Archive for the ‘rock’ Category

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Just stopping by…

May 15, 2009

…to indicate a couple of sites, one for fans of old-time/country blues/folky stuff, and another for fans of the punk/new wave/no wave/post punk interphase.

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Death Metal Muppets on YouTube

December 19, 2008

Direct YouTube links, 1, 2.

And just in case you haven’t seen it, or feel like seeing it again, PISS: I Will Never Go to School (KISS shreds):

Direct YouTube link

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American Hardcore (Sony release, still news to me).

November 10, 2008

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.

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Now that’s a music video.

October 22, 2008

Family of others by Deerhoof.

[YouTube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHrrDGIhwGE]

Direct YouTube link.

Clicky disclosure- lots of micro-invertebrates swimming around on microscope slides.  Good stuff.

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The first Orthotonics record…

September 25, 2008

…is over here.  The second one is still here.

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News to me: The Screamers existed.

September 17, 2008

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.

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Listening diary 20080821: This month’s emusic take

August 22, 2008

Album titles link to sample-laden purchase pages at various commercial servers.

Friend Opportunity by Deerhoof.  I love it.  It’s starting to sound like they’ve actually learned how to play their instruments, and it’s not interfering with what they do at all.

The Ellington Suites by Duke Ellington.  I dig it, and I’m still assimilating it, but for now I’m only recommending it if you already have the Far East Suite and the Afro-Eurasian Eclipse.

Mustafa Kandirali by Mustafa Kandirali.  Because there’s no such thing as enough Turkish Clarinet music.  Those are supposed to be funny Turkish i’s with no dots.  Thanks for the hot tip, Laura!

Instrumentals by the Nels Cline Singers.  I like it.  Pretty much exactly what I was expecting.

Looking forward to: Borrowed Arms by Two Foot Yard and Masada Book of Angels vol 11: Zaebos by Medeski Martin and Wood.