Saturday, September 30, 2006


I don't know how many of you would be interested, but I have been searching for this book for a number of years and lo and behold thanks to Dreams Less Sweet I found it. That blog directed me to the aptly titled Post Punk Junk who is hosting this rare tome.

Krautrocksampler was written by Julian Cope of The Teardrop Explodes and Head Heritage.



Thursday, September 28, 2006

On the Rub n Tug tip

Reading Jaime over at Daughters of Invention led me to find a few cool tracks by this group. Very cool slow motion beardo disco. Moving on from one myspace page to another led me further to Mindless Boogie. Where I found that incredible version of Hot Chocolate's disco anthem that is playing via youtube above.

If anyone knows where to pick up a copy of that version I would be much appreciative.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


So I was going on about Vangelis in a previous post and true to form I couldn't hold back from picking up some thankfully cheap copies of his cds. At time the guy can go totally over the top, but he can be perfectly sublime too (as the Bladerunner Soundtrack demonstrates).
<-Love that pic!
Vangelis - Albedo 0.39

Vangelis - Spiral

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Pharaoh Sanders

This song is just such a thing of beauty I had to jump on and turn you all on to it.

Pharaho Sanders - Shukuru.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Gram Parsons

Sorry for the lack of updates. I have been contemplating shelving this project for a bit due to the fact that I simply don't seem to have the time necessary to update it. It sure isn't because I haven't been hearing good music though.
Getting into the whole beardo disco lovefingers/bumrocks sound has opened my head up to varieties of music I had not thought of in ages (hell I am actively seeking some of Vangelis's 70s output with a fervor I haven't felt in years).
With this view in mind I picked up a double album set by Gram Parsons. It contains his total solo recorded output on one cd and it has been something I have been meaning to do for a long time. I mean if you live in LA you gotta study the history of the music here (see woebot for an expanded [and typical for him, outsider] view of LA's musical history).
Connecting the dots in his short life leads one to the Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers and strangely the Rolling Stone's at their most country. Here is a track by him, and one the Stone's wrote with him in mind.

Gram Parsons - A song for you

Rolling Stones - Wild Horses

Monday, September 11, 2006


Since I got on the Troy Pierce train its kind of hard to get off. Louderbach is his darker less minus sounding work under his own Underline imprint ( I previously posted something from Matt John that also falls under this label).

My wife thinks that this track is a little repetative, as she personally prefers techno that has more of a song structure to it. Sometimes though I like a little pure machine music. Whereas machine soul like 69 makes you imagine humanoid robots displaying emotion and longing, this is pure assembly line repetition.

See what you think, and tell me about it in the comments you lazy sods.

Louderbach - Vital (Donnacha Costello Mix)

Thursday, September 07, 2006


I have recently started writing reviews for Stylus Magazine, which I think is pretty cool cause I used to follow their reviews quite closely and its nice to now be a small part of their team.

In any case my most recent review was for the last 12" by Lawrence, which consisted of remixes of Along the Wire by Troy Pierce and Superpitcher. You can go here to check it out. Superpitcher did the apparently difficult job of living up to his former hype, but it was the troy pierce stuff that really suprised me. I have been kind of listening to his stuff from a distance, not completely involved in the output, but the Painted by Scholars mix just drew me in. I can't really explain why, although it is sleek and a bit sexy. Check it out for yourselves.

Lawrence - Along the Wire (Troy Pierce Painted by Scholars Mix)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Mack

Recently while trawling through the soundtrack department at Amoeba I came upon this gem. I picked it up new for about nine bucks out of some hazily remembered memory of an incredible review (generally when I do this it is a 50/50 toss up as to whether it will suck or not). This time the odds played in my favor.

The Mack soundtrack is a great album all the way through. There are some highlights as in the hit "The Brother's Gonna Work it Out" but it is remarkably consistant throughout.

Check out the hit and pick up the album. This is a prime example of the long tail at work.

Willie Hutch - Brother's Gonna Work it Out

The 70s become a more and more interesting decade for the study of music, politics, and culture as time goes on. I hope its not just cause I am stuck in some kind of nostalgia trip.