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.