Isn't MySpace just the best thing to hit music since Hip-Hop????
Now that John Peel is no longer among us, where are we able to find out what's new in the world of music?
You can just comb MySpace and sooner or later you will find something amazing that you didn't know was just what you were looking for!
I had one of these moments today when I responded to a bulletin from The Gababeat from Pécs, Hungary. They were announcing that it was OK for radio stations to play their songs freely. I guessed this meant that FREE DOWNLOADS were available so hurried on over to their page. And I wasn't disappointed. In fact I got a really nice surprise in what I discovered there.
Sure enough there were 4 tracks available for download and I quickly found them to be just what I'd been missing for some time and hadn't realised my deficiency. The Gababeat quite unusually don't quote any particular influences but I soon realised that they either listen to a lot of late 60s British Blues based Rock [pre-prog, pre-metal] such as peddled by The Bluesbreakers, Cream, Heavy Jelly - even The Beatles in Hey, Bulldog! mode, or they had re-invented the format!
It sounds pretty innovative even though nearly 40 [yes, I said 40] years ago it was fairly standard fodder. But, today it sounds so brilliant. Despite the wonderful bluesy voice of vocalist, Krisztina, a couple of the tracks are instrumentals reviving the arts of fuzzy, whining, wailing and talking guitars. How have we managed without these orgasmic sounds for so long? Thank Borg, they've found their ways back to us.
I just can't wait until I can hold a fullscale Album by The gababeats in my sticky paws. I'll feel like I've just died and gone to Heaven, I'm sure.
So why don't you get on over to http://www.myspace.com/thegababeat and download your four helpings of ecstacy.
You can return the compliment by letting me know where I can find other free downloads I don't yet know I'm looking for!