Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Hollies - Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress

info from wikipedia:

"Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" is a song by the rock and roll group The Hollies. It was released on February 1, 1972, as a single on the Parlophone Records label.

The song's first-person lyrics tell a story of an FBI agent (the narrator) who is scouting a speakeasy in advance of a raid. Prior to the police's arrival, the narrator meets the "long cool woman" of the title, a singer at the bar described as "5'9", beautiful, tall", and immediately falls in love with her. The raid results in a shootout during which he protects her. The narrator is given congratulations by the District Attorney ("the DA") and, presumably, a relationship with the woman when he gets legal immunity for her.

It was released soon after Allan Clarke, who was featured on both lead guitar and lead vocal, had left the group. It appears on their album Distant Light (1971). As the group had just left EMI/Parlophone and signed with Polydor, they did not promote the song. However, it became a No. 2 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and No.1 on Cash Box in the United States, their most successful single there, it was also No.1 in Canada. It was inspired by, and in the style of, the rock and roll group Creedence Clearwater Revival. On being reactivated by EMI in Britain a few months later, it reached No. 32 on the UK Singles Chart.

The song is notable in that it features Clarke playing rhythm guitar, something he rarely did. Clarke came up with the signature guitar rhythm that opens the song. In the light of the song's success, Clarke rethought his solo career and rejoined the group in 1972.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Scott Johnson - John Somebody

'Lo. Here are two tracks from composer Scott Johnson - the first from his '82 work John Somebody which consists of a recording of a woman saying "You know who's in New York? You remember that guy... J-John somebody? He was a-- he was sort of a--...", cut up so that melodies are created.


The second bit is from the same time and is the same kind of deal, this time a woman laughing.


Fun fact: I have a real weakness for manipulated human voices, for some dark, dark reason. Another fun fact: The guitar bits in these tracks remind me of the guitar sound on Slint's Tweez. Strange.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Francis E. Dec

Francis E. Dec (January 6, 1926 – January 21, 1996) was a U.S. lawyer from Hempstead Village, New York, disbarred for fraud in 1959, and later known for the bizarre socio-political tracts of conspiracy theories he mass-mailed to the media, often denouncing a "Worldwide Mad Deadly Communist Gangster Computer God"[1] mind-controlling mankind. Considered a paranoid schizophrenic of the influencing-machine delusion kind, he is often[2][3][4][5][6][7] referred to as a "kook".

In 1985, Boyd "Doc" Britton (then a newscaster for the radio station WZUU in Milwaukee, now the talk show host "Doc on the ROQ" for KROQ-FM) received a stack of Dec's flyers mass-mailed to the media;[33] in 1986, he made a spoken word recording of himself reading five of Dec's rants over various background music selected and mixed in at random.

and that is what these recordings are. there are two common versions that you'll find online: the ubuweb version and the kenny g (wfmu) version. i am posting the ubuweb version because it seems to be slightly longer, but the kenny g version gives the tracks these titles (i don't know whether they are "official" titles or where they came from):

The Secret To Save The Entire Human Race
Demanding A Re-Hearing (Finish Him!)
Gangster Computer God Worldwide Secret Containment Policy
Hangman Rope Sneak Deadly Gangsterism
Undetectable Extermination

ubuweb just labels them as "rants". the other difference is that the kenny g version includes a bonus track called "Three Young Seekers Consult Mr Dec Regarding Frankenstein Controls Before Being Dragged Away To Extermination". it is apparently a recording of a bunch of teenagers visiting Francis E Dec in his hospital deathbed and they ask him questions. it is not terribly interesting because Mr. Dec does not utter a single word in it.

anyway, if you want to hear the most insane run-on sentences you've ever heard in your life, get ready... this is like hearing a hypnotic, wtf/lol marathon.

Solely Mr. Dec exposes False God Sodomy and Gomorrah of you Worldwide Computer God parroting puppet gangster slaves. Make copies for yourself you hangman rope gangster scum-on-top. Laugh your mad giggle now.

or here


Venetian Snares - Americanized (with sneak-deadly computerized frankenstein Dec Speak)

Spor - Aztec

killer new dnb cut for pomme

Setting records as the first tune ever to appear as Grooveriders rewind track two weeks in a row on Radio 1, Aztec is a dance floor bomb thats been getting hands in the air all around the world over the last few months.

The Muppets - Coconut

It's been a warm day where I live and I don't know about you, but I do so like to relax at the end of a hot day with a Muppet rendition of a Harry Nilsson song.

And so here we are.



Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bobby Darin - You Must've Been A Beautiful Baby

Clearly this is the best sung song ever, for it speaks of "childs" and is not at all creepy by today's hysterical standards.

One to begin your day with, grumbling along with the opening seconds.


shut your mouth, Darin

Monday, May 25, 2009

[Soundtrackage] Bits of Phantasm

From that seminal horror classic Phantasm, today we venture into two bits of its soundtrack, by Fred Myrow (who is probably better known for his excellent soundtrackage of Soylent Green) and Malcolm Seagrave.

