26 thoughts on “Friday Music Day: Sept 20, 2013”

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    1. Nirvana - "Nevermind" - Smells Like Teen Spirit
    2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "White Walls" - The Heist
    3. Boston - "Rock and Roll Band" - Boston
    4. Johnny Cash - "Sam Hall" - American IV
    5. Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals - "Welcome to the Cruel World" - Live from Mars
    6. R.E.M. - "Star Me Kitten" - Automatic for the People
    7. The Beatles - "Penny Lane" - Magical Mystery Tour
    8. Electric Light Orchestra - "Evil Woman" - Face the Music
    9. Charlie Parker - "Just Friends" - Ken Burns Jazz
    T. Generationals - "Angry Charlie" - Con Law
    B. Mayer Hawthorne - "Stick Around" - How Do You Do

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    * Ostia (The Death of Pasolini) - Coil - Horse Rotorvator
    * Judith - A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms
    * Attack - System of a Down - Hypnotize
    * It Took the Night to Believe - Sunn O))) - Black One
    * Eurydice - Demdike Stare - Tryptych
    * Hessel, Raymond K. - The Dust Brothers - Fight Club Soundtrack
    * Keep Me - The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
    * ...a mesure - Eighth Blackbird - meanwhile (P. Hurel)
    * Eyes of Eyes - Parallel 41 - (self-titled)
    * A Pause for Reflection - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack

    This was interesting (3:33 - Bicameral Brain-1), it was described as "death ambient hip-hop drone". I liked it, but felt like it was maybe missing one thing. I liked how it feels like the beats are trying to break out of the drone but keep getting swallowed back up.

    The thing I like about the new Nine Inch Nails album is that there a couple things on there that I don't think I've ever heard Mr. Reznor do before. The single "Copy of a" is pretty good although that's not one of the tracks I was talking about as far as being different.

    Listened to the new Chelsea Wolfe a couple of times. It kept slipping into background music for me (partly because I've been very busy this week). I like her music in general, but I haven't allowed anything in this album to grab me yet.

    Also picked up Ensemble Pearl's album. Apparently this is the follow up to Altar with the same members of Sunn O))) and Boris. It's less loud than I expected, given the members, but it's pretty good.

    "Ghost Parade"

    1. One of my favorite Coil songs, there.
      I was listening to Time Machines on my way home last night and wow did ambient sounds fit in well. "Caution: Car Approaching" from a ramp exit. Pigeon wings. Cars humming by, clapping a manhole cover. I believe the song I was listening to was "DOET/Hecate".

        1. Slur is good, too. One thing they do really well on Horse Rotorvator, and those two songs in particular, and which that they haven't elsewhere, is drawing connections between history and (primarily heretical) Christian mythology, and recent events and gay life in AIDS-affected Britain in the early 80s. I think they got more into drugs before the next album.

          I'd probably go forward one album to Love's Secret Domain. They went a bit more electronic on that, and it was a bit of a leap.
          Scatology, the album preceding Horse Rotorvator is of a more similar sound, but it's not as well-realized.

          Or you could jump all the way and read the final pages of the book, ...And the Ambulance Died in His Arms, which was Coil's last concert iirc. That'll tell you if you want to follow the route they took to get there. The Ape of Naples, feels like a mishmash, with some of the work done after Jhonn's death sounding too much like what I imagine Sleazy wanted Coil to sound like, and it's inferior to the concert album.

          I would consider their major albums to be, Chronologically:
          1. Scatology
          2. Horse Rotorvator
          3. Love's Secret Domain
          4. Moon's Milk (In Four Phases) (A collection of Four EPs [intended to have been] released on four consecutive solar season changes [but with varying delays]. So it's not really an album but it is an important stage in their chronology which was not captured by any album. I think they got progressively better.)
          5. Musick to Play in the Dark
          6. Musick to Play in the Dark 2
          7. ...And the Ambulance Died in His Arms
          8. The Ape of Naples

          I'm also quite fond of the drone albums Time Machines and How to Destroy Angels, but they were more like side-projects.

    2. This was interesting (3:33 -- Bicameral Brain-1), it was described as “death ambient hip-hop drone”. I liked it, but felt like it was maybe missing one thing. I liked how it feels like the beats are trying to break out of the drone but keep getting swallowed back up.

      That sounds right up my alley. I'll have to give it a listen.

        1. I'm on my third listen. I like it well enough, but it sort of feels unfinished for reasons that I can't quite put a finger on. Like you said, it's missing that little something that would put it over the top into "i love it and will listen to it over and over again" territory. Maybe it needs a remix of some sort?

          I do love the ever loving crap out of superdark instrumental hip-hop, so it's certainly got that going for it.

  3. 1. Behind the Wall of Sleep -- Smithereens -- Blown to Smithereens
    2. Footsteps -- Paul Westerberg -- Mono
    3. Couldn't Say Goodbye -- Tom Jones -- The Complete Tom Jones
    4. Stumbling Through -- Jayhawks -- Rainy Day Music
    5. Baby Done Wrong Again -- Belle and Sebastian -- If You're Feeling Sinister
    6. Golden Slumbers -- The Beatles -- Abbey Road
    7. Kashmir -- Led Zeppelin -- Physical Graffiti
    8. Stay Positive -- The Hold Steady -- Stay Positive
    9. Take Take Take -- The White Stripes -- Get Behind Me Satan
    10. Bennie and the Jets -- Elton John -- Elton John's Greatest Hits

    B1. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds -- William Shatner -- Transformed Man
    B2. Kotton Krown -- Sonic Youth -- Sister

