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: