June 30, 2009

The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico

This was the first album by the influential rock n roll band The Velvet Underground. The album was originally released on Verve Records and sold poorly at the time of its release, for the most part because of its (at the time) controversial subject matter (such subjects as BDSM, drug abuse, sexuality and prostitution), which, although is a lot more of the norm in popular music today were at the time taboo subjects to discuss. The record, hence its name, also features German vocalist Nico on 3 tracks. The album was recorded in 1966 at during Andy Warhol's Exploding Pastic Inevitable event. The heavy associations that the Underground had with both Warhol and Nico would fade off by the time the band released White Light/White Heat but would be somewhat influential throught the bands history.


1. Sunday Morning
2. I'm Waiting for The Man
3. Femme Fatale
4. Venus in Furs
5. Run Run Run
6. All Tommorrows Parties
7. Heroin
8. There She Goes Again
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
11. European Son


June 28, 2009

The Birthday Party and Lydia Lunch - Drunk on The Pope's Blood/The Ecstacy is The Agony Split

This was a split live album done by The Birthday Party and Lydia Lunch back in 1982. The Birthday Party were an Australian Post-punk band formed by Nick Cave in the late 70's that disbanded in 1983. Lydia Lunch is a New York based Avant-Garde musician who first achieved notice in New York's late 70's No Wave scene. The album is live, and noisy, which makes it all the better lol. The sound is pretty Deathrockish to me (The Birthdat Party were an enormous influence on a lot of Horror Punk and Deathrock band's to appear after them), even the Lydia Lunch side feels somewhat Horror-inspired. So enjoy.


Side A; Drunk on The Pope's Blood - The Birthday Party

1. Pleasure Heads
2. King Ink
3. Zoo-Music Girl
4. Loose

Side B; Agony is The Ecstacy - Lydia Lunch

5. The Agony is The Ecstacy*

* Yes, there's only one Lydia Lunch track but it should be noted it's sixteen minutes long lol

Rapdshare (the Mediafire thing is having problems so I stole someone else's link)

June 26, 2009

Sky Saxon (The Seeds, Yahowi 13) dead

The Seeds were an influential American Garage Rock band from the 60's. Their bassist and lead singer, Sky Saxon, died today at the age of 63, the cause of death is suspected to be of an intestine infection, although this has not been confirmed.

Sky Saxon (born Richard Marsh, 1946) was as mentioned before, best known for his work in The Seeds, who in turn were best known for songs like Pushin' Too Hard and Can't Seem to Make You Mine. The latter has been covered by such band's as The Ramones, Alex Chilton, Johnny Thunders, Garbage and Yo La Tango. Following the demise of The Seeds, Saxon joined the Yahowa religious sect, and collaborated in a Psychadelic Rock band called Yahowa 13. In the 80'S, he would collaborate with such Garage and Punk bands such as Red Kross and The Chesterfield Kings. The Seeds would reform for a brief tour in 1989 and stay dormant until yet another tour in 2003.

He died on June 25th, 2009. The same day as pop musician Michael Jackson and actress Farrah Fawcett.

RIP Sky Saxon, your music touched the world.

I apologize for my lack of "music" being recently posted, I know its kind of turning into a journal thing.

June 20, 2009

The Horrors announce fall US tour

Thats right, UK Zombie Garage band The Horrors have announced they will be headlining a US tour in September/October this year! :) Here's the gig list, I don't have the setlist but bassist/keyboardist Rhys Webb says it'll be a mix of Strange House and Primary Colours. Yay :)

9/15 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
9/16 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
9/17 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
9/18 Baltimore, MD Sonar- Club Stage
9/19 Washington, DC Black Cat
9/21 Atlanta, GA The Earl
9/22 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
9/24 Houston, TX Walter’s on Washington
9/25 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
9/26 Austin, TX Emo’s Alternative Lounging (outside)
9/28 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse Music Venue
9/29 San Diego, CA The Casbah
9/30 Costa Mesa, CA The Detroit Bar
10/1 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater
10/2 Pomona, CA The Glass House
10/3 San Francisco, CA The Independent
10/5 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
10/6 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
10/7 Vancouver, BC Venue
10/10 St. Paul, MN Turf Club
10/11 Chicago, IL Double Door
10/12 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
10/14 Toronto, ON Lee’s Place
10/15 Montreal, QC Petit Campus
10/16 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/17 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s

