Thursday, February 25, 2010

40 Post Punk Records Worth Owning

# Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
# Gang Of Four Entertainment!
# Wire Chairs Missing
# Suicide Suicide
# Public Image Ltd. Second Edition/Metal Box
# The Cure Pornography
# Pere Ubu The Modern Dance
# The Raincoats The Raincoats
# The Fall Live At the Witch Trials
# James Chance & The Contortions Buy
# The Birthday Party Prayers On Fire
# Mission Of Burma Signals, Calls, and Marches
# Rough Trade Records Wanna Buy A Bridge?
# No New York
# Magazine Real Life
# The Slits Cut
# Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo
# Siouxsie & The Banshees The Scream
# Bauhaus In the Flat Field
# Swell Maps A Trip To Marineville
# Killing Joke Killing Joke
# The Pop Group Y
# Pylon Gyrate
# Chrome Half Machine Lip Moves
# Au Pairs Playing With a Different Sex
# A Certain Ratio Early
# Metal Urbain Anarchy In Paris!
# Throbbing Gristle 20 Jazz Funk Greats
# Talking Heads Remain In Light
# Echo & The Bunnymen Ocean Rain
# Chameleons UK Script of the Bridge
# Young Marble Giants Colossal Youth
# The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro
# The Psychedelic Furs Talk Talk Talk
# XTC Drums and Wires
# New Order Movement
# ESG Come Away With ESG
# Liquid Liquid Liquid Liquid
# Orange Juice You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever
# The Homosexuals The Homosexuals Record

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

i was dreaming (shoegaze/lofi/dreampop/c86/etc… playlist)

1. brian jonestown massacre- crushed
2. the jesus and mary chain- up too high (demo)
3. beach fossils- daydream
4. black tambourine- can’t explain
5. crystal stilts- crippled croon
6. primal scream- velocity girl
7. my bloody valentine- sunny sundae smile
8. ride- like a daydream
9. the chills- rolling moon
10. distractions- time goes by so slow
11. the soup dragons- whole wide world
12. shop assistants- safety net
13. chapterhouse- breather
14. the pastels- nothing to be done
15. this poison!- driving skills
16. felt- penelope tree
17. the sea urchins- pristine christine
18. shocking pinks- end of the world
19. the radio dept.- always a relief
20. another sunny day- you should all be murdered
21. slowdive- some velvet morning
22. catherine wheel- i want to touch you
23. lilys- ginger
24. a place to bury strangers- missing you (ep version)
25. cocteau twins- my love paramour
26. the chameleons uk- up the down escalator
27. young marble giants- final day
28. the shangri las- heaven only knows
29. the warlocks- angels in heaven, angels in hell
30. suicide- surrender


CLASH singles covers

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Nervous Gender, live at Target. 1980

1st Agenda Album, Start The Panic...for free

The Agenda! - Start The Panic

1.Crash! Crash!
2.I Want the Panic!
3.Out With the Old, In With The New
4.Last Chance For Action
5.Hit The Wall!
6.Hard Friends!
7.50k Watts of Love!
8.Shake Shake Scream!
9.No Dancing
10.You Give Me Hot Pants!
11.Burn it Again!

very dumb, very loud, very free.

click and download

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bands I Love: The Smiths

The Smiths "This Charming Man"

#9 on my list of favorite bands of all time.

number of years i have been listening to them: since 1990 (so 20 fucking years!)
first album i ever owned: Meat Is Murder
how i got into them: was watching 120 Minutes one night and saw the video for "How Soon Is Now?" and the next time my parents took me to the mall i went and found the album with that song and bought it.
favorite albums: The Queen is Dead & Hatful of Hollow
top 3 favorite songs: still ill, this charming man, asleep
direct influence on my musical taste: other than U2 and REM, the Smiths were the first "alternative" band i ever listened to. helped me get into lots of 80s British rock bands like The Jesus & Mary Chain, Echo and The Bunnymen, New Order, etc..., also thanks to Morrissey i discovered T.Rex and The New York Dolls as well as all the other 70s Glam rock that i love. also would make me open to all forms of whiny sad bastard music that i would cry myself to sleep at night listening to during my teenage years.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Last Night I Dreamt that i was at a Rap Metal show...and it was real.

file under: weird shit that happens in America that i didn't even know about until last night.

so, last night i went out and met up with my friend Brian at the Bar to discuss our new thrash band. and we were drinkin and hangin out and noticed all these weird looking trolls that were shuffelin into the the bar and into the backroom where they have shows. then suddenly we heard some of the most awful sounds imaginable coming from said back room and decided to go investigate. what we discovered blew my mind so hard that it sobered me up completely.

it was a rap metal band playing rap metal music for rap metal fans!?! i was sure that i had somehow got caught up in some LOST time shifting shit and was now in the year 1998...but nope, it was the year 2010 happening now in front of my face and inside my ears. i was so fucking confused the whole time that i didn't even take any pics of the band....WHO LOOKED AMAZING I MIGHT ADD. they were playing rap-metal covers of "Soulja Boy" and "In Da Club" and announcing to the crowd about their own songs that "this song is about gettin' high!" and "this song is for all the strippers out there!" i shit you not. at one point in the show they convinced two girls to get up on the stage and "Be Strippers" and two douchey guys to be "the stripper polls" and then played their song while both girls fucking did the nastiest shit i have ever seen girls do with their clothes on. the pic above is too blurry but it's one of the girls laying on her back with her legs spread wide and then a second later the dude put his head in her crotch. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?!?! anyways she also put the guy on his back and did the splits on his face. i think she may have been a pro. anyways, Brian and our friend Brandon got up on stage and started humping one another to which the singer of the rap metal band called them fags. it was kinda awesome.

but yeah, the point of this story is that people are still playing in rap metal groups and also people go see these groups. and IT IS AWESOME.

oh god. why?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bands I Love: Gang of Four

band: Gang of Four
genre: post-punk
year i have been listening to them: since 1994
how i discovered them: they were name dropped by Fugazi, Kurt Cobain, and REM
first album i ever owned: a brief history of the 20th century
favorite songs: damaged goods, anthrax, what we all want, i found that essence rare

live footage:

"he'd send in the army"

"to hell with poverty!"

"damaged goods"

New Music That Doesn't Suck: Beach Fossils

Beach Fossils "Daydream" = best new band/song i've heard in a while. i'm sure every music blog has already written about these guys but i am just now hearing them and think it's a pretty killer jam. looking forward to hearing the full length. you can download this single on itunes.