Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Hipster Bingo


The Invisible Cities "Oh Yeah"

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For some reason "Oh Yeah" by The Invisible Cities sounds like they would be friends of mine. By that I mean it sounds like it was recorded by friends of mine. Not that I have that many friends who are recording artists, I'm not a scenester by any means. Case in point: I like football and I talk about it all the time. Scenesters hate that.

The Invisible Cities have crafted an infectious little ditty here though, keeping it brief at just 2:09. It should appeal to jerks like me and people everywhere who are cooler than jerks like me.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Doin Hocus Pocus Like My Man Kurt Vonnegut


Professor Murder "Free Stress Test"

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Professor Murder take their name from a Mr. Show character. Believe me, I've watched the show enough to have known this immediately when I saw the artists' name. Professor Murder showed up twice in the Mr. Show series. First as a panel member commenting on the East coast vs. West Coast ventriloquist feud, and later as a ringer brought in by the Fat Kid's Camp to compete against the Dalai Lama in a rap-off competition. I've watched all these episodes so many times I've ruined the show for myself, much like I did with Led Zeppelin in junior high school.

Oh yeah, the MUSIC, right. Well the band Professor Murder hails from New York (why does this not surprise me) and their music is a sort of amalgamation of dance, funk and hip hop. So that means they'd be great for your daughter's Bat Mitzvah! Contact them now and make an appointment! They love that.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Consorting With Celebs


Consortium "Harper's Ferry"

Consortium "The Angel of the Nanjing Bridge"

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I've talked about Consortium before, but they've grown up a little since then. Their newest record, Potomac And Shenandoah, is a full blown concept album. Concept albums and intricate instrumentation go hand in hand, so this record is a big new step in that direction. But the songwriting has matured a great deal as well, songs like "Harper's Ferry" remind me what Belle And Sebastian might do if they stopped acting so damn cute.

Don't get it confused with some big pretentious rock record like say, everything Bright Eyes has ever recorded though. There are pop rock gems in here as well. "The Angel of the Nanjing Bridge" and "Thirteen Elegies" stand up proudly in the hard light of the Springsteen canon, and other tracks bring to mind the latest offerings of the Decemberists. "The Angel of the Nanjing Bridge", contrary to what you may think, is NOT about that movie Volunteers.

I mention all these other bands because I know all of them, and we do things together all the time. Just this past weekend Springsteen, Belle And Sebastian, and the Decemberists all came over to the crib to play NHL2K7 on the Playstation and drink mimosas. Bright Eyes wasn't invited.

Like he'd come anyway.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Meep Meep My Ass

Sunday is TV theme song day here at Pop ZEUS!


"Road Runner"

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So yeah, this isn't technically a television theme song, but it's about the Road Runner. You know, that bird in the cartoons that always outsmarts the Wile E. Coyote. I don't know about you but after a few years of watching these cartoons I started feeling bad for that coyote. That sympathy quickly turned to frustration though. Now I can't watch one of these cartoons without screaming at the tv "just jump on him and cut his throat! You're over thinking this! You are a predator and that bird is your natural enemy! IT'S SCIENCE!".

And that's why I was not invited back to the annual Looney Tunes film festival in Macon, Georgia after 2003. Fuck those douche bags anyway. That cartoon sucks.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Taking Care Of All Yr Magnetic Health Concerns


Magnetic Health Factory "Whichever Way The Wind Blows"

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Magnetic Health Factory is the expecting brainchild of Eric O'Connor, a bedroom eight track junkie in Portland, OR. The sound of his factory can easily be compared to the likes of Archers Of Loaf, Pavement and Guided By Voices, but O'Connor seems to add just an extra ounce of passion into his recordings, as can be heard on "Whichever Way The Wind Blows" off 2006's The Magic Skyline.

