Hunting For Pops 9. Labels: Stars of The Lid. I'm a big big fan of the work of Guillermo Scott Herren. The first moment I picked up the "Estrocaro" ep by Prefuse 73 I was a fan. His stuff has evolved over the years, but the Quality has remained high, despite how prolific he's been. This album came out inthe same year as the "Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian", but limited to a Japanese release.
Thus making it hard to get hold off and very much under the radar. So other than getting the old radar looked at, here is said album in all it's glory. For this release, there's none of the usual smattering of guest MC contributions and the tracks are longer than the short sketches on the "Ampexian It really is a highlight in his catalogue.
So, this wouldn't be a bad place for newcomers to start at all. Those unfamiliar should definitely track down the previously mentioned "Vocal Studies This years "The Only She Chapters" is hot too. Meditations on Meditations. Labels: Prefuse Neil Young - Time Fades Away .
What can you say about this record that hasn't already been said? Well, it was Neil laying out his stall. Saying "I'll do what I want" Recorded live, mainly on a tour, this followed up the massive Harvest album of This was not the obvious way to go. As himself said "'Heart of Gold' put me in the middle of the road.
Traveling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch. The resulting album was hated by critics. Neil himself also wasn't keen saying "I think it's the worst record I ever made - but as a documentary of what was happening to me, it was a great record. There's reams and reams of stuff written about this album, so I won't go on. Apparently a release was scheduled in the 90s, but it was pulled.
So allegedly CD bootlegs of this lp are taken from the 90s "test pressing". It's all surrounded in mystery really, the original was apparently " Straight to disk, in other words no master tape?! How did they do the 90s proposed CD then? Or did they do it at all. Is the 90s "test pressing" a fan produced bootleg mastered from 8-Track tape? Either way, the petition! It does contain one of his best, and most autobiographical tracks "Don't Be Denied".
So don't wait for someone cooler than me to recommend it. Don't Be Denied. Labels: Neil Young. Here's a bit of an intermission, or palette cleanser.
JL with some real Krautrock. Labels: intermission. Two Lone Swordsmen - Wrong Meeting . We like Andrew Weatherall here. I've had the pleasure of DJing with him a few times too and I can vouch that he is indeed a first rate chap. Their last for Warp Records, 's "From the Double gone Chapel" album, wasn't one of my favourites, but his next "Wrong Meeting" definitely was.
It was still dark, but now contained hooks and Mr Weatherall himself handling the vocal duties. Unfortunately, I don't think it got the distribution or the push it deserved. I definitely had a struggle to get a copy Those of you who know earlier Two Lone Swordsmen or even earlier Sabres of Paradise, will be surprised. But surprise is good. And if you're liking this, you really should track down "Wrong Meeting" and "Wrong Meeting 2" at you local record emporium. Anyway, cutting the crap, here it is: Wrong Meeting.
Labels: Two Lone Swordsmen. It's great to see Pete Kember aka. Sonic Boom aka. This limited split 7" release for Record Store Day contains a glorious extended version of the opening track from that release, "Mary". That track is reason alone to buy this, but the flip is great too. New Yorker Christopher Porpora aka. Cheval Sombrewith Kember on mixing duties, turns in a low key bit of psychedelic folk, promising good things for his forthcoming lp Buy the 7" here or sample it here before you buy Take me to the other side.
This is a great Domino Records compilation given away with the Wire magazine. I remember at the time, I really liked Domino as they had some great left-field indie in the old sense stuff and some great electronica too. I think when I heard this it confirmed my liking for the label. In the light of their success with Franz Ferdinand and then the massive success of Arctic Monkeys, this is a particularly interesting snapshot of a label yet to gatecrash the mainstream.
It also predates the likes of James Yorkston, Four Tet etc Regardless of all that, its a really good compilation with some really good tracks on by some great artists which, above all, hangs together really well. And that's only half of it Goddamit You've got to be kind. Labels: Compilation. Saturday, June 25, Caribou - Swim mixtape . I remember being blown away by Manitoba as they wereback around ish, at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds.
Thanks for driving Album), we found it eventually.! But what a show it was. Quite a an achievement that 3 people could make such a manic shoegaze, psychedelic, joyous noise.
Anyway, many moons later, the ever-wonderful Rough Trade bundled 2 extra disks in store with their album "Swim". One of these was the mixtape you see here. There's no info on the cover or disk, except what you see over on the left there.
I forget where on the internet this tracklist came from and I can't vouch for it's accuracy, but here it is anyway any info welcome!! Yellow Magic Orchestra - Firecracker [??? Daphni - Ahora [Unreleased] 4. Unknown - Egyptian Wedding Luxor [Philips] 6. Daphni - Arp [Unreleased] Omar-S - Just Ask the Lonely. Kevin Volans - Mbira [World Network] Labels: Cariboumixtape. Monday, June 20, Washed Out - Tour cdr . OK, I'm going to get less talky, more bloggy.
