Monday, August 30, 2010
Finally back y'all, not a better way to get back into it than with the next installment of Crunk. We're to Vol. 6 already and not slowin' down, there's always fiends to serve. Vol. 6 highlights include a couple tracks from the hottest mixtape right now, Tity Boi's Trap-A-Velli 2(The Residue) with "Kitchen" and "Fuck The Roof." Also included is a couple tracks by Alabama's finest Jackie Chain with "Diamonds & Cadillacs" brought to us by Julius Bloop and the ridiculous "In & Out." The remix of "Keep My Name Out Yo Mouth" is also dope, but we also have a special surprise from the birthday boy Teddy with an unknown old track from the late 90s. It's labeled "Ted's Track", if you know the title hit me up. Thanks to Bloop and Ted for contributing, here's the playlist bitches:
Kitchen- Tity Boi
Trap Star- Benz & Yo Gotti
Making Love To The Money- Gucci Mane
Diamonds & Cadillacs- Jackie Chain
Paid Da Cost- Slim Thug
Look In The Mirror- Yo Gotti
Trap Boyz Ft. Brite Boyz- Oj Da Juiceman
Coco Loso- Frenchie
Furl Shit- Ted's Track
Stunt On'em JF New Scrappy- Lil Jon
Dangers Not a Stranger- Gucci Mane
Cop A Drop- Trae Tha Truth
Fuck The Roof- Tity Boi
Powder- Young Jeezy
Kush & Lean Ft. Drop- Oj Da Juiceman
Electricity- Gucci Mane
Freeze Me Main- Young Dro
In & Out- Jackie Chain
Keep My Name Out Yo Mouth (Remix)- Three 6 Mafia
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Here's your new favorite album, the heavy psych of the Philippines' Juan De La Cruz with Up In Arms from '71. This is the band's debut after forming in '68 to bring heavy rock to their native country. This album is all over the map blending flutes, piano, and saxophones into killer heavy guitar work. If you don't believe me, listen to "Requiem For A Head" and my personal favorite "Mystery Roach" with it's dirty sax woven into a fuzzy guitar riff. The original six tracks along with an additional five live tracks that surprisingly sound really good are included in the album. Don't sleep on this, enjoy...
Monday, August 16, 2010
It's hotter than the devil's gooch here in Portland causing much impatience on the PC lately, but we're back online with a quick post for your summertime blues. Here's the Swedish singer Pugh Rogefeldt's track "Love, Love, Love" which DJ Shadow fans will recognize instantly for the killer break at the beginning of the track that he sampled for "Mutual Slump" back in the day. It just so happens the track is worthwhile in it's entirety, it has a psychedelic blues/funk feel to it. Enjoy...
Friday, August 13, 2010
Icecross has been growing on me all summer, I can't stop listening to this primitive piece of fuzzed out psychedelic proto-metal. I don't know if that makes any sense, but that's about the only way I can describe it. Icecross is from, you guessed it, Iceland where only 1000 copies of this album were pressed in '73. Fans of psych, metal, prog and experimental will love this album- it belongs in the stash of all hard rock enthusiasts. Besides the rad fuzz leads and heavy darkness, the album cover and anti-establishment/religious lyrics make Icecross some of the best shit I've heard in quite a while. Thanks to the Wyld Chyld once again for putting me on this band, it's about time for another mix trade furl...
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Here's "Night of the Sadist" by Larry and the Blues Notes that I finally tracked down recently. Some of you may recognize this as their "Phantom" track, but this version is the original- pretty much all the producer did was change "Sadist" to "Phantom" in fear of the original edgy lyrics for the time. The "Night of the Sadist" version is of course better in my opinion, its dark lyrics of an attack by a sadistic killer is better conveyed in this garage classic. Enjoy...
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I was having a conversation with my workmate Doppelgänger Joe about Austin the other day when he mentioned an Austin underground country singer by the name of Blaze Foley and the song "Clay Pigeons." I asked him if he could send me the track so I could hear it- and he actually did unlike many who talk and don't deliver. I'm fucking glad he did because the song is really good and Blaze's story is even better, he was dear friends with Townes Van Zandt and has been covered by the likes of Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett and John Prine. Blaze was an exceptional, eccentric song writer (as you'll hear in "Clay Pigeons") with a fascination for duct tape. Apparently he wore duct tape on the tip of his cowboy boots to mock poser cowboys who wore silver tipped cowboy boots and also made a full suit completely out of duct tape in which he could be seen walking around Austin in. A charismatic character to say the least, Blaze was tragically shot to death protecting one of his friends in 1989. I interpret this song as the perfect anthem of the country singin' outlaw drifter who was loved by many, Blaze's story has finally left Austin for the whole world to hear. Thanks again Joe and feel free to hit me up with new shit anytime, enjoy...
Friday, August 6, 2010
Changing pace with 'Wavy Gravy' For Adult Enthusiasts... Various Weird Recordings From The 50's Vol. 1, the origination of what today we call podcasts and other compilations of the like combining B horror/grindhouse film trailers with weird obscure tracks. This is where I got the idea to mix in recorded film scenes into my mixes I used to make for people way back- but nobody can do it like the Wavy Gravy creators. Not only are the trailers along with the songs extremely entertaining- the way they're woven together is brilliant. This compilation is meant to be listened to in its entirety, I suggest having a couple of friends over who won't let their douche flags fly to high and bright to listen to this remarkable comp- you won't be disappointed. The combination of trailers and tracks gives the album a seedy 50s degenerate feel that will hook you, you'll be scrambling to find Vol. 2. Some highlights include the demented country song "Psycho" by none other than the sinister Eddie Noack who's other mental song "Dolores" was featured on the God Less America comp. If I had to pick a favorite it would be "L.S.D" by Wendell Austin, a song about his awful experiences on acid or as he calls it "hallucination blues." This is mandatory people, enjoy the weirdness...
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Here's the original comp that started the Cambodian Rock craze, American tourist Paul Wheeler bought a bunch of cassettes in Phnom Penh and compiled them into this compilation in 1996. Many tracks on Cambodian Rocks have western garage and psych influences blended in with a unique East Asian sound. This music was lost for years during the reign of the Khmer Rouge in which many of these musicians were killed starting in '75. A tragic story to say the least, there's a documentary in production about this story titled Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll that looks amazing- check out the trailer and info here. Many of the tracks deserve Nuggets notoriety, check out "Chnam oun Dop-Pram Muy(I'm 16)" by Ros Sereysothea, "Sralanh Srey Chnas(I Love Mean Girl)" by Pan Ron & In Yeng and "Rom Sue Sue(Dance Soul Soul) by Liev Tuk. This is highly recommended, enjoy...
Old Pot, Tasty Rice
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Since its compilation week I figured it would be a crime not to post this album in it's entirety. This is by far one of my favorite comps of all time, a slew of super obscure country tracks put together by Crypt Records titled God Less America: Country&Western fer all ye Sinners' n' Sufferers, 1955 - 1966. I've already posted a couple tracks off this comp back when I wasn't posting full albums, so now you can enjoy this puppy all the way through. Every track evokes the dark side of country livin'- murder, alcohol and drug abuse, having a stripper for a mother and just plain strange shit. Not only are the lyrics entertaining, but all the sounds and production are even better. This one is not to be missed ya' hear...
It's Nothing To Me
Monday, August 2, 2010
Going to start a theme today posting some of my favorite Compilation albums for your listening pleasure. Here's a perfect way to start with the Stones Throw compilation Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas- the name says it all. This is the first compilation of Brazilian fuzz-funk-psych 45's ever produced, and it is heavy. The whole album encompasses the best psych from the Tropicalia movement, in other words, this shit is bananas! Mandatory for anyone who enjoys anything on this blog. Enjoy...
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