A selection of some the great releases from German Shepherd Records in 2021 https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/sdms99/ADRG_99_0201202283uti.mp3 Boz Hayward "History Lesson" from V YearsDan Ecclestone "I Forever Dream Of Home" from Hidden Music2 Lost Souls "Simple Creatures" from Another's Insomniac DreamsThe Wonders of Undo "Rolling Thunder" from CtrlZLongsight "I'm Talking To You" from I'm Talking To YouStaggs "The … Continue reading Aural Delights on the Overflow 99
Category: Adventures of Salvador
Adventures Of Salvador are a unique band , formed in 2011 by Mark Berry and Nigel Beck. On the back of an advert, they soon got to grips with turning influences into something new. Joined by itinerant irishman Joe Clarke and drum loops (aka Johnny Zoom) they started doing the odd gig and local tours, releasing the first single “Happidaze b/w Silent Sky in 2013…a modest indie club floor filler. Gigs continued and a short tour ensued with Loop Aznavour and poet Chris Bainbridge culminating in a Burlesque/Dr sketchy show where an impromptu jam sowed the seeds for what was to follow.
So Loop joined the band, Joe went off to chase his solo dream as “backinhumanform’, and the trio recorded “The Ping Pong Head EP’ 2014 which displayed a new freer and more ambitious sound which was well received. More doors opened including some prestigious festival shows. Shortly after Ollie appeared. The son of a local radio DJ who had been playing the single, he was recruited to fill the much needed drum position. A revamp of material to accommodate live drums led to a raft of gigs and festival shows and the release of the “Pop Song EP”, a studio demo and more live shows.
Tracks were recorded at Salford Crescent by Jim Watts (ex Fall). Many shows followed and stages were shared with some great acts. British Sea Power, The Nightingales, Paul Heaton, Julian Cope, Public Service Broadcasting, DR and The Medics , and The Stranglers amongst others. In 2016 the debut album “Chocolates and Drugs”, recorded by Phil Bulleyment (Dutch Uncles, Slow Readers Club), was released. It was a critical success and kept the gigging momentum up while the band’s reputation increased. Sadly Ollie was lured away with the promise of pop stardom and a new drummer was needed….up stepped mike smith…the missing link a drummer of great prowess and after getting up to speed, back out with a new improved sound…….bigger and better shows with Head to the Hills, Sylvain Sylvain uk tour , and Strummercamp amongst others.
In 2018, the band went back to the studio, and in 2019 German Shepherd Records released the single “RETROMAN”. Produced by Tony Long at Big City Jacks, Mastered in LA by Mike Tucci and with Artwork by NYC’s Jack Jerz, it represents a leap forward , and has picked up lot of radio play all over. The album “ Welcome to our village” was released in June 2019.
Live , Adventures Of Salvador are a real force to be reckoned with as anyone who has seen them will testify. Loud tuneful with a wit seldom seen these days. Analogue Trash wrote, “Loud, brash and unapologetic, Nigel Beck’s bass and Dave ‘Loop-aznavour’’ Cordwell’s vocals give the track a wild and impetuous air, as fellow band members, Mark Berry and Mike Smith whip up some primal swamp rock that feels like they should be summoning the dead in some trailer park graveyard.
“There’s a lot of art to this as well, as under the leering bravado lies an early post-punk feel, akin to the soul-wrenching sounds of early Nick Cave. Retroman manages to be simultaneously both low and high brow, and therein lies the genius of the track.”
Nigel Beck – booming bass/vox
Mark Berry – Genie of the Gretsch
Dave aka Loop-aznavour – vox/keyboard/theremin
Mike “Complicated” Smith – DRUMS!
