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    have you ever heard COUNTDOWN TO PUTSCH? three professors making some weird weird freejazzpunkhardcore. the lyrics are all pretty thought provoking, even if they are way pretentious sometimes.
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    this week:
    Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
    65daysofstatic - The Destruction Of Small Ideas
    Joy Division - Still
    Airiel - The Battle Of Sealand
    Bella Lune - Abstracted Visions
    Burial - Untrue
    The Cure - Pornography
    The Jam - "Best of" collection
    Ethos - I'm a No One

    there's more, but I don't feel like typing all of em. ;P
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      CommentAuthorroque
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2008
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    I love Tone Bank Jungle by Holy Fuck. haven't heard anything else by them yet, though.
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    i'm in an anal cunt mood today.

    the band, not the actual mood...
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    Well, the week's new releases were shit... didn't buy a thing...
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008
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    I'm going to stream the new Mars Volta album right about..........NOW!
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    Today has primarily been for Hot Snakes, and this Ted Leo solo session, which is a bit ace.
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    Re-listening to CocoRosie's brilliant THE ADVENTURES OF GHOSTHORSE AND STILLBORN. Everybody wants to go to Japan...
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    the japanese rocknroll killers of THE JELLYROLL ROCKHEADS slay all comers...
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      CommentAuthorTrotsky
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2008
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    Adult.'s Why Bother is a pretty nifty album.

    pretty stoked about it, actually.

    I Feel Worse When I'm With You
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2008
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    Rancid - "Arrested in Shanghai"
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    Finally: I got my copy of Third Eye Foundation's 'Collected Works' (only been waiting 5 months - thank you hmv) which has a slice of the early and elusive 'Semtex' EP which is, as the name suggests, explosive. Matt Elliot is one of the few artists who has consistent leaps of inginuity (sp?) between albums without loosing anything that made the previous ones good.

    Something to aspire to, me thinks.
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    Listening to a new track by Volcano The Bear on theirspace...a sort of rural feral Nurse With Wound. Excellent.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2008
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    Weird mix for me this week...

    The wife and I just saw a local theatre production of AVENUE Q, the full frontal puppet nudity Broadway smash being developed so that local community theatres and high schools (!) can stage this production (albeit in edited for content versions). Good stuff, like watching SESAME STREET on acid, and damn catchy as well, so many songs from that have been ping-ponging around my head.

    Other than that, I've been on a 90's acid house/pre-rave bent musically, so a mix of S'EXPRESS, BABY FORD, 808 STATE have been making the rounds on the sound system. And for reasons I can't fathom, I've also gotten out my old first album of SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK, which, yes, as predicted, still is a trashy, futuristic junk sample masterpiece of musical masturbation! Ah, the 80's. What were we thinking? The future looked so cool and spiky and tarted up back then.
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    James Blackshaw's beautiful O True Believer
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    I've also gotten out my old first album of SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK, which, yes, as predicted, still is a trashy, futuristic junk sample masterpiece of musical masturbation!

    Neal X on Space Guitar!
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2008 edited
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    Sigue Sigue Sputnik was more amazing for the concepts behind it rather than the actual execution of the music, although getting Giorgio Moroder (Donna Summer, Sparks, "Midnight Express") to produce their album was utter genius. Remember, they actually sold the space between the tracks on the LP as advertising space, which is at least more honest than selling your soul to sing songs on McDonald's commercials.

    It was interesting to me to see people trying to live up to the reputation of what the future was supposed to be back in the 80's. Much more romanticized, at the same time making way for the dirty dystopia of Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future and Thunderdome-type stuff. The guys in SSS were also much more interested in seeing how far they could fuck people over and make them think what they were doing WAS the future of music. You know they were all laughing their asses off with each chart position they hit. Tony James from Generation X said in multiple interviews that they just pushed the "on" buttons on the sequencers and let them spool out. They were also pre-dating things like Public Enemy's sample heavy rap and countering the more intellectual/punny Art of Noise. Old punks like James probably enjoyed watching interviewers squirm trying to ask them serious questions on Top of the Pops.

    For those who don't know or remember this band, here's their "big" hit, Love Missile F1-11: Love Missile F1-11 (which you MAY remember better from the early scenes in "Ferris Beuller's Day Off"

    Note: this is the "uncensored version", which laughingly, when it DID get censored, only put black bars over the guns they're sporting in the limo.
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    Remember, they actually sold the space between the tracks on the LP as advertising space, which is at least more honest than selling your soul to sing songs on McDonald's commercials.

    Like you, I still have the vinyl.
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      CommentAuthortonymoore
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2008
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    i just got Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' Raising Sand and am digging it. some of the songs have a strong pop-Zeppelin vibe, but Krauss' vocals are stunning as always, making for an interesting mix, especially when they sing together. i also got a kind of gypsy vibe from some of the songs, because of the violins and instrumentation.

    right now, i'm listening to Gone Gone Gone (done moved on).

    -T
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    As I am puny brain where music is concerned (I rarely get beyond "I like this" on music) I sort of wander from what ever sounds right to be to the next thing.

    But in this case I am stupidly pleased that X Japan has a new single. Even if it was used as the title song in a Saw movie.
    Putting me in J-Rock mood I also just bought 13's Reborn by Girugamesh.