After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in history, Jones and writing partner Michael Palin (whom he met at Oxford) wrote and performed for several high-profile British comedy programmes, including Do Not Adjust Your Set and The Frost Report, before creating Monty Python's Flying Circus with Cambridge graduates Eric Idle, John Cleese, and Graham Chapman, and American animator/filmmaker Terry Gilliam. Jones was largely responsible for the programme's innovative, surreal structure, in which sketches flowed from one to the next without the use of punchlines.
Del Naja, musicians Damon Albarn and Brian Eno, and United Visual Artists contributed to a demonstration against the renewal of the Trident nuclear programme that was held on board the Arctic Sunrise on the River Thames in 2007. In 2008, Massive Attack curated the annual Meltdown festival on London's south bank. During the two weeks of live performance, cinema and art, they worked with human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith and his Reprieve organisation which uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners. In 2010, the video shot by Oliver Chanarin and Adam Bloomberg for the song "Saturday come slow", featuring Damon Albarn, drew attention to the use of music in torture.
The mid-1970s saw the rise of electronic art music musicians such as Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis, and Tomita, who with Brian Eno were a significant influence on the development of new-age music. Dub music influenced electronic musical techniques later adopted by hip hop music, when Jamaican immigrant DJ Kool Herc in the early 1970s introduced Jamaica's sound system culture and dub music techniques to America. One such technique that became popular in hip hop culture was playing two copies of the same record on two turntables in alternation, extending the b-dancers' favorite section.
Brit AwardSoundtrack/Cast RecordingBRIT
The BRIT Awards (often simply called The BRITs) are the British Phonographic Industry's annual popular music awards. The name was originally a shortened form of "British", "Britain", or "Britannia" (in the early days the awards were sponsored by Britannia Music Club), but subsequently became a backronym for British Record Industry Trusts Show. In addition, an equivalent awards ceremony for classical music, called the Classic BRIT Awards, is held in the month of May. Robbie Williams holds the record for the most BRIT Awards, 13 as a solo artist and another five as part of Take That.
UKUK SinglesOfficial Charts Company
The UK Singles Chart (currently entitled Official Singles Chart) is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming. The Official Chart, broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV (Official UK Top 40), is the UK music industry's recognised official measure of singles and albums popularity because it is the most comprehensive research panel of its kind, today surveying over 15,000 retailers and digital services daily, capturing 99.9% of all singles consumed in Britain across the week, and over 98% of albums.
The Official Albums Chart is a list of albums ranked by physical and digital sales and (from March 2015) audio streaming in the United Kingdom. It was published for the first time on 22 July 1956 and is compiled every week by the Official Charts Company (OCC) on Fridays (previously Sundays). It is broadcast on BBC Radio 1 (top 5) and published in Music Week magazine (top 75), and on the OCC website (top 100).
Western musicians who've performed in the organizations events include Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, Brian Eno, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Scratch of The Roots, De La Soul, the Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys, Paul Weller, Martha Wainwright, Fatboy Slim, 3D of Massive Attack, The Smiths' Johnny Marr, Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash, Peter Hook of New Order/Joy Division, Terry Hall and Lynval Golding of The Specials, Carl Barat of The Libertines, Chicago's Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Franz Ferdinand, Bjork, Elvis Costello, Django Django's David Maclean, Ghostpoet, David Wootton, Julia Holter, and numerous others.
GuardianThe Manchester GuardianManchester Guardian
Cole • John Cole • Rosalind Coward • Gavyn Davies • Robin Denselow • Beth Ditto • Tim Dowling • Terry Eagleton • Larry Elliott • Matthew Engel • Edzard Ernst • Harold Evans • Evelyn Flinders • Paul Foot • Liz Forgan • Brian J. Ford • Dawn Foster • Michael Frayn • Jonathan Freedland • Hadley Freeman • Timothy Garton Ash • Tanya Gold • Ben Goldacre • Victor Gollancz • Richard Gott • A. C. Grayling • Roy Greenslade • Germaine Greer • A. Harry Griffin • Ben Hammersley • Clifford Harper • Max Hastings • Roy Hattersley • David Hencke • Georgina Henry • Isabel Hilton • L. T. Hobhouse • J. A.
World music (also called global music or international music) is a musical category encompassing many different styles of music from around the globe, which includes many genres including some forms of Western music represented by folk music, Jazz, as well as selected forms of ethnic music, indigenous music, neotraditional music, and music where more than one cultural tradition, such as ethnic music and Western popular music, intermingle.
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Gorillaz's 2010 album, The Fall, was created almost exclusively using the iPad by Damon Albarn while on tour with the band. The music video for Luna Sea's 2012 single, "Rouge", was filmed entirely on an iPad. The iPad has also greatly increased social television use. Viewers can use the iPad as a convenient second networked computer (or "second screen") for communicating with other viewers or with the television provider. Viewers can use a web browser or specialised applications to discuss a program with other viewers, while it is being broadcast, while content providers may use the second screen to interact with viewers in real time.