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https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/g9aejm/ADRG_95_05122021axuey.mp3 Adventures of Salvador - Where Have The Cowboys Gone - Aatma 151021White Manna - Light Cones - First WelcomeMuun Bato- Golden Lyre - Paraphonic VaporsMienakanaru - Invisible Hammerblow - Blood SunC Joynes - They Are Beautiful, They Will Never Die - Poor Boy On A WireJeffrey Alexander and Heavy Lidders - Spiral Light Season … Continue reading Aural Delights on the Overflow 95
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https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/zbwizi/Aural_Delights_470_Podcastabseb.mp3 Adventures of Salvador - Never Get A Penny Out Of Me - Aatma 151021Springtime - The Island - SpringtimeDave Graney - I'm the Stranger in Town (feat. Clare Moore) - Fearful WiggingsMienakanaru - All Too Real - Blood SunNick Drake - The Thoughts of Mary Jane - Five Leaves LeftMuun Bato - Agamemnon - … Continue reading Aural Delights 470
Different Noises Diary #2
Week Ending 24th October John Coltrane After nearly six decades, a private recording of a rare, nightclub performance by John Coltrane of his magnum opus, A Love Supreme, has a commercial release. Recorded in late 1965 on the culminating evening of a historic week-long run at The Penthouse in Seattle, A Love Supreme: Live In … Continue reading Different Noises Diary #2
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https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/c8ypae/ADRG_84_19092021b5sdh.mp3 Easter - Somethin' AmericanAdventures of Salvador - Skin 'n' BonesDave Graney and Clare Moore - Everything Was FunnyGoat - The Sun The MoonThe Nearly's - CaptivesBe Bop Deluxe - Ships In The NightThe Speed of Sound - The Day The Earth Caught FireBlokeacola - The Confidence of IgnoranceJim Bower - Can of WormsKammahav - … Continue reading Aural Delights on the Overflow 84
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https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/y6fmgv/Aural_Delights_459_Podcast7ojm7.mp3 Adventures of Salvador - Skin 'n' BonesDave Graney and Clare Moore - Everything Was FunnyEaster - Suicidal KissLee "Scratch" Perry - DreadlockLost Dog Street Band - Shady GroveThe Speed of Sound - Opium EyesThe Nearlys - VanessaJim Bower - Can of WormsDave Graney and Clare Moore - Wilco got no WilcoEaster - Pixel PrincessLee … Continue reading Aural Delights 459
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Adventures of Salvador - Dropping Like Flies - NEW SINGLEGoddammit Jeremiah - Let's Just Give Christmas A Miss - NEW SINGLEThe Harveys - The Lady In The Lake - FROM THE KENNELThe Red Propellers - Peace Comes To Shove - an exclusive preview for a record that will be released in the new year. Peace … Continue reading Aural Delights on the Overflow 45
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Adventures of Salvador "Dropping Like Flies" SingleDave Graney "How Can You Get Out Of London" from Fearful Wiggings Sonny Boy Williamson "I'm Trying to Make London My Home" from American Folk Blues Festival '64Rob Snarski "Two Girls On A Bus" from Song GiftsDavid McClymont "Death Letter" from Sweet Bird Of YouthCowboy Machine "Morning Glory" from … Continue reading Aural Delights 420
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The Junta "Tech Noir (Space Museum Remix)" from Tech Noir The RemixesTFS "Loyal Ghost" singleKim Salmon & The Surrealists "Burn Down The Plantation" from Rantings from The Book of SwampDeathcave "Deathcave" from Smoking MountainTitans to Tachyons "Everybody's Dead, Dave" from CactidesDave Graney & The White Buffaloes "Listen To Her Lovers Sing" from My Life on … Continue reading Aural Delights 404
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Sugar "Helpless" from Copper BlueMoff Skellington "A Stroll Through the Galaxy at Twilight" from A Slapstick LifeStu Thomas Paradox "Rebuild My Head" from Counting To InfinityAdventures of Salvador "I Wrote A Pop Song" from Pop Song EPGolden Plates "Oxytocin" singleVictorian Tin "Above our heads" singleVintage Crop "Gridlock" from Serve to Serve AgainKammahav "MLIRIR" from RepeatGreen … Continue reading Aural Delights on the Overflow 28