Saturday, January 26, 2013

Episode #14: Mighty Shocks of Riddim


1. The Mummy's Shroud- Scientist
2. The Alien Aborts- Roots Radics
3. King Tubby's Borderline Dub- Augustus Pablo & King Tubby
4. Liquid Serenade- The Upsetters
5. Shocks of Mighty- Dave Barker
6. Crabs in My Pants- Dillinger
7. Space Flight- I-Roy
8. Lee Perry Upsetting Dub- Lee "Scratch" Perry
9. Whole Lotta Love- The Dynamics
10. African Dub- The Silvertones
11. King Stereo Gav Dub- King Tubby Meets Roots Radics
12. Sir Niney's Rock- Niney the Observer
13. Upset Dub- Vinyl Minestrone (?)
14. Funky Punk- Dillinger
15. Freedom Dub- The Upsetters
16. Love and Devotion- The Upsetters
17. Woman's Gotta Have It- Jimmy Riley
18. Enter the Dragon- The Upsetters
19. Miss Know It all- Scientist
20. Storming the Death Star- Roots Radics
21. King Tubby's Rock on Time Dub- Augustus Pablo & King Tubby
22. Talk About It- The Mighty Diamonds
23. Right Road to Dubland- Jahlights
24. Rainy Night Dub- Lee "Scratch" Perry & Watty Burnett

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Obscure Psych Classic by Morgen

A couple months back I posted this amazing song by a band called Morgen, who I had never heard of before. Now, courtesy of Vibrant Sound of Acid, is the whole album. I would have guessed the band was from San Francisco, or at least the West Coast, but it turns out they're from Long Island (where another great obscure garage-psych band, The Mystic Tide, also came from).

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Episode #13: Om


1. Star- Boredoms
2. Heart- Boredoms
3. Siam- Savage Republic
4. At Giza- Om
5. The Horse Part 2- Naked on the Vague
6. Furnaces- Zuhn
7. Never-Ever- The Black Angels
8. Captain Labor- Vibracathedral Orchestra
9. FC II- Bardo Pond

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Drone Theater

I don't think Andy Warhol really knew how to work a camera, but he sure knew what to point it at. Hat tip to Open Culture. This most verite of documentaries is called A Symphony of Sound, an absurdly redundant (& very Warholian) title. Below that is VU's "Nothing Song" used as a soundtrack to another Warhol film.

Here's some more rare early Velvet Underground. I'm reminded of why The Velvet Underground & Nico is my favorite of their albums (and in my top 5 all time, probably). Lou Reed and John Cale are both geniuses and while Nico is far from a technically good singer, she has a strange sort of beauty- I can't think of a good word to describe it. It's like some ancient crag covered with mist.  No one band could hold these volatile elements together for long. I love all the other albums, but while it lasted the Reed/Cale collaboration was pure magic. The demo version of "Venus in Furs" is gorgeous. Cale sings it in a folk style not far removed from Simon & Garfunkel (musically, not lyrically; I'd love to hear S&G sing "taste the whip, now bleed for me"). The last piece, "Loop," is credited to VU, but I believe it's just John Cale.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Episode #12: Postpunk Apocalypse


1. Forces at Work- The Feelies
2. Human Cannonball- The Butthole Surfers
3. Totally Wired- The Fall
4. No Love Lost- Joy Division
5. Ack Ack Ack- The Minutemen
6. Another the Letter- Wire
7. Optimo- Liquid Liquid
8. Baby's On Fire- Brian Eno
9. Land: Horses/Land of a Thousand Dances/La Mer- Patti Smith
10. Punk Love- The Magnetic Fields
11. Ghost Rider- Suicide
12. Ruby- The Silver Apples
13. Connemara, Let's Go! (Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go)- The Pogues
14. Fiery Jack- The Fall
15. Nature Without Man- The Minutemen
16. I am the Fly- Wire
17. Anthrax- Gang of Four
18. Drug Sores- Jealousy
19. Sand in My Joints- Wire
20. No Exchange- The Minutemen
21. Roadrunner- Jonathan Richman
22. Wind in the Rigging- Young Marble Giants
23. Suicide (Live)- Spacemen 3
24. Big A Little a- Crass

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