Saturday, December 14, 2013

Society's Funk 12-6-13

Instead of the regular crap, we did an all-funk show to keep ya warm in the winter. Well, more accurately, funk, soul, disco, italo disco, and electro are all represented here. Next week's podcast will continue with this, then we'll probably be back to the punk stuff. For now, though, gitcha groove on!



Saturday, December 7, 2013

Society's Fault 11-22-13

Had a hard drive crash, so instead of digging up a bunch of new shit you probably don't care about, we did a 'classics' kinda show...lots of our favorite tracks from the past couple of years, and a few tunes we hate also.



Saturday, November 16, 2013

Society's Fault 11-1-13 SPOOKY SHOW #2

Even FURTHER past the holiday, here's the second Halloween show we did. This one, in my opinion, might be even better. So, if you're still in the mood for some scary shit, check it out...otherwise, the next podcast will be back to the regs.



Monday, November 11, 2013

Depressive Tongue Posse - 'Big Balls' music video

More shot-on-video fuckery from the DTP.


More Jim Shepard by request...

After getting a couple more requests, here are a few more things from Jim Shepard and his V-3 project.

First up, Shepard's so-called 'suicide note' and final album before his death, 'Motorcycle Movie.' This one's kinda hard to listen to in parts knowing that he went and hung himself probably right after recording something, but it's also got some really rockin' stuff and a few totally hilarious moments. If you dig the V-3 'Next Album' bootleg but haven't heard this one yet, check it out, because it's very similar although a little more abstract. Listen to Shepard's message on 'Burn Forward' and play the whole damn thing.

Jim Shepard - 'Motorcycle Movie'
Tracklist:

1. Birthplace of Aviation
2. Pleasure
3. Burn Forward
4. Bigger Than Sony
5. Interstate/End
6. Some Drink to Remember
7. P.K.D. Entombed
8. Imagine This...
9. For Sharon Tate...(Wherever You Are)
10. Telegraph Hill
11. What a Piece of Work...
12. Heavy Action
13. Cruel Universe

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Next, one of the best V-3 releases, although not QUITE as amazing as 'Photograph Burns.' I don't really know if it's a collection of EPs and random shit, but it kinda has that feel to it. Although, it definitely feels like an album in the 'Sebadoh' kinda sense. Whatever the case, it's got some of my favorite tracks on it, including 'Son of Sam Donaldson' and the awesome punk jam 'Your Girlfriend.' Probably the best version of 'Hall of Molds,' too. The sound quality is pretty lo-fi, but not as bad as the 'Pimping in the 90's' stuff. I'd check this one out next if you've only heard 'Photograph Burns.'

V-3 - 'Negotiate Nothing'
Tracklist:

1. Scrap Metal Radio
2. Adam Twelve
3. Girl in a Room
4. Negotiate Nothing
5. Forever Low Man
6. Harry
7. Party at 15th and Summit
8. Super Hero Meltdown
9. Your Uncle
10. Philadelphia E.X.P.
11. Caution!
12. Arrival/Departure
13. My Neighborhood
14. Trouble
15. Your Girlfriend
16. Zapped Like a Bolt
17. Piranhas in the Bathtub
18. In the Hall of Molds
19. Whip That Thing
20. Certain Foods
21. Son of Sam Donaldson

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Society's Fault 10-25-13 SPOOKY SHOW #1

Welllll, it's a little late, but DEAL WITH IT. Here's the Halloween edition of Society's Fault. We actually had so much spooky material that it turned into two shows, the second of which you will hear next week. This one's got classics like the obvious 'Halloween' by Dead Kennedys, and some deep cuts like 'Ow, My Finger!' by the Screamin' Mee-Mees...also, PLENTY of horror movie clips and trailers, and satanic nonsense! Enjoy...if you DARE!



Saturday, October 26, 2013

Depressive Tongue Posse - 'Big Balls' single

DT Posse just released the first single from the upcoming 2nd mixtape...it's called 'Big Balls' and is pretty crude. A video is on the way as well, shot by new Posse affiliate SPL1FFT33N and edited by Golden Joe.


Society's Fault 10-18-13

Here's some new stuff for ya...loads of things we've never played before, including Drug Squad, which is a group of the Pink Fairies' roadies who make even crazier proto punk than they did! A few 'horror' tracks in preparation for the obligatory Halloween show, which you will hear next week.



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Jim Shepard - 'Picking Through the Wreckage with a Stick'

Just in time for Halloween, here's the creepiest release by Columbus, OH's legendary Jim Shepard. I'm doing this one by request because a reader was unable to find it anywhere else, but it's also really cool and one of my favorites from this dude. Normally, I like his more 'song'-based music better, but this is by far the best of his weird experimental stuff. I know he took a hiatus from making music when he fucked his hand up working at a factory, but I think some of this stuff might be recordings from that time period...I guess I'm basing this on songs with titles like 'Guitar Solo with Right Hand Attached.' Anyhow. Njoi. Oh yeah, as a bonus, you get two clean edits I made for playing on radio because I was too lazy to take them out of the zip file.

Jim Shepard - 'Picking Through the Wreckage with a Stick'
Tracklist:

1. Exile on Brown Street
2. Treena's Strobe Light Party
3. Dali's Lair (Excerpt)
4. Quotients and Numbers
5. Bingle Bangle
6. Dusted
7. A Streetcar Named Depression
8. I Owe You Nothing
9. Space is Deep
10. U.F.O.logy
11. Guitar Solo with Right Hand Attached
12. Too Personal
13. Table for 2, Big Ashtray
14. Pull the Switch, Henry
15. I Thought I'd Seen Everything
16. Peter Tork
17. El Fukko
18. Fat John
19. Your Uncle is Dead
20. Wreckage

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Films 14 - October part 2

Alright, a week later and I've watched like 20 more movies, so here are some reviews. These are, of course, low-budget horror films in the spirit of the season.

