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24 May 2012 at 2:59 pm #1338
I’m having my mind blown by The Fugs. The Fugs Second album (1965) and It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest (1968) have made me very thankful for the internet lately. Thanks CIA and DARPA…er Al Gorn.
How have I made it thirty some odd years into life without hearing these cats? I guess I’m a whole lot lazier than I thought.
Other favorites lately include Wings Band on the Run. The riff on Let Me Roll It has inspired me to go back through their entire catalogue. Deeder-dee-dur dur durm.
Also listening to my old Wipers CD’s a helluva lot lately after seeing the mighty Melvins in Austin last month. Dear three fold Brigid them Wipers rocked and inspired Melvins and a whole slew of lesser bands including that boring and predictable act Nirvonner. Well at last they had good taste.
Melvins – Bulls and the Bees
OM – Pilgrimage
Circle – Forest
Rogers and Clarke
Frank – Joe’s Garage
Captain Beefheart and the Tragic Band – Unconditionally Guaranteed
Black Merda – Black Merda
Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Americana (as tracks leak out via Neil’s site)
24 May 2012 at 5:06 pm #1340
Sounds like some good stuff.
Author and McCarthy scholar Brian Evanson has two books out that are creating a buzz among intellectuals here–garnering praise from Jonathan Lethem, George Saunders, Adrian McKinty, and other authors. Brilliantly bleak, so I have to be in the mood for him, but without doubt brilliant.
I recommend IMMOBILITY, but I have not yet seen his collection of stories, WINDEYE, for which he provides a 22 song soundtrack at this link.
I’m currently reading the smart new thriller by Leonard Rosen, ALL CRY CHAOS, which is about fractals applied to Global Markets seen against personal love and loss, duty and responsibility, retribution and forgiveness, and the mathematics of Henri Poincare, who was ahead of his time.
It took a slow hundred pages for the author to set up the story on which the ideas play, but then the novel moves very fast. I’m not certain yet how he will tie all of this up, but I’m confident that he will. This reminds me of a David Mitchell novel, in a good way.
In the background, I’ve had Philip Glass’s soundtrack to THE SECRET AGENT (the Joseph Conrad adaptation), the late John Barry’s soundtrack to THE IPCRESS FILE, and the Alberto Iglesias soundtrack to TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY.
Richard L.Quote24 May 2012 at 6:36 pm #1341
Death Grips “The Money Store”
Garbage “Not Your Kind Of People”
Bruce Springsteen “Wrecking Ball”
Sleigh Bells “Reign Of Terror”
Spiritualized “Sweet Heart Sweet Light”
Karen O “Stop The Virgens”
Kindness “World You Need A Change Of Mind”
Cloud Nothings “Attack On Memory”
Candy MinxQuote24 May 2012 at 7:11 pm #1342
Seth, cool you mentioned Band on the Run. Love that song and a lot of the tunes on that album, which has a memorable cover. Been listening to a bunch of old Jefferson Airplane and Starship these days. Oh, and Neil Young. The Old Laughing Lady has been haunting me for weeks!
Love this version:
GlassQuote25 May 2012 at 12:53 am #1344
Panda Bear – Person Pitch.
Bob Dylan – Never Say Goodbye ( From Planet Waves).
Jayhawks – Smile
Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the UK; God Save the Queen. (Read to my horror that Queen Liz is now more popular than ever, in this her Golden Jubilee year.)
The Pogues – Red Roses for Me. (Seems that accordian/banjo player James Fearnley has written a fine memoir of the band. Check out this interview: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/audio/2012/may/18/music-weekly-podcast-pogues
Fred Neil – Do You Ever Think of Me ( Compilation)
cantonaQuote26 May 2012 at 3:31 pm #1350
A boxset from Dust To Digital called …i listen to the wind that obliterates my traces. Title taken from a Par Lagerkvist poem.
I can’t recommend it highly enough, along with just about everything Dust To Digital has put out, especially Goodbye, Babylon it’s set of old-timey religious music and gospel. The page for it features a quote from Neil Young, about how his old pal Bob gave it to him for a gift.
willeyQuote28 May 2012 at 12:03 am #1354
Pixies cover of Neil Young’s I’ve Been Waiting For You.
Laura Gibson’s rendition of All the Pretty Horses (I’m always listening to that)
Grizzly Bear feat. Feist: Service Bell
Hank Williams: Lost Highway
Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli: Nuages
Grizzly Bear: Marla
Devendra Banhart: Now That I Know
Tom Waits: Walk Away
Bunny McVaneQuote29 May 2012 at 9:21 pm #1392
KenMember30 May 2012 at 1:31 pm #1409
Yes, RIP, Doc Watson.
I’m sure glad the old folk wisdom says bad things only come in threes (Scruggs, Helm, Watson), but to be safe, let’s send the National Guard and a team of physicians over to Dr. Ralph Stanley’s house. Who here is closest to Clinch Mountain? We’re all counting on you.
willeyQuote30 May 2012 at 5:59 pm #1413
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