Friday, May 28, 2010

Lux & Ivy's Favorites

WFMU's blog offers downloads of 11 compilations featuring doo-wop and garage gems you'd expect from the Cramps.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


The big draw at Chaos In Tejas is the one time reformation of Bastard. Crazed japanese hardcore... my personal favorites from the fair isle....

Winston Spark

Aka The one like King Stitt showing why he's the boss dj. Tune Skatalites 'From Russia With Love'.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Australian band X are playing the US for the first time...they play Chaos on Thursday. Their story is pretty tragic with most of the band dying.... records are GREATTTTT

Brother Culture - Darker Side Of Town

Ghost Dog driving scene given a revamp courtesy of OneSoundUK.

Small Faces Reform

Heard some bad news today - Small Faces to reform for a series of summer gigs. If that wasn't bad enough that ginger cunt from simply red is gonna take Rod Stewart's place, oh yeah amongst the other codgers will be some bloke called Glen Matlock joining them on bass. Dark times.

Jesco White & Family FTW

Monday, May 24, 2010


Chaos In Tejas is this weekend...all my posts this week will be some way connected.... Subhmans play on Friday - they are one of my fave early 80's UK bands and while I'm not a fan of the reformation train, I love this band and they are still out on the road doing it DIY....

World (Cup) Music

In the spirit of the recent World Cup post and the host country, I thought I'd mention a heap of interesting African funk/soul/jazz reissues available at STRUT.

Found via Bright-Lines.

Nike World Cup Ad

You don't have to like football (proper), Nike, or advertising to appreciate this spot.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Check out these fan videos to a couple of tracks from Electric Wizard's Witchcult Today album.

I have never seen any Disney movies. I was more into the Muppets and KISS as a child. As an adult, I have no fucking use for The Little Mermaid. But Fantasia with this Electric Wizard jam is better than watching Wizard of Oz and listening to Dark Side of the Moon and you don't have to sit through that god-awful "Money" song 4 times or how ever many you times you are supposed to flip the record.


Here is a trailer for a documentary about the sex crazed Pentagram frontman, Bobby Lieblig, that my friend Demian has been working on. Although their last set in San Francisco was spoiled by a scab guitarist and a 25 minute blues jam, I was impressed with the mans vocal skills and creepy pervert vibe.

Roger Eagle - The Barefoot Rock

Big drop - Legendary Twisted Wheel Dj and advocate of all forms of black music - Roger Eagle in the mix for an hour and half. Recorded some time in the 80's these tapes are too few and far between so grab a slice while it's still available.

More on Roger Here

Saturday, May 22, 2010

MASH LA Tonight!!!

The MASH crew are showing photos, video and bikes from the 2009 Tour Of California. The B&M crew have been involved and wish the crew down in LA lots of luck tonight. If you are in LA get down there...

Project Space (603 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036) from 6pm to 10pm.

Riot City Records

My favorite era of UK punk has to be the early 80's. The sheen of the late 70's had worn off and you had a great mix of uber political punk like Crass and Conflict alongside bands like Blitz and the Partisans on No Future records and some of the faster bands like Chaos UK, Mayhem, Abrasive Wheels and the Violators on Riot City. I'm a few Chaotic Dischord 7"s away from completing my Riot City collection....

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Saw this band in a basement in Chinatown last night. Pure noise chaos. Epic.

More Mixes

Busy month on the mixin front. Just put these up on a new blog - now knackered & skint.

Popcorn Mix / Soul Mix / 60TS Mix / Rock n Roll Mix /

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

3 Killers You May Have Slept On

Although a few years old now, these twelves deserve a mention.

Always felt short changed by the Shadow classic Organ Donor, it was just too damn short. Then along came this lot and kicked it into touch. Their lp 'Skimming the Skum' is also worth a butchers.

Quality mash up of Apache & Stand By Me.

Anutha mash up - sublime.

Friday On My Mind

Who needs a pro video? who needs a backing band? not Frankie Flame..... Superyob are a great band from the UK....super catchy Oi fronted by a legend.....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Curtis Mayfield- We got to have peace

Curtis Mayfield Keep on Keeping on

South Rakkas Crew - Keep the Vibes Pumpin

Come on Train...

Just found out one of my fave Northern tunes was used in a Visa add.... shit...

The Crystals - I Got A Man

Boom Tune!

Vs. Tories, Continued

Crass documentary online:

Crom Documentary

Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of metal. But I am a huge fan of maniacs and human shit-shows. I may be late to the party with this one, but this doc looks brilliant.

From a tour recap: On the plane I get us cut off from the booze because of yelling. We arrive in NYC at around 9 AM or some shit. I don’t know, by this point I’m fucking trashed. I don’t know if we slept at all, probably not. I do know we started drinking really early, then the drugs came, and then we all basically fell apart. At one point in the day Bill stuffed his testicles into my pants pocket, then put them on the kitchen counter and started to season them with whatever spices were around..."


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fuck The Tories

Conservatives are back in power.

Angus Angus...

Following on.... fuck the Edge. Angus Young. The best...always.... I don't give a fuck what you say, ACDC are the best goddamn band on the planet.... thanks in part to the Young brothers... here's a wee doc I didn't know existed....

Two Guitars Clash

Just watched that earlier post featuring the anonymous overhand guitarist. I'd rather hear her story than the insufferable guitarists assembled in "It Might Get Loud." I suppose White's a decent selection for contemporary guitarist. His live performances rarely slip into obnoxious virtuosic displays. But the Edge? If I had to pick an 80's influential/mainstream artist, I'd much rather listen to Johnny Marr. And Page? I think Richards or Townshend did a better job interpreting/reinventing. My first pick would be Bo Diddley. I saw him once in the mid 80's at the Orange County Fair. Long past his prime, he still jangled through a solid set. But he's dead. So maybe Billy Zoom? Or the Good brothers from the Sadies? Who'd I miss?