'Twisted Issues' - 1988
This might be THE coolest punk film of all time. And that's coming from someone who grew up on shit like 'Repo Man' and 'Suburbia' (the cool one, not the shitty 90's one.) Yes, it's shot-on-video, and uses members of the Gainesville, FL punk scene as actors, but if those aren't immediate turnoffs for you, then you should definitely check this out. What started as a documentary on Florida punk turned into a splatter-film involving a power struggle between two bizarre godlike characters (one who spends his time watching TV and taking turns with his girlfriend at murdering each other), a resurrected straight-edge skater, and plenty of stoned and drunk debauchery. It's much more intelligent than your average SOV flick, and a hell of a lot more fun, too. And, it's got a GREAT soundtrack of mid-80's Gainesville punk. Look out for the 'butt people.' You'll see what I mean. Oh yeah, get it from director Charles Pinion himself because he's a swell dude.

'The Bloody Video Horror That Made Me Puke On My Aunt Gertrude' - 1989
Yes, that's the real title of those messy SOV flick. And, as most other reviews will tell you, it's not really all that bloody, and it's just barely a horror film. It's got awful production values and REALLY bad acting, but that's not a reason to avoid it. In my opinion, this is is the movie 'Clerks' would have been if Randall had written and directed it instead of Kevin Smith. It concerns a snarky, lazy video store employee who rents out some equipment to a weird middle-eastern guy who uses it to make a snuff film. Then, for some reason, he accidentally leaves his video in the recorder. To cover his tracks, he kills the young man's boss. Said boss had trouble with the mob, so the video store guy assumes it's the mob who killed his boss, so HE kills a mob guy. There are some ridiculous plot twists I won't give away, but suffice to say most of the film consists of the lazy dude saying mean shit to his boss and being a dick to customers. Whatever the case, from the typed cast list at the beginning to the half-assed ending, this is a film that really doesn't care if you like it or not. I love stuff like this, because when else but the 80's could movies like this end up on the shelves of video stores? It's about an hour-ten, and I didn't feel like I totally wasted a night by watching it. In fact, I'll probably watch it again. Oh yeah, the director also did that awful 'Vampiyaz' movie that Something Awful made fun of a while back. The more you know.

'Things' - 1989
This is what happens when drunk, stoned and demented backwoods Canadian dudes make a splatter-horror film. It has nothing to do with the 'real' world, and makes about as much sense as 'Eraserhead,' but with a room of friends, you can't go wrong with this one. So, you've got a couple guys from 'New York' (yeah, sure) who visit one of their brothers in backwoods Canada. His wife is pregnant, so they need to be quiet, which doesn't really make sense because it seems like they are visiting for a weekend of beer-drinking and partying. Then, she gives birth to some weird insect creatures (which subsequently kill her) and all hell breaks loose. Well, kind of. See, none of the characters really appear to give a shit about this, and they continue to drink, say weird things, make sandwiches, and play tricks on each other the whole time. One guy disappears 'into the 4th dimension' but is back later for no reason. Another guy gets killed at least a few times, but is unphased by it. And, the whole thing is scored with some seriously weird synth music. Yeah. It's fucked. Definitely one of the strangest things I've ever seen, and perfect if you want a horror movie but don't want to deal with all the gore, because it's really not that bad. It's also the first straight-to-video horror flick to come out of Canada, which the director seems REALLY proud of.

'Alien Dead' - 1980
Early effort from trash-god Fred Olen Ray, who also did 'Scalps.'  and like a million other trashy horror flicks. Unfortunately, this one isn't nearly as weird or well-done as 'Scalps,' and it was actually pretty boring. I fell asleep and didn't catch the ending. Oh well. From what I remember, it has to do with some rednecks huntin' gators and instead finding some weird radioactive aliens who kill them. That's about it. There are lots of better films with similar plots, but if you're a fan of Ray's work, it's worth checking out.

'Slaughterhouse' - 1987
One of my all-time favorite slashers. This film scared the shit out of me when I was ten, but now it's just kinda silly in the way that 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2' is. In fact, it's pretty similar to that film thematically, though not as funny and original. It's about a fat, mentally handicapped guy named Buddy whose dad runs a failing slaughterhouse. While his dad wants to keep things 'old-fashioned,' some slaughterhouse corporate fatcats (I guess there's probably such a thing...?) are trying to buy him out and turn it into a 'modern' slaughterhouse. Or something like that. The dad foolishly gives Buddy a giant butcher knife for his birthday (oh, dad!) and Buddy proceeds to kill all his dad's enemies, and any teenagers that get in his way (and there are plenty.) A good-time, down-home slasher for ya if you've watched things like 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and 'Friday the 13th' too many times.

'Terror Toons' - 2002
Okay, finally into some more 'recent' stuff I guess. I tend to only watch older stuff, so I steered clear of this one for a while (especially since it's a no-budget horror film about evil puppets) but oh man was I wrong to do so. This is one of the most original trash-flicks I've seen in a long time, and director Joe Castro does incredibly with the little he has. The story is pretty simple...a girl's parents are gone for the weekend, so she watches a cartoon video while her sister parties with dudes. The cartoons come out of the TV and kill them all. Hilarity ensues. And yes, this is a hilarious film, and intentionally so. It's also very weird and colorful, and has been described as a bizarro-world version of a Tex Avery cartoon (live-action style, that is.) It's got lots of old-school computer animation and off-color jokes. It reminds me of something Charles Band would cook up, if he was smoking PCP nonstop.alien d

Society's Fault 10-11-13

More of that Societal goodness for ya. If you're a Velvet Underground fan, I'm sorry to say we take them down a few pegs in this episode....we trash-talk Lou Reed for a bit, then play some of his pre-Velvet tracks. If you've never heard his awful surf-rock band The Beachnuts, you're in for a 'treat.' Also, who knew he used to be able to sing?!

Also in this episode, some cuts from Charles Pinion's deranged low-budget punk film 'Twisted Issues.' More on that later.



Films 13 - October part 1

Welllll, it's that time of the year again, and these posts seem to be the most popular, so here's a few more oddball horror flicks to watch around Halloween-time. I might throw together another 'sounds of fall' list too, so look out for that, I guess. Or don't.

