Archive for the ‘rock’ Category
American Hardcore (loud siezure inducing Flash intro at link, see also Wikipedia ) is a documentary about Wuziristani TV jingles, which hardly breaks new ground or offers new perspective but does have good interviews, most remarkably with several members of Bad Brains including H.R. Also, big points for acknowledging the existence of the Big Boys. And you can watch it on YouTube (direct YT link, natch). Dig also the book.
They were an LA Eopunk band from the late 70’s that I just learned about at Din’s Bloggy, where Eric effuses:
There’s something so compelling and urgent about his [ vocalist Tomata du Plenty] presence, that watching him one can get the feeling that the speed of time passing has changed, that the parameters of perception have been messed with. Backed by distorted analog keyboards and no guitars, he howls and stalks the stage like a beat poet cross-bred with a hyena, frightening, exciting, dangerous and beautiful.
Go read his post and click his links, that’s all I got for you.
Album titles link to sample-laden purchase pages at various commercial servers.