Thursday, December 30, 2010

Some things I liked this year...

Well...I don't really keep up on new music. There's not too much of it that I like. Here are a few things that caught my eye (or ear,) however:

Electric Wizard - Black Masses
already reviewed it. Here.

Ghost - Opus Eponymous
already talked about it. Here.

Atheist - Jupiter
talked about it in the same thing as the Ghost album.

gONNA gET gOT - Mixtapes on Acid, Vol. 1
I dunno if I mentioned this one...I did a whole feature on this group and their previous incarnation The O a while back, but his newest release is pretty good, too. It's not AS good as some stuff, but whatever. It's not really a mixtape...it's just a regular album with songs that kind of flow together. A couple are really good and a few are way too poppy for my taste.

That album 'The Bad Wife' by Julie Christmas was pretty cool, too.

I dunno...I'm listening to this split by Oranssi Pazuzu and Candy Cane and it's pretty awesome. At least the Oranssi stuff is. They were featured for a brief moment on Forte a few weeks ago for their fusion of Can/Faust-style jamming with black metal. This stuff is pretty similar to their 2009 album.

Shit, I really don't know beyond that. I hate music.

...yeah, looked through my stuff a few times more and still didn't find anything.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Society's Fault - Episode 24...Christmas Eve Edition

...alright, so we didn't actually play much Christmas music. But fuck that shit anyhow. Here's some rock and roll for ya:

podcast.


Playlist:

Proto-punk:
Big Star - Jesus Christ
Blue Cheer - Doctor Please
Pink Fairies - I'm Going Down
Zakarrias - Country Out of Reach
Mount Rushmore - I Don't Believe in Statues
Tom Waits - Big Joe and Phantom 309

Punk:
Crime - Rockabilly Drugstore
Wipers - D-7
Wynona Riders - Break
Pinhead Gunpowder - Beastly Bit
Eat - Communist Radio
Dead Kennedys - Moon Over Marin
DOA - World War Three
Dwarves - Anybody Out There
MDC - My Family is a Little Weird
DI - Johnny's Got a Problem
Screeching Weasel - Hey Suburbia
Meat Puppets - Climbing
Vapors - Prisoner

Post-punk:
Hum - I'd Like Your Hair Long
Alice Donut - War Pigs
Joy Division - Decades
Green Day - One of My Lies
Mission of Burma - Red
Jawbreaker - Oyster
Earth - section of 'Earth 2'

That's it...no Forte this week cuz of familial obligations. I'll have more downloads soon, I think.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Forte 10...a big fat hen?

I dunno...Just another week's show. Nothin' spectacular, I guess. Played a couple Voivod tracks I hadn't played on the show before. Lots of black metal and grindcore...LOTS of lo-fidelity.

Podcast.


Pantheist - Sloth
Magrudergrind - Conditioned Minds
Wall of Sleep - Into the Light
Forgotten Spell - The Storm of Crying Funeral Souls
Death Angel - Thrashers
Iron Butter - Swish
Windhand - Wintersun
Watchtower - Tyrants in Distress
Voivod - Inner Combustion
Dehumanized Earth - Gaspillage
Skullcrusher - Lost in My Mind
Ghast - Terrible Cemetery
Down - Bury Me in Smoke
Encoffination - The Sacrament of Offering
Candy Striper Death Orgy - Holocaustic
Necrophagist - Seven
Voivod - Nothingface
Karg - Ereignishorizont
Gallhammer - State of Gloom
Torture Chain - Part II of 'Across Great Landscapes to a Legacy of Blood'
Black Steel - Slaughterhouse
Fudge Tunnel - Sunshine of Your Love
Unmen - Wishful Thinking
Entombed - Blood Song
Untimely Demise - Streets of Vice
Arraigo - Crias de Crias
Kiss - Hard Times
Therion - Morbid Reality
Wrnlrd - Blood
Deathspeed - The Day of Doom

I won't be doing this show on Christmas Eve because it's late at night and by that time I'll be out of town. Still. Society's Fault, eh? 3-5 pm? I'll be there. The group Windhand that I played during this show comes highly recommended. That's all.

Society's Fault - Episode 23

Oops. We didn't realize Captain Beefheart died the day we did this show. Oh well, everybody else was freaking about it and playing his records non-stop. Didn't even know the dude was still alive...he hasn't done any music in what, like 30 years? I think it was just an excuse for WIDR DJ's to show how 'hip' they are. Haha. Guess what? Even more Pansy Division this week. Merry fuckin' Christmas. Here's the Society's Fault podcast.

Playlist:

Proto-punk:
Deviants - Billy the Monster

The Church Mice - Babe, We're Not Part of Society

Syd Barrett - Two of a Kind

The Monks - I Hate You

Virgin Insanity - Time of Sorrow's Gone Soon

Kinks - Dead End Street

Crushed Butler - Factory Grime

Holocaust - Savage Affection

Roxy Music - Re-Make Re-Model

Stooges - We Will Fall


Punk:
Child Molesters - (I'm the) Hillside Strangler

Misfits - Come Back

The Jerks - Get Your Woofing Dog Off Me

Didjits - Who's Ready to Get High?

Minor Threat - Cashing In

Screeching Weasel - Zombie

Dead Milkmen - Gorilla Girl

Green Day - Green Day

Flipper - Life

Bad Religion - Latch Key Kids


Pansy Division mega-set:
Bill and Ted's Homosexual Adventure

Homo Christmas

Headbanger

Hippy Dude

Deep Water

Sweet Insecurity


Post-punk:
Mission of Burma - Peking Spring

The Church - The Unguarded Moment
(request)
Billy Bragg - Richard

Billy Bragg - Lovers Town Revisited

Husker Du - The Biggest Lie

Dinosaur Jr - The Lung


Don't worry...we'll be there for a brand new show on Christmas Eve because we're punk rockers and we hate our families.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Obscuro! Mixtape #6...'Shut Up, J. Mascis, aka Humor in Music'

Don't get me wrong. I love Dinosaur Jr. But...I definitely don't agree with J. Mascis' assertion that 'humor does not belong in music.' I can't really back this up right now, but I read an interview a few years ago where he said something like that in regards to groups like Ween and the Dead Milkmen. I've always thought that, when done right, humor and music make an excellent match, so here's a mix of funny songs for you. Intentionally funny, that is. Some of these groups are serious groups, and others tend to do more comedic than serious songs. Front and back cover, just like last time. Be forewarned: Some of this shit is DEFINITELY X-rated material.

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Tracklist:

1. Butt Trumpet - "I'm Ugly and I Don't Know Why" - Primitive Enema, 1994
Sloppy musicianship, dueling girl/guy vocals...no, we're not talking about Beat Happening...this is x-rated punk group Butt Trumpet's ONLY single (as far as I know.) You can tell with song titles like 'Dead Dogs in My Garage' that these guys/gals have a real immature sense of humor. Classic novelty of the grunge era.

2. Pansy Division - "Bill and Ted's Homosexual Adventure" - Pile Up, 1995
Green Day brought these fellas along on their first major US tour...I wonder what the hundreds of drunk frat boys thought of this. Pansy Division perfectly combine catchy pop songs with over-the-top queercore lyrics. 80% of the time they're being hilarious, but then they'll turn out depressing tunes like 'Deep Water.' Cool guys. I like 'em a lot. Not in THAT way, though..

