Friday, October 29, 2010

Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)

A1Uncontrollable Urge 3:08
A2(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 2:38
A3Praying Hands 2:47
A4Space Junk 2:13
A5Mongoloid 3:42
A6Jocko Homo 3:38
B1Too Much Paranoias 1:56
B2Gut Feeling / Slap Your Mammy 4:54
B3Come Back Jonee 3:46
B4Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin') 2:37
B5Shrivel-Up 3:05

"Produced by Brian Eno, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! was a seminal touchstone in the development of American new wave. It was one of the first pop albums to use synthesizers as an important textural element, and although they mostly play a supporting role in this guitar-driven set, the innovation began to lay the groundwork for the synth-pop explosion that would follow very shortly. [..]There was an almost unbearable tension in the speed of their jerky, jumpy rhythms, outstripping Talking Heads, XTC, and other similarly nervy new wavers. And thanks to all the dissonant, angular melodies, odd-numbered time signatures, and yelping, sing-song vocals, the tension never finds release, which is key to the album's impact. It also doesn't hurt that this is arguably Devo's strongest set of material, though several brilliant peaks can overshadow the remainder."


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dead Boys - Young, Loud and Snotty (1977)

just started listening to the dead boys today, but man they're awesome.
iggy pop meets the ramones type of punk. great riffs in there and with lyrics like "Ya got dents in your head that tell me all the beds you've been shoved on" you can't go wrong

Bright Eyes - Another Travelin' Song

i never had much love for conor oberst, or Bright Eyes.
but then i was listening to my ipod shuffle a couple of days ago, this song came up and i immediately liked it. track of the week yallll

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Four Tet - There is Love in You (2010)

Been loving this since it came out. It's getting better as well!

This is a tune:

Four Tet - There is love in you (2010)


Friday, October 15, 2010

Thomas Mapfumo

Ok so Thomas Mapfumo is just amazing... his discography is too big to put just one thing on here - plus I couldn't find the album I wanted to share on Mediafire...

But this track, Shumba, is sick - as is Ndave Kuenda (which I wanted to put on here but there's no youtube vid for it).

Also def check out his most recent album 'Rise Up' (2006) - especially the first track 'Kuvarira Mukati/Suffer in Silence' which I have been LOVING. The album has a bit of a different feel to some of his older stuff and was produced in the US collaborating with US musicians, because he's now living in exile from the country that he was fundamental in the liberation of - Zimbabwe.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The new Belle & Sebastian

it's a winner

example, "I Want The World To Stop"

Red Sparowes - The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies The Answer (2010)

rik with the postrock

01. Truths Arise
02. In Illusions of Order
03. A Hail of Bombs
04. Giving Birth to Imagined Saviors
05. A Swarm
06. In Every Mind
07. A Mutiny
08. As Each End Looms and Subsides

near-explosions quality must-hear

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Congos - Heart of the Congos (1977)

fucking amazing album. props to rik for recommending it to me a while back.


Side one
3."Open Up the Gate"
4."Children Crying"
5."La La Bam-Bam"

Side two
1."Can't Come In"
2."Sodom and Gomorrow"
3."Ark of the Covenant"
4."The Wrong Thing"
5."Solid Foundation"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Propagandhi - Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes (2001)

Can't tell you how much I love this band - special place in my heart - and this song here is one of my faves. Sick political punk...

And here's the phenomenal album it's taken from:

Propagandhi - Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes

M.I.A. - Paper Planes

man this song is perfect

- yeh this song was an ANTHEM in my house for a while! - L

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Impressions - The Young Mods' Forgotten Story (1969)

"The quintessential Chicago soul group, the Impressions' place in R&B history would be secure if they'd done nothing but launch the careers of soul legends Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield. But far more than that, the Impressions recorded some of the most distinctive vocal-group R&B of the '60s under Mayfield's guidance. Their style was marked by airy, feather-light harmonies and Mayfield's influentially sparse guitar work, plus, at times, understated Latin rhythms. If their sound was sweet and lilting, it remained richly soulful thanks to the group's firm grounding in gospel tradition... Furthermore, Mayfield's interest in the civil rights movement led to some of the first socially conscious R&B songs ever recorded, and his messages grew more explicit as the '60s wore on, culminating in the streak of brilliance that was his early-'70s solo work. The Impressions carried on without Mayfield, but only matched their earlier achievements in isolated instances, and finally disbanded in the early '80s."

This is the soul record I've, by far, listened to the most over the last years. lots of great tracks, awesome vocals and just general perfection.


Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Titch - Hold Tight (1965)

love the 1:30 - 2:00 bit.
the blue peter set makes it all a bit surreal. what the hell are these guys doing on a kids show?