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    • CommentAuthorearl
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2008
    "WIPERS - Youth Of America; Over the Edge" -- excellent stuff. They had a unique mix of sounds. Their beats would be real motorik, almost like Neu! but still very much American punk rock and yet the vocals and guitar are often quite melodic.

    "Captain Beyond - s/t" -- I actually listened to this one earlier in the week. Bobby Caldwell played some killer drums on that one.

    Maybe it is the hot weather but I have been on a big rock kick this week with Husker Du, Rory Gallagher, The Hellacopters and Isis being CDs in my book bag.
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2008
    Toss-up between the new Alejandro Escovedo and the soundtrack to The Harder They Come.
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    As usual, I listen to the same songs over and over again, I have a hard time getting sick of anything as long as I enjoy it.

    When I'm happy or excited:
    Rolling Stones-Rocks Off

    When I'm nostalgic:
    Jefferson Starship-Jane

    When I'm sad, hung over(when weed is envolved) or depressed:
    The Velvet Underground-I'm Set Free

    When I'm pissed off beyond rationality:
    Black Flag-My War(whole album)

    but lately I started reading The Boys by Ennis and it makes me want to listen to Rose Tattoo's Assault and Battery(whole album)

    I never update my iPod, which holds about 800 songs so it's the same rotating mix of Roky Erickson, Numero Group compilations, The Japanese Mix that Wall of Sound records made for the bar I used to work at, The Velvets, Gun Club and Television (which I don't really enjoy beyond a few songs but am too lazy to remove.)

    this is lengthy because of the extent of my drunkeness... or is it drunken-ness?
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    average age.. 25. spot on. the artist search doesn't appear to be working though.

    i've been listning to a lot of 'on hold' music recently...
    • CommentAuthor1million
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2008
    I'm listening to Vampire Weekend and a generous amount of Elvis Costello
    • CommentAuthorbuzzorhowl
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2008 edited

    "Captain Beyond - s/t" -- I actually listened to this one earlier in the week. Bobby Caldwell played some killer drums on that one.

    Have you heard the Armageddon album? From 1975 or so, with Bobby Caldwell on drums and Keith Relf of the Yardbirds on vocals--last project he did before his untimely death. If you like Captain Beyond, it's probably right up your alley.

    In other news, last night I decided to make a CD-R of everything by Orchid that I could possibly fit on one disc. I got all three of their LPs and a whole bunch of EPs and splits onto the disc--55 songs total. One discovery I've made from listening to this is just how good their last LP--the 19 song self-titled one--really is. I guess I just kind of ignored this when it came out, and I really should not have done that. As great as "Chaos Is Me" is, this is a good bit better.

    Also, it's awesome to listen to crazy hectic fast hardcore at work. Customers mostly ignore it, but then every once in a while it will visibly startle someone. Always makes me happy.
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2008 edited

    i just found a very lightly scratched copy of Paul Simon's Graceland on vinyl. (also: Thomas Dolby's Blinded by Science!)
    and i just re-discovered how amazing Happy Apple is.

    first post!

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    As great as "Chaos Is Me" is, this is a good bit better.


    all three are fucking amazing though...
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2008 edited
    Starskey and Clutch - Don't Stop Till You Jit Enough Mix Album
    Starskey and Clutch - Belle Isle Players
    Three 6 Mafia - Most Known Unknown
    Three 6 Mafia - Last to Walk
    Primal Scream - Beautiful Future

      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2008
    Been shuffling around a lot on the iPod this week, but a few new releases and old favorites come to mind:

    Good nu-electropop, without an overbearing emphasis on the "Hey, we sound like 1985", which is getting really tired.

    Back to this old gem, the album by them that hit and hit HARD. I dug this up based on seeing an episode of SCRUBS that featured the song "A Little Respect", and upon looking on iTunes, found no less than 10 cover versions of the song, ranging from wannabe synthpoppers to country to reggae to folk. Interesting to see the song prove its strength by surviving all the genre jumps.

    Holy crap, this American girl can spin the hard beats. Punishing velocity, yet nice subtleties, Jackalope deserves all the kudos she gets for her DJ skills. It's why I had her beta-edit my "B.P.M." graphic novel; girls got serious skills. If you dig your beats nice and fast, check out her website for downloads and music to buy.
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2008
    A lot of Medeski Martin and Wood...
    • CommentAuthorstonedeph
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2008
    MMMMM.... MMW... with Scofield(sp) perchance?

