Thursday, December 29, 2005

Files deleted!

I realized that today Rapidshare has deleted many of the videos I uploaded (Nico, Velvet Undeground, Byrds, Kevin Ayers, Pentangle). It says they are forbidden to be shared and that complaints has been received. What does it means? Who complained about what? What's the problem with sharing old music videos? Any of you bloggers have the same problem? Do I have to use another site, like Sendspace as example?

Any suggestion would be appreciated, I'm quite discouraged :(



Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Velvet Underground and Nico

German model and actress Christa Paffgen, a.k.a. Nico, started her musical career in London on 1965. Through her friend Brian Jones she knew The Rolling Stones' producer Oldham, who made her release the single I'm Not Saying/The Last Mile, on his new Immediate label. Jimmy Page worked on this record as composer and sessionman. On the old promo clip of this nice folk-pop tune her image is very different from the one of the "dark lady" we knew through her later solo career.
On '66 she moved to New York...and then everybody knows the story: she knew Andy Warhol, became "pop-girl" of the year, played a role on the movie Chelsea Girls and joined as chanteuse The Velvet Underground for a few months. Enough to appear on the multimedial events of the Plastic Exploding Inevitable Show, and give her voice to some of the most fascinating songs of the Velvets' memorable debut album.
On the second video the Velvets (without Nico) appears on an old black and white film, shooted by Lou Reed's schoolmate Rosalind Stevenson, while they are rehearseing the song Sunday Morning, which is used as background music.

Nico - I'm Not Saying (1965)
Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (1967)

The password to unzip the files is: musicforyoureyes

See you next time


Friday, December 23, 2005


There's no need to explain much about The Byrds, they invented a new sound and their style, which rapidly evolved from electrified folk to psychedelia and then country-rock, is still very influential after forty years. But let's not forget about the Beau Brummels, another fine California band. Though not as good as The Byrds, they played in a similar vein, and their debut album came even a few months before the Byrds' one, in late '64. Now they are almost only remembered by the fanatics of sixties' music, and that's a pity.

Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (1965)
Beau Brummels - Laugh Laugh (1965)

The password to unzip the files is: musicforyoureyes

See you after Christmas, best wishes


Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Canterbury Tales

A group of friends in the small british town of Canterbury gave birth to one of the most creative musical scene ever. Here we have two examples, both perfomances are really brilliant. The Caravan's video has a very high resolution with fantastic quality. Kevin plays with his band of great talents like Lol Coxhill, David Bedford and a very young Mike Oldfield on bass guitar.
Soon a post dedicated to The Soft Machine.

Caravan - Golf Girl (1971)
Kevin Ayers And The Whole World - May I (1972)

The password to unzip the files is: musicforyoureyes



Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Some "original artifacts from the first psychedelic era".
Of course you don't have to expect a perfect quality from these old videos, they certainly look very naive for people used to the MTV stuff, but I hope you like them just the same, 'cause I like them and I'm planning to post more nuggets in the future.

Count Five - Psychotic Reaction (1966)
Leaves - Hey Joe (1965)

The password to unzip the files is: musicforyoureyes



Sunday, December 18, 2005


Here are two amazing bands from the seventies-german-avantgarde-rock-scene (ok, let's call it krautrock). Both songs were performed at the Beat Club, a cool German tv program, and both had been released only on 45 rpm single.
Those typical psychedelic colourful effects bring us back to the early seventies, but the music is timeless and magic: a dark and heavy acid-jam and an hypnotic electronic mantra.

Amon Düül II - Between The Eyes (1970)

Popol Vuh - Bettina (1971)

The password to unzip the files is: musicforyoureyes



Folk Mutants

Ok, here we go! I thought it would be nice to start with some acoustic music for the Christmas holidays. These are two of the most innovative and talented bands from the british folk revival scene of late sixties/early seventies.

Pentangle - Travelling Song / Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (1968)
Incredible String Band - Everything's Fine Right Now (1970)

All videos will be on .mpg or .avi know they are huge files...
I uploaded them on Rapidshare, I've been suggested to upload compressed files with password protection.
The password to unzip the files is: musicforyoureyes
Any comments will be apprecieted!

Merry Christmas


Saturday, December 17, 2005


This is a place on the web to share some music videos from my archive.
There will be mostly vintage rock videos from a glorious past: garage punk, psychedelia, progressive, krautrock, folk-rock, punk...some classic rock, but also many cult artists.
I apologize for my english, it is not my native tongue, we'll let the music and the images do the talking anyway.

See you soon.