this week's toons
- I waited until I'd been to Dublin and back before compiling this
cos I knew i'd be chocka with goodies
plus I went through several tapes I hadn't listened to in ages on the
WITCHMAN Explorimenting Beats
very dark electronica
I never know the names of subgenres here
some very interestiing influences in there too.
everything from heavy rock through classical plus jazz.
BLACKALICIOUS Melodica plus
San Francisco based jazz influenced rap band on Mo'wax
later contributors to Quannum project
I love the cadence of the main rapper's style
+I think Dj Shadow was involved pre-fame
BIG CHIEF Mack Avenue Skull Game
Funk metal from Detroit that actually works
got a groove etc + ran the Motorbooty fanzine
take off on Lightnin' Rod's Hustler's convention
Nyc guitarless Latin funk band from the early 70s
lead lines are played on xylophone/horns but this is real fonky
TIM BUCKLEY Honeyman
73 live stuff from Tim's funk era
This is a lot more laid back than the Return of The Starsailor cd
that I'm more used to
still stellar, really sexy
PRETTY THINGS Parachute
the '70 rock LP
CURTIS MAYFIELD Superfly
2cd version of the soundtrack that made the film
Curtis' finest hour?
couldn't find any of the other lps around Dublin
this has a second disc of outtakes and 2 radio spots
ELECTRIC WIZARD Let Us Prey
but shorter than I'd expected
Night of the Shape is really psychedelic with its violin +piano
plus the vocals are more submerged than grunted
SAVAGE REPUBLIC Tragic Figures
first lp by these guys.
the punkest they got
reminds me of a surf band with a funky rhythm section playing
eastern tinged serial music
comes with all the non lp singles from the time.
Film Noir especially stands out
EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN Haus Der Luege
the lp with the p-ing horse on the cover
and the title track where bLixa's voice carries the rhythm
I think its going ouit of print so a piece of luck finding it in
first lp by the heavy crew
not as intense as i would've previously thought though it has its
it'll probably grow on me
KING CRIMSON Red
again less humongously intense than I would've thunk
but still pretty dashed good
the 3 piece's only lp?
after this Fripp said no more KC +split until the 80s.
ORANGE GOBLIN Time Travelling Blues/Frequencies From Planet Ten
the first 2 lps as a double pack
Heavy but the lyrics are a joke
ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS The Day The Earth Met The
-finally got this
after years of Ubu fandom
pretty great prepunk stuff nice guitarts
but who's the fat guy with the glasses onn the sleeve photo?
is that RFTT mkI?
rumours of a MK IV? (no thats the Creation!)
Psychedelic Jazz and Soul iN Sound compi
great weird late 60s early 70s Jazz thing including Sun Ra, Roland
Kirk and 2 tracks from Freddie Hubbard's sing me a song of songmy
JAMES BROWN In The Jungle Groove
compi of JB at early 70s peak intensity including a couple of tracks
with the Collins Brothers
STEELEYE SPAN The Hills Of Greenmore
almost all of the first 3 lps minus a track each in jumbled order.
Ashley Hutchings' time in the band
plus the Woods on the first lp
(-Woods Band's 1st is also great)
electric folk = psych rock?
or to put that another way if you forget that this is electrified
versions of traditional songs you've got some of the finest
psych/drone stuff going
plus a few less droney ballads which are more rocky still luvlee.
-been meaning to investigate since people started reviewing these in
terms of post Velvets drone
(I think the next phase has been compared to Sabbaf)
EUGENE MCDANIELS Headless Horsemen of the Apocalypse
weird protest funk with Alphonse Mouzon +Miroslav Vitous
+Eugene who ain't a great singer but did write 'Comparted to What'
which is cool by Roberta Flack
some great grooves on here
HERBIE HANCOCK Mwandishi
electric funk jazz from 1971 by the same band as cut Sextant
these 3 cds (fat Albert Rotunda and Crossingsare the other 2) are now
HUMAN LEAGUE Reproduction +
first lp plus eps by original weirdo electronic line up of the
future chart artists
this has Dignity of Labour and Being Boiled on it
MINUTEMEN Double Nickels On The Dime
one of the greatest lps to come out of the hardcore scene
though I don't know if they could still be called hardcore at the
time -obviously they lived the life
but this is so far from generic
incorporates jazz, funk, folk, 60s/70s rock influences(covers Steely
Dan Van Halen , BOC and CCR) and has some of the best lyrics going
(something for the mind)
GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR first lp
how do you write the title with a normal computer keyboard?
drone rock classic
LIONROCK An Instinct for Detection
ex mod electronica first lp
dashed funky -also sounds like a funkified Neubauten in places
Np RFTT Day The earth SO Cold
- I've been meaning to ask...you're not the same Stevo from the
show "Jackass" on mtv, are you? just wondering
--- In thewire@y..., "stevolende" <stevolende@y...> wrote:
> --- In thewire@y..., "gradyfinklemyer" <gradyfinklemyer@y...> wrote:
> made about as much sense as