Saturday, March 31, 2007

Monkees Fling Poo


The Monkees "All Of Your Toys"

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Watching VH1 Classic the other night as I am prone to do with most of my television viewing time, I came across Daydream Believer: The Monkees Story. Now I watched my share of reruns of the Monkees tv show when I was young, but I had no no idea what they were really like. According to this movie, the lads madcap, carefree, vaudevillian attitude was based on reality. They were like that ALL THE TIME.

Of course, this movie also suggested that at the end of their run they decided it wasn't bad being a Monkee after all, and proceeded to sing and dance their namesake song on Venice Beach with a bunch of bikinied lasses. I mean, was there an actual fact checker working on this film?

Other highlights of this ridiculous film were a really bad Jimi Hendrix impersonator (he opened for the Monkees on his first tour of America, bad planning for sure), a bad Jack Nicholson impersonator (he helped them make their feature film Head, more bad planning), bad Beatles impersonators (apparently they threw the Monkees a party while they were visiting London, as if the fab four would ever have anything to do with these clowns) and the inclusion of "All Of Your Toys", one of the Monkees great "lost singles". Mickey Dolenz really shines vocally on this track. Whether or not the rest of the Monkees performed on the record is a point of dispute, but according to the Daydream Believers, they actually did play their own instruments on the track, while being chased by the Mummy and the Wolf Man. Madcap!

Friday, March 30, 2007

What A Lazy Sod

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The Beach Boys "Busy Doin' Nothin"

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Jesus, Brian Wilson was a lazy bastard. This song literally dictates what he did on a weekday afternoon one summer day, complete with directions to his house in case you want to come over and shoot the shit. The funny thing is that the guy was such a genius that his throwaway tracks would be drooled over by lesser pop acts. This makes me feel like hittin' the old snooze button and stay in bed for a couple more months.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

It's Another Cream Dream


Tenacious D "Kickapoo"

Tenacious D "Classico"

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I don't know why it took me so long to get around to buying this, but Tenacious D's The Pick Of Destiny may well be the greatest fucking work of art ever recorded onto film and magnetic tape at the same time. "Kickapoo" starts out the story of JB's journey to form the greatest band in the world, which features appearances by Meat Loaf as his father and Ronnie James (Motherfucking) Dio as the elder who guides him towards his fate. This is the kind of epic I've been expecting from the D since the first time I heard "The History Of The D". They reign!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

All Hail Its Mighty Beak


Eagle And Talon "They're So Sharp"

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Los Angeles' girl group duo Eagle and Talon are on to you. They know you have a penchant for cute girls who sing in non sequitirs.They also know you miss Sleater-Kinney but you wish they'd come back with more keyboards and sound a little more like a more liad back Help She Can't Swim, and they wanted me to let you know that they got you covered, bro.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Squatch Rocket


Sasquatch "What Have You Done"

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I'm just gonna come out and say it: Sasquatch is an awesome band name. Why no one ever picked this one up before is beyond me. On their latest release II (II), a very confusing title desicion, the band charts terrain once inhabitated by Soundgarden around the time of their Louder Than Love LP, with equal parts Kyuss and Sabbath thrown in for good measure.

The legend of Sasquatch lives on in the forest right by my house, in L.A.'s Griffith Park, where I once saw the mighty 'Squatch frolicking in the night with a chupacabra. Then they strapped on their gear on rocked the fuck out, and it sounded just like "What Have You Done". Eerie.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Fuck Yes


Yes "Heart Of The Sunshine"

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Yes is well known for being Marv Albert's favorite 1970s progressive rock group. I used to look at the jackets of my older brother's Yes records as a youngun and think "wow, from the looks of the cover this record must contain some far out shit". It did indeed. "Heart Of The Sunrise" is an opus that you might remember from Vincent Gallo's film Buffalo 66.

I've really just scratched the surface on this whole prog thing, but keep this in mind: No matter how much I go on about Genesis, Rush and King Crimson in the following weeks, I'm still not going to play Dungeons and Dragons with you. Face it, that's for huge nerds.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Go Go White Sox!!

