Music Diary – 14th November

Welcome to my personal Music Diary – today for the 14th November!

This day is a very special one for me, because it was the beginning of an addiction to a very special sound – the so-called Denver sound! On the 14th November 1996 I received my copy of the fantastic debut album from the amazing group Sixteen Horsepower! I came across this band by the sampler „Rolling Stone Presents New Voices – Vol. 8“ which was edited with the German music magazine. On this CD the song „Haw“ hooked me immediately and so I ordered the album „Sackcloth’n’Ashes“ from a mail-order in Bremen.

The band line up at that time was David Eugene Edwards, Keven Soll and Jean-Yves Tola. As a special guest Gordon Gano from the Violent Femmes played violin on some tracks during the recording sessions back in 1995.

Unfortunately it took a long time to see this outstanding band live for the first time – but it happened in September 2002. After the show David was so nice to sign my cover of the US release 😉

Cover "Sackcloth'n'Ashes" signed by David Eugene EdwardsFor the songs „Black Soul Choir“ and „Haw“ two amazing videos were produced – watch them here:


Cheers,

Alex Melomane

Music Diary – 7th September

Welcome back to my personal music diary!

On this day back in 2005 I received my vinyl copy of the Woven Hand masterpiece „Consider the Birds“! Directly imported from the USA via Burnt Toast Vinyl I was happy to have this one in my collection. Unfortunatey the first edition, which came in a wonderful blue coloured vinyl, was sold out that time. But thanks to ebay – I added this collector just one year later to my collection 😉

On „Consider the Birds“ you find Woven Hand classics like „The Speaking Hands„, „Tin Finger“ or „Down in yon Forest„, which was played on the tour for that album in a superoverlong version which endured appr. 15 minutes!

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Cheers,

Alex Melomane

UPDATES!

Hey Musicmaniacs all around the world!

I did some updates for the section „Concerts – July“ and uploaded tons of pictures (especially for the entries of Tom Waits and Woven Hand) – check them out:
https://melomaneblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/concerts-july

Cheers and spread the word!

Alex Melomane

Music Diary – 26th July

Hello, dear Music Maniacs all around the world to my music diary for the 26th July!

After seeing Mr. Tom Waits live in Paris twice in a row in 2008, a third concert followed directly. So I arrived in Munich for Woven Hand. David Eugene Edwards and his band were billed for a show at the club Ampere that day.

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A full review can you read here (just scroll down to the mentioned date):
https://melomaneblog.wordpress.com/category/concerts-july

Pictures of the show will follow shortly – so stay tuned again 😉

Cheers,

Alex Melomane

Music Diary – 12th July

Hello again to another entry in my personal music diary!

On the 12th July 2004 I received another collector’s item for my 16 Horsepower collection: From Australia I got the promo edition of the selftitled EP (distributed by Polydor in Down Under and released in 1995) which comes in a card sleeve. As you can see David Eugene Edwards was so nice and signed it a few years later 😉

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Cheers and avoid mainstream radio!

Alex Melomane

Music Diary – 11th July

Hey you & thanks for clicking by again!

Today’s music diary entry features Woven Hand again: On the 11th July 2006 me and my friend took the train to Budapest to see David Eugene Edwards, Pascal Humbert, Peter van Laerhoven and Ordy Garrison performing on a boat called A38! Comparing the gig to the Vienna one that took place just a day before, this show was much better! More intense, energy and the new line up with Pascal on bass obviously worked superiorily.

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More pictures, a review and the setlist which featured two more songs (the 16 Horsepower classics „Black Soul Choir“ and „Outlaw Song„) you can find here (just scroll down to the mentioned dat 11/07):
https://melomaneblog.wordpress.com/category/concerts-july

Cheers and have a nice day 😉

Alex Melomane

Music Diary – 10th July

Another page in my music diary – and another Woven Hand concert:

On the 10th July 2006 David Eugene Edwards, Peter van Laerhoven, Pascal Humbert and Ordy Garrison performed in Vienna at the Szene and introduced us to the latest release „Mosaic„. And it was the first time that I saw the former 16 Horsepower bass man live again! My expectations were very high because the last three shows I attended in 2005 (Salzburg, Vienna and Bonn) were breathtaking and still fresh in my memory. This time the show was not that intense and I do think that it was because of the new line up. So I was quite sure that they will get along on stage better and better with the time – and this is what happened 😉

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Pictures (by Kurt Rohrauer – thanks Kurt!), a review and the setlist you find here (scroll down to 10/07):
https://melomaneblog.wordpress.com/category/concerts-july

Other shows that day were also:
Lambchop in Ebensee (2009) and Dirtmusic with Tamikrest (Kino Ebensee) back in 2010! Pictures, reviews and setlists of these shows can also be found here!

Cheers,
Alex Melomane