Wednesday, December 29, 2010
By far one of my favorite albums right now- Naam's S/T debut from '09. From their website:
...Disgusted by the lack of heavy, psychedelic rock and roll, We deliver our deafening sermon to bring a new dawn for all civilization. The vast seas cannot drown Us, the darkest caverns cannot conceal Us, We will conquer insurmountable foes. We are war, We are peace, We are time and space, We are infinite, We are Naam...
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Christmas has came early, I forgot I had this mix of Kool Keith tracks that I made a couple years back- so I'm now giving it to you. A perfect soundtrack to your holiday season equipped with the best Matthew has to offer. Kool Keith has made around roughly 36 albums, and 16 are represented on this mix. As most of you know KK has went under many different aliases over the span of his career, changing between the mostly three styles of Dr. Dooom, Dr. Octagon and Kool Keith. Some of you may have never heard The Cenobites before, the album Keith and The Godfather Don made shortly after the Ultramagnetic MC's disbanded- it's really good. Dr. Octagonecologyst and Sex Style are easily my favorite albums, but throughout his extensive catalog lies some off the wall and great shit, especially his early work. Now you can be both naughty and nice this Christmas just like the two sides of Kool Keith. Ho, Ho, Ho Bitches and enjoy:
Sex Style- Kool Keith Sex Style
Drugs- Kool Keith Spankmaster
Lost in Space- Kool Keith Black Elvis/Lost in Space
Earth People- Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst
Kool Keith Housing Things Ultramagnetic MC's Critical Beatdown
I Run Rap-Dr. Dooom First Come First Served
Souped Up- Masters Of Illusion Kutmasta Kurt Presents Masters Of Illusion
So Bad- Analog Brothers Pimp To Eat
Lex Lugor- Kool Keith & Godfather Don The Cenobites
Break U Off- Kool Keith Diesel Truckers
Blue Flowers- Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst
Bionic Fuse- Mr. Nogatco Nogatco Rd.
Apartment 223- Dr. Dooom First Come First Served
Keep It Real... Represent What?- Kool Keith Sex Style
Diamond District- Kool Keith Project Polaroid
Watch Me Now- Ultramagnetic MC's Critical Beatdown
Halfsharkalligatorhalfman- Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst
Do Not Disturb- Dr. Dooom Dr. Dooom 2
Kick A Dope Verse- Kool Keith & Godfather Don (feat. Bobbito) The Cenobites
I'm Seein' Robots- Kool Keith Black Elvis/Lost in Space
Diamonds- Kool Keith Matthew
Aliens- Dr. Octagon The Return Of Dr. Octagon
Talk To The Romans- Kool Keith Project Polaroid
Welfare Love- Dr. Dooom First Come First Served
Get Off My Elevator- Kool Keith Sex Style
Monday, December 20, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Just got a present in the mail from my main man Mikey who always brings the heat, three mixes of obscure soul, punk and garage. I love getting music in the mail- it was like Christmas morning today, a bunch of new shit to play with. Here's the mix he made especially for the blog, a killer mix of old punk/garage with bands such as Silver Chalice, Death and the Afrika Korps. This is why trading mixes is the best, I've never heard San Diego's The Penetrators before, and the track "Warlord" is a fucking rad rocking, gritty jam and probably my favorite on the mix. Man, when I come across bands like this I think: Holy shit how have I never heard this before? And: I've been living without this in my rotation for how long? Pure inspiration to always keep diggin', always new stuff out there to find. Thanks again Mikey, expect something in the mail here eventually- good luck with the new gig and enjoy the crib. All right, time to crack open a Tecate and get down to this...
Livin' Downtown- The A.D.'s
Jailbait Janet- Afrika Korps
Scam- Corpse Grinders
Politicians In My Eyes- Death
Fallout Shelter- Dennis Most and the Instigators
Talking In My Sleep- The Discreet Doll Band
Cry Real Tears- Gizmos
I'm Sure We're Gonna Make It- Ivy Green
Screwed Up- Menace
Wasted- Silver Chalice
Hit and Run- Satanic Rites
Oh yeah, I just couldn't resist- It was the best Halloween costume of the year, way better than our "ZZ Topless."
Monday, December 6, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
While we're on the topic of covers, I've had this instrumental "Captain Purple Rides Again" by Round Trip Ticket for a while now, its a smooth fuzzy jam:
I then recently realized this is an instrumental remake of the Neil Young cover "Down By The River" by Purple Snow. "Captain Purple Rides Again" makes sense now, as this is one bad-ass cover, a dark soul burner with a completely different edge than the original Neil Young version. The haunting chorus, unique singing and funk beat equals one of the best covers I've heard in a long time...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Eddie Floyd's Stax classic "Big Bird" from '68 is a overlooked gem within Eddie's and even Stax's extensive collection. Floyd wrote this song in a London airport while waiting to return to the States for Otis Redding's funeral in late '67. The driving beat and passion within "Big Bird" has been covered and sampled a number of times, and not to say I'm a huge fan of covers, I just can't get enough of that driving beat originally played by Booker T. Jones. So over the years I've dug up a collection of the artists who did the song justice, but first here's the original if you've never heard it:
Here's a great cover by Rosetta Hightower, the powerful ex-lead singer of one of Philly's finest girl groups The Orlons from the early 60s. She recorded this after moving to England, it has more of a rock, somewhat Temptations psychedelic sound to it. Check it...
Next is a funky sloppy instrumental cover by The Presidents titled "Which Way" from the early 70s. Good shit here, these D.C. furls do it right but not too tight...
Last but not least is Tav Falco's Panther Burns with "Gentleman in Black" off their album Disappearing Angels from '96. Of course this in one of their later albums, they use the "Big Bird" riff for this dark, slow rockabilly track. Tav Falco is responsible for helping artists such as Charlie Feathers, Jesse Mae Hemphill and R.L. Burnside into the spotlight. Check them out if you haven't already...