Mayle Takeover]

#Takeover #AlbumReview The song Tom has chosen from the album is from an iconic guitarist, the Mississippi bluesman Howlin Wolf’s ‘Commit A Crime’. Whilst the riff remains the same throughout Jagger, Richards et al. deliver it with aplomb flipping between typical blues based story telling and ripping harmonica solos

It’s the final day of Tom Mayle’s week of top album picks on Dash ‘n’ Verve and boy have we enjoyed his choices. Each stand out track featured has come from an album Tom picked up on vinyl in 2017 (they all sounded pretty incredible on his LP12 when he gave them a spin this summer).

Not only does Tom appreciate a good guitar lick, he’s a brilliant guitarist himself. He even makes the damn things (take a look at his handy work for The Tone Workshop)! It comes as no surprise then that for his final pick he’s has drawn for one of the most iconic guitar bands ever to exist; The Rolling Stones, with their late 2016 cover album ‘Blue & Lonesome’.

The song Tom has chosen from the album is from an equally iconic guitarist, the Mississippi bluesman Howlin Wolf’s ‘Commit A Crime’. Whilst the riff remains the same throughout Jagger, Richards et al. deliver it with aplomb flipping between typical blues based story telling and ripping harmonica solos.

If you want to listen back to any of Tom’s picks this week, just click here. Let him know what you think by giving him a shout on social.

The Rollings Stones ‘Commit A Crime’ is on ‘Blue & Lonesome’ released on Polydor.

The Prodigy – Experience

#Flashback It’s rave time people and after 25 years this album is still an essential entry point to the sound of the UK in 92

It’s rave time people and after 25 years The Prodigy’s debut album release ‘Experience’ is still an essential entry point to the sound of the UK in 92.

Single releases from the album spanned a near two years either side of the official release date with ‘Charly’ coming out in August 91 and a remix of ‘Wind It Up’ coming out in April 93.

It’s the classic ‘Out of Space’ with its Max Romeo sample that everyone instantly recognises though.

Ryan Adams – Prisoner [Tom Mayle Takeover]

#Takeover #AlbumReview The song that stood out for Tom was ‘Shiver And Shake’. A track that builds and expands gradually through Adams’s gentle guitar work and softly husked vocal

Once again Tom has selected a guitarist and songwriter of the highest caliber. Ryan Adams released ‘Prisoner’ in February of this year to critical acclaim, and it has since featured in a number of “Best Albums of the Year So Far” (Consequence of Sound [1], Paste Magazine [12], Uproxx [10]).

The song that stood out for Tom was ‘Shiver And Shake’. A track that builds and expands gradually through Adams’s gentle guitar work and softly husked vocal. Whilst the song’s content may be sad and reflective, there is something hopeful in its tone.

Ryan Adams ‘Shiver And Shake’ is taken from ‘Prisoner’ released on Pax Americana Record Company / Blue Note Records.

Wishbone Ash – Wishbone Ash [Tom Mayle Takeover]

#Takeover #AlbumReview Tom’s stand out track is the epic ‘Handy’, rich with a dizzying bass solo plus over ten minutes of hypnotic drum work and layer upon layer of guitar. One to wind down to at the end of the day

Day three of guitar guru Tom Mayle‘s takeover on Dash ‘n’ Verve. Today we are whisked back to 1970 and the debut release from Wishbone Ash, entitled… ‘Wishbone Ash’. As a pretty nifty luthier and tone finder (check out Tom’s work for The Tone Workshop), Tom knows a thing or two about great guitar work and this album has it in spades.

Tom’s stand out track is the epic ‘Handy’, rich with a dizzying bass solo plus over ten minutes of hypnotic drum work and layer upon layer of guitar. One to wind down to at the end of the day.

Wishbone Ash ‘Handy’ is taken from the album ‘Wishbone Ash’ released in 1970 on Decca / MCA.

Bonobo – Migration [Tom Mayle Takeover]

#Takeover #AlbumReview Tom picked out ‘No Reason’ as his stand out track. This is one of the more ethereal offerings on the album, but still retains the arpeggiated motif that defines the release

Returning for day two of his blog takeover is Tom Mayle. Today’s pick is one that had caught our ear too. Bonobo ‘Migration’ has been on heavy rotation for us ever since we heard and reviewed lead track ‘Kerala back in November last year.

Tom picked out ‘No Reason’ as his stand out track. This is one of the more ethereal offerings on the album, but still retains the arpeggiated motif that defines the release. Guest vocalist Nick Murphy lifts it even higher with a truly emotive performance.

Bonobo ‘No Reason’ feat. Nick Murphy is taken from the album ‘Migration’ out now on Ninja Tune.

Opeth – Sorceress [Tom Mayle Takeover]

#Takeover #AlbumReview ‘The Ward’ features mellow keys, a constantly moving bass line and close to folk guitar and vocal break downs

The final week of our escape to the country is upon us and we have one more guest blogger taking over. This week we are honoured to welcome the musical musings of Tom Mayle, a guitarist, luthier, guitar tone champion and all round music aficionado.

With a record collection that is as diverse as it is large, we were fortunate enough to spend some time over the summer delving through some of the new vinyl he’s picked up in 2017. Whilst not all of his selections this week were released this year, they were all new to Tom’s collection on wax, and that worked for us.

First up are Swedish rockers Opeth with their latest album ‘Sorceress. Tom picked out ‘The Ward’ as his stand out track on the album. Mellow keys, a constantly moving bass line and close to folk guitar and vocal break downs. Maybe not what you’d expect from the heavy metal outfit, but a song delivered with sublime class nonetheless, and of course, superbly recorded.

Opeth ‘The Ward’ is taken from the album ‘Sorceress out now on Nuclear Blast Records.

Drums Eat Everything – DV Mix (2017)

#Takeover #Mix Drums Eat Everything never miss a beat, literally. A week of top notch new music on their blog takeover and now a mix of the utmost quality

Drums Eat Everything never miss a beat, literally. A week of top notch new music on their blog takeover and now a mix of the utmost quality bringing together these tracks a few extra bonus features for fun. We literally couldn’t have asked for more.

TRACKLIST

Weslee ‘Gassed’
Krrum ‘Moon’
Snow Culture ‘No Sleep’
TWINKIDS ‘Overdressed’
Zola Blood ‘Nothing’
Charlotte Dos Santos ‘Red Clay’
Fortunes. ‘Linen’
S4U ‘Too Much’

Want more top quality new music? Check out Drums Eat Everything’s blog and give them a shout on social. Tell all your friends about the awesome mix too!

Much love for the selections, although we don’t quite agree that drums do eat everything. We say they need their good friend the bass to make music more digestible. Final week next week, check back tomorrow to find out who as we unveil their first pick.