Archive for the 'Gil Scott-Heron' Category

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Been way deep into this one over the past few months, Gil Scott-Heron’s Spirits. Released in 1994 it was Gil’s penultimate LP (he would not release another album until 2011’s I’m New Here, his last). Here’s a taste, the album’s opener – the superbad “Message To The Messengers”. Gil Scott-Heron :: Message To The Messengers […]

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Gil Scott-Heron died three years ago this month. His 1994 LP, Spirits, has been on repeat of late, prompting a recent YouTube dig unearthing the following BBC documentary from 2004, which is streaming in full in six parts. First installment after the jump. . .

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron’s death was announced on Twitter. And that feels strange, this announcement. It happening in something that consolidates social construction into a linear sheet of micro-thoughts. Cleaning up the fringes, the frays and outliers. Funneling us into with herd, we stampeding beasts galloping with excitement only to corral ourselves into trending topics, redundant links […]

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Essential Gil Scott-Heron recording from 1977 captured at the now defunct Bottom Line club in New York City. If you’re looking for an intro to the man, there is no better place to start. Download links, info, etc after the jump.

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

When someone mentions there’s a new Gil Scott-Heron album coming out, you sit up and take notice. On February 9th, XL Records will release I’m New Here, Scott-Heron’s first new album in over 14 years. Produced by XL’s owner, Richard Russell, the album finds the poet moving through a dense urban soundscape reflective of the […]