3. Goldie Lookin' Chain - "HRT" - Safe as Fuck, 2005
An 8-member Welsh rap group that tackles important issues like buying cheap hash, trading said hash for Indian takeout food, and of course, wearing tracksuits. I think the joke is on the listener in this case, because there's no way these guys are really that dumb. Especially considering how 'intelligent' some of the music is. This one was particularly humorous to me because I remember DARE officers in junior high telling us that if you smoked pot too much you'd grow tits.

4. Dead Milkmen - "Taking Retards to the Zoo" - Big Lizard in My Backyard, 1985
What comedy-music compilation would be complete without these guys? One of the longest running, and funniest punk groups with a sense of humor...this was the very first song I heard by them, and it won me over big time. It's short, and to the point, and how can you hate the smirky, bored tone of Rodney Anonymous? The Milkmen are the coolest.

5. The Frogs - "Baby Greaser George" - It's Only Right and Natural, 1989
The Frogs are one of my favorite bands, hands down. They're great musicians, and who else could make shit like this up ON THE SPOT? This tune is WAY X-rated, as are many of their best ones. If you think the idea of a pedophile orally raping a baby and getting his dick bit off is funny, then you WILL enjoy this song.

6. Heathen Dan - "I Like" - World's Worst Records, Vol. 1, 1983
I have no idea where this song comes from, who recorded it, or why they recorded it. All I know is that it's on this 'World's Worst Records' compilation, which should really be called 'Worlds BEST Records.'

7. Ween - "Reggaejunkiejew (Live)" - At the Cat's Cradle, 1992
An early live recording by these two creeps. Another classic group of comedy-rock that proves humor and music DO belong together. The brothers Ween are geniuses...although this might not be the best example of that. Try 'The Mollusk' LP if you don't believe me.

8. Crispin Hellion Glover - "Auto-Manipulator" - The Big Problem Does Not Equal the Solution. The Solution Equals Let it Be, 1989
Considering his only record veers from noisy sound collages to spoken word, to offbeat rap songs like this...it's pretty obvious that 'Back to the Future' star Crispin Glover is a fucking wild man. It's even more obvious if you've seen the two films he's directed and tours the country promoting. Considering that he pretty much only plays psychotic roles, and is a VERY awkward (albeit very nice) person to talk to, I'd say it's not all just an act...

9. Anal Cunt - "311 Sucks" - I Like it When You Die, 1997
They do. Seth Putnam is the stand-up comedian of heavy metal.

10. Bloodhound Gang - "She Ain't Got No Legs" - Use Your Fingers, 1995
Okay, if you don't think these guys are funny in some respect, you're probably just an asshole. Music critics, I'm looking at you. How come every review of the Gang is a shitty one? Jimmy Pop is a lot more clever than people give him credit for. That being said, this song is stupid as fuck, and also very crude. But, listen very closely and you'll hear a pretty accurate recreation of The Cure's 'Close to Me' in the background. Legend has it that Robert Smith hand-wrote a nasty letter to the Bloodhounds upon being asked for permission to use his song. Rob just doesn't get the joke...

11. MC Trachiotomy - "Angel Dust" - ...w/ Love from Tahiti, 2002
Not sure what to say about this one, but I think it's funny...deconstructionist/crackhead rap music made by some psycho from New Orleans.

12. Sun City Girls - "Pornoshop" - Horse Cock Phepner, 1987
The Sun City Girls aren't really a joke band, but they do their fair share of 'humor' tunes. Especially on this record. Basically, when they're not covering Egyptian surf songs or making gamelan sounds with their guitars, they're making fun of politics and censorship. This is another X-rated tune.

13. Zoogz Rift - "Sit down and Shut Up" - Ipecac, 1984
Kinda like a more foul-mouthed Frank Zappa, this dude plays all the instruments and talks crazy shit. He was also a wrestler, I think.

14. Mindless Self Indulgence - "Pussy All Night" - Tight, 1999
Alright, so MSI got pretty shitty in recent years, but there was a time when they were cranking out hilarious electro-rap-punk classics. This is from their first LP, which is apparently out of print for some reason. Too bad. I used to have it, but I lost it.

15. MC Potbelly - "Santa is Dead" - My Favorites, ???
This is a middle-aged accountant who can't really rap and probably thinks he's a lot funnier than he is. That's not to say he ISN'T funny.

16. Frank Zappa - "Broken Hearts are For Assholes" - Sheik Yerbouti, 1979
The godfather of comedy-rock, with a hilarious mid-period song. I like Zappa best when he's making jokes like this and not fucking around with classical music.

17. MC Paul Barman - "Talking Time Travel" - Paullelujah!, 2002
Usually Paul is MCing, but here he's kinda talking over some weird folk samples. His raps are extremely clever, but for some reason this track made me laugh the hardest.

18. Freddie Blassie - "Pencil Neck Geek" - I Bite the Songs, 1975
A one-time world-famous wrestler who loved calling people geeks, Freddie decided to take his token phrase to the music world. I'm sure glad he did. This song is hilarious, and was even covered by Mr. Bungle at several shows.

19. Ugly Duckling - "Meatshake" - Taste the Secret, 2003
This is from the group's concept album about a fictitious fast food chain that serves nothing but meat. It takes some truly twisted minds to even come up with the idea of a milkshake made out of meat (I think) and they execute the idea very well. Just goofy, silly fun. Probably the tamest song on here, but also one of the funniest.

20. Fat Boys - "Don't You Dog Me" - S/T, 1984
Maybe the Fat Boys aren't a joke band, but they're definitely a novelty act. How else can you explain 3 huge guys rapping about how much food they can eat? This song turned up in the 'Krush Groove' movie, too, which is a really fucking cool movie.

21. The Presidents of the United States of America - "Boll Weevil" - S/T, 1995
Probably the most successful comedy-rock group in recent times...I grew up on this shit, and it's still funny. Unlike some of the groups on here, the humor doesn't overtake the quality of the music.

Alright, there ya go.

Monday, December 13, 2010

...More weird shit to make up for posting my own stuff twice

Here is the Divine Styler's 1991 album 'Spiral Walls Containing Autumns of Light.' This is more 'rap' stuff (if you can really call it that) like the New Kingdom post last week...but batshit in a completely different way. If you've heard the Styler's late-80's B-boy raps, this album doesn't make much sense (especially considering it came out only like 2 years later.) I think you could only call maybe 3-4 tunes on here 'rap' songs, and the rest of them walk the line between Prince-style funk, industrial noise-scapes, heavy metal, spoken word, and pretty much anything else experimental. What was this dude on? Probably acid.

Divine Styler - 'Spiral Walls Containing Autumns of Light'

Tracklist:

1. Am I an Epigram for Life
2. Touch
3. In a World of U
4. Love Lies and Lifetime's Cries
5. Livery
6. Grey Matter
7. Heaven Don't Want Me and Hell's Afraid I'll Take Over
8. Mystic Sheep Drink Electric Tea
9. Width in My Depth
10. The Next
11. Euphoric Rangers
12. Walk of Exodus
13. Aura

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Self promotion...round 2

Okay, so I just dug this CD out of the dirtpile and figured I would throw it up here. It's one of the (in my opinion) best recordings I've ever played on. Too bad we never found a bassist and disintegrated after about 3 months of playing. The group was called Apres Cote...which I think means 'before coast' in French, but it sounds kinda like Apricot if you say it, which was our intent. This is a 5-song EP, partly done live to 2-track reel tape and partly done in Pro-Tools. Quality stuff, I reckon. We even pretended it was 1973 to all our friends to suit our 'retro' vibe. It probably wasn't much fun for anybody but us.

