Thursday, November 30, 2006

Now Here's The Plan....

uncle bob

Its been about five seconds since the last time I wrote about Robert Pollard and Guided By Voices, so I'd better make up for it with three tracks today. Just some random stuff I've been meaning to put up here for a while. If Pollard can write three of these songs while mowing his lawn, I ought to keep you up to speed on them here at Pop Zeus!

Guided By Voices "At Odds With Dr. Genesis"

"At Odds With Dr. Genesis" is one of my favorite GBV tracks ever just because it's so weird. A snippet of it can be heard on 'Bee Thousand' as the lead in to the song "Ester's Day" but this is the full version. It contains what may be my favorite lyric ever proposed in the majesty of song, "skintight buffoonery". I find a way to use that term at least once a day.

Guided By Voices "It's Only Natural" (live)

"It's Only Natural", a track from Pollard's 2004 solo record 'Fiction Man' is given the full frontal guitar attack treatment by GBV from a performance at the High Dive in Champaign, IL, 06/17/2004. That particular place happens to be where I met Bob and the boys for the very first time, although what year that was escapes me at the moment. I was pretty drunk. The song, as far as I can tell, is about male masturbation as a natural occurrence. It also features a free plug for the "camel toe website". I'm not going to put a link for that. You know where to find it.

Robert Pollard "Paradise Style"

Finally "Paradise Style", also from 'Fiction Man', features some of my favorite drumming on a Pollard track and is one of a long line of songs he's written explaining why he still does what he does. Where he gets all these melodies is anyone's guess. My theory is that he made a deal with Paul Williams (aka the DEVIL) a la "Phantom Of The Paradise". But maybe it's because I watched that the other night and I've been having odd dreams ever since.

scary paul williams

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ruthless People


Big Business "Easter Romantic"

A friend of mine who shares my appreciation for the metal arts turned me on to Big Business. At first I thought he was talking about the very non-metal 80s comedy starring Judge Reinhold (known to some as the popular magazine ad "My name is Judge..."). What was he crazy? No, he was in fact referring to this Los Angeles by way of Seattle two piece band on Hydra Head Records.

Their sound? LOUD. It sounds freshly unpacked out of a crate of maximum riffage. Big Business is coming to yr town to steal yr soul, so don't miss them. If you do, make sure you at least catch Necrophagist.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

As Promised, Skid Mark Underpants


Well I'm back. The two of you have probably been wondering where i've been. San Francisco is the answer to that question. I stayed in the presidential suite, checked into a karaoke studio (where my demo of Bryan Adams' "Heaven" was laid down), visited Kayo Books, the Ha Ra Club and Aquarius Records. I'll tell ya, Los Angeles ain't got shit on San Francisco. Well, except its warmer and I like our Amoeba Records better, and probably a dozen other things. But SF is a fun place to visit!

In honour of the trip I compiled a specially themed San Francisco compilation, which I offer to you today. It's a collection of some of the best and worst songs ever written about the town, and I encourage you to play it if yr ever in the vicinity. Besides, this should compensate for the time I was gone.

"If Yr Going To San Francisco" Scott McKenzie
"I Left My Heart In San Francisco" Frank Zappa
"Spiral Golden Town" Deerhoof
"I Left My Heart In San Francisco" Bobby Womack
"Got To The Gate On The Golden Gate" Mel Torme & The Mel-Tones
"If Yr Going To San Francisco" Me First & The Gimme Gimmes
"Dock Of The Bay" Otis Redding
"The San Francisco Treat"
"Ride Captain Ride" Blues Image
"San Francisco Hustle" Silver Convention
"Piazza, New York Catcher" Belle & Sebastian
"Come Back From San Francisco" The Magnetic Fields
"San Francisco (You Got Me)" The Village People
"San Francisco" Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks
"San Francisco" Bobby Solo
"San Francisco Woman" Bob Lind
"When The Lights Go Down In The City" Journey
"San Francisco Lights" Bobby Humphrey
Streets Of San Francisco (TV Theme)" Henry Mancini
"San Francisco" Lucero
"San Francisco" Nancy Sinatra
"San Francisco Song" Camera Obscura
"San Francisco Nights" The Animals
"Let's Go To San Francisco" The Flowerpot Men


