Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Best of 2010 List

2010 was a fairly mediocre year in terms of new music that i personally would enjoy.  this year was all about old music: re-issues, compilations, previously unreleased material.  it was a great year for Jimi Hendrix fans - some excellent compilations, a killer boxed set and even a posthumous album.  i was especially disappointed by most of the rap albums i had been looking forward to.  most of them fell quite short of my expectations and were usually surpassed by unofficial mixtapes/bootlegs.  also this was definitely the year black metal jumped the shark.  enough with that stuff - you know who you are.  cut it out.



my choice for album of the year is The Vaselines' "Sex With An X".  it's amazing that a band can disappear for twenty-one years and come back with new songs every bit as brilliant and memorable as before.  it's like they never left.  this album is easily better than anything influenced by the legacy of the Vaselines (quite a lot in my estimation) to come out in the past ten years or so.  very solid album, great songs the whole way through.

a similar trick was performed by Burzum, who has been in the hut since the 90's.  he got out of jail last year and came out with one of the best, weirdest and most authentic black metal albums of 2010.  speaking of prison, Gucci Mane released about ten million mixtapes this year plus an album.  good on ya mate.  the final Afrirampo album is probably their best, a grand finale in every sense.  much less experimental than their previous work and much more rock-oriented.  they're going out on the top of their game.

i'll be posting a mixtape or two highlighting some of this music soon.


Best Albums:
Afrirampo - We Are Uchu No Ko
Burzum - Belus
Harvey Milk - A Small Turn Of Human Kindness
Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune
The Vaselines - Sex With An X

Runners-Up:
Boston Spaceships - Our Cubehouse Still Rocks
The Fall - Our Future Your Clutter
Impaled Nazarene - Road To The Octagon
Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent
M.I.A. - /\/\ /\ Y /\
Moredhel - Satanik Endsieg
Roky Erickson with Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil
Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom - Duppy Writer
White Hills - S/T
Wooden Shjips - Vol. 2
Zola Jesus - Stridulum II

Re-Issues / Old Stuff:
Bruce Haack - Farad The Electric Voice
Harvey Milk - S/T
Mary Hopkin - Post Card (Extended Version)
Modern Jazz Quartet - Under The Jasmin Tree & Space
Negative Approach - Friends Of No One
Spur - Spur Of The Moments

Essential Mixtapes:
Bun B - No Mixtape
Gucci Mane - Frost Bite
Ludacris - Atlanta Ambassador
Maluca - China Food
Natalie Storm - Federation + Prodigal Ent. Present Songs 2 F@#K And Fight 2
Wale - More About Nothing
Wu Tang Vs The Beatles - Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers

Essential Compilations:
Jimi Hendrix - West Coast Seattle Boy (4CD)
VA - Grind Madness At The BBC
VA - Matador At 21
VA - Ninja Tune XX
VA - Rap Nuggets (bootleg)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Coil

Coilmix 2010



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Unnatural History II - Red Weather
Born Again Pagans - Protection
Unnatural History II - Bonus Track
Unnatural History - Comfortable
Coil vs The Eskaton - Nasa-Arab
Windowpane & The Snow - The Snow: As Pure As? (Remixed by John Balance & Drew McDowall)
Stolen and Contaminated Songs - Inkling
pHILM #1 - Static Electrician
Unnatural History III - Wrong Eye
Constant Shallowness Leads to Evil - Beige
Worship the Glitch - Decadent & Symmetrical
Unnatural History - His Body Was a Playground for the Nazi Elite
Unnatural History III - First Dark Ride
Unnatural History II - Wait, Then Return
A Thousand Lights in a Darkened Room - Stoned Circular I
Scatology - The S.W.B.P.
Love's Secret Domain - Teenage Lightning 1
Love's Secret Domain - Further Back and Faster
Fourth Phase: Winter Solstice - Magnetic North
The Wheal/Keelhauler - Keelhauler
Gold is the Metal - Paradisiac
Backwards Demo Tape - Egyptian Pyramids
How To Destroy Angels

