Monday, January 28, 2008

boa constrictor & natural vine- s/t

stoned weirdo pseudo-hippy acid folk meanderings, like roky erikson meeting up with the fugs to go on a cough syrup picnic with the incredible string band.

puffy areolas- double live evil

heavy krautsploitation & back to ohio blues... total damage.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Did you just see what I saw!?!?

Radiohead's live set at some club across the street from Rough Trade Records in London? !?!?

HOLY EFF!! this is gonna be the best summer EVER!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Howard Tate-Get It While You Can

Cat Power-Jukebox
Cat Power-Jukebox

note: this is the full album and bonus disc NOT the advance version that has been floating around for awhile with the ends of the songs cut off.

Xiu Xiu-Women As Lovers
16 Bitch Pile Up- Satanic Student Bible
old school evil noise from the OH ex-pat queens of noise. as the ladies themselves told me, "never name your band when you're drunk".

Moondog- The Viking of Sixth Avenue

i'm so glad the world has finally caught up to Moondog.

Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band- The Brown Star Sessions
good & raw versions of the songs that are limp and lifeless on the Captain's many wack-as-fuck 70s albums. a lot of instrumental stuff, but also some excellent work by the Captain. the Magic Band takes things back to Mirror Man-era scruffy raga blues rock on amazing tracks like Dirty Blue Jean pt II (which rocks my world like the Fire Engines buried under a mountain of rockabilly records).

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Arcesia- Reachin'

40s big band crooner moves to California during the late 60s, drops acid and creates this bizarre "psychedelic rock" album. priceless strangeness from the 'real people with real damage' department.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Jobriath- Jobriath

Zolar X wasn't the only American glam act to get lost on the path to glittery superstardom. The US was just not ready for androgynous alien space boys on American Bandstand in 1973... On his 1st self titled album, Jobriath delivers some absurdly pompous glam rock that almost out-Bowies Bowie with an extra mix of David Johansen sneer. He sleazes his way through some Spiders from Mars style rockers and some laughable ballads like the unforgettable "Space Clown". my favorite tracks are probably the pseudo-revolutionary "World Without End" and the Thin White Duke stylings of "Earthling"(chorus: "I have to know why you do the things you do/ I wanna examine you/Oooh!"). i have no doubt that Wayne County and friends were spinning this one a lot while working the NYC leather scene. if you enjoy this, you should check out his rock opera "Creatures of the Street" for even more absurdity.