Thursday, 21 January 2010

Tribute to Senior Seven

Brilliant live video of ADD N TO (X) in 1998. The moog i play in s.c.u.m is up there, in the arms of another. eurgh.

And here is an interview from a German Tv Show

Friday, 15 January 2010

Shoob Shoob Shooby Doob

Der Moderne Man - Dauerlauf
This'll melt your face off. My favourite punk record of all time and also my favourite music video. This record is perfect. The album is a goodun but i'd say for me this was theee stand out track. I get so fucking excited listening to this song. 1 minute 39 seconds later i've lost a shoe, my hairs on end, red faced, bedroom in a heap, no two ways - this record makes you thrash around like a pissed off badger. Listen to it loud on your ipod walking down deptford high street or before you go out, never play it early in a set and make sure you wake your mum up with it. All stellar advice for a song like this.

Probably my favourite change in a song at 40 seconds it's something else! Most fantastic vocals and drums! Though, in the video i have no idea which one is the singer. I wish i had friends that looked like that, they look like the coolest kids in Germany. My favourite one is the guy in the glasses at the back. Have a look...

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Track Of The Week #5

Click Box - Step Session

A few friends from Southend played me this in the summer of last year. I never really knew what minimal techno was, still don't think i really know. But i know as much that this record is fucking brilliant, some of the other stuff i've heard is just hairdressers music but this record is really addictive, the pounding beat and the heavy bassed out synthesizers are pretty much spot on. Perfect. Enjoy..

Thank you God, Jesus, Mary, The Pope And Richmal Crompton

Carolyn Hester Coalition - Follow Me

I stood outside on a friends balcony recently when the snow was falling listening to this song, it was quite cold and really early, the sun was coming up slowly. I hadn't slept for thinking about someone and i put this song on and i can tell you it was one of the most beautiful situations. It was the slow burning of the end of a trip and everything was still and i sat watching a snow covered estate wake up, birds flying, clouds parting making way for the morning sun, the sound of the first train leaving the station nearby, children on their way to nursery. Everything moving in perfect conjuction with this song.

I found this record when i was trying to research a song i'd heard by Carolyn Hester and her Coalition a while back called Magic Man, which is a screaming relentless freight train of a record which put me in a spin the first time i heard it and still does. As noisy and ghostly as the scene in dumbo when he's having lsd dreams, an insane one off i came to find, off of the metromedia label, quite similar in style to Joanna's howling Hold up Insuite. But nothing like this stunning record, 'follow me' was the only thing i could find by her at the time and it warmed my cockles* on a pissing cold estate in camden better than a moody pscyh number ever could.
*(i was taught by my mum to use a word or expression as many times as i could when i first heard / learned it so warming my cockles will feature heavily in all future blogs to come so piss off and let me parade my warmed cockles)

Monday, 4 January 2010

The New Year

I haven't written in this blog for a while because i haven't been inspired to write anything worth reading or haven't found anything worth listening to. So far this new year has been more eventful than my entire 2009, so the next decade should go pretty quick with plenty of things to discover along the way. I'm currently itching to get writing some music and can't wait for the uprising of a music none of us knew existed, fingers crossed.

Mike Burnett - Saying I Love You

A lot has changed recently and this song is helping me adjust slowly. But my god what a record, off of the Norman Petty Comp, the infamous producer of some of the best U.S Garage and co-writer of some of Buddy Hollys big hitters. The lyrics and production is insane. This really warms my cockles in this most horrendously cold british winter. The lyrics are so good..Enjoy..

Glenda Collins - Something I've Got To Tell You

This song was played to me by two close friends on the day of the unbelievable snow that trapped us in doors and turned us into walking snowmen. My favourite Meek lady by far. I just bought this record and it stands up as one of my favourite songs of all time. The lyrics are next to none.