Tuesday, June 28, 2011
some of you may be aware if yr "friends" with him on the internets but from time to time m. bbq sees fit to post a mixtape or two's worth of youtube videos on his page and since they're about 50% shit i love and 50% shit i've never heard before that's very worth hearing of course and since sitting in front of the computer is probably the place i'm least-apt to (wanna) be while listening to music in anything but short bursts i figured i'd dub his "mixes" onto the old ipod. and since he was back at it today i thought i'd post the one from two or so months ago as well as this the new batch here just in case you like me are quite enamored with the tunes he picks. thanks mark!
download the one from march 3rd
download the one from today (june 28)
Sunday, June 19, 2011
ok so this isn't normally my style. i'm not one fer posting stuff YOU SHOULD TOTALLY BE PAYING for. but th' whole world needs to hear this fucking band by any means necessary. that said, here's th' deal: after starting a new band a few years ago and being a few weeks into it and pretty damned jazzed about what we were doing fucking gene plays this disc by this band SHAME CLUB (coming soon to this blog area) and i suddenly couldn't really give a crap about what we were doing 'cause all the bands on the planet ever just got fucking devastated by this one song "windbag" (no hyperbole). years go by and everyone's brains are so utterly smashed by the simple existence of the shame club that they don't even bother to make those dudes famous and the dudes go their seperate ways. (but stay in town.) (st. lou.) later i learn via some photos posted by their ex-bass player that their (second) drummer and SHIT-HOT LEAD guitarman are in this new act. I FUCKING DOWNLOADED THE SHIT OFF iTUNES. FOR SERIOUS. that's how good these dudes are. and holy asschaps if TILTS aren't even kinda better than shame club in a way. SO MUCH BOOGIE BADASSERY. so well dude who's writing the songs and playing dual leads goes and joins torche (meh.) & moves to hotlanta (rite) but stays in tilts (alls i hafta say is he better) and actually this phenomenon gives way to me actually getting to see tilts since they go on tour with torche so hey alls good that is. anyhow like i said you GOTTA hear this shiz so here's all three o' their eps all junked together by yrs trooly plus whacked-out xmas bonus track and wicked practice space instro demo. PLEASE FIND A WAY TO SEND THEM MONEY OK!!
so i'm a HUGE fan of flop's 'whenever you're ready' and this band captures more of the soul of what i like about that record than any of the other flop stuff does. and maybe he's no mike musberger but rusty who sings and plays guitar also played drums on some of the fastbacks' 'answer the phone, dummy' lp as if i needed other reasons to envy th' guy.
the rest of their stuff
ok funny story, we were supposed to play with the fall-outs in seattle but at some point in the tour heard that it wasn't gonna happen and we thought, oh well they don't play too much and they never have a bass player and it must just be that ok but then we get there and dave's at the show and he says hey, i thought we were gonna play together what happened with that? and i think it was agreed upon that our AWFUL booking agent (AWFUL I TELL YOU) was famous for fucking over bands who wouldn't actually fuck her. thus, we played with the GODDAM PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES instead of the fall-outs. ugh.
p.s. the 'here i come' file is augmented with songs from two splits, that nardwuar comp, & the 'sleep' 45. i don't have their first cassette or their song from the funhouse comp thing. other people have posted the remaining songs they released so here're links to thems too.
here i come and other hits lp +
this is mine & here i come 45s
don't want the sun 45
Saturday, June 18, 2011
picked this tape up years ago 'cause it has a princess dragon-mom (his name is alive-affiliated noise project - hnia actually has their own "tune" called "more majic party" on some other comp) track on it. pretty much straight-up abrasive noise with bassy synth every here and there and some highly obfuscated rhythmic shit going on, but some pretty interesting wobbly feedback and chant stuff as well. runs about an hour. definitely better than not bad. dunno what's up with th' unequivocally heinous sleeve art, tho'.
