Friday, November 30, 2007

hello young lovers

Glass Eye
Hello Young Lovers (1989)

1. Hoedown (Life in the Oilfields)
2. Charhead
3. God Take All
4. The Crooked Place
5. Nothing, Please
6. Get Lost
7. Calm Song
8. White Walls
9. In the Glass
10. Land of People
11. Break the Black Line
12. The Penguin
13. Endless day

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

spy vs. spy

John Zorn
Spy vs. Spy (1989)

1. WRU
2. Chronology
3. Word for Bird
4. Good Old Days
5. The Disguise
6. Enfant
7. Rejoicing
8. Blues Connotation
9. C&D
10. Chippie
11. Peace Warriors
12. Ecars
13. Feet Music
14. Broadway Blues
15. Space Church
16. Zig Zag
17. Mob Job

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

shearwater - thieves

Thieves EP (2005)

1. I Can't Wait
2. You're the Coliseum
3. Mountain Laurel
4. There's a Mark Where You Were Breathing
5. Near a Garden

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

we love the pebbles

The Pebbles
First Album (1997)

1. The Pebbles Twist
2. Ooh! My Soul
3. (I Can't Explain) Gonna Tell Your Man
4. My Tricky Bird
5. Alright
6. We Love The Beatles
7. Anything At All
8. Hey Bo Diddley
9. I'm Sitting By the Window
10. You Can't Do That
11. Do It Now
12. The Diner At Midnight
13. Run Chicken Run
14. Branded

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

ride - waves

Waves (BBC Recordings 1990-1994) (2003)

1. Like a Daydream
2. Dreams Burn Down
3. Perfect Time
4. Sight of You
5. All I Can See
6. Decay
7. Severance
8. Time of Her Time
9. Not Fazed
10. Mouse Trap
11. Birdman
12. Walk On Water
13. Since Then
14. Crown of Creation
15. Let's Get Lost
16. 1,000 Miles
17. I Don't Know Where It Comes From

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Friday, November 23, 2007

where the pyramid meets the eye

Where The Pyramid Meets the Eye:
A Tribute To Roky Erickson

1. Reverberation (Doubt) - ZZ Top
2. If You Have Ghosts - John Wesley Harding and the Good Liars
3. I Had To Tell You - Poi Dog Pondering
4. She Lives (In a Time of Her Own) - The Judybats
5. Slip Inside This House - Primal Scream
6. You Don't Love Me Yet - Bongwater
7. I Have Always Been Here Before - Julian Cope
8. You're Gonna Miss Me - Doug Sahm & Sons
9. It's a Cold Night for Alligators - Southern Pacific
10. Fire Engine - Richard Lloyd
11. Bermuda - Vibrating Egg
12. I Walked With a Zombie - R.E.M.
13. Earthquake - Butthole Surfers
14. Don't Slander Me - Lou Ann Barton
15. Red Temple Prayer (Two Headed Dog) - Sister Double Happiness
16. Burn the Flames - Thin White Rope
17. Postures (Leave Your Body Behind) - Chris Thomas King with Tabby Thomas
18. Nothing in Return - T-Bone Burnett
19. Reverberation (Doubt) - The Jesus and Mary Chain

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

sham wedding / hoax funeral

Okkervil River / Shearwater
Sham Wedding / Hoax Funeral Split CD (2004)

Sham Wedding/
Okkervil River

1. See See Rider
2. Murderess
3. Moonshiner
4. Willow Tree
5. Unravel

Hoax Funeral/

6. All the Pretty Horses
7. Happy Song for My Friends
8. Cool My Blood
9. Mountain Laurel
10. Trouble in Mind
11. Never Come Again

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Monday, November 19, 2007


Test Dept. With Brith Gof
Gododdin (1989)

From Brith Gof: Goddin
It begins with a fragment of poetry.

Gwyr a aeth Gatraeth gan wawr ...
Men went to Catraeth with the dawn,

Their fears disturbed their peace,
A hundred thousand fought three hundred
Bloodily they stained spears,
His was the bravest station in battle,
Before the retinue of Mynyddog Mzvynfawr.

(From Y Gododdin, Jarman 1988)

Y Gododdin is one of the earliest surviving examples of Welsh poetry, transcribed in the twelfth century but commemorating an event in the sixth: an elegy for slain heroes and a eulogy of their excellence and bravery as fighting men.

The land of the Gododdin (the Votadini of the Romans) lay around, and to the south of, Edinburgh in Scotland. Sometime towards the end of the sixth-century AD, a small warrior-band mounted one last, suicidal attack from that region against the Anglo-Saxons who were already consolidating their occupation of much of present-day England, in the period of upheaval, contest and reorientation that followed the collapse of the Roman world. Fuelled by heavy drinking, three hundred met one hundred thousand in battle near Catterick in North Yorkshire. Inevitably they were slaughtered almost to a man. One of the few survivors was the poet Aneirin himself. His hundred stanzas celebrate the heroic disaster: the Gododdin and their exploits are remembered in this one epic.

