Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hello Dad, I'm in Jail.

Pump up the Volume staring Christian Slater as a pirate radio dj in some early 90's desolate Arizona suburb was for me, a great inspiration. The music was all wild and the naked chick gave me a boner. What was released as the soundtrack was an abysmal piece of doo-doo that left off all of the most crucial musical nuggets, with the exception of the Henry Rollins and Bad Brains cover of "Kick out the Jams". For years I wondered who had written the awesome song about going to jail. I guess i could have just watched the ending credits and the mystery would have been solved, but i never did. Sometimes the mystery is more fun. It wasn't until I decided that I needed to watch some old episodes of MTV's Liquid Television that i discovered the frighteningly odd truth. The song was by WAS (NOT WAS), those dudes who wrote that song about opening the door and getting on the floor and then everybody walking the dinosaur.
 Go figure.

here go the song if you want to have it.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Shocking Blue- LOVE BUZZ

i have a tendency of discovering songs that rattle something in my skull and proceed to listen to them over and over for hours on end.
 this week it is LOVE BUZZ by Shocking Blue.
i am saying.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Twinkeyz- Aliens in Our Midst (Complete Recordings 1977 - 1980)

a heady collection of obscure and weird as shit psychedelic sci-fi power pop out of late 70's Sacramento.
crucially odd and infectiously catchy.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Watery Love - Debut 45


Noisy, plodding, brutal and BROWN, Debut 45 by Philadelphia's Watery Love is one hell of a relentless head pounder. It's aggro, it's basic, and it's perfect. Released on my favorite current label Richie Records in an edition of 330 a couple of years ago, it has become the focus of my hunts through the dusty bins of my favorite Philly record shops.

Half Japanese- The Band That Would Be King (1989)

half japanese's the band that would be king, one of my all time favorite albums, was given to me on an old cassette by my tenth grade history teacher. well, actually i borrowed it and never gave it back. i would never hear music the same way again. from the first press of the play button on my shitty twenty dollar walkman i was hooked. i never realized that rock or punk or "alternative" music this weird and wonderful existed. how in the hell was it possible that this band existed and who would possibly put out a record by them? that tape got played to the point of utter disintegration. it actually took me some time to rundown a link in present day. this link seems to have some extra track's not on the original. i am so stoaked to have this in digital form so i can have it and so that i can share it with you now.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Nine Shocks Terror- Paying Ohmage (2001)

This record is definitely on the top of the list of my favorite records of the worldwide Y2K hardcore and thrash explosion. Of all the lp's and 7"s i collected during this period, and there was a shit ton, this burly slab is the one I come back to over and over. This Cleveland band, infamous for the buck wild live shows, brought serious thunder on this album bursting with drunken haymaker to the face hardcore thrash. This shit is angry, very, very angry. The vocals are fucking insane and the music is brutal and reckless with enough hooks to keep it interesting. Even if you aren't really that into hardcore, i'm telling you, throw this on when you just can't fucking take it anymore and somethings got to give. i shit you not.