Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mix Tape #21 - They Stab It With Their Steely Knives But They Just Can't Kill The Beast

The beast in question here is that truly awful cover of "Hotel California." I pretty much love everything that Nancy Sinatra has done, but that's a huge mis-step. So bad it's essential.

The rest of the mix is a little scattershot genre-wise, but, eh, it sounded good enough to listen to a few times. And it led to me to find this nice little youtube which I listened to about 100 times:

Not much else to say other than Janitor Joe is a fun band and if you like that song you should look for more. It features a member or members of The Bastards who are also fun. If someone hasn't beaten me to it, I'll post an album of theirs this week.

Welp. Here's the tracklist:

Side A
1. Bobbie Gentry and Donovan - Bugs
2. Uzeda - This Heat
3. Cacka Israelsson - Flotie Flatie Boogie
4. Georges Delerue - Bowling Bresilien
5. George Jones - Okie from Muskogee
6. Lee Hazlewood - No Train to Stockholm
7. Slint - Cortez the Killer
8. Anita Lindblom - Cigarettes
9. Boredoms - Molecicco
10. Os Meninos de Deus - Aleluia
11. Vanilla Fudge - Stra (Illusions Of My Childhood, Part One)/You Keep Me Hanging On/Wber (Illusions Of My Childhood, Part Two)
12. Lynsey de Paul - Crossword Puzzle

Side B
1. Zalatnay Sarolta - Csodabogár
2. Great Plains - Dick Clark
3. Country Teasers - Hairy Wine 2
4. Wayne Shorter - Adam's Apple
5. Janitor Joe - African Necklace
6. Nancy Sinatra - Hotel California
7. Senta Berger - Vergiss Mich, Wenn Du Kannst
8. The Pandoras - In And Out Of My Life (In A Day)
9. Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra - Shub-a-doe
10. The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Live, Honolulu)
11. Archie Shepp - I Got It Bad (And That Aint Good)


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Modern Vending - One Bad Peccary

These lunatics from Muncie, Indiana were one of my favorite live bands back in the late 80s. Their music lends itself to batshit antics, hijinks, and tomfoolery.

If you're looking for screaming and flanged guitar and rat-a-tat drums and one especially catchy song about Jesus in a drugstore, you have found it. The zip file includes this bonus anthem from one of their singles:

And here is the link!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

God - Rock is Hell

I know I said I was going to start posting albums again this week. The one I planned to upload tonight has already been uploaded elsewhere, though, and, listening to my rip again, I really bet their rip will be better. Imma download it now and see if that's true. If it's not, I will upload a separate one and delete everything I just typed.

I should really google these things before encoding them. Sigh.

ANYWAY. You should hear this because it's dopey and fun. It's from Australia and it's like the missing link between Redd Kross and grunge rock. Gravel vocals, great sense of humor, and a rocking tribute song to Kiss.

Go get it elsewhere!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Mix Tape #20 - Requisite Covers Mix

I should be studying instead of making mixes, but it wasn't too hard to slap together some of my favorite covers. Lotta fun stuff here...Porn Orchard hassles Larry King, an Abba/Ramones cover band, Dinosaur's tone deaf roadie doing backup vocals, a bluegrass cover of Public Enemy, bongos, and this swinging take on "Whole Lotta Love":

Oh record collector Youtubes...

Anyway, I can't really type any more. Gotta go read. I'll start posting albums again this week, I promise.

Side A
1. Dougal Reed - Second Hand News
2. Ananda Shankar - Jumpin' Jack Flash
3. Headcoatees - Melvin
4. Gabba - Super Shock Trooper
5. Porn Orchard - Why Can't I Touch It?
6. Mudhoney - Pump It Up
7. Monster Magnet - Gimme Danger
8. Unholy Trinity - Bring the Noise
9. Scrawl - Cold Hearted Snake
10. Incredible Bongo Band - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
11. Fastbacks - Set Me Free
12. Claw Hammer - Mongoloid
13. Rapeman - Just Got Paid
14. Luna - Sweet Child o'Mine

Side B
1. CCS - Whole Lotta Love
2. Killdozer - Take The Money And Run
3. Couch Flambeau - Mississippi Queen
4. Nip Drivers - Rio
5. Warlock Pinchers - Forever Your Girl
6. The Donnas - Living After Midnight
7. Crispin Glover - These Boots Were Made For Walking
8. Petty Booka - Born To Be Wild
9. feedtime - The Last Time
10. The Mountain Goats - The Sign
11. th' Faith Healers - SOS
12. Soundgarden - Girl U Want
13. Dinosaur - Feel A Whole Lot Better When You're Gone
14. Dump - Raspberry Beret
15. Ellen McIlwane - Higher Ground
16. Necros - The Nile Song
17. Nick Cave - Helpless


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mix Tape #19 - The Mystery At Lilac Inn

Back to randomness. A lot of favorites on this one. Whenever I hear the whiny guitar that opens "Titus & Strident Wet Nurse," my pupils dilate and I prepare to jump around like a complete spaz.

Anyone who knows me who's reading this probably can't picture that, but, oh, when you're not around? I totally do that. I'm a pretty avid air guitar player when no one's watching.

