Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Love by Morgen

I know nothing about this band, having gleaned nothing from my 3.5 second goggle. Sounds like a West-coast psychedelic band, except tighter than the San Francisco style. Kind of like the Troggs at times, too. No, not at all like the Troggs. More like the Votive Figures, or the Skeegs. What, you've never heard of 'em? Poor bastards.

Just listen to it. It's good.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Meek Shall Inhe(a)rit a New World

As a space-cadet/listener, you may have wondered at some point, "What is that crazy music he plays during the boring parts when he talks?" Well, it's by a band called the Tornados, the English instrumental band responsible for everybody's favorite retro-futurist pop hit "Telstar," (come on, it's been on Mad Men already, so it's now become canonical early 60's culture), not to be confused with the Californian surf band  the Tornadoes whose "Bustin' Surfboards," served as Jules and Vincent's exit music from that diner at the end of Pulp Fiction. The song is called "Jungle Fever," and it was produced by the infamous Joe Meek, who was a sort of British Phil Spector, except a paranoid gay occultist instead of a paranoid gun-toting psycho. There's been a documentary on Meek in the works for years now, and if you've got a few extra ducats lying around you can become a financier of this worthy project! To tide you over until then, I found this BBC doc. It's interesting, but doesn't delve much into the occult stuff, nor to my mind does it feature some of Meek's best music ("Jungle Fever," for instance.)

Or these fine tunes:

Monday, November 26, 2012

Episode #10: Upstairs, Downstairs: Can Part 1

1. Butterfly
2. Uphill
3. Oscura Primavera
4. Father Cannot Yell
5. Outside My Door
6. Yoo Doo Right
7. Millionenspiel
8. Grablau
9. Deadlock
10. Mother Sky
11. She Brings the Rain
12. Turtles Have Short Legs

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Episode #9: Interplanetary Music Gets Heavy


1. Hung Bunny- The Melvins
2. Hung, Drawn, and Quartered- High On Fire
3. 50 Million Year Trip (Downside Up)- Kyuss
4. Dopesmoker [excerpt]- Sleep
5. Holy Mountain- Sleep
6. Mind Transferral- Electric Wizard
7. Burnout- Electric Wizard
8. Smoke- Ufomammut
9. Hozomeen- Ufomammut

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