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The British satire boom of the 1960s, which consisted of writers and performers such as Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett, David Frost and Jonathan Miller, has heavily influenced British television, including the sketch comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus created in 1969 by Monty Python. Regarded as the leading figure of the satire boom, Peter Cook was ranked number one in the Comedians' Comedian poll. The puppet show Spitting Image was a satire of the royal family, politics, entertainment, sport and UK culture of the 1980s up to the mid-1990s. Have I Got News for You and Mock the Week are the two longest running satirical panel shows.
Damon Albarn. Turgun Alimatov. André 3000. Gabrielle Aplin. Bret Autrey. Ian Anderson. Jon Anderson. Laurie Anderson. Michael Angelakos. Joan Armatrading. Billie Joe Armstrong. Pedro Aznar. Chet Baker. Tony Banks. Beck. Joe Becker. David Bedford. Matthew Bellamy. Guy Berryman. Nuno Bettencourt. Andrew Bird. Björk. Brant Bjork. Jack Black. Tim Blake. Graham Bond. Catfish the Bottleman. David Bowie. Lester Bowie. Jon Brion. David Byrne. Michelle Branch. Mike Brown. Lindsey Buckingham. Jonny Buckland. Jeff Buckley. Kate Bush. Win Butler. Jaki Byard. John Cale. Anna Calvi. Giulio Carmassi. Chris Carmichael. Nick Cave. Gustavo Cerati. Will Champion. Tracy Chapman. Ray Charles. Regine Chassagne.
Valgeir is the founder of Greenhouse Studios, Iceland's top recording facility established in 1997, where in addition to Björk, he has collaborated with artists such as Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Feist, Damon Albarn, Camille, CocoRosie, Ben Frost, Sam Amidon, múm, Hilary Hahn & Hauschka, Brian Eno, Sigur Rós and many others. In 2005 he founded the Bedroom Community record label launching the recording career of Nico Muhly and producing and releasing albums by Ben Frost and Sam Amidon. He has composed music for TV, film and theatre and his debut solo album Ekvílibríum was released by Bedroom Community in 2007, followed by a release of his soundtrack for Dreamland (Draumalandið) in 2009.
film scoringSoundtrack composers
Neil Innes (born 1944)Monty Python's Flying Circus, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, All You Need Is Cash, Erik the Viking. Damon Intrabartolo (born 1975)The Journey of Jared Price, Navigate this Maze. John Ireland (1879–1962)The Overlanders. Markéta Irglová (born 1988)Once. Pat Irwin (born 1955)Rocko's Modern Life, Loose Women, Class of 3000. Peter IsaacJohn Safran's Race Relations, Speaking in Tongues, Lawrence Leung's Choose Your Own Adventure. Mark Isham (born 1951)Of Mice and Men, The Cooler, Blade, Crash. Chu IshikawaTetsuo: The Iron Man, Gemini, A Snake of June. Emir IşılayMurder on Pleasant Drive, Summerland. Masumi ItōAngel Sanctuary, éX-Driver, Galaxy Angel.
Ongoing History of New Music
Ep 462 (2004-09-19) Taboo Tunes: Fear of Music 1 - featuring: Monty Python's Flying Circus, Eminem, The Clash, Dead Kennedys, The Velvet Underground, Linkin Park, Split Enz, Tears for Fears, Hot Hot Heat, Rage Against the Machine, System of a Down, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Lou Reed. Ep 463 (2004-09-26) Taboo Tunes: Fear of Music 2 - featuring: Marilyn Manson, R.E.M., Link Wray, The Kingsmen, The Cure, The Smiths, U2, Jesus Jones, Evanescence, Foo Fighters. Ep 464 (2004-10-03) How to Talk Like a Rock Snob (Again) - featuring: New York Dolls, Television, The Cramps, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Depeche Mode, Throbbing Gristle, Kate Bush, The Polyphonic Spree, Coldplay.
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Headline acts on The Green Stage were Underworld, Björk, and Elvis Costello. Other major acts include: Audio Active, Death in Vegas, El-P/Aesop Rock/DJ Big Wiz, Prefuse 73, Bob Weir and RatDog, G. Love & Special Sauce, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, The Coral, Goldfrapp, Röyksopp, Boom Boom Satellites, The Jeevas, Ego-Wrappin', The Thrills, Jet, Dirty Vegas, Steve Kimock Band, and The Sun Ra Arkestra. In 2002, the festival ran from Friday 26 July until Sunday 28 July. Headline acts on The Green Stage were The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The WordThe Word magazineThe Word'' (magazine)
May 2012 Damon Albarn. June 2012 The Stone Roses. July 2012 Ray Davies. August 2012 Robert Smith. Official website at the Wayback Machine. Reader community.
