Don’t Close Your Ears On Murray

Sorry for not updating you on the latest from Colin “6th Member” Murray. He played Don’t Close Your Eyes On Me last night, and Bombay Sapphire Coma last week to much public praise. As always you can listen again on his website or view the tracklistings. If all goes well, he’ll be playing Loop A Loop next Tuesday around 11pm. FWIW, Bombay Sapphire was on the last album, but only the self released version.

Secrets Of The Witching HourSpeaking of self-released albums, the band’s 2nd album Secrets Of The Witching Hour is released on May 13th as a free download, but if you like hard-copies (or just love the band) you can pre-order the CD album right here on the Crimea’s official web store. The site also includes a tracklisting if you’ve not been keeping track of Murray’s playlists.

And mentioning
much the same thing are Culture Deluxe who posted a news item on the album and download / purchasing details. Hit more to read it.

The Crimea’s Second LP Is Coming Soon

Plus, it’ll cost you nothing to download it!

Despite it taking them a good three or four years to release and garnering critical acclaim from all over, The Crimea’s debut album ‘Tragedy Rocks’ didn’t quite make that big a splash with the common fan. So, in order to get brand new LP ‘Secrets of the Witching Hour’ out to as many people as possible, the band are giving it away for free from ‘a secret location on the web that we’re currently working on’.

From May 13th you’ll be able to get your hands on the latest batch of tunes from Davey McManus and co. If, like me, you like the feel of a physical CD (and this one comes complete with full artwork by the band’s own J. Udwin) then you can order a CD copy from the band’s website.

And now the commentary…well, I think this shows the band are placing less importance on revenue from recorded music and more on getting the music out to prospective gig-goers. Playing live is far more lucrative for smaller bands than the piddly royalty shares most negotiate – rarely enough to cover their advance. Yes, free music is the future, no matter how much the major labels and digital music stores try to tell you it’s not.

MP3 – The Crimea – Lottery Winners on Acid

News posted by Richie Brown, 6/4/07 for Culture Deluxe.

Tuesday 3rd April

Black Grape – ‘Reverend Black Grape’ (Radioactive)
The Enemy – ‘Away From Here’ (Warners)
Bloc Party – ‘I Still Remember’ (Wichita)
Malcolm Middleton – ‘Beep Beep I Love You’ (Full Time Hobby)
Pharaoh Monche – ‘Simon Says’ (Rawkus)
Modest Mouse – ‘Dashboard’ (Columbia)
Dizzee Rascal – ‘Sirens’ (XL)
Kings Of Leon – ‘Fans’ (Columbia)

Prodigy – ‘Voodoo People’ (Pendulum Remix)
Dirty Pretty Things – ‘Bang Bang You’re Dead’ (Acoustic)
My Chemical Piano – ‘Helena’ (
The Lancashire Hotpots – ‘He’s Turned Emo’ (
DJ Jaguar Skills and Lord Basis Supreme – ’1979-2006: A Hip Hop Odyssey Part 6′ (
White Stripes – ‘Hotel Yorba’ (Live at Hotel Yorba)
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – ‘Nothin’ Compares to You’
Kanye West V Beethoven – ‘Gold Digger’
The Crimea – ‘Bombay Sapphire Coma’ (
Klaxons – ‘Golden Skans’ (Live in Manchester)

The Chemical Brothers – ‘Electronic Battle Weapon 8′ (White Label)
Sister Vanilla – ‘Can’t Stop The Rock’ (Chemikal Underground)
BRMC – ‘Weapon of Choice’ (Virgin)

Led Zeppelin – ‘Stairway To Heaven’ (Warner)
Editors – ‘Munich’ (Kitchenware)
Kraftwerk – ‘The Model’ (Capitol)

Tracklisting from the Colin Murray show, 3/4/07.

Tuesday 10th April

Ice-T – ‘It Was A Good Day’ (Fourth and Broadway)
Muse – ‘Invincible’ (Warners)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – ‘Weapon of Choice’ (Virgin)
Riff Raff – ’80s Babies’ (
Arctic Monkeys – ‘I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor’ (Domino)
Paul Hartnoll – ‘Please’ (Kids)
Biffy Clyro – ‘Living is a Problem Because Everything Dies’ (14th Floor)
The Shins – ‘Australia’ (Subpop)

Black Hole
Ash – ‘You Can’t Have It All’ (acoustic)
Muhammad Ali song
Chris Cornell – ‘Billie Jean’
50 Cent v Thomas the Tank Engine (
DJ Jaguar Skills and Lord Basis Supreme – ’1979-2006: A Hip Hop Odyssey Part 8′ (
Radiohead – ‘No Surprises’ (live acoustic at Le Reservoir)
Family Guy – ‘Vasectomy Song’
Chemical Brothers v John Williams – ‘Galvanise the Empire’ (
Bruce Springsteen – ‘Born to Run’ (live)
The Punkles – ‘Get Back’ (
The Crimea – ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes On Me’ (

Bloc Party – ‘I Still Remember’ (The Chap remix) (Wichita)
The View – ‘The Don’ (1965)
The Cooper Temple Clause – ‘Head’ (Sanctuary)

Free Association
Foo Fighters – ‘Everlong’ (Roswell)
Longpigs – ‘On and On’ (Warners)
Suede – ‘Animal Nitrate’ (Nude)

Tracklisting from the Colin Murray show, 10/4/07.

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One Response to “Don’t Close Your Ears On Murray”

  1. Denyer says:

    I usually get a bit of a disconnect with new recordings / added lyrics, but BSC came off really well. Hasn’t changed much, just got better and more tightly recorded. The backing vocals were a great idea.

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