'Killing Spree' - 1987
In the 9th 'films' post, I reviewed a flick called 'Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness.' It was an odd mess of a slasher flick made by Tim Ritter and featured a guy getting into increasingly violent games of truth or dare with everyone he meets. Ritter apparently has SEVERAL similar films, and all of them seem equally entertaining. There are about 5 sequels to the 'Truth or Dare' movie as well. Unfortunately, the only other one of his movies I could track down was this 1987 low-budget oddity. Well, not 'unfortunately' really because it's completely awesome. If anything, it's weirder and more disjointed than 'Truth or Dare,' but with a slightly lower budget. He kinda promotes these monsters like they're 'regular' slasher flicks, which I don't understand how anyone could fall for...I mean, everything is just so WRONG. It's similar in plot to 'Truth or Dare,' in that a guy catches his wife cheating and goes ape shit. However, he doesn't 'really' catch her cheating because he just keeps finding her diary. Then he kills all of her supposed lovers, and punches out a few random beach bums for no reason. Woops, turns out she was just writing steamy romance stories(!). So, keep in mind it's a fairly 'reality'-based slasher...no supernatural elements...until all the dead people randomly come back to life halfway through. Yeah. It's nuts. See it at once. Don't worry, I didn't ruin the plot for you, because it's completely see-through the whole time. But yeah, this one's totally great.

'Dead Ringers' - 1988
Here's a Cronenberg flick for ya. I never saw this one back in the day. Don't know why, because I've always loved 'Videodrome' and 'Scanners.' Just got lost in the shuffle. Anyways, it's pretty good. Not the best he's done. Kinda slow and boring in parts, but it's an interesting story. I guess it's more of a 'psychological drama' than a true horror film, but it's got some pretty terrifying parts. Two twin brothers share lives until an actress chick gets in the way and one falls in love with her. Then, one gets strung out on drugs while the other one gets more successful. Then he also gets strung out on drugs because why not? They're also gynecologists, but it's not a super-gross film or anything. That might've been what put me off this one initially, knowing Cronenberg's tendency for splatter. It's pretty tame by his standards. Probably won't watch it again. Oh well. He still rules.

'Demon City Shinjuku' - 1988
Never really thought of putting an anime horror in one of these lists, so here's the first. This is a slow-burning, menacing flick. Kind of a 'traditional' anime-horror plot...city is possessed by evil, one guy has to stop it, turns out it's family-related. But, it's particularly well-done, and it's got some real imaginative animation.

'Eyes of Fire' - 1983
This is one of the most interesting 'gothic' horror flicks I've ever seen. It's got a pretty low budget, too, but you really can't tell. It plays like a cross between a slightly less surreal 'El Topo' and 'Salem's Lot.' It's a pre-revolution era story about some colonist folks who live in a super-puritanical village in the south. The town preacher is sleeping with some lady who he's giving a home to while her husband is out exploring, and the rest of the town doesn't play that shit, so they try to hang him. He's got a mute supernatural girl on his side, though, and she helps him out. Then, they all decide to leave the town so they don't get killed. They end up in a weird abandoned town out in the woods which the preacher says is 'perfectly alright' to stay in. It's not, however, and some evil spirits who live inside trees start messing with them. Acid-weirdness ensues. I'd say watch this one alone. It's actually pretty frightening, and has a lot of cool visuals, mostly thanks to the director's photography experience. He did that one Tragically Hip album cover with the dog on it. This one's really good, definitely need to re-watch it a few times.

...that's it for now...I'll put some more up once I watch more movies.



Saturday, October 12, 2013

Society's Fault 10-4-13

Jake, myself and guest host Golden Joe of Arctic Paradise give you another blast of punk rock and the music that inspired it, including prog-rockers Felt, out of whom the Dickies formed. Also present is some German hardcore, and a Butthole Surfers deep cut. Dig dat shit dawg.



Saturday, October 5, 2013

Society's Fault 9-27-13

Guest host Golden Joe of the Arctic Paradise steps in to take Jake's place, and we crank out some lost classics including Jack Ruby and the first Misfits single. Also, some Indiana punk courtesy of Rattail Grenadier and Squirtgun.



Saturday, September 28, 2013

Society's Fault 9-20-13


Jake and myself are back for another edition of Society's Fault, the smart-assed proto-punk, punk and post-punk program. Lots of music from Detroit this time around, including the obscure Mutzie and Cold Cock.



Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bizarro Jerry's Kutout Bin Klassics, Vol. 7

Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4
Vol. 5
Vol. 6

...dunno if any of the download links on those albums are still working, but as always, hit me up at whimperwarrior@gmail.com if you're interested in hearing them.

It's been a while since I've done one of these, but I finally found a not-scratched-up copy of one of my favorite rock records of all time, so it's goin' up here. The group in question is Chicago's Muchacha. Part of a thriving 90's punk scene, these guys never made it outside of semi-regular college radio rotation, and what a shame that is. In my opinion, this 1997 self-titled album is every bit as rockin' and well-written as say, 'Nevermind.' I mean, Kurt Cobain's cult of personality aside, they were basically just a really good punk band, which is what Muchacha strives to be.

That goddamn GUITAR tone, though! It's almost like the guys from Kyuss wanted to write a pop-punk album without changing ANYTHING about their sound. The guitar is so fucking loud and crunchy that it gives a metal vibe to these decidedly non-metal songs. The singer/guitarist, Alex Acevedo, also has that great smoked-out voice that made so many second-rate grunge albums listenable. He's sneering, in your face, and drops alternately violent and apathetic lines like 'I wanna rip up your face' and 'I'll take a backseat for my education.' As a bonus, there's a Guided By Voices cover ('Gold Star for Robot Boy') that I actually like BETTER than the GBV original. I'm a huge GBV fan, by the way, so that's a pretty big compliment to these guys.

Muchacha also had a second album that I've only heard a couple tracks from, but I was fairly disappointed because they amped up the pop-punk shtick and put a radio-rock shine on everything. Whatever, most bands can only DREAM of having a record as good as this one.