Sunday is TV theme song day here at Pop Zeus!


MLB on FOX theme

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Well baseball season is almost upon us, and that can only mean one thing: I stop talking about the Bears and start talking about the White Sox. I'm not a Cubs fan, I never have been and I never will be. I don't wish them any ill feelings, I just don't pay attention to them. So here's the theme music to MLB on FOX, even though I hate all of the announcers they employ. But let's hope that the Sox will be playing plenty of games on FOX come October. Play ball!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Pop, Punk, Power, Pterodactyls? No wait....


The Romeros "Tonight"

The Romeros "Love Notes"

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Power pop is alive and well on the Chicago's south side. Drinking and dancing have been mainstays of that area for years, partly due to its largely Irish contingent, but also thanks to the likes of Chicago area bands like Cheap Trick and Naked Raygun. The Romeros pick up the torch and spit cheap whiskey all over it, with their hoppy punk tunes that incorporate both rock and rolling all night as well as partying every day.

The Romeros would probably cite bands like the Replacements, the Cars and the Old 97s as their heroes, and its obvious when you listen to their songs. Songs like "Tonight" sound like demos begging to be produced by the likes of Ric Ocasek, while "Big In Japan" is as much a nod to Cheap Trick's Live At Budokan as it is a daydream of the rock star life.

Live the Romeros are at the top of their game. They beg you to get up and be part of the party. Bands like this don't come around much anymore, the kind of old school attitude that doesn't believe in irony, even though the other bands on the bill are probably singing songs about Sega Genesis and Chuck Norris.Yeah, thats funy, sort of, but does it ROCK? I didn't think so.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Death By VVX

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I recently picked up (what I believe to be) some reissues of old Death records, Human and Individual Thought Patterns, two classic death metal albums of the nineties. This stuff is so fantastic, so artistically far beyond what people usually think death metal is (blindingly fast riffs played at max volume with a Scandanavian guy barking over double bass drums) that it brought me back to my younger metal head days once again. My post on Obituary a ways back heralded more comments and discussion than anything else on POP ZEUS! Mostly about a late night heavy metal station in Chicago called VVX, hosted by one Scott Loftus, who we're all wondering what he's up to these days.

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But in my reminiscense, I remembered that I used to tape songs of that metal station that I thought were cool, giving me countless hours of bad ass metal mix tapes. I rummaged around my old box of tapes until I found two of them. Here the listing for those tapes, which is a good example of the range of metal Loftus and his crew used to rape the airwaves with:

The first tape I found is called "4: The Legacy Continues" (DORK!)

White Trash "Apple Pie"
Primus "Blue Collar Tweekers"
Slayer "War Ensemble"
Metal Church "Date With Poverty"
Soundgarden "Jesus Christ Pose"
Slayer "Angel Of Death"
Metallica "Jump In The Fire"
Helloween "I Want Out"

Metallica "Hit The Lights"
Slayer "Jesus Saves"
Inectious Grooves "Punk It Up"
Exodus "Lunatic Parade"
Megadeth "Hook In Mouth"
Intruder "Final Word"

Let it be known that this tape was recorded over MC Hammer's "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em". The next tape is labeled "A New Beginning", which actually makes sense as it is chock full of death metal.

Wartime "Wartime"
Iron Maiden "From Here To Eternity"
Iron Maiden "Wasted Years"
Rollins Band "Low Self Opinion"
Sacred Reich "Love/Hate"
Obituary ""The End Complete"
Exhorder "I Am The Cross"
Alice In Chains "Sickman"

Danzig "Dirty Black Summer"
Obituary "Rotting Ways"
Megadeth "Peace Sells"
Corrosion Of Conformity "Vote With A Bullet"
Ministry "N.W.O."
Death "Lack Of Comprehension"
Sepultura "Murder"
Napalm Death "Siege Of Power"
Entombed "Living Dead"

Thursday, March 22, 2007

This Is The Very Best Of IT


Space Cadet "Greatest Hits"

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The fact that a band that no one has ever heard of would release an album called Greatest Hits, with the title track proclaiming "these are the greatest hits / this is the very best of it" is funny to me. The song itself is just okay, it sounds like it was recorded during the alt-rock boom of the mid-nineties, when bands like Sponge, Loud Lucy and Better Than Ezra stormed the air waves, none of them ever achieving that Nirvana they were gunning for, instead getting it hopelessly wrong. But the fact that Space Cadet is tongue in cheek (i hope) enough to call this one of their "greatest hits" makes me laugh, and so here it is. The very best of it.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Pull Up To The Second Window! WUH OH!!!

