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Coldplay - Isle Of Wight 2006

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Coldplay are one of those bands that seem to be loved or loathed with equal passion.

Perhaps the fact that the safe playing world of mainstream music radio, and it's need to rotate some of their early hits with annoying regularity has never helped, and of course the 'celebrity' interest also 'grates'.

That said musically they remain a highly distinct sounding band, and lets face it the music blogs are currently awash with articles on the release of the new album 'Viva La Vida'.

So for those of you, who like a little Coldplay, here is a copy of their 2006 appearance at the Isle Of Wight festival in England.

Set list:
1. Square One
2. Politik
3. Yellow
4. Speed Of Sound
5. What If
6. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
7. Don't Panic
8. White Shadows
9. The Scientist
10. Til Kingdom Come
11. Perfect Day (Lou Reed Cover)
12. Clocks
13. Talk
14. Swallowed In The Sea
15. In My Place
16. Fix You
(plus intro & outro radio chatter)

The quality is quite good - sou…

Whats Up Doc - Number Eleven - June 2008

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A summer feel to much of this edition of Whats Up Doc, and why not, it is after all summer here, and we have had some sunny days of late!

In absolutely no order at all here are a few songs that meet the summer criteria for me.

This Is Ivy League have gained a lot of attention of late, with some drawing comparisons with Belle and Sebastian, others even say Simon and Garfunkel.

Links Removed - MP3 Policy.

This Is Ivy League - 01 - The Richest Kids In Town.mp3
This Is Ivy League - 07 - A Summer Chill.mp3
This Is Ivy League - 01 - The Richest Kids In Town.mp3

They are in my humble opinion worthy of further investigation, hopefully the above 'tasters' will have a similar effect on you.

More HERE at their My Space site, where you can also order the album.

Santogold (aka Santi White) is different, hard to categorise her, however very accessible.. oh just have a listen..

Santogold - Lights Out.mp3

MySpace has more HERE.

From Canada (home of so many good artist's!) this is Feist and she is a l…

Bo Diddley - Live at The Paradiso 1982

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With the passing of Bo Diddley on the 2nd June aged 79, here is a concert recording from 1982.

Bo Diddley achieved numerous accolades in recognition of his significant role as one of the founding fathers of rock and roll.

In 1986, he was inducted into the Washington Area Music Association's Hall of Fame.

The following year saw his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

His pioneering contribution to rockabilly has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

In 1996, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.

The following year saw his 1955 recording of his song "Bo Diddley" inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as a recording of lasting qualitative or historical significance.

He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.

Often cited as a key figure in the transition from blues to rock and roll, he introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged guitar sound. He was also known for his characteristic re…