life iz a silly stupid wonderful thing an' i dunno what it's all about much less why simple BADASSERY via ELECTRIC PUNKROCK MUSICK is so evil sweet but i'm not aboot to let that spoil my enjoyment of this here manic halfhour…not ALL of their tunes (missing two seven-inchers & like three or four comp traxx) and man my turntable was grotted up somethin' FIERCEAWESOME back in the day but if this isn't fucking good enuff for ya go an' blow it out yr ass. i dunno what accolade to drop on these guys but they's th' BEST SOMETHING OF TH' SOMETHING fer fucking SHIRLEY. RIPPING sinister rock'n'roll, best lp on EARF since 'aspirations' till vee dee's 'furthur' showed up.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
give or take some margin of error that's totally acceptable i was meaning to buy this for my entire life so i did th' other week. got here quick, too, from whatever bullshit EU country has so much $$$ floating around they can afford to send me this WAY GEM fer like $5 including shipping. as pee bag sez, this ain't exactly at all th' comp he orig put together (i'd like to see some alt tracklists, how 'bout it, huh, pete?) and hey even th' SPICE GIRLS MGMT told him what song to put onnit (!), but hey there, kitten, you could do a LOT WORSE. after ya get yr fill go track down th' mötley crüe vers. of "tonight" it's RIDICULOUSGOOD.
oh man oh man oh man best fucking little record EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Q: how do you know indie rockers have small penises?
A: 'cause they're always talking about th' seven inches they don't have.
opens with the GREATEST outrageous cherry SONG OF ALL TIMES and GETS BETTER FROM THERE. some esp family-style his name is alive in one ear, some blistering noise in the other, and even mice termite turn in an ASTOUNDER. that's an astounding pounder. y'all.
p.s. fuck you if you don't like th' godzuki song. seriously. fuck you.
one of th' first things i remember getting at th' library after i moved back to ohio. bowled me right over. felt like listening to it th' other day and man was it nowhere to be found in piratedom, so i went to th' record store and hey, what's with it being there? weird. anyhow here it is, along with two more EXCELLENT comps of th' same ilk.
soweto never sleeps
zulu jive: umbaqanga
Sunday, April 10, 2011
after gettin' "too much sleep" (PUN) and "b.a.l.l. four: hardball" (in what order i ferget) this is the next shimmyprodukt i procured (in the camelot dollar cassette bin, natch). all th' L-U-V i had fer those 1st two spilled over onto this one (ew.) and it remains a PERSONAL FAVE. "whirlybird" is thee BEST 7+minute single-what-never-made-it this side of "o superman".
first of two shimmydisc posts here with my fave on that label that ain't BONGWATER - acually betters some 'them B/W concepts in a certain sense and on this or that morning i even like it mostest. o'course kramer's contributions are numerous/obvious, tho' not overbearing, even th' hokey spoken samples interspersed throughout. unfortunately no SLAPPHAPPY covers here anywhere, man… (just a - i can ONLY assume - 'suburbia'-inspired dylan reinterpretation.)
man i looked fer th' "MORE…" lp fer fucking EVER and lo, one day there it was at johnny go's fer 40¢ or something. anyhow one of the odder stories you'll find in blackslab history, 8-yr old detroit junked-mandolin player joe is given tenor-banjo by janitor, enters seminary, jams while on th' road missionizin', makes records fer riverside with one of louis armstrong's drummers (zutty!). &c! fucking GOLDEN when he sings ("i get the blues when it rains"=standout) and simply sensational when he don't.
both them lps
mostly variations on the one damned theme here but a REAL DOOZY in the "motel II" track - dusty calls it krautrocky. hard to get ahold of this thing on teh internets due to a million posts with just th' titular track inclusive so i thought i'd help out.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
WELL THAT'D BE A HELLUVA SHOW NOW WOULDN'T IT?
anyhow since the inaugural post over at the other blog was th' eastenders, it only MAKES SENSE that over here we start off with some of BARRY HIMSELF's fave lps. REAL PRIMO obscuro-yacht ROCK and early '80s TEEN BEACH DRAMEDY shoulda-beens. dig? dug!
snail - "flow"