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Albarn, John Cooper Clarke, Paul McCartney and Alex Turner. 11/03/14 Reading Festival 2014 preview featuring Peace, Wolf Alice and Temples. 18/03/14 The Horrors. 25/03/14 Julian Casablancas and Cerebral Ballzy (Heroes Edition). 01/04/14 Kurt Cobain. 08/04/14 Damon Albarn. 15/04/14 Foals. 22/04/14 The Stone Roses. 29/04/14 The Libertines. 06/05/14 Skrillex. 13/05/14 101 Albums To Hear Before You Die. 20/05/14 Arctic Monkeys. 27/05/14 Led Zeppelin. 03/06/14 Pulp. 10/06/14 Jack White. 17/06/14 Kasabian. 24/06/14 Glastonbury Festival 2014 (Preview). 01/07/14 Arcade Fire (Glastonbury Festival 2014 Review). 08/07/14 The Libertines. 15/07/14 Morrissey. 22/07/14 Manic Street Preachers. 29/07/14 Jake
UK Record Store ChartUK Record StoreOfficial Record Store Albums
The Official Record Store Chart is a weekly music chart based on physical sales of albums in almost 100 independent record stores in the United Kingdom, such as Rough Trade, Rounder Records, Jumbo and Sound It Out. It is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), and each week's number one is first announced on Sunday evenings on the OCC's official website.
Monty Python's Flying Circus – Just The Words Volume 1 (1989) ISBN: 0-413-62540-0. Monty Python's Flying Circus – Just The Words Volume 2 (1989) ISBN: 0-413-62550-8. The Fairly Incomplete & Rather Badly Illustrated Monty Python Song Book (1994) ISBN: 0-413-69000-8. Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (edited by Alfred Biolek) (1998). Monty Python Speaks! (edited by David Morgan) (1999). A Pocketful of Python Volume 1 (edited by Terry Jones) (1999). A Pocketful of Python Volume 2 (edited by John Cleese) (1999). A Pocketful of Python Volume 3 (edited by Terry Gilliam) (2000). A Pocketful of Python Volume 4 (edited by Michael Palin) (2000).
debut solo album of the same name
The fifth single from the record is "Heavy Seas of Love" featuring Brian Eno and The Leytonstone City Mission Choir and will be released on 27 April 2014. On. Tuesday 22 April 2014 a music video was released, shot in the same vein as the "Lonely Press Play" music video. Neither Eno nor The Leytonstone City Mission Choir appear in the video.
Gorillaz Soundsystem Gorillaz Sound SystemDamon Albarn
We've got Terry Gilliam involved. But as far as being in a big band and putting pop music out there, it's finished. We won't be doing that any more." On 19 November 2007, a compilation album titled D-Sides was released. It contains B-sides and remixes from singles and bonus tracks for the band's second studio album Demon Days, as well as previously unreleased tracks recorded during the same sessions. On 20 April 2009, a documentary titled Bananaz, was released on PAL / Region 0 DVD format. It contains the documentary film, directed by Ceri Levy, documents the previous seven years of the band.
Neither The Leytonstone City Mission Choir or Brian Eno appear in the music video. Danny Eccelston of Mojo Magazine wrote: "Gospel sunshine streaked with London-grey melancholy, Heavy Seas of Love is one of the more in-your-face tunes off Damon Albarn’s otherwise downbeat and reflective new album, Everyday Robots. Featuring the lovelorn sealion vocals of Albarn’s fellow West London artisan pal Brian Eno, it’s one of those songs with the strength to spirit you away and apply a balm to the cares of now. Hey, Damon’s been there, too. Maybe even Brian. Well, maybe not Brian".
Dissatisfied with their monaural BBC debut album the previous year, the group took full control of the follow-up, which would be the first release of a six-album deal with Charisma Records in the UK. Most of the material is from the second series of Monty Python's Flying Circus, with only a few newly written pieces. One track, "Stake Your Claim", is an English language version of a sketch from the team's first German episode. The production, with its innovative use of stereo and sound effects, was handled by Terry Jones and Michael Palin and proved a technical challenge.
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Guest musicians included Brian Eno on guitar, synthesizer and "direct inject anti-jazz ray gun". Wyatt went on to appear on the fifth release of Eno's Obscure Records label, Jan Steele/John Cage: Voices and Instruments (1976), singing two Cage songs. Throughout the rest of the 1970s Wyatt guested with various acts, including Henry Cow (documented on their Concerts album), Hatfield and the North, Carla Bley, Eno, Michael Mantler, and Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, contributing lead vocals to lead track "Frontera", from Manzanera's 1975 solo debut Diamond Head.