Muchacha - 'S/T'

Tracklist:

1. Evelyn Mason
2. Cashed Out
3. Ugly Truth
4. Coffin Girl
5. Dead Right
6. Joy Ride
7. Lost Again
8. Horse Power
9. Lou Reed's Dead
10. Checkered Past
11. Gold Star for Robot Boy
12. Sub-Zero
13. Elephant Shoes/Hidden Track

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Society's Fault 9-13-13

FRIDAY THE 13TH!!! OMG!!!

...but it's just another episode of our proto-punk, punk and post-punk radio program. The unearthed classics are just POURING in this time, with stuff like Fred 'Sonic' Smith's post-MC5 group the Sonic Rendezvous band, minimal synth weirdos Iron Curtain, and some KBD-style hardcore. Enjoy.



Saturday, September 14, 2013

Outsider music mega-post

Hey yallllll,

So, I stumbled upon a treasure-trove of outsider music and private press albums I've been trying to find for quite some time. The only problem is, it's on Youtube. So, instead of gradually converting the videos into mp3's and posting albums here, I'm going to let YOU sort through this collection and find what you like. I have no idea who this guy is, but these all claim to be ripped directly from original vinyl, which means homeboy has A LOT of expendable cash. Some of these things go for like 2 grand or something. You've probably heard stuff like Lucia Pamela and Jerry Rayson, but the fact that this guy HAS these records is pretty ridiculous. But, there's also stuff you can't find anywhere else (as far as I know) like Justen O'Brien and Jake, Steve Drake Band, Mistress Mary, and a whole slew of oddball religious albums. Anyhow, enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/user/9711886/videos

Society's Fault 8-30-13

Another Society's Fault for ya...apologies for the delay, I had to take last week off. Lots of 'classic' stuff this time around, but the one we did this past Friday was pretty much ALL weird shit. Enjoy.



Saturday, August 31, 2013

DJ El G/SupaSortaHuman/Depressive Tongue Posse/KidRaz - 'Lost Thing'

Yo. DTP did a collab recently with a Belgian producer named DJ El G and dirty-south masta SortaHuman. Evil Memphis-style shit. Get the 'Lost Thing' mixtape for free from DatPiff. Check the Posse-produced cut 'Swirlz' and Posse rappers Sharxx and Aggressive Professor on the track 'Glock In,' produced by DJ El G. Seems like the Posse should have another mixtape on the way soon...


Society's Fault 8-23-13

More new stuff, more trash-talking from your favorite punk radio losers Rotweiler and Jake. Oh yeah, the best track might be 'Mr. Cool' by Killer Kane Band. It's a total ripoff of Alice Cooper's 'Eighteen' and features future W.A.S.P. members. Good stuff.



Monday, August 26, 2013

V-3 - 'The Earth Muffin' EP

In the spirit of last week's mixtape, here's another Jim Shepard gem I recently unearthed. I'm not the biggest fan of the V-3 period where Jim's ex-wife sang a lot of the songs...partly because their breakup seems to be a contributing factor to his suicide, but also just because her songs are more goth/new-wave type stuff. That being said, though this EP is definitely of that era, I like it pretty well. It has two of her better tracks, a cool instrumental, and a recording of 'Inside Outpost' I like MUCH better than the one on 'Psychic Dancehall.' It's warmer and less studio-sounding. Whatever the case, if you're a Shepard fan, you'll wanna grab this up just because it's hard as fuck to find.

V-3 - 'The Earth Muffin' EP
Tracklist:

1. Tic-Toc
2. Inside Outpost
3. To Breathe No More
4. Flying

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Society's Fault 8-16-13

More of that punk sheeyt...Found some interesting new stuff for this show.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Obscuro! Mixtape #22 - 'Jim Shepard'

This one's been a long time in the works...unfortunately, Mr. Shepard's discography is so weird and scattered that it's taken me this long just to obtain half of it. It's also all so great that it's hard to pick favorites. Hopefully, this is a good representation of the man's work...the weirdo experimentation, would-be pop classics, and angry-ass punk. I'm not the biggest fan of his droning experimental releases (except 'Picking Through the Wreckage,' which is fantastic) but I still tried not to lean too heavy on the 'poppy' stuff.

If you're not familiar, Shepard was an underground musician from Columbus, OH who just did his own thing for years and years, starting in the 70's. The name changed from Vertical Slit to V-3 but the sound remained similar. Basically, he's like everything Kurt Cobain wasn't. Sure, Cobain always railed against the music industry and fame, but he didn't shun it. Shepard did stuff like release 10 copies of an album and distribute them at pawn shops knowing the 'right' people would find them. His career reads like a fictional story, and that's exactly what he wanted. Unfortunately, he hung himself in '98, leaving people like me to piece together his legacy from obscure mp3-rips and long-disappeared private-press albums. I even made a pilgrimage to his hometown a year back, and managed to find a copy of the 'Voices of Men' single.

So, this is pretty much my favorite rock dude here. Really, do some research for yourself and see if you aren't intrigued. For now, here's a too-brief collection of some of my favorite recordings he did. Don't worry, it'll all fit on one CD-R. It's a Mixcloud podcast so you CAN'T skip tracks.


Tracklist:

Forever Low Man (v-3 - 'Negotiate Nothing')
Pleasure (Jim Shepard - 'Motorcyle Movie')
American Face (V-3 - 'Photograph Burns')
Starlight Investor (Vertical Slit - '...And Beyond')
The Voices of Men (Jim Shepard - 'Voices of Men' single)
Pull the Switch, Henry (Jim Shepard - 'Picking Through the Wreckage with a Stick')
Your Girlfriend (V-3 - 'Negotiate Nothing')
Bristol Girl (V-3 - 'Photograph Burns')
We Got it All (Ego Summit - 'The Room Isn't Big Enough')
Another Exterminator (Eaten By Bugs) (V-3 - 'Psychic Dancehall')
Shady Business Deal (Jim Shepard - 'The Evil Twin')
Birthplace of Aviation (Jim Shepard - 'Motorcycle Movie')
New Thrill/New Pill (Vertical Slit - '...And Beyond')
Fair Exchange (Vertical Slit - 'Slit and Pre-Slit')
A Rock Aesthetic (Jim Shepard - 'Evil Love Deeper')
One Percent of Nothing (Jim Shepard - 'Folk City Aztec Drama, Vol. 1')
Untitled #4 (Jim Shepard - 'V-3: Next Album')
A Streetcar Named Depression (Jim Shepard - 'Picking Through the Wreckage with a Stick')
Checkout Time, Mr. White (V-3 - 'Launchpad Explosion' EP)
Imagine This... (Jim Shepard - 'Motorcycle Movie')
Va-Va-Room (Jim Shepard - 'Amsterdam')
Harry (V-3 - 'Photograph Burns')
Carnage on the Midway (V-3 - 'Pimping in the 90's')
Your Uncle (V-3 - 'Negotiate Nothing')
Pain/Loss (Jim Shepard - 'The Evil Twin')
Son of Sam Donaldson (V-3 - 'Negotiate Nothing')

Society's Fault 8-9-13

Kind of a lackluster show, but it's up here anyhow. We were kind of funny, and it's got a mix of my favorite tracks from the past year's broadcasts.



