Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sonic Youth - The Eternal

        The Eternal is Sonic Youth’s 2009 celebration of newfound freedom. After many years signed to an ever precarious corporate label, the band has been liberated and is releasing this CD with their friends at Matador. Inspirations ran high in preparation for the recording. Abandoning the time tested routine of writing and rehearsing a cycle of songs in one time period, SY changed tactics and would compose two to three tracks one weekend and record them the following weekend. After a solid month they had a dozen killers.
The writing took place in the Ecstatic Peace Folk + Cinema Basement in Northampton, MA and in the bands own Echo Canyon West in Hoboken, NJ. All recordings were done at Echo Canyon West with John Agnello at the board and Aaron Mullan in full assist. Agnello and band mixed the monster at Water Music in Hoboken. Greg Calbi mastered it beautifully at Sterling Sound in NYC.
Twelve tunes that are a fireworks display of Sonic Youth touchstones. From the primal no wave attack of its earliest days, to the radical chording and song structures of its 90s period, to the more focused and contemporary explorations of the last five years.

Sacred Trickster (2:10) – Out-of-the gate hardcore matinee track with Kim singing salutes to French painter Yves Klein and Western Massachusetts noise artist Noise Nomads.
Anti-Orgasm (6:08) – Inspired by the story of Berlin 60s model/activist Uschi Obermeier and the gang at Kommune 1. Free love, dominance and submission, and other political states-of-confusion.
Leaky Lifeboat (for Gregory Corso)(3:32) – The NYC beat poet Gregory Corso once referred to life on Earth as a leaky lifeboat. This tune expounds on this rumination.
Antenna (6:13) – Melodious ode to fleeting fantasy and unresolved desire with the sound of two analogue radios communicating the emotional action.
What We Know (3:54) – Charging forth with a riff in reference to Sonic's Rendezvous Band, Lee sings a triptych to identity and unity.
Calming the Snake (3:35) – One of the first tracks written, musical references to the Dead C, the MC5 and Neu. Kim musing on visions of Death in painting.
Poison Arrow (3:43) – Dedicated to the lust groove of Kevin Ayers where thoughts of love as pretty poison rejoice in surrealist deliverance.
Malibu Gas Station (5:39) – An ode to the flash moment of the camera as you knowingly step from your SUV sans panties.
Thunderclap for Bobby Pyn (2:38) – Flashing back to a wishful existence in the original Masque basement on N. Cherokee in Hollywood, crashing through lawns and garbage cans en route to the Canterbury/Disgraceland to jump up and down on beds with Helen Killer, Mary Rat and Trudi.
No Way (3:52) – First song written for the album, with a nod to The Wipers of Portland, Oregon. A confrontation with the devil in his guise of temptation and staking a distinct place amongst the black legions.
Walkin Blue (5:20) – Lee with his arm around yr shoulder, getting you through a seemingly impenetrable day of dread to a clear vision towards sweet foreverness.
Massage the History (9:41) – The long way home, where blood rules the universe and time becomes myth.

To jog your memory:
Sonic Youth began way back in 1980 in the downtown disaster unit of NYC. First three records (Sonic Youth, Confusion is Sex, Kill Yr Idols) began in 1981 on the Neutral label started by Glenn Branca. They then signed to Gerard Cosloy’s Homestead imprint releasing Bad Moon Rising and the Flower/Halloween 12” to universal intrigue and acclaim. They switched labels to release records (Sister, Evol) on SST, the Southern California label overseen by Greg Ginn of Black Flag, while Mr. Cosloy went on to join Matador Records with Chris Lombardi. Concurrently they established a relationship with Paul Smith and Blast First Records in the UK co-releasing the Homestead and SST titles and culminating with the massive end of the decade double LP Daydream Nation, since added to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. The band signed to DGC/Geffen in 1990 and began an ascendant affair there releasing Goo and Dirty to much heated excitement until the label became a scattered asylum. They continued to release strange, out-of –step recordings with Geffen throughout the 90s and early 2000s. Young wizard Jim O’Rourke came on board with the band as a multi-instrumentalist/producer collaborating on two of their most progressive LPS to date, Murray Street and Sonic Nurse, as well as the ongoing series of experimental LPs on the bands own SYR imprint. After Jim’s departure, and after releasing Rather Ripped, their final statement on Geffen (and which ranked third in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2006) the band recruited their pal from compatriot 90s band Pavement, Mark Ibold, to play bass. After a solid bout of touring Mark joined the band in the recording of The Eternal. The cover art is a painting by the late, great American folk artist John Fahey. This is where we live forever. Sweet dreams.

Heavy Trash - Midnight Soul Serenade

This review is from: Midnight Soul Serenade [VINYL]
A fan, me? of course. 
Jon spencer is a man of virtue, talent and stamina. 
If you look him up I'm sure you'll be surprised with the amount of colaborations outside the Blues xplosion. 
Also nice to see Matt hasn't left the Speedball Baby days behind. 
Great guitars, a lot of gut and honesty. 
What music should sound like.