Apres Cote - 1810 Charles EP

Tracklist:

1. (F)Untitled
2. Crispin Glover
3. The Gray Man in Trouble
4. Bono Fell Off the Edge
5. Pastor of Muppets

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Shameless self promotion...The HATE Noise on Pleonasm!

Occasionally, I put up some of my own music for download here. This time, it actually overlaps with previous program on WIDR (Obscuro!--where this site's name comes from)...sort of. A lot of the oddball shit I gathered for that program came from THIS website. This dude does an 'incorrect music' program on WFMU in Jersey and looks for all types of homemade stuff to post on his site/play on his show. I was actually turned onto this site by a fellow WIDR DJ (J-Unit from the Deuce Project, I do believe) and thought it would probably be a good outlet for some of my recording endeavors. I sent Mr. Cummings a 2-disc set of my recordings under the guise of The HATE Noise, and he wrote back, wondering if we could do two compilations--one of sociopathic rap jams (which I had plenty of) and one of musical crank calls (there was only one of these on the original disc.)

So, we put up the rap stuff.

...then I took my damn sweet time organizing a few crank-call sessions. Here are the results. Apparently, they're so funny that we get to do another round (or two, or three!)

Both these posts have full-length album downloads, and apparently they're getting around because one of our rap tunes turned up in some beer-brewing guy's podcast, and like 3200 people have listened to the shit. Crazy.

Forte 9, feelin' fine

...and I dropped some more metal on ya this week, too. Didn't really do too much preparation, but there were still surprisingly few errors. Also, an incredibly bizarre EP in its entirety by a 'pagan, experimental' black metal band from the Ukraine called Brainstorm.

Podcast.

Playlist:

Deep Purple - Highway Star
Apolion's Genocide - La Torre de Amon
Black Dahlia Murder - Closed Casket Requiem (request)
Eyehategod - Shinobi
Death - Evil Dead
Saxon - 747 (Strangers in the Night)
Thorr-Axe - Sundering of the Frost Giant

Brainstorm - Coifrtcilmee
Brainstorm - My Total Vision
Brainstorm - Fiery Ritual

Metallica - The Four Horsemen (request)
Wormphlegm - Tomb of the Ancient King
Celtic Frost - Dawn of Meggido
Dillinger Escape Plan - 43% Burnt
Time Crypt - Cursed Electrospirit
Killed by Indians - Someone That
Purtenance - Black Vision
White Zombie - Demonspeed
Atlantean Kodex - Pilgrim
Church of Misery - Ripping into Pieces
Holy Terror - Immoral Wasteland
Reencarnacion - Nexus Universalis
Hallow - V
Vulcano - Spirits of Evil
Burzum - Kaimadalthas' Nedstigning (request)
Darkthrone - Graven Takeheimens Saler (request)
Dead Horse - Peaceful Death
Tormentor - Trance
Wheelfall - Through the Desert
Faith No More - The Morning After

That's th' 'ole fuck'n thing. A few requests, and a few repeats, but not too horrible of a show.

Society's Fault - Episode 22

Lots of requests this time...plus we brought in an acoustic and did some homemade bed music. It kinda sucked. We weren't especially funny, either, even though we think we are. Apparently we also did a good job of pushing the limits regarding what you can play on air...some pretty racy stuff, including Pansy Division's 'Smells like Queer Spirit.' Hell yeah.

Download that shit damn podcast.


Playlist:

Proto-punk:
T. Rex - Mambo Sun
Can - Pinch
Cream - We're Going Wrong
Iggy Pop and James Williamson - Kill City
Pearls Before Swine - (Oh Dear) Miss Morse
Circuit Rider - Limousine Ride
Amon Duul II - Cerberus
Kinks - Big Sky
Mad River - Amphetamine Gazelle

Punk:
Pansy Division - Smells like Queer Spirit
Blue Cheer - Magnolia Caboose Babyfinger (request) -- technically proto-, but fuck off.
Dead Milkmen - Bitchin' Camaro
Wire - Mannequin
Misfits - In the Doorway
Husker Du - Don't Try to Call
Wipers - Romeo
Mr. T Experience - Velveeta
Suicidal Tendencies - Won't Fall in Love Today
Fifteen - Intentions
King Missile - Sensitive Artist (request)
Bad Brains - Big Takeover
Bad Religion - We're Only Gonna Die
Television - The Dream's Dream

Post-punk:
Gang of Four - Had Send in the Army
Shudder to Think - Chakka
Swell Maps - BLAM!!! (request)
Fugazi - Turnover
The Glove - Mr. Alphabet Says
Ween - Laura
Slint - Don, Aman

We're gonna burn up your radio next week.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dude, what the fuck is this shit?

Seriously. I just heard this record yesterday...'Paradise Don't Come Cheap' by New Kingdom. It was on a list of 'different' rap albums, much like the Sensational stuff I put up a while back. I think this one takes the cake on the weirdness factor, though. The beats aren't so much beats as they are noisy bongwater sound collages, and the two dudes don't so much rap as they rasp and growl incomprehensibly about whatever the fuck they want. Plus every song is sloooooooooooowwwwwwww and kinda dizzy-feeling. Check out the lyricals:
'Have you ever been suspended in....AAAAIIIIIRRRR?? Well, I have in my favorite chair, in my favorite room, where I hope shit can't break me out this cocoon.' (Suspended in Air)
One of the all-around coolest rap albums ever. So, I'm putting it up as a download.

Artist: New Kingdom
Album: Paradise Don't Come Cheap
Year: 1996

Tracklist:

1. Mexico or Bust
2. Horse Latitudes
3. Infested
4. Unicorns were Horses
5. Kickin' Like Bruce Lee
6. Shining Armor
7. Paradise Don't Come Cheap
8. Co Pilot
9. Big 10 1/2
10. Valhalla Soothsayer
11. Animal
12. Half Asleep
13. Terror Mad Visionary
14. Suspended in Air
15. Journey to the Sun

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Bizarro Jerry's Kutout Bin Klassics, Vol. 6

...and look at that shit. Three posts in one day. That's probably a new record for the site. So here we have Lazy's second album 'The Lazy Music Group.' I don't care for the first one too much...it's just a Beat Happening ripoff that's kinda boring overall. This one, however, is a LOT different. I love pretty much all mid-90's grunge-rock bands that got signed to a major for one record then broke up, so maybe I'm biased, but these guys (er...girls and guy) are like Beat Happening with the balls of Dinosaur Jr or something. It's weird hearing this because the formula is pretty similar stylistically to my own group, Coma Nova. The dude yells and plays nasty-loud guitar, and the girl sings weird lyrics in a plain voice. Some of the songs are a little repetitive, but 1, 3, 6, 7, 9 and 11 are all terrific. Released in 1996 on Roadrunner Records for some reason.

Lazy - 'The Lazy Music Group'

Tracklist:

1. Favorite Song
2. Cut it
3. Stella Drye
4. Get it Right
5. Shut Down
6. What I Need
7. Cherry Smash
8. Petrified
9. Taya
10. All About You
11. Cinderella
12. Half Assed
13. Johnny Come Lately

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other Kutout Bin Klassics:

Vol. 1

Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4
Vol. 5

Forte 8, too much black metal? Not likely!