Monday, November 20, 2006

Not Too Up To Date Breakup News


Rainer Maria "Artificial Light"

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Yeah, I know Rainer Maria broke up a few moths ago and i'm late to talk about it. But if you're coming to Pop Zeus! for up to date indie rock information you're barking up the wrong tree. I'm too busy following Chicago sports to keep up with stuff like that. Try Pitchfork if yr into that sort of thing. I just hope that band Sleater-Kinney ever break up. They're great.

Rainer Maria was never my thing, as a concept. I mean, they were just too pretty for me. They all looked like french models. The only record of theirs that I own is 2001's 'A Better Version Of Me', which despite the fact that it's the type of music I would normally run from garnered a lot of spins of the old cd player in my house.

There was definitely something very earnest and open about their songs, a rarity for bands of their genre who seemed to take the "style over substance" route. But every time i listen to the record's opening track "Artificial Light" a sort of brazen vulnerability seems to come out of it.

Okay, i'm done being artsy fartsy. Tommorrow: SKID MARK UNDERPANTS!!!

Not To Be Confused With The Shameful Detroit Lions

Doleful Lions Jonathan Scott

Doleful Lions "The Sound Of Cologne"

Doleful Lions "Gimghoul Numerologist"

Doleful Lions "The Warriors End Table"

Doleful Lions "Silly Girl" (Descendents cover)

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Being a huge fan of Guided By Voices in their lo-fi days, stumbling upon a band like the Doleful Lions is a real treat. I wouldn't totally compare them to Pollard and company, but they seem to share the same mindset of grinding out hundreds of songs and not caring too much about the production standards.

The Doleful Lions are in essence singer/writer Jonathan Scott, who crafts most of these songs in his North Carolina home. But he surrounds himself with other talented musicians that convene to record songs about b movie monsters, Krautrock bands and to do acoustic covers of Descendents songs.

Sound interesting? Well it is to me. Scott can definitely be described as a pop disciple, but with more "out there" songs like "Gimghoul Numerologist" its fairly obvious that he's a music fan of the whole spectrum, from the Beach Boys to Stockhausen.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Battle For Snake Mountain

Sunday is TV Theme song day here at Pop Zeus!

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He-Man & The Masters of the Universe cartoon theme song

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I was very fond of the Masters Of The Universe growing up, and i'm not referring to the Hawkwind song. I'm speaking of course about He-Man, a series of action figures and a cartoon that played every day after school. Evry time i would go to the Jewel with my Mom (that's a grocery store in Chicago for all you non-midwesterners) she would buy me one He-Man figure, which cost about five bucks apiece. What a great mom!

I ended up with a vast collection of these characters. My favorite one being Serpentor, a snake headed monster that you could actually fill with water. You would press down on his head and he would shoot mist at you. I dug this figure out of the crawlspace years later to find that it still had water in it that was probably from 1986.

Ha! here's a Wikipedia entry on the guy who I THOUGHT was named Serpentor, but is actually named "Kobra Khan":

A member of the evil warriors, he is a cross between a man and a cobra, who has the power to spray a 'sleep mist' from his hood which immediately renders his opponent unconscious. Although generally recognized as a member of Skeletor's evil team, in many mediums he serves a dual allegiance to both Skeletor and King Hiss of the Snake Men.

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I recently went home to find my mother had sold all my He-Man guys at a garage sale, trying to rid herself of all my old shit. It was a little sad, but its not like I was going to play with them. I only have one message for whoever bought the Serpentor figure, don't drink the water!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

I Was Dancing When I Was Elves...