This song came up on shuffle while I was driving to Las Vegas recently, through a dark valley with little to no traffic around me. I found myself turning it up louder and louder until finally, by the song's conclusion, I realized I had all my windows down and was blaring my stereo at a ridiculously deafening volume. This was cemented when the next song came on and it was the extra LOUD version of the Stooge's "Search And Destroy". I would never hear again. Thanks Magnetic Health Factory, for ROCKING!

Friday, January 26, 2007

And What A Reatard


Jay Reatard "Oh It's Such A Shame"

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Jay Reatard, despite an unfortunate name, channels the best of Frank Black and the Pixies but makes it his own. My friend Mark sent me this track after hearing it at Amoeba Records (funny, seems like they play nothing but spacey lounge techno every time i'm in there) and I've been obsessing over it ever since.

Apparently even though he's just 26 years old, Jay has been very Pollard-esque in his musical output. Having fronted the Memphis garage punk outfit the Reatards and co founded Lost Sounds, he also plays drums for The Final Solutions (Dirk Nowitzki's favorite band, I've heard), plays in The Angry Angels and runs Shattered Records, a label dedicated to keeping you abreast of the Reatard's several endeavors. Whether or not he's ever played a show at Sertoma has proven to be inconclusive.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Hope You Don't Get Ringworm


Circus Devils "Ringworm Interiors"

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How long has it been since I talked about Guided By Voices or Robert Pollard. That long, eh? Seems like ages to me. Circus Devils is a collaboration of noise and melody between Pollard and fellow studio monkey Todd Tobias. Sort of a lo-fi prog rock odyssey, 2001's Ringworm Interiors has spawned several follow ups, but is still the Circus Devils' best record in my opinion.

Something tells me Pollard got the title of "Apparent The Red Angus" whilst driving past a Black Angus steakhouse then a Red Lobster seafood restaurant. But then he probably stopped at Hardee's to eat.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Everybody's Got Something To Hide 'Cept For Me & My Lowland Tapir


Part Chimp "Chimp Happy?"

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Much like Lightning Bolt, Part Chimp lives to make your ear drums bleed. Comin' straight outta Camberwell in London, these Lancelot Linksmen have a reputation for annoying mothers of teenage boys everywhere. Sometime I wish I was part chimp, the prehensile tail would come in handy at times.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Ad Nausem


"Shock Treatment"

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I recently watched the 1981 sequel to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", "Shock Treatment". It has taken me a seriously long time to getting around to this film. I've always enjoyed Rocky Horror, not so much that Ive ever dressed up as a character or memorized lines to yell back at the screen, but I think its a good movie and the times I've gone and seen it have been fun.

I tried watching "Shock Treatment" once and it bewildered me to the point that I had to turn it off. However, I gave it another go the next night and did actually enjoy it. But I still couldn't tell you what the fuck was going on. As I was piddling around my house I happened to leave the dvd menu that plays the song "Shock Treatment" on a constant loop. Hence, the song was stuck in my head for days, and will now be stuck in yours, should you choose to download it.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Be A Bear


Descendents "I Wanna Be A Bear"

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Well, we did it. I feel privileged to say that the Chicago Bears are in the super bowl. One more game to go, and I don't feel an ounce of regret when I say I know we can beat the Colts. They're certainly not indestructible.

I will spend the next two weeks at cat like readiness, ignoring the meida's blatant disrespect for all Chicago sports teams while they heap praise and practically hand the trophy over to "I throw my teammates, coaching staff and fans under the bus every time something goes wrong" qolden boy quarterback Peyton Manning.

The Bears will practice in silence. Watching game film and planning their attack. And on February 4th they will surprise everyone. Then me and my friends will spray champagne all over each other, and I will shed tears for a sports team for the first time since, well, two years ago when the White Sox won the world series.

Bear down, Chicago Bears.


Bear down indeed.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Who Dat? Dat Be The BEARS.


The Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew "The Super Bowl Shuffle"

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The Bears are playing in the NFC Championship today against the New Orleans Saints. As you read this, I am probably either screaming at my television or being arrested for noise complaints due to screaming at my television. Either way, nothing's stopping me from rooting for my team.

The last time the Bears went to the Super Bowl this record was tearing up the charts. Well, in Chicago anyway. I still remember I got this record in my Christmas stocking that year and played the ever loving shit out of it for months and months. When we went to our neighbor's New Year's Eve party that year, they had the exclusive VHS version that included the music video and special behind the scenes bonus footage. We watched it about twenty times that night. God damn those neighbors, they always had to have one better than me!


Saturday, January 20, 2007

Struck By Salad


Lightning Bolt "Assassins"

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I recently watched Lighting Bolt's film "The Power of Salad and Milkshakes" and I have to say I was thoroughly impressed. First of all, I had no idea Lightning Bolt was just two guys. I would never believe you if you told me that that much noise came out of just two skinny white guys. The film documents a tour across America by the "noise" band. I don't consider what they do to be noise. They play songs, they just play them at a decibel crushing volume.

Brian Gibson plays a bass guitar that looks like it has some regular guitar strings on it, while Brian Chippendale (no he's not one of those male dancers with only a bow tie on) frenetically wails on his drums to create loud, loud, LOUD masterpieces. The dvd of "The Power of Salad and Milkshakes" also included two music videos, both of which were completely brilliant mind fucks worthy of Wonder Showzen. If Lighting Bolt comes thru L.A. again I'll be sure to catch them, although from the looks of it they only seem to play in dingy basements or some dude's kitchen. I'll keep an eye on craig's list.

Friday, January 19, 2007

The Monster? You Guessed It. Frank Stallone.


Sound Team "Movie Monster"

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Sound Team hails from Austin, TX. Yeah I know what you're saying. There are bands that perform and reside in Austin? It sounded crazy to me too at first. Seems to me like there aren't that many venues for them to perform in there. Well, apparently there are. I will now take my tongue, that its firmly planted inside my cheek, and rest it back on my... uh, tongue pad.

It seems like after I compile my "best of" for whatever year, the next week I discover about twenty more band that probably shouldn't have been on there. Since I don't really read a lot of other music blogs (besides the Record Robot, Post Punk Junk, and So Much Silence) I still discover my music the old fashioned way. By word of mouth, the printed word, or as is the case with Sound Team, getting an iTunes gift card.

Let me explain, I was looking for something to buy with this iTunes gift card, but instead of just buying an entire album I decided to just peruse single tracks until I reached the limit of the card. So I started with bands that I currently love like Oranger and the Clean, and navigated through the world of pretentious indie rock via the "listeners also bought" option. Oh what a wonderful world we live in. And to think for years I used to just buy entire records without even having heard them. Well I still do that actually, but I've got a pretty good gage on whether or not I'm going to like something before I buy it. Of course theres always the exception. I'm looking at YOU, The Rapture's Pieces Of The People We Love!

Oh yeah, so Sound Team is great. Reminds me of Spoon kinda. Hey another Austin band! Jeez what are the odds?!?!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Upper Crust

tjm-skivomslag hi res

Totalt Jävla Mörker "Ondskans Makt"

Totalt Jävla Mörker "Ja!"

Totalt Jävla Mörker "Kall Värld"

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Anyone who read this know i've heaped a ton of praise on bands like Mastodon and High On Fire for carrying on the proud metal tradition of our hessian forefathers. Well now I'm here to tell you that those band ain't got SHIT on Totalt Jävla Mörker.

Totalt Jävla Mörker come from Kågedalen in the northern parts of Sweden. Tony of Record Robot fame turned me onto this "crust metal" (seriously what the fuck does that mean?!?) band whose name translate into english as TOTAL FUCKING DARKNESS. Oh yeah! You can't go wrong with a metal ass name like that. My guess is that they may have taken their name from the Cradle Of Filth song of the same name, but they kick Cradle of Filth's ass. So hard. Oh so hard.