Things have been a bit slow around here mind you so have I Plus things have been a biased towards old stuff. That's no bad thing, but y'know I'm not one of those "things ain't what they used to be" types. No sir. In fact, there's a compilation I've done of stuff more recent stuff that I'm listening to that will appear on here soon.
I'm loving Washed Out. Here's a tour CDR that's lighting my candle at the moment. Labels: Washed Out. Modern Lovers - Modern Lovers . OK, let's get this out of the way. There are certain albums I bang on about, that I love. This album is one of them. So maybe this is Part 1 of the ongoing series of "Mark's Cult Classics". Or maybe not. It's here anyway, and from the count in to Roadrunner to the last bars of Modern World it's a stone cold classic.
It's had the reissue treatment a few times, with the odd extra, but it's offered here as the originally released 9 tracks. As it should be I think. This album was released in2 years after the band had split. It comprised 8 tracks recorded with John Cale in and one recorded in None of the tracks were intended for release, but as demos. The Modern Lovers tale of underachievement is told elsewhere, but in these 9 songs the band achieved more than they knew.
On one piece of vinyl and 34 minutes 51 seconds they made something approaching garage rock AM radio perfection. If Iggy was the godfather of punk, Jonathan was the weird uncle.
Richman wanted to change direction, and did, contributing to the split of the band. He still produced some great music, but not of the same ilk as these tracks, Wood Guitar - Poi Dog Pondering - Live At Metro Chicago Dec 2-3.
Jerry Harrison went on to be a member of Talking Heads. Roadrunner 2. Astral Plane 3. Old World 4. Pablo Picasso Side two 1. She Cracked 2. Hospital 3. Someone I Care About 4. Girlfriend 5. Modern World When you get out of the hospital, Let me back into your life.
Labels: Modern Lovers. Chances are you'll already know the Primal Scream track, it was to be included on Screamadelica. It's still amazing how many people don't know it's an Elevators track. And I have to say that hearing fellow Texans ZZ Top do their high-octane distortion, Eliminator beardy-boogie to Reverberation is always entertaining!
The album looks like this: 1. Reverberation Doubt - ZZ Top 2. Fire Engine - Richard Lloyd Bermuda - Vibrating Egg I Walked With a Zombie - R.
Earthquake - Butthole Surfers Burn the Flames - Thin White Rope Nothing in Return - T-Bone Burnett Labels: 13th Floor ElevatorsCompilation. If the sampler wasn't enough, or for those of you that didn't manage to pick up the box set reissue of the 13th Floor Elevators stuff back in Album), you can now get the whole thing from the excellent Young Moss Tongue Blog - here Those unfamiliar with their work may want to kick things off with "The Psychedelic Sounds of From what I can remember, the publicity for this reissue stated that the stereo mixes were "alternate".
I'm not sure what they meant by that, but since then, these albums have been released as double disk issues, containing the original stereo mix remastered from the master tapes and the mono mix remastered from an original mono edition vinyl These double-disk reissues really are worth buying, as they have great sleeve notes by Paul Drummond who did the superlative Eye Mind book get if from a proper bookshop if you can, failing that use Amazon.!
Labels: 13th Floor Album). As far as I can tell there's at least one track from each disk of the box set, so definitely a good starting point. Who was this band? I've never heard anything quite like that before What was that strange noise through the track? And of course seeing Bob Parker from the legendary Walking Seeds If you already have the box set, the originals, the individual reissuesthe new! Slip inside this house - here. Monday, May 16, Free Your Mind A chronological Introduction to ParliamentFunkadelic Part 1.
It dawned on me the other day, that maybe all the music I own could be fundamentally reduced down to Funkadelic. They wrote Wood Guitar - Poi Dog Pondering - Live At Metro Chicago Dec 2-3 book on psychedelia, funk and everything in between. And they still remain more unsung than they should.
They're by no stretch of the imagination totally unsung, but considering what they did, they should be right up there with our established "classic" acts. Have the sublime and the ridiculous ever co-existed so closely together in modern music before? Has any other band rocked so hard while still funking? Or funked so hard while still rocking? Words really are redundant and ineffective for preparing you for this.
Play loud. Disk 1 : Friday, December 23, Festivus Music Digest. Tuesday, December 20, Tuesday Music Digest. Monday, December 19, Monday Music Digest. Sunday, December 18, Sunday Music Digest. Saturday, December 17, Saturday Music Digest.
