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May 20, 2013: Lip by Chelsea Light Moving.
I’m really enjoying Thurston Moore’s midlife crisis— minus the part where he divorced Kim Gordon, of course. Here’s “Lip,” from his debut album with new group Chelsea Light Moving.
May 11, 2013: After Hours by The Velvet Underground.
It’s almost 1 on a Saturday and I haven’t gotten out of bed yet. Naturally, this song is on repeat…
March 4, 2013: Burroughs by Chelsea Light Moving.
Apparently I’ve been living in a cave because I only just now discovered that Thurston Moore, one half of my former favorite power couple, has a new band and record. Chelsea Light Moving, named for a moving company founded by Phillip Glass, is a quartet featuring guitarist Keith Wood of Hush Arbors, Sunburned Hand of the Man drummer John Moloney and solo artist Samara Lubelski on bass. The new record is much noisier than Moore’s recent, mellow solo efforts, and like everything else
my future husband this musical genius does, it is terrific. Here’s “Burroughs” from their self titled debut.
February 21, 2012: Let’s Get Rid of New York by Randoms.
I’m off to NYC for a week, so in honor of my trip here’s “Let’s Get Rid of New York” by Randoms. They were a super short-lived L.A. band who featured John Doe from X on bass. In 1977 the released their debut—and only—-single, “ABCD.” This anti-NYC track was the b-side on the 7”.
What’s your favorite song about New York? Send me a message!
February 19, 2012: Humor Me by Pere Ubu.
It’s been almost a year since I posted a Pere Ubu cut, so I think it’s time for another one of my favorites. Here’s “Humor Me” off their 1978 debut album, The Modern Dance.
February 14, 2013: Love Comes In Spurts by Richard Hell and the Voidoids.
Here’s a sweet love song for Valentine’s Day by classic crooner Richard Hell and his band the Voidoids. Such a romantic, that Richard.
January 27, 2013: All Made Up by The Booze.
The Booze was a short-lived garage pop group from Atlanta, Georgia, that formed in 2006 and broke up in 2011. Influenced by The Kinks, Faces, and The Jam, the group was founded by schoolmates Chaz Tolliver and Randy Michaels and went on to release 4 albums and several singles before calling it quits to pursue separate endeavors. “All Made Up,” a catchy singalong track about a not-so-fun subject: experiencing heartbreak, is off their stellar sophomore release, 2007’s Easy Beats In Modern Times.
January 5, 2012: Full Concert from Wire, 1979.
Instead of a song, how about a full concert today? Wire is one of my favorite bands of all time, so I thought I’d share this gem with all of you. Enjoy.
Thanks to Gabe M. for bringing this to my attention!
1 Intro + Another The letter
2 The 15th
3 Practice Makes Perfect
4 Two People In A Room
5 I Feel Mysterious Today
6 Being Sucked In Again
7 Once Is Enough
8 Blessed State
9 A Question of Degree
10 Single KO
12 Forty Versions
13 Former Airline
14 French Film Blurred
15 Men 2nd
16 Map Ref. 41°N 93°W
18 Pink Flag (encore)
January 2, 2013: Freakin Out by Death.
Death was a garage rock/protopunk band formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1971 by the brothers Bobby, David, and Dannis Hackney. The trio started out as an R&B band but switched to rock after seeing an Alice Cooper show.
In 1974 the band entered a studio to record a 12-song album. After refusing to change their group’s name, Death was turned away by Clive Davis of Columbia Records. Only seven songs were completed and the album was never released. The surviving songs were released as …For the Whole World to See in 2009. Here’s one of my favorite punk tracks of all time, “Freakin Out.”