Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Residents - Buster & Glen/Duck Stab & Third Reich 'N' Roll


The dementia level on these recordings has not receded in the 35 some-odd years The Residents have been lurking outside the bricked-up bedroom window of your mind and this is your chance to get the skinny on these guys before they started wearing tophats on their eyeballs...




Eerieness Fats.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pynk Floid - Ammugammu Leers


 Look, I really don't need Divad Goulmir on my ass ever...These recordings are from the original tape reels used to produce the live side of you-know-who's you-know-what album. Unmixed and unedited and containing an additional awesome performance of, um, "Interscholastic Underwear"! Yeah, that's it...


Friday, November 25, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Impetuous Ritual - Relentless Execution Of Ceremonial Excrescence



Well, I guess we better get to it...how many people here today haven't listened to anything resembling Heavy Metal since Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath? A show of hands? That many, huh? I understand completely- I was once where you are now. I mean, after Ozzy left, what was there left to listen to in the way of Hard Rock? Foghat? ZZ Top? Def Leppard? Judas Priest? Iron Maiden? To the kids who grew up listening to their big brother's Iron Maiden records they were the freakin' Beatles, in terms of influence. I heard all this stuff when it was new- I've been working all my post-high school life at record stores (until recently that is) and well, Hair Metal just didn't cut it for me. I missed Black Sabbath. The closest thing to it I found was Hawkwind (that's another story) and Blue Öyster Cult (I don't want to talk about it). I burned out on Zep after high school- every girl I knew had the whole catalog. That's the only reason any guy I knew had Led Zeppelin records- for the ladies...anyway, as the decades wore on I found other loud, aggressive music to listen to like the Ramones, Killing Joke, and all your Punk Classics. Eventually I heard the name Metallica and of all things, Carcass and set down to listen to them and was blown away. Some guys I worked with formed a thrash band (Coffin Grinder) and they blew me away. I had been in bands for years but they were all rock'n'roll, technically speaking. I was saying to myself, "This is what metal has become, post-Grunge? I've been missing out!" It turns out it had been happening all through the 80s too. Now you may be saying to yourself, "He worked in record stores all that time and he never heard this shit?!?" Well, no matter how independent some of these stores were, metal was almost never played after the second Van Halen lp came out (wonder why?)- that stuff was for 15-year-olds, y'know? While it is true that teenagers love their metal if they are exposed to it, the current state of Metal is a very diverse and complex one and there's much more for young & old adults to appreciate and even love with a passion they might not have felt for a while, especially if you play guitar, which I do. I mean, if you ever liked loud guitars and obnoxious attitudes in Rock, then this stuff's for you. It's challenging. The great thing about it all now is- there's lots of metal bands now that don't ever sing about workin' for the weekend and how it feels like the very first time- they're talking about death, drugs, politics, Satan and outer space just like...Black Sabbath! So, what was the point of all this? If you raised your hand, nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for Blackened Death Metal band Impetuous Ritual's Relentless Execution Of Ceremonial Excrescencean album that indulges heavily in under-production, which means the first two Velvet Underground records will sound pristine to you afterwards.  On first listen you will be hard pressed to even make out what they're playing but at least check out the first track- the guitar tone is chilling (also recommended are tracks 5 & 8). I'm really hitting you over the head with this one, so beware. Anyone who has ever known abject terror will like this record. They are coming to El Paso soon and i'm hoping they add a date in Austin or even Houston, because it's an 8-10 hour drive to El Paso from here. Now, are there any questions?...


This is not Impetuous Ritual, this is for the ladies. Enjoy it while you can, I don't think I can handle looking at it for long...I mean, I'd rather look at this...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dark Saturday Night Of The Soul... Crypt - Crypt


I'm in a dark mood tonight and I wish I could drag you all out to the fogbound wilderness and throw every last one of you into the pre-dug mass grave I lined with Motorhead's amps and make you listen to this...


Maybe I just need a hug.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hylophobia - Fear Of The Deep Woods






Found HERE.

