Saturday, October 15, 2016

Home To Stay

Public service announcement: you'll have to do without me for a while, folks. For The Sake Of The Song will soon be hosted out of new headquarters, as we're finally moving back to my beloved Barcelona next week. Exile is over, high time for new beginnings. I'll check in as soon as everything's connected once again in the ciudad condal, promise. Meanwhile, here's the one and only starsailor, and he's spot on as usual.
Tim Buckley - Coming Home To You (Peel version)

Thursday, October 13, 2016


This just in: rather surprisingly, the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 was awarded today to Bob Dylan, 'for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition'. He is the first songwriter to have won the prize. Not bad for 'just a song and dance man'...
Bob Dylan - Changing Of The Guards

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Care for a trademark Helios Creed guitar assault from back in '82? Alien doom and gloom in overdrive.
Chrome - Armageddon

Monday, October 10, 2016

Solid Rock

Really liked this Dylan tribute cd which came with the July issue of Mojo magazine, but totally forgot to provide you with one of its tracks. So belatedly, here goes, with a delicate interpretation courtesy of the talented Kevin Morby.
Kevin Morby - Temporary Like Achilles

Friday, October 7, 2016

Tough All Over

Just in case you weren't in the know already: there's a new Hiss Golden Messenger album out. And as expected, Heart Like A Levee is another sure-fire winner. Loose and funky, honest and true. Country got soul indeed. Exceptionally well sequenced, too, which seems to be quite a rarity these days. Do try to find the deluxe version, which gives you a splendid extra disc of intimate hotel room recordings called Vestapol.
Hiss Golden Messenger - Biloxi
Hiss Golden Messenger - Blackeyed Boy

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Old Friends

Hola, mi amigos da musica. You probably guessed it already: it's six pack time again, so sit back and enjoy the ride. Original artwork as usual by my good friend Tinca. Why isn't she famous yet?
The Kinks - See My Friends
It's All Meat - Make Some Use Of Your Friends
Gregg Allman - All My Friends
Peter Hammill - Just Good Friends
Buzzcocks - Friends Of Mine
Palma Violets - Best Of Friends

Monday, October 3, 2016

Coming Home

Hi de hi campers! Back with a charming portion of jazzy proto-ska from the Island. Simply irresistible.
Azie Lawrence - Jamaica Blues

Monday, September 26, 2016

Alegría Time

High time for some flamenco puro again, so let's put the spotlight on José Valencia, a fine fine singer from the fair town of Lebrija. Muy gitano!
José Valencia - Bulerías (Del Pañolito)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Love Is A Rose

If I need soothing music, I often turn to the works of Jack Rose, the acoustic picker who died way too young back in 2009. For some reason or other, I found that his modern take on John Fahey's American Primitivism works a treat aboard airplanes, and especially when you're leaving a place you don't really want to say goodbye to. Renowned underground labels of love VHF and Three Lobed will soon make sure six of his albums are back in print, including the mighty Opium Musick from 2003, which happens to be my fave. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Jack Rose - Yaman Blues