T.Rex "Buick Mackane"

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Last night I watched Ringo Starr's film about Marc Bolan, "T.Rex Born To Boogie". It was VERY 70s. Not very entertaining, except for the scene where Bolan spouts bad poetry in the back of a Cadillac on an empty airstrip with Ringo in an ape costume and a midget gnawing on what appeared to be a comb. That was weird enough to be considered entertaining.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Electric Light Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark


Electric Light Orchestra "Can't Get It Out Of My Head"

Electric Light Orchestra "Livin Thing"

Electric Light Orchestra "Telephone Line"

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I have a soft spot in my heart for Jeff Lynne and his Electric Light Orchestra. Maybe it's because as a young boy I was used to hearing "Can't Get It Out Of My Head" ad nauseum coming out of the basement where my older brother dwelled.

Maybe it's because the song "Livin Thing" (which correct me if i'm wrong, but sounds like an anti abortion song; i'm not judging, i'm just saying) plays over the credits after we see Dirk Diggler's big fake plastic schwantz in the marvelous film "Boogie Nights".

But it's most probably because "Telephone Line" is the song playing in "Billy Madison" as Steve Buscemi gets off the phone with Billy, marks him off his "People To Kill" list and begins to apply red lipstick. Yes, that is DEFINITELY why i like them.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

And The Strong Shall Inherit The Eek's Reward


Eek-a-Mouse "Rude Boy Jamaican"

Eek-a-Mouse "Crack Cocaine And Marijuana"

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Eek-a-Mouse was born Ripton Hylton in Kingston, making him the long lost heir to the Hilton hotel dynasty. Move over Paris and Nicky, the rude boy Jamaican is coming to the family picnic! And he brought enough ganja to fix that lazy eye of yours!

This reggae superstar got the name Eek-a-Mouse from a racehorse he always used to bet on back in the day. Something tells me that horse didn't win too often and is now being used as glue by Kingston pre-schoolers. After a long and prolific career as an artist Eek-a-Mouse tarnished his legacy by performing with the Christian mook-rock outfit P.O.D. Just pretend it didn't happen and enjoy the song.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Ram It Down


Paul McCartney "Too Many People"

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I recently picked up Paul McCartney's second solo record 'Ram', from 1971. It was like regaining visitation rights for me because I used to listen to this record incessantly as a little kid. The opening track "Too Many People" was always my favorite. What I didn't realize as a child is that it's a song where Paul is basically just being a huge dick. He states there's too many people waiting "for their lucky break". Well excuse me, we couldn't ALL be in the Beatles, your lordship! But, since your a musical genius and this song is so catchy, I'll ignore your asshole tendencies.

Monday, November 13, 2006

I'm A Dirty Old Tosser I Am


The Oohlas "TV Dinner"

The Oohlas "Snow Shoes"

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I'll admit I discovered the Oohlas in a rather sleazy manner: A banner ad of theirs came up and I clicked on it cause I thought the girl was hot. I'm a dirty old man, sue me. I'm actually glad I'm a scumbag though because it paid off; The Oolahs 'Best Stop Pop' was right up my alley.

There's definitely a Kim Deal/Breeders thing happening on "TV Dinner" & "Snow Shoes" but that can only be a good thing. I've been waiting for Kim Deal to get better looking for a long time. The only minus point the Oohlas have is that their drummer used to be in the band Everclear. You remember them, that band where the singer would have that drop off in tone at the end of every line he sang. "I am still living with your... ghoooost..." from their hit "Santa Monica" being the most appropriate example of that. It's hard to get across in writing. Tell you what, call me and i'll do it for you.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

For Those About To Play Plinko (We Salute You)

Sunday is TV Theme song day here at Pop Zeus!


The Price Is Right theme song

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In honor of Bob Barker hanging up the mic on "The Price Is Right" (and the time is right as well, believe me), here's the show's theme song. And here's to Mr. Barker, who has spayed a remarkable number of bitches in his time. If only they could tame HIM!


And also I salute Rodd Roddy, who after the show's demise will be touring America with Rowdy Roddy Piper on their Rowdy Rodding Red Rocket Hot Rod And Rod Reeling Extravaganza: A Tribute To Rod Serling, Rod Carew and Rod Stewart. I hear there will punch and pie. Red States only.

Wait. I just found out Rodd Roddy is dead. My bad.