The Jim Jones Revue - Burning Your House Down

This review is from: Burning Your House Down (Audio CD)
The awesome Jim Jones Revue are back to drive a dagger into the heart of all emotionless, soulless music. This is real, authentic, passionate, raw, exciting, rock n roll with one foot rooted in the past and paying homage to Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis at their wildest, but the other firmly in a different place where they kick ass alongside the likes of the MC5, Iggy, The Pistols, and Motorhead. 
This second cd ( not including the 'Here to save your soul' compilation ) has done away with the intentionally lo-fi distorted garage production of the debut, which served to showcase the raw aggression of the band, for a more bottom heavy and clearer production, and it is a brilliant effort as the songs on this cd still rip and tear out of your speakers and bristle with the pure energy of the band in the live situation and yet show more of the great ivory tinkling and razor sharp riffs and lead breaks that litter this cd. The rhythm section is superb too, loads of pumping walking basslines and rock solid drumming and the simply unbelievable throat shredding banshee wail of Mr Jones, a bloke who knows a thing or three about writing great rock n roll songs. 
If you are any kind of a fan of old style rock n roll or a fan of great hard rock, either way you're going to love this cd. There are no fillers here, I genuinely cannot pick out a favourite track above any other. And with respect to another reviewer, I don't believe that RFTC can bear much comparison to JJR, this is altogether a nastier, louder and more aggressive beast. 
See this band live if you can and buy this cd. Turn it up LOUD and don't forget to wear asbestos gloves and underpants.

The Urges - Psych Ward

          The Urges formed in a Dublin garage, with the desire to write stripped down rock and roll. Surfacing in 2004, the band has built a following with regular gigs and festival appearances through Europe, opening for the likes of Billy Childish, The Buzzcocks, Babyshambles, Paul Weller, The Pretty Things and the Chesterfield Kings. 

The Urges debut album, PSYCH WARD, has been a favorite on Little Steven s Underground Garage radio show. In 2008, Wicked Cool released a completely re-mastered version of the album, with an exclusive bonus track: Jenny Jenny.

Pat MacDonald - PM Does DM

        Pat MacDonald is a prominent entertainer born in 1952.  His career has spanned over the last 26 years, since 1984 until now, during which he has been working as singer-songwriter and musician. This is a great acoustic depeche mode cover record.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Love Me Nots - Detroit/ In Black & White

                    The Love Me Nots from Phoenix, Arizona on their very own Atomic A Go Go label.


22 - 20 s - I


     22-20s are an English rock band formed in Sleaford Lincolnshire. Though the band originally disbanded in January 2006, they reformed in 2008 and released the album Shake/Shiver/Moan in 2010.

Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See

So Tonight That I Might See is the second studio album by Mazzy Star, released on October 5, 1993

Beasts of Bourbon - Axeman`s Jazz

 Recorded in 1984 in a single afternoon for $100

The Datsuns

       The Datsuns is the self-titled debut album of the New Zealand  band The Datsuns. It was released in 2002 and it`s kicking ass!!!.

Veruca Salt - American Thighs

Veruca Salt is an alternative band founded in 1993 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Since its inception, the band's line-up has included vocalist-guitarist Louise Post. Guitarist Stephen Fitzpatrick has been with the band since 1999 and drummer Kellii Scott has worked with the group on and off since 1999. Bassist Nicole Fiorentino has been with the band since 2006.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Live Act

 Live recorded performances by H.O.G. Sound quality varies from could-b-worse to o.k.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Bombardiranje New York-a vol.2

Satan Panonski, Messerschmitt, Gnjevni Crv, The Spoons, Kaoticne Duse, Mlinski Kamen, Losi Decki, Dik Obraz, Bambi Molesters, Zadruga, Nepopravljivi, N.P.K.  Avlijaneri. I love it.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Muskat Hamburg - Uzivaj Pokoncno

Hard rockin` band from Slovenia, Mushkat Hamburg is  a real treat! I can`t get this album out of my player, though i have no idea what the songs are about, it sounds awesome and mindblowing. U don`t wanna miss them. As they said it

Wulckdroff - Going, going E.P.

This E.P. released in 1995 by SILVERCROSS RECORDS, was the first and the last from
this band. It was a result of hard and dedicated work, which unfortunately was in vain.
Among all of the bands on the Silvercross , Wulckdroff was reviewed by METAL HAMMER
as the best band on their label and GOING GOING as their best release up to that point. There is no doubt,
at least for me, that Wulckdroff was the best metal bend in Serbia ever. It is a real shame
that they ended up with nothing, like so many before them, wrong place, wrong T T T TIME!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Concrete Worms - Just Gambling E.P.

   All credits for this upload go to PSYCHOSONICBORIS 


Hard Core Logo OST

Filmmaker Bruce McDonald's adaptation of Michael Turner's novel Hard Core Logo is about a fictitious Canadian punk band's reunion tour through the great North. Times have changed since the great punk era of the late '70s. Two decades later the music is still high-energy, but the folks playing it are a bit long in the tooth and out to prove otherwise. The music is provided by Hugh Dillon and Swamp Baby, who deliver punk fare such as the accusatory "Who the Hell Do You Think You Are?," the obvious "Rock 'n' Roll Is Fat and Ugly," and the drug-infested "China White (Ten Dollar F**k)." A take on the Dead Boys' "Sonic Reducer" lacks the focus of the original, but the inclusion of the Ramones ("Touring"), Teenage Head ("Bonerack"), and Chris Spedding ("Wild Wild Women") adds a touch of authenticity. --Rob O'Connor (From Amazon.com


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bambi Molesters

 If u r into surf bands, here is something for you. Bambi Molesters come from Croatia, PLAY OUT OF TUNE was their first release back in 1995 and since then they established a good name for themselves, apsolutely justified. Check out their website http://thebambimolesters.com/

Play out of tune (1995) (Slusaj Najglasnije !)