Updated: Dec 15, 2019
Hi there, it’s Kristen back with the 2019 30/30 Countdown! We’ve reached #20 on the Favorite-30 and that whisks us away to the Netherlands and the electronic duo known as Weval. Members Harm Coolen and Merijn Scholte-Albers came from backgrounds in Trip Hop and House music when they got together in Amsterdam back in 2010. “The Weight” is their 2nd full-length album, on Kompakt Records. I shared the track “False State Of Mind” with you back in May on Knock Knock: New Music. Let’s have another tune… This time we’ll go with the title-track.
The Rolling Stones released their 8th LP, “Let it Bleed” this month in 1969 making it 50-years old! It was the last record that guitarist and founder, Brian Jones would appear-on before being fired from the band. He played on only a couple of tracks, as did his replacement Mick Taylor, meaning the majority of the guitar-work on the album was done solely by Keith Richards. The record reached #3 on the Billboard album-chart and went double-Platinum here in the U.S. There are a bunch of good tracks to choose from and I’m going with “Monkey Man.” It’s #20 on the Anniversary-30 Countdown. Happy listening!