Do The No Pants Dance


Brick "Dazz" (aka THAT SONG)

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Amongst my many trips to Amoeba Records here in L.A. (they take about a hundred dollars out of my pocket once a week) I've always noticed one particular record hanging on the wall. There among the literally thousands of LP jackets on the wall, Brick's "Good High" always caught my eye. Perhaps it was the white suited pimp gleefully holding a giant brick of hash (that's apparently lit!), but it always garnered my attention.

One day to my delight I found a used copy of the record. For $1.99 at that! I was overjoyed to know that I would soon have this work of art hanging on MY wall. I rushed home but before cementing in history on my wall along side other great covers like "12 Commandments In Metal" and Wang Chung's "To Live And Die In L.A." Soundtrack I got curious. I put the record on and to my surprise the first song was THAT song!

You know, THAT SONG! I've heard THAT SONG before! Okay THAT SONG has a title, "Dazz", but I never knew that. I even recognized it as a sample from Snoop Doggs "Snoopafella". So not only did I get a wonderful wall hanging, but I got one of the best party tracks of all time. I assume the name "Dazz" came from the idea that it's a combination of disco and jazz. But who am I to interpret the great works? I don't have a master's degree in the subject. That would be like me dissecting individual issues of the comic book "Groo The Wanderer"; I just don't have the qualifications.


Friday, November 10, 2006



The Wrens "Hopeless"

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Going to see the Wrens tonight at the Troubador here in L.A. Woo-hoo! I'll try to write about it tomorrow. Or not. Maybe i'm lying. HOW WILL YOU EVER KNOW???

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I Can't Drive 155

die die die

Die!Die!Die! "155"

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It's been a while since my last Die!Die!Die! post. If you don't remember, let me bring you up to speed. They're a three piece from New Zealand who create the sound of pure energy, and although their recordings are superb (their debut LP was produced by infamous dickhead Steve Albini), they pale in comparison to their live performance. Unfortunately they spend most of their time touring the other side of the planet, so I don't get a lot of chances to see them.

Two new songs have been added to Die!Die!Die!'s Myspace page, one being "155", a frenzied 3 minute 40 second attack, and the other being "Blue Skies", which I remember hearing them play live and wish to obtain the mp3 of but unfortunately I can't download it from Myspace. I suggest you go over there right now and listen to it, because it's fantabulous.

What's up with that? Am i the only one who frequently has trouble downloading songs from that site even though it says they're downloadable? Okay well they don't use the word "downloadable". That's just a word I use that doesn't make sense. Like "unpause". As in "Asshole why did you unpause it?!? I was on the phone!".

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Monday, November 06, 2006

How Long? How Long Must We Pack This Bong?


Tenacious D "Sunday Bloody D-Day"

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In honour of Tenacious D's new film "Tenacious D And The Pick Of Destiny", which I saw recently and cannot recommend enough for fans of the D (as for the rest of you, eh, you may not like it), I have to put one of my favorite D performances up here. It comes from a D show (or should I call it an ATTACK?!?) at Red Rocks, CO on August 24, 2001, the same place where U2 shot their famous live video for "Sunday Bloody Sunday". Hence, "Sunday Bloody D-Day".

I remember seeing the mighty D once in Chicago, and it was one of the best times I ever had. The House Of Blues actually RAN OUT OF BEER TO SERVE to the crowd, and they had the waitresses go to the liquor store down the street and sell cans of beer out of the case for $2. I got so drunk i peed in the corner of the theatre. Ah, good times with the D.

A Life Less Ordinary


Daniel Johnston "Tears, Stupid Tears"

Daniel Johnston "Ain't No Woman Gonna Make A George Jones Out Of Me"

Daniel Johnston "Some Things Last A Long Time"

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I recently watched Jeff Feuerzeig's documentary "The Devil & Daniel Johnston". I will admit i've heard of Johnston before but had never heard his music, even though he's one of those artist who always comes up on places like Last.fm in those "since you like BLANK you'll love BLANK" lists. I just never got around to him.