...but there sure was a fucking lot of it! That's the way we like it here at Forte. I played 4 cuts from the album 'Muukalainen Puhuu' by Oranssi Pazuzu, a Finnish group that walks the line between traditional black metal and kraut-rock like Can and Faust. What the fuck, right? It's an interesting mix for sure. I would say everybody into progressive music of any sort should check these guys out. Probably the most original thing I've heard in the past few months. Check out their myspace page.

Beyond that, just a whole lot of strange stuff and a really long doom-rock cut.

Podcast.

Playlist:

Raw Moon - 3rd
Drakar - Demon Uchvatitel
Slayer - Kill Again

Oranssi Pazuzu - Myohempien Aikojen Pyhien Teatterin Rukoilijasirkka
Oranssi Pazuzu - Kangastus 1968
Oranssi Pazuzu - Kerettilainen Vuohi
Oranssi Pazuzu - Korppi

Grave Digger - Violence
Heinous Killings - Dissected Spinal Cord
YOB - Revolution
Murder Construct - End of an Error (New from Relapse)
Lullaby - My Master Lucifer
Lonesummer - The Stars on Our Fingers
Wizards - The Beauty and the Beast
Hell Darkness - Iron Thrash Metal
Druid Lord - Gorgon Witch
Voivod - Chaosmongers
Pandemia - Agonia
Leviathan - At the Door to the Tenth Sublevel of Suicide
Spirit Caravan - Kill Ugly Naked
Satanic Corpse - Blue Rotted Skin of the Corpse
Daath - Indestructible Overdose
Voices - When the Fool (Became Heir to the Throne)
Belzebong - Bong Thrower
Fallen Christ - Slave to Evil
Fallen Christ - Infernal Majesty
Isis - False Light
Amesoeurs - I XIII V XIX XV V XXI XVIII XIX - IX XIX - IV V I IV
Dead Horse - My Apology
Anu - A Sorrowful Funeral Night
Skold - Chaos

The next post will be a download. For sure.

Society's Fault - Episode 21...aka Society's Fault is old enough to drink!

That's right, and we got totally drunk as fuck. Not really actually, but we did play some good proto-punk, punk and post-punk. Plus we got real goofy on air. That's nothing new, though. Check the pot-cast.

..and the played-list:

Proto-punk:
Michael Yonkers Band - Boy in the Sandbox
Debris - Boyfriend
Rocket from the Tombs - So Cold (request)
Rita Lee - And I Love Her
The Stranglers - Hanging Around
Lucifer - What was that Thing I Saw You with Last Night?
Skip Spence - Grey/Afro
Raspberries - Tonight

Punk:
MIA - Boredom is the Reason
Jim Carroll Band - Wicked Gravity
Saccharine Trust - Our Discovery
The Crowd - Modern Machine
Dodge Dart - Jesus Ain't My Friend
Wipers - Over the Edge
Wipers - Doom Town
Wipers - So Young (obviously we love this record a lot)
Crimpshrine - Sanctuary
Screamers - Vertigo
Agent Orange - It's in Your Head

Post-punk:
Alice Donut - Big Ass (request)
Devo - Space Junk
The Cure - Do the Hansa
Butthole Surfers - Bar-B-Q Pope
Jigsaw - Sour
Stone Roses - Bye Bye Bad Man
Mustard Plug - Beer (Song) (request)
Yello - Bostich
Young Marble Giants - Eating Noddemix

Mustard Plug is kind of stupid, but we like to make the listeners happy. They're not really post-punk either...kinda just shitty 3rd wave ska. Oh well.

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Cure

I've been listening to pretty much exclusively The Cure for the past couple of weeks, and have no plans to change my listening habits anytime soon.

It's been a good half-decade since I seriously sat down and listened to their music, and even sold off a lot of my old Cure CD's in that time. Now I kinda wish I hadn't. For a while it was 'oh, the old punk stuff is good and so is 'The Top' but everything else sucks,' then 'I guess 'Disintegration' is pretty cool, too,' then, 'oh fuck it, it's all good, even the stuff that isn't.'

So, on that note, here is how I NOW rank The Cure's discography from favorite to least favorite:

The Top (1984)
Not too typical of the 'Cure' sound, but what album is, really? This one is by far the weirdest and hardest listen, but maybe that's why it's still my favorite overall. Or maybe it's because there are the doom and gloom tracks ('Shake Dog Shake')AND the upbeat pop tracks ('The Caterpillar'.) It sounds like Robert Smith on acid, and apparently that's exactly what it is (as he was using LSD daily at this point)

Disintegration (1989)
I used to hate this record for some reason...thought it was kinda boring and dated-sounding. Now I see that's not the case at all, and that 'Plainsong' is even heavier than the heaviest Electric Wizard tracks. Seriously. Turn those synths into distorted guitars and see what happens.

Seventeen Seconds (1980)
This was close...and honestly, this is probably one of the lesser-listened-to albums of theirs, but the overall mood can't be beat. I would put it further down on the list, but in the right time and place, this one is aces.

Three Imaginary Boys/Boys Don't Cry (1979)
These two are together because it's basically the same record, give or take a couple tracks. If you compile them all together, it makes one big great punk record. Simple songs with really odd lyrics and arrangements. Listening to this, it's no surprise why these guys got so many second chances (and they almost always disappoint some people, which is another reason why I like them so much--that they're not afraid to do this.)

The Head on the Door (1985)
A pop record...kind of...this is one of the albums most people know. Everything on it is great, even the tracks that weren't singles. I especially like 'Push.'

Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987)
To me, this and 'Head' are pretty much interchangeable, although this one is a good deal longer. Same mood, same types of songs, etc.

Bloodflowers (2000)
The more I listen to this album, the more I like it. Similar to 'Disintegration' but with more 'modern' production techniques. It'll probably end up moving up in the list someday. Maybe. Ha.

Pornography (1982)
Used to hate this one, too...it's not so bad, really. REALLY dark stuff, but the best songs on it are perhaps some of the Cure's best songs overall.

Japanese Whispers (1983)
This isn't really an 'album,' but it is 8 songs that don't appear on any other release (other than their respective singles.) THIS is the only Cure album that really sounds dated to me now, with all the cheesy synths, but 'Lovecats' is so damn good.

Wish (1992)
Good, not great. That's all I gotta say about it. The singles are good, and a couple other tracks stand out.

Faith (1981)
Never got into this one too much. Still don't like it all that well. It sounds too much like a 'lesser' version of 'Seventeen Seconds'--like those songs without the cool vocals effects and mood pieces. I gave it multiple tries. Oh well. Not every one is a winner.

Wild Mood Swings (1996)
Gonna have to re-listen to this one, too, but it's kind of like 'Wish' in that nothing really stands out too much. 'Mint Car' is a really gay song and I don't like it too much.

I haven't listened to their two most recent albums (4:13 Dream and S/T) so I can't really say anything about those. Didn't like what I heard from S/T, but what I heard from 'Dream' wasn't all that bad.

...once again, just 'cuz some of these are lower on the totem pole, that doesn't mean I HATE them, per se. I actually appreciate all the music Robert Smith has created, and I think he's one of the best living songwriters. Obviously not every song he writes is a home run, but for how many albums his band has done, I'd say they're pretty much untouchable.

...also, as an honorary mention, 'The Exploding Boy' doesn't appear on any album but the 'Join the Dots' B-Sides collection, and is my FAVORITE Cure song of all time. It almost moves that compilation to the top, even though some of it isn't that good. Actually, the first disc is about 80% great. 'Mr. Pink Eyes,' a b-side from 'The Top,' is another favorite of mine.