Saturday, August 10, 2013

Society's Fault 8-2-13

...doing a couple of these at once because it's easier that way. This one's pretty good. Both of us were here, and I found a lot of new shit to play including some 70's satan-metal and a track off Black Flag's upcoming 22-song album.



Society's Fault 7-19-13

More of them classixxxx. Lots of old rock and roll and minimal wave this time around. No Jake, so it's just me hosting.



Sunday, July 28, 2013

Boy Froot - 'Looters Mixtape'

Dunno much about this, but it's definitely the weirdest stuff I've heard in a while. Kinda reminds me of Lil Ugly Mane but much more fractured and experimental. The beats are a little like Flying Lotus or maybe more accurately the Captain Murphy album, but once again, much more out-there. You can barely understand a goddamn word cuz homeboy puts so many effects on his voice, but it's more about the mood than anything. I'm diggin it for sure...might not be somethin' you drive around bumpin', but it's some late night creep shit I think yall will dig. He's also got some...'music videos.'...I mean, I guess that's what they are.

Boy Froot - 'Looters Mixtape'
Tracklist:

1. Intro
2. Unknown Zone
3. Str8 Fire
4. Searchin' 4 Sum1
5. U.F.O. Passion
6. Natty Lite Works
7. Places U Can Go
8. No Questions
9. Evil Lair
10. Formally Abnormal
11. Jump Back Crack Jack
12. Repo$$e$$ions
13. Noided
14. Sumtimez Thugz Cry
15. Looted
16. Death Chamber
17. No1 Else But U
18. Brain Eater
19. Don't Stop
20. Crooked
21. Got 2 Have U
22. Paradox
23. Down Hoe
24. Transgress
25. Keys 2 Consciousness
26. Outro
27. Bonus Infraction

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Obscuro! podcasts for all you podcats

A few more of these for your listening pleasure...

Episode 75 - 7-16-10


Tracklist:

People Band - '1968' Part II
Sun City Girls - Dreamland
Tom Wilson - Lesbian Seagull
Silver Apples - Water
The Fuckin' Flyin' A-Heads - Swiss Cheese Back
Hot Poop - My Baby's Dead
Grant Moros - Death be the Penalty
Michael Yonkers - Goodby Sunball
Rockin' Rollin' Blues Band - Untitled Track 2
Withuser and Westrupp - Nimm Doch Einen Joint, Mein Freund
Kim Fowley, Jr. - Bad News from the Underworld
Vertical Slit - Fair Exchange
Blacklight Braille - Side 1 (Excerpt)
Mike Rep and the Quotas - H.M. My Mind
Scissor Shock - Bring Back the Guillotine
Former Fetus - I'm a Mom
Tool Shed - Variations on Cannabis
Sensational - Hi-Tech Issue
Eddie Callahan - Judge Me
Peter Grudzien - Holding Court
Secret Metal - The Cop
Jim Shepard - A Streetcar Named Depression

Episode 76 - 7-23-10 1980's KID METAL


Tracklist:

Bob Thompson and Doug Snyder - Teenage Emergency
Pink Babycats - The Hunting
Mix Music - Let's Go
Boyhunters - Boys
Galaxy - se pa mig
Tom Nehls - Clean Air, the Underwater Symphony
South Side Senior High School Choir - Happy Mother's Day
Vertical Slit - New Thrill
Dane Sturgeon - Ghost of Bardley Road
These Trails - Garden Botanum
C.A. Quintet - Trip thru Hell (Part I)
Jimi LaLumia and the Psychotic Frogs - You'll Never Walk Again
Megatrip - Megatrip Outro
Bobby Brown - Jungle Cowboy
Chandra - Kate
Gene Marshall - Richard Nixon in '76
Jim Shepard - Untitled Track 4
Wicked Witch - Electric War (Vocal Version)
Joe Peace - Reflections I See
MC Trachiotomy - Ma Baby
Palmer Rockey - Smile Pretty Baby
John Ashcroft - Let the Eagle Soar
Mark Tucker - Everywhere with Sally (Ride)
Master Wilburn Burchette - Godhead
Noah - Brain Suck/Goodbye Earth

Episode 77 - 7-30-10


Tracklist:

Drunks with Guns - I Got the Gun
Georgie Leonard - The Clown
Sun City Girls - Burial in the Sky
Konrad - My Girl
Cincinnati Joe and Mad Lydia - Jesus is Our Color Man
Cincinnati Joe and Mad Lydia - Love Spider
Vyto B - Tanya
The Godz - Permanent Green Light
Happy Dragon Band - Disco American
Red Krayola - Pink Stainless Tail
Old Lady Drivers - Bathrooms Rule
Vertical Slit - The Starlight Investor
Michael Hurley - Werewolf Song
Arcesia - White Panther
Essra Mohawk - I Have Been Here Before
Pat Morris - We're Diabetic
Chico Magnetic Band - Explosion
Comus - The Prisoner
Kenneth Higney - Rock Star
The Kids of Widney High - New Car
Michael James - You Don't Walk on My Street
Silver Apples - You and Me
Mij - Planet of a Flower
Residents - The Shoe Salesman
Christian Yoga Church - Untitled Track 5

Lowdown Da Sinista - 'Coming for Your Soul'

More of that evil Memphis sound for ya. This is only up a couple other places, so I'm gonna post it. Lowdown is a little different from the other Memphis rappers in that he has a good time. He's also a loud-ass rapper, which is different than the creepy whispery style of other Memphis dudes. Like I said, he has a good time, so expect lots of party jams. It's pretty much split between super-depressing gangsta tracks and goofy party anthems. One song in particular, 'Blah,' made me laugh a whole bunch. There's basically no other word but 'blah,' but it's still got two verses. Pretty much sounds how I'd imagine my parents hear rap music. A lot of the beats are gloriously weird, too, plus look at that goddamn cover. It's good stuff, and will probably end up in my top 10 favorite Memphis rap releases. Yeah, I know that sounds elitist but there's a LOT of this shit and it's all so good.

