I obviously couldn’t come up with a better name, but oh well.
Will be posting a lot of tunes on here… Mostly current stuff, because the psychedelic rock scene right now is pretty fucking amazing. There’s a whole ton of brilliant lesser-known bands I’ll be posting.
So if you wanna follow it, go ahead.
I obviously couldn’t come up with a better name, but oh well.
Might start a psych blog…
Would probably focus on mostly newer stuff because there is so much good shit going on right now.
The only thing stopping me is that I can’t think of a good name for it…
Recent record haul… I’m absolutely psyched with all of these! Some really rare and killer stuff. Props to my dad for braving record store day and picking these records up for me… He also had to order the Melvins 7”s for me as I was at work when they went on sale… So I only have this stuff thanks to him!
The Flaming Lips - 7 Skies H3 LP
A 50 minute edit of the 24 hour song on clear vinyl in a cool reflective silver sleeve… I love this song and thank god they released this because it makes so much more manageably digestible! It’s split into ten tracks, which makes it a bit easier to navigate, like an ‘index’ as to what some of the different sections are. I’ve been playing this a lot. It makes me want to revisit the full version again - I mean, the two can quite happily coexist considering this omits over 23 hours of the song (including some really cool bits)… There’s a totally different vibe when you put on the full version because it feels endless, so you can REALLY space out to those long jamming sections. What I really want now is a version of the 24 hour one which has been split into discrete sections like this, but keeping the full length of it because I could totally listen to some of these sections for an hour or so…
The Brian Jonestown Massacre / Magic Castles - Split 12”
Two bands. Two tracks each. One of the BJM tracks on here is gonna be on the new album… The other isn’t. They’re both good, but not quite in the same league as some stuff the BJM have done. I’d only heard of Magic Castles before, never any of their stuff - it’s pretty good, but it’s not blowing me away.
Melvins - A Tribute To David Bowie 7”
J.G. Thirlwell of Foetus guests on vocals for two Bowie tunes - the sublime Station To Station and exclusive b-side Breaking Glass. Station To Station is one of the best covers these guys have done in their long career (high praise considering how many covers they’ve done). Breaking Glass is really good, too. This is definitely one of my favourites in the Clowns series… It’s fucking good.
Melvins - A Tribute To Queen
Caleb of Tweak Bird on vocals on this one, which contains two Queen covers - the rather twee and cheesy Best Friend on side A and Now I’m Here on side B, which I think they used to play live back in the day. This is one where the b-side is probably more enjoyable (which is what makes these 7”s so worth picking up).
Boris with Merzbow - 04092001
This one’s pretty rare…! Limited to 500 copies and released only in Japan about a decade ago, so it’s not one you see too often… I’d been eyeing it up in a shop for a couple of months waiting for the price to drop. On record store day they had a 10% off sale, so I asked my dad to look out for it, and it came in at just under £30, which is about my threshold of justification. It’s a wicked live album recorded in 2001 featuring five songs from Heavy Rocks with Merzbow merzing and bowing on top of them. Recording quality isn’t the greatest, but that kinda works for it. It’s raw and gnarly as fuck… Oh and it’s in a cool reflective foil sleeve, too…
I saw Pharaoh Overlord and Circle in 2011, and I didn’t think Pharaoh Overlord were great - they opened with a cover of Revolution by Spacemen 3 (which appears on the live album ‘Horn’), it has a pretty dull two chord riff and went on for about 10 mins. I’m cool with repeating a riff for like 10 minutes if it’s a good riff, but not if it’s not… I found it a bit boring so I left and went to check out another band on another stage, which I kind of regret now…
If they’d played some of their own stuff, I would have been so on board with that. I’ve sort of really got into them from their studio albums.
On the flipside I thought Circle (which is pretty much the same lineup) were fucking brilliant - though that may have been more for the showmanship. Having listened to some of their records I’ve just been left a bit cold though. They have a huge discography and I’m sure some of it’s gonna be great, but I have no idea what… I’ve listened to Infectio, Sunrise and Arkades - none of which has really done much for me.
So does anyone knows any good Circle albums (preferably somewhat similar to Pharaoh Overlord) they could recommend me?
I’ve been listening to a shit-ton of Pharaoh Overlord lately.
I know I’ve definitely posted this at least once, but holy shit this is maybe the greatest riff EVER. It’s repetitive as fuck and yet I never want it to end.
To be clear, this has a few rapidly repeated base/pedal notes in the different sections but isn’t strictly drone. However, it is a slow development on a riff or two over 45 minutes but with a metal music influenced background.
While most of Orthrelm’s albums sound like Mick Barr wishing he was Chris Arp (nobody will ever be as good as Chris Arp icalledit), this is worth listening to at least once simply because it’s actually somewhat interesting despite ostensibly seeming to be an endurance challenge.
Incidentally if you don’t know who Chris Arp is you should look him up right now because asides from after playing a whole show of this stuff where his fingers begin to wilt, he can play circles around Paul Gilbert.
It’s funny to see this pop up here now - I haven’t listened to this for 5 years but I was just thinking about it the other day…
It’s one of those weird things where it’s just SO repetitive that you can’t help but sort of listen to it in a very different and focussed way - sort of listening for mistakes and discrepancies more than anything else. There isn’t much I find compelling about the music itself…
I actually have the CD and I think it’s got to be the least enjoyable album I own. It sounds like repetitive strain injury. It has always stuck in my memory though, so I guess that’s a good thing…?
Wooden Shjips - Flight
On Saturday, April 19th, 2014, Jack White and Third Man Records succeeded in delivering the World’s Fastest Studio-to-Store Record to Record Store Day fans in Nashville! See how the magic happened and track the day’s events step by step in the Record Store Day 2014 Recap Video.
Not really a huge fan of Jack White’s music, but I do like the set up he’s got going at Third Man Records… They do a lot of very interesting and novel (if not rather gimmicky) stuff. He’s become like the Willy Wonka of records.
All I can think about when I hear the song Killing Me Softly is that time someone stuck their finger up my butt.
A little Monday motivaish for ya.
ceramic dog // “lies my body told me” [your turn]
Marc fucking Ribot.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Revelation (full demo album)
New BJM album is only a month away now! It looks like Anton already posted a demo of the whole thing on youtube in January though… Gotta love that he posts pretty much everything he’s working on up there, even though I can never be bothered to listen to most of it until it’s officially released…