1. Megaspore "Catalina De Eranzo"
2. Princess Dragon-Mom "More Magic Party"
3. Allegory Chapel "Tsutomo Miyazaki"
4. Grace Bros "Primary Feeder"
5. Speculum Fight "Mannose"
6. Fab .44 "Sundown Agaist Club"
7. Cauterizer "Unman"
Friday, June 17, 2011
just read this ok book 'fast sofa' and it had this flexi in it, and it's great even tho' it's from roughly ten yrs after th' flesh eaters were th' awesomest but whatever.
don't fucking miss out on this page either:
flesh eaters live shows 1982
without a doubt the best dollarbin purchase of all time (dif juz's 'who says so?' only cost me 50¢). hoping just hoping for some proto-cheveu i was amazed to find that what double nelson have crafted here is more along the lines of th' ciccone youth record - a reimagining of new york post-beatbox culture, though this time through even more skewed late-'80s french sensibilities. it's hard to tell where d.n. are coming from and there's painfully little about them on the internets (in english, anyways) - change the channel one world over and you've got a fucking falco record; reorganize th' ideas more square and it's colourbox anthemic; remove some of th' big-studio sheen on th' drums and it does indeed conjure cheveu. jesse says it sounds like they mixed it five seconds at a time and i can't argue. up there with th' už jsme doma and unicorn records as far as awesome shit sung in languages i don't speak goes. should be unsurprising to and heartily welcomed by people who equate late '80s/early '90s france with delicatessen.
Monday, June 6, 2011
first 'local' band i eva heard. story goes like this:
when i was living in virginia i had this friend scott, who had a brother. joe. joe had a good friend named bill, who rode the same bus as me. i didn't know him too well tho'. this is about 4th grade for me. scott (and his brother)(and the rest of their family) moved away not too much later (to arizona i think? someone can correct me if they want); after seventh grade i moved to ohio.
turns out scott (and his family) moved right down the street from me right soon after. weird.
anyhow, bill came to visit joe (who i'd gotten to be good friends with by that point - we rode skateboards and joe had a nintendo, 'nuff said) some summer and i got to know him better as well. joe and i were checking out a lot of the same musick (mostly the sst bands in all the santa cruz videos), but bill and i's tastes were eerily similar. he hipped me to a lotta stuff (some that he's probably ashamed of now, like the lemonheads) and we taped a lotta each other's finds. one of the things bill brought with him that summer was a tape of a band from just outside our town in virginia - a band whose flyers i'd been handed when i lived there but whose shows i was just too young to actually go to. fester.
i suppose fester are a typical high school band from the mid-/late-'80s but for me they royally kick the asses of all the bands i've heard that they might be compared to. even tho' their beyond-perfect opening track "jerrychrist" is an "anarchy in the UK" rewrite (and who didn't need another one of those in 1989), the riff goes the original one better, the guitar is several shades more wicked (ah, those dod/practice amp tones!), the tune itself is way catchier, and the band is holding onto its own existence by a quickly corroding thread in a way the media hinted at as far as the pistols were concerned but which felt like a jokey lie when you listened to the frankly steely dan-worthy recordings on their '…bollocks' record. plus, like half of fester's songs had lyrics concerned solely with the old asshole on the hill over our town, jerry fucking falwell - a much more relatable foe for us than all the tiresome politics of boredom the pistols copped a pose about.
the tape jumps all over the place - fester were some kind of haphazard geniuses, stylistically - from intentionally bad reggae to plodding hardcore to lurching crossover with breaks from time to time for let's-see-who-can't-keep-up-this-time covers of the 'sesame street' and 'beverly hillbillies' themes. it's heavyhanded sometimes in the way that only 17-yr-olds can be, and it fucking shines for it. the way they conjure late-summer afternoons jamming in a crummy shed over too many cokes and a buncha stale doritos has yet to be even close to equaled by anything else i've run across (please send me yr entries in this category, tho'!). one of my alltime faves. RECOMMENDED FOR EVERY FUCKING BODY EVER.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
on th' flipside of the first sonic youth tape they put the whole record on there again, but backwards. when the double-lp reish came out i was hella bummed that they didn't use that opportunity to finally issue it - at one point my very favorite sonic youth recording - on wax. and since it doesn't seem like anyone else on these internets likes it or owns it or something, here 'tis.