Lowdown Da Sinista - 'Coming for Your Soul' (1996)
Tracklist:

1. Intro
2. Coming for Your Soul (Radio Edit)
3. Going Thru a Thing
4. Hell Has Arisen
5. Lowdown is Da Sinista
6. Blah
7. Coming for Your Soul
8. Smoking Out
9. Having Dreams
10. Commercial
11. Confused Man
12. My Bible and My Pistol
13. My Chronic Flow
14. Quotes from the Low
15. I Thought You Knew
16. Final Words
17. My City

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Films 12 - another helping of summer mindmelt cinema

Well, it's pretty much the hottest part of the summer, so here are some more movie reviews to watch in an air-conditioned room. Or you know, a cabin in the woods that's 'off the grid,' whatever the hell your setup is. Enjoy.

'Roller Blade' - 1986
Here's another example of a film failing on so many levels that it becomes a surreal kind of masterpiece. It's also one of many, many films that aped 'Mad Max' in the mid-80's. Apparently EVERYONE thought the future would be a desolate, nuclear-damaged desert with roving bands of freaks. Huh. Well, this time around, everybody's on roller skates. Not blades, mind you, because that would make sense. There ARE a lot of switchblades, but whatever. Basically, some nuns get their power crystal stolen by the bad guys, and they skate around trying to get it back. But, there's so much more than that. This is prime 1980's trash-culture surrealism at its finest. NOTHING in the film makes sense, and it almost reaches 'Samurai Cop' levels of greatness. The best part is actually not really related to the film. The director, Donald Jackson, along with martial arts master/writer/director/actor Scott Shaw, made about 60 movies using their 'zen' technique of filmmaking, which means they don't use a script. Yes, that's right. So, you've got b-list action celebrities like Frank Stallone improvising ridiculous action and sci fi movies with a handheld camera. I CANNOT recommend their stuff enough. Unfortunately, you have to pay for it, but it's worth it. (Scroll down till you start seeing titles like 'Max Hell, Frog Warrior') They've also done about seven post-apocalyptic rollerskating films, NONE of which was a real 'sequel' to this one.

'Evil in the Woods' - 1986
Apparently 1986 was a GREAT year for cinema. This one honestly has more subplots than a Paul Thomas Anderson flick. I dunno what the deal is, but shit seems pretty homemade. It's also 'knowingly' bad. I say 'knowingly' because there are a lot of 'jokes' about what's going on in the film, but the 'jokes' aren't 'funny,' meaning it's supposed to be knowingly bad but it's actually even stupider than it thinks it is. Or something like that. It was entertaining, though, and any film where the narration is a little kid reading stories in a book is usually good for a laugh. Especially when the directors forget to use that narration more than like, 2 times, making it irrelevant. A real 'what the fuck' experience.

'Max Hell Frog Warrior' - 2002
Again, it ain't free, but 2 bucks isn't a bad price to stream some of the greatest improv-sci-fi flicks ever made. I forgot to mention that Donald Jackson of 'Roller Blade' fame ALSO did the cult classic 'Hell Comes to Frogtown' before goin' off the deep end and doing the 'zen filmmaking' thing with Scott Shaw. Needless to say, he and Shaw did about 50 frog-mutant-related movies too. This one 'follows' a flick called 'Toad Warrior' (interesting acknowledgement of the 'Mad Max vibes these dudes put off) but I don't think it's really necessary that you watch them in order. It's just barely an hour long too, so there's that. It was pretty silly, but I'd probably watch it again. Unfortunately, Amazon isn't carrying what looks to be the best Scott Shaw film, 'Rock 'N Roll Cops.' They also don't have the Sun City Girls-scored 'Guns of El Chupacabra,' How he came to work with them is beyond me, but it's awesome nonetheless.

'The Executioner 2' - 1984
Ah, the 80's. Nowadays people pretty much watch whatever the advertisers cram down their throats, but back then, you had to TRICK somebody into watching your crappy film. Whereas a company like Troma made ridiculously unrelated posters which made their sub-basement productions look like goddamn 'Animal House,' some shadier producers would just lie outright. See, there IS no 'Executioner.' There is, however, a 'Terminator' and an 'Exterminator,' and one can only guess that these folks wanted to draw in the mostly-illiterate crowd. I mean, I GUESS that's legit. If you're too stupid to read a movie box, you probably deserve to see films like this. It's actually quite entertaining, too. Kind of like 'Rambo' on PCP or something. It's a crazy Vietnam veteran taking the law into his own hands in over-the-top violent ways, so yeah, a lot like 'Rambo.' But better, and definitely crazier. Worth your time, I'd say.




Saturday, July 20, 2013

Spark Master Tape - 'Syrup Splash'

Okay, had to post this too because not NEARLY enough people are rockin' this dude's shit. For the record, no one knows who he is, where's he from, or anything like that. I wouldn't be surprised if it's some antisocial white dude in his mom's basement, but then he throws the n-word around and talks about living in the projects, so who knows. Regardless, it's a continuation of this psychedelic old-school style that Lil Ugly Mane and SpaceGhostPurrp kinda started. There are definite elements of 90's Memphis horrorcore here, but it's also super original and wayyyyyy out-there.