The first track is 'Tender Interlude' which evolves into the main Phantasm theme - eat your heart out, J. Carpenter.

tender download

The second track, 'Phantasm Atmosphere', is the sound you hear in a room containing an interdimensional gateway to a planet with much higher gravity than ours.

atmospheric download

Right, so.. who's going to touch the poles?


Abigail Washburn - Coffee's Cold

A song about one of the worst crimes the universe can perpetrate against any one person: cold coffee.



Sunday, May 24, 2009

Jammer - Slippin' (Ft. Blacks, C. Gritz)(Prod. By Cutter)

epic grime epic


Cease To Exist

this is a very good song written by Charles Manson. it's one of my favorite of his songs, in fact. the Beach Boys recorded the most famous version of this song, but i found some covers that were actually good and interesting too and that's why i made the post.

"Never Learn Not to Love" is a song recorded by The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1969 album 20/20. It was also released as the B-side of the "Bluebirds over the Mountain" single in 1968. On the Beach Boys album the song is credited to Dennis Wilson. The original song, titled "Cease to Exist," was written by Charles Manson.[1] Dennis Wilson, however, took the original, changed some of the lyrics, and re-wrote the music to the song. The song opens with "Cease to resist."

Charles Manson - Cease To Exist (circa 1960's)

The Beach Boys - Never Learn Not To Love (1969)

Red Kross - Cease To Exist (1982)

The Telescopes - Never Learn Not To Love You (1989)

Friday, May 22, 2009

interesting lyrics comparison annotated

David Bowie - Quicksand (1971)

I'm closer to the Golden Dawn
Immersed in Crowley's uniform
Of imagery
I'm living in a silent film
Himmler's sacred realm
Of dream reality
I'm frightened by the total goal
Drawing to the ragged hole
And I ain't got the power anymore
No I ain't got the power anymore

I'm the twisted name
on Garbo's eyes
Living proof of
Churchill's lies
I'm destiny
I'm torn between the light and dark
Where others see their targets
Divine symmetry
Should I kiss the viper's fang
Or herald loud
the death of Man
I'm sinking in the quicksand
of my thought
And I ain't got the power anymore

Don't believe in yourself
Don't deceive with belief
Knowledge comes
with death's release

I'm not a prophet
or a stone age man
Just a mortal
with the potential of a superman
I'm living on
I'm tethered to the logic
of Homo Sapien
Can't take my eyes
from the great salvation
Of bullshit faith
If I don't explain what you ought to know
You can tell me all about it
On, the next Bardo
I'm sinking in the quicksand
of my thought
And I ain't got the power anymore


Dinosaur Jr - Quicksand (1991)

(the guitar intro is from the Bowie song, "Andy Warhol" from the same album as Quicksand - Hunky Dory)

I'm closer to the golden dawn
I can't believe the wagon's gone
It's history
I'm living in a callous realm
Where others seem to dig it
Just too much reality
I'm frightened by the total goal
I'm drawing to the ragged hole
And I ain't got the wagon anymore
No, I ain't got the wagon anymore
I'm the twisted name on Uma's eyes
I'm living proof of Cindy's lies
Of destiny
I'm drawing between the light and dark
Where others see their targets
I can't see anything
Should I leave the engine on
To listen to that Mountain song
Sinking in the quicksand of my thoughts
And I ain't got the wagon anymore
Don't believe in yourself
Don't deceive with belief
The knowledge comes with death's release
Oh, oh, oh, oh...

Not too stable
Hanging by a string
Can't face the thoughts
No wheels will bring
I gotta go
It's bad enough being at home
Without a way to leave the damage
Is gonna show
If I don't explain
What you oughta know
You can tell me all about it
At the next Ball show
I'm sinking in the quicksand of my thoughts
And I ain't got the power anymore
Don't believe in yourself
Don't deceive with belief
The knowledge comes with death's release

[Soundtrackage] Robert & Johnny - You're Mine

Oh lord, I dropped off Awesomest.'s surface for a while, now I dropped right back on, like some kind of bloggering boomerang.

Here's a song I spent a lot of time actually finding and I finally got it. It's a '56 doo wop number and was used very effectively by Martin Scorcese in the wonderful After Hours - Teri Garr is a waitress in a bar where our intrepid hero Griffin Dunn ends up in, and there's music on the jukebox playing. One of the songs playing is this one and I instantly loved it.

downfart lol!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Crucifucks - Wisconsin

this is another Perfect Album.

the Crucifucks were extremely antagonistic and polarizing as a punk band, just imagine when they added elements of psychedelic rock. extreme beauty and ugliness, extreme misanthropy that would scare your average black metal band, as only Doc Dart and company could pull off. this is a masterpiece of not only punk rock but rock music in general. every song is perfectly imperfect, every song is GREAT. there is not one single song on this album that is lacking.

this is easily the band's opus work and it should be viewed as equal or better than any of the classic punk albums you may be familiar with. the Dead Kennedys had sarcasm in their political message, the Crucifucks had violent misanthropy in theirs. Black Flag were hatey, the Crucifucks were hatier. Doc's singing is like a trapped animal eating your face to get out. just take my word for it, this is as good as it gets.

just remember:

This is not Disneyland, This is not punk land, This is indian land.