Friday, December 16, Friday Music Digest. Wednesday, December 14, Wednesday Music Digest. Tuesday, December 13, Tuesday Music Digest. Monday, December 12, Monday Music Digest. Sunday, December 11, Sunday Music Digest. Saturday, December 10, Saturday Music Digest. Friday, December 9, Friday Music Digest. No digest today due to a power loss wind storm overnight and most of the day!
Wednesday, December 7, Wednesday Music Digest. Tuesday, December 6, Tuesday Music Digest. Sunday, December 4, Sunday Music Digest. Saturday, December 3, Saturday Music Digest. Friday, December 2, Friday Music Digest. Tuesday, November 29, Tuesday Music Digest. Monday, November 28, Monday Music Digest. I thought it had come too soon. In a interview for the magazine Voxshe said she was surprised by the effect 'outing' herself had: "I think there are a lot of people out there who don't care about sex, but who you never hear from, so I thought I should say it.
The magazine I did the interview for is full of beef-cake hunky guys and scantily-clad models, so I thought it would be really funny to say that I didn't care about sex in a magazine that's full of sex and beauty — but no one really got the joke. The Juliana Hatfield Three only remained together throughby she had returned to solo status and released the album Only Everythingin which she "turned up the volume and the distortion and had a lot of fun".
In the video Hatfield portrayed a demanding aerobics instructor. Two weeks into the tour, she canceled the tour. In her memoir, Hatfield writes that she was suffering from depression severe enough to be suicidal. She disagreed with the decision to avoid talking about her depression. Inshe traveled to Woodstock, New York where she recorded tracks for God's Footwhich was to be her fourth solo album third if not counting Become What You Arewhich was recorded with the Juliana Hatfield Threeintended for release.
After three failures to satisfy requests by Atlantic Records to come up with a single, she asked to be released from her contract. The label obliged but kept the rights to the songs recorded during these sessions. The remaining tracks surfaced on bootlegs, which she disapproved of, and she has rarely played them live.
Almost as a reaction to the seemingly endless studio sessions surrounding God's FootHatfield recorded the album Bed in in six days, about which she said on her website, "It sounds as raw as I felt. It has no pretty sheen. The mistakes and unattractive parts were left in, not erased.
Just like my career. Just like life. Inshe released Beautiful Creature. This album left the rockier side of Hatfield's musical personality unexpressed, however, so simultaneously she recorded Juliana's Pony: Total System Failure with Zephan Courtney and Mikey Welsh.
She called the latter album "a loud release of tension" with "lots of long sloppy guitar solos. And no love songs Billboard called the first "a collection of plaintive demos" and the second "chock-a-block with punk guitar missives. Wally Gagel, a producer for Sebadoh and Tanya Donellyhelped Hatfield record her most electronica-influenced songs, "Cool Rock Boy" and "Don't Rush Me", which added texture to the otherwise acoustic album.
InHatfield released In Exile Deoan attempt at a more commercial sound with input from producers and engineers who had worked with Pink and Avril Lavigne. Hatfield produced the album with David Leonard, receiving co-production credits on "Jamie's in Town" and the bright rocker "Sunshine".
The critics praised it, with some calling it her best work since the start of her solo career. The record had a much rawer feel, with Hatfield playing instruments accompanied by the band Unbusted and other contributors. For the first time, Hatfield also played drums on at least one track. John Doe of the band X described the disc as "a frighteningly dark and beautiful record filled with stark, angular, truly brutal songs and guitars.
This is surely a 'Woman Under the Influence', though I'm not sure of what. The release of Made in China started a trend where Hatfield licensed her music, selling it via her website and with a distribution deal through Red Eye. In DecemberHatfield toured the United States with the band Xwhom she idolized during her teenage years. InHatfield released her first live album. It was Hatfield's third release for her record label.
The album's heartfelt subject on the break-up of a relationship resonated with critics, Wood Guitar - Poi Dog Pondering - Live At Metro Chicago Dec 2-3 gave the album largely positive reviews, with some hailing it as her best album since In Exile Deo.
The album's composition, arrangement, performance, production, engineering, and mixing were solely credited to Hatfield. Hatfield offered, via her websiteto write custom songs in order to fund a couple of projects; one of which was to release archive material. About halfway through the project, Hatfield stated that it had "completely re-energized and inspired" her again. The following month the duo played sell out shows in Allston, a neighborhood of Boston. This tour was followed, in Januaryby five dates on the American east coast.
On AprilHatfield announced her intention to work on a new album via fan-funding platform website PledgeMusic from which she asked fans to help fund the project in exchange for personal artwork and memorabilia ranging from posters, CDs, and demos to one of Juliana's First Act guitars used during the recording sessions and even locks of her hair.
