Posts Tagged ‘Allegro Fudge’

This post is prompted by a cover of a favourite that I’ve been listening to quite often lately. Whatever little music I’ve heard from Aerosmith comes through as enjoyable rock. “Janie’s Got A Gun” is no different as far as the sound goes. But it differs from the rest of their work in that it deals with a social issue. Now, don’t work yourself into righteous umbrage – maybe the band have been messiahs of sorts but that’s hidden to me.

Now to the reason for this post. Allegro Fudge did a cover of this song which I find very interesting. The trio’s let go of heavy instrumentation and yet managed to fill the song with a richness of sound with its use of vocal harmonies and little touches like substituting the lead guitar with the bass. Lovely. And part of the reason I (and quite a few who listen to Allegro Fudge) enjoy this version is that the band quite clearly had fun doing it. I hope you enjoy it too.

 

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For a long time, I avoided – mostly – listening to Indian rock/pop bands because with a few exceptions, I thought all they produced was heavy metal. That is a notion (maybe it was based on reality, I don’t know) that has mercifully been given a sound thrashing in the last about year and a half. There was a time that (almost) every band here played only covers because that’s all the audience was interested in hearing from them. Original music was usually booed. That’s changing – and quite rapidly. A slew of bands that play diverse genres, some that even refuse to be slotted, has emerged. I’ve got around to going in for live performances by some of these acts and I can tell you that the studio doesn’t quite do them as much justice as when they get on stage. I’ve got a few of these songs on my playlist right now. They are not fully representative of what’s going on in the Indian independent music scene. Heck, these songs do not necessarily even capture the essence of the bands playing them. These are just a small sample. (more…)