Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op 34 (17:12)
Review: This recording of the Philadelphia Orchestra performing Sergei Prokofiev's 1936 story and orchestral score Peter and the Wolf was recorded in 1977 and was originally released in 1978. The role of the narrator on the recording was initially offered to both Peter Ustinov and Alec Guinness who both turned it down, before David Bowie agreed to take on the role, supposedly as a Christmas present to his son. On the B-side is another equally as charming piece of recent classical history, Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra as narrated by Hugh Downs.
Review: Somewhat in keeping with their band name, Endless Boogie specialise in taking simple ideas and extending them into the realms of the infinite - irrestistible groove and swirling kraut-style repetition forming a bedrock on which axeman and singer Paul Major essays a harmonious marriage between Creedence-style groove and Neil Young-damaged raw soloing. Yet from what might appear a limited palette, this band has found ways to deliver a mesmerising body of work that offers fresh universes within the framework of deceptively minimal ideas, and 'Vibe Killer' is no exception - the heat-haze grooves and wild soloing on the title-track and the hard-rolling and almost Fall-style 'Back In '74' are as earthy as they are eternal.