Vocals constantly fluctuate in pitch, and he's got some real what-the-fuck lines. I mean, dude's a great rapper, and whoever makes the beats is on point, too. Fuck, it might be him doing both. Paper Platoon is the main producer, and is apparently considered a member of the 'group.' It would make more sense if he WAS the rapper, because these beats are really weird and are perfectly suited for the rapper's style.

My friend said it sounded like Lil Ugly Mane on a bunch of meth or something, and that's pretty accurate. The tracks are very short and the whole thing is real ADHD. Kinda like if Madlib tried to do a dirty south Quasimoto record. Despite all the experimentation, a lot of these tracks somehow manage to be super-catchy. 'Never Gave a Fukk' will be stuck in yer head for days.

The best part is, since barely anyone knows this guy, his music is still free. Oh, and for the record, I'm pretty sure those aren't 'real' guest appearances...just samples from a capella tracks or something.

Spark Master Tape - 'Syrup Splash' (2013)
Tracklist:

1. M80
2. Amber Rose Pussy
3. Never Gave a Fukk
4. Bullet Holes
5. Razor Boomslanging (ft. Dat Nigga NuG)
6. Super Syrpy Haliotosis
7. Syrup Splash
8. Rihanna (ft. Kai Skywalker)
9. No Love for Me (ft. Rick Ross, Lil B and Usher)
10. 420 (Interlude)
11. Dope Dealer
12. Been Layden
13. Uzi on My Instagram (ft. Alicia Keys)

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Evol - 'Satan's Poet' (Underground Detroit shit from the 90's)

More downloadzzz for yall. This is some evil-ass lo-fi rap from the ghettos of Detroit. If anyone has info on this, lemme know, because I can't find much. Got it off some dude on Soulseek and it's virtually unavailable on the web. It's gotta be connected to Esham somehow, but maybe just indirectly. I mean, it's pretty unlikely that two dudes would randomly be rapping in the same style about satan at the same time in Detroit without knowing each other at least. Anyhow, this stuff does kinda have an Esham sound to it, but way slower. More like Memphis horrorcore than Detroit horrorcore honestly. There are also very few guest spots. I seem to remember this linked back to Mike Clark, the producer for ICP, but that might've been something else I downloaded.

Whatever the case, it's yours to enjoy now.

Evol - 'Satan's Poet' (1995)
Tracklist:

1. How it is When U Insane
2. 666 on My Mind
3. Burnin' Churches
4. Livin' 4 Sin
5. In Ya Head
6. Let the Shit Go On
7. Shake'M Down
8. Devil Worshipper II
9. Evil Rhyme
10. Layed Back
11. Interlude
12. Dead in the Head
13. 666 Dead Men
14. Crazy But Smooth
15. Smooth Killa
16. Raise Ya Hand

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Bizarro Jerry's Trash Radio, Vol. 18

More vocal effects weirdness, and more fucked-up music of all kinds. Possibly one of the top-5 episodes of the program so far.



Monday, July 15, 2013

Obscuro! Mixtape #21 - 'Garbage can full of funk 4'

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Another Garbage Can for yall.

Evil-ass, lo-fi Memphis rap shit all around this time. Mr. Tinimaine is all over this for some reason. That was unintentional. Whatever, dig it if you like the stuff. A lot of these tracks are more obscure than the past few Garbage Can mixes. DIG IT. Did I mention dig it?



Saturday, July 6, 2013

More classic Obscuro! podcasts...

Okay, I'm gonna try to power through these so I don't have to think about it anymore, because I am extremely OCD. The good news is, I'm in the final stretch of Obscuro! podcasts. Although that might be bad news for you. The bad news for ME is that, then I have to download and archive all the Forte episodes I did. Maybe. Probably not. We'll see. Anyhow...

Episode 71 - 6-11-10 LONG JAMS


Tracklist:

James Ferraro - My Parents Think I'm Turning into a Cockroach
The New Creation - Wind
Megatrip - Song for Syd
Robbie the Werewolf - Drums and Guns
Lula Cortes - Calming Ballad
Vertical Slit - Canyon Girl
Jerry Rayson - Yo Soy de Mi Patria
Edgar Broughton Band - The Moth
Slava Ranko - No Brain
Bill Bissett and the Mandan Massacre - Files in th Tempul
Joseph - I Ain't Fattenin' No More Frogs for Snakes
Rustic Hinge - Mastodon
The Oracle - The Awakening
Sexton Ming - You Can't Polish a Turd
Otto Muehl - Klavierkonzert K
Siloah - Krishna's Golden Dope Shop
Mind Pollution - Litterboxmind
Sound Ceremony - Virgins Do
Robert Martin - Long Goodbye
Pine Hill - Insane

Episode 72 - 6-18-10 WACKOS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS


Tracklist:

Harvester - Kristallen den Fina
Jandek - Lavender
Fred Frith - What a Dilemma
Emil Richards and the Microtonal Blues Band - Maharimba
Ya Ho Wa 13 - Ho
Dennis Weise - The Return of the Akpallus Mutants (Pt. B) - 93rd Current
Joe Meek and the Blue Men - Orbit Around the Moon
Zu - Axion
Slava Ranko - Twin God Babies
Unknown Thai Orchestra - Unknown #8
Partli Cloudi - Tantum
Sun City Girls - Sangkala Suite
Alan Watts - Metamatic Ritual
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
Bob Bell - Necropolis (Part 4)
Stu Phillips - Biker Ballet
Vermonster - Stoned Guitar (Section)
Henry Flynt - Leather High in E
Lucifer - Incubus

NOTE: As the title indicates, this podcast features all instrumental weirdness.

Episode 73 - 7-2-10 THIS IS MY PRIVATE LIFE PT. II


Tracklist:

Stephen David Heitkotter - I Don't Mind
Gary Wilson - Cindy
Eddy Detroit - Beelzebub
Robert Gilligan - In a Dark Room
Touchstone - Feel You in My Bones
Circuit Rider - Forever Angel's Proud
Countryside Unitarian Fellowship - Goin' to Bethlehem
Nicodemus and Matchez - I Am Not Happy
The Patron Saints - Do You Think About Me?
Dave Bixby - Drug Song
Ray Harlowe and Gyp Fox - Be Away
Little Howlin' Wolf - Stranger Mon
Mark Tucker - Sideways Love Forever
Vermonster - Rainbow Sound for Humans
Virgin Insanity - In the Eyes
Bobb Trimble - Paralyzed
Cosmic Michael - Cosmic Michael Theme
Bobby Brown - Let Me on Board
Bob Harrison - What's Wrong with You
Vyto B - Rocket Park
Twilight Nuages - Find My Dream Come True
Jerry Solomon - Yob Elttil a Mi
Simon Finn - Jerusalem
Abner Jay - The Backbone of America is a Mule and Cotton

NOTE: A sequel to the first collection of private press gems.

