Saturday, June 30, 2007




side one

1. Primal Scream - Velocity Girl
2. The Mighty Lemon Drops - Happy Head
3. The Soup Dragons - Pleasantly Surprised
4. The Wolfhounds - Feeling So Strange Again
5. The Bodines - Therese
6. Mighty Mighty - Law
7. Stump - Buffalo
8. Bogshed - Run to the Temple
9. A Witness - Sharpened Sticks
10. The Pastels - Breaking Lines
11. Age of Chance - From Now On, This Will Be Your God

side two

12. The Shop Assistants - It's Up To You
13. Close Lobsters - Firestation Towers
14. Miaow - Sport Most Royal
15. Half Man Half Biscuit - I Hate Nerys Hughes (From the Heart)
16. The Servants - Transparent
17. The Mackenzies - Big Jim (There's No Pubs In Heaven)
18. bIG fLAME - New Way (Quick Wash And Brush Up With Liberation Theology)
19. Fuzzbox - Console Me
20. McCarthy - Celestial City
21. The Shrubs - Bullfighter's Bones
22. The Wedding Present - This Boy Can Wait (A Bit Longer)

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Friday, June 29, 2007



Gala (1990)

1. Sweetness and Light
2. Sunbathing
3. Breeze
4, De-Luxe
5. Leaves Me Cold
6. Downer
7. Thoughtforms
8. Baby Talk
9. Thoughtforms (2)
10. Scarlet
11. Bitter
12. Second Sight
13. Etheriael
14. Hey Hey Helen
15. Scarlet (2)

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

jc auto


Beaster (1993)

1. Come Around
2. Tilted
3. Judas Cradle
4. JC Auto
5. Feeling Better
6. Walking Away

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

haldern pop


Under Byen
Live at Haldern Pop (2004)

1. Mission
2. Hjertebarn
3. Legesag
4. Kyst

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in the fishtank 7


Low + The Dirty Three
In the Fishtank #7 (2001)

1. I Hear...Goodnight
2. Down By the River
3. Invitation Day
4. When I Called Upon Your Seed
5. Cody
6. Lordy

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007



Bring Back My Love (2005)

This is one of my favorite albums to come out of Austin in the past few years. Lovely.

Delusions of Adequacy
The four members of Cue break slightly from their brethren post-rockers with piano and violin interludes that border on classical, where the up-front violins produce a melancholic aura ripe with emotion. The slow starts are calming, and the transitions to the more frantic passages are flawless, usually instigated by Jason Brister's lively drumming and often including additional percussion. The turbulent mix of guitars, bass, keyboards, and violins rarely attain overpowering proportions but mostly weave fervent tales with creative interplay that approximates prog-rock rather than post-rock.

The album is assembled nicely for your listening pleasure with short, exquisite, tranquil pieces acting as bookends to open and close the disc and one in the middle as an intermission. Scattered in between are well-orchestrated songs that demonstrate Clarke Dominick's and Colin Swietek's ability to combine guitars, bass, and keyboards into coordinated crescendos that are filled with raw power but are not overwhelming. But it is Stacy Mashbane's violin that give these tunes their poignancy. Songs like "The Sun Has Risen Twice Today," "Every Wing All at Once," "The End of the Rule of Nostalgia," and the title track diverge from the post-rock convention of soft-loud-soft and extend the boundaries by including more indie-like guitar strumming, classical arrangements, and chilling violin that rises not to a mountain of sonic assault but a plateau of somber space-rock. The production is crisp throughout, keeping the instruments balanced, with the exception of "Handful Savants" and "Thulsa Doom," where the blistering guitar fuzz pushes Meshbane's violin work too deep in the clamor instead of out front where it should be.

Clarke Dominick (guitar, bass, keyboards)
Jason Brister (drums)
Colin Swietek (guitar)
Stacy Meshbane (violin)

1. I
2. Handful Savants
3. The Sun Has Risen Twice Today
4. Every Wing All at Once
5. The End of the Rule of Nostalgia
6. VI
7. New Year (Part 3)
8. Thulsa Doom
9. Granny Suite
10. Bring Back My Love
11. XI

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Monday, June 25, 2007



Super æ (1998)

1. Super You
2. Super Are
3. Super Going
4. Super Coming
5. Super Are You
6. Super Shine
7. Super Good

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

slow riot


Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada (1999)

1. Moya
2. BBF3

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

when the angels sing


Social Distortion
When the Angels Sing (Promo CD5 - 1996)

1. When the Angels Sing
2. Shame On Me
3. Lonesome Train
4. Ring of Fire
5. Alone and Forsaken

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tick tick tick


Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Peel Session (10-07-2002)

1. Maps
2. Y-Control
3. Miles Away
4. Tick

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Friday, June 22, 2007



Motörhead/ Girlschool
St. Valentine's Day Massacre EP (1981)

This glorious artifact documents one of the most peculiar detours in Motörhead's uniformly pedal-to-the-metal career. Having befriended the members of all-female metal band Girlschool, Lemmy and Company decided that a friendly co-headlining single was in order. So was born the St. Valentine's Day Massacre EP, a three-track disc issued on Valentine's Day 1981 (reaching number five in the charts on February 21st), featuring each band covering a hit by the other: Girlschool crashed their way through Motörhead's "Bomber," while they, in turn, attacked the girls' "Emergency." Even more amusing, the two bands collaborated on a spirited remake of the ancient Johnny Kidd & the Pirates number "Please Don't Touch".