After hearing his story in this wonderfully made documentary, of course I immediately became curious. I ended up buying something called 'Discovered Covered', a collection of Daniel's "hits" that features both his version and cover versions by artists like TV On The Radio, Teenage Fanclub and Tom Waits. At first I liked the cover versions better, as Johnston's voice is something that takes getting used to. But not long after that (and I'm talking a couple DAYS) i started to appreciate Johnston's version much better. His songwriting skills are god-given, and the raw emotion of his performances can't ever be duplicated.

"The Devil & Daniel Johnston" tells a sad story that has its bright points. But music like this could only come from a life like Daniel Johnston's.

  • The Devil & Daniel Johnston
  • They Won't Stop Running!

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    Deerhoof "Running Thoughts"

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    A genuinely beautiful song, "Running Thoughts" has popped up on my shuffle at least twelve times in the last week. Now out of 19,635 songs, what are the odds of that happening? Its like the iTunes gods are trying to tell me something.

    So do yourself a favor and put this into your shuffle. And if it pops up more that twice in a week then we'll know something is afoul. Or awry. Or askew. Or maybe all three.

    Back To The Front


    Oranger "Shutdown The Sun"

    Oranger "Mike Love Not War" (live)

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    Can you believe I've been doing this stupid blog since May 2006? Hard to fathom, I know. The very first entry on Pop Zeus! was about Oranger. And I think it's high time to revisit that fantastic band.

    Actually, these two tracks are from earlier Oranger records than the original post was about. It's because I bought the newer one first, then went back and bought the old ones. I have to say that since I first picked up Oranger's 'New Comes And Goes' I have almost worn the cd out. It is on constant rotation in my house and especially my car and i'm still not sick of it. Nevertheless I thought it was about time I bought their older record, 'Shutdown The Sun'. While it hasn't grabbed my by the nutsack the way 'New Comes And Goes' did, it's starting to seriously grow on me.


    What is this with this band having the title track of the record being the best song? Usually the "title track" is the weakest song. Okay, fifty percent of the time. It's hit otr miss. But Oranger never seems to miss. Attached to the re-issue (i'm guessing) of 'Shutdown The Sun' is a 34 track bonus disc called 'From the Ashes of Electric Elves' which is a collection of older material. It would be worth buying on its own for the inclusion of a live version of "Mike Love Not War" alone. But hey, i'm a big fan of bonus discs. Bonus tacos are nice, too.

    Wednesday, November 01, 2006


    Sunday is TV Theme song day here at Pop Zeus!

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    Theme from "Family Ties"

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    It feels like I haven't put up a TV theme song in ages. What with all the Bela Lugosi and Andy Sidaris lately. But now its time to get back to bassix. The theme from Family Ties. Extended version. I will admit I watched this show a great deal as a wee lad, as a young Michael J. Fox taught America to laugh. Finally. I also had my first 'tv star crush' on Mallory, played by Justine Bateman. She recently played a prostitute on an episode of the now defunct "Arrested Development", a show starring her brother Jason Bateman. They almost did it. It was weird. Anyway, enjoy.

    Sha la la la!

    Piss On You (I Wanna)


    The Urinals "Surfin' With The Shah"

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    I guess this should just be called "Laundry Week" at Pop Zeus!, because I'm writing up songs i've been meaning to put up here for months. Don't worry, i'll be back with more recent music next week, but until then there's a few days to go. Pass the fabric softener.

    The Urinals were a three piece rock band from Los Angeles who formed in the late 70s. Their stripped down, punk rock DIY sound was influential to such bands as the Minutemen, who would later cover the Urinals' "Ack Ack Ack Ack" and had the music video for the song directed by Urinals bassist John Talley-Jones.

    Here is the Urinals' "Surfin' With The Shah", a surf rock tune (i guess) in their own vein (no pun intended). Feel free to use this song for wind surfing, driving thru Utah, laying cable or smoking a bong. But only those four things!

    How Are YOU gonna kick it?


    Jimmy Smith "Let's Stay Together"

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    Jimmy Smith may be known by the younger generation of music fans as being the man who wrote the song "Root Down", which in 1992 was sampled by the Beastie Boys for a hit single of the same name. What they probably don't realize is that Smith was a pioneer in the field of jazz and funk, a master of the Hammond Organ, and developed a musical style all his own.