Monday, December 6, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thappy Thanksgiving



Killdozer - Turkey Shoot




Norm Burns - Our Thanksgiving Blessings Are Great





Today's Sounds - Let's Turkey Trot



KARP - Turkey Named Brotherhood


Cheer-Accident - Elbow Deep In Turkey


The Fall - Pumpkin Soup And Mashed Potatoes

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Goodbye Ari Up



 1962 - 2010



The Slits - Vindictive (live at Dingwall's, London), 1977



The Slits - Instant Hit, 1978



New Age Steppers - Fade Away, 1981


Ari Up - Baby Mother, 2005


Lee Perry w Dubblestandart - Surrender Dub feat. Ari Up, 2008

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

CRUNK DUBSTEP is back



01. Ludacris - How Low (Bird Peterson Remix)
02. Gucci Mane - Bird Flu / TV Off - Boogieman (Sharkslayer Remix)
03. Master P - Act A Fool / Rusko - Woo Boost (Bordore Remix)
04. Benga - One Million
05. Bun B - That's Gangsta / Bar 9 - Murda Sound
06. Mike Jones - Still Tippin (Chimpo Remix)
07. Caspa - I Beat My Robot
08. Coki - Burnin'
09. Jahdan Blakkamoore - The General (Marcus Visionary Remix)
10. 6Blocc - Never Scared
11. Joker - Tron
12. Green Velvet & Kid Sister - Everybody Wants / Emalkay - Super Duper
13. Kid Sister Feat. Kanye West - Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)
14. Yo Gotti - Full Time / 501 - Beginning Of The End
15. Trolley Snatcha - The Future
16. UGK - One Day / Subscape - Artificial Dreamer
17. Grand Puba - Get It (12th Planet Remix)
18. Gucci Mane - I Be Everywhere (DZ Remix)
19. Virus Syndicate - Anything (ft. Kromestar)
20. Three 6 Mafia - Who Run It / Fullness - Butterfish (Marlow Remix)
21. Rustie - Lean Wit It
22. Matty G - The Scratch The Bass
23. Durrty Goodz - Destruction (Prod. Taz Buckfaster)
24. Dabrye - Air Feat. Doom (Kode 9 Remix)
25. M.I.A. - XXXO (Various Remix)
26. Ed Solo - Watch Your Eyes
27. D4L - Laffy Taffy / 16Bit - PCP
28. TI - Rubberband Man / Emalkay - Battle Suit
29. Killah Priest - Real Nigga Living / Magnetic Man - The Cyberman
30. Afterdark - Hit The Deck

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

discussing the Bill Clinton & Iggy Pop connection on The Best Show



"...He wanted it known if anyone did this it was him and definitely not Iggy."

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ambrose Slade - Everybody's Next One


the first Slade album is pretty awesome all the way through.  they even made "Born To Be Wild" listenable somehow.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Deerhoof - Gore In Rut



 one of my favorite Deerhoof songs.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Foghat - Slow Ride


come on, you know you love it.  you know the rhythm is right, you gotta rock all night.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

a Captain Beefheart / Led Zep connection

check out that first riff.  coincidence?  probably.


Led Zeppelin - Misty Mountain Hop (1971)


Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Click Clack (1972)

Savoy Brown - Leavin' Again

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

In Dreams

i just really enjoy this re-purposing of lyrics.  going to go out on a limb and assume that "Blue Velvet" had something to do with it, but that is purely my speculation.


Roy Orbison - In Dreams (1963)


Coil - Love's Secret Domain (1991)

Friday, May 7, 2010

dancehall mixtape

Nice Up The Scene: Dancehall Classics

exclusive mixtape featuring favorites and classic dancehall tracks, mostly from the 80's and early 90's.


01. Tenor Saw & Buju Banton - Ring The Alarm
02. Shelly Thunder - New Ruler
03. Cutty Ranks - The Slaughter
04. Red Dragon - Yu Body Good
05. Daddy Freddy - Bad Boy Patrol
06. Ninjaman - Wrenking Meat
07. Lady Apache - Bruk Buddy
08. Johnny P - Panty Meat
09. Capleton - Mate A Dead
10. Buju Banton - Love Me Browning
11. Black Uhuru - Fit Yu Haffi Fit
12. Supercat - Ride And Shut Off
13. Lady Ann - Informer (Murderer)
14. Billy Boyo - Jamaica Nice
15. Barrington Levy - Under Me Sensi
16. Nicodemus - Ugly Gal
17. Bounty Killer - Kill For Fun
18. Yellowman & Fathead - Zungguzungguguzungguzeng
19. Dean Fraser - Heavenless

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Ludacris - How Low

get ready to hear this all summer

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Little Black Egg


a garage rock staple and one of my favorites.  it was originally recorded by The Nightcrawlers in 1965.  but my favorite version is probably the one by The Music Explosion.  they got all the little subtleties just right and brought them out.


The Nightcrawlers - The Little Black Egg (1965)



The Kommotions - Little Black Egg (1965)


The Music Explosion - Little Black Egg (1966)



Neighb´rhood Childr´n - The Little Black Egg (1968)



The Cars - The Little Black Egg (198?, released 1995)



The Primitives - Little Black Egg (1991)



The Pagans - Little Black Egg (1995)

Monday, April 12, 2010

John Entwistle - I Feel Better



good grief.  listen to these lyrics.  Under My Thumb has nothing on this one.  ladies, get ready to be wooed.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lulu - The Boat That I Row

1967. written by Neil Diamond

up all night

everybody head over to the Sludge Swamp and grab Up All Night - 20 Heavy Nuggets From The Golden Age Of Hard Psych

great song after great song. and it is HEAVY.  thanks to the guys at sludge swamp for this gem

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Merzbow - Phillo-Jazz Electronica


hot hit song off the new merzbow compilation.  it's 19 minutes long but it flies by!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Gloomy Sunday

this song has been done countless times by many different artists over the years.  here are a few renditions, including the original.  with help from this last.fm group: http://www.last.fm/group/Gloomy+Sunday/forum/107619/_/467213

i don't include the Billie Holiday version because everyone has heard it already.  also, adding the apologetic "it was only a dream" verse is a disgrace and makes my skin crawl.  whoever's idea that was, that was awful.


Rezső Seress - Szomorú Vasárnap (1933)


Paul Whiteman with Johnny Hauser - Gloomy Sunday (1936)


Zvonko Bogdan - Tuzna je nedelja (unknown year)


Genesis - Gloomy Sunday (1968)


Lydia Lunch - Gloomy Sunday (1979)


Stonehenge - Gloomy Sunday (unknown year, from WFMU Incorrect Music comp)


Diamanda Galás - Gloomy Sunday (1992)


Venetian Snares - Öngyilkos Vasárnap (2005)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

GG Allin & The Murder Junkies - Die When You Die


pretty sure this is my favorite GG Allin song. 

"I talked to my bitch / Cause she was a guy / Talked to my man and she said you're gonna die"


Bubble Puppy - Hot Smoke And Sasafras

the A Gathering of Promises album is the lost gem of 1969

Monday, March 1, 2010

Big Business - Focus Pocus


oh, how i miss 2004.  the Melvins released Pigs of the Roman Empire and Big Business put out their opus album Head For The Shallow.  i know how great the idea of the two bands joining together looked on paper but ultimately, the two bands were better apart. 

don't you remember?  you used to do stuff like this:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Leigh Stephens - I Grow Higher



this is pretty mind-boggling because of when this is recorded.  this song is from 1969

just imagine guided by voices, sebadoh, really any indie rock band from 1980's - 1990's...  i guess this guy was a visionary.

Fleshpress - Omega Monolith


got 22 & 1/2 minutes to kill? why not listen to this song:

Monday, February 22, 2010