1. "Please Don't Touch" - Motörhead/ Girlschool
2. "Emergency" - Motörhead
3. "Bomber" - Girlschool

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hazard county girls

Hazard County Girls
"4 Songs" (2004)

The Hazard County Girls are a hard rockin' trio from New Orleans. I picked this up when they played at a Texas Rollergirls bout a few years ago. (It looks like this is an early version of their Twin Oak EP.) Nice and heavy. These girls kick some ass.

1. Leyes
2. Ceremony
3. Monster
4. Lucy

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tracking the blue messiah


The Screaming Blue Messiahs
Good & Gone (1984)

1. Someone To Talk To
2. I Want Up
3. Good & Gone
4. You're Gonna Change
5. Happy Home
6. Tracking the Dog

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friday random ten

Photo by Ryan McManus

Live Edition

1. "Breathe" - Loop [Edizione Limitada Di 1000 Copie (1992)]

2. "N.W.O." - Ministry [Jesus Built My What? (1992)]

3. "To Hell With Good Intentions (Live at ULU)" - Mclusky [Mcluskyism - C sides (2006)]

4. "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" - Blondie [Parallel Lines [Expanded] (2001)]

5. "Black Metallic" - Catherine Wheel [BBC 8-9-1995]

6. "Strings" - Asobi Seksu [At the Echo - October 6, 2006]

7. "Bomber" - Motörhead [No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith (1981)]

8. "24 Hours" - Joy Division [Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979 (2001)]

9. "Papa Won't Leave You Henry" - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds [Live Seeds (1993)]

10. "Friendly Advice" - Luna [Live (2001)]

Thursday, June 21, 2007

ie, eg, etc.


The Lucksmiths
Staring at the Sky (1999)

1. Smokers in Love
2. I Can't Believe It's Not Better
3. ie, eg, etc.
4. The Golden Age of Aviation
5. Before the Sun Came Up
6. The Opposite of Coffee

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The Shins
Nature Bears a Vacuum (1999)

1. Those Bold City Girls
2. Eating Styes Form Elephant Eyes
3. We Built a Raft and We Floated
4. My Seventh Rib

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

king ink


The Birthday Party
Prayers on Fire (1988) [4AD]

1. Zoo-Music Girl
2. Cry
3. Capers
4. Nick the Stripper
5. Ho-Ho
6. Figure of Fun
7. King Ink
8. A Dead Song
9. Yard
10. Dull Day
11. Just You and Me
12. Blundertown
13. Kathy's Kisses

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007



The Peel Session (13-4-1991)

1. You Don't Love Me Yet
2. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
3. The Power of Pussy
4. White Car Rental Blues

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kung fu ramones


Guitar Wolf
Planet of the Wolves (1997)

1. Kawasaki Zii750 Rock 'n' Roll
2. Planet of the Wolves
3. Invader Ace
4. Motor Cycle Leather Boy
5. Far East Man
6. Wild Zero
7. Planet Heart
8. Energy Joe
9. Jett Love
10. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
11. Kung Fu Ramones Passion
12. Let's Get Hurt
13. All Through the Night Buttobase!!
14. Rumble

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Monday, June 18, 2007

future shock


The Gordons
Future Shock (1980)

1. Future Shock
2. Machine Song
3. Adults and Children

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slave girl


Lime Spiders
Slave Girl EP (1985)

1. Slave Girl
2. That's How It Will Be
3. 25th Hour
4. Beyond the Fridge
5. 1-2-5
6. Can't Wait Long

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

1, 2, 3 singles

Another Sunny Day
Anorak City

5" flexidisc
Sarah 3 (1988)

"Anorak City" (mp3)

The Pastels
Truck Train Tractor 12"
GLASS 048 (1986)

"Truck Train Tractor" (mp3)
"Breaking Lines" (mp3)

The Shop Assistants
Safety Net 7"

53rd & 3rd Records AGARR 1 (1985)

"Safety Net" (mp3)
"Almost Made It" (mp3)
"Somewhere In China" (mp3)
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Saturday, June 16, 2007



Boyfuckingracer (2001)

1. He Gets Me so Hard
2. Black Fantastic
3. A Friend for Life
4. Yr Unspoken Desire
5. Razor
6. Tested
7. Small Consolation
8. Stabbed
9. Foam
10. Passionflower
11. Yr Breaking His Heart
12. Baleen
13. False Economy
14. I've Got It and It's Not Worth Having
15. Buffalo
16. My Town
17. We Were Wrong
18. Cog
19. Her Fame Fades Quickly
20. I Am Looking for Somewhere Else
21. Short Changed
22. Is It Me, Or Is It Cold
23. Feathers
24. Friend
25. Meadowhall
26. Vitamin B
27. New Punk Song
28. One Step Forward
29. West Riding House
30. Superhip
31. The Useless Romantic
32. Spindle
33. In Love With These Times

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rebel grrl


Bikini Kill
The Singles (1998)

1. New Radio
2. Rebel Girl
3. Demirep
4. In Accordance to Natural Law
5. Strawberry Julius
6. Anti-Pleasure Dissertation
7. Rah! Rah! Replica
8. I Like Fucking
9. I Hate Danger

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