When The Top Comes Off

download alt

Monday, May 18, 2009

Martsman - Disharmonic Anti-Anthem

:   :  artist         (Martsman                          )         
:   :  title          (Klikoucha / Disharmonic Anti-Anthem)       
:   :  record label   (Offshore (OSR021)                 )       
:   :  genre          (Drum & Bass                       )          
:   :  release date   (2009/01/03)                

return of the crunk dubs

the sequel!

Joker - Digidesign
Parson - Throw Some D's
Marlow Vs Bun B ft Rick Ross, David Banner, 8-Ball & MJG - Colossus Of Everything
Subscape vs Three 6 Mafia - Fly Dreadlock
Gunjack - Down The Ox
DZ - The Fireman
Kid Sister Vs Horsepower Productions - Fist Of Pro Nails Fury
Liquid - Shower
Rustie - Response
Black Sun Empire Vs Trillville ft Lil Jon - Hyper Eva
Torqux Vs Twista ft Legit Ballaz - Relentless Tattoo
Rusko - 2 N A Q
Ital Tek Vs Archie - For Da Club Massive
6Blocc - Never Scared
Starkey feat. Durrty Goodz - Gutter Music
Ed Solo Vs Catch 22 & JJ Fad - Watch Your Way Out Boogie
Distance - Traffic
Bar 9 - Shaolin Style (Rob Sparx Remix)

39 minutes

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Shakin' All Over

"Shakin' All Over" is a rock and roll song originally performed by Johnny Kidd and the Pirates. It was written by frontman Johnny Kidd and reached #1 in the United Kingdom in August 1960.

this song has been recorded countless times. here are just a few versions of it.

my personal favorite version is by The Cows. there is a certain genius to the way Shannon Selberg can make any song better seemingly without effort. "Yo girl, I love it when you make my asshole bleed" this is the CORRECT way to sing this song.

i'm going to say that the "classic" live version by The Who is probably the worst version of it ever... and that is taking into account the thousands of unknown teenage garage bands who have undoubtedly played it drunkenly to audiences of three of their friends. the Who did many many things that were great, but Shakin' All Over and Summertime Blues are not on that list. has Metallica covered this? if they have, i'm changing it to Metallica. they did it the worst by default.

Johnny Kidd and the Pirates (OG, 1960)

Brave Belt (almost identical to the original, 1970)

Agent Orange (has a nice atmosphere to it, circa 1984)

The Cows - Shakin' (the ultimate version, perfected around 89 or 90)

Uriah Heep - The Wizard

Monday, May 11, 2009

This Ain't The Summer Of Love

This ain't the Garden of Eden
There ain't no angels above
And things ain't what they used to be
And this ain't the summer of love

these lyrics appear in at least three unique songs by at least three different bands. as far as i can tell, they were originally written by Blue Öyster Cult in 1976. it's interesting and pretty rare to see, not just one line, but an entire verse of lyrics being quoted in more than one song.

Blue Öyster Cult - This Ain't The Summer Of Love (Agents of Fortune, 1976)

Green River - Swallow My Pride (Come On Down, 1985)(this is the superior Rehab Doll version from 1988)

Current 93 - The Summer Of Love (Looney Runes, 1990)

-- UPDATE --

it turns out BOC did not actually write these lyrics! they were at least in part written by the Imperial Dogs in 1973!

i do not have this song to compare with but it's funny how it has evolved into a massive web. many thanks to planckzoo for the information!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

bonus mashups

Dimple D Vs Rustie - Sucker DJ Clipper

Kimy P & Shorty T Vs Luke Vibert - Where's My Trick Tat

Mf Doom Vs Conquering Lion Soundsystem - All Outta Sound Power

Thursday, May 7, 2009

(early) happy mother's day

Mummy and daddy owned me till I could understand
That at the end of my arm was my own fucking hand.

Crass - Mother Love

mp3s from new reissues and stuff

Red Red Meat - Bunny Gets Paid

Red Red Meat - Oxtail

The Who - Rael 1 & 2 (Remake Version)

The Who - In The Hall Of The Mountain King

The Vaselines - You Think You're A Man

The Vaselines - Dying For It

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

2 for you


2000F & J Kamata - You Don't Know What Love Is

Dam Funk - Hood Pass Intact

Monday, May 4, 2009

Bailter Space - Separate Circles


Acetone - I'm Gone

90's alternative rock. i hear bits of the meat puppets and the stooges somewhere in there. i can also hear dudes with guitars trying to harmonize in a sweaty garage. swell jam.