David Lee Roth 1986

David Lee Roth "Yankee Rose"

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I've always been a big fan of David Lee Roth. Obviously now the guy is a washed up has been who's desparate clinging is and embarrassment. but back in the day he was a full pedigree rock star. It helped that he was the lead singer for one of the most bad ass rock bands of all time, but after his relationship with Van Halen lapsed, he sought after a Van Halen of his own. Roth employed the abilities of top notch musicians like Bill Sheehan and Steve Vai and recorded Eat 'Em And Smile which included the hit "Yankee Rose", still one of my favorite songs.

The video for Yankee Rose is probably best remembered for Roth entering a mini mart wearing Amazonian makeup and asking for a "bottle of anything and a glazed donut... to GO!". This was one of my favorite videos growing up. I recently played the video game "Rumble Roses" for Playstation and found it theme song was "Yankee Rose" covered by some all girl band who obviously did everything in their power to suck all the joy and fun out of the song.

Later in life I would encounter Diamond Dave face to face, in a Los Angeles strip club. I told him I was a big fan and asked how he was doing. He had a teenaged looking stripper in his lap and replied "How does it look like i'm doin?". I wanted to say not that great because you're PAYING that girl to sit in your lap but I couldn't bring myself to do it. Put this song on at volume and remember the good old days.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Ulcer Inducing Rock


The Ulcers "Action"

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This is what garage rock sounds like. The Ulcers hail from London and play straight ahead rock n roll, or at least they did in 2002 when their debut LP Hot Skin & Cold Hard Ca$h was released on Damaged Goods. Their website is no longer functioning, so this may mean the band has called it quits. But that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy the fruits of their labour. Rotten!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Oh dear god no! And its TWISTING!

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The Twistin' Tarantulas "Ace Of Spades"

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The Twistin' Tarantulas are a rockabilly band that cites Motorhead as their major influence. So then its no surprise to hear them cover "Ace Of Spades", Lemmy's most famous song. So grease yr hair up into a pompadour, put on a pair of horn rimmed glasses, squeeze into yr ridiculously tight Motorhead t shirt and grab a can of PBR, because tarantulas terrify me. I'm aware that statement didn't really flow together but large spiders really do freak me out.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

These Happy Days Are Yours And Mine

Sunday is TV theme song day here at POP ZEUS!!

Today i want to just direct you over to fatalfarm.com, where a gaggle of geniuses have recreated popular 80s TV intros into bizarre and hilarious works of art. Enjoy their version of "Designing Women" here, then go see the rest. You won't be disappointed.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Oh No, Man Don't Look In There, Man... Aw Shit.


Arlo Guthrie "Coming Into Los Angeles"

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Ah, the sixties. A time when things were referred to as "far out" and "heavy". A time when hippies roamed the earth with impunity, drugging and sexing without fear of consequence. At the Woodstock festival in upstate New York, these smelly revolutionaries congregated to fornicate and listen to bearded men dick around on their guitars for days on end.

One performer, Arlo Guthrie, sang his song of smuggling drugs into LAX called "Coming Into Los Angeles". With all the spite I have for hippies I actually love this song. But the best part is at the end where Guthrie, nicely toasted, addresses the crowd. You couldn't ask for a better snapshot of the 60s. The New York state thru way is CLOSED, man!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Their Work Is Done. And I Mean DONE.

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Roots Radics "Storming The Death Star"

Roots Radics "The Death Of Mr. Spock"

Roots Radics "The Son Of Darth Vadar" (sic)

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Roots Radics founders, bassist Flabba Holt and guitarist Bingy Bunny are big science fiction fans. Why else would they pen so many odes to Star Wars and Star Trek? In the 1980s they dominated the Jamaican music scene working with the likes of Gregory Isaacs and Israel Vibration.

