THAT DEAF DUMB AND BLIND KID.....
THAT DEAF DUMB AND BLIND KID.....
The vinyl edition of Ys is the epitome of why I should have been buying vinyl exclusively years ago. It's absolutely gorgeously packaged. I can't wait to put it on.
Ive been loving ingrid michaelson's stuff lately.
"Death of a Disco Dancer" is the greatest Smiths' track
I need some recommendations for some good contemporary lo-fi country because that's what I'm in the mood for this weekend and I really know nothing about the style of music.
I want to rant a bit about how much I love Boredoms. It's weird to find a band that links my favorite styles of music so seamlessly and so uniquely. You tell me hardcore krautrock, Boredoms is not what pops to mind, but on Vision Creation Newsun, that's to totally what they are. They take that Germanic groove, something that never fails to capture me, mix it with taiko drumming, hardcore fills, bongos and whatever the fuck else they could find to bang on, and then they just go nuts on the top. They do all kinds of right on this album, and I'm certain, if nothing else, it's staying at the top of my list for the decade. End rant.
Later era Boredoms is the sound of setting the controls for the heart of the sun and not giving a single fuck about the outcome.
It's so good to hear them reach the sun and then keep going. What a band.
I didn't get to experience either of the Boardrum events, but I think the 9 drummer thing at ATP is going to shape up to be a great compromise between holy-fuck!-primal-power and an actual intimate and personal Boredoms show.
I'm hoping they incorporate Super AE stuff like they apparently have been recently in Japan. 88Boadrum was massive, but they were better on their own in my opinion.
"You don't what you're here for, you don't know, what you need, something that may never come to you."
I heard they all moved up to Seattle
That's relieving. Six Organs of Admittance played in SF not too long ago so at least one of them is active. I never saw comets on fire but their recorded material sounds like it was specifically designed for crowded venues.
Brian Eno's 90's output. What's good?
I went up to Santa Cruz to see the Smashing Pumpkins in July '07, this shitty band War Tapes was the opening band and after about 5 songs between songs the lead singer said "Thank you...we're War Tapes" in his best Marilyn Manson goth-sounding voice. Being one person back from the rail front center I yelled back "how about war - get the fuck off the stage!" My exclamation drew some boos, and the lead singer and a few other band members looked at me in anger and walked off the stage and didn't finish their set.
They were supposed to play for another half hour, according to the crying girl in front of me who was only there to see them. Yeah, I'm a dick. But it was pretty hilarious.
Wow, the lead singer of War Tapes is a pussy.
Want to have a free iPhone app that plays that annoying airhorn sound effect from MIA's 2009 Coachella performance?
Also Spiritualized's Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space is the best of album of 1997, NOT Ok Computer.
Illmatic is a top 20 album of all time
- Bonnie 'Prince' Billy/Will Oldham/Palace etc - Try I See A Darkness or The Letting Go
- Smog/Bill Callahan - The older you get the more lo-fi it is. Julius Caesar is my favorite of the old material; maybe I'd point to A River Ain't Too Much To Love for a more recent album. Though he just put out another!
- Gillian Welch - Bluegrassy American primitive. She played Coachella in 2007. She and David Rawlings (who works with her on her albums) have worked with Ryan Adams a good deal. Her four albums are matchless.
- Crooked Fingers/Eric Bachmann. The self-titled Crooked Fingers and I really like the covers EP Reservoir Songs.
- Willard Grant Conspiracy - Regard the End is a fantastic place to start.
- Jason Molina/Magnolia Electric Co/Songs: Ohia - His band work has become more of a country-flavored rock thing over the years but The Lioness is a stunning album and his solo disc Let Me Go Let Me Go Let Me Go is also amazing.
- Two Gallants - This duo from San Francisco... well, they play an indie rock that has a lot of country/folk/roots influences. Try their first album, The Throes on for size.
Also I think I disagree but I can understand leaning that way. It's close.