Day 10/10 Album Challenge: The Cars – “The Cars” (1978)

Day 10 of 10 album features a segment from the album The Cars

A wild ride, The Cars' debut album set the template for the future of pop with a trunkful of hits. In our final album for cottagemixtape.com's 10-Day Album Challenge, we have The Cars' debut album, The Cars (1978). A record that comes at so many different angles it's a circle like a car wheel, if …

Watch Rush’s New Animated Video for “The Spirit Of Radio”

Rush's new animated video for "Spirit Of Radio" showing various Radio DJs of different background playing records

https://youtu.be/g_QtO0Rhp0w Rush's new video is a tribute to Neil Peart and lovingly shows the evolution of radio with the band. Just in time for the weekend, Rush has just released a loving tribute to Neil Peart with an animated video for their classic track, "Spirit Of Radio". In celebration of their new 40th Anniversary reissue …

Check Out This ‘Electric’ Performance of Toto’s “Africa” on Musical Tesla Coils!

Two red Tesla coils spark with an arching current of electricity touching the metal floor between them

https://youtu.be/fstnVzw7Vbw Toto's 80's classic "Africa" by Franzoli Electronics on Tesla Coils. You have hear it AND see it, to believe it. Caught this via the Nerdist, Toto's classic "Africa" performed on musical Tesla coils. A rock cover in more of a EDM style (I hear some 707 cowbells in there too), but still really cool. …

Day 3/10 Album Challenge: Ween – “Quebec” (2003)

Day 3 of 10 day album challenge with Ween "Quebec" 2003

From the onset of Ween's 2003 album, Quebec, with its Motorhead-esque "It's Gonna Be A Long Night", you know you are in for a treat but what follows is some of the most sublime songwriting that often gets overlooked. No, Ween are not a just a bunch of glue sniffing bozos, that they painted themselves …

The 10-Day Album Challenge: Albums That Influenced The ‘Cottage Country Mix’ Series

Banner for 10 day album challenge: Albums that influenced the Cottage Country Mix Series depicting a shelves of vinyl records

Recently, going around the socials is the 10-Day Album Challenge, where you post albums that have most influenced you. So, my buddy, Brendan, threw down the glove, and like that: it's a list-off (*not a competition). Needless to say, its a daunting task (picking favourites) but I wanted to do one for the Cottage Country …