From the first second, "Kall Värld" grabs you by the veins in yr neck and drags you thru the bleak wet Swedish countryside. Then it throw up on you and leaves you shivering, naked in a puddle of yr own urine. These songs are not kind to you. I'm not a cunning linguist, but my guess is that "Ja!" is swedish for "Yeah!" which sums the feeling I get when I listen to the song. A riff on Ministry's "N.W.O." is thrown in for good measure. God this band rocks. Why do band like this and Die!Die!Die! have to reside on the other side of the planet while we're stuck here with whiny Debbie Gibson music class vocaled bands like Fall Out Boy and Panic In The Disco tearing up the charts?

That's it. I'm starting my own crust metal band. I still don't know what it means though.


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I Love Rock N Roll Radio


The Methadones "Bored Of Television"

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This one I actually heard on the RADIO, if you can believe it. That's right. FM radio. In my car. In this day and age I know thats almost an absurd thing to say but its true. I actually still listen to the radio quite a bit, though. I grew up with the format and albeit imperfect, its hard to let go of. Plus my iPod broke.

Los Angeles' "Indie" (there's nothing "independent" about it, its as corporate as they come. In fact its probably owned by Starbucks or Carls Jr) 103.1 doesn't have a lot going for it outside of Steve Jones' (of Sex Pistols fame) daily show 'Jonesy's Jukebox', where he pretty much gets free reign to play whatever he wants. Jonesy himself can be hysterically funny at times as well.

Indie 103.1 tries to gain listeners by giving celebrities their own radio shows, much like what satellite radio is doing, I guess. I try not to listen to this station when Jonesy's show isn't on. I dive for the dial when I realize i'm listening to 'Camp Freddy Radio', a show hosted by Dave Navarro (most likely shirtless, we can't be sure) and one of his many shitty bands. This chotch fest of a radio show once played THREE Bang Tango songs in one hour. I'm not kidding.

So anyway, now that you're up to speed with the program format, I was listening to 103.1 and in between tracks by Wolfmother and some whiny Debbie Gibson singer emo shit they played this track by the Methadones, off their 2004 LP Not Economically Viable. At first I thought it was a song from that new Cheap Trick record, and when I got home I actually looked up the station's playlist online (great that you can do this these days) and discovered Chicago punk outfit the Methadones. Much like the Vindictives, the Methadones contain ex-members of Screeching Weasel. Seems they kept the rock n roll and got rid of the whiny bitch singing. The end result is a perfectly good radio track. Now if only they would let the DJs play what they want for a mass audience.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Da Bears Bus (also included: indie rock)


Oxford Collapse "Please Visit Your National Parks"

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In honor of the Bears making the NFC Championship game, I will forgo a picture of Oxford Collapse. I'm sure they'll understand. Skinny white guys in indie bands love football, right?

To me Oxford Collapse sounds a bit like Sonic Youth. I guess it's that unstable guitar shamble that kind of reminds me of "Schizophrenia" off Sister. This Brooklyn trio has written at least one good song, this one. I haven't heard anything else mainly because I just don't feel like getting past how good this one is.

From what little research I've done on Oxford Collapse I notice that R.E.M.'s Murmur is mentioned a lot. I guess I see that too. Speaking of which, I might have read it wrong but I thought I read today that R.E.M. was getting inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Really? Isn't it a little soon for that? Or am I just that old? Is U2 in there already? I've always kind of paired those two together. If R.E.M. accomplishes something, then U2 probably will too, or already did. Maybe its cause of that Automatic Baby thing, I don't know. Neither of them hold a candle to Chamillionaire.