Episode 74 - 7-9-10 THE WOMEN OF OBSCURO


Tracklist:

Pain Teens - Tar Pit
The Sun Also Rises - Taste of Jesamine and Suicide
Trangela Tricoli - Jet Lady
Edie and the Eggs - Big Girls Don't Cry
Coven - Coven in Charing Cross
Lucia Pamela - Blue Wind
Destroy All Monsters - You're Gonna Die
Joy Allan-Wisher - Nut Pumpkin
Thorr's Hammer - Norge
Sandy Hurvitz - Arch Godliness of Purplefull Magic
Jandek (ft. Unknown Female Vocalist) - Go to Bed
The Space Lady - Major Tom
Thrash Queen - God Save the Queen
Erica Pomerance - Koanisphere
The Shaggs - That Little Sports Car
Yma Sumac - Chuncho
Dandelions - The Children of Sunshine
Rita Lee - Sucesso, aqui vou eu
Jan Terri - Keep on Knockin'
Ruth White - The Litanies of Satan
Art Bears - Three Figures
Leona Anderson - Habanera from 'Carmen'
Silmaril - Song of the Apocalypse
The Android Sisters - Ray-Dee-Oh
Katie Lee - Shrinker Man
ESG - Come Away

NOTE: Proving that women can be just as weird as men, here's an all-female edition of the show. Or at least, all-female vocalists...although a good number of the bands are female-only.

Society's Fault 6-28-13 'Beach Party'

Similar to last week's mixtape, this episode of Society's Fault is beach/surf-themed. However, since the program also covers proto-punk and post punk, you get to hear a nice mix of the fast and slow. I seem to remember we were particularly funny on this broadcast as well.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Obscuro! Mixtape #20 - 'Beech punxxx'

In the spirit of the season, here's another mixtape for ya. This one was inspired by our recent 'summer' episode of Society's Fault, which featured mostly old surf tunes and so-called (So-Cal) 'beach punk.' Not necessarily Californian (although most of it is) this is simply the snottiest skate and surf punk tunes I could dig up. Perfect for sniffing glue and catching waves. Or something like that.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Classic Obscuro podcasts, cont'd

Was bored at work, so here's 3 more from the Obscuro! podcast archives...

Episode 68 - 5-21-10 RANDY HOLDEN - 'POPULATION II'


Tracklist:

V-3 - My Neighborhood
The Frogs - Get Yourself a Man (If You're a Man)
Fred Frith - Come Across
Sensational - Tearin' it Up
Wild Man Fischer - The Rocket Rock
Hampton Grease Band - Evans
Gleneil - Cheepy Chappy and Ito
Beautiful Losers - Nobody Knows the Heaven
Doronco Gumo - Umi
Bitter Blood Street Theater - Snake and Cave
Robert Alberg - San Storms
Jandek - Crazy
Randy Holden - Guitar Song
Randy Holden - Fruit and Iceburgs
Randy Holden - Between Time
Randy Holden - Fruit and Iceburgs (Conclusion)
Randy Holden - Blue My Mind
Randy Holden - Keeper of My Flame
Axis of Awesome - Four Chords
Anal Magic and the Reverend Dwight Frizzell - Family, Birth of Helio and Selene
Rangda - Bull Lord
Bob Bell - Necropolis, Part 3
Doris Norton - A.D.A. Converter

Episode 69 - 5-28-10 HARRY PERRY - 'GREATEST HITS OF THE MILLENNIUM'


Tracklist:

Pekka Airaksinen - Ratnasikhin
Cold Sun - South Texas
Brian Wilson - Too Much Sugar
Carles Santos - Conversa
Soggy - I Feel on Top of the World
The Protomen - Unrest in the House of Light
Hasil Adkins - She Said
Kit Ream - Memories
Jem Targal - Bumble Bee Drive
Arcesia - Mechanical Doll
Buddy Max - The Birthmark Story
Caninus - Fear of Dog (Religious Myths)
Harry Perry - Heads of Skin
Harry Perry - Invaders
Harry Perry - Nam Myoho Revenger KYO
Harry Perry - World of Freaks
Harry Perry - Out of Control
Harry Perry - Message
Harry Perry - Man on Mars
Harry Perry - Zoo Man
Harry Perry - How Soon is Now
Harry Perry - Zoo Man (Reprise)
Y. Bhekhirst - Rain in Summer
Rick Mason and Rare Feelings - I Dream of Love
(Unknown Artist) - To Kill a Mockingbird Extra Credit Song

Episode 70 - 6-4-10 BACK TO REGULAR FORMAT


Tracklist:

MC Trachiotomy - Angel Dust
Paul Super Apple - The Chance
Nova Billy - Portrait
Sun City Girls - Esta Susan en Casa?
Sun City Girls - Dead Chick in the River
Kaplan Brothers - Eleanor Rigby
Mystic Minds - It's Real
Sunburned Hand of the Man - No Magic Man
Stradivarius - Walking in the Bach's World
Run DMT - Money
Chrome - My Time to Live
Congresswoman Malinda Jackson Parker - Cousin Mosquito #1
Cromagnon - First World of Bronze
Zero-D - Klingon Rock
Howard Finster - Boil Dem Cabbage Down
Jandek - European Jewel II
Crispin Hellion Glover - These Boots are Made for Walking
Art Bears - The Slave
Carnivorous Birds - Acid Squirtgun
Residents - N-er-gee (Crisis Blues)
Mu - Blue Form
Rockin' Rollin' Blues Band - (Untitled Track 10)