But what isn't known about Roots Radics is that they hail from the planet Rebulaton and they are the saviors of a dying race. They were send to earth to collect fertile women to repopulate their species. Unfortunately they got caught up in the whole reggae scene and forgot about their mission. Bingy Bunny left our mortal world in 1993, when he was welcomed back with open arms by the Rebulatonians. The'ye good peeps, they don't hold grudges.

See, this shit isn't gonna show up in Wikipedia, but its the truth. And I brought it to you. I'm sure Flabba and Bunny will appreciate it. Now go and STORM THE DEATH STAR!!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Back In The Dizzay

Denmarks's Figurines have a new music video for their song "Back In The Day" from 2006's Skeleton. Cool video, if not a little bit sad, and it incorporates the great cover artwork from the record. According to the band's website, Figurines will be back in the studio to record another heartbreaker later this month.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Who Threw A Beer At My Brother?


The Black Crowes "Exit"

The Black Crowes "Exit #2"

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In my high school days, I was a big fan of Georgia's The Black Crowes. I probably saw them live more than any other band since, they were seemingly ALWAYS playing in Chicago, sometimes for three night stands. This was in the Amorica period, around 1994 or so, where they were channeling hippie jam rock Allman Brothers style. I even sat through bands like Dave Matthews and Blues Traveler at the short lived H.O.R.D.E. Festival, bands I hated, just to see the Crowes. No, I wasn't a psuedo hippie, I was just a fan of their old fashioned brand of rock n roll.

At one show at the Aragon Ballroom late into their set, a drunk girl next to me threw her cup of beer towards the stage and ended up hitting singer Chris Robinson point blank in the face. He stormed off in a huff, and was soon followed by the rest of the band. It wasn't funny at the time because it seemed like the crowd around us, mostly comprised of motorcycle gang members, were about to tear the place apar tin riotous fashion. A bit later the band came out and Robinson apologized, saying at least he wasn't wearing a Packers t shirt, since he happened to be wearing a Bears shirt. More points to the Crowes!

"Exit" is a song they used to play a lot during that period. Another Allman Bros type jam with a killer riff. It was never released on a proper album but I managed to track it down on a couple Crowes bootlegs (oh yeah, I 've got a lot of those, too). I believe it was recorded for the album Tall, which was recorded before Amorica but never released until recently on The Lost Crowes compilation last year. Curiously, "Exit" was not included. So pretend its 1994 and you're a stoned teenager, and you're desparately trying to get laid, but you'll settle for some southern rock n roll instead.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Get Sexy Kids!

Sunday is Tv Theme Song day here at Pop Zeus!

great job

Adult Swim's Tim And Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job is slowly becoming one of my favorite shows of all time. If you haven't seen the show its kind of difficult to explain, but I'd compare it to the likes of Mr. Show and Wonder Showzen. Yes its that weird. These two clips come from the same episode entitled "Friends". Great Job!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Gnome What I'm Sayin?

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David Bowie "Rubber Band" single version

David Bowie "The London Boys"

David Bowie "The Laughing Gnome"

David Bowie "The Gospel According To Tony Day"

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When David Bowie first started his musical career, he cut his first few singles on London's Deram label, a short lived offshoot of the famous Decca. Here was a Bowie who was unkown to the public as of yet, but the results of his sessions were just as innovative as anything else around at the time.

Being a big fan of Syd Barret's Pink Floyd, Bowie recorded songs like "The Laughing Gnome" in response to Syd's "The Gnome", "Scarecrow" and "Bike", songs that featured sped up laughs and sound effect collages. These songs were considered quite silly at the time, but they would end up being precursors to the big "concept" records of the 1970s, like Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon and Bowie's own Diamond Dogs.

Other tracks from Bowie's eponymous 1967 record include "Rubber Band", although I've put up the single version here. Another song considered quite "off the wall" by Bowie's colleagues and peers. What they all would later realize was that Bowie would soon build a career out of being off the wall and unique.