The list, overall, is a little inaccurate too, because it probably varies from day to day. For example, today I've been rocking 'Bloodflowers' nonstop, and haven't even given a thought to 'Kiss Me x3.' Oh well.

Pretty soon here, I'm gonna post a collection of lo-fi Cure covers that myself and the Coma Nova folk have been putting together. Some are pretty straightforward, others not so much.

Now go out there and give your entire paycheck to Robert Smith in exchange for these wonderful albums.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Films 1

Well, if you haven't guessed from past posts (i.e. this Halloween one), I am just as into movies (good ones) as I am to music. And, if you could guess from the content of this site, most of the movies I watch are out-of-the-ordinary in some way...mostly because ordinary stuff is pretty boring. I hope that doesn't sound 'pretentious,' because I love 'Airheads' just as much as I love 'Gummo.'

Anyhow, here are a few films I've watched recently (some old and some new) that I thought were worth mentioning.
Cemetery Man (1994)
REALLY odd film I watched accidentally when trying to find a good horror film on the night of Halloween. It's actually a whole lot more than that. There are elements of comedy, romance, satire, drama, and surrealism as well. Plus, it's just a damn good story. A caretaker at a cemetery and his basically-mute sidekick have to 'kill' the dead, who awake after 7 days of being in the ground. Along the way, he meets the love of his life (several times) and kills her each time.
Trash Humpers (2009)
Newest 'film' from Harmony Korine, who brought us 'Gummo' (awesome) and the screenplay for 'Kids' (hated it). I always give this fella a chance because a) he's almost certainly batshit crazy and b) 'Gummo' was such a fucked-up and cool movie. This one, while not nearly as cool as that, is still pretty badass. Basically a 'home video'-type film that features a bunch of broken segments of some elderly people fucking shit up and talking smack to each other and young kids. I'm not really sure what the underlying message is, but it looks like Harmony and co. had fun making this, and there are some really creepy and disturbing scenes.The Dark Backward (1991)
Dunno how I never heard of this one before. It's the writer/director of 'Detroit Rock City' (although it's nothing like that film) and it features Bill Paxton and Judd Nelson. It's about two garbage men, one a horrible stand up comic and the other a pushy weirdo with an accordion, and their trials and tribulations on the way to stardom (including a number of fat women and an arm growing out of Judd Nelson's back). Weird weird weird, fucking weird. But good.

I'll post some more of these probably.

Society's Fault - Episode 20

...oops...totally fell asleep and missed Forte. Hopefully that's not a big deal since it's the 'holiday weekend' and all...HOWEVER, brand new Society's Fault podcast HERE.

Playlist below. It was a good 'un, with a great 'punk point-counterpoint' section that featured racist, anti-racist, pro-drug, anti-drug, pro-violence and anti-violence tunes from a variety of groups.

Proto-punk:
Hawkwind - Space is Deep
Stooges - Gimme Danger
Kenneth Higney - Rock Star
Captain Beefheart - She's Too Much for My Mirror
Abner Jay - Cocaine Blues
Edgar Broughton Band - The House of Turnabout
Pink Floyd - One of These Days

Punk:
(punk rock point-counterpoint section)
Simpletones - I Like Drugs
Minor Threat - Straight Edge

Skrewdriver - White Power
MDC - Nazis Shouldn't Drive

The Damned - Born to Kill
Operation Ivy - Vulnerability

Meatmen - TSOL are Sissies
TSOL - Sounds of Laughter

Bad Religion - Blenderhead (request)
Black Flag - My War
Pansy Division - Femme in a Black Leather Jacket
Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl
Team Dresch - Fagetarian and Dyke
The Soft Boys - I Wanna Destroy You
Wipers - Insane

Post-punk:
Embrace - Dance of Days
Squeeze - Cool for Cats
Archers of Loaf - Wrong
Feelies - Moscow Nights
The Cure - Birdmad Girl
Guided by Voices - Game of Pricks
Nine Inch Nails - Head like a Hole
Dinosaur Jr - No Bones
The Cure - The Walk
The Slits - Difficult Fun

That's about it...obviously no Forte podcast or playlist for this week. Oh well. That means EXTRA-new music next week!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Society's Fault - Episode 19

Yep...this stuff's going up here now. For previous playlists (those actually chronicled---we kind of stopped doing that after a bit) you can check here. We put up a few albums for download, too. For those that don't know, I co-host this show under the name 'Rotweiler' (I know it's spelled wrong) with my friend Jake, who plays in Coma Nova with me. We have separated this show into three sections: One focusing on proto punk, one on punk, and one on post-punk (late 70's to early 90's). It's basically a punk rock history lesson. Plus, it allows me to play a lot of the weird shit that I played on Obscuro. The show has been a hit thus far (although sometimes it feels like the Mr. Show sketch where the guy has the most complicated call-in show ever..) and we have a good time at it. Mostly, we just fuck around. So, here's the playlist from this past week's show:

Proto-punk:
Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues
Randy Holden - Guitar Song
Fifty Foot Hose - If Not This Time
The Beat of the Earth - This is an Artistic Statement Pt. II
Speed, Glue and Shinki - Wanna Take You Home
The Birthday Party - Hamlet Pow Pow Pow
The Shaggs - My Pal Foot Foot

Punk:
Detention - Dead Rock and Rollers
Ramones - Locket Love
Dead Kennedys - Ill in the Head
Patti Smith Group - 25th Floor
Chrome - Monitors
Didjits - Momma Had a Skull Baby
Mission of Burma - Academy Fight Song
The Cure - 10:15 on a Saturday Night
The Cure - Accuracy
The Cure - Grinding Halt
The Cure - Another Day
Operation Ivy - The Crowd (request)
Operation Ivy - Bombshell (request)

Post-punk:
Quicksand - Thorn in My Side
Christian Death - When I was Bed
Swans - Stay Here
Echo and the Bunnymen - Villiers Terrace
Modest Mouse - Interstate 8
Lazy - Stella Drye
The Cure - All I Want
Slint - Darlene

...yeah...we like The Cure a lot. You think that's bad? Have a listen to the prior week's podcast.

Or just listen to them all by clicking here.

Forte 7, half of a half-assed show

The podcast stuff messed up again, so there's only about half of this show, but it's HERE and it might be mono too...dunno. Lots of stuff from new releases, and also lots of classic thrash-type stuff. I heard this record called 'The Bad Wife' by Julie Christmas that just came out and decided it was really cool, so I played a metallic cut from that and some songs from her other projects (Battle of Mice, Made Out of Babies) which also feature peoples from Dillinger Escape Plan and Neurosis. Good stuff. That's the crazy-looking lady in the picture above. Here's the trax:

Buzzov-en - Useless
Bathory - The Golden Walls of Heaven
Exemption - Hyperspiral
Burzum - Snu Mikrokosmos Tegn
Southgang - Shoot Me Down (request)
Battle of Mice - At the Base of the Giant's Throat
Cancer - Into the Acid
Amorphis - Drowned Maid
Julie Christmas - Bow
Mael Mordha - Godless Commune of Sodom
Human Filleted - Blunt Force Embludgeonment
Funeral - Taarene
Carcass - Excoriating Abdominal Emanation
Arts - I Am Ye Charged Black Candle Cursings
Helmet - Rude
Budgie - Homicidal Suicidal
Megadeth - Skull Beneath the Skin
Malveillance - Crispation
Malveillance - Hantise
Deathspell Omega - Abscission
Egypt - Queen of All Time (Red Giant)
Made Out of Babies - Grimace
Jabladav - Frozen Black Forest
Brutal Truth - I See Red

