Friday, May 28, 2010

short little lonely little mix tape...

"god's lonely men" the lurkers
"the lonely house" fox in socks
"alone" vita noctis
"lonely boys" naked on the vague
"the lonely woman"
"nasty little lonely" alternative tv
"such loneliness" the modern lovers
"alone" hysteria picasso
"rather be lonely" the shivvers
"alone" link wray
"lonesome town" rowland s. howard

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the dils- class war

People Just Explode. Natural Causes.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dance Party Jam: "SHACK UP" by Banbarra

although A Certain Ratio's cover of this forgotten disco jam is actually my favorite version, the original is still a pretty awesome fucking song to play at a dance party.

Beach Boys Singles

Let My People Go

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


a night of garage rock mayhem from

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Musical Confessions #1: I never liked Jazz

It's true that there's probably more unlistenable Japanese noiserock on my itunes than any human should or would ever need to listen to...and believe me it doesn't get listened to much. BUT there are times now and again when I feel like having my eardrums raped and so I put on a Les Rallize Denudes live bootleg and place my headphones on (so as to save the world from the walls of feedback) and I drift off into a zoned out state...but mostly I like to listen to The Stooges instead. Especially Fun House, an album loaded with jazz influence. I've always said that Fun House is the closest I will ever get to listening to Jazz. Sure I own a Sun Ra record and I've listened to Bitches Brew a time or two but really I have no love for Jazz as a genre. It just does nothing for me. Maybe if I had been born in a different time or place then i'd have some respect for it...but mostly I just couldn't give a flying fuck about it. Call it my one major musical ignorance, but yeah...I Don't Like Jazz.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Francoise Hardy

One of my favorite music videos ever:

Excerpt about Francoise in the good old days from Telegraph UK

She had boyfriends by now, too. But it wasn't until Mick Jagger described her as his ideal woman that she thought of herself as attractive. Bob Dylan had shown interest, too, and honoured her in a poem scribbled on a record sleeve. He needn't have bothered.

"I had no interest in him as a man, only as an artist," she says. "He took me to his hotel room after inviting me to a show in Paris, and played me two tracks he hadn't yet released, I Want You and Just Like a Woman, but he wasn't a very attractive man, and didn't seem well in himself. Jagger was different. He is someone I could really have fallen for. Unfortunately, he was with Chrissie Shrimpton at the time."

My Favorite Metal Album Covers of All Time

Old Punk Magazine Covers

Old Punk Record Ads

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

30 Years Gone

Unhappy Anniversary.

30 Years ago today Ian Curtis hung himself.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Replacements doing what they do best. Being drunk.

it's 9am Sunday morning. i am a little hungover after a night of rock n roll foolishness.

here's an interview from 1984 with the Replacements who are all drunk as shit.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Come on Feel the Sulk

Bummer Songs (Come on Feel the Sulk)

1.The Buckinghams- kind of a drag
2.Jay & The Americans- she cried
3.Sebadoh- soul and fire
4.The Magnetic Fields- noone will ever love you
5.Billy Bragg- little time bomb
6.Cat Stevens- trouble
7.Nick Drake- know
8.Bob Dylan- if you see her, say hello
9.The Chills- pink frost
10.T.Rex- life’s a gas
11.The Flamin’ Groovies- you tore me down
12.Neil Diamond- solitary man
13.John Cale- big white clouds
14.Big Star- kangaroo
15.The Red Crayola- victory garden
16.Sonic Youth- wish fulfillment (demo)
17.Shocking Pinks- you can make me feel bad
18.The Smiths- well i wonder
19.10cc- i’m not in love
20.Neutral Milk Hotel- where you’ll find me now
21.Johnny Mandel- suicide is painless
22.The Walker Brothers- the sun ain’t gonna shine anymore

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Jeff Mangum Returns

performing "Oh Comely" at the benefit for Chris Knox in New York.

my favorite part of this video are all the people freaking out and telling everyone to "Shhhh" around them as if they were witnessing the 2nd coming or something. indie rock is serious business, goddamn it! nobody needs to be having a good time.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Roger Dean's Prog Rock album covers

i've always had a soft spot in my heart for the ridiculous album cover art of 70s prog rock bands...and nobody did those covers better than Roger Dean.

nothing says Prog rock like these fucking things.