Maybe it's best to just listen to guitars, not guitarist.

Sharon Jones

Just listened to a great interview with Sharon Jones and one of the Dap Kings on NPR... I'd forgotten how great and authentic they are. Just check the footage from the live show....these cats throw it down!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Lena Horne Still Sings Stormy Weather

Thelonious Monster,"Lena Horne Still Sings Stormy Weather":

Desperate Rock n Roll

Spent Saturday round my old man's and did the obligatory raid on his record collection. Found a heap of quality R & Roll mostly from a series called 'Desperate Rock n Roll'. Expect a few mixes to drop soon (he had about 12 vols) but these couple stood out as being particularly fine.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

James Brown Rules

So You Think You Can Dance?

Belfast Gypsies

After Van Morrison fucked off out of Them... the band started the Belfast Gypsies.... almost as good as Morrison era Them to these ears...

Last Time Around

This song is such a banger - I first heard the Cynics version (Cynics were/are a retro driven psych band most prominent in the late 80's early 90's). The OG is blinding too....

Happy Mother's Day Y'all...

Friday, May 7, 2010

Motown Around The World

Proof that good soul sounds great in any language. Repackaged and expanded version of the lp that surfaced in the early nineties. Original motown artists wingin their way through their hits in foreign tongues. One for lovers of kitsch.

The Frantics - Werewolf

One of about a hundred or so tunes the Cramps taught me. Surf Instrumental with added depth.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Julien Temple has a new documentary out. It's about Dr. Feelgood. Haven't seen it yet, but how could it not be good? Booze, pills, and playin mental rocknroll without a pick, fuck yes

more carbo

Speaking of mixtapes... if I could do high school again, instead of the same ol' Stones and Clash songs, I'd put this on tapes intended for my many crushes:


One of my fave Killed By Death (a genre for obscuro punk records...the name coming from a series of compilations not unlike the Nuggets) records is the Normals 'Almost Ready' 7" from New Orleans. I have had it on tape for years and it used to make every mix-tape I made. One of the B&M crew scored an unholy record score for $10 off some bum on the street (Tapeworm 7" worth $1000 anyone?).... amongst the haul was the Normals 7". I was gifted the record yesterday cos he knew I loved it... awwwwwwww.

Punk In Africa

This doc looks rad!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


It is 5 am and I can't sleep. If I owned the seven inch by the Japanese hardcore maniacs who go by the name of Blaze I might be able to get some rest. I believe that this is their only output aside from possibly some compilation tracks and a demo that I have neither seen nor heard. It looks like this:

Here is a video that i found on youtube. It starts out live for the first minute or so and then switches to a live vid with the seven inch playing as the soundtrack. Raging nonetheless. If anyone happens to have a spare of this single, holler at me.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Banksy, the 12 Galaxies, and Weather Control Devices

Brooksy posted about Banksy art popping up all over SF the last couple of weeks, and today I came across a pic via Boing Boing of someone giving a Banksy piece a little San Francisco flavor by honoring local legend Frank Chu.


And here is Frank Chu telling you what's what:

Thee Attacks

Don't really like the look of this band but had a listen to their new album (That's Mister Attack To You) and it's pretty bangin.


You can throw anything around Chuck D's voice and it sounds right. DJ Spooky released a new remix but this one's more interesting:

Hitsville SF

Been enjoying Pierced Hearts collections and wanted to promote SF's KPOO to those who might not have a chance to tune in. JJ's Vintage Soul Hour features 45s exclusively. I suppose it tends mainstream, but it's still a solid slice of 60s soul. The other programs range wildly in content and quality.


I have always been a fan of music from down under - from the 60's days of Masters Apprentices through ACDC, Radio Birdman, Razar, News up to the presnt day. THUG are a skinhead band from Sydney made up of a bunch of old timers including Rose Tattoo's roadie. This shit is dumb as a bag of hammers and that suits me just fine...

Black Breath

Feeling the heavy shit today. My buddy just turned me onto these guys, Black Breath. This one's called "Children of the Horn." Riffage it.

Jah Make We

... I'm a huge fan of the UK Steppas sound...concious sounds and the like. I think the UK Dubstep scene owes these heads a lot...even though everyone goes on about garage all the time, I think the UK Dub and reggae scene was pretty instrumental in it's evolution. This track is an absolute stormer and I just found the 10" at home....still sounds fresh....

You Weren't There...

Still haven't managed to see this Chicago punk retrospective. Looks killer. Always was a fan of the midwest sound...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Never was much for The Cure, but...

They had a few good tracks early on (which I discovered by accident long after the black hair, blacker eye makeup phase my sister and her friends went through in the 80s that caused me to hate this band). I really dig this track, mislabeled here as "Grinding Halt." This is actually a version of that one, titled "Desperate Journalist" which they recorded for a John Peel sesh in 79, following a shitty review of their debut LP. Love the scathing sarcasm, taking the journalist's words and spitting 'em back at him.

Anyway, maybe old news for you, but rediscovered it today and wanted to share.

Punk House

This tumblr appears to be devoted to iconic punk imagery. Given the preponderance of fashion (mohawks, pins), I'm guessing its participants & audience might be a bit younger than me. It sure ain't Comet Bus, but it does jostle some nostalgia. For instance, one of the first shows my friend Nikos took me to when I arrived in LA was Redd Kross in Santa Monica (a few years later than this footage).

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Nuggets 1 Vs Nuggets 2

Some of my favs from both boxsets mixed up. UK vs US - too close to call. Mixes here.