(the podcast probably stops somewhere around here)

Vegas Martyrs - Even Looking South
Biohazard - What Makes Us Tick?
Threat - Insane
Ensiferum - Smoking Ruins
Brujeria - Cruza la Frontera
Faith No More - Spirit
Nile - Kheftiu Asar Butchiu
Murmur - The Fall
Shrum - Generation Hate
Blood - Sangre

...I've got nothing else, although I think I'm going to start posting the playlists and podcast link to my other show Society's Fault here, too...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bizarro Jerry's Kutout Bin Klassics, Vol. 5

As promised, here are BOTH albums by San Francisco-based grunge-punk group Protein. (I know I said in the last post that they were from Texas...they actually relocated to Texas and former lead man Josh Zee's new band is based there.) I would post the Wikipedia article here in link-form, but it's all of three sentences, so basically all we know about these guys is that they were all kicked out of the same high school at the same time and decided to start a band with their downtime. That's a pretty fitting beginning for dudes who've got lines like 'I walk by your house extra slow under my hood, it seems like it would be interesting to sneak in kill you, but I never would' and 'you can pray all the way to satan everyday, but I'll say I don't worship anything but me.'

As I said before, if people weren't such fucking idiots, these guys would have been the next Nirvana. You can argue that lead man Josh Zee isn't nearly the songwriter that Kurt Cobain was, but then listen to "Passing By" from the 2nd album, or "Duct Tape On My Hat" from the 1st. This guy isn't just a flashy guitarist with a bad attitude. It's really disappointing that, when their major label deal fell through, these guys disbanded, but Zee is in a not-half-bad country band (I hate country, but I can at least stand this stuff) called the Mother Truckers.

Obviously, I can't conclude this brief little review without mentioning that guitar. That fucking guitar. How many times did Josh Zee sit in his room playing along with his Van Halen records until he had the solos perfect? The world may never know, but this is a guy who loves his guitar. Imagine the mind-fuckingly original capabilities of Buckethead, but without the shitty music (Deli Creeps aside). It's like 'here's some great songs, and oh, by the way CRAAAAZY SOLO RIGHT IN YOUR FUCKING FACE.' I guarantee you'll never hear another band quite like this, and it's a shame that they've been relegated to cutout bin status (both of these albums are, as far as I can tell, out of print). The 2nd album has a little bit more country-twang and less blazing solos than the first, but it also has better production and (arguably) more mature songwriting.

Protein - 'Ever Since I Was a Kid'

Tracklist:

1. My Blood
2. Obligations
3. Over My Head
4. Refrigerator
5. Maybe I Will
6. Slightly Bitch Philosopher Dream Chick Meets the Insecure Martian Prophet
7. What is #4?
8. Duct Tape on My Hat
9. In Half
10. I Own You
11. Roadrash
12. If I Were You

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Protein - 'Songs About Cowgirls'

Tracklist:

1. From Mercury to Texas
2. Lemonade
3. Over My Dead Body
4. Passing By
5. Sleeping on the Roof of a Mexican Restaurant
6. 40 Days and Nights
7. Intermission
8. I Waited in Glue
9. Drinking Song
10. Going to L.A.
11. Everything Good
12. Maybe the World Isn't Round
13. Transition

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...oh, and...

other Kutout Bin Klassics:

Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Protein teaser...

I meant to bring my CD's by this band today so I could upload them, but I guess I won't be able to until tomorrow...in the meantime, here's the only promo video Protein ever shot:



To me, this is what Nirvana would have been like, had Kurt embraced his redneck upbringings and grew up trying to learn Van Halen solos note for note instead of trying to butt fuck the Melvins. Not saying that's a bad thing, but that's just what it sounds like. Totally over-the-top guitar wizardry, alternately creepy and hilarious lyrics, and catchy grunge-punk tunes. I love 'em, and apparently both of their albums are out of print (and, to my knowledge, have not been posted ANYWHERE on the internet yet) so you can expect them here momentarily.

Forte 6, new stuff by Electric Wizard, Atheist and Ghost

Normally I don't get really excited about new releases because most music that comes out sucks, but the last couple weeks were an exception. So, I played 4 cuts from 3 new releases I thought kicked some serious ass.

You can see my review of Electric Wizard's 'Black Masses' in the post previous to this one. Besides that, I played 4 cuts from Atheist's new (released on the 8th) album 'Jupiter,' their first since 93(?)'s 'Elements' (which wasn't all that great.) THIS one, however, finds the return of the Atheist from the classic 'Unquestionable Presence,' with more emphasis on the vocal stylings of Kelly Schafer (who is now just a vocalist, instead of guitarist and vocalist...he's got carpal tunnels.) There aren't any 'new' sounding effects or production techniques (like on the new Cynic album), which I really appreciate because I hate that shit.

Also, I played 4 cuts from Ghost's debut release, 'Opus Eponymous.' This isn't the same Japanese Ghost that plays psychedelic rock, obviously. This is a bunch of mysteriously unknown black metal guys from Scandinavia (maybe the fellas in Repugnance? Who knows...) who play, what sounds to me, like ELO doing the vocals for tunes played by Cathedral that King Diamond wrote. Huh? Odd, melodic, over-the-top satanic, and HEAVY rock music. I like it a lot.

So, that stuff made up the bulk of this week's playlist, and you can download the podcast here.

Playlist:

Black Hole - Demoniac City

Anaal Nathrakh - I am the Wrath of Gods and the Desolation of the Earth Music


from Electric Wizard's 'Black Masses':
The Nightchild

Satyr IX

Venus in Furs

Turn Off Your Mind


Gomorha - Malefice (In Memory of the Dead)

Cyanide - Haunted

Control Denied - Breaking the Broken
(New from Relapse)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Nobody Weird Like Me

Humanfly - Stew for the Murder Minded


from Atheist's 'Jupiter':
Fictitious Glide

Third Person

Live and Live Again

Tortoise the Titan


Autopsy Torment - Blasphemy Priest

Darkthrone - Skald Av Satans Sol

Cough - Crooked Spine
(New from Relapse)
Soil - Broken Wings

Eternal Frost - Awaiting thy Infernal Horde

Death Vomit - Death Vomit


from Ghost's 'Opus Eponymous':
Ritual

Elizabeth

Stand By Him

Con Clavi Con Dio


GWAR - Death Pod

Dataclast - Disgorged

Kinghorse - As I Stand

ISHITROBOTS - THE MARS VOLTA SUCKS

Deceased - A Witness to Suspiria

Banished - Skinned

Ministry - Burning Inside

Skrew - Indestructible


...all sortsa good stuff. I've got downloads coming soon, too.

Peace.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Album Review - Electric Wizard's "Black Masses"

I love Electric Wizard...they're just so hateful, and so slow. Any record by them is the ultimate 'put it on and watch everybody in the room take a step back' album. I blew out 2 separate sets of speakers with 'Dopethrone' a few years back. Jesus, what a loud fucking band. So, last week, their brand new record 'Black Masses' appears completely without my knowledge. I don't really keep up with shit like that. I did recently get into their last album 'Witchcult Today' (2007) which some people said was 'too poppy' for the Wiz. When it came out, I was just discovering 'Dopethrone' (2000) so I was kind of behind the times. If 'Witchcult Today' was a little more 'commercial' sounding (it really isn't...just more actual 'songs' and upbeat tempos) then 'Black Masses' is a big ol' 'fuck you up the ass' to anybody who doubted these guys (and girl.)

