Right, a bit of a mess at the beginning. Sorry about that.
Making up for it straight away however, with Don Caballero's 'Mmmmm Acting, I Love Me Some Good Acting' from their excellent (obviously) World Class Listening Problem LP from 2006. Everyting they've done is pretty much perfect, so there's no real need to start with that particular record if you don't feel like it.
'The Message' (not that one) by Lyon's Ned next. I know very little about these guys I'm afraid. I picked up the LP at a Nuts and Seeds show at the 13th Note a couple of years ago when my band at the time had the honour of supporting them.
Some awkward silence follows, due largely to my amateurism (it won't happen again), before Australia's Ricaine blast us back to where we belong with 'Tact vs. Deceit' from their The Clarity of Distance album. My copy is the French re-issue on Ruminance (2006) but you should know that it originally came out in Australia on Rubber Records, back in 1997.
Gorgeous Iranian new-wave electro-pop from 1984 by Kullish Vahared now, on Japan's Crammed Discs. There'd be no reason not to think that this is a new release. But it's not, it's 25 years old. Wow. T.V.O.D by The Normal now, with an even more impressive vintage- 1978. The first release on Mute records, the label founded by The Normal himself- Daniel Miller. This is really the only record The Normal made. The b-side is as good, 'Warm Leatherette'.
Constellation's HangedUp now, with a typically Constellation-y doom epic. Lots of big strings and dispodant sounding drums made with more than a little help from labelmates GY!BE. From their self-titled 2000 LP.
Einsturzende Neubauten have certainly had some ups and downs in their career, but the last few albums have show them on startling form. This is the title track from their Alles Wieder Offen LP of 2007. Very much recommended, especially if their mid-nineties output let you down.
Another title track, 'Pink' by Boris. Nothing much needs to be said about Boris. Japan, Southern Lord, 決別, 俺を捨てたところ, etc etc.
Keeping it Southern Lord, 'Woe is the Contagion' by Twilight. I still haven't made my mind up about this album from 2005. Southern Lord were going through some changes at the time, and this album has always thrown me a little. Still, it's something you should hear if you haven't.
Everybody knows Sonic Youth's cover of 'Hotwire My Heart', so this is the original, by San Francisco's Crime. This was the first US punk record to come out on an independent label- origianlly issued in 1976 on Crime Records. For obvious reasons, this is the Swami reissue I'm playing.
A tenuous link, but another NYC cover version related tune follows. Loop, from London, doing Suicide's Rocket USA. On Reactor, from 1988 and one of the true great bands of all time. Expect more Loop in the coming weeks.
Death metal grindcore the way on they can, Ipswich's Extreme Noise Terror bring us towards a close. Not just the KLF's Brit Awards backing band... If you haven't heard this album (Being and Nothing) do yourself a favour, and track it down.
I don't know where to begin with Crass. Does anything really need to be said that hasn't already? Sheep Farming In The Falklands. 1982.
Posted at 17:07, 26th October 2009
|A few minutes of...|
|...some background music.||And then it begins.|
|Mmmmm Acting, I Love Me Some Good Acting|
|A moment of silence.|
|Tact vs. Deceit|
|New Blue Monday|
|Alles Weider Offen|
|Woe Is The Contagion|
|Hotwire My Heart|
|One Truth One Hate|
|Extreme Noise Terror||One Truth One Hate|
|Sheep Farming In The Falklands|