Y Gododdin wears the aspect of a genuine relic of a long forgotten strife, a massive boulder left high on its rocky perch by an icy stream which has long since melted away.

(Brith Gof: Gododdin programme notes)

The language of the court of the Gododdin chieftain Mynyddog Mwynfawr was a form of proto-Welsh known as Brythonic spoken at that time down the western seaboard of Britain: a shared ancestry meant that the Gododdin could call upon brethren from Wales to join their cause. Y Gododdin records the assembly of warriors, a year of riotous preparation and training and the final, fateful conflict. But there is no linear narrative here. Instead the sequence of events is revealed in a fragmentary manner, as the exploits of individual heroes and groups of fighters are lauded and extolled. Whilst tonally familiar, much of this remains elusive and obscure to the modern Welsh ear.


The decision to make a performance based on Y Gododdin came at the conclusion of a long series of productions, collaborations and training schemes organised by Brith Gof and based upon the theatrical animation of Francisco Goya's eighty etchings The Disasters of War and their captions (see Goya 1967). Thirteen major pieces of work, staged from Norway to Hong Kong, were inspired by the same graphic source. Gododdin was to be the penultimate manifestation. But the impetus to create the performance came with the darkest days of'Thatcherism', a time when Margaret Thatcher herself proclaimed society dead. We had long harboured a desire to work with Test Dept, a group of industrial percussionists - 'a skinhead gamelan' - with several Scots members, whose own spectacular performances and collaborations - with such unlikely partners as the South Wales Miners Choir - had marked them as amongst the few authentic voices of artistic dissent and opposition. But together we resisted the temptation to create a didactic and hectoring piece of agit-prop theatre. Neither did we want to make some 'period' dramatisation of Y Gododdin with the music as a kind of congruent backing for the events of the epic. Of course, the metaphorical implications of the poem were self-evident. But in deciding to create a large-scale work, at the limits of our ability to achieve it both technically and physically, we aimed to echo the folly of the Gododdin, the small struggling with the impossibly greater. We wanted to constitute political theatre as sophistication and complexity, elaborating dramatic material and detail in all available media simultaneously, to work with the friction between the sensibilities and procedures of theatre and rock music and with anachronism.


1. Sarff (Entry of the Warriors)
2. Gwŷraaeth Gatraeth (Prologue)
3. Arddyledog Ganu (Heroic Society)
4. Glasfedd Eu Hancwyn (Beserking)
5. Trichant Eurdorchog (Journey)
6. Yn Nydd Cadiawr (Battle)
7. Truan Yw Gennyf Fi (Lament)

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

voltage - superstar rock-n-roll

Superstar Rock-N-Roll (2000)

1. Fake I.D.
2. Don't Wanna Go To Heaven (Cause All My Friends Are In Hell)
3. Keg Party at the Lake
4. You Get Me Off
5. I'm High, Gettin' Higher
6. Lubbock Nights
7. Speed Thrills
8. We Came To Rock
9. Dirty Life
10. The South Will Rock Again

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Friday, November 16, 2007

the phantom creeps

The Phantom Creeps
Rebel Without Applause (1996)

Some mid-90's horror surf garage punk from Austin, TX.

The Phantom Creeps are: Jon Scott Mominee (guitar, vocals), Dulig "the goose" Duncan (bass guitar), Jeremy Thompson (drums)

Track list

1. Orgy of the Blood Parasites
2. Whiteout
3. Barn of the Naked Dead
4. Drive-In Double Feature Blues
5. The Thing That Couldn't Die
6. Horror We, How's Bayou?
7. Drag Fink
8. The Werewolf of Wisteria
9. The Sad Farmer
10. Whitman's Tower
11. Mad Beast Wiggle
12. The Curse
13. Chinese Jesus
14. The Invisible Man (live)

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

monster club

Groovie Ghoulies
Monster Club (2003)

1. Deviltown
2. The Lizard King
3. Lookout, Here Comes Tomorrow
4. The King Kong Stomp
5. The Beast With Five Hands
6. Don't Go Out in the Rain (Your Gonna Melt)
7. Blood Beach
8. The Blob
9. 50,000 Spaceships (Watching Over Me)
10. Do the Bat
11. Running With Bigfoot
12. Pet Sematary

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

dusk at cubist castle

The Olivia Tremor Control
The Giant Day (1996)