Monday, January 15, 2007

How Bout Them BEARS????!??!?!?

good as gould

"Bear Down Chicago Bears"

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For those of you who don't know, the writer of Pop Zeus! is a frothing at the mouth die hard Chicago Bears fan. Just ask anyone who's ever been inside my house. Just ask any of my neighbors who are awoke every sunday at 10 AM during football season by me screaming profanities at the top of my lungs towards the television. Well the Bears just made their first NFC Championship in 18 years, so I think it's high time they were honored here at Pop Zeus! "Bear Down Chicago Bears" is the team's fight song (most pro teams don't have one, its more of a college thing) and its the song I play every time the Bears score.

Hopefully I will be playing this several times next sunday morning, because if our lagging defense can't keep up with the Saints we're going to need the points.


Sunday, January 14, 2007

A Chilling Vision Of Things To Come

Sunday is TV Theme song day here at Pop Zeus!


Beverly Hills 90210

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Who doesn't like Beverly Hills 90210. Because I will fight them. Okay, I won't really. But shame on them for not giving to the height of ultimate 90's cheese. You could barely tell Luke Perry and Jason Priestley apart back in the day. I remember being in a truck working for Public Works on a very rainy day in Chicago when over the radio came the announcement "Luke Perry is returning to 90210". Three of us all went absolutely apeshit in that truck for about three minutes. Maybe it was just a release from boredom, but I like to think that 90210 had a place in all of our hearts.

But seriously, we were just fucking stir crazy.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

And Now Mr. Burgundy Will Play Us Some Yazz Flute!


Jeff Mangum "Oh Sister"

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Here's a heavenly cathch for all you Neutral Milk Hotel fishermen out there, Jeff Mangum performing "Oh Sister" at Aquarius Records in San Francisco, July of 1996. Now I've been to Aquarius Records, and that place is SMALL. Not that the size of the place deters it from being a great record store. Far from it. Its one of the best record stores I've ever been to in fact. But the idea of seeing a guy like this perform a song like that in a place that size is well, overwhelming. I would consider myself one lucky bastard to have been in Aquarius Records that day, whether or not I had had ever heard of Jeff Mangum. Odds are in 1996 I didn't.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Zombie Eaters


The Zombies "The Way I Feel Inside"

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Ever hear a song in a movie that moved you tremendously even though the song itself really had nothing to do with the film or its story? No? Oh, okay....

Hmm hmm hmm hmm....

Oh! You're still here! Hey did you ever see that movie The Life Aquatic? I just watched it again recently and I noticed how great the music in it is. From the Portuguese David Bowie covers to the hilariously abrupt stop to the build up of Devo's "Gut Feeling", every music cue in that film was perfect. My favorite musical moment of the film was hearing The Zombie's "The Way I Feel Inside" during a funeral scene. Boy, that was touching. Curiously though, the lyrics to the song didn't really have anything to do with what was going on in the movie, but it still worked. Isn't it great when that happens.


Thursday, January 11, 2007

Weigh Yr Options


The Thermals "Here's Your Future"

The Thermals "A Pillar Of Salt"

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I don't know much about the Thermals aside from the fact that they're a contested indie band. What I mean by this is that there's some indie scenesters and the occasional hipster blogster who would tell you that the Thermals suck. Now I don't know where this animosity comes from, but I understand it completely. I certainly have the same feeling towards a hefty amount of modern bands, as you can read about here almost every day.

On the other hand, I disagree. The Thermals don't suck. In fact I think they're actually pretty great. I bought their record The Body The Blood The Machine recently and although I found the lyrics a little heavy handed (meaning it was hard for me to take them seriously), all in all the music rocked. And thats all it comes down to for me.

The day I bought their record I saw their video get played on MTV2. Is this where the scenester hatred comes from? Probably not, because the video they played after that was by the Walkmen, and everybody and their mother seems to love them. I fall into the category of not completely understanding why that is, unfortunately.

The only problem I had with the Thermals video for "A Pillar Of Salt" is that it seemed to feature a cameo by actor Adam Goldberg (I can't be sure, the cuts were pretty quick). Now I don't personally know this guy, but based on seeing him on the tv show Dinner For Five I came to the conclusion that this guy may be one of the biggest assholes on the planet. So seeing him in a video I otherwise liked was disheartening. But maybe it wasn't him. Maybe it was Spanish Formula One race car driver Fernado Alonso.


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Die By The Sword

the sword

The Sword "Freya"

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So whilst home inn Chicago for the holidays, I got a chance to play the video game "Guitar Hero", my nephew got it for christmas. What can I say besides this is the greatest video game I have ever played for two days and then got completely sick of. It was a good run though. But a funny thing happened while wailing on the red and green buttons, I discovered a song, and a band, that actually rocked!

Now I know that we've all read how video games are changing the face of the music industry, blah blah. But the fact is its rare that I've heard a song outside of Grand Theft Auto that was new to me and I wanted to hear again. Usually these games are chock full of flavor of the month, Debbie Gibson-sounding emo groups.

But somewhere in the middle levels of Guitar Hero I got to play "Freya" by The Sword, and I was enthralled. Here was some serious Sabbath-esque riffing on top with little or no modern production tricks that seem to plague all heavy metal songs these days. No, "Freya" brings metal back to its roots. Plus it was easier to play on Guitar Hero than "Bark At The Moon". Jesus that song was hard.


Monday, January 08, 2007

My Squire, My King, My Liege


Billy Squier "In The Dark"

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Look, don't rag on Billy Squier. Yes, perhaps he was a poor man's Led Zeppelin, maybe even a poorer man's Whitesnake at times, but he had his moments of rock purity. Like on "In The Dark", from 1981's' Don't Say No, which I recently saw the video for on VH1 Classic (god bless VH1 Classic, by the way) and remembered that it was the only Billy Squier song that I could tolerate when it came on the radio. Which seemed like a LOT. I think it's the harmony part coupled with the synthesizer riff during the chorus that does it for me. Or maybe its that blistering breakdown after the chorus. Either way, it beats "Stroke Me" anyday.

Vindictive Wine Tasters

The Vindictives "I'm In Trouble Now"

Winepress "Disappointed"

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Well, i'm back in L.A., after the Chirsitmas holiday back home in Chicago. While I was home I hung out with an old friend of mine who I used to play in a band with in college. He and the other two guys definitely shared the same kind of taste in music , kind of a NOFX brand of new punk for the late nineties. Although I despised a great deal of these bands (the ska bands like Less Than Jake being my most hated of all loafs), they did turn me on to some pretty decent stuff that I still listen to to this day.


Winepress were kind of like local heros to us, seeing as they were from Chicago (Homewood, actually) and they had made a record that we really liked. That's pretty much all it took to impress us. The Vindictives were another local band that was a little more accomplished than Winepress. We even used the song "I'm In Trouble Now" in a short film we made at our drummer's college dorm. The band featured Ben Weasel for a short time and while the other members of my band loved his band, Screeching Weasel, I absolutely detested them, mainly based on an essay Weasel wrote about how Sonic Youth sucks. Sonic Youth has always been one of my favorite bands, and I had to stick to my guns. Plus I'm afraid that Weasel had a lot to do with the now omnipresent nasally "my music class teacher was impressed with my voice but basically I sing like Debbie Gibson" brand of emo/punk that's so popular these days.


The main reason the band dissipated (okay, they threw me out for sucking) is that they wanted the band to sound like this kind of stuff and I wanted to be the Ramones and Kiss. A few of our songs did branch this divide, but not enough apparently. So as me and my drummer friend talked about the good old days, I noted these two songs in particular as being a few of my favorites from that era. Call 'em the greatest hits. This is the very best of it.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The Best Of 2006, pt. 2


Disc Two of the best of 2006:

Kevin McCullough's
[disc two]

01. All For U [3:28] Aceyalone w/ RJD2
from the LP The Magnificent City [Decon Inc]
02. Pittsburgh [2:55] The Lemonheads
from the LP Lemonheads [Vagrant Records]
03. Bloodhounds On My Trail [3:58] The Black Angels
from the LP Passover [Light In The Attic Records]
04. This Is A Lovesong [2:58] The Horror, The Horror
from the LP The Horror, The Horror [Tapete]
05. 155 [3:40] Die!Die!Die!
from the Die!Die!Die! Myspace page [www.myspace.com/diediedienz]
06. Wolf Like Me [4:39] TV On The Radio
from the LP Return To Cookie Mountain [Interscope Records]
07. Jakov's Suite [4:37] Tapes 'N Tapes
from the LP The Loon [XL Records]
08. Harrowdown Hill [4:36] Thom Yorke
from the LP The Eraser [XI Recordings]
09. Fairly Blacking Out [3:18] The Takeovers
from the LP Turn To Red [Luna Records]
10. Reena [3:47] Sonic Youth
from the LP Rather Ripped [Geffen Records]
11. Half Dead [3:26] The Mountain Goats
from the LP Get Lonely [4AD Records]
12. The Wolf Is Loose [3:34] Mastodon
from the LP Bloosd Mountain [Relapse]
13. Empathy On A Stick [1:10] The Ladies
from the LP They Mean Us [Temporary Residence]
14. Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby [2:31] Islands
from the LP Return To The Sea [Equator]
15. Saturday Mansions [3:02] The Doleful Lions
from the LP Song Cyclops, Vol. 2 [Parasol Records]
16. He's A Deep Deep Lake [5:02] Film School
from the LP Film School [Beggar's Banquet US]
16. Dangerous Men [1:55] John S. Rad
from the website dangerousmenthemovie.com

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Monday, January 01, 2007

The Best Of 2006, pt. 1


Well it's the end of 2006 and the first New Year's celebration here at Pop Zeus! I consider anyone who reads this a friend of mine, but if you're not a PHYSICAL friend of mine then I didn't give you your christmas present. My best of 2006 compilation disc. I've been giving them out for six years now and starting in 2005 it became a double disc. Well if you didn't get one don't fret (I chinsed out on the artwork this year anyhow. too busy!), I'm presenting it to you here on Pop Zeus!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

Kevin McCullough's
[disc one]

01. The Funeral [5:22] Band Of Horses
from the LP Everything All The Time [Sub Pop Records]
02. Well Thought Out Twinkles [4:02] Silversun Pickups
from the LP Carnavas [Dangerbird Records]
03. Rhoda Rhoda [1:49] Robert Pollard
from the LP Normal Happiness [Merge Records]
04. Don't Speak (I Came To Make A Bang!) [2:47] Eagles Of Death Metal
from the LP Death By Sexy [Downtown]
06. Let's Get Out Of This Country [3:21] Camera Obscura
from the LP Let's Get Out Of This Country [Sub Pop]
07. The Overviewer [3:56] Kool Keith
from the LP Project Polaroid [Threshhold]
08. Waterloo Crescent [2:52] Swearing At Motorists
from the LP Last Night Becomes This Morning [Secretly Canadian]
09. Ice Age [3:02] Birdmonster
from WOXY.com Lounge Acts 6/16/06
10. The Pot [6:26] Tool
from the LP 10000 Days [Volcano Records]
11. Another Sunny Day [4:04] Belle And Sebastian
from the LP The Life Pursuit [Matador Records]
12. Beanbag Chair [3:02] Yo La Tengo
from the LP I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass [Matador]
13. The Book I Write [2:13] Spoon
from the Soundtrack LP Stranger Than Fiction [Sony]
14. Underwater [2:03] Ghostface Killah
from the LP Fishscale [Def Jam]
15. TV Dinner [3:11] The Oohlas
from the LP Best Stop Pop [Stolen Transmission]
16. Goin' Against Your Mind [8:42] Built To Spill
from the LP You In Reverse [Warner Bros]

DiscTwo coming tommorrow.