Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Electro-Shock Blues Show

One night in December of 1998, in the midst of a tour as support act for the band Pulp, the eels found themselves fighting for their lives on the stage of some English ice rink or convention hall. It's unknown what town they are actually playing in on this recording since the tape box has been labeled with the names of three towns, and no one in the band even remembers the 1900s.
But no matter. It rocks all the same. Step into this rock and/or roll time machine and be there for the entire set. Check out an early version of "Souljacker Part I," when Sally was a young Mary, some three years before the release of the Souljacker album. Laugh as members of the audience berate and belittle our heroes. At least that guy screaming "Novocaine!!!" isn't shouting "Judas!"

Cancer For The Cure
Fingertips Part III
Going To Your Funeral Part I
Efil's God
Souljacker Part I
My Beloved Monster
Novocaine For The Soul
Not Ready Yet
Last Stop: This Town
Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas

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Monday, March 12, 2007


GrindermanGrinderman: As I write this, I am sitting in a plane, 51 minutes into a journey from Sydney Australia to Los Angeles and I am trying to get all these notes written up in time for this broadcast two days from now. I was in Red Eye records hours ago, and heard on the store’s system what I guessed was the new Nick Cave fronted band, Grinderman. I inquired and was correct. The album came out a couple of days before so I was in luck that they had some. Many hours later: Back in LA and have only checked out a couple of songs from the album due to other work I had to do and exhaustion. I picked the title cut because I liked the way it sounded about 27 hours ago when I was in Sydney. Grinderman is Nick Cave, Warren Ellis who is also a Bad Seed and Dirty Three member, Martyn Casey was a Triffid and is also a Bad Seed as well and Jim Sclavunos who has been in so many bands, when I saw him in the Bad Seeds awhile ago, somehow I wasn’t surprised. He has turned up in many musical projects of all kinds from work with Lydia Lunch to The Cramps. At the time of this writing, I don’t know what Nick intends to do with the band, how many shows, albums, etc. I can’t see him ditching the Bad Seeds for this thing, seeing how great the last album was. Perhaps it’s a resting phase or a way to blow off some minimalist steam. As always, we will pay Fanatical attention to this band. -Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins Harmony In My Head Radio
Grinderman @ ANTI-
Grinderman (Myspace)

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Anthrax - I'm The Man

Because sometimes a little Anthrax is good.
I'm The Man

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Leon Russell Live

"Leon Russell is pop music's most anonymous big shot."
Leon Russells' Memory Lane, A career retrospective.
Leon Russell Live. This is a full album download. You will be directed to another site.

When I was growing up I was very fortunate to come from a family that played music through out the house. The radio was always on or a LP spinned on the turntable. Sometimes, I would just flip through the crates of my parents albums just to see what the artists looked like. I'm not sure if I remember this one quite the way that it played out in my head, but I'm sure that I liked this album based on the fact that Leon wore a hat just like the one that one of the Muppets wore.
Live shows off Russells' passion, spirit, energy, and southern charm, as well as, showing why he was named "The Preacher".

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Buju Banton

Driver A, from Too Bad
Pull It Up featuring Beres Hammond, from Unchained Spirit.
Buju Banton Bio
In his "Unchained Spirit" album, it is said that Buju demostrates unfettered devotion to his craft by extending his trademark toasting skills into the realms of rock steady, ska, gospel, African highlife and American soul.(gargamel bio)
I thought with all the cold weather we've been having I'd throw in some warm Jamaican sounds. Buju Banton encapsulates many of the finer things in dancehall, dub music. Enjoy. - DRJ

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Monday, March 05, 2007

John Belushi 25th Anniversay

"I may be gone, but rock n roll lives on." Belushi Headstone Inscription.

She Caught The Katy
Stand By Your Man
Live At The Universal Amphitheater 1980
Rubber Biscuit
Gimme Some Lovin'
Expressway To Your Heart

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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Werewolf Women of the S.S

via bloody-disgusting.com:This is a still from the forthcoming fake movie trailer, Werewolf Women of the SS. The trailer is directed by Rob Zombie for Quentin Tarantinos' Grindhouse movie.
Grindhouse is the much anticipated Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino double feature. An homage to exploitation B-movie thrillers that replicates the grind house theatergoing experience of the 1970’s.

Grindhouse movie trailer.
I'm a huge fan of both directors and am eagerly awaiting the release of this film.
Totally unrelated, this song kinda fits the image Even Hitler Had A Girlfriend, The Mr. T Experience.

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Friday, March 02, 2007

Skeletones (1992)

With a sound that resonates with the energy of rock and punk, the Caribbean "riddims" of reggae, ska, and dancehall as well as the rhythmic appeal of classic soul, "The Skeletones" deliver a fusion of sound that is as diverse as their Southern California roots... Yet as easily accessible as a groove.

It is with this distinction that they have commanded stage performances on 3 continents for nearly 20 years. Formed in 1986 by Paul "Prince Skeletone" Hampton, "The Skeletones" have honed their craft by playing alongside rock icons like No Doubt, Sublime, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fishbone, Incubus, The Skatalites, Bad Religion, 311 and countless others.


She Just Wants Too
Your Very Own Paradise
Let's Move On
The Positive Vibe
Jill Victoria
Nutty Day
My Love
Take The Ska Train
What Needs To Be Done
Land Of The Lost
Caribbean Stomp
Secret Bonus Track
Golden Touch
The End Of The Line
Secret Song

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Stuck Between Stations

I finally bought the latest CD by The Hold Steady, Boys And Girls In America. It is superb. The first song,Stuck Between Stations carries my favorite lyric of the week,

she was a really cool kisser and she wasn't all that strict of a christian.
she was a damn good dancer but she wasn't all that great of a girlfriend.

Pretty much sums us four years of high school!
Stuck Between Stations
More The Hold Steady MP3's
The Hold Steady interview at Pitchfork.