1. The Giant Day
2. Shaving Spiders
3. The Princess Turns the Key to Cubist Castle (Curtain Call Pt. 1 & 2)
4. Curtain Call Pt. 3
5. I'm Not Feeling Human
6. The Giant Day (Dusk)

The Olivia Tremor Control
Music From the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle (1996)

1. The Opera House
2. Frosted Ambassador
3. Jumping Fences
4. Define a Transparent Dream
5. No Growing (Exegesis)
6. Holiday Surprise 1,2,3
7. Courtyard
8. Memories of Jacqueline 1906
9. Tropical Bells
10. Can You Come Down With Us?
11. Marking Time
12. Green Typewriters [I]
13. Green Typewriters [II]
14. Green Typewriters [III]
15. Green Typewriters [IV]
16. Green Typewriters [V]
17. Green Typewriters [VI]
18. Green Typewriters [VII]
19. Green Typewriters [VIII]
20. Green Typewriters [IX]
21. Green Typewriters [X]
22. Spring Succeeds
23. Theme for a Very Delicious Grand Piano
24. I Can Smell the Leaves
25. Dusk at Cubist Castle
26. The Gravity Car
27. NYC-25

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Monday, November 12, 2007

clowny clown clown

Crispin Hellion Glover
The Big Problem ≠ The Solution. The Solution = Let It Be (1989)

1. Overture
2. Selected Readings From Rat Catching
3. The New Clean Song
4. Auto-Manipulator
5. Clowny Clown Clown
6. Getting Out of Bed
7. These Boots Are Made For Walking
8. The Daring Young Man On the Flying Trapeze
9. Never Say "Never" To Always
10. Selected Readings From Oak Mot Part I
11. Selected Readings From Oak Mot Part II
12. Selected Readings From Oak Mot Part III
13. Selected Readings From Oak Mot Part IV

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Friday, November 9, 2007

what's for dinner?

The King Khan & BBQ Show
What's for Dinner? (2006)

1. Treat Me Like a Dog
2. I'll Never belong
3. Zombies
4. Dock It #8
5. Why Don't You Lie
6. Cap'n Captain
7. Too Much in Love
8. Learn My Language
9. Blow my top
10. Into the Snow
11. Operation
12. The Ballad Of
13. What's for Dinner
14. Suck It n Smell

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

sick 'em

7 Year Bitch
Sick 'Em (1992)

1. Chow Down
2. Tired of Nothing
3. Knot
4. In Lust You Trust
5. Sink
6. Gun
7. Lorna
8. You Smell Lonely
9. No Fucking War
10. Dead Men Don't Rape
11. 8-Ball Deluxe
12. Can We Laugh Now?

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007


The Jesus Lizard
Liar (1992)

1. Boilermaker
2. Gladiator
3. the Art of self defense
4. Slave Ship
5. Puss
6. Whirl
7. Rope
8. Perk
9. Zachariah
10. Dancing Naked Ladies

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

everything that rises must converge

Sort Sol
Everything That Rises Must Converge (1987)

1. Ode to Billie Joe
2. A Knife for the Ladies
3. Shapes of Summer
4. Abyss Revisited
5. Angelus Novus
6. Fire Engine
7. Searching Down the Block
8. Midget Finger
9. Pinocchio loose
10. Marguerita

This is the fourth (and best) album from this Danish band. Great choice of covers - Bobbie Gentry, 13th Floor Elevators and Elvis.

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Monday, November 5, 2007

the inhalants

The Inhalants
The Inhalants (1995)

1. Alright, Hit It
2. It Was Hyperreal
3. Automatic Pilot
4. Kolchak
5. Good Times
6. Gun Shopping
7. Middle Ages
8. Shrunken Head
9. Kill You
10. Aphasia
11. Mad Scramble
12. Ain't Got No Feelings
13. Turning Out
14. Charlie Is an Icon
15. Misanthrope
16. Demolition Girl
17. Clean Slate

17 songs in 30 minutes. This is the first (and only) album released by these garage punk rockers from Austin.

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Saturday, November 3, 2007

live at the fruitmarket

The Delgados
Live at the Fruitmarket, Glasgow 2001

1. Knowing When to Run
2. Everything Goes Around the Water
3. Reasons for Silence
4. Aye Today
5. Don't Stop
6. Pull the Wires from the Wall
7. Witness
8. The Weaker Argument Defeats the Stronger
9. Blackpool
10. American Trilogy
11. Make Your Move
12. The Past That Suits You Best
13. No Danger
14. Thirteen Gliding Principles

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Friday, November 2, 2007


Kristin Hersh
Strings (1994)

1. A Loon
2. Sundrops
3. Me and My Charms
4. Velvet Days

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catch the breeze

Holding Our Breath EP (1991)

1. Catch the Breeze
2. Golden Hair
3. Shine
4. Albatross

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