The project also included donations for the Save a Sato foundation to which Hatfield is a major contributor. The album was originally going to be titled Speeches Delivered to Animals and Plantsin reference to a passage in the John Irving novel The World According to Garpbut later Hatfield herself changed it to There's Always Another Girl in reference to a song in the album of the same name she had written as a defense for Lindsay Lohan after watching her flop I Know Who Killed Me.
There's Always Another Girl was released on August 30,again independently on her Ye Olde Records label, though a downloadable version was made available to contributors a month before on July 27, which was Juliana's birthday. The album has received mostly positive reviews from critics. As of JulyJuliana Hatfield has finished recording her thirteenth solo album, Wild Animalswith crowd-funding—for the third time—through PledgeMusic. But even though it now employs bass, drums, tambourine and synth, the songs stays true to the sorrowful, tension-riddled original.
But the tasteful inclusion of chintzy drum programming and mellotron cleverly point to Smith's eventual creative direction. InThe Juliana Hatfield Three reunited two decades after it disbanded. But I am a lot more confident now than I was then with the first album.
And I had more fun recording this one. In late DecemberStereogum named the album "one of their most anticipated albums of ,"  and on January 4,Consequence of Sound named it "one of the 50 most anticipated albums of Since then, Hatfield has released a number of solo albums, including two albums of all cover songs, Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John and Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police and two albums of original work, Pussycat and Weird
Juliana Hatfield (born July 27, ) is an American musician and singer-songwriter from the Boston area, formerly of the indie rock bands Blake Babies, Some Girls, and The glamandiadelnotas.changotesupilontinatoliwhitda.co also fronted her own band, The Juliana Hatfield Three, along with bassist Dean Fisher and drummer Todd Philips, which was active in the mids and again in the mids. This is a list of Lollapalooza lineups, sorted by glamandiadelnotas.changotesupilontinatoliwhitda.coalooza was a travelling music festival organized by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell and occurred annually from to The concept was revived in , but was cancelled in From onward, the concert has taken place exclusively at Grant Park, Chicago, and has played in Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, and France. Dec 12, · Pop yelled that at me one night 42 years ago when I tempted fate by playing "Fat Boy Rag" by Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys after consuming one too many adult beverages. Here's stupid music from Hawai'i to Mongolia to NRBQ, with occasional music CD and DVD reviews and some other stuff. We're glad you made it! Click on each post title for the story.
A dozen bands melting together in a psychedlic cloud of hazy brained music magic, of which certain names and ideas shine through (the poetic Hans Bronze, the pleasantly pummeling BLCK NGHBHD, the sober-ish coffeehouse sounds of Christian Taylor, and the unsoberish atmosphere experiments of Creeping Pink), but mostly this cloud of sound is a fine.
When I saw them, Poi Dog Pondering was a big band with all kinds of instruments up on the stage—violin, guitars, trumpet, bass, accordion, ukulele, percussion—and the musical influences seemed like they came from all over the globe. It all mixed together into music that just lifted my spirits. A dozen bands melting together in a psychedlic cloud of hazy brained music magic, of which certain names and ideas shine through (the poetic Hans Bronze, the pleasantly pummeling BLCK NGHBHD, the sober-ish coffeehouse sounds of Christian Taylor, and the unsoberish atmosphere experiments of Creeping Pink), but mostly this cloud of sound is a fine.
8 Songs by Poi Dog Pondering was a handspun and very DIY endeavor, consisting of lo-fi bedroom demos by singer guy Frank Orrall, recorded when he was still based in Hawaii. In fact, this bears little resemblance to the PDP I recall from Minutes and such, offering significantly more in common with early Aztec Camera and the June Brides (the.
8 Songs by Poi Dog Pondering was a handspun and very DIY endeavor, consisting of lo-fi bedroom demos by singer guy Frank Orrall, recorded when he was still based in Hawaii. In fact, this bears little resemblance to the PDP I recall from Minutes and such, offering significantly more in common with early Aztec Camera and the June Brides (the. Poi Dog Pondering Acoustic Compilation () Audience recordings, good quality [email protected] kbps OK, Here's some more Poi Dog Pondering (although relatively few of you chose to check out the previous Poi posting), this time a collection of acoustic tracks, featuring a smaller, stripped-down version of the group, and showing somewhat different aspects of their music.
Poi Dog Pondering Acoustic Compilation () Audience recordings, good quality [email protected] kbps OK, Here's some more Poi Dog Pondering (although relatively few of you chose to check out the previous Poi posting), this time a collection of acoustic tracks, featuring a smaller, stripped-down version of the group, and showing somewhat different aspects of their music.
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