Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Doubling Up The Rent

Back from an extremely relaxing holiday, but you'll have to do without me for at least another week I'm afraid. Our greedy landlord recently decided to up the rent so we're off to pastures new, luckily in the same barrio. Our new headquarters sure are great, but as I'm still rather pissed off about it all, let's see if blowing off steam with Jello & co helps a bit.

Dead Kennedys - Let's Lynch The Landlord

Monday, August 12, 2019

All The Time

Holiday break starts... today! Sorry folks, just can't stay. No worries, I'll leave you with a good old six pack of fine fine tunes, with steady artwork as usual by Tinca. Back before you know it, my amigos da musica.

Johnny Daye - Stay Baby Stay
The Impressions - Stay Close To Me
Funkadelic - I'll Stay
Dennis Brown - Stay At Home
The Rockets - Won't You Say You Stay
Spiritualized - Stay With Me

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Real Life

The dynamic instrumental duo of guitarist Che Chen and percussionist Rick Brown are back with a bang. Having first appeared on our radar with the blistering Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock album back in 2016, the avant-blues New Yorkers now up the ante with the hypnotic I Was Real. The groovin' track below was named for a Japanese guitarist they both dig by the way.

75 Dollar Bill - Tetuzi Akiyama

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Let Him In

Just got the sad news that David Berman no longer walks among us. The singer of the Silver Jews and recently of Purple Mountains was only 52. He was a fine fine songwriter and poet, and a great guy with a troubled soul. Miss him.

Silver Jews - Rebel Jew

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Real Good Time

Stoked to see Patti Smith and her band tonight in the tiny Catalan village of Sant Feliu de GuĂ­xols. To get in the mood, let's enjoy the first known recording (from 1966) by her faithful guitar player, the ubercool Nuggets compiler Lenny Kaye, in the guise of Link Cromwell.

Link Cromwell & The Zoo - Crazy Like A Fox

Monday, August 5, 2019

Doggone Long

Here at last: ole Hank's complete recordings from his appearances on the Health & Happiness radio show back in 1949. With the Hillbilly Shakespeare and his Drifting Cowboys in their prime and a masterfully restored sound quality, this is a no-brainer of course.

Hank Williams - I'm A Long Gone Daddy

Friday, August 2, 2019

Some Frippery

The thought of Nick Cave merrily humming along to Pink Floyd, Yes and ELP as a youngster sure made me chuckle. Can't remember him singing their praise when wreaking havoc with postpunk enfants terribles The Birthday Party... He confessed as much in a recent issue of his Red Hand Files though, while also heaping praise upon Robert Fripp's King Crimson, the prog band St. Nick names as a big influence on his own Grinderman project.

King Crimson - Starless
Grinderman - Super Heathen Child (feat. Robert Fripp)