My immediate reaction on hearing this was 'are the drums supposed to sound like that?' (Yeah, I DID download the album...but that's because I don't buy anything without making 100% sure it's worth my money. This one definitely is.) The answer is, of course. While the Wizard is notorious for using analog gear and vintage amps to make their records, this is the first one that really COULD have come from a time warp. It sounds like they sought out microphones they knew Blue Cheer had fucked up back in the 60's. The drums are COMPLETELY buried by everything else, and the whole thing is distorted to high hell. This is a good thing.

The second thing I noticed is that the second track on the album is called 'Venus in Furs' but isn't a cover of the VU song. This is blasphemy to most hipsters. I hate hipsters, and I really don't like VU much either. Lou Reed is kind of a tool. Plus, that song is boring and this one kicks ass. This is probably one of the best Electric Wizard songs of all time. The vocals are totally fucked, and it sounds like Jus Osborn is trying really hard to sound as evil as possible on this record (something I didn't get from 'Let us Prey'....not their finest moment). Probably because he's tired of hippies being at his shows. Yeah, the Wizard smokes a TON of weed, but no, they don't love everybody (or anybody, for that matter.) Basically, this is the Wizard I loved from nihilistic rants like 'Funeralopolis.'

Another thing (from looking over the lyrics)....Electric Wizard doesn't swear at all anymore, really. This means that you can play ALL their songs on the radio! It was never a huge part of their style anyhow, but I do miss lines like "I hope this fucking world fucking burns away."

These tunes are also really catchy, in the way that 'Dunwich' from their last record was. I hesitate to say 'pop-doom,' but...Let's just say that these guys have realized that they can write songs that have chorus and still beat the shit out of you. Honestly, this stuff can't even really be compared to the classics like 'Come My Fanatics' because it's completely different. The Wizard totally knows how to do a different album every time while still maintaining the important part of their sound (the loudness and lowness)...this is an excellent way to NEVER get bad reviews (unless someone just doesn't like them overall).

Shit, I just hit 'Satyr IX.' This track is slooooooooowwwwww. Hahaha, and I totally just heard the drummer click a stick by accident. That's how you know it's a good record...it's 2010 and these guys don't give a fuck about making mistakes. The average 'modern' band sounds a little too perfect for my taste. Who knew Jus had a singing range like this, either? The ending to this track ('Satyr IX') is totally fucked, too.

I'm really digging the classic Sabbath-style vocal effects on this record. They really went over-the-top with the retro stuff this time around. Holy Fuck: 'Turn Off Your Mind' is a GREAT song. This might be even better than 'Venus in Furs.' Woah. Now there's a really creepy talking break. This album is a lot more 'interesting' than the classic Wizard sound where not much happens, but you like everything that DOES happen. I think they totally borrowed this riff in the second half of the song from somewhere but I can't place it......

OH FUCK, it's the Butthole Surfers...'100 Million People Dead' or whatever it's called. I'm guessing they probably didn't steal from them, but who knows?

Damn, there's a 'fucking' at the end of 'Scorpio Curse.' Too bad, it's a good 'un.

This last instrumental jam 'Crypt of Drugula' is interesting. Not something I'd listen to everytime I put the album on, but not a waste of space either. It's definitely creepy.

There you have it. Now go buy it from Rise Above.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Forte 5, another kind-of-fucked podcast

Damn, lots of problems in WIDR world...first the podcast computer's hard drive was full, then the podcasts were sounding fuzzy. It's kind of frustrating, but that's what happens when you use equipment from the 70's (that hasn't been fixed since then either, probably). So, the first 40 minutes of this show sound kind of shitty, but I guess that's alright since I played a lot of lo-fi stuff anyhow. I think by the time it gets into Pig Destroyer's 40-minute sludge track 'Natasha,' everything is sounding fine.

DOWNLOAD IT ANYWAYS


Horrors of the Black Museum - Dead Men Shed No Tears
Ed Gein - A Way to Kill Old People

The Rigor Mortis - Chopped Children

Mana Mana - Maria Magdalena

Funeral - Yearning for Heaven
(request)
Skepticism - By Silent Wings
(request)
Deep Purple - Pictures of Home

Mordred - Super Freak

Pig Destroyer - Natasha

Gorgoroth - Gorgoroth

Al-Namrood - Seher Aswad

Witchfinder General - Free Country

Fear Factory - Scapegoat

Extreme Noise Terror - Take the Strain

Acrimony - The Bud Song

Lutefisk - Funky Music
Putrefied Beauty - Gorewar

Candlemass - Incarnation of Evil
(request)
Skagos - Blossoms will Sprout from the Carcass

Saint Vitus - Dragon Time

Jane's Addiction - Ocean Size
Fecal Party - Born in Gore
Kaoteon - Decrepitude

Bile - In League

...And Oceans - Tears Have No Name
Godflesh - Spite


As you can see, I played a mini-set of industrial metal at the end, to make way for After Hours ADPAPAM, WIDR's show for all things industrial. I like transitions, fuckers. More Frogs stuff, maybe?? I don't know. We'll see. I'm sick, so fuck doing anything right now. Enjoy the show, if you didn't when it was on.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Frogs - 'CBGayB's 1989'

If you don't like The Frogs or don't think they're funny, then you're a fucking dingus. This is a live recording from (as the title would indicate) CBGB's in the year of 1989 (aka prime Frog years.) Best known as 'that band that Billy Corgan likes,' these guys have been knocking off improv songs (with overdubbed improv lyrics) about being gay, being straight, being murderers, being pedophiles, being black, being KKK members, and basically anything else that is ripe for parody since the early 80's. Starting off as something of a goth-punk band, they quickly abandoned the idea of a show-playing 'real' band in favor of (I'm assuming) doing lots of drugs and fucking around in their house.

And yes, Billy Corgan DOES love them too. He's brought them on numerous tours with the Pumpkins, and even produced their EP 'Starjob' (playing guitar here and there as well.) Although, he apparently doesn't love them enough to have them play at the right time...I went to see the Pumpkins a couple years back on a reunion tour and I paid like 50 bucks for a ticket. Not because I love the Pumpkins (they're alright) but because The Frogs were to be the opening act. However, they played BEFORE the start-time of the show listed on the ticket for some reason, and I missed them (because who shows up 3 hours early to a concert?) Fuck you, Billy Corgan. I will never forgive you for that.

Artist: The Frogs
Title: (Live at) 'CBGayB's 1989'
Year: Duh....1989
Tracklist:

1. Introduction
2. Someone's Pinning Me to the Ground
3. These are the Finest Queen Boys (I've Ever Seen)
4. Adam and Steve
5. (Thank God I Died) in the Car Crash
6. I've Got Drugs (Out of the Mist)
7. I Don't Care if U Disrespect Me (Just so You Love Me)
8. Been a Month Since I had a Man
9. Homos
10. Lifeguard of Love
11. Man Man Man
12. The Benefits of AIDS
13. Hot Cock Annie
14. Richard Dick Richards
15. Boys with the Boys
16. God is Gay
17. Fuck Off
18. Baby Greaser George
19. Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
20. The Pretender (Jackson Browne)

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Maybe I'll just post all The Frogs' stuff here. It's all good. I've got it all, too...including the cassettes where most of the tracks on their actual releases came from, and the unreleased album 'Racially Yours' (initially deemed too offensive even for them.) What cool fuckin' dudes the Flemion brothers must be.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

P.T. Grimm and the Dead Puppies - 'Post Mortem Blues'

Here's one more thing in the spirit of Halloween (since it actually IS Halloween today.) I used to have this disc in junior high when I was way into MSI and shit like that. It's kinda similar, except with a little more grunge influence (?) and more structured songs. What the fuck ever happened to these guys? Looking back, they weren't so bad at all.