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    1. A Tribe Called Quest feat. Busta Rhymes “Oh My God” Midnight Marauders
    2. BJörk “Desired Constellation” Medúlla*
    3. Herb Carneal “Carneal Montage”*
    4. Barry Adamson “What It Means” As Above So Below*
    5. Depeche Mode “Home (Grantby Mix)” Home/Useless*

    6. DJ QBert “A Word from Fresh Breath Mouthwash” Wave Twisters
    7. Shannon Stephens “Welcome to New York”* Shannon Stephens
    8. The Knife “Wrap Your Arms Around Me”
    9. Rubberoom “Born” Architechnology
    T. Porter Ricks & Techno Animal “Phosphoric (PR)” Symbiotics*
    E. DJ Shadow “Stem/Long Stem” Endtroducing...

    2. I got a feeling this will remain my favorite BJ&oulm;rk album for a very, very long time.
    3. A minute and a half of his call highlights. End of Ericson's and Milton's no-hitters, 1991 World Series game 7. I found this on the internet shortly after Herb died.
    4. Daneeka's Ghost and Nibbish (and maybe E-6), if you are unfamiliar with Barry Adamson, you might want to sample this album. Adamson was at one point a Bad Seed, and has his own unique amalgam of jazzy rock music and this is probably his peak, a little more focused and concise than most of his other albums (although I haven't listened to everything he's done). Here's another good one from the album. It is a concept album, and I think it makes more sense if you've listened to the whole thing front-to-back, but see if you'd even dig it.
    5. Nevermind freealonzo's opinion. DM had some fantastic singles in the 90s, with high-quality remixes as b-sides. Including a good one by Barry Adamson.
    7. Shannon doesn't really sound convinced of the wonderfulness of NYC.
    T. Daneeka's Ghost and Nibbish: awesome album of dubby house, and I know you guys can get into that. I'm not entirely sure about the genesis of this album, I'm pretty sure there was some collaboration, but the odd tracks are credited to PR and even tracks to TA, I prefer the Techno Animal tracks to Porter Ricks', but they're all good. (Techno Animal is half Kevin Martin a/k/a the Bug, part of Ice.)

  5. 1. "Lady You Shot Me" - Har Mar Superstar - Bye Bye 17
    2. "God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise" - Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs - God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
    3. "Sloop John B" - The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    4. "The Wire" - Haim - Days Are Gone
    5. "Buddy Holly" - Weezer - Weezer
    6. "Gray Or Blue" - Jaymay - Autumn Fallin'
    7. "Stand Out" - Tevin Campbell - A Goofy Movie Soundtrack
    8. "Black Gold" - Soul Asylum - Grave Dancers Union
    9. "The Sign" - Ace Of Base - The Sign
    10. "Rehab" - Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
    B: "Hold On Hope" - Guided By Voices - Hold On Hope EP

    4. New (album comes out the end of this month). It works for me, but would work better if it were 3 minutes instead of 4.
    6. These are easily among the sexiest lyrics I have ever heard. Totally working for me on that basis.
    10. I've thought about making a "my favorite 20 tracks since 2000" list, since I actually started paying some attention to music around that time of my life. This is a slam dunk. I'm still not tired of it.
    B: Once upon a time I asked Free for more GBV recommendations based on my adoration of this song. He left me hangin'. Don't do it to me again Free...

    1. “Lady You Shot Me” -- Har Mar Superstar

      This song just came on New Normal* this morning. I like it well enough.

      *Radio station I stream on my phone through TuneIn.

      1. I haven't enjoyed a ton of his earlier stuff, but I've liked what I've heard off of the new album. I think this one might have taken me a few listens before it really worked for me.

      2. I dig it, too.
        I put it on my summer mix after Phil rec'd it.
        I was surprised because I tired of his earlier schtick after a few listens.
        This seems so less schticky.

    2. B: Once upon a time I asked Free for more GBV recommendations based on my adoration of this song. He left me hangin’. Don’t do it to me again Free…

      I could go on for hours. Just pick up Human Amusements At Hourly Rates: The Best of Guided By Voices and discover what you like on your own.


      Best $9.00 you'll ever spend on music.

        1. O.k. Here's the deal. Hold On Hope is the "mainstream" GBV song that doesn't really sound like the rest of their stuff, especially the fan faves. It's like asking me for Replacements songs based on the fact that you like Merry-Go-Round.**

          But there are a lot of really good accessible GBV songs with pop hooks galore out there. Hopefully you'll find some on Human Amusements.

          ** I know that comes across as very rock snob douchy.

          1. That's cool. I've heard a few of their others that I've kind of enjoyed, and some that I kind of haven't. I'd suspect that I'd like more of theirs (your recommendations generally are rewarding), but it's such an extensive catalogue that jumping in is intimidating. An album/hits collection recommendation is actually perfect.

  6. 'A Girl Like You' - The Smithereens The Smithereens
    'The Beat' - Elvis Costello and the Attractions This Years Model
    'Hold On, Im Comin' - Sam and Dave
    'Its Time' - Imagine Dragons Night Visions
    'Burden in My Hand' - Soundgarden Down on the Upside

    'Thunder Road' - Bruce Springsteen Born to Run
    'Manic Monday' - The Bangles Different Light
    'Lovelines' - The Replacements Hootenanny
    'Paradise' - Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
    'The Passenger' - Iggy Pop Lust For Life

  7. To lazy to type a list today, but here's a wonderful version of one of my favorite Kinks tunes.


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