Ween's The Mollusk just turned 20 years old (yeesh). That album was basically the official soundtrack to my first apartment. Mickey (Dean Ween) gave a fun oral history of the album recently. I can't believe that an album that sonically polished was basically recorded in houses. Man, my engineering skills are shit.
Burn, baby, burn.
9 Jan 1969
Apparently the boys had a rough go of touring the second time around in Sweden. According to Noel, it was due to exhaustion, boredom, and the biggest problem: no drugs, man.
No major incidents and the games were pretty fun to watch, I guess. Pole vaulting was cool, and that's really the only sport I pay attention to.
Next, we take Tokyo!
AMR's fortnight was a nice change of pace (many thanks, sir). I'm going to focus on trying to dig up some more off the beaten path bands as well. Stuff you've never heard of before. Real indie stuff, you know?
11 Jan 1970
Just a few fleeting moments of summer left. Winter is coming. Let the Swedes soothe you.
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
4 September 1882: Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.
These Aussies dig deeeeeep in the psychedelic 70s, but the results are pretty sweet. I only have these boyos' first album; an unfortunate oversight.
Some good shit for your Sunday.
Homeboy absolutely destroys that pedal steel.
Let's get psychedelic!
Holy Cats, these folks make a lot of noise, but the competing elements are glued together by Teal Gardner's voice. I wasn't a huge fan of their initial release, but their newest album The Trusted Language is excellent.