Friday, August 27, 2010

an ode to the van that tried to kill the Agenda. Dwayne, i hope you are rotting in van hell.

before my band went on our 1st coast to coast/ 2 and half month tour we bought this old van from a fellow Athens band, Macha. the name of said van was Dwayne. Dwayne was a piece of shit.

on the way to our 1st show in Columbia, South Carolina it fucking overheated after being on the interstate for less than an hour. that night some kids at the show also stole our licence plate.

then we had to drive the licence plate-less Dwayne up the East Coast. at some point between North Carolina and Washington D.C. our fan belt broke.

oh yeah, we also blew out a tire and almost died somewhere in Florida on the way to Miami. and this was all in the 1st two weeks.

then on our way from upstate New York to Vermont, the van threw a fucking rod and died in a tole booth. we had to have the van towed all the way to Bennington College to play a show that night and then the next day The Agenda and our friends Paper Lions and Maserati had to push the motherfucking thing to a repair shop in the hope it could be fixed one more time. the mechanic declared Dwayne fucking dead.

all was lost.....but luckily our drummer and guitarist’s parents bought us a new van and we didn’t have to spend the rest of our lives in Vermont eating Ben & Jerry’s.

the moral of this story is don’t ever buy a van from Macha.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dum Dum Girls new video

my favorite make out records

T.Rex Electric Warrior

The Jesus & Mary Chain Psychocandy

Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

My Bloody Valentine Isn’t Anything

PJ Harvey To Bring You My Love

The Stooges Fun House

MAKE-UP I Want Some

Sonic Youth EVOL

The Black Heart Procession 2

The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat

The Cure Pornography

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club BRMC

The Lilys Precollection

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Goodbye Summer

1.the crystals- he’s a rebel
2.alex chilton- with a girl like you
3.harlem- be your baby juice- love sick
5.bobby fuller four- she’s my girl
6.the ramones- i want you around
7.the beach boys- girl don’t tell me bloody valentine- kiss the eclipse
9.teenage film stars- i apologize
10.sonic youth- star power (acoustic)
11.the jesus and mary chain- happy when it rains (demo) tambourine- throw aggi off the bridge (demo)
13.the go betweens- don’t let him come back
14.the kinks- it’s too late
15.the clean- getting older
16.beach fossils- youth
17.del shannon- runaway
18.beat happening- cast a shadow
19.the ponys- i’m with you obscura- if looks could kill
21.the models- bend me, shape me
22.leonard cohen- lover, lover, lover
23.roy orbison- it’s over
24.suicide- cheree (remix)
25.zola jesus- i can’t stand
26.nick cave & the bad seeds- all tomorrow’s parties


Friday, August 13, 2010

Morrissey's Top 13 albums of all time

1. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (Mercury, 1973)
2. Ramones - Ramones (Sire, 1976)
3. Patti Smith - Horses (Arista, 1976)
4. Nico - Chelsea Girl (MGM, 1967)
5. Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power (Columbia, 1973)
6. Sparks - Kimono My House (Island, 1974)
7. Velvet Underground - 'White Light/White Heat' (Verve, 1968)
8. The Velvet Underground - 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' (Verve, 1967)
9. Roxy Music - 'For Your Pleasure' (Island, 1972)
10. Damien Dempsey - 'Seize the Day' (Attack, 2004)
11. Smoking Popes - 'Born to Quit' (Capitol, 1995)
12. Jeff Buckley - 'Grace' (Columbia, 1995)
13. Jobriath - 'Jobriath' (Elektra 1973)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Grinderman – “Heathen Child”

this video has it all. tits, monsters, machine guns, a wolf, nick cave dressed like a roman soldier shooting lazers out of his eyes.

how stoked am i for the new Grinderman record? super, mega, or ultra?

Monday, August 9, 2010

A History Lesson In Garage Punk Sleaze

Ghettoblasters & Switchblades book club recommendation: We Never Learn

For any fan of garage rock this is a must read. It's the history (Please Kill Me style) of the late 80s and 90s garage punk scene that pretty much got ignored by the mainstream media until the Strokes and White Stripes struck gold. this is the story of those bands who laid down the foundation for the garage rock revival of the 2000s. for any fan of the The Dwarves, The Gories, Oblivians, Thee Headcoats, New Bomb Turks, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Mummies, Rocket From The Crypt, Teengenerate, etc... this is your bible.

Things you will learn, Billy Childish is one bitter asshole. Jack White fucked over a lot of people to get to the top.

Like any book written about a music scene that was never super popular there tends to be an attitude that THIS WAS THE REAL PUNK SCENE, which is of course bullshit and kind of annoying, but overall this is a love letter to the era and there's lots of great stories and pictures to enjoy. the book also has a list of essential singles and records of the era. Cool shit.

There's also a tumblr for the book, if you are interested:

Friday, August 6, 2010