Friday, March 09, 2007

My Contribution To The Overcrowded Wolf Band Name Scene

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Wise Wolf "Four Monsters Attack!"

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Like Godzilla movies? Then you're in for a (short) treat. Here's a little piece I put together under the moniker of Wise Wolf. I go by many monikers. Some call me "Pudding Tame", some call me "Journeyfan1138", and still others call me "Victor Chebanese". Don't ask where that last one came from. Lets just say involved a trip to Montevideo, Uruguay and a run in with some player haters. Damn those player haters, I hate them so!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Crushed By A Dwarf


Spinal Tap "Stonehenge"

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In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history.
There lived a strange race of people...
the Druids.

No one knows who they were, or what they were doing
but their legacy remains
hewn into the living rock of Stonehenge.

Stonehenge, where the demons dwell
Where the banshees live and they do live well
Where a man is a man and the children dance to the pipes of pan
Tis a magic place where the moon doth rise with a dragon's face
Where the virgins lie
And the prayer of devils fill the midnight sky

Adieu my love, won't you take my hand
We'll go back in time to that mystic land
Where the dew drops cry and the cats meow
I will take you there
I will show you how

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Happy Ending Rubdown

sunset rubdown

Sunset Rubdown "Stadium And Shrines II"

Sunset Rubdown "Snakes Got A Leg III"

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Sunset Rubdown's Shut Up I Am Dreaming sounds like what would happen if you invited Rick Wakeman, Marc Bolan and Devendra Banhart to a bonfire. Its at the same time proggy and folky, and the wheels never quite leave the runway. Nevertheless its captivating in an odd way, The record provokes images both ludicrous and haunting, and invites you to finish this shit before it's cashed.

This is Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade's other band. He's also involved in a project with Dan Bejar of Destroyer called Swan Lake, which yields sort of the same results as Sunset Rubdown. Being a big fan of Wolf Parade already, specifically their debut LP Apologies To The Queen Mary, I tried to swoop this up into my clutches as soon as I heard it was out.

For some reason I wasn't able to get a copy from Los Angeles' famed Amoeba Records until this past weekend, they were always out of it. I took this as a sign reporting it to be the greatest recording ever to be laid down by human beings, because why else would it be so popular. They've got 198 copies of the Dreamgirls Soundtrack and none of this? What gives? Finally I stumbled upon a copy, but instead of being the next White Album, it merely proved to be an interesting but possibly forgettable 45 minute listening experience. Oh well, I wonder what those Dreamgirls are up to....

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Of Saskatchewan Just Didn't Have The Same Zing

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Of Montreal "Suffer For Fashion"

Of Montreal "The Past Is A Grotesque Animal"

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Picking up where 2005's The Sunlandic Twins left off, Hissing Faunna Are You The Destroyer is the latest offering from the essentially one man band of Kevin Barnes, aka Of Montreal. Long ago I used to drive around in a friend's car who would constantly play records like 1997's Cherry Peel , whereas Of Montreal sounded much like a lo-fi Pet Sounds. The sound of today's Of Montreal records are that of ridiculous drum machine beats and tweaked out keyboards burying the VU needle.

Not that this is a bad thing, "The Party's Crashing Us" from the last record is possibly one of my favorite songs of all time. Although I think I may have ruined for myself by overplaying it. It currently stands at 31 plays in my iTunes which is extremely high considering the amount of songs that are currently in that library. Hissing Fauna is a winner right from the starting track, "Suffer For Fashion", which is very reminiscent of "The Party's Crashing Us". Its reference to the songs beat per minute is just the latest in a long line of clever observations used by Barnes on his record.

"The Past Is A Grotesque Animal", clocking in at 11:53 is the record's centerpiece. A hypnotic remberance of the small moments that make up life, it carries with the smallest details of the past that we all seem to remember much more vividly than the grand story. At least that's how I remember it. Wait, we're still talking about Prince's Lovesexy right?