That Ennio Morricone song comes from this absolutely eye-poppingly fun movie:

And the title for this mix comes from "Nancy Drew" which is clever as fuck and also sends me into fits of pogoing. Special Olympics style. If you live downstairs, I'm sorry.

Anyway, here's the tracklist:

Side A
1. Guided By Voices - Titus & Strident Wet Nurse
2. Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter
3. I Don't Remember - Get Back
4. The Bloodthirsty Lovers - 2000 Lightyears From Home
5. Galt MacDermot - Coffee Cold
6. Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto - The Telephone Song
7. Tinariwen - Ahimana
8. Nirvana - Moist Vagina
9. Ennio Morricone - Valmont's Go-Go Pad
10. Pavement - Unseen Power Of The Picket Fence
11. REM - Letter Never Sent
12. Bobbi Humphrey - Smiling Faces Sometimes
13. Tuli Kupferberg - Love And Ashes

Side B
1. Tuscadero - Nancy Drew
2. Mr. Lif - Live From the Plantation
3. DJ Spooky vs. Bob Marley - Mr. Brown Remix
4. R.D. Burman with Asha Boshle & Kishore Kumore - Aa Dekhen Jara
5. Nikki Sudden & Rowland S. Howard - Wedding Hotel
6. L ed Z eppelin - Trampled Under Foot
7. Melvin Jackson - Bold + Black
8. Manu Dibango - African Battle
9. Labi Siffre - Sadie And The Devil
10. Bill Withers - Let It Be
11. Lou Donaldson - Make It With You


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mix Tape #18 - Booze!

If you haven't tried alcoholism, I wouldn't recommend it. Shit's expensive and it makes you fat and haggard looking.

As a fond farewell to my old pal, I made this mix. There are certainly much better drinking songs out there, but these are my personal favorites.

Another personal favorite not included is this Hamm's beer jingle:

There are some repeats on here, but since they were apt, I kept them. Plus, "Detox Man" is literally my favorite song ever recorded.

Anyway, here's the tracklist:

Side A
1. Freakwater - My Old Drunk Friend
2. Scrawl - Green Beer
3. Jerry Lee Lewis - Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
4. Prisonshake - Beer Break
5. Ed Haynes - Splash
6. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Brother, My Cup Is Empty
7. Eazy-E - Sippin On A 40
8. The Afghan Whigs - Rebirth Of The Cool
9. The Mountain Goats - See America Right
10. The Who - Whiskey Man
11. Marble Valley - Cerveza
12. Black Flag - Drinking And Driving
13. Hüsker Dü - Whatcha Drinkin'
14. Tex and the Horseheads - I'll Quit Tomorrow

Side B
1. Gorilla - Detox Man
2. Minutemen - Corona
3. TAD - Jack Pepsi
4. Brian Jackson + Gil Scott-Heron - The Bottle
5. Masters Of The Obvious - Gonna Get Drunk Tonight
6. Great Plains - Martin Luther King & Martin Luther Drinking
7. Nouvelle Vague - Too Drunk To Fuck
8. Johnny Bond and Red Sovine - Day Drinkin'
9. Smog - Your Wedding
10. Creamers - Loser Bar
11. The Kinks - Alcohol
12. Rapeman - Trouser Minnow
13. Jim Croce - Cigarettes, Whiskey & Wild, Wild Women
14. The Flesh Eaters - Fistful of Vodka
15. Carolyn Mark - Slept All Afternoon

Enjoy responsibly!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mix Tape #17 - Shh!

This is a quiet mix. The caveat being I have a funny idea of what quiet is.

I thought this didn't have a theme, but when I listened to it again I realized that I was subconsciously forming a soundtrack to all the stuff going on in my life right now. I mean, my bathroom IS a private kind of place. Spooky!

This Zwan song doesn't fit with the above observation, but it is nonetheless one of my favorite covers of all time. <3 Pajo. You can hear it via this youtube of Spun's opening credits.

That movie's unnecessarily vilified, in my opinion. You get to see Mira Suvari's poo! HOTT. (Ok. Not. But I thought the movie was fun in spite of that scene.)

Anyway, I hope you like it. Oh. And is it me or does it sound like they're singing "FUCK. ME. UP." in that Sleater Kinney song? The lyrics are actually "FIND. ME. OUT." but I swear I never hear it that way.

Side A
1. Sebadoh - Not Too Amused
2. Avanço 5 - Shut Up
3. Acetone - All You Know
4. The Evens - Shelter Two
5. Pink Floyd - Fearless
6. The Mountain Goats - Balance
7. Suicide - I Remember
8. Zwan - Number Of The Beast
9. Regina Spektor - On The Radio
10. Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat
11. Tindersticks - Here

Side B
1. Donovan - Co'dine
2. Marsha Hunt - (Oh No Not) The Beast Day
3. Salem 66 - Sleep On Flowers
4. Luna - Pup Tent
5. Patti Smith - Wing
6. Unknown - My Bathroom Is A Private Kind Of Place
7. Sleater-Kinney - Heart Factory
8. Dame Fate - Lovely Drug
9. Pinebender - Fifth And Last

And here is your link. SHOUT BAMMA LAMMA.