I made that poster myself lol its for the gig at the Black Cat in DC

Angry Rant Against Hipsters

Okay so lately (as in for the past month) something has been troubling me about pop culture. Hipsters. Now to me, being a self proclaimed fan of "Underground" and Alternative music. It pisses me off to see these fucking poseurs danceing in the street. This new wave of yuppie's has obviously become a mainstream obsession. To me its hipocrisy for a hipster to associate themselves with "Indie" music. These hipsters couldn't have less to do with Indie. Favorite hipster bands? I'd say The Kings of Leon or Modest Mouse. So called "Indie" bands. Indie is something else. Indie is appropriatly defined as music of any form, whether its Garage or Rap or Electronic or whatever, that is sold or distributed by Independant labels. Examples include SST Records, Domino Records, Def Jux, Metropolis, In The Red as well as various other record companies. Personally, I take the hipsters as a trend, for a start, LOOK AT THEM! The trendy clothes, the over the top ugly ass sunglasses, doesn't this sound and look like a well manufactured trend made by chain stores in a successful effort to sell to college kids? Now lets look at their background. Technically, the term indie has had many definitions but these days it refers to either A) Upper middle class to Upper class Yuppies that listen to so called "Indie" rock or B) Fans of intelligent Hip Hop music who are mostly of middle class background who dress a lot like the previously mentioned form of Hipster. Personally I dislike of both, they follow mainstream rock/rap but at the same time represent themselves as non conformist rebels (specifically the Indie Hipster). These days, within youth subculture, its impossible to be truly a rebel as A) you are already within the uniform per say of your subculture so conformity is impossible to escape and B) lets face it, the Hipsters are the new thing to promote by major labels, for gods sakes go on itunes and you will without doubt find a band composed of hipsters being promoted. Even better, look at the cast of Saturday Night Live lol.

Stereotypical Hipster:
  • Large sunglasses or thick horn rimmed glasses
  • Fashionable, expensive, or trendy clothes
  • Listens to "Indie" bands that are actually on major labels (e.g. Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
  • Jeans, neither skinny or baggy but inbetween
  • Adidas or Converse sneakers
  • Bandana like scarves, I know I hate them to
  • Claims to be a know it all at Alternative music. But has never heard of Sonic Youth.
  • Doesn't want to be labeled.
  • Voted for Barack Obama.*
*Me being a self described Socialist, I view Obama as a false hope for real change, I don't agree with the Fox morons at all.

There we have it, feel free to disagree with me if you please, if by chance you are a hipster and I may of misunderstood your subculture, then please post your response in the comments section so I get a better understanding of the hipster culture.


June 16, 2009

The 69 Eyes - Framed in Blood | The Very Blessed of the 69 Eyes

This is a compilation album released in 2006 by the Finnish Gothic/Glam Metal band The 69 Eyes. Their music is commonly described as "Gothic metal" but I disagree. Its 3rd wave Gothic Rock. A form of Goth that incorporated more elements of Hard Rock. An influence which was taken from The Sisters of Mercy's work around the release of Vision Thing. It should be noted that the band tend to describe their style as being Goth 'N Roll. Incorporating Hard rock and Goth like many other 3rd wave bands. Anyways great album if you want to introduce yourself to the 69 Eyes and a great piece of modern day Goth rock.

part 1

part 2

June 12, 2009

Christian Death - Atrocities

Christian Death album from 1986. Old eh? This was the first full length Christian Death album without founding member and vocalist Rozz Williams. Valor Kand had taken over vocals and had become the band's frontman. Who was better? Thats your deciscion (I think I spelled that wrong). Anyways I'm really tired of all these Valor haters who automatically diss Valor because Rozz doesn't front the band. Did these guys give a shit when Catastrophy Ballet was recorded? No. Because Rozz was still frontman despite the fact that the all the original Christian Death members had long left. They only idolize and worship Rozz because he's dead. Chances are that if he didn't die he wouldn't have the cult following he does now. RIP Rozz you were a great musician.

I couldn't be bothered to list a tracklist.

I'll admit this blog thing isn't as fun as it was 3 months ago lol

My life is so boring >.<

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June 2, 2009

The Horrors - Strange House

This was the first album by the British Zombie Garage band The Horrors. The album was released in 2007 on Loog Records. Since then, the Horrors left Loog for XL Recordings. It was my first Horrors album lol. The album received mild reception from the music press as The Horrors had by then built a reputation for noise and energy, something the mainstream isn't too fond of. Their gigs became energetic 20 minute epileptic seizures and a tour as an opening act for the Artic Monkeys resulted in mixed reception, the band were often bottled on stage and the audience would throw random objects at them. The kind of energy Britain hadn't seen since The Jesus and Mary Chain and the most hated.


1. Jack The Ripper (Screaming Lord Sutch cover)
2. Count in Fives
3. Draw Japan
4. Gloves
5. Horrors Theme
6. Little Victories
7. She is The New Thing
8. Sheena is a Parasite
9. Thunderclaps
10. Gil Sleeping
11. A Train Roars