I used to have Gurgephobia but then I learned to embrace my fears. Now I shall name my Space Doom band Gurgephobia if it has not already been used and I'm sure it has...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

John Entwistle - Smash Your Head Against The Wall & Whistle Rymes


Are you bummed out yet, Woodstock Nation?...





If you never got around to listening to these, you're gonna be cursing Pete Townshend's ego for not letting The Ox write more songs for The Who. It's too bad John Entwistle never worked with John Cale. This stuff is heavy, dark and brutally funny at the same time. These versions are the non-remixed/non-fucked-up oop ones.


Happy Birthday To The Beautiful Professoress

Reverend Fred Lane - From The One That Cut You & Car Radio Jerome





I encountered Fred Lane's musick in 1980 at one of the first independent record stores I found here in Houston, Sound Exchange, the other one being Real Records, where I heard my first Joy Division 45. The Reverend's From The One That Cut You is the record that creeped me out though, it seemed genuinely demented. I was an impressionable young man.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fifty Foot Hose - Cauldron & Seventh Wave - Psi-Fi


 In case you were thinking this was going to be some kind of all-Metal blog (it isn't, but there will be Metal) here are a couple of curveballs for ya- Fifty-Foot Hose were a late 60s experimental rock group from San Francisco that sound to me like Jefferson Airplane meets Hawkwind and the Barney Bubblesque cover deepens the impression. Check out the track "Cauldron"- sounds like what might have been going on in Susan Atkins' head the night Helter Skelter began...



 Information on Seventh Wave is a little harder to come by, basically they were an early 70s English progressive rock group with a pop edge, tons of Moogs and Arps, a decadent bent and an eccentric, over-the-top vocalist. I mean, look at the guy...



This post is for Bill-John in case he doesn't already have 'em, but I bet he does anyway...

Circus #127 February 1976 - Black Sabbath "Are They As Evil As They Look?"

 Just a sneaky li'l daytime post...well, it was daylight when I started.

I ran across the above photo online recently and remembered I had seen it in an issue of Circus back in the day- I started picking up this mag in high school and then put it down again after discovering Creem, but be that as it may...I then realized I might still have that ish packed away somewhere. I didn't find it but I found this one...can you tell i'm excited about their plans for 2012? I just hope Rick Rubin doesn't fuck with the formula, so to speak...

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?







Demons #666A & #666B

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Coven - Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls


I'm excited about the possibilities this blog presents me with, a chance to share my record & mp3 collection and mouth off about it, so naturally I was wondering what I was going to start with. Let's keep things simple- In the late 60s there was a groundswell of popular interest & indeed, fascination with all things occult, and Coven were there. Soon, however, Satanism and witchcraft were being blamed for the appearance of bogeymen like Charles Manson and his followers, the hippies started having bum trips and being Born Again and by the late 70s public opinion started to reflect the creeping conservatism that real demons from Hell like Ronald McReagan were exploiting to further their aims, which consisted of No Sex Before Marriage, No More Recreational Drugs But Drink All The Booze And Smoke All The Cigarettes You Want, as well as All Your Money Is Belong To Us. Satanism is the most misunderstood philosophy ever (not religion, Christians invented that) but what can you expect, fundamentalist Christians are very intolerant people and are ever afraid of the things that don't fit their plans for World Domination, not that they have a hope in um, Hell of achieving that, unless blowing everything to kingdom come seems like a good alternative. But hey, this is supposed to be a party and this is a demonically delicious proggy pop record from the late 60s when there was a groundswell of popular interest & indeed, fascination with all things occult, and...


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Evil Is Afoot...

It must be a sign from beyond...



...THE ALPHA AND THE NEW OMEGA...



 Yep, it's a sign from beyond all right...the day I decide to start my musick blog I find out that Black Sabbath are reuniting for a 2012 tour and a new record & that Portal, my most favorite Blackened Death Metal band in the whole wide world is about to finish their new record & vocalist The Curator has a horrifyingly new stage persona prepared. If only they would return to the U.S. this year, specifically Texas of course. What would be the likelihood?...