Artist: P.T. Grimm and the Dead Puppies
Title: Post Mortem Blues
Year: 1999
Tracklist:

1. The Praxis Factor
2. The Freak of Unbridled Ridicule
3. Die Rusted Poltergeist
4. Agoraphobia
5. Coprocide
6. The Ghost of Suburban Bypass
7. Captain Considerate
8. Pre-Occupational Hazards
9. Evident
10. Like a Prayer
12. The Man with the Sapphire Skin
13. Congratulations

As you can see, I'm missing track 11 for some reason. Oh well. Sorry about that. As far as I know, this album was self-released, hence the tiny-ass cover photo being the only one I could find.

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Forte 4, Devil's Night gets fucked-up

What a great show! Unfortunately, the WIDR podcast computer ran out of hard drive space and the podcast was lost. Oh well. I'll give ya the playlist anyhow so you can bask in its glory:

Electric Wizard - Weird Tales - 1. Electric Frost, 2. Golgotha, 3. Alter of Melektaus
Atheist - Second to Sun (from the forthcoming Jupiter)
Pentagram - Be Forewarned

Mortician - Three on a Meathook

Khanate - Skin Coat

Cryptopsy - Gravaged (A Cryptopsy)
Venom - Witching Hour

Type O Negative - All Hallow's Eve

Decaying Citadel - Dread Saviour Arise

Iron Maiden - Murders in the Rue Morgue

Beherit - Grave Desecration

CemeteriuM - Glass Crucifix

Skepticism - The Everdarkgreen

Sodom - Electrocution

Lord Gore - Resickened

Hallow's Eve - Suicide

Baphomet - Elm Street

Impetigo - Defiling the Grave

Acid Bath - Diab Soule

Doom Raiser - The Raven

Necrophagia - Insane for Blood

Burzum - En Ring Til aa Herske

Angel Witch - White Witch

Deicide - Mephistopheles

Decomposed - Procession of the Undertakers
Gorelust - Sclerosed Brain Eater

Danzig - Tired of Being Alive

Mystifier - (Invocacione) The Almighty Satanas


Lots of horror movie clips were dispersed throughout, too. Of those I remember were the trailer for 'City of the Living Dead (aka The Gates of Hell),' a few clips from '976-Evil,' the trailer for 'Blood Feast,' Alfred Hitchcock saying a few things, the 'red rum' sequence from 'The Shining,' and probably a few random screams from 'Cannibal Holocaust.' I'm sure there were more, but I have no PROOF of that now.

Here's the Forte podcast page anyhow.


I'm gonna post something else w/ a download in just a sec here....

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fuckin' up yer Halloween part 2

First of all, Part 1.

Then, check out last year's Halloween posts.

Lastly, I'll be doing a gloriously satanic show for Forte this week. Lots of pagan and satanic black metal, old school shit like Helloween, and tons more. Tune in Friday night 11pm to 2 am.

Now then, here are 5 more films that you should probably watch sometime this week, if you're not a pussy.

1. Suspiria, 1977
Wow, what a crazy fuckin' movie. Like a zombie flick on acid (except with witches instead of zombies.) Not only one of the best horror films of all time, but probably one of the best films period. Plus, that soundtrack...Dario Argento is probably one of the first directors to literally sit around thinking about ways people could die that would make the average person cringe by relation (for example, getting bashed to death on the edge of a table in his earlier film 'Deep Red.')

2. Netherworld, 1992While more of a dark suspense movie than a horror film, this is still a Full Moon picture (notorious for their 'what the fuck' series 'Puppet Master') and I watched it a couple weeks ago, and therefore it belongs on this list. It has something to do with Cajun black magic and there's something about a cult of bird people too...I dunno...it held my attention at least. It's good if you're a little bit too much of a sissy to enjoy the bloodier horror films.

3. Nightbreed, 1990
Based on a novel called "Kabal" by Clive Barker, this is one of those titles you'd think would be reaaaallll cheesy, but it's not really at all. It's got some truly bizarre scenes and great costumes. Plus it's all about how monsters are really cool and you should want to be one. Fair enough.

4. I Drink Your Blood, 1970
Remember when pretty much EVERY horror movie was 'loosely based on the Manson family murders?' Me either...a little bit before my time...but I've probably seen the good majority of 'em. This one puts them all to shame. Try this plot on for size: A bunch of drug-crazed, satan-worshipping hippies roll into a really small town (that's in the process of being moved a few miles away due to water contamination? Or something?) and their hippie van breaks down. So, they have satanic rituals, terrorize the locals, and give a a young kid's grandfather acid. To get back at them, the young kid gives them meat pies with rabid dog blood, turning them into RABID, drug-crazed satanic hippies. Hilarity/violence ensues. The effects and acting aren't even that bad to boot! What the fuck? Go see this movie now.

5. The Wicker Man, 1973No, not that bullshit remake with what's-his-stupid-name. This is the original mindblowing film. Whereas 'Suspiria' is ONE of the best horror films of all time, this is probably THE best horror film of all time. You know how Burzum is way scarier than all those fake satanic metal bands, and they don't really talk about anything except pagan shit like nature? This movie is like that. There's no (well, VERY little) actual bloodshed, and the main characters are a seemingly friendly island of pagan folk. However, this movie will creep the hell out of you. There is nothing else like it, and it's so perfect that I can't even understand why some butthole would want to remake it. Watch the original, pretend nobody ever fucked with it, and have a good Halloween.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Forte 3, sloooooowwwww then fast

...yep, that's the look of things on this week's edition of Forte. I'm not sure exactly why, but probably because I realized, after playing three or four really slow tunes, that I needed to pick things up. That's the magic of radio, I guess. Pretty decent show, overall (in my opinion.) More stuff from Relapse.

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Playlist:

Church of Misery - Killafornia
Alienation Mental - Psychogenesis

Opeth - The Drapery Falls
(Request)
Silencer - I Shall Lead, You Shall Follow

Brutality - Cryptorium

Dethklok - Thunderhorse
(Request)
Wino - Secret Realm Devotion

Funeral - Under Ebony Shades

Flotsam and Jetsam - She Took an Axe

High on Fire - Bastard Samurai

Toxic Carnage - Psycho Shredder

Atrox - Sultry Air

Exmortes - Lacerated Sky

Funcunt - Rummut

Kill the Client - As Roaches
(New from Relapse)
Black Sabbath - Snow Blind

Flames of Hell - Fire and Steel
The Obsessed - Tombstone Highway

Thrones - Genex

Bathory - Blood Fire Death

Cough - Crippled Wizard
(New from Relapse)
Aborted - Gurgling Rotten Feces

Cathedral - Funeral of Dreams

My Dying Bride - Your River (Request)
Willing Feet - Deep with the First Dead

Exodus - Metal Command

Cephalic Carnage - The Incorrigible Flame
(New from Relapse)

That's it...more Halloween-themed bullshit in a couple days probably.