Sunday, December 14, 2008

I feel compelled to post a Christmas album

I figured I'd at least make it a good one. This one is from legendary garage rock musician Billy Childish, and his new band, The Musicians of the British Empire.

I'm not sure what to say about this one. It's entirely self-explanatory, which is part of its charm. Either you know about Billy Childish, or you will soon.

Ho Ho Ho!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Declaration of Fuzz

This is a nifty little collection of 80's garage rock from the U.S. and Western Europe, put out by Glitterhouse Records back when they were starting out. There are lots of highlights on here:

The Black Chameleons' organ-driven freakout Door
The Seen doing a sick cover of Hey Joe
The Cynics hammering out Nowhere to Run
And The Stomach Mouths, who's lead singer sounds like Cartman.

Anyway, check it out.

After this, the lead singer of The Cynics went on to found Get Hip Records, and make long, rambling phone calls to The Best Show on WFMU. They're the only band I'm aware of on this comp who are still active. See them if they come to your town!

check it out!

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Monday, December 8, 2008

I feel like I've just uncovered something here...

File under M

A man has vowed to shave off his handlebar moustache after being convicted of assaulting some teenage boys who mocked his pride and joy.

The Chap, whose editorial staff are occasionally on the receiving end of casual insults and mockery on account of their eccentric appearance and striking facial furniture, at first sympathised with Mr. Law, even in the light of previous court appearances for affray and threatening behaviour. But when one discovers that Law also has a conviction for manslaughter - he was jailed in 2000 for four years after he stabbed his brother to death - one realises that this is no mere eccentric, but someone who has delved rather too deeply into the darker side of dandyism and moustache cultivation. Let us give thanks that for every crazed Charles Law, there are a dozen jovial Jimmy Edwards.

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Friday, December 5, 2008

2 reunions I want to keep an eye on

First it was The Jesus Lizard getting back together to play shows next year

Then Boss Hog announces that their hiatus is officially over.

Who's going to be next? Not The Kinks.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mule- If I Don't Six

I hope this works.

Mule was the combination of former early 90's midwest noise rock fixtures The Laughing Hyenas, and all-around dude Preston W. Long. Together the three of them produced a few albums' worth of redneck-punk before drifting off in separate directions.

Their first album was produced by Steve Albini, and it definitely sounded the part. By the time they got around to releasing this gem of an album, they had mellowed some, without losing any of the sleaze or shouting. They're less Shellac-ish this time around, but still. Damn.

I've been listening to this album a lot, and I recommend you do the same.

download it here!

If you like it, buy it!

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