    Of course, just because you develop a style that's all your own doesn't mean you didn't still perform other artist's songs. It was standard practice at them time. Here Jimmy does a beautiful version of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together", from 1972's 'Root Down Live!'. He injects his own brand of soul into a song that's already teeming with it.

    Ubu Pudu

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    Pere Ubu "Beach Boys"

    Pere Ubu "The Modern Dance"

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    Speaking of Pere Ubu. Oh we weren't speaking of Pere Ubu? Well, we are now. *ahem* SPEAKING OF PERE UBU, they were a band whose early recordings garnered them lots of critical success, but dwindled on their later recordings. Now I don't profess to be in love with 1995's 'Raygun Suitcase', but I do love the song "Beach Boys", the third track from said record.

    I'll admit it doesn't sound much like the records that defined Pere Ubu in the early days like 'The Modern Dance' and 'Dub Housing', but it's simply a great pop song, and there can't be anything wrong with that. In case you're not familiar with the band, I'll put up an Ubu classic, "The Modern Dance", so yr not in the dark as to what i'm talking about. Contrast and compare!

    En Garde Pussycat!

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    The Amps "Full On Idle"

    The Amps "I Am Decided"

    Guided By Voices "I Am Decided"

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    Another one on the list of Pop Zeus nominees (i call the list "les contendres". no. i don't speak french. is it obvious?) that have been sitting around forever is the Amps "Full On Idle". I have to say that the biggest reason why this song should be on here is because it's one of my favorite songs of all time. Sure, I have lots of favorite songs, but odds are you've heard them all. This one you may have not.

    The Amps were Kim Deal's band after the Breeders broke up (the first time). The band featured future Guided By Voices members Nate Farley and Jim Macpherson in its lineup, and were defintiely a Dayton kinda band. In fact, one song from their sole recording, 1995's 'Pacer', featured a song called "I Am Decided", a song that later popped up on Guided By Voices' 'Suitcase 2', a collection of trashed recordings that piled up in Robert Pollard's house over the years. I'm not sure exactly which one wrote it, Deal or Pollard, and I'm too lazy to look it up.

    Upon saying that I guess I have to include those songs as well, which made this post about just one song end up being about three songs. More bang for yr buck!

    First Joo Get Thee Choogar

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    Sugar "Gee Angel"

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    I'll admit it. This week i'm doing write ups of stuff that's been on my Pop Zeus! list for quite some time now, but just keeps getting pushed back by the old stuff. Sugar's "Gee Angel" has been on that list from day one, but somehow never got on here. Well now it's time to bask in Bob Mould's post-Husker Du glory.

    1994's 'File Under Easy Listening' was never an all time favorite of mine, but it did contain the track "Gee Angel", a song as powerful as anything Husker Du ever recorded. Why does the guitar on this song sound LOUDER than anything i've ever heard? I guess if i had a degree in recording engineering I would know. But i don't, so now i do.

    Wait, what?!?

    Meat Loaf Killed By Anne Archer


    Archers Of Loaf "Telepathic Traffic"

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    Yeah, I know the Archers Of Loaf aren't around anymore. I know that singer/songwriter Eric Bachmann, instead of doing the obvious and joining forces with San Diego Chargers backup running back Michael Turner to form Bachmann-Turner Overdrive 2000, instead chose to perform emotional alt country with his band Crooked Fingers. I know this song is from the year 1996. But who said I have to be current all the time?!?

    This is the sound of indie rock in the 90s, it just happened to be recorded just after the turn of the century. Bachmann's voice has changed since his Archers days as well. He now sounds almost exactly like Neil Diamond doing a Bruces Springsteen impersonation. That's a good thing, by the way. But the Archers Of Loaf did have their chances to rock when they existed. Harder than most indie bands, to be sure. So sit back and pretend its 1996. I think the simpsons 'treehouse of horror' is on, and the Denver Broncos are making a run for the supr bowl. Wait a minute, 1996 sounds just like 2006! Now i'm scared. I hate the Broncos.