Saturday, July 29, 2006

...those are some cold, cold hands...

Just got the tip on this track from the Colour...nice rockin' and rhythmic sound...vocals remind me of someone...argh...can'

The Colour - Devil's Got a Holda Me

Wait...maybe it's Danny Elfman? Hold on...there's a bit of Queen in there as well. Haha...gonna have to listen to this one a lot more. I'm hearing a big influence from the Cult.

I'm likin' it.

They're on a big tour right now. Check out the dates:

4th / san diego / street scene
22nd / los angeles / troubadour
23rd / san francisco / slims
24th / portland / tba
25th / seattle / chop suey
26th / columbus / the lc pavilion
29th / minneapolis / ascot
30th / chicago / double door
31st / detroit / shelter

1st / toronto / el mocambo
2nd / montreal / oshiega fest
3rd / asbury park / the saint
5th / boston / tt's
6th / new york / mercury lounge
7th / baltimore / Mt. Vernon Park
8th / pittsburgh / club cafe
9th / philadelphia / balcony
10th / baltimore / sonar
11th / cleveland / grog shop
12th / indianapolis / birdy's
14th / kansas city / grand emporium
15th / st. louis / creepy crawl
17th / nashville / tba
18th / atlanta / vinyl
21st / dallas / gypsy tea room

Don't be left behind on this one, kids...something that sounds that good has got to have an upward trajectory.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Jesus Chrysler Drove a Dodge

Sometimes i wish Rhino would just stop with the re-releases already...they're doing too good of a job...I can't keep.

The latest is a group from the Jesus & Mary Chain. Again, I was fortunate to receive some complimentary copies of two of the new discs, Psychocandy and Darklands. They've also re-released Honey's Dead, Automatic and Stoned and Dethroned.

All the discs are dual-sided, one being the CD and the other being a DVD. The beauty here is that the DVD side includes the album at an 96khz/24bit dolby stereo, making the sound quality better than it's ever been. I can't say enough about this, it's really a treat to have these at this high of quality, especially when listening on a decent pair of headphones. Also included on the DVD side are music videos from the album, which, although their videos aren't the most exciting things in the world, is a nice bonus.

Jesus & Mary Chain - Just Like Honey (music video)

My only complaint about these discs is the lack of bonus tracks. There's a lot of live material and some unreleased tracks that have yet to see a decent release. But it's hard to complain about something when just the fact that they're re-releasing it is pretty sweet.

And speaking of bonus tracks, here's a little treat for you. A live version of Vegetable Man, recorded at Birmingham NEC.

Jesus & Mary Chain - Vegetable Man (live) REMOVED

It's especially appropriate considering the recent death of Syd Barret, as it's a cover of his song. I was never a huge Pink Floyd fan, but I've always loved Syd's solo material. He was a man of's sad to see him die at such an early age. It's really too bad his was life wasn't more complete.

Purchase the re-releases over at Rhino.


Found the single, it wasn't with the rest of my 45's...somehow it ended up with my LP's...for shame! So, here's the studio version:

Jesus & Mary Chain - Vegetable Man (studio) REMOVED


Friday, July 21, 2006

Dance Like a Monkey!

How can I not post this?

Great song! Glad to see the New York Dolls back with such a fervor...

Thanks to Lukira

5 feet high and rising

The backlog here is immense...see what happens when you go on vacation?

First off, Musical Family Tree have a big release...a collection of 19 songs representing the full spectrum of their family. Some Gorgeous stuff on this disc, including this one by Marin Green (of Sardina fame):

Martin Green - Beer Alley REMOVED

Check out those tasty! I haven't had a chance to listen to any of his work with Sardina, yet...looking forward to that.

Musical Family Tree is well worth checking out...lots of downloads there, with some great tracks throughout. Although I'm not the biggest fan of their name, Margot and The Nucleur So and So's have a strong sound as well. The amount of music they have available for free is staggering...

This CD is a compilation of unreleased and new songs, so there are some real gems on there. Buy it! It'll be available on iTunes and the Musical Family Tree (hey! it's already available there) website.

You can also peruse their video playlist over at YouTube to get a good sampling of their music.

Here's the tracklist for the CD, released on 7/24/06:

1. Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos- "Waking Up and Walking Out" (Artemis)
2. Mysteries of Life- "Stop Thinking" (Affirmation Records)
3. John Strohm- "Rise and Shine"
4. Vess Ruhtenberg- "Is It Good?"
5. Marty Green- "Beer Alley"
6. Tim Jones- "Lord I Really Need You Now"
7. Heidi Gluck- "Wake Up"
8. Hands Down Eugene- "Slow Down"
9. Emperor Penguin- "Overboogie"
10. Brando- "Your Nelson Now"
11. BIGBIGcar- "Peace Attack!" (Standard Records)
12. Marmoset- "Treat A Boy" (Secretly Canadian)
13. Resting Rooster- "Don't Cry"
14. More Animals Of The Arctic- "Tom's Death" (Standard Records)
15. Gentleman Caller- "The Other Shoe" (Affirmation Records)
16. Winechuggers- "Summer Dresses" (Arena Rock Recording Company)
17. The Saturday Nights- "Ghosts"
18. Everything, NOW!- "Go Car Go" (Standard Records)
19. Silver State- "Cross Country"

I'll be back soon...I've got a review of some new re-releases from the Jesus and Mary Chain and a rare track from them as well...

Monday, July 10, 2006

who knew?

Funny...Superchunk. David Cross and Janeane Garofalo.

Friday, July 07, 2006


Heading out to Chicago next week...

Any reccomendations for good vegetarian food?

Secretly Mining

Nice song from Early Day Miners...from their soon (8.22.06) to be released album, Offshore.

Early Day Miners - Return Of The Native

Brilliant, bloody brilliant!

I'm sure it's all over by now...

Thursday, July 06, 2006

rewind and behind

So far is slipping through my fingers...

Made another mix CD with my's such an interesting process, helping them make their disc. My son, who is 8, is starting to appreciate more complex music while my daughter, 4 1/2, loves the lyrics and ability to sing along with a song.

1) I'm A Little Dinosaur - Jonathan Richman
2) Three Feet High and Rising - Johnny Cash
3) Apocolypse Meow - You Say Party! We Say Die!
4) Underdog- The Dirtbombs
5) The Passenger - Iggy Pop
6) Choo Choo Train - The Box Tops
7) Steady As She Goes - The Raconteurs
8) Where I'm Anymore - Grandaddy
9) Ghosts - Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
10) Last Living Souls - Gorillaz
11) Owls Go (Remix by JimiC)- Architecture in Helsinki
12) Hearts of Oak - Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
13) Wild Wild Life - Talking Heads
14) Treehouse - I'm From Barcelona
15) Level - The Raconteurs
16) Pancakes for One - Of Montreal
17) Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
18) Do The Whirlwind Metronomy Remix - Architecture in Helsinki
19) The Passenger - Siouxsie & The Banshees

My son is a huge fan of the White Stripes, he's not completely sold on the Raconteurs yet (neither am I) but he's interested in them, thus the two songs by them. The Passenger is one of their favorite songs, thus both versions of that made the cut. The chorus' in both Apocalypse Meow and Where' I'm Anymore have meow in them, you can't help but sing along to those tracks!

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