    I, lately, have had the pleasure of discovering the depths of Frank Zappa.

    When I was young, I heard someone mention the name "Zappa" in a conversation about intellectual music and I thought them mad. Then I heard it again from someone else, many "moons" later. (heh heh, as if that were a "unit" of measurement)... (heh heh) Anyhoo, my roommate bought the album "tinsel town rebellion" about four years ago and eventually I heard it playing in his car as we drove around the dismal landscape of BFE around Matt Fraction's stomping grounds. I was fascinated. Then I heard the first mothers album, "freak out." Then "absolutely free". Then "Cheap Thrills" and "Son of Cheap Thrills."

    I only mention all of this because I have had the "Zappa Plays Zappa disc 2" cd in my car stereo for a month now without exception and continue to find new musical and lyrical ideas that I can analyze and ponder on. I am an ardant student of his work and an outspoken supporter of his overarching political and social ideas, which I developed before knowing who he was and discovered the consistancy of them later, (obviously.)

    He is brilliant beyond the measure of the mass of marketable music.
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    Great King Rat - Queen
    The March Of The Black Queen - Queen
    In The Fade - Queens Of The Stone Age
    No One Knows - Queens Of The Stone Age
    Go With The Flow - Queens Of The Stone Age
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2008
    Things tagged 'shortwave' and *some* things tagged 'foundsound' on
    My favourites being...
    Cnois - Tuner
    The Painful Leg Injuries - Very Alone Out There Tonight
    The Conet Project - The Swedish Rhapsody
    Kwook - Aurora
    John Duncan - Priority
    Myke Weiskopf - Aya's Earth Radio Journal
    The Conet Project - German Man
    Radio Station WWV - 1976: Notice of Frequency Changes
    Michael Chocholak - Tearing Down the Barn
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    Pa Me Fritt - Affected by Music
    Experimental Swedish band (I can't put the proper punctuation marks in their name)... some very Hugh Hopperish fuzz bass just kicked in...

    I traded them some of their CDs for a NEEF CD
    • CommentAuthorbandini
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2008
    Newer stuff:
    The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
    Love as Laughter - Holy
    Opeth - Watershed
    Wolf Parade - At Mt. Zoomer

    Old/Older stuff:
    St. Vitus - Born Too Late
    Weird Tales of the Ramones Box Set
    Still listening to the most recent Mountain Goats quite a bit as well as Wax Fang's last album.
    And this band called Tombs that does a nice mix of hardcore, metal and shoegaze. I think they just signed to Relapse.
    • CommentAuthorRen Garde
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2008
    Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip's Angles

    Some wonderful british hip-hop.
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2008
    MV & EE with the bummer road
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    This Sunday's radio....

    Can - Spray

    Todd Sickafoose - Bye Bye Bees
    Mar Dulce - Borges y Paraguay
    Alla - Tu Vida
    Jessica Lurie - Panther
    Richard Bliwas - Spring
    Andrew Bird - Fake Palindromes
    Fantastic Merlins - Dance Partner

    Accordion Tribe - Zirkelreise
    Garmarna - Ink
    Sigur Ros - Festival
    Kemper Norton - 5 white yachts for Jean
    Pa Me Fritt - Deliquesce
    Susumu Yokota - My Energy
    Brian Eno - Sombre Reptiles
    Lights In A Fat City - When I Go Up
    Niyaz - Beni Beni

    Ivo Papasov - Mladeshki Dance
    Felonius Bosch - Drunken Brawl
    Secret Archives of the Vatican - Gnawa of Power
    Bill Laswell - Assassin
    Dengue Fever - Laugh Track
    Maryam Mursal - Kufilaw
    K.B & The Gang - Nachde Punjabi
    Lee Scratch Perry & Dub Syndicate - Jungle
    Akanars - Go Go Chinbora

    Stereolab - Miss Modular
    The Orb - A Beautiful Day
    Pink Floyd - Echoes
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2008
    @ stonedeph

    I've only got the first album they did with Scofield, which is pretty cool, but nothing special. Still haven't heard the second one; I imagine it's more of the same...

    If you're getting into Zappa you might want to check out THE YELLOW SHARK or THE PERFECT STRANGER for a taste of his orchestral stuff. Also the longer concept works like JOE'S GARAGE and THING FISH.

    By the way, listening to

    Grails - Take Refuge in Clean Living

    Dosh - Wolves and Wishes