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Monday, March 05, 2007

Dubya Pleasure

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The Coup "Baby Let's Have A Baby Before Bush Do Something Crazy"

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The Coup are perhaps best known for the cover of their 2001 release Party Music, which depicted the World Trade Center towers blowing up. This unfortunate record just happened to be released in September of 2001. Yeesh. Fortunately, the Coup was allowed to continue recording music in this country, although I'm sure the Homeland Security Department has been keeping a lose eye on them ever since.

2006's Pick A Bigger Weapon kept true to the Coup's politically charged idealism, where the current administration is put up on trial with a infectiously funky soundtrack. "Baby Let's Have A Baby Before Bush Do Something Crazy" is at the same times funny and scary, as the man in question still has some time left in the Oval Office, and you never know when he's gonna stir up some shit with yet another group of religious fanatics on the other side of the world and create more new enemies for the country.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

The Worst American Card Player

Sunday is TV theme song day here at Pop Zeus!


"Believe It Or Not" theme from The Greatest American Hero

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Everyone seems to love this god damn song. I'll admit its very catchy, and I remember it much more than the show itself. All I remember was that the super hero guy had trouble with landing whenever he would fly. I once saw the actor who played the Greatest American Hero in Las Vegas at a poker tournament. He kept singing "Believe it or not IIIIIIII've got very good cards!". He was horrible at bluffing and left the tournament very early.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Make Em Dance


Black Lipstick "B.O.B. F.O.S.S.S.E"

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Texans Black Lipstick want you to dance. Go ahead. They'll provide the rhythm. But one thing, they also want you to think they are extremely cool. So go ahead and do that too. Listen to their sexy pulsing songs long enough and you'll start to think you're pretty cool yourself. So cool that you may go to over to that girl who looks like Betty Page in the hipster bar and chat her up. When she laughs at you and cackles with all her friends about what a tool you are, you'll come back down to earth. Then you'll go back and listen to this song again.

This has nothing to do with the band Black Lipstick, but I once saw a band called Black Wardrobe perform in Chicago. It was in a 7-11 parking lot. The band was a Sabbath-esque doom metal riffing sort of thing, but entirely comprised of extremely effeminate homosexual men. The lead singer sort of reminded me of Andy Dick and he kept reminding the crowd that the band was called Black Wardrobe. His little scheme obviously worked because I never forgot the band.

Friday, March 02, 2007

That's My Fuckin' Eyepatch!


Dr. Spec's Optical Illusion "She's The One"

The Playgue "I Gotta Be Goin'"

The Satans "Makin' Deals"

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Somehow, a garage rock compilation called Sixties Archive Vol. 3: Louisiana Punk surfaced on my computer. I do not know where it came from. Perhaps it was put there by Mayor Ray Nagin the time I let him borrow my computer for research on his "chocolate city" project. Nevertheless, it is chock full of Nuggety goodness.

These bands may have never left the bar rooms of New Orleans, but their sounds' influence can be felt through the history of dirty rock n roll. Band like the Satans and the Playgue strum their way through poor man's visions of swinging London and Carnaby Street (one band is actually named Echoes Of Carnaby Street) with the kind of southern swagger Mick Jagger would soon appropriate.

I'm sure if you did enough research you'd be able to track some of these people down and you'd find that they're still down there, twanging away at some timeless hole in the wall on Tolouse Street. One of them is also probably wearing an eye patch. Its a long story but it involves a gator and a hand grenade. And I'm not talking about the tropical drink.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Go Roro!


Another Bad Creation "Iesha"

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Hey, remember the early nineties? I sure do. I was entering teenage life and discovering a whole new world. A world full of girls and stress but a world that still contained sugary breakfast cereal and playing Nintendo. That's why when Another Bad Creation dropped their single "Iesha" it really spoke to me. Me and about a million other kids going through the same thing.

This was back in a simpler time when a group of 6-14 year olds could form a boy band and score two hit singles (the other one being "Da Playground" of which I have a 12 inch single of). I had this particular hit on cassingle, a long dead format I'm sure most kids have never heard of. But maybe somewhere in that cynical emo twelve year old brain of theirs this song might strike a chord. Instead of Nintendo and cereal, pretend its Xbox and say, crystal meth. Thats what all the junior high kids are into these days, right?