Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Freak Out With The Morticians

I uploaded this when I made a failed attempt to start this blog months ago. I am uploading it again. Because it's good! Really good!

I have no idea why this band didn't permeate the collective unconscious. They bring fuzz and noise. And their version of "I Don't Care" is totally in my top 100 songs of all time.

But when I internet search them, the only review I can find is this:

Disco a produzione numerata,poi ristampato dalla Tin Soldier, a cavallo del boom psychic-garage.

I musicisti inglesi dai nomi strani e misteriosi,quali:Zoe Elfin o Ben-Sofa Coffin,rivelano però,dopo ricerche,i musicisti MIKE SPENSER al farfisa e DAVE ODMAN,percussioni e produttore del disco,che associati al leader WEDNWSDAY CHILDS,chitarra e voce,formano questo inquietante e tirato quadretto.

FREAK OUT è un opera immediata e vitale ,come un album dei Fuzztones o dei Cannibals.Undici brani, di cui 7 covers,assemblati in una facciata tesa al punke una piena di psychedelico garage-sound,con le varie influenze dei mitici gruppi eretici anni '60.

Appoggiati dai Bevis Frond,il gruppo inanella inplacabili duetti tra chitarra e organo,contemplati dalla voce Iggesca di Childs.Tra le cover scorgo BLACKOUT OUT OF GRETELY dal primo lp dei Fuzztones,DON'T NEED YOUR LOVIN e SWEET YOUNG THING della Chocolate Watch Band,ACTION WOMAN dei Litter e SONG OF A BAKER degli Small Faces,il tutto tramutato ,dal piglio deciso e vitale, dei MORTICIANS.

Altro che morte!

Altro che morte indeed! This is hot.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mix Tape #1 - What We Do Is Sucky

That new Germs movie, which plays out like a Lifetime movie of the week, is really bad. But not nearly as bad as W., which plays out like...well...a bad high school play.

While sucky, the Germs movie inspired me to give this Germs tribute album another listen and I'm glad for that because it's really fun. I like the Posies' take on "Richie Dagger's Crime."

Phoebe doesn't, though.

Anyway, that's where my head was at when I made this mix which you may download. Here is the tracklist:

Side A
1. Quarteto 1111 - Epílogo
2. The Fix - Vengeance
3. Yusef Lateef - Eastern Market
4. Smokey Robinson and The Miracles - I Care About Detroit
5. Germs - Media Blitz
6. Carmen Miranda - The Men With The Lollipop Song
7. Wooden Shjips - Death's Not Your Friend
8. Sonya Dores - Espanola
9. Wayne McGhie & the Sounds of Joy - Take a Letter Maria (This file is missing. Sorry!)
10. Big Business - Send Me A Postcard
11. Youth Gone Mad - Ode to Darby
12. Hugu Tugu - Fino A Leri
13. Donna Loren - So, Do The Zonk
14. Ginny Arnell - Dumb Head
15. Ms. Jade - Ching Ching
16. Hot Pursuit - Basketball
17. Floyd Tillman - Slipping Around

Side B
1. The Posies - Richie Dagger's Crime
2. Miss Alex White and the Red Orchestra - In the Snow
3. Scarface - Mr. Scarface
4. Rodriguez - Sugar Man
5. Future Of The Left - Manchasm
6. Hugo Leão Filho - Paraibô
7. Mike Watt & J Mascis - What We Do Is Secret
8. Cookies - Chains
9. DJP - Spooky
10. Ennio Morricone - Vamos A Matar Companeros
11. Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent - Work Song
12. Part Chimp - Bring Back the Sound
13. France Gall - Teenie Weenie Boppie
14. The Action Swingers - Kicked in the Head
15. Bobbi Blake - I Like Yellow Things