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

Christbait - Loose



Big Black - In My House

Mary Jane Girls cover from bonus 5" record originally included with the Pigpile video

the original:

Friday, February 19, 2010


you're probably wondering what my favorite Deep Purple songs are and if you could listen to them in chronological order.  i will answer you and yes you can!

predictably, my favorite period was during their "classic" second lineup featuring Ian Gillian and my favorite of their albums are Machine Head and Deep Purple In Rock.  and i've included all their most popular songs, so if you are already familiar with Deep Purple, you should skip this.  it is for beginners.  go listen to late-period deep cuts that i don't like, you snob.

ok, great

edit: except Smoke On The Water, that is NOT included.  because that song kind of blows.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Julee Cruise - Rockin back inside my heart

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Songs Killdozer Covered

since the Songs Mudhoney Taught Us compilation went over so well, i thought i'd do the same treatment with another superb band: Madison, Wisconsin's own Killdozer.  well, i doubt if killdozer taught us any of these songs, but they certainly covered them all. 

killdozer, one of my very favorite bands, was infamous for their covers...  it's like sticking a song through a killdozer meat grinder and always coming out the other end with a perfect ground beef killdozer burger.

this is a pretty eclectic group of songs.  mostly classic rock songs, but also pop and country.  and almost all radio hits.  it wasn't a coincidence that they chose a lot of very famous popular songs to do, it perfectly reflects the humor and sensibility of the band.  also, i'd say their cover versions ranged from being as good as to far better than any of the originals. 

they did so many covers over their illustrious career that i split it up into two discs:

disc 1
disc 2

disc 1:
1. AC/DC - Let Me Put My Love Into You (4:15)
2. Elvis Presley - Burning Love (2:51)
3. Deep Purple - Hush (4:25)
4. Buffalo Springfield - Mr. Soul (Neil Young, 1967) (2:52)
5. The James Gang - Funk #49 (4:05)
6. Lee Hazlewood - Pour Man (3:32)
7. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Run Through the Jungle (3:06)
8. Coven - One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack) (3:09)
9. Procol Harum - Conquistador (2:38)
10. Black Sabbath - Evil Woman Don't Play Your Games with Me (with Horns & Flute Version) (3:47)
11. Bad Company - Good Lovin' Gone Bad (3:37)
12. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Cinnamon Girl (3:00)
13. Conway Twitty - You've Never Been This Far Before (3:01)
14. Neil Diamond - I Am ... I Said (3:34)
15. Steve Miller Band - Take The Money And Run (2:52)
 disc 2:
1. Hank Williams - I Saw The Light (2:44)
2. Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks (7:07)
3. Jessi Colter - I'm Not Lisa (3:20)
4. Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra - Sand (3:45)
5. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama (4:47)
6. Galt Mac Dermot - Aquarius (4:48)
7. Galt Mac Dermot - The Flesh Failures/Let The Sunshine In (6:04)
8. Janet Jackson - Nasty (4:03)
9. EMF - Unbelievable (3:29)
10. Don McLean - American Pie (8:32)

and yes, all of these songs were covered by ONE band.  no lesser band than the mighty Killdozer!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fecal Matter - Illiteracy Will Prevail

Fecal Matter was a short-lived band from Aberdeen, Washington, that formed in late 1985. It was the first band conceived by Kurt Cobain, who would become famous as the frontman of the seminal grunge band, Nirvana. Other significant members included Dale Crover and Buzz Osborne of the Melvins, a band that would also become highly influential. The band recorded only one demo tape, Illiteracy Will Prevail, which remains unreleased with the exception of the song "Spank Thru". A complete tape is available and surfacing on the internet.

here it is

Bun B - Pants On The Ground

fresh off the mixtape...  southern rap hero bun b has done his take on this american idol viral video thing and it is fantastic.

Bun B - Pants On The Ground (bonus track on No Mixtape)