"Naked and Red" by Colour Revolt
from Plunder, Beg, and Curse
So ignore the fact that these dudes are from Mississippi and spell their bandname like they're British. Times are tough when all you got goin' on in your hood is a river.
The bottom line is, this track is amazing and the album is so damn good it's making my top 10 lists for various rags. The production is phenomenal, the guy's scratchy Beefheart (but less dissonant) vox and the fuzzy sound make this an amazing album.
This album would be ideal for road tripping (or while on a shitty tour in a beat up van). This is the song I want to hear when I'm in BFE en route to Flying J and dreaming of better paying gigs.
And the lyrics are killer: God is swinging from the liquor tree/look at everything he finds/God knows all about you and me/lucky I got something to hide."
And its' been awhile since I've been on here so hello fellow chims.
"new gold dream" by simple minds
from early gold
Man...this song is THE JAM.
i forgot how radical simple minds were.
this makes me so happy. i can't explain.
just listen to it. it's like the john hughes
anthem that never was. but hell, they did
pretty well with the theme song they did
have. cough. for the breakfast club. cough.
"*all*" by the cure
man, i haven't posted in awhile but what a great album to come back to. from the lush shoegazy opening of "plainsong" to the sick sweetness of "fascination street" , this album makes me feel like i'm in high school - preferably one of those school days where it doesn't suck and we're partaking in some underage drinking in someone's backyard and debating who's hotter: robert smith or morrissey. ha. um... i'll vote for dave gahan.
"We Have This Place Surrounded" by The Boxer Rebellion
(link didn't show up...go to their myspace ...first song on
You know I love this kind of shiz...
Seriously, I haven't heard a band that sells me with just one song since TV on the Radio with "Staring at the Sun".
The vocals are unique and don't follow the current "rip off Joy Division/Bauhaus" trend that you know I hate so much. The guitars are sweet and lush, MBV-style goodness and the breakdown at the end is sick. I love the basslines too...they remind of the boozey Slowdive sound.
They've played Glastonbury. Toured with the Walkmen. Are pals with Morning After Girls. Were originally signed by Alan McGee...and yet no one in the States knows them? Travesty. Glad I found them. I'm spreading the word now.
the boxer rebellion site
and on myspace...
I get to see them in London in Sept. yay.
"regret" by new order
it's a sunny day -
if you're in l.a.
this is a good tune for days when you're happy
the title kinda throws you off...thanks bernard...
but hey...good tune.
"hair shoes" by pale saints
from in ribbons
Although the song title is a bit of a misnomer,
this is a truly great shoegaze hit. When I first
found this album I wasn't too impressed with
it but the more I listen the more it grows on
me. Strange enough, I went from listening to
MBV's Isn't Anything to this album yesterday...
man...MBV didn't hold up (minus the song
Lose My Breath)
Anyhow...this song is lyrically simple but very
"live set on KCRW" by she wants revenge
here i go again with my "stop biting
ian curtis" routine which is nowadays
called "stop biting interpol" (who i
don't like) or for the
oldies "stop biting bauhaus."
the first track i heard from swr, i liked,
i will admit. i'm very familiar with justin
warfield's work. he remixed depeche
mode under the name "one inch punch."
did a track w/ placebo, had a semi-
successful l.a. band called tape...what evs,
these guys are both studio pros...
but their live set on KCRW
today was AWFUL. i can not believe they've
sold out the henry fonda and that anyone can
listen to their music which i can only describe as
"lumbering" at best...lyrics like "she loves me/she
loves me not"? blech.
i can believe they
are on fred durst's label...
"all i want for christmas" by mariah carey
from i have no idea
i do not hate this song.
i kind of like it.
i am closing out 2005 on
a mariah carey note.
i used to sing vision of love
in 8th grade so...
there ya go
"we could go far" by the Sound
from all fall down
I'm having an Adrian Borland love affair lately.
It's really a shame this band did't achieve the success
their contemporaries did (like Echo and the Bunnymen
etc. -who I'm seeing tonight actually...)
Sounds to me like Simple Minds took vocal cues from
him...sometimes he and Bono have the same timbre.
Their story is really fascinating and his suicide in 1999
is one of the worst things I've read in awhile.
Bio/info is here
I tried to upload but it took too long...boo. but check that
site for some footage etc. esp. if you're fans of Chameleons,
"Y'all Ain't Ready" by K Fed (aka britney's husband)
from who cares
yer damn right, we ain't ready.
K Fed...check it...or